Special project: Tenders and powerships — all amaB’s stories on the RMI4P emergency power bidding process, Karpowership SA and more

Government’s strategy to address the country’s energy crisis — through its 20-year, multi-billion rand tender, has come under the microscope since energy minister Gwede Mantashe’s initial call for proposals in mid-2020. Allegations, as exposed by AmaBhungane, bring into question the true intent of those involved in the process. To know more about those allegations, dig into our archive of work on this controversial tender.

You will find all our reports, interviews and more below

3 December 2021: Clumsy Nersa redaction reveals “higher” cost of emergency power

16 July 2021: Green Scorpions close in as Karpowership tries to save R225-billion deal

12 July 2021: Powerships: Inside the Karadeniz money-spinning global empire

12 June 2021: Karpowership SA: How much again?

Watch: We discuss Karpowerships and what it’s like being an investigative reporter at amaBhungane.

12 July 2021: Karpowership explainer eBook

* Ebook explainer for desktop
* Ebook explainer for mobile

25 June 2021: How Karpowership was torpedoed by substandard environmental studies

19 June 2021: Powership company trails corruption claims in its wake

10 June 2021: Powerships: Enviro investigation could capsize R225-billion deal

03 June 2021: Powerships: Officials confirm they met rival bidder, ‘minister’s associates’ at Kream

28 May 2021: Karpowership slams rival bidder in corruption case

14 May 2021: Powerships: How the multi-billion-rand tender was (legally) rigged

14 May 2021: Powerships: How the tender kneecapped renewables and favoured gas

28 April 2021: Powerships: Losing bidder claims ‘blatant corruption’, fingers Mantashe ‘associate’


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