The year of the buffalo: Zuma, wheel nuts and load shedding

2018-12-14 06:00

President Cyril Ramaphosa has had a heck of a long year. His ouster of Jacob Zuma on Valentine’s Day was the undisputed highlight. But it hasn’t been plain sailing since, writes Pieter du Toit.

Ramaphosa just washed his hands of the corrupt politically connected

2018-12-10 08:24

When confronted with the common political dilemma of having to consider pleas from the politically connected, Ramaphosa has washed his hands by appointing the most likely independent prosecutor, writes Ralph Mathekga.

State capture inquiry conducts 'in loco' inspection at Gupta compound - report

2018-12-03 12:20

Investigators and evidence leaders for the Zondo commission into state capture are at the Gupta compound in Saxonwold with former ANC MP Vytijie Mentor to carry out an on-site inspection, according to Business Day.

Everything you need to know about all the commissions of inquiry currently in South Africa

2018-12-03 07:12

They follow years of media reports exposing the reach and undue influence of the infamous Gupta family in the work of the South African state.

South Africans can't keep bailing out a broken airline

2018-12-01 10:00

In theory, it’s the South African government that supports SAA and bails it out in times of need. But in practice, it’s the country’s already struggling taxpayers who foot the bill, says Jannie Rossouw.

PODCAST: Steenhuisen a few marks short, no peace for Malema and Gordhan

2018-11-30 12:35

We discuss DA chief whip John Steenhuisen's qualification scandal and ask whether the party's support for him amounts to a double standard.

Justice must be seen to be done in state capture cases

2018-11-29 17:50

Top of the new NDPP's priority list must be to ensure that justice is not only done in state capture cases, but that justice is also seen to be done, writes Mandy Wiener.

The Name Game: Who's who in Parly's report on the Eskom inquiry

2018-11-28 20:06

Here is a list of who Parliament's inquiry report recommends should come forward and talk to the Zondo commission.

OVERVIEW: #StateCaptureInquiry - Zuma wanted to appoint Ramatlhodi's ex-adviser as director of troubled NPA

2018-11-28 17:30

The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture has concluded the testimony of Ngoako Ramatlhodi's former adviser Mahlodi Muofhe, and will continue tomorrow with Cheryl Carolus' testimony.

Solly Moeng: No shortcuts to healing

2018-11-28 06:00

Opportunists will stoke hatred and unrest where they can, but wisdom knows healing has no shortcuts, says Solly Moeng.


Kganyago: Reserve Bank came under attack, but we survived

2018-12-10 21:05

Receiving his honorary doctorate from Stellenbosch University, Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago slammed those guilty of graft, and stressed the importance of transformation.

10 top priorities in new NDPP Shamila Batohi's inbox

2018-12-04 15:43

President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed advocate Shamila Batohi as the new Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP). Here are ten top priorities that she should tackle.

Gupta mining boss JP Arora gunned down

2018-12-03 11:04

The CEO of Gupta-owned JIC Mining, JP Arora, has been shot dead in Midrand, police have confirmed.

Molefe on Transnet: It’s worse than you think, but we're ready to fix it

2018-12-02 12:27

Transnet chair Popo Molefe says it may take his entire term to get Transnet back to optimum level, rooting out crooked appointees and getting back the money lost to corruption.

The Reserve Bank has a political red line – but nationalisation isn’t it

2018-11-30 13:27

The South African Reserve Bank has nothing more to say on a controversial ANC plan to nationalise it, but after attempts at state capture it has a very clear idea of what kind of politics it will tolerate – and when the only response is to fight.

WATCH: Jacob Zuma is a 'bumbling fool' - former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke

2018-11-30 11:13

Former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke held no punches during his valedictory remarks as outgoing chancellor of Wits University.

OVERVIEW: 'It was shocking where SAA ended up under' Gigaba - Carolus tells #StateCaptureInquiry

2018-11-29 16:00

Former SAA chairperson Cheryl Carolus has concluded her testimony at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture and finished off by assuring the commission of her 'unconditional support' and expressed her willingness to assist wherever she can.

#StateCaptureInquiry: Zuma wanted to appoint me NPA boss - Ramatlhodi's ex-advisor

2018-11-28 18:40

Former president Jacob Zuma wanted to appoint the ex-advisor to former mineral resources minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi as the head of the troubled National Prosecuting Authority, the state capture commission of inquiry has heard.

'There is no link' - Ramaphosa campaign law firm dismisses Trillian, Gupta claims

2018-11-28 06:04

The law firm that provided a trust account to house funds for Cyril Ramaphosa's ANC election campaign has denied claims of Gupta/Trillian links to one of its directors.

#StateCaptureInquiry: 'Harassment, intimidation' of witnesses unacceptable - Zondo

2018-11-27 15:30

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has put his foot down as the chairperson of the state capture commission of inquiry, strongly condemning attacks on the commission's work and on witnesses who appear before it.

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