Flashback 2016: The R600m bribe & other state capture scandals that shook SA

2016-12-08 14:08

2016 will go down as the year that state capture scandals rocked South Africa. A leading academic takes a tour through the events of a tumultuous year.

SA’s history of randy politicians – when more than a bit-on-the-side sets you apart

2016-12-06 08:46

In this, often side-splitting satirical piece, Ed Herbst takes a global historical tour of the more colourful political fornicators and masters of infidelity.

Ajay Gupta did not lie in Grootes interview - Gupta family

2016-11-23 08:44

The Gupta family maintains that Ajay Gupta did not lie in his interview with Stephen Grootes.

Gupta-linked Eskom board member named in probe resigns

2016-11-16 07:23

Mark Pamensky, a director of a company owned by the Guptas that has ties with President Jacob Zuma’s son, has resigned as a board member at Eskom.

STATEMENT: FIC hits back at Hawks and Guptas

2016-11-11 07:34

The Financial Intelligence Centre has strongly rejected the suggestion created in the media that it is not co-operating fully with its law enforcement and other competent authority partners. Read the full statement here.

Step-by-step: How Zuma has used state institutions to stay in power

2016-11-08 10:38

More than Zuma's future is at stake - the most significant consequence of actions against Gordhan is institutional damage to the Hawks and the NPA, says a political scientist.

#StateCaptureReport: Call for Molefe to tell the truth under oath

2016-11-07 11:18

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe must tell the truth under oath before Parliament regarding allegations contained in Thuli Madonsela’s “State of Capture” report, says the DA.

Parasites like Guptas must be defeated - Nzimande

2016-11-07 08:47

SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande has labelled the politically connected Gupta family as "parasites", calling for their influence to be defeated.

Why Zuma can’t survive his term. Brilliant analysis by leading political scientist.

2016-11-06 14:46

With his power base in a state of increasing disarray, there are logical reasons to believe we can start counting the days until Zuma goes, says a political analyst.

Ntsele breaks conspiracy of silence as Guptas prepare to pounce on unbribeable ACSA boss

2016-11-03 21:33

Tthere is a Gupta-inspired campaign to eject ACSA boss Bongani Maseko who refused to allow OR Tambo airport to be 'captured', says a communications strategist.


EXCLUSIVE: Guptas granted warrant to seize EFF property

2016-12-08 11:10

The Guptas have obtained a warrant to seize property, worth about R180 000, from the EFF's head office in Johannesburg.

Guptas, Eskom still not budging on R2bn coal fine payment

2016-11-30 14:52

The Guptas, who part-own Optimum Coal Mine through Tegeta Resources and Energy with President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane, have yet to pay Eskom's R2.176bn fine.

Van Rooyen implicated in leak of confidential document to Gupta pals - report

2016-11-20 12:41

Des van Rooyen's advisers allegedly leaked a confidential government document to Gupta associates just two days into his short tenure as finance minister, according to a report.

State capture not unique to SA - former GCIS boss

2016-11-11 11:10

Former GCIS boss Themba Maseko has said the problem of state capture is not unique to South Africa, because there are businesspeople pulling the strings of politicians all over the globe.

Hawks claim FIC stalling Gupta probe

2016-11-10 07:55

The Gauteng Hawks’ investigation into the Gupta family has ground to a halt because the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) is refusing to co-operate with them.

Should South Africa offer Zuma an amnesty deal? Why it’s a very bad idea – expert insights

2016-11-07 14:24

It is not enough for Zuma to simply leave; he - and all those who connived with him - must face the music for alleged crimes and assaulting the constitution, says an analyst.

Raymond Suttner: Zuma is running out of options, ANC is imploding. What might be next?

2016-11-07 10:45

Talk is turning to whether President Jacob Zuma will end up back in court, as well as who will steer the ANC and South Africa out of the mess left behind, says an analyst.

O’Sullivan, Afriforum taking criminal prosecution private – targeting Myeni, Zuptas

2016-11-06 16:42

Paul O’Sullivan, the man responsible for bringing former Interpol chief Jackie Selebi to justice, talks about the new anti-corruption body he has formed with Afriforum.

Molefe hits out on cellphone records, clarifies shebeen statement

2016-11-04 13:06

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe has attempted to clear up the issue of the "shebeen in Saxonwold" at a media briefing on the public protector's report on state capture.

Tearful Molefe slams public protector’s Saxonwold cellphone evidence

2016-11-03 13:25

Eskom CEO Brian Molefe broke down in tears as he hit back at the former public protector for using cellphone records suggesting he had numerous meetings with the Gupta family.

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