Minenhle Makhanya

Nkandla architect’s date in court with the SIU postponed

The unit believes Minenhle Makhanya authorised and oversaw the implementation of improvements and the installation of security measures at Nkandla

Eight years on, the Nkandla scapegoats dwindle to one (and no, it’s not Zuma)

Come 2018, architect Minenhle Makhanya will stand alone on Nkandla, the last person who can be made to pay.

Jacob Zuma’s R11-million problem

The Special Investigating Unit's bid to recover misspent cash at Nkandla might yet snare the president.

SIU head who investigated Nkandla resigns

Head of the Special Investigating Unit Vas Soni has resigned in a surprise move, citing personal reasons for his decision.

Zuma doesn’t need to ‘pay back the money’ – committee

A parliamentary committee on Nkandla says President Jacob Zuma did not unduly benefit from the R246-million security upgrades to his homestead.

SIU submits replies to Zuma’s Nkandla architect

The unit has filed replies to Minenhle Makhanya's requests for documents relevant to its claim against him, which relates to work done at Nkandla.

Share Nkandla report or drop case against architect, says lawyer

Minenhle Makhanya’s lawyer has threatened to have the case against the architect struck off the roll, unless the SIU releases all requested documents.

Nkandla architect bound by non-disclosure agreement

Minenhle Makhanya faces tough obstacles because he signed a non-disclosure agreement, which makes it a criminal offence to reveal project details.

Zuma’s Nkandla architect to face investigating committee

An investigating committee has been set up to consider whether there are grounds to discipline President Jacob Zuma's controversial Nkandla architect.

Zuma’s architect demands SIU hand over Nkandla documents

President Zuma's architect has filed a court notice, asking the SIU to hand over 40 documents relating to the charges the unit brought against him.

Zuma’s architect files notice to defend R155m civil claim

Minenhle Makhanya has filed a notice to defend civil claim, which was instituted against him last week by the Special Investigating Unit.

Zuma’s Nkandla architect fights back

President Jacob Zuma's personal architect is expected to serve notice in the Pietermaritzburg High Court to oppose a R155-million civil claim.


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