Iqbal Survé’s embattled businesses have quietly redirected money scored from the PIC, apparently to pay Independent newspapers’ staff, pay off luxury properties and channel millions to an ostensibly “unrelated” company whose directors give their addresses as one of his apartments.
Decision not to prosecute raises new questions about abuse of state resources in deputy minister’s feud.
Our challenge to the abuse of the state’s surveillance capacity is coming to a head.
A veteran public protector official is the latest to make damning disclosures over Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s conduct. She has repeatedly dismissed such allegations as the ramblings of disaffected staff – and did so again in this case.
Were political supporters favoured in a deal that was pushed through despite red flags?
Lesotho ministry of finance cancels R2.45-billion funding deal and slams obscure South African financier.
Moneylender caught up in SA’s state capture inquiry is behind controversial Lesotho loan.
Supplying protective clothing to the Community Work Programme is big business. In the Eastern Cape, it appears, nepotism rules.
We’re not taking sides in the dispute between the president and the public protector. But the gaping hole in the transparency fence must be fixed.
In the Eastern Cape, companies connected to the government-appointed agent are cashing in.
Some Community Work Programme workers lack tools to do their jobs but are too scared to complain for fear of losing their jobs.
Government spends R4-billion a year on the programme. But who is getting fat off the contracts for tools, materials, protective clothing and training? We want YOU to help us investigate.
While investigating government’s Community Work Programme, amaBhungane was handed a covert recording from 2017 of a senior government official claiming he asked the spooks to investigate collusion between contractors and a journalist. Their crime? Asking tough questions about a programme that government now admits is broken.
Facing an avalanche of allegations, the cooperative governance department has quietly launched a forensic investigation.
Iqbal Survé’s Ayo Technology Solutions already faces an existential threat from the PIC and now has to contend with a new blow – its most important client, Sasol, is running for the hills.
In Part 1 we explained how Deloitte received R207-million worth of consulting work from Eskom through a process that chairman Jabu Mabuza described as difficult to conceive of anything “less fair, equitable, transparent or competitive”. That senior Eskom employees bent and broke the rules for Deloitte now seems obvious. The only question is why?
Deloitte, one of the “Big Four” accounting multinationals, took exception when South Africa’s electricity utility accused it of “pure corruption” and demanded repayment of R207-million in consulting fees from the state capture era. It proclaimed its innocence and said Eskom had tried to bully it into a settlement. Now a deep dive by amaBhungane suggests it is Deloitte’s competitors and the taxpayers who should feel aggrieved.
He is a senior investigator and union shop steward who worked directly with Mkhwebane in the early months of her tenure. Now he has broken down a wall of secrecy to reveal explosive details of Mkhwebane’s alleged improper conduct – and of her battle against union officials who tried to hold her accountable.
We’ve come a long way. And we have far to go.
A key official confirms aspects of a whistleblower’s shock claims of improper conduct by Busisiwe Mkhwebane, and sheds new light on her relationship with the spy agency.
Whistleblower blows the lid on how the Public Protector allegedly cooked the Estina investigation.
Whistleblower reveals the SSA drafted Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s order to nationalise the Reserve Bank.