Sam Sole

Sam Sole works from South Africa. Journalist and managing partner of the amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism. Digging dirt, fertilising democracy. Sam Sole has over 17731 followers on Twitter.

Christo Wiese, Tullow Oil and ENS’s tax dodging services

Tax advisers at ENSafrica sold tycoon Wiese a lemon — one that now implicates him in what Sars has described as an elaborate "tax evasion" scheme.

Nigerian bank investigation could embroil MTN, Ramaphosa

A joint investigation by Finance Uncovered and amaBhungane.

Tegeta threatens Eskom coal supply

Tegeta threatens to shut down coal supply to Hendrina power station just as Eskom discovers thousands of tons of coal have gone ‘missing’.

Jobs for pals in the Free State – Ace Magashule’s playground

A Free State provincial department has irregularly awarded a sweeping, open-ended tender to a company owned by one of the premier’s close associates.

The largest procurement in SA to date is in the hands of the High Court in Cape Town

Critics warn that the nuclear deal has the potential to bankrupt the country.

Exclusive: Guptas “Laundered” kickback millions – here’s the evidence

A year-long investigation points to an intricate system the Gupta family allegedly used to extract bribes from companies in business with Transnet.

State Capture – The Guptas and the R250 million “kickback laundry”

Huge sums are washing through the bank accounts of obscure companies, and all fingers point to Gupta associates and state tenders

How to eat a parastatal like Transnet – chunk by R600m chunk

An amaBhungane investigation into Transnet suggests the hijacking of state-owned enterprises by private interests is worse than originally thought.

The Smuggler, The Spook and The Grabber

A Hawks sting operation to nab the importers of a high tech bugging device might have landed more than the detectives bargained for.

NPA boss had Zuma snookered

The real prospect of failing to force Nxasana out led to the president’s unedifying backdown

Hawks boss offered R3m to walk away

Anwa Dramat is holding out for more but police watchdog head Robert McBride is fighting back.

Who is going to spy on the spymaster?

The short-listing process for the new inspector general of intelligence has been an embarrassment.

Press Releases

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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