Behind coal tug-of-war, more Gupta strings

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?

The NPA advocate and the 'grabber'

Shaun’s new job: Murder in Lesotho

Shaun Abrahams, the controversial former NPA head has been asked by the Lesotho government to prosecute a highly politically sensitive case.

The PIC’s ‘Dr Dan’ offers to go

After allegations, Public Investment Corporation boss Dan Matjila offers to resign … but wants to stay in charge while commission of inquiry investigates.

Cradle of Conflict

Cradle of conflict

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”.

Statement on the harassment of amaBhungane journalist Micah Reddy

AmaB wins!

AmaBhungane reporters recognised for their work in the 2018 Vodacom Journalist of the Year Regional Awards.

Guptas ‘tried to use front’ to extract Sahara assets

An attempt to sell two aircraft seems to have exposed the Gupta son-in-law as one of their patsies.

Chinese business tycoon reveals how he helped fund politicians in Lesotho – but denies claim of state capture

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’.

Steinhoff’s secret history – How Markus Jooste’s scam began

For years, former CEO Markus Jooste and his inner circle wove an intricate web of opaque deals hidden from shareholders.

The McKinsey dossier part 6 – five strikes and you're IN

McKinsey scandal widens to SAA

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.

The insider: Booze, bogus invoices and a Range Rover Sport

Emails reveal the seduction of Acsa, SAA and Transnet treasury boss, Phetolo Ramosebudi.

How Numsa shop stewards splurged R200k

Numsa cornered by capital?

Intrigue and internal divisions are dogging South Africa’s largest union and threatening to destabilise the federation to which it belongs.

Crime watchdog shines light on the man the PIC entrusted with R1bn

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”.

Challenge damns Lesotho water project

The tangled web of the Lesotho wool war

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.

Nuclear price tag set Nene against Jacob Zuma

The finance minister, his son and the Mozambican refinery

Siyabonga Nene asked the PIC to finance a huge investment in Mozambique. He did not get that for himself, but the state-owned fund manager seemingly bent over backwards for his business partner – not least by depositing millions into an offshore account.

Cleaner accuses Lesotho police of corruption, abuse and collusion in vigilante justice

Despite facing serious claims for being complicit in the alleged 2015 abduction of a Masotho woman from Lesotho to South Africa, Lesotho police have yet to offer any clarity on the matter.

Vavi harassment complaint ‘went nowhere’

An investigation into sexual harassment allegations against the trade union leader, was apparently held hostage to internal political machinations.

Corruption in the courtroom

Rhino killers and other criminals have allegedly been bribing court officials in KwaZulu Natal. It’s a sordid tale of sex, gambling, poachers and payoffs. But there are three heroines (and one tainted hero).

#Guptaleaks: How Gupta companies faked their way around visa restrictions

Two senior Gupta employees sidestepped red tape to employ foreign labour at the expense of South African jobseekers.

China’s rural power grab

Dubious procurement, inflated costs, wasted millions and rumours of corruption — we lay bare the reality of how a project meant to overhaul Mashishing’s electrical infrastructure turned bad.

Open investigation: Steinhoff

We need your help with our investigation into the global retailer’s financial collapse – were you there?

Guptas siphoned R100m-plus from China loan, evidence shows

In July, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that Eskom had secured a $2.5-billion loan from a Chinese state bank. The last time this bank lent money to one of our state-owned entities, the Guptas got rich.