Cabinet, board knew about Eskom corruption – and did nothing
/ 3 March 2023

Cabinet, board knew about Eskom corruption – and did nothing

Syndicates, sabotage, theft and inaction by those in the know has helped bring the state-owned power producer to its knees, hurting the country in the process

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‘Tentative’ President Ramaphosa has a council for every crisis but no solutions
/ 6 February 2023

‘Tentative’ President Ramaphosa has a council for every crisis but no solutions

Obsessive consultation is a pronounced feature of Ramaphosa’s leadership style, however, it has done him – and the country – few favours

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Cops charged with ANC councillor’s death
/ 16 November 2022

Cops charged with ANC councillor’s death

The battle for 35% of Umgeni Water dam contract has so far claimed three lives

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Stolen, missing firearms trigger South Africa’s high murder rate
/ 10 November 2022

Stolen, missing firearms trigger South Africa’s high murder rate

Some argue that legal guns are not the problem and the police service must find a way to recover 9 000 guns stolen and lost every year

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Taxi violence: Bring back law and intelligence
/ 15 October 2022

Taxi violence: Bring back law and intelligence

Correcting historic faults, the minibus taxi industry must become regulated and stop overtrading

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Editorial: Morally bankrupt ANC should step aside
/ 29 July 2022

Editorial: Morally bankrupt ANC should step aside

The ANC, heads to this weekend’s policy conference more concerned with pushing back on attempts to improve governance than finding solutions to the many structural fault lines that have been so crudely exposed by our economic deterioration since the outbreak of the pandemic

Behind South Africa’s mass killings
/ 15 July 2022

Behind South Africa’s mass killings

Police will struggle to solve murders and massacres, as well as other crimes, because of corruption, shoddy management, low level officers being promoted and internal divisions in the police service

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Cele’s travel expenses mount up
/ 14 July 2022

Cele’s travel expenses mount up

Documents suggest the minister had no business attending Interpol events in Turkey and Dubai

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Cele in the crosshairs as internal police war hots up
/ 7 July 2022

Cele in the crosshairs as internal police war hots up

The minister allegedly tried to influence procurement and appointments to key management posts, top cop tells Ramaphosa

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EFF catches stray bullets in brewing war between police deputy commissioner and Bheki Cele
/ 7 July 2022

EFF catches stray bullets in brewing war between police deputy commissioner and Bheki Cele

The tense relationship between Bheki Cele and Cassel Mathale is allegedly linked to contracts

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Teflon Cele has survived decades of tender allegations
/ 7 July 2022

Teflon Cele has survived decades of tender allegations

The minister has endured through a leasing scandal and factional wars in the police because the president can’t jettison the KwaZulu-Natal support base that he commands

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How spies shape South Africa’s political path
/ 2 July 2022

How spies shape South Africa’s political path

From Mbeki to Zuma to Ramaphosa, the facts and fictions of the intelligence networks have shadowed political players and settled power struggles

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Ramaphosa allies in KwaZulu-Natal fail to bring any wins in regional conferences
/ 19 May 2022

Ramaphosa allies in KwaZulu-Natal fail to bring any wins in regional conferences

Premier Sihle Zikalala’s special adviser, Nhlanhla Ngidi, will challenge him for the position of ANC provincial chairperson

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Diepsloot raids ‘illegal’, say lawyers
/ 6 May 2022

Diepsloot raids ‘illegal’, say lawyers

Harassment, xenophobia – and jubilation – are on display when Mail & Guardian visits the township

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Anarchy reigns: Police on high alert as Operation Dudula gains momentum
/ 8 April 2022

Anarchy reigns: Police on high alert as Operation Dudula gains momentum

State security and the SAPS are on high alert as vigilante group gain momentum, but police concede they do not have the resources to stop Operation Dudula form stoking xenophobia

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The killing of Senzo Meyiwa and the undoing of Bheki Cele
/ 2 April 2022

The killing of Senzo Meyiwa and the undoing of Bheki Cele

With a recent study by the Human Sciences Research Council having found that public confidence in the South African Police Services (SAPS) is at an all-time low of 27%, the eight-year long SAPS investigation into the killing of Senzo Meyiwa bears close scrutiny. It took six years before five suspects were arrested and charged. However, […]