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This is how the SIU catches crooks

Athandiwe Saba talked to the Special Investigating Unit’s Andy Mothibi about its caseload, including 1 000 Covid contracts

Q&A Sessions: Kimi Makwetu on when you hear the money ‘crying out for help’

The smoke signal comes from irregular expenditure and over the past seven years, there has been about R1.65-billion of it. Auditor general Kimi Makwetu tells Athandiwe Saba that this is when the squandered money cries for help

Hawks eye ANC politicians next

Top cop says more big players will be added to the list of accused as the state prepares to go to court

Hawks arrest Free State ‘asbestos project’ players

Businessman Edwin Sodi and senior civil servants are among those arrested over the R200-million theft of state funds

Asbestos curse continues to kill as ex-miners fight for compensation

In the Northern Cape, former mineworkers and their families live with lung-destroying diseases and barely survive financially.

State to foot environmental bill for abandoned mines

The department of mineral resources has been left with a R30-billion rehabilitation bill to clean up the damage left by failed mining firms.

Landmark ruling in asbestos trial

A Swiss billionaire and a Belgian baron have been found guilty and sentenced to 16 years in prison by an Italian court in a ground-breaking trial.

Precious and the asbestos dump

Penge started out as a short stopover for Kevin Davie while on a cycling trip. But he was drawn back by the inhabitants living amid poisonous dust.

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