Masondo’s ex-lover demands R1m for ‘wrongful arrest’

Decision not to prosecute raises new questions about abuse of state resources in deputy minister’s feud.

Advocacy release: Concourt to hear amaB’s Rica challenge

Our challenge to the abuse of the state’s surveillance capacity is coming to a head.

Mkhwebane intent on destroying office of the public protector, senior official tells Parliament

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.

Questions over contractors in Lesotho’s R2.4-billion stadium deal

Were political supporters favoured in a deal that was pushed through despite red flags?

Lesotho cancels ‘irregular’ multi-billion-rand guarantees for AU games stadium

Lesotho ministry of finance cancels R2.45-billion funding deal and slams obscure South African financier.

Grissag behind Lesotho’s R2.4-billion loan guarantee rumpus

Moneylender caught up in SA’s state capture inquiry is behind controversial Lesotho loan.

On the trail of the CWP’s orange gear

Supplying protective clothing to the Community Work Programme is big business. In the Eastern Cape, it appears, nepotism rules.

Advocacy release: In CR17 case, amaB asks the court to uphold transparency

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.

At Community Work Programme, family and staff eat first

In the Eastern Cape, companies connected to the government-appointed agent are cashing in.

A multi-billion rand programme yet no protective clothing

Some Community Work Programme workers lack tools to do their jobs but are too scared to complain for fear of losing their jobs.

Who’s eating the Community Work Programme? Explore the data

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. 

Cogta “asked SSA” to investigate journalist

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.

Who’s eating Cogta’s R13bn Community Work Programme?

Facing an avalanche of allegations, the cooperative governance department has quietly launched a forensic investigation.

Sasol dumps Survé

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.

The dirt on Deloitte’s consulting deals at Eskom, Part 2

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?

The dirt on Deloitte’s consulting deals at Eskom, Part 1

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.

Exclusive: Meet the whistleblower taking a stand against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane

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.

AmaBhungane: looking back, rolling on

We’ve come a long way. And we have far to go.

State Capture 2.0: SSA agent confirms key details of whistleblower’s Public Protector affidavit

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.

State Capture 2.0 Part 2: Mkhwebane ordered investigator to ‘remove information’ on Ace, Zwane in Estina report

Whistleblower blows the lid on how the Public Protector allegedly cooked the Estina investigation.

State Capture 2.0 Part 1: Spies instructed public protector on SARB report

Whistleblower reveals the SSA drafted Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s order to nationalise the Reserve Bank.