Andrew Feinstein

Two more arms deal critics refuse to testify

Two London-based critics won't testify at the Seriti commission of inquiry, despite the commission saying that it will reissue their subpoenas.

Arms deal critics face criminal action if they shun Seriti

The Seriti Commission has dismissed "baseless and malicious assertions" that it is a cover-up, and began issuing subpoenas to three of its critics.

Did Parliament really sign off on the arms deal?

Expectations will be high as ex-DA MP Raenette Taljaard testifies on whether the House was undermined to ensure there was no probe into the arms deal.

Arms deal critics accuse commission of holding up process

Arms deal critics represented by Lawyers for Human Rights have accused the Seriti commission of making it impractical to cross-examine key witnesses.

Arms deal critics: Seriti commission must continue

Arms deal activists say the commission must be allowed to complete its mandate as anything less would be a "betrayal of the South African public".

Arms deal postponement exposes commission’s flaws

The commission has not declassified all the documents before it, and legal teams are still not given adequate time to prepare for cross-examinations.

Arms deal commission hearing ‘one-sided’ evidence, say ‘critics’

Arms deal commission critics say government witnesses are not being cross-examined, leading to one-sided evidence before the inquiry.

The arms deal commission’s crumbling credibility

What is meant to be a public process may end up behind closed doors as documents at the commission have not been declassified, adding to its problems.

Arms commission witness lashes Seriti over ANC claims

Arms procurement commission witness Terry Crawford-Browne says claims that the ANC is not implicated in corruption are "disingenuous".

Mixed reactions on arms deal terms of reference

The terms of reference for the arms deal inquiry commission have been praised as broad, while at the same time criticised as not broad enough.

Alarm bells sound for democracy

The tepid statement made by the Hawks reveals the pitfalls of creeping hegemonic power.

Fishing for clues in the ruling party’s stream

At last Mark Gevisser's long-awaited biography of Thabo Mbeki is out. For a project that began in 1999 and took eight years to complete, the title <i>The Dream Deferred</i> seems especially apt. As a subject, Mbeki is a walking "writer's block". Not only is he a densely complex person, as the book confirms, but he shimmers in the light, making it all but impossible to have a single thesis to explain the man.


State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

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Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs