Chippy Shaik

Chippy unlikely to get a shakedown at arms deal commission

The former chief of acquisitions for the South African National Defence Force denies having a hand in dodgy deals and influencing tender awards.

Chippy Shaik brings renewed interest to arms deal

Evidence given at the inquiry by government’s head of acquisitions during the arms deal might contain at least one controversy previously introduced.

Arms deal commission summons Chippy Shaik

Shamin Shaik and Fana Hlongwane have been subpoenaed to testify during phase two of the arms procurement commission.

Chippy Shaik’s minutes: Why did we buy Hawk jets?

Contradictory sets of minutes from an August 1998 meeting cast doubt on government's decision to buy the more expensive jets.

Chippy Shaik may be called to arms commission

Shamin "Chippy" Shaik, who headed acquisitions for the SANDF, may be subpoenaed to appear at the arms deal commission, according to reports.

Arms deal: Bell was deaf to bribes and lost out

The third edited extract from <i>The Devil in the Detail -- How the Arms Deal Changed Everything</i>, analyses the helicopter contract.

Agents paid millions in submarine deal

Ferrostaal probe shows submarine deal consortium paid more than $40-million to SA agents whose chief attraction was their influence on politicians.

The memo that sank the arms probe

A 'poorly drafted' six-page document informed the decision to end the arms deal investigation.

Alarm bells sound for democracy

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

NPA mum on end of arms deal probes

The National Prosecuting Authority maintained a stony silence this week on the Hawks' canning of the arms deal probe.

Arms deal probe (2000-2010)

The arms deal investigation is dead. After a decade of investigators' blood, sweat and tears, Hawks boss Anwa Dramat has effectively buried the probe.


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

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Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

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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