Pauli van Wyk

Pauli van Wyk is a Scorpio investigative journalist. She writes about the justice cluster, state-owned companies, state politics and the inescapable collision course they're on. Pauli cut her teeth at Media24. She became a journo at Beeld, was trained by the amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism and joined Mail & Guardian's investigative team before becoming a member of Scorpio.

The McKinsey dossier part 4 – bending over backwards for Trillian

A series of interviews and leaked documents show that senior Eskom officials did everything they could to ensure the Gupta-linked Trillian got paid.

The McKinsey dossier part 3 – Eskom tells McKinsey and Trillian to #PayBackTheMoney

Eskom moves to reclaim R1.6bn for a consulting project that left it “open to excessive economic exposure” according to a confidential report.

The McKinsey dossier part 2 – contract to pay McKinsey and Trillian R1.6-bn ‘invalid’

Eskom could have saved a billion rand or more had it not settled with consultants on the basis of a contract that never was.

Popo Molefe: Why does Prasa want to silence me?

The troubled rail agency’s woes are far from over amid court rulings and apparent secret campaigns.

Court dismisses Prasa bid to invalidate R4bn worth of contracts

The high court in Pretoria dismissed the rail agency’s application on a technicality but added that the parastatal still had a case to advance.

Up and down like K-Ci & JoJo: Mbalula, Ntlemeza spat reaches farcical new heights

Ex-Hawks boss climbs down in his battle with the police minister — at least for now.

Ntlemeza has a card up his sleeve – he can legally return to work

Not everyone agrees but a new Act suggests the former head of the Hawks can go back to work

Molefe picks up the Prasa fight

But the alleged rot he seeks to root out began on the watch of the new deputy finance minister

Zuma accused of lying under oath

The ex-prosecutions boss says that, contrary to the president’s claim, he never asked to leave the NPA

A-team puts Gigaba on notice

Treasury officials are divided over whether to stay and shouldn’t be taken lightly.

How Gordhan thwarted Gupta arms dealing plans

Amid speculation that the Guptas captured the new Denel board, Gordhan described them as “arrogant and belligerent”.

FIC challenge will show Gigaba’s strings

Gigaba must decide whether he will oppose the Guptas' application to set aside the decision to issue a certificate detailing suspicious transactions.

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