Sam Sole

Surveillance: silent killer of journalism and democracy

We are mounting a legal challenge to the way in which the state spies on us - and on you.

Social grants payment crisis – everything you need to know but were afraid to ask

From the very short to the short to the plain and simple answer for why Sassa has not got its act together on the social grants crisis.

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.

‘Transnet sold us false dreams’

Pictures of smiling Maritime School graduates might belie a disturbing reality.

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.

Sam Sole: Zuma’s treasonous alliance with the Guptas

What the ANC has not confronted is that their president is the very instrument of state capture -- and this story shows it.

Economic exclusion feeds the politics of patronage in South Africa

President Jacob Zuma is part of a faction which embraces patronage politics writes Steven Friedman

High-flying Mpisanes in bizarre claim

A Durban advocate denies being paid by the controversial pair to make a fraud charge go away

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

​Gordhan blows whistle on Guptas’ R6.8bn ‘suspicious and unusual payments’

Pravin Gordhan throws down the gauntlet against the politically powerful family

Transnet’s shady Gupta loan deal

Parastatal paid Gupta associate’s firm tens of millions for a service it could have provided itself or got for a fraction of the price.

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