Safeguards from 'infringement' in RICA are sufficient, ConCourt hears

2020-02-26 05:38

The safeguards from any unreasonable infringement of the right to privacy in the Regulation of Interception of Communication Act (RICA) are enough, the Constitutional Court has heard.

Open letter to Bheki Cele, RICA victim

2020-02-25 07:00

The minister of police is in the odd position of upholding the same spying system that targeted him, writes Murray Hunter.

Deloitte: We deny any association or involvement in state capture, corruption

2020-01-17 10:29

Auditing firm Deloitte says that it disagrees with 'allegations, inferences and speculation' made about its consultancy contracts with Eskom in two articles by investigative journalism group amaBhungane.

AmaBhungane, Financial Mail launch court bid to access Jacob Zuma's tax records

2019-11-27 12:16

Warren Thompson, a journalist at the Financial Mail, says 'serious and credible evidence exists' that Zuma's tax affairs were not in order during his presidency.

EXPLAINER: Why you should care that parts of RICA are unlawful

2019-09-18 17:35

Legal experts unpack the latest high court ruling which declared parts of RICA unconstitutional.

DA: We will take deputy finance minister extortion claims to the Public Protector

2019-09-16 14:52

The Democratic Alliance intends to lodge a complaint with the Public Protector to investigate a report that Deputy Finance Minister David Masondo misused state resources in settling a personal matter.

Capitec blocks state capture payback

2019-09-05 17:10

A Transnet pension fund has accused Capitec Bank of setting itself up to benefit from state capture abuses by blocking a major settlement for Transnet pensioners. Capitec says it is defending its empowerment credentials, but the pension fund says it is trying to take unfair advantage.

Property developer rides the Jobs Fund train

2019-03-29 06:52

Is it aid for desperate Diepsloot businesses – or a R1bn stalking-horse for a rich developer?

‘Gupta leaks’ win top award at Sikuvile awards

2018-09-14 12:12

News24, along with partners amaBhungane and Daily Maverick, have won the story of the year award for their coverage of the Gupta leaks at the annual Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards.

The Trojan horse that wheeled R600m out of state-owned entities

2018-08-16 07:25

Records show how Regiments Capital passed more than half of its consulting fees from Transnet, SAA and Denel contracts to Gupta and Essa fronts.


RICA fails to provide lawyers and journalists with 'special protection', ConCourt hears

2020-02-25 15:55

The Regulation of Interception of Communication Act (RICA) fails to provide any special protection in two categories: Where the subject of surveillance is a lawyer or journalist, the Constitutional Court has heard.

Sasol dumps Survé

2020-01-22 05:00

Iqbal Survé’s Ayo Technology Solutions already faces an existential threat from the PIC and now has to contend with a new blow – its most important client, Sasol, is running for the hills.

amaBhungane files papers in ConCourt to confirm high court ruling deeming RICA unconstitutional, invalid

2020-01-16 18:28

The amaBhungane centre for investigative journalism filed papers in the Constitutional Court seeking a confirmatory ruling deeming the Regulation of Interception of Communication Act "unconstitutional" and "invalid".

Dr Dan and Dr Survé mistreat the PIC

2019-11-25 06:00

The perfidy of the two doctors – Dan Matjila and Iqbal Survé – is emerging from a matrix of court documents, evidence at the inquiry into the Public Investment Corporation and other information obtained by amaBhungane.

SSA to 'regroup' following ruling that tapping phones is illegal

2019-09-17 07:53

The SSA believes that, in terms of the Constitution, no rights are absolute; rights are also restricted.

Victory for amaBhungane as court declares mass interception by State 'unlawful and invalid'

2019-09-16 13:23

Investigative journalism centre amaBhungane has walked out of court victorious after successfully challenging parts of South Africa's surveillance law.

Tosaco, the deal that could sink ex-PIC CEO Dan Matjila

2019-07-26 06:55

The state-run asset manager's R1.8bn loan to fund empowerment stakes in oil company Total was a good investment. So why does this deal keep coming back to bite former PIC boss Dan Matjila?

A’yo goin’ down, Dr Survé?

2019-01-30 06:55

The commission of inquiry into state asset manager the Public Investment Corporation has driven a spike through the heart of the PIC’s controversial R4.3bn investment in Ayo Technology Solutions.

Guptas siphoned R100m-plus from China loan, evidence shows

2018-09-10 07:07

In July, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that Eskom had secured a $2.5-billion loan from a Chinese state bank. The last time this bank lent money to one of our state-owned entities, the Guptas got rich.

Right2Know applies to join amaBhungane challenge on RICA

2018-08-06 20:57

Among the reasons cited for RICA's unconstitutionality is that it does not notify the subject that their communications are being intercepted.

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