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How graft arrests came together

Learning from its failure to turn the Schabir Shaik conviction into one for Jacob Zuma, the state is now building an effective system for catching thieves. Khaya Koko, Sabelo Skiti and Paddy Harper take a look behind the scenes at how law enforcement agencies have started creating consequences for the corrupt

NPA recovers nearly R12-billion

In the past year alone, the Asset Forfeiture Unit has recovered money and assets gained through corruption-related crimes

Who will head the state capture prosecution directorate?

The directorate has been tasked with investigating allegations made at the Zondo commission into allegations of state capture

Asset Forfeiture Unit seizes Mabuyakhulu assets over jazz festival graft probe

The KwaZulu-Natal deputy chairperson allegedly received payment for an event which did not take place

Hawks probe ‘prince’ over R95-million

A KwaZulu-Natal municipality paid Ishwar Ramlutchman, but no boreholes were drilled

Ramaphosa’s ‘new dawn’ will not see light of day with corrupt officials in tow

President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to display that wrongdoers of the Jacob Zuma era are going to be held accountable through prosecution

Ruling expected on Vrede restraint order

​The Free State High Court is on Monday expected to make a ruling over the freezing of R180-million in assets of eight people accused of fraud

Raid at Gupta Saxonwold compound to seize assets related to Vrede dairy farm case

​Authorities raided the Guptas' Saxonwold compound on Monday to seize assets from those implicated in the Vrede dairy farm case, the NPA said

Gupta compound raided to seize assets related to Vrede dairy

Two months later, the Hawks are back at the Gupta compound to seize assets related to the Free State dairy project

Canadian bank’s application to ground Gupta jet to be heard on Tuesday – report

The country's state-owned export-import bank reportedly argued that there was a concern that the aircraft may be used to escape justice

“Let’s leave that matter” – Magashule on dairy farm milked by Guptas

Free State farm gifted to infamous family on Ace's watch.

It’s a tricky business to track down Gupta assets

Just which legal entities bought the craft that propelled Heritage to new heights is not clear; the leaked emails run out.

R50-billion expected to be seized in 17 state capture cases

In an interview with eNCA, Molelle said his team had already prioritised six matters which were before the courts, awaiting preservation orders.

NPA finally moves on Guptas

This move will be the first time the state has taken direct action against the controversial and politically-connected family.

‘Kickbacks’ MP has assets worth R24-million frozen

Senior ANC parliamentarian Yolanda Botha has found herself in increasingly hot water after the NPA froze her Kimberley house and other assets.

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Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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