Breaking: Court asked to cancel 1064 loco contracts, scene of the Guptas’ greatest heist

Finally, Trasnet and the SIU ask the high court to overturn R54-billion worth of locomotive contracts – the most expensive known to have been affected by state capture.

Update: Sars freezes R2.8-billion from Chinese rail company that paid Gupta kickbacks

The tax collector can breathe a sigh of relief after the court ordered a last-minute halt to the release of funds linked to state capture.

At a minute to midnight, Sars attempts to secure R4bn state capture loot

At a minute to midnight, Sars attempts to secure R4bn state capture loot

Days before the Reserve Bank must release funds it quietly froze to Chinese rail group CRRC, the taxman goes to court to preserve them and prepares to claim billions from CRRC based on evidence that it paid kickbacks to the Guptas.

Kamal Singhala far left, Varun Gupta third from left, Aakash Garg sixth from left, Ashok Narayan far right.

After state capture, Guptas and friends are flying high

Since the Guptas fled to Dubai, some members of the family have kept busy. Key to the next-generation Guptas’ international adventures is an alliance with another Indian business family, the Jalans.

Instructions from the boss: Gupta-linked public enterprises DG in ‘irregular’ R22m procurement 

Leaked draft forensic reports claim Richard Seleke — the Gupta-tainted former public enterprises director general — pushed through a tender for a company he allegedly knew from the Free State. 

Former SAP exec implicates global software business in corruption probe

SAP executives in the US and Germany were repeatedly warned the practice of paying commissions to “business development partners” in South Africa was an invitation to corruption, a senior ex-colleague tells investigators.

SARS hits Guptas with major tax bill and unearths R105m in mystery payments

A tax audit has pried open new details of the money laundering structure used by the crime family to fund the infamous wedding in Sun City with cash from the Estina dairy project. It turns out the wedding was only part of the story.

New York court grants IDC access to Gupta financial records from 17 international banks

Evidence showing how Gupta family businesses round-tripped and laundered state funds from the Estina dairy project as well as Transnet locomotive deal kickbacks, may lie in the electronic vaults of more than a dozen New York banks. Now, the IDC has been given the keys.

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.

Update: Here are the papers in Eskom’s multi-billion state capture summons

Eskom and the SIU have put together the biggest claim yet to recover moneys looted during the state capture era. 

Comment: Should journalists do advocacy?

An investigative outfit with an advocacy programme may raise eyebrows. But amaBhungane has scored major wins for transparency and free speech.

How the Guptas’ R9-billion loco heist went down

Not for the fainthearted: Drawing on contracts and banking data we make public for the first time, we analyse in detail how Transnet locomotive suppliers pledged R9-billion in kickbacks to the Guptas, of which at least R3.7-billion has been paid.

What SAP really knew about the Guptas

Newly-leaked documents show that the software giant knew it was dealing with the Guptas more than a year before the #GuptaLeaks allegations emerged

Gupta link in R647m train deal

A total train-smash: the R16bn ‘Gupta premium’

Analysis: How the Transnet locomotive acquisition went from R38.6bn to R54.5bn.

How professionals missed the colossal fraud at the heart of Oakbay’s listing.

#GuptaLeaks: The confidence game

How professionals missed the colossal fraud at the heart of Oakbay’s listing.

KPMG audited the Gupta company that laundered the cash for the wedding – and went to the wedding.

#GuptaLeaks: The Dubai Laundromat – How KPMG saw no evil at the Sun City wedding

KPMG audited the Gupta company that laundered the cash for the wedding – and went to the wedding.

State aided Zuma sugar mom

How Zuma benefactor was bailed out with tax money.