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Franny Rabkin
Former minister Bongani Bongo arrested on corruption charges
Former minister Bongani Bongo arrested on corruption charges
In the most high-profile arrest into allegations of state capture yet, former state security minister Bongani Bongo appeared in court on Thursday...
Mkhwebane hits back at Ramaphosa
Mkhwebane hits back at Ramaphosa
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has hit back at President Cyril Ramaphosa, accusing him in court papers of obfuscating, misleading, making...
Clash of the Titans: Sars vs Busi
Clash of the Titans: Sars vs Busi
There is a line in Edward Kieswetter’s court affidavit that reveals what lies at the heart of this week’s stand-off between the South African...
Opel Corsa GSi: sounds to delight and annoy you
Opel Corsa GSi: sounds to delight and annoy you
In my youth, an Opel Corsa was a “starter-pack” car — a first car; the kind of car one names. My starter pack was an apple green Golf...
Truth, lies and vengeance in the Public Protector’s office
Truth, lies and vengeance in the Public Protector’s office
On Thursday afternoon, the Mail & Guardian asked the public protector’s office to respond to grave allegations by its former chief of...
Steinhoff relies on legal ‘fig leaf’
Steinhoff relies on legal ‘fig leaf’
‘South Africa’s Enron” is how the Steinhoff corporate scandal was described by its new board chair Heather Sonn. It’s an apt description in...
Public Protector ‘played chess with the country’
Public Protector ‘played chess with the country’
The public protector’s former chief operating officer, Basani Baloyi, claims that Busisiwe Mkhwebane lied and acted unconstitutionally and for...
Mkhwebane hauled to court again
Mkhwebane hauled to court again
The public protector was either incompetent or had an ulterior motive when she investigated complaints of corruption, financial mismanagement and...
Divided appeal court is healing
Divided appeal court is healing
You cannot address a problem if you don’t talk about it, said Supreme Court of Appeal president Mandisa Maya back in 2017. It was a simple...
Equality court dismisses Gordhan’s hate speech case against Malema
Equality court dismisses Gordhan’s hate speech case against Malema
The equality court has cleared Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema of...