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.

Lesotho PM faces probe over Gupta mining links

Fractures weaken Lesotho’s ruling party

News analysis.

Malawi’s commercial banks’ role in ‘Cashgate’ must be investigated

Third-ranked Zimbabwe bidder wins tender to provide anti-corruption software in Malawi

Malawi’s Parliament’s budget and finance committee has strongly criticised both the long delay in the procurement of anti-corruption software and the sudden engagement of Twenty Third Century Systems.

Billions blown but buses remain bogged down

After seven years of development and a fortune spent, the Ekurhuleni BRT system is in disarray. The municipality is only now scrambling to find out what went wrong.

King Mswati is said to owe millions

Swaziland’s name change challenged in court

The court challenges comes after King Mswati announced in April that Swaziland would be called eSwatini.

Regiments Capital Transnet

The Trojan horse that wheeled R600m out of state-owned entities

Records show how Regiments Capital passed more than half of its consulting fees from Transnet, SAA and Denel contracts to Gupta and Essa fronts.

‘They sold us a dead dream’

North West contractors who were meant to benefit from a public works scheme were left stranded and in debt when it fell apart after just 6-months.

The “Gupta Minyan” and the R647-million Transnet scam

A trail left by Salim Essa led us to a group of businessmen who claim their community has shunned them because of their Gupta-association.