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.

Twist to Koeberg tender

A question hangs over the consultants who overrode the choice of Eskom’s technical team

Row over Eskom’s R43m Gupta breakfast deal

The R43m New Age deal raises board eyebrows over the former chief executive’s alleged role.

Koeberg documents show odd decisions

Eskom’s own court papers could bolster aggrieved bidder Westinghouse’s case

What’s black and white and in the red all over?

Though the Public Investment Corporation has a massive stake in the struggling Independent, it has all but handed control to Iqbal Survé.

We were robbed, says nuke bidder

In just 48 hours, Eskom apparently made an about-turn to award a tender to the ‘losing’ bidder

New Eskom CEO Matona is ‘weak’, say ex-colleagues

The embattled parastatal needs a fighter at its helm, critics say

National Prosecuting Authority charges Lawrence Mrwebi

The man responsible for the withdrawal of corruption charges against former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli is officially facing prosecution.

The phantom bond that does not measure up

One funding possibility for President Jacob Zuma might have been a mortgage bond borrowed from a bank.

Jacob Zuma, Khulubuse and the missing millions

A meeting with the president appears to have persuaded an international firm to hand millions to Aurora – which others promptly ‘misappropriated’.

Aurora skeletons rattle Motala

Ghosts still haunt controversial Enver Motala’s handling of the insolvent gold mining company

Nkandla: Why did Nxesi lie?

Questions remain unanswered about why Nxesi lied about the Nkandla task team report, which exonerated President Zuma from any wrongdoing.

Dasnois axing resurrects Rasool ‘brown envelope scandal’

Personalities linked to the media bribery scandal involving Ebrahim Rasool have resurfaced in a campaign to support Iqbal Survé.

Press Releases

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

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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

National skills development inaugural webinar

SALGA will focus on developing leadership competencies and incorporate online and blended learning to enhance governance capabilities and service delivery

South Africa is open for business

The IDC believes that the fundamentals to enable a sustainable economic recovery are firmly in place, writes IDC CEO TP Nchocho