Evelyn Groenink
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/ 2 February 2007

The musketeers who bought the jets

It wasn’t just defence minister Joe Modise who, after being wined and dined by British Aerospace in the early Nineties, pushed through a deal for Hawk jets that South Africa could ill afford. In this endeavour he was supported by two white South Africans, Ron Haywood and Llew Swan. How these three got together is still not entirely clear.

Arms deal: Who got R1bn in pay-offs?
/ 12 January 2007

Arms deal: Who got R1bn in pay-offs?

Explosive new allegations of dirty money and influence-buying at the heart of South Africa’s multibillion-rand arms deal have emerged from a British investigation of BAE Systems, the defence conglomerate that secured a R30-billion South African order for Hawk jet trainers and Gripen fighters. The United Kingdom’s Serious Fraud Office has asked for legal assistance from South African authorities.

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/ 24 July 2006

Shadow over DRC poll

With just over a week to go to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) first democratic vote since independence, fears of possible chaos have increased after four people were killed last week at an election rally in the country’s Nord Kivu province. It follows another incident where seven people were killed at another opposition rally, also in the north-east of the country earlier in the week.