ANC gambles on Twitter influencers

The party of liberation appears to have bought into the fake politics of paid Twitter, an amaBhungane investigation has found.

Comment: Sam Sole sets the record straight

AmaBhungane managing partner responds to personal attacks from Independent Newspapers boss Iqbal Survé and his Business Report editor, Adri Senekal-De Wet.

Company shareholders' information: Privacy vs public's right to information

Advocacy: A call for disclosure of beneficial owners 

The current Companies Amendment Bill revision offers an “ideal opportunity” to include a beneficial ownership disclosure.

‘Stiff drink’ scandal hits Zambia

A leaked letter shows that Zambia’s medicines regulator knew of potentially dangerous levels of anti-impotence drug Viagra in a Zambian-made energy drink.

Guptas drop millions on double wedding

While the Guptas’ former mine workers go unpaid, the family – sitting safe in Dubai – is defiantly going ahead with another over-the-top wedding.

Controversial sackings in Zambia’s health sector spark political rumours

Health minister Chitalu Chilufya fired two members of the Health Professions Council of Zambia allegedly because the oversight body’s threats to shut down government hospitals — for major violations — is undermining the ruling party’s popularity with voters.

Cost of extravagant eSwatini project ‘quadrupled to R4.8bn’

The signs are that like the recently constructed King Mswati III Airport, the ICC complex — built for an AU summit unlikely to happen — will turn out to be a facility eSwatini neither needs nor can afford.

A’yo goin’ down Dr Survé?

The PIC commission of inquiry has already cast doubt on the decision to put pensions money at the disposal of Iqbal Survé’s Sekunjalo group. And it’s only just begun.

Analysis: Spy watchdog pushes on with probes, despite ‘threats and intimidation’

One of the crimes of the Zuma era was the wholesale politicisation and abuse of the intelligence services. Now the man tasked with watching the spooks is pushing back.

Update: Arrested ex-spy boss threatens to topple Botswana government

High-profile arrest comes against the backdrop of a struggle between the president and his predecessor.

Announcement: amaB is recruiting!

We are looking for a new beetle to join our team.

Gupta link in R647m train deal

Update: Chinese rail supplier returns R618m to Transnet

International locomotive manufacturers and consulting companies in rail utility’s sights.

Special report: the #GuptaLeaks and more — all our stories on State Capture

AmaBhungane was tracking the Guptas long before “state capture” became part of the SA lexicon and before the #GuptaLeaks — since 2010 to be precise. See our archive of our work on the Gupta family and their relationship with former president Jacob Zuma.

eSwatini’s NamBoard chief executive has a ‘conflicted’ business interest in the maize meal industry

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.

Update: Moz ex-finance minister denied bail

Manuel Chang has been implicated in an international corruption scandal and was arrested by SAPS last month.

The banker bro’s who bankrupted Mozambique

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.

Best of 2018

AmaB highlights from 2018

We bring you the year’s heroes and zeros.

Survé's listing ship

Ayo execs blew whistle over Survé-linked conflicts of interest

A leaked letter makes damning allegations regarding the company’s corporate governance issues, including “a lack of professionalism”.

Jo’burg ANC leader scored millions from city contract

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.

Firm that won R1bn Jo’burg fleet contract paid Malema-EFF ‘slush-fund’

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.

Tegeta coal quality hopelessly noncompliant

Update: Gupta suitor loses claim to Optimum

Jewel in the Gupta crown slips away.