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Leaked WhatsApps: How access to PIC execs may have facilitated deals

Leaked messages show how, Lawrence Mulaudzi, gained an inside track with the PIC setting his sights on becoming a billionaire with pensioners’ money.

Vavi harassment complaint went ‘nowhere’

This latest allegation relates to incidents in late August and early September 2017 in which Vavi is said to have harassed and later groped a woman

Advocacy: AmaB approaches Nugent on Sars using tax law against journalists

In 2016, Sars, Tom Moyane and Jonas Makwakwa brought defamation proceedings against two amaBhungane reporters and the Mail & Guardian

Advocacy: Media welcome Constitutional Court ruling on party funding

Media is now calling for greater transparency in the Political Party Funding Bill.

Gupta link in R647m train deal

Evidence now shows that Salim Essa helped two locomotive manufacturers to secure benefit in the largest locomotive acquisition in Transnet’s history.

The great train robbery Part 2 – The choo-choo switcheroo

How Transnet’s substitution of a Japanese locomotive with a Chinese one was helped along by – and served – the Guptas.

The great train robbery Part 1 – the Zurich tryst

Revealed: What the Guptas did to earn their kickbacks.

#GuptaLeaks: How Bank of Baroda’s misadventures dragged it into SA’s political crisis

An investigation reveals a long list of potential violations, and an apparent disregard for banking ethics and regulations by BoB's executives.

Statement: #GuptaLeaks named 2017 National Press Club Newsmaker of the Year

Local media collaboration showed the value of journalists co- operating across commercially and personally competitive boundaries.

#GuptaLeaks: Liverpool company owns 49% of Indian firm implicated in kickback scheme

The Guptas used what looks like an international money laundering network to move their wealth. The network reaches back to the UK.

#GuptaLeaks: Indian politician’s deal with Gupta partner

The Guptas chartered Cricket World Cup flights and bankrolled a luxury hotel stay for the family of Kapil Sibal.

Press Releases

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention


From 23 to 30 November 2020, simply purchase any BMW bearing the number “8” and you could be one of eight lucky people to drive off with R80 000

Introducing Sabinet Judgments

A well-rounded view of reported and unreported judgments supplemented by an advanced system to enable users to rapidly find the information they require

The Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Research and Publication Interventions

The project places emphasis on rolling out a standardised package of occupational health services and mining safety standards across four countries