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.
Here’s why we think a Tshwane tenderpreneur’s R15m paid to EFF-linked companies was corrupt.
We present the clearest evidence yet that EFF leaders are taking kickbacks for contracts in cities where the party emerged as kingmaker after the 2016 municipal elections.
The ATI Network is a coalition of civil society and media organisations, who have since 2008 worked collaboratively to advance the constitutional right to information as provided for in the Promotion of Access to Information Act of 2000.
… but just who rescued the EFF leader’s brother remains unclear.
A tractor the EFF “donated” to supporters in Limpopo; the implausibility of an earlier alibi for payments to Julius Malema-linked Mahuna Investments; and a newly-revealed payment to another Malema company – the evidence is stacking up that the party and its leader took kickbacks from a massive City of Johannesburg contract.
The constitution sets the bar, but can our spies and our state rise to the challenge?
The dramatic arrest last month of a woman accused of demanding a R300 000 bribe to stop harassing the deputy finance minister has a back story: an evidently traumatic abortion, and his offer to pay her the money for psychological treatment.
The EFF leader’s brother has had an astonishing reversal of fortunes. Early this year he could afford no more than R5 000 per month to pay his enormous VBS debt. Last month he suddenly had R1-million and this week he had another R2-million to throw at the problem. Where he got it, no one knows.
The EFF’s ban of amaB and DM threatens not only the media, but democracy.
Men suspected of planning assassinations in their native India were traced to South Africa in 2016 – but where are they now and where are the police?
Transnet pension fund sets out the A to Z of its exposure to ‘Gupta corruption’.
#GuptaLeaks records disclosed in new court papers shows the Gupta computer company made R122-million profit on a deal that cost it just R167.
A Transnet pension fund has accused Capitec Bank of setting itself up to benefit from state capture abuses by blocking a major settlement for Transnet pensioners. Capitec says it is defending its empowerment credentials, but the pension fund says it is trying to take unfair advantage.
After allegations emerged in court of yet another scam that Regiments Capital used to plunder a Transnet pension fund, Regiments directors quickly agreed to pay half a billion rand to settle all the fund’s claims against it. But Eric Wood, a former director, has gone to court to quash the deal, claiming his former colleagues are using the company’s money to save themselves, leaving him to face the music.
An international drug kingpin spills claims of hitmen, henchmen and high-ranking dealers.
Technology firm warns of its “imminent demise” if the PIC’s R4.3-billion claim succeeds – but finds it hard to answer some allegations.
Ministry ‘knew nothing’ of their links with UK multinational.
Regiments Capital’s attempts to convert its political connections into contracts shows how money subverted the party.
AmaBhungane advocacy coordinator Karabo Rajuili recently addressed the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on draft regulations for the Political Party Funding Act. She focused on sections of the Act that impact the free flow of information and freedom of the media.
Everywhere you look, there is back-stabbing, defections, grandstanding and chaos. Joel Konopo looks at the disjointed state of politics in Botswana as the election nears.
The public protector has launched multiple warheads against President Cyril Ramaphosa and his allies. Are they on target?