Susan Comrie

Investigative Journalist at amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism

Leaked WhatsApps: How access to PIC execs may have facilitated deals

Leaked messages show how, Lawrence Mulaudzi, gained an inside track with the PIC setting his sights on becoming a billionaire with pensioners’ money.

What SAP really knew about the Guptas

Newly-leaked documents show that the software giant knew it was dealing with the Guptas more than a year before the #GuptaLeaks allegations emerged.

A total train-smash: the R16bn ‘Gupta premium’

Analysis: How the Transnet locomotive acquisition went from R38.6bn to R54.5bn.

Fraser goes “rogue”

Intelligence boss blocked investigation, conducted campaign of intimidation, claims Inspector General.

The Nkonki Pact Part 1: How the Guptas bought themselves an auditor

In a fronting deal, Gupta lieutenant Salim Essa provided R107-million for the “management buyout” of a pioneering black audit firm.

SAP’s #GuptaLeaks investigation finds “irregularities” and “question marks”

Three senior SAP executives resign leaving #GuptaLeaks investigation with more questions than answers.

Gupta coal mines in business rescue

AmaBhungane has confirmed that Optimum Coal Mine, Koornfontein Mines and Optimum Coal Terminal have been placed into business rescue.

The McKinsey dossier, part 5 – how Transnet cash stuffed Gupta letterboxes

We show how R30-million flowed from Regiments Capital, McKinsey's local partner on Transnet contracts, to companies with links to the Guptas.

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 Trillian playbook: How Oliver Wyman nearly got ensnared

The consulting firm's flirtation with Gupta-linked Trillian shows the allure of political connections and the promise of state contracts they bring.

Whistleblower: How Trillian scored big by connecting officials and consultants

Bianca Goodson, the former chief executive of a Gupta-linked consulting firm, has broken her silence 18 months after resigning in dismay.

The woman who blew the whistle

We profile the courageous former chief executive of a division of a Gupta-linked company who blew the whistle on Nenegate.

Press Releases

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

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


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