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‘The corrupt must go to jail’

As Gauteng braces itself for its Covid-19 peak, the provincial government says it is knuckling down to deal with ‘shameful’ corruption allegations

SIU raids master of high court

Officials assisting with deceased estates, trusts, and protecting minors allegedly siphon off funds

Workers’ R60m ‘lost’ in banks scam

An asset manager, VBS Mutual Bank and a Namibian bank have put the retirement funds of 26 000 municipal workers in South Africa at risk

SIU heeds the ‘more orange overalls’ call

In an interview with the Mail & Guardian Data Desk, the head of SIU said it is fixing internal problems

More Kwane Capital contracts red-flagged in Eastern Cape

The company has contracts with various municipalities

SIU considering criminal charges against “farm flippers”

Anti-graft unit confirms it is in the advanced stages of investigations into how elites have abused land reform programmes

Did the Health Professions Council trade cash for qualifications?

If allegations prove true, it may mean that corruption at the regulator enabled unqualified people to masquerade as doctors and nurses.

Bosasa CEO instructed me to scrub Zuma footage — employee

Gavin Watson allegedly fostered a relationship with Zuma, whom he is said to have approached to help in shutting down an ongoing NPA case

SIU wont relent as Lepelle Northern Water pushback against corruption probe

The SIU is investigating a water project in Giyani which was cost between R1.2-million and R1.4-million to drill a borehole

SIU to go after Hlaudi Motsoeneng for R21m on behalf of SABC

A portion of that amount contains an illegal succession fee and a further R10.2-million for illegal appointments and dismissals

Court battle dims electricity project

Hopes that a electrification of 26 villages would be restarted have been dashed by a legal dispute

Ramaphosa gives go-ahead for new SIU probes

President Ramaphosa has authorised the Special Investigations Unit to look into corruption in a few government sectors

Transnet records growth in profits despite axe hanging over CEO’s head

Siyabonga Gama delivered the results with an axe hanging over his head as he has been served with a letter of precautionary suspension

Bosasa-linked firm to halt state capture inquiry security while Zondo probes deal

A litany of allegations over alleged corruption involving state departments has plagued Bosasa companies and directors for more than a decade

Ex-health MEC in R1bn graft probe

Gauteng’s embattled health department is even more sickly than thought, according to a report

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More than 50 workers at the Ingonyama Trust Board have been issued section 189 notices

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Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

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