Nelly is a reporter at the Mail & Guardian Centre for Investigative Journalism, Amabhungane.
Fraudster and President Jacob Zuma's former financial adviser Schabir Shaik claims the money did not buy him any commercial benefits.
Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir's appeal to be granted permanent refugee status in South Africa will be heard behind closed doors.
They may be humble servants of the people but some of SA's MPs have become wealthy property moguls, with holdings in some desirable areas.
Presents come at a price -- and not at the prices declared by the politicians who received them, writes Nelly Shamase.
Minister of Defence Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has spelt out why she believes the AdoAir jet leasing agreement is full of holes.
The state's legal representative sided with Radovan Krejcir's lawyer in requesting that the media not be given access to his refugee status appeal.
A lawyer has argued the media should have access to Radovan Krejcir's refugee status appeal because he used journalists to get under the spotlight.
Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa allegedly intervened to prevent action and possible prosecution of mining companies linked to Cyril Ramaphosa.
Forty-six mines are operating without water licences in SA in violation of the National Water Act, water affairs department documents reveal.
Now that suspended crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli won't be prosecuted for the murder of Oupa Ramogibe, he is ready to go back to work.