Before Covid-19 lockdown South Africa’s personal protective equipment manufacturers exported masks like there was no tomorrow, contributing to the current shortage.
Health and emergency workers are on the front line of the Covid-19 war, but there have been reports that many go into battle with inadequate personal protective equipment. Nationally, hundreds have been infected. We investigated the situation on the ground in Ekurhuleni.
From Putin, Trump and Zuma directly to your screen – or via a myriad of intermediaries – the goal is the same: influence. In this multi-part series we explore how disinformation and propaganda flood our timelines and unmask some of the players involved.
National treasury has deemed a controversial City of Johannesburg fleet contract “irregular”, instructing that it should be cancelled and subjected to a forensic investigation.
There are questions about the overlapping political and corporate relationships of a forensic firm she appointed.
In separate affidavits, the heads of two water utilities allege that the human settlements, water and sanitation minister is behind a campaign to oust them.
Government’s major stimulus measures rely on the financial sector – banks in particular – to support real economic activity in exchange for unprecedented (temporary) deregulation and other support. How’s that working out so far?
Fraudsters claiming to be health department officials are peddling tenders for a non-existent sanitiser machine.
It takes less than a weekend for a blocked website to reinvent itself and go after the same target audience.
Caxton challenges Novus with claims of extraordinary commission payments for securing massive education department tender.
Grandstanding about a Cuban Covid-19 “vaccine” allowed mayor Mzwandile Masina to avoid hard questions about getting his water and sanitation house in order.
A sought-after contract. A rushed tender. What could go wrong?
The development of a coal-burning, water-guzzling industrial zone is a potential threat to the roughly 18-million people in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique who depend on the Limpopo river watershed.
In January, amaBhungane published a two-part series on Deloitte’s consulting exploits at Eskom. Last month, Deloitte agreed to pay back R150-million in consulting fees. Now we can reveal that two directors have also since resigned.
Conflicted Limpopo agencies charged with policing a proposed Chinese-run industrial zone are not up to the task. Exhibit A: the wildly skewed operator agreement.
How a Chinese company hijacked the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone.
In the midst of one disaster we are launching our focus on another. Introducing #EarthCrimes – an effort to use some of our skills and resources to highlight environmental collapse.
Government’s plan to develop a R40-billion Chinese-controlled energy and metallurgical industrial complex at the Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone is founded on quicksand.
After the vague and worrying policy on phone-tracking, officials have tightened the regulations significantly. But let’s see what comes out of the oven.
The state’s first move to use phone tracking to fight covid-19 lacks key details and safeguards against abuse.
As more reports of police and army brutality roll in, we witness the blatant use of force, no questions asked.
Gabsie Mathenjwa, chair of Umgeni Water and a former director of Denel, says she did not know she needed to declare the relationship when her company dished out contracts on behalf of government.