Who are the Guptas?

2013-05-01 00:00

THE Gupta family arrived in South Africa from India in the early 1990s.

The family, now permanently resident in South Africa, comprises three brothers — Atul, Ajay and Rajesh — who live in the prestige Saxonwold suburb of Johannesburg. They also have a sister, Achla, whose daughter, Vega, is marrying this weekend.

Reports about their businesses in South Africa are often linked to speculation that the Guptas’ political connections contribute to their success.

The family founded one of South Africa’s biggest computer companies, Sahara.

More recently, the Guptas took over the TNA media group, which publishes the New Age newspaper.

The family name is also regularly linked to mining and mineral businesses, including the awarding of a prospecting

licence at Sishen to Crown Imperial Trading 289.

Cosatu, among several other organisations, has called for the Guptas’ ties to the government and the ANC to be investigated.

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