Is it aid for desperate Diepsloot businesses — or a R1-billion stalking-horse for a rich developer?
The chief executive of eSwatini’s National Agricultural Marketing Board, which controls the importation of maize and maize meal into eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), has a stake in a maize business, an amaBhungane investigation has revealed.
Manuel Chang has been implicated in an international corruption scandal and was arrested by SAPS last month.
In December, the US Department of Justice indicted three former Credit Suisse bankers for their role in bringing Mozambique’s economy to its knees. State-owned entities drowning in billions of dollars in debt, bloated infrastructure projects, kickbacks paid into UAE bank accounts, and government guarantees imperilling the entire economy: if any of this sounds familiar, keep reading.
We bring you the year’s heroes and zeros.
A leaked letter makes damning allegations regarding the company’s corporate governance issues, including “a lack of professionalism”.
For more than a decade, financial services firm Regiments has managed billions on behalf of the City of Johannesburg. It is one of the city’s most lucrative but controversial contracts. New evidence shows that Regiments paid a top ANC leader millions to smooth its way.
An amaBhungane investigation shows that before controversially winning a mega-deal from the city, a fleet firm made payments to a company whose account was used for the benefit of Julius Malema and his party.
Jewel in the Gupta crown slips away.
An obscure Swiss company fights to buy the crown jewels of what remains of the family’s SA assets. Are the Guptas trying to do a deal with themselves?
Shaun Abrahams, the controversial former NPA head has been asked by the Lesotho government to prosecute a highly politically sensitive case.
After allegations, Public Investment Corporation boss Dan Matjila offers to resign … but wants to stay in charge while commission of inquiry investigates.
In the Cradle of Humankind, a landless community divided over property rights is running out of options as it fights for space and belonging in a “landowner’s paradise”.
AmaBhungane reporters recognised for their work in the 2018 Vodacom Journalist of the Year Regional Awards.
An attempt to sell two aircraft seems to have exposed the Gupta son-in-law as one of their patsies.
Yan Xie has lifted the lid on his extensive generosity to Lesotho’s political elite, saying that he helped fund the prime minister’s lavish 2017 wedding and has donated money to ‘almost every party in the country’.
For years, former CEO Markus Jooste and his inner circle wove an intricate web of opaque deals hidden from shareholders.
McKinsey and Regiments were already earning huge fees together at Transnet, but the SAA contract would become a trial run for a new way of doing business: the “100% at risk” model.
Emails reveal the seduction of Acsa, SAA and Transnet treasury boss, Phetolo Ramosebudi.
Intrigue and internal divisions are dogging South Africa’s largest union and threatening to destabilise the federation to which it belongs.
Global Initiative researchers first heard about Momade Rassul, the man from whom the PIC bought 70% of a palm oil refinery, “when researching the heroin route that traverses several countries along Africa’s East Coast”.
A spiralling war between the Lesotho government and the country’s 37,000 wool and mohair farmers took an alarming new turn last week with the arrest of their association’s outspoken frontman.