Ace Magashule, Tony Gupta and the R140m Free State deal

2018-10-19 12:43

Allegations have emerged that ANC secretary general Ace Magashule took former MEC Mxolisi Dukwana to the Guptas' Saxonwold compound in 2011, where Tony Gupta tried to strong-arm Dukwana into signing approval for a R140m deal.

Exposing the puppet masters behind the Sunday Times scandal

2018-10-16 12:11

We need to expose the hidden hand that played Stephan Hofstatter and his colleagues at the Sunday Times. This was not just sloppy reporting. This was manufactured journalism meant to disinform, writes Jacques Pauw.

The VBS scandal and the democratisation of corruption

2018-10-15 08:36

The greatest risk any democracy will face is that the system comes across as interested only in serving those few who are politically connected, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Hawks, NPA teams already at work on VBS fraud investigation

2018-10-11 11:01

News24 understands that a team of five prosecutors has been assigned to the VBS matter to guide a massive team of at least 10 Hawks investigators through the investigation.

Distrust and recession: Can Mboweni level the playing field?

2018-10-11 08:01

Revelations made against Nhlanhla Nene robbed him of the one essential commodity he needed to execute his functions as Minister of Finance: trust, writes Hlumelo Biko.

EFF ignores Shivambu family link in VBS reaction statement

2018-10-10 21:39

The EFF has expressed its concern about a report revealing large-scale fraud at VBS Mutual Bank, but hasn't mentioned a word about the relative of one its leaders, who was named as a participant in a "looting scheme".

#StateCaptureInquiry: Hogan, Gordhan testimony postponed until mid November

2018-10-10 13:39

Chairperson of the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has granted a request by the commission's legal team to postpone the testimony of former minister of public enterprises Barbara Hogan and Minister Pravin Gordhan.

OVERVIEW: #StateCaptureInquiry - Hogan, Gordhan's testimony postponed until mid-November

2018-10-10 11:00

Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has postponed proceedings at the commission of inquiry into state capture until November 12, for former public enterprises minister Barbara Hogan's testimony to be heard.

Nene – from hero to zero under a week

2018-10-10 08:23

It has taken approximately less than seven days for now former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene to move from being one of the most trusted and loved public servants to him now being referred to as compromised, with some questioning his integrity.

Nene's demise illustrates havoc Zuma sowed in civil service

2018-10-10 05:00

Many public servants have had their careers cut short by the nefarious deeds foisted upon them by political principals. As more skeletons tumble out of the closet, more will find their careers prematurely terminated, writes Thembinkosi Gcoyi.


Mariette Venter, VBS and the resistance against the looting of the state

2018-10-17 12:26

Mariette Venter doesn’t like the limelight. You’ve probably never heard her name but she emerges as one of the heroes in advocate Terry Motau's report on VBS bank, writes Mandy Wiener

The case for Sunday Times journalists to come clean

2018-10-16 08:31

If the Sunday Times matter was seen as closed after the editor's apology for publishing false reports, it would undermine the credibility of the South African media, writes Max du Preez.

SACP decries ‘spurious’ state capture allegations against Nzimande

2018-10-11 22:22

The SA Communist Party says media questions directed at its general secretary, Blade Nzimande, are an attempt to intimidate the party from testifying at the state capture inquiry.

Nene's resignation offers an opportunity for South Africans

2018-10-11 10:53

The commission offers all South Africans the opportunity to reset our national priorities and to develop a resolution about required character of citizenship and political leadership, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

The Nene case: An ethical mixed bag

2018-10-11 05:00

The case of Nhlanhla Nene is a reminder that we need to apply more nuance in our assessment of ethical failures. This is something that does not come naturally where binary thinking reigns supreme, writes Deon Rossouw.

Floyd Shivambu's brother received R16m from VBS

2018-10-10 15:59

Brian Shivambu, the brother of EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu, received R16m from the now collapsed VBS Mutual Bank, according to a report compiled by advocate Terry Motau, and released by the SA Reserve Bank.

Explosive report into VBS Mutual Bank reveals large-scale 'looting'

2018-10-10 11:39

A final investigation report into large-scale fraud at VBS Mutual Bank has recommended that more than 50 individuals be criminally charged and held liable in civil proceedings following the bank’s implosion earlier this year.

#StateCaptureInquiry - Former Minister of Public Enterprises Barbara Hogan to testify | Day 19

The hearings of the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture continues on Wednesday October 10 with the testimony of Barbara Hogan, former Minister of Public Enterprises.

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I visited the Guptas for 'social cohesion reasons' - Gigaba

2018-10-10 07:52

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba visited the Guptas for "social cohesion reasons", but denies they had any sway over him, when he appeared before the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs' inquiry.

FIRST TAKE: Tito Mboweni a win for Cyril Ramaphosa

2018-10-09 17:55

President Cyril Ramaphosa's appointment of Tito Mboweni, a former minister of labour and governor of the Reserve Bank, will have some repercussions in government and politics. Pieter du Toit considers the effect of Tuesday's announcement.

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