Arms Deals

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.

Swiss release ‘Angolagate’ fugitive

Lawyers are outraged over the freeing of an arms dealer on the run for a huge debt repayment scam

Q&A: Arms deal critic Paul Holden

We speak to Paul Holden, who undertook his own cross examination of key witnesses because he felt the arms deal commission was not getting answers.

Witnesses question arms commission’s opaqueness

Three high-profile witnesses have raised concerns about a lack of openness at the arms deal commission, which has resumed its inquiry.

M&G Newsroom: Navy defends arms deal purchases

Reporter Sarah Evans tells us why the navy believes the country needs its multibillion-rand frigates, and what developments we can expect.

FF+ accuses arms deal witness leader of perjury

The first week of public hearings at the arms commission has ended in a controversial perjury row involving witness leader advocate Simmy Lebala.

Arms deal commission resumes with witnesses from defence department

The Seriti commission, tasked with investigating the arms deal signed in 1999, is set to begin with witnesses from the department of defence.

Seriti probe drama subverts its integrity

Controversy over data and employees adds to cynicism about the arms deal commission's true agenda.

Tony Yengeni: Struggle veteran to flawed politician

Despite his flagging influence, Tony Yengeni remains a public persona that people love to hate.

Seriti man enforces ‘second agenda’

The commission of inquiry into allegations of corruption in the deal has run into trouble, fuelled by claims that it is chasing a "second agenda".

NPA head blocked arms deal probe

Further damning evidence of how the former director general of the justice department, Menzi Simelane, scuppered the arms deal probe has emerged.

Arms deal kingpin was ‘tipped off’

Fana Hlongwane, a former state adviser central to the arms deal probe, was evidently tipped off his office and home would be raided by the Scorpions.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mcgawu District, and started early commercial...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income