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Athandiwe Saba

Athandiwe Saba

Athandiwe Saba is a multi award-winning journalist who is passionate about data, human interest issues, governance and everything that isn’t on social media. She is an author, an avid reader and trying to find the answer to the perfect balance between investigative journalism, online audiences and the decline in newspaper sales. It’s a rough world and a rewarding profession.
    McBride on crime cluster capture
    McBride on crime cluster capture
    Robert McBride, the head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid), will name more than 30 people he alleges have enabled the...
    Ambassador spreads fear in Geneva
    Ambassador spreads fear in Geneva
    On a cold Saturday morning in May last year, a group of South African officials were locked up in a boardroom in Geneva, Switzerland, for five...
    McBride drags Cele to court over contract renewal
    McBride drags Cele to court over contract renewal
    Robert McBride — the head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) — has approached the high court in Pretoria to...
    Another scandal hits water affairs
    Another scandal hits water affairs
    The appointment of a company to look into the spiralling irregular expenditure by the department of water and sanitation was in “flagrant...
    Knives out at water and sanitation
    Knives out at water and sanitation
    A former senior department of water and sanitation official alleges the minister’s adviser and an MP tried to blackmail her to implicate former...
    Deadly twist to university dispute
    Deadly twist to university dispute
    In January 2017, the University of Zululand’s arts faculty dean, Gregory Kamwendo, received a threat that he would go back to Malawi in a coffin....
    The cases of the bad magistrates
    The cases of the bad magistrates
    Free State chief magistrate Abida Motlekar has been accused of 19 counts of misconduct. Her case has been before the Magistrates Commission for...
    Net1 subsidiary goes to court to compel Sassa to pay grants into its accounts
    Net1 subsidiary goes to court to compel Sassa to pay grants into its accounts
    The battle by companies to profit from social grants rages on with another round of court action, this time between the South African Social...
    How two million children go hungry
    How two million children go hungry
    More than 2.2-million black children live in households that reported child hunger. This amounts to 13% of the total black child population.
    Labour court dismisses Gama application as ‘misguided’ and ‘meritless’
    Labour court dismisses Gama application as ‘misguided’ and ‘meritless’
    The Labour Court has ruled that axed Transnet chief executive Siyabonga Gama’s application to interdict the state-owned entity from firing him...
    Dirty tricks haunt the NDPP race
    Dirty tricks haunt the NDPP race
    A prison inmate has reported three Hawks officials for allegedly trying to strong-arm him into implicating the head of the National Prosecuting...
    Advocate, state lawyer suspended
    Advocate, state lawyer suspended
    The head of the Johannesburg state attorney’s office and an advocate from the Johannesburg Bar have been suspended and are being investigated for...