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No big bang in arms deal
No big bang in arms deal
All the controversy has returned to haunt the findings of an investigation badly compromised, with the Seriti commission making no findings.
Highlights from the arms deal report
Highlights from the arms deal report
The most significant findings of the Seriti Commission of Inquiry's investigation into the controversial 1999 arms deal.
Arms deal report: No evidence of 'criminal shenanigans'
Arms deal report: No evidence of 'criminal shenanigans'
President Jacob Zuma released the findings of the Seriti commission today - announcing that no proof of corruption was found.
Arms deal inquiry: It's a wrap
Arms deal inquiry: It's a wrap
The Arms Deal Commission of Inquiry, investigating the 1999, R70-billion arms deal, is over.
Chippy unlikely to get a shakedown at arms deal commission
Chippy unlikely to get a shakedown at arms deal commission
The former chief of acquisitions for the South African National Defence Force denies having a hand in dodgy deals and influencing tender awards.
Arms deal offsets 'seriously flawed'
Arms deal offsets 'seriously flawed'
Trade and industry director general tells Swedish broadcaster that projects were not sustainable
German company denies arms deal bribes
German company denies arms deal bribes
The SABC reported that a German company that allegedly bribed middlemen to get contracts to supply the SA government with warships denied the claims.
Arms deal 'the shakiest acquisition I have ever seen'
Arms deal 'the shakiest acquisition I have ever seen'
Richard Young has argued at the arms deal commission that the tender process employed was illogical and illegitimate.
Arms deal critic: Armscor's role was usurped by government
Arms deal critic: Armscor's role was usurped by government
Arms deal critic Richard Young has questioned Cabinet's role in the arms deal, saying that final decisions were "strangely" being made by Cabinet.
Arms deal critics face criminal action if they shun Seriti
Arms deal critics face criminal action if they shun Seriti
The Seriti Commission has dismissed "baseless and malicious assertions" that it is a cover-up, and began issuing subpoenas to three of its critics.
Arms deal 'financially raped' South Africa, says critic
Arms deal 'financially raped' South Africa, says critic
Terry Crawford-Browne has told the Seriti commission that the international war business and governments involved exploited SA's financial system.
Whistle-blower fails to appear at arms deal commission
Whistle-blower fails to appear at arms deal commission
Richard Young failed to arrive as expected to testify about the allegations of fraud and corruption surrounding the arms deal.
Arms deal commission phase two: Enter the whistle-blowers
Arms deal commission phase two: Enter the whistle-blowers
Richard Young will take the stand carrying in his back pocket allegations of French and German bribes and the case against Jacob Zuma.
Manuel rejects reports about arms deal problems
Manuel rejects reports about arms deal problems
Concluding his evidence, former finance Trevor Manuel has rejected claims he said there were issues with the arms deal that wouldn't be uncovered.
The arms deal: Does anybody still care?
The arms deal: Does anybody still care?
The arms deal commission's phase two witness list is out. But is there any public interest left?
Arms deal critics accuse commission of holding up process
Arms deal critics accuse commission of holding up process
Arms deal critics represented by Lawyers for Human Rights have accused the Seriti commission of making it impractical to cross-examine key witnesses.
Kasrils refuses to answer for Modise's arms deal decisions
Kasrils refuses to answer for Modise's arms deal decisions
Former minister Ronnie Kasrils' usefulness as a witness at the arms deal inquiry has been called into question.
The arms deal affordability report: What did the ministers know?
The arms deal affordability report: What did the ministers know?
Ministers due to testify at the arms commission will not answer fraud and corruption allegations but could be asked about a mysterious report.
Arms deal commission unlikely to shed further light
Arms deal commission unlikely to shed further light
The commission has made little progress in answering corruption claims. As former ministers testify, these details are unlikely to become clearer.
Arms deal: Witnesses escape through 'phase' loophole
Arms deal: Witnesses escape through 'phase' loophole
The second civilian given permission to cross-examine witnesses before the arms deal commission says testimony risks being "perjury by omission".
Arms deal critics: Seriti commission must continue
Arms deal critics: Seriti commission must continue
Arms deal activists say the commission must be allowed to complete its mandate as anything less would be a "betrayal of the South African public".
Editorial: Shut down the arms deal farce
Editorial: Shut down the arms deal farce
The farce at this week's Seriti commission hearing has shown that the inquiry into the arms deal should be brought to an end.
Arms deal commission summons Chippy Shaik
Arms deal commission summons Chippy Shaik
Shamin Shaik and Fana Hlongwane have been subpoenaed to testify during phase two of the arms procurement commission.
Right 2 Know granted permission to picket at arms deal commission
Right 2 Know granted permission to picket at arms deal commission
After Tshwane police declined the rights group's request to picket during Trevor Manuel's arms deal testimony, a high court has given it the go-ahead.
Arms deal: De Lille dossier a platform for govt investigations
Arms deal: De Lille dossier a platform for govt investigations
The City of Cape Town mayor has told the Seriti commission her whistle-blower dossier was intended as a base for authorities to investigate from.
Did Parliament really sign off on the arms deal?
Did Parliament really sign off on the arms deal?
Expectations will be high as ex-DA MP Raenette Taljaard testifies on whether the House was undermined to ensure there was no probe into the arms deal.
Resignations take arms deal probe from mess to 'farce'
Resignations take arms deal probe from mess to 'farce'
The two advocates who quit the Seriti inquiry two weeks ago have given damning insight into the inner workings of the arms deal investigation.
Key witnesses quit arms deal probe, citing 'second agenda'
Key witnesses quit arms deal probe, citing 'second agenda'
Three arms deal critics have pulled out of the Seriti commission, saying there is evidence to suggest the probe is geared in the state's favour.
Seriti: Former defence minister profited from arms deal
Seriti: Former defence minister profited from arms deal
Former Scopa chairperson Gavin Woods says Joe Modise, who died in 2001, benefited from the arms deal - although not in cash.
Seriti commission to subpoena arms deal critics
Seriti commission to subpoena arms deal critics
The arms deal commission says it will issue subpoenas to the three witnesses who recently quit the inquiry.
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