Corruption

Get TVET colleges to work first before investing in new campuses

There has been an effort by the state to expand the TVET college sector. But the reality is that the systems at many of these colleges are simply not working

Behind Jo’burg’s dirty tenders

For two years the man parachuted into a City of Johannesburg department dealing with the biggest and most crucial contracts required to run the city has been suspending and sidelining top officials in an apparent effort to direct the outcome of multimillion rand tenders. We track down who this man is and why it had taken so long for the city to investigate him

Cyril’s industrial reboot will not drive economy to success

The president disclosed a development U-turn but the Special Economic Zones and China’s carbon intensive interests are likely to prevail

E. Cape MEC orders graft probe after two workers are killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

Make corruption reporting meaningful

Critiques of corruption must explicitly disrupt corporate globalism, imperialism, racism, authoritarianism, militarism, elitism and sexism

Sona will cast a spotlight on Ramaphosa (and the ANC’s) many problems

The president is facing challenges at every turn, among them the economy, the state of SOEs and factionalism within the ANC. Only if Ramaphosa and his party work together will they be able to turn their declining fortunes around

Impossible choices in QwaQwa: What it takes to get water

A broken municipality and a four-year crisis forces residents to consider desperate choices, such as trading sex for water

Water services worse than in 1994 

More than 5.3-million households and 21-million people don’t have clean water, despite money being spent on dams and pipelines to deliver water to 95% of the population. Sipho Kings looks at how R1.3-trillion worth of infrastructure has been subject to so much corruption and mismanagement that many places are worse off than in 1994, leaving the state with a R898-billion bill this decade

Gold miners face dangerous life in Nigeria’s ‘bandit’ country

The mineral-rich earth of Zamfara State, northwest Nigeria, has provided generations of families with the means to make ends meet

What would Dambudzo be saying?

Tinashe Mushakavanhu has an imaginary conversation with Dambudzo Marechera

Laundering Isabel dos Santos

"African corruption" is only African as regards its victims. Its perpetrators are institutions and individuals from across the globe who are willing to loot without conscience as they watch their offshore accounts grow.

Angola’s dos Santos family empire in the firing line

Law enforcement agencies are cracking down on the high profile family of former Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos, accused of plundering revenues from...

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Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it