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.
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.
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.
High-profile arrest comes against the backdrop of a struggle between the president and his predecessor.
We are looking for a new beetle to join our team.
International locomotive manufacturers and consulting companies in rail utility’s sights.
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.
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’.