Imanuwela David, the man alleged to be the ringleader in the robbery at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s game farm, skipped the country with the aid of two dodgy forex traders – a certain Papa J and a man named Prince. AmaBhungane’s investigation reveals their identities, their roles in the saga, and Papa J’s surprising connection to Jacob Zuma. Meanwhile a new leaked recording raises more questions.
A study from a coalition of 86 major corporations — including Eskom, Sasol and Shell — shows we need very little natural gas to achieve energy security. So why is government and business pushing a plan that would see us spend R628-billion — and perhaps up to R1-trillion — on gas?
This year’s United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) theme is “Journalism under Digital Siege”.
Evidence gathered for amaBhungane suggests that if South Africa descends into xenophobic violence, it will be disproportionately due to the actions of a few political actors.
An obscure group of security personnel have been embedded in PRASA, giving them influence over the agency’s huge security budget – and more. Who put them there and why?
The state alleges that a 36-year-old Twitter influencer was one of the instigators that ignited widespread unrest and looting in July.
UPL, one of the world’s largest chemical multinationals, refuses to disclose what poisoned a Durban river, the city’s air and its beaches. Now amaBhungane has accessed the inventory, which includes suspected carcinogens, neurotoxins, chemicals that “may damage the unborn child” and tons of “highly caustic” substances that burn skin on contact.
Independent Newspapers reveal “hot off the press” transcripts – dated 2008 and public since 2015 – involving amaBhungane’s joint managing partner and the prosecutor in the former president’s arms corruption trial.
South Africa’s highest court, the Constitutional Court, handed down a landmark judgment on February 4 that not only protects journalists and their sources from surveillance abuse, but also upheld a lower court’s ruling that the insidious practice of the bulk interception of ordinary citizens’ data and communication is illegal.
In the saga of disgraced financial services firm Regiments Capital, one name keeps popping up: Nedbank. After years of digging, we can disclose that the bank incentivised the firm to peddle the bank’s financial products to public sector clients that Regiments was supposed to advise impartially. Together, they raked in hundreds of millions.
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.
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.
Flamboyant tech firm executive Jehan Mackay made repeated payments to ANC functionaries over three years, the Zondo commission heard today [Wednesday]. An investigation commissioned by EOH found payments to the current deputy minister of state security, the then ANC Youth League treasurer and Jacob Zuma’s assistant.
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.
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.
How a little faith, a little sacrifice and perhaps more than a little endurance have helped us beat the odds and build a unique South African solution to the malaise afflicting media worldwide.
We have initiated public interest litigation challenging two Acts’ tax secrecy provisions.
What’s behind the fallout between Robert McBride and Bheki Cele – and the ANC? McBride’s testimony at the Zondo commission will answer some questions, but the back story goes back more than a decade.
How Zuma benefactor was bailed out with tax money.
An investigation suggests Jacob Zuma’s women and children are bidding for private benefit from their presidential connections.