Latest articles on Waterkloof Air Force Base

The president, the preacher and the great escape

Malawi’s new president was furious after Shepherd Bushiri’s dramatic disappearance from South Africa

SANDF sexual abuse and exploitation exposed

​Internal documents show that soldiers, meant to protect South Africa and keep the peace outside our borders, are sexually assaulting people

Russia in Africa: Soft power comes with hard edges

Amid diplomatic niceties at the Russia-Africa summit in Sochi, Moscow has sent two of its nuclear-capable bombers to Waterkloof

Editorial: Justice will one day be done

'There’s a palpable frustration that has for too long permeated South African society'

Koloane and the Waterkloof landing: So what if you help the Guptas?

Someone please call the police, the Hawks, the NPA… everyone

Maimane pushing for money laundering investigation into Gupta dairy farm project

The DA is also looking at whether a criminal case can be opened against the Guptas in the United Arab Emirates.

‘Guptas? Never heard of them’

A leaked transcript sheds new light on the saga of the family linked to Jacob Zuma using Waterkloof as its personal airport for wedding guests.

SANDF denies reports of second Gupta plane probe

The SANDF has denied reports about a second investigation into the landing of the Gupta family's private aircraft at Waterkloof Air Force Base.

Grim tales of the Brothers Gupta

How a little-known family in India climbed to the top of the South African political – and economic – game.

Waterkloof base preps for Mandela send-off ceremony

Activity was high at the Waterkloof Air Force Base as the military, the ANC, SACP and Cosatu prepare to send Nelson Mandela's remains to Qunu.

Zuma: Who is ‘Number One’?

President Jacob Zuma says he does not know who the "Number One" is referred to in almost all reports related to the Guptagate saga.

Guptagate: Soldiers awaiting trial date

The trial date of the SANDF members facing charges relating to the landing of a private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base is yet to be set.

Guptagate: Number 1 back in the spotlight

Beeld editor Adriaan Basson speaks to us about the latest revelations in the Guptas' Waterkloof landing scandal.

M&G Newsroom: One Young World and Guptagate

Join Verashni Pillay and Faranaaz Parker on the M&G Newsroom on Tuesday morning as they bring you the latest in current affairs.

Allegations by DA draw Zuma deeper into Guptagate

Following a report suggesting Jacob Zuma knew about a private aircraft landing at Waterkloof, further accusations have pulled him into the saga.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

Press Releases

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention


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The Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Research and Publication Interventions

The project places emphasis on rolling out a standardised package of occupational health services and mining safety standards across four countries