When building started at Nkandla in 2009, the public works department estimated the upgrade would cost R28-million.
When building started at Nkandla in 2009, the public works department estimated the upgrade would cost R28-million.
A witness says the Czech fugitive felt untouchable after making a donation to a party faction.
A rise in seismic activity in Johannesburg has experts and insurers worried.
A rise in seismic activity in Johannesburg has experts and insurers worried.
Allegations against untouchable cops reveal an East Rand unit apparently in the fugitive’s pocket
The case against Neil Aggett’s interrogator could set an important precedent for restorative justice.
Public protector directs Zuma to repay the state and explain himself to Parliament
The public protector's provisional report on the funding of Jacob Zuma's homestead directs him to repay the state and explain himself to Parliament.
Reports of mosque closures and restrictions on wearing veils in public have surfaced despite Angola's president denying the country's ban on Islam.
The NPA says Radovan Krejcir and his co-accused should appear in camera, citing "safety and security concerns".
Radovan Krejcir is being held somewhere "safe in custody" national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said at a press briefing on Krejcir's arrest.
The revenue service believes the unusual donation may be part of an elaborate tax dodge by her father.
A top detective on Johannesburg's East Rand has denied knowledge about any links to the Czech fugitive or that anything was untoward.
Observers say an apparent lack of hard evidence raises questions about Wandile Mkhize's killers
Millions were handed to an SA company that supplied mass surveillance technology to Libya
Angola's sovereign wealth fund, chaired by the president's son Filomeno dos Santos, has denied spending R3-billion on a London office block.
Sars has obtained a court order placing all of Krejcir's assets under the control of a curator, following a preservation order issued by a court.
With no extradition treaty between Angola and Brazil, the politician continues to avoid arrest.
Public protector Thuli Madonsela is being forced to excise parts of the Nkandla report, so who is protecting whom?
The motive for the bomb at Radovan Krejcir's shop in Bedfordview is murky, but the attack has unleashed fear in Joburg’s underworld
The high commissioner to Ghana has some tricky questions to answer about her conduct
The son of Angola's President José Eduardo dos Santos is at the centre of a controversial investment in a R3-billion property in London.
The M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism has released over 12 000 pages of evidence about the state-funded upgrade at Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home.
Thuli Madonsela has criticised claims her draft Nkandla report jeopardises Jacob Zuma's security, while revealing "resistance to the investigation".
City Power's smart meter tender review findings are still a matter of doubt, writes Lionel Faull.
Court affidavits suggest the public protector was not given all the documents that would allow for a comprehensive investigation.
The consortium awarded a multibillion-rand tender wants its shareholding details to remain a secret.
The Hawks officer claims his testimony vindicates Anwa Dramat and has been deliberately ignored
Fingers have been pointed at "corrupt" cops as the body count in gangland killings mount.
Police crack down on demonstrators protesting at the disappearance of two young political activists.
Presidents Xi Jinping and Jakaya Kikwete [Photo: Khalfan Said/AP]
The clandestine nature of many colossal and high-level deals is alarming many in the country.
November showdown with Public Works over release of information about spending at President Zuma's private residence.
Law enforcement is a mess of tit-for-tat actions and allegations as leaders battle each other instead of the criminals.
Glynnis 'The Bruiser' Breytenbach (Delwyn Verasamy, M&G)
Gauteng Finance MEC Mandla Nkomfe [Photo: Gallo]
Latecoming winner: Sandile Zungu (Gallo)
Gold Fields chief executive Nick Holland.(Gallo)
ANC chairperson Baleka Mbete. (Oupa Nkosi, MG)
Baleka Mbethe. [Photo: David Harrison MG]
Suspended crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli [Photo: Gallo]
Photo: Gold Fields Mine [Courtesy of Gold Fields]
Jerome Brauns [Photo:Gallo]
Richard Mdluli [Photo: Gallo]
ANC chair Baleka Mbete [Photo: Sunday Times]
[Photo: Katrina Manson, Reuters]
Commission chair Willie Seriti [Photo: Delwyn Verasamy]
Iqbal Survé [Photo: Gallo]
[Photo: Oupa Nkosi, M&G]
Mokotedi Mpshe [Photo: Lisa Skinner]
Johan du Plooy, Billy Downer and Anton Steynberg [Lisa Skinner]
Mpshe announces his decision to drop charges (Lisa Skinner, M&G)
Nyala Game Lodge [Photo: Karishma Dipa]
MGCIJ echoes SANEF concerns about police visits to newspaper offices
Vivian Reddy [Photo: Oupa Nkosi, M&G]
Iqbal Surve [Photo: Gallo Images]
The first week of public hearings at the arms commission has ended in a controversial perjury row involving witness leader advocate Simmy Lebala.
Independent News & Media, one of SA’s biggest news publishers, is to become at least 45% owned by South African and Chinese state-owned companies.
As in the past, Mugabe is expected to reward those who neutralised the opposition.
GRAPHIC: The three parts of the deal explained
Judge Willie Seriti
Thulani Cele [Photo: Delwyn Verasamy]
A board member is accused of exploiting insider knowledge to land a R26m contract.
The murder trial of Uwe Gemballa reached the end of its second week but his name has hardly been mentioned.
But politically-connected bid winner Cloudseed failed to deliver the last time.
Man convicted of killing German businessman Uwe Gemballa claims he was forced to implicate the accused.
[Photo: Delwyn Verasamy]
[Photo: Oupa Nkosi, M&G]
But some think First Strut boss's 'suicide' sparked an opportunistic plot to cover up massive fraud.
[Photo: Madelene Cronjé, M&G]
Zimbabwe has had to find an alternative way to print ballots after it emerged that a $2.5-million press it ordered would arrive only in August.
Witchcraft is a way of life in Tanzania.
The bizarre attempt on the life of the underworld boss has raised new questions about his South African operations.
Panganathan ‘Timmy ‘ Marimuthu. [Photo: Independent]
Former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli (left)
Worst offenders: Tanzania's cops [Photo: Marco Longari]
Thandeka Nene [Photo: Jackie Clausen/Times Media Group]
[Photo: Madelene Cronjé]
Commentators have described the latest revelations about the multimillion-rand upgrade of President Jacob Zuma’s homestead as 'a mega scandal'.
GRAPHIC: The story of Jacob Zuma's private residence since his inauguration in 2009.
[Photo: Skyler Reid]
Zuma’s share of the ‘security-related’ costs has been whittled down steadily -- at the state’s expense
Public Works minister Thulas Nxesi
amaBhungane combed through more than 12 000 Dept of Public Works documents. Here is a selection of the most revealing ones...
Zimbabwe’s register is inaccurate and biased towards older citizens, a research group has found.
The splurging, the secrecy, the sloppiness – and what the president knew
Michael Campbell (r), now deceased. [AFP]
Businessman at last confronts rumours of an affair with Zimbabwe's first lady.
[Photo: Delwyn Verasamy]
Politicians unite to condemn minister’s favouring of SA firm and clandestine trade of Marange gems
NPA has applied to court for review of comprehensive 'not guilty' disciplinary hearing verdict
King Mswati III
[Photo: Madelene Cronje]
Michael Sata is under pressure to dismiss the country's chief justice following accusations that he is retaining her in breach of the Constitution.
[Photo: Delwyn Verasamy]
Dairy farm director Kamal Vasram
Regulator queries social grant distributor's plans to also market its own funeral policies at pay points.
[Photo: Gallo Images]
Glynnis Breytenbach, who has been found not guilty of all 15 charges against her, plans to return to her cases, which could include Richard Mdluli's.
[Photo: Leon C Ferris]
PetroSA has suspended a top executive implicated in the R1-billion scandal that is rocking the parastatal.
The press ombudsman has in its entirety dismissed Durban tycoon Vivian Reddy's complaint against the Mail & Guardian newspaper.
Naledi housing project
'Free board' for Richard Mdluli
Critics allege political motives behind alarming new trend.
When the inspector visited the alleged training site there were no students and the “offices” were empty
Former PetroSA chair Benny Mokaba
The M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism condemns the arrest of Owen Gagare, a former intern of ours.
Murky: 'double-dipping' lawyer George Sabelo.
Former Zambian envoy to Nigeria gives explosive testimony in court.
The Jubilee Oil Field, off the coast of Ghana.
Henry Banda is wanted in Zambia.
Nation editor Bheki Makhubu
CIO head, Happyton Bonyongwe, (L) confers.
Hideout for fraudsters, despots and spies
All hell broke loose in Brazzaville.
Inside the global offshore money maze
Deployment of SA troops to CAR followed 'urgent requests'.
A data detective story.
Ruling hammers rival, Absa-owned AllPay.
CAR 'fixer' Didier Pereira
Zambian businessman Rajan Mahtani
Claims of mismanaged NGO funds have returned to haunt Mbeki.
Tumi Ntsele, new majority shareholder of Free State Times
Ministerial adviser Siyabonga Mahlangu is a key power broker.
Bid committee secretary says rot goes 'right to the top'
The Gauteng Online Project tender has been cancelled before the finalisation of a tender to install computer labs in the province’s public schools.
Convicted match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal linked to Lesotho FA.
Malawi President Joyce Banda pays her respects.
Mbeki and his estranged lover, Shehnilla Mohammed.
Huge amounts have already been paid out, despite warnings that it may be unconstitutional.
Several senior SIU members have been sidelined following the departure of Willie Hofmeyr
No mercy: acting NPA head Lawrence Mrwebi.
Many computer labs are unusable but Gauteng may give the contractor another chance to fix them.
Murder probe stalls but evidence suggests links to fugitive Radovan Krejcir.
Shareholders of Finance Bank are contesting the legality of FNB’s doomed acquisition in 2011.
ANC top dog misled legislature, while his department fails to investigate the theft
Sanctions buster sold 'security sensitive' equipment to MTN
Twelve hours before her death, Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend was buying him a gift to show her love
The cash-strapped party says the government must contribute more if it wants to reduce private donors
Former Lesotho Trade Minister benefited from a government scheme intended to pay the rent of students studying in South Africa
A convicted drug baron and one-time associate of soccer boss Irvin Khoza, released from Dubai prison after serving 16 years
MTN investigation has ostensibly cleared the company
Breytenbach testifies in her own defence at her disciplinary hearing
The decision to upgrade security was made after Zuma's 2009 inauguration
Maharaj's sister-in-law's knowledge of a secret Swiss account
In an interview with the M&G, Shirene Carim, Zarina Maharaj's sister, expands on her reasons for coming forward now.
The Democratic Alliance has called for an immediate investigation into the SANDF's donation of retired military helicopters
More evidence that state entities are bullied into supporting Zuma’s friends.
More than 1 700 people invested their savings in a scheme they now believe was fraudulent.
Suspended prosecutor’s lawyer accuses her boss of adding a ‘scurrilous gloss’ to the complaint.
Rumours that ICT's Archie Luhlabo was preparing to spill the beans were allegedly passed on to Kumba by a senior state attorney.
The National Prosecuting Authority has accused an attorney, testifying for Glynnis Breytenbach, of making up evidence during the disciplinary hearing
Fur continued to fly in dramatic fashion at the disciplinary hearing of suspended prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach.
Glynnis Breytenbach's boss, advocate Lawrence Mrwebi, has said that his intelligence had been "insulted" following an "attack" by Breytenbach.
The hearing into suspended prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach started off with a false accusation made by Imperial Crown Trading lawyer Ronnie Mendelow.
The lawyer representing ICT Ronnie Mendelow has finally concluded his evidence at the disciplinary hearing against Glynnis Breytenbach.
The disciplinary hearing of senior prosecutor advocate Glynnis Breytenbach has continued at the National Prosecuting Authority head office.
Advocate Wim Trengove, representing Glynnis Breytenbach at her disciplinary hearing, has tried to show that the NPA had no grounds to suspend her.
Botswana’s opposition party throws its weight behind law for officials to declare their interests.
The media have gone straight to the top in their bid to gain access to the refugee status appeal hearing of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir.
The four men accused of plotting the assassination of President Jacob Zuma at the ANC's elective conference will reappear in court on Friday.
Lesotho claims an Ethiopian is smuggling illegal immigrants into South Africa -- but he denies it.
What happens when government plans to build a nuclear plant in your hometown? We went to the Eastern Cape to find out.
South Africa’s heftiest felines -- from President Fat Cat’s stinky Nkandla deal to the Capitec cats who creamed it -- risked obesity in 2012.
Authors of the failed Mangaung attack.
The terrorist threat at the ANC's Mangaung conference has been revealed as an alleged assassination attempt on Jacob Zuma and other top leaders.
The Federale Vryheidsparty says two members have been arrested for high treason after reports of a planned attack on the ANC's Mangaung conference.
The crime intelligence unit is deployed at the ANC’s conference, leaving the country wide open.
Fraudster claims the money did not buy him any commercial benefits.
A forensic probe reveals a litany of deals among connected individuals as well as escalating costs.
Officials differ on whether Hulley responded to critical questions about a grants tender.
South Africa is accused of putting undue pressure on a weak government to extract an unfair deal.
The 2006 forensic report prepared for Zuma's trial that never saw the light of day ... now made available in the public interest.
Most of the evidence concerns KwaZulu-Natal Premier Zweli Mkhize and Barbara Masekela, South Africa’s former ambassador to France.
Secret report reveals how millions flowed to Zuma.
EDITOR'S COMMENT: ANC delegates must make their choice with the fullest possible knowledge of each candidate’s suitability for high office.
Here are the people the auditors’ report identifies as having paid more than R7-million to benefit Jacob Zuma between 1995 and 2006.
The financing of the Nkandla project makes it clear that Jacob Zuma’s home is built on shaky foundations of friends and would-be favours.
Three major banks willfully ignored (albeit with gritted teeth) Zuma's laissez-faire attitude to debt.
A few months after Zuma and Ngema wed, they went house-hunting.
Thales allegedly funded Maharaj’s bid to stop Scorpions from getting his wife’s bank records.
A Swedish programme has aired allegations of a payment ostensibly intended for a union school.
A Cope, DA and ANC parliamentarian are the top three property owners in the House.
An investigation by the public protector has cleared Northern Cape finance minister John Block of wrongdoing relating to the sale of a piece of land.
Presents come at a price -- and not at the prices declared by the politicians who received them.
Mapisa-Nqakula spells out why she believes the AdoAir jet leasing agreement is full of holes.
Several Northern Cape politicians and officials are now facing charges.
Without his provision of surety, FNB would not have granted a loan for the Nkandla property.
Zuma was kept up to date about developments.
Fears that an agreement between SA & Swedish unions was a Trojan horse for arms deal kickbacks.
A lawyer has argued the media should have access to Radovan Krejcir's refugee status appeal because he used journalists to get under the spotlight.
The state's legal representative sided with Radovan Krejcir's lawyer in requesting that the media not be given access to his refugee status appeal.
Katse Dam delegate is fighting extradition from South Africa to serve a 10-year sentence for fraud.
COMMENT: In the public interest, the media is battling to override the fugitive's confidentiality status.
Man in the dock with Julius Malema ‘overcharges’ department for ‘grunt work’
Sexwale's company will gain up to R150-million from Absa shares
A business associate of Northern Cape ANC chairman John Block is amongst those in the dock
The water affairs minister denies that she prevented connected mines from being sued for water infringements.
Meet the apartheid cop linked to unionist's death.
RIGHT TO REPLY
Now that suspended crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli won't be prosecuted for the murder of Oupa Ramogibe, he is ready to go back to work.
Nepotism stalks Botswana under Ian Khama.
SA irked as man jailed for taking kickbacks returns to work on Lesotho Highlands project.
The alleged warehouse near Mokopane.
Why the President is trying to stop the 'spy tapes' going public.
Noose closes a notch tighter around senior ANC parliamentarian Yolanda Botha.
Help us with our ongoing investigation into the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) in Limpopo province.
Eating: former driver Collins Foromo & cousin Tshepo Malema.
Fund management company goes into damage control this week.
Answers about security spending at Zuma’s private home have raised only more questions.
New evidence emerges about the deal awarded by Johannesburg while the mayor's wife scored
Shareholders Julius Malema and Lesiba Gwangwa in Mauritius.
Public works claims Roux Shabangu fraudulently used his empowerment credentials for a lease deal
Tau asks for two independent investigations.
amaBhungane's Promotion of Access to Information Act application stalled this week.
Follow our step-by-step Promotion of Access to Information Act requests to the Department of Public Works for procurement details about Zuma's home.
President Jacob Zuma's private homestead is the site of lavish upgrades at the taxpayer's expense.
Declared a state secret after the outcry?
Jo’burg’s first couple faces conflict of interest claims over the awarding of a lucrative contract
Controversial R10-bn tender winner wants to sell financial products to 10-million state beneficiaries.
Regiments chairman & Thebe Investments co-founder Litha Nyhonyha.
Money laundering charge carries penalty of R100-million fine or 30-year jail sentence.
Penalties and interest swell Juju's tax bill by nearly two-thirds.
On the last day of the inquest into the death of Oupa Ramogibe, the court heard Richard Mdluli hired two men to kill him.
Missing dockets related to the murder case of Oupa Ramogibe were found in Richard Mdluli's former office safe, a witness testified.
Bheki Cele was the driving force behind an alleged plot to derail the career of suspended crime boss Richard Mdluli says Ike Motloung, Mdluli's lawyer
In his first appearance at the inquest on Oupa Ramogibe's murder, Richard Mdluli has claimed he was in no way involved in the taxi driver's death.
At the murder inquiry of Oupa Ramogibe, the court heard that Richard Mdluli and his associates beat a witness so hard, she bled from her ears.
A former detective says suspended crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli gave instructions that the attempted murder case of Oupa Ramogibe be closed.
An alleged witness to the shooting of Oupa Ramogibe has told the court that Sergeant Simon Dlomo was at the scene of the crime.
Oupa Ramogibe was driven to the place where he was shot and killed in suspended crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli's car, court has heard.
Oupa Ramogibe was friends with one of the police officers alleged to have played a part in his death, the Boksburg Magistrate's Court heard on Friday.
Oupa Ramogibe could have been killed by his former girlfriend, said Richard Mdluli's defence lawyer at the Boksburg Magistrate's Court.
Richard Mdluli's lawyer tried to discredit the sister of slain Oupa Ramogibe, saying her statement differed from what she told the court.
Controversial former crime intelligence boss Richard Mduli was absent from the Boksburg Magistrate's Court on the first day of a murder inquest.
The suspended head of crime intelligence, Richard Mdluli, would not have been promoted if he were a criminal, his former superior has testified.
Controversial employee keeps her friends -- and new boss -- close.
Mdluli’s entrance, and his subsequent testimony, suggested a man with a cast-iron ego.
As investigations approach their final stages, he has lined up a powerful defence team.
FYL cronies milk a generous benefactor.
Acting head also ignores her own legal adviser and external auditors' counsel.
Lawyers try to discredit Oupa Ramogibe’s relatives in a bid to clear Richard Mdluli.
The years since the murder work in former crime boss's favour and place witnesses under stress
Questions have arisen about how ANC politicians Tokkie Mataboge acquired a pricey car belonging to murder-convicted former mayor Matthew Wolmarans.
A court ruling that found the social grants contract "illegal has left many questions unanswered
An alleged attempt to halt a probe follows prior accusations of meddling in controversial cases.
The National Prosecuting Authority’s legal team has been bickering for weeks.
NEWS ANALYSIS: It is inconceivable that the minister does not know what his company does with his money
Investigations suggest Basileus Capital was already treading water.
The authority's advocate tells disciplinary hearing that it needs a new chairperson to lead the inquiry.
Party sources claim the fraud charges brought against him are largely politically motivated because he is a Jacob Zuma supporter.
A New York hedge fund ‘loaned’ the millions Zanu-PF needed to crush the opposition’s victory
A peaceful first round, won by MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai, was followed by a brutal run-off, won by Robert Mugabe.
How Areva tried to buy its way to the front.
A deadly dispute between former partners follows accusations of the misappropriation of funds.
Editor and reporters warned that they are suspected of stealing confidential records.
Advocate Trengove has accused the NPA of one-sidedness in its probe of the senior prosecutor.
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has defended Chancellor
His hard-hitting statement to the Hawks also implicates ANC heavyweight John Block.
Marange diamond millionaire’s shopping spree raises eyebrows.
A new report alleges that he is the victim of ‘unhappy’ police members who run to the media.
Millions paid to textbook supplier despite cash crunch.
Flamboyant property magnate Zunaid Moti under scrutiny.
Acting SIU head ignored legal advice and reinstated Miseria Nyathi.
Education honcho in car swap with EduSolutions director
Case now closed, say police.
Huge amounts are involved but little progress has been made to recoup the money.
Advocate Lawrence Mrwebi is implicated in interfering in two key cases in KwaZulu-Natal.
EduSolutions' boss's link to Zuma.
Even in death “oilgate” kingpin Sandi Majali remains a source of contention.
Minister knew of problems months ago
Alfred Nevhutanda acknowledged his sources only after being confronted with the evidence.
Firm associated with Mvelaphanda involved in much-criticised loan to West African country.
Companies connected to senior party officials may have profited from a 'cover quoting' racket
Owning businesses presents serious problems that could harm the party, its document states
Cases involving our police and courts carry political traces.
A defamation case brought against the Friends of Jacob Zuma Trust could have significant legal implications for online news sites if it goes to trial.
Claims by private investigator turn spotlight on Czech fugitive's financial dealings with murdered strip club boss Lolly Jackson.
Ex-treasurer Dumisani Khoza paid himself R3.55m
Losing firm claims the cellular giant is using intimidation tactics.
Accuses NPA bosses of acting with ulterior motives.
Embattled police commissioner General Bheki Cele receives his marching orders.
Bombardier engaged in intelligence gathering on the competition and key decision makers.
Millions paid out for uncompleted work.
‘Confidential settlement’ includes back pay and bonuses worth R2-million.
Could the collapse of his leasing deals with the SAPS have left him short of dough?
Police spy chief refuses to go down without a fight as more details of his political cosseting emerge.
Millions of rand paid to shadowy Tunisian fixer
Cele could stymie the president's bid to save Mdluli.
It is not the first time the director general of the labour department has been tipped for the position.
Despite damning reports and default judgments, the minister overrode a selection panel's decision.
The SACP criticised the project from the outset, but its investment arm has a stake in it.
Certain aspects of the tenderpreneur's finances are easy to trace, but cash payments are more opaque.
Acting commissioner in an apparent act of defiance.
ANC treasurer says if taxpayers do not contribute they cannot ask for transparency
Man 'disappeared' after recovering R28-million for the Swazi government — but was easy to find
Mdluli remains powerful while his protectors play for time.
Liquidators say Solly and Fazel Bhana were behind the collapse of the Pamodzi gold mines, stripping the mines' assets while workers went unpaid.
Prior to delivery, the MD-87 passed through firms specialising in ownership subterfuge
Men who investigated murder charge against Richard Mdluli were threatened with charges
The Press Freedom Commission has called for more public participation and a hierarchy of penalties, but rejected the idea of a media tribunal.
The origin of the costly "gift" -- a DC-9 aircraft -- is a mystery, but activists say it was bought for King Mswati III by Swaziland's government.
A who's who of the companies behind the billion-rand social grants tender has shown a lot of contradictions, and revealed more links to Tokyo Sewale.
One of Jacob Zuma's most trusted bodyguards has been placed in charge of the operational spying structures of the police service.
Relatives claim they still bear the scars of brutal intimidation by crime boss Richard Mdluli
The government has yet to reveal what caused the aeroplane crash that killed the football team
A new regulatory regime is imminent for SA's newspaper industry wherein an independent regulator will have the power to impose fines on newspapers.
The son of Equatorial Guinea's president, who is also a government minister accused of corruption, has been getting cozy with the Mswati clan.
Swaziland's King Mswati III has become embroiled in a row with the telecommunications parastatal over the direction of telephony in the kingdom.
Henry Banda of Zambia is staying put in South Africa, citing prejudice against him.
BEE firm that will reap rewards from huge payout tender refuses to reveal its shareholders
The men accused of harassing his love rival enjoyed rapid and spectacular promotions
Richard Mdluli and Bheki Cele have become proxies in different ANC factions' battle for political control of key state security agencies.
Muddled opinions by the inspector general were used as a pretext to reinstate spy boss Richard Mdluli, but her advice to prosecute him was ignored.
Sources reveal a terrifying situation at the mobile operator company's headquarters in Tehran.
Henry Banda, the son of former Zambia president Rupiah Banda, is wanted by Interpol but he has permanent residence and a business in South Africa.
A report to the inspector general of intelligence sets out the crime intelligence boss's alleged fraud in detail.
A rival company has lodged evidence in a United States court that details how South African company -- MTN -- secured a lucrative deal in Iran.
Zuma's allies directly influenced the decision to drop all charges against crime intelligence boss.
Read the secret Crime Intelligence Division report which outlines alleged abuses of its funds by division head Lt-Gen Richard Mdluli.
The BEE consortium that is part of the winning bidder for a massive social grant tender has many links to Mvelaphanda, Tokyo Sexwale's company.
Spy boss Richard Mdluli, whom Jacob Zuma "owes for his acquittal on rape charges", has emerged as part of a complex network "guarding" the president.
A suspended top spook's 'sponsored' comeback pits spy vs spy in a dirty battle to gain the upper hand before the ANC elective conference in Mangaung.
The new intelligence Bill has run into a new flak as critics complain that it threatens to concentrate power in the state security minister's hands.
Leaders flock south for medical care at taxpayers' expense as country's healthcare sector founders.
A once promising geyser manufacturer is under pressure and faces closure following funding cuts.
President Jacob Zuma's lawyer Michael Hulley has played various roles in the drawn-out awarding of a disputed multi-billion rand contract.
The two beleaguered companies have a number of business consultants and associates in common.
Police commissioner and his expert-turned-adversary testified this week.
Former Pamodzi liquidator Enver Motala has roped in ANC heavyweights in an urgent bid to wipe his slate clean by securing a presidential pardon.
Alstom, a French engineering company with links to the SA nuclear industry, is in the firing line for 'improper payments' to an official in Zambia.
Troubled low-cost airline Velvet Sky stands accused by petrol giant BP of resorting to "desperate cash-raising measures to stave off bankruptcy".
Adjudicators of a previous social-grants tender failed to tell the police about the bribe.
The state has allegedly urged French and Chinese nuclear companies to put in a bid for nuclear power stations, but the energy department denies this.
The human settlements department has launched a whistleblower witch-hunt after a damning audit exposing a dodgy R72.6-million IT contract was leaked.
Details have emerged of disputed alibis and further shenanigans in the battle between Kumba and Imperial Crown Trading to secure the rights to Sishen.
"Open chequebook" bribe claim hits controversial tender award, as Norman Arendse reveals social grants scandal implicating sports boss Gideon Sam.
A social grants payment contract has sparked a court battle because it was awarded to foreign firm with a chequered past in South Africa.
When Nigerian-American businessman Kase Lawal courted Thabo Mbeki in an oil deal South Africa got screwed. Now he is cosying up to Jacob Zuma.
ANALYSIS: The prime driver of the ANC's assault on the judiciary inexplicably escaped prosecution.
Prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach is still waiting to hear from the NPA what she has done wrong.
Motivating the bail applications of Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir, his lawyer told the court he made donations to various South African charities.
Now crisis management gets under way as commuters demand refunds for unused tickets.
An economist in the department is accused of breaking the law to evict tenants who refused to leave her property within 48 hours.
The three-year battle between Imperial Crown Trading and Kumba Iron Ore for a multibillion-rand stake in Sishen is getting dirtier and dirtier.
Lawyer says a department manager died as he was about to spill the beans about controversial deal.
Observers fear Glynnis Breytenbach is the victim of collateral damage in the battle between the Sishen mining rivals.
Competing mobile operators MTN and Turkcell are keeping silent on the latter's claims that MTN bribed its way into Iran six years ago.
Police follow up leads that point to a wider conspiracy in Gemballa murder case.
Despite an uneasy calm since a 'turf war' led to the merging of nightclub 'security services' in the Cape, there are still scores to be settled.
The alarm has been sounded over a proposed law that will create an intelligence monolith and allow wider bugging of SA citizens without a warrant.
Treasury paves way for unit to begin investigation into evidence unearthed by intervention force.
Major roleplayers feel that the corporatisation of the industry has short-changed them.
Home Affairs declares Serbian fugitive a "prohibited person".
The SABC's new boss chaired a mining company that went into meltdown, in which controversial Thai billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra played a role.
An affidavit tabled by new defence secretary Sam Gulube suggests that there may have been grave flaws in the R800-million presidential jet tender.
Court papers accuse controversial former Pamodzi liquidator of more lies and fraud.
Testimony by investigator Paul Hendrikse has linked Serbian fugitive Dobrosav Gavric to mobsters, but his lawyer says the Hawks are "throwing mud".
The tentacles of Mozambican President Armando Emilio Guebuza's huge family business empire make Zuma Incorporated look like a spaza-shop operation.
Persistent complaints to the Competition Commission sparked an inquiry into alleged collusion between the major players in the horse-racing industry.
A Serbian fugitive living in SA fears he will be murdered if he returns home to face justice for slaying "Arkan", a Serbian gangster and war criminal.
The globalisation of organised crime has led to the detritus of Central Europe's underworld -- gangsters and hitmen -- washing up on our own shores.
SA's new acting prosecutions chief, Nomgcobo Jiba has risen to the highest echelons of the justice system, despite a chequered past within in the NPA.
Craig McKune takes a look at all the hands that were caught in the cookie jar this year.
Meet the ANC's biker club of choice.
The unofficial identification of the man present with Cyril Beeka when he was shot in a drive-by assassination has deepened the mystery of his murder.
The ANC is accused of diverting state money from much-needed causes to spend on electioneering.
Mystery fund appears to have been duplicated in the Northern Cape.
The lease for the ICD building was signed by Roux Shabangu, even though the building was owned by his former partner, Japie van Niekerk.
Hawks sources claim that the provisional withdrawal of the charges is "sinister".
Much rests on a court decision on who owns a minority stake in the lucrative mine.
Dispute over R1-billion contract award set for court.
Property tycoon Roux Shabangu has joined other voices in a public effort to validate the deal.
Rob Adam is going to a construction group that will bid for the massive government nuclear tender.
Contrary to reports, Tokyo Sexwale and Kgalema Motlanthe still have a case to answer for the the parts they played in the Oilgate scandal.
If allegations are true, South Africa's Crime Intelligence Service, accused of blatantly abusing secret service funds, is the country's biggest mafia.
Only one general in the unit remains in his job. The police are mum on the reasons, but sources say they are linked to conspiracy or corruption.
The latest legal developments in Mac vs the M&G.
President Jacob Zuma has relied heavily on the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) in his attempts to demonstrate his determination to fight corruption.
Willem Heath has followed a winding road since he last headed the Special Investigating Unit.
Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj has responded to questions from the Mail & Guardian, pertaining to Friday's story "The evidence that damns Mac".
Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj has responded to questions from the M&G, pertaining to Friday's story "The evidence that damns Mac".
A trail of evidence seen by the M&G shows Mac Maharaj as transport minister took payment after payment from contract bidder Schabir Shaik.
International Relations Minister failed to declare a R100 000 benefit.
The new airline Velvet Sky hired a director and advisers of failed mining company Aurora Empowerment Systems to help "grow the company".
Mac Maharaj faces a predicament on how to respond to the serious allegations levelled against him in media reports on his section 28 testimony.
Presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj's attorneys have laid charges against the Mail & Guardian and two of our senior journalists.
Parliament's scrutiny of Roux Shabangu's lease agreement has flushed out new evidence to suggest the public works department "blind signed" the ICD.
Court gets new details of both Aurora's bid to take over Pamodzi's mines and its running of them.
The M&G has been compelled to suppress a report about presidential spokesperson Mac Maharaj, following a threat of criminal prosecution.
Parliament's ethics committee's attempt to bring MP Yolanda Botha to book has been derailed by last-minute manoeuvring.
Enver Motala, who came under fire for the liquidation of Pamodzi Gold mines, allegedly changed his name to disguise 93 previous fraud convictions.
Documents confirm the problematic top-secret security clearance of a senior crime intelligence official.
Company that loses contract takes defence department to court to explain its decision.
Meet the two most powerful and politically well-connected businesswomen in KZN.
Investigations by the Hawks, the public protector and Sars into "Malema Inc" may be in their infancy but reports suggest he should be worried.
The DA has called on the president to send the Burma ambassador to SA packing, after investigations suggest he has a questionable human rights record.
An M&G investigation has found Burma's ambassador to SA, Myint Naung may be a former brigadier general linked to serious human rights abuses.
A building leased to the Independent Complaints Directorate has been fingered for a fourfold leap in directorate's bill.
Malema's extravagant host in Mauritius, David Mabilu made his millions by buying land from one arm of government and reselling it to another.
As the sun sets on the now-liquidated mining company, Aurora director Michael Hulley's selection as the president's legal adviser has raised eyebrows.
Disgraced former police chief will claim in appeal court that he was the victim of a Scorpions plot.
CLARIFICATION: Magashule may not have signed the lease himself, but his role in its authorisation is clear.
Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir was linked to another mysterious incident this week when one of his alleged bodyguards was shot and arrested.
A leaked report on the contract to supply SA with submarines has exposed the major deceit at the heart of the arms deal: inflated promises of offsets.
The scope of the probe into claims of corruption and impropriety in the arms deal has been hailed as "better than a sharp stick in the eye".
Calling on our readers: help us identify the people in these photos.
An apartheid-era foreign affairs official has been implicated in the fraud trial of two Germans with close ties to the country's ministry of defence.
The release of the Donen report into the Oil for Food scandal may well reopen a Pandora's box of allegations about kickbacks and diplomatic favours traded for oil from Saddam Hussein's Iraq.
The Zambian fugitive behind a dubious circumcision project in KZN has friends in high places in SA, including a president, a king and an ex-spy boss.
The Hawks' crackdown on the police's crime intelligence division may have as much to do with political power struggles as alleged fraud.
A company of which the Free State leader was once a director has scored millions in leases.
Promotion of Access to Information (Paia) application unlocks Richards Bay riddle.
Two rugby clubs face expulsion from their league after funds to upgrade fields fail to materialise.
Prior to the R1.7-billion police headquarters leasing scandal, developer Roux Shabangu was a major beneficiary of "irregular" Land Bank loans.
South Africa's intelligence agencies are routinely accessing citizens' private SMS, phone and email conversations ... illegally.
Senior crime intelligence officer Joey Mabasa, who has been linked to Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir, has been sacked with immediate effect.
A former employee of the Free State premier has landed government contracts worth millions.
South Africa has handed an offshore petroleum exploration right to a company reportedly tied to the military junta of Burma.
Five international bidders are sniffing around SA's biggest ever tender: an estimated R1-trillion contract to build six new nuclear reactors by 2030.
Accused of fraudulent payouts, the unit is leaving bona fide freedom fighters mired in bureaucracy.
Legal battle for the world's biggest opencast iron ore mine intensifies with new claims of forgery.
Another death this week has the hallmarks of an organised hit and involves familiar characters.
A former member of the SA Secret Service and his associate reveal their role in conspiracy.
Pray, and keep praying -- was that the secret of the chief justice's success?
Speculation has gone into overdrive over the murder of attorney Iaan Jordaan on Tuesday, after sources said they were convinced it was a hit.
Buoyed by positive crime stats, the police chief has come back fighting, sources claim.
Siyabonga Cwele's financial interests show possible conflicts and controversial business partners.
Despite their campaign against Mswati's despotic rule, Cosatu affiliates have been found to be involved in business deals with the Swazi king.
Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane's refusal to scan her bag at an airport costs taxpayers R235 000 plus.
The most senior leaders in SA's state security apparatus are fighting to keep their jobs
President Jacob Zuma announces an inquiry in to the arms deal -- but will it just be a "sweetheart commission"?
Julius Malema allegedly pressured staff at Limpopo's department of health to pay out on multimillion-rand contracts.
Subcontractors at the Gupta family's Shiva Uranium mine are crying foul over the company's alleged failure to pay for services provided.
A key beneficiary of the SA loan is rumoured to be co-owned by Swazi royal interests
The R117m Kei Rail project, meant to create jobs, provide affordable transport and boost the E Cape economy, is running again, but not at full steam.
Despite a damning probe, neither the fraudsters nor officials who abetted them have been charged.
Trustees have accused FSB chief Dube Tshidi and attorney Tony Mostert of 'despicable' behaviour.
Yolanda Botha has been given maximum penalty for misleading ethics committee on value of loan.
Three high-profile figures in the Northern Cape provincial legislature face disciplinary action.
This week sees the publication of Fiona Forde's An Inconvenient Youth: Julius Malema and the 'New' ANC. Read an extract here.
In a rare act of censure, Parliament's ethics committee has disciplined a top ANC MP who failed to disclose her interests and lied about their value.
Desktop computers and laptops have been removed from the company that is part-owned by ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema.
The advocate who introduced the two men says the chief justice nomination should be declined.
Deeds show a few connected politicians benefited from the sale of prestigious municipal property.
Insiders and contractors confirm that the practice of negotiating for kickbacks is rife -- and thriving -- at On-Point Engineers
Radovan Krejcir is said to be interested in guns unearthed on former property of Cyril Beeka.
Mining giant Kumba are arguing in court that Imperial Crown Trading submitted a "fraudulent" prospecting right to the department of mineral resources.
The apprehension of Enock Matshaba has been hailed as a breakthrough in the Phakoe case.
Bank blames Botha for trying to escape liability
One of the key witnesses is a known information peddler with links to intelligence agencies.
Ferrostaal probe shows submarine deal consortium paid more than $40-million to SA agents whose chief attraction was their influence on politicians.
Ceppwawu leaders -- and their lawyers -- at one another's throats.
How the ANC Youth League leader turns political power into personal gain.
Yolanda Botha feels the heat from parliament's ethics watchdog.
President Jacob Zuma and the ANC appear to be conflicted as complex relationships between President Zuma and King Mswati's clique emerge.
Protector asked to intervene in dispute between Hofmeyr and senior unit executive.
Julius Malema has a stake in a R4.6-billion road management deal, and is handing out state tenders to friends through the Ratanang Family Trust.
President Mutharika faces further protests and a loss of desperately needed aid if he fails to address Malawi's problems, civil groups and the US say.
Collusion among multinational cartels blamed for foreign exchange shortages.
Investment portfolio of more than R1-billion has been roadblocked.
Claims made against Investec could be behind justice minister's push for inquiry into spying.
A key Gupta lieutenant and the deputy president's girlfriend are drawn into the fray.
President Jacob Zuma's disclosures raise more questions than they answer.
Julius Malema's grandmother, Sarah Malema, is also a trustee of the Ratanang Family Trust that came to light over the weekend.
Malawi journalists were beaten by police in churches and hospitals in Lilongwe, and were blamed for the demonstrations that swept the country last week.
Police investigation into killing of 'Mr Cocaine' reveals underworld connection.
Hundreds of tonnes of hazardous medical waste has built up in a backlog blamed on the shortage of licensed treatment facilities in Gauteng.
Nothando Dube, the 12th wife of King Mswati III, says she is isolated and beaten by guards.
A twist in the Krejcir case sees fingers pointed at a security consultant working with the Hawks.
Hofmeyr probe appears to be part of a broader attack on the nation's corruption busters.
Thuli Madonsela has thrown down the gauntlet to President Jacob Zuma, demanding that he confront her awkward findings.
Fraud-accused Radovan Krejcir failed to get his bail guarantee halved in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday.
Two companies believe they won the same contract to provide water in the Northern Cape, leaving thirsty communities dry.
Court documents allege the bank relied on forged signatures to sue client for R103-million.
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela herself might be a pawn in a wider political battle.
Media freedom in South Africa has decreased markedly since 2008, a watchdog says.
Three Botswana presidents all appear to have turned political power into personal advantage.
An intelligence report reveals that access to jobs and tenders was at the heart of political unrest.
VIDEO: Embattled Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is probing dodgy state leasing scams. But how do the scams work?
Sanef is setting up an "eminent persons' panel" to investigate ways to strengthen and reform the print media's self-regulation system.
Documents reveal the cunning origin of the British arms company's system used to channel alleged kickbacks to South African arms deal 'advisers'.
An MP accused of misrepresenting her gifts and benefits to Parliament will have to wait a while longer for her case to be heard.
An online resource to spread knowledge about South Africa's arms deal scandal.
Police Commissioner Bheki Cele's "fingerprints" can now be found on two inflated police lease deals, the Public Protector says in her leaked report.
Special Investigation Unit considers probing roll-out of costly local government software.
Appointment of board chair with ties to defence industry does not concern department.
After violent protests, frustrated Botswana unions call off their strike to plan a way forward.
A R24-million commission was hidden from Saab by its partner, BAE Systems.
Trifecta: a horseracing bet in which a punter has to predict which horses will finish first, second, third in exact order. These guys won every time.
Top cop Major General Joey Mabasa is under investigation for conspiring to kill strip king Lolly Jackson.
Police question the North West figures accused of corruption by assassinated Moss Phakoe again.
Despite a stinging judicial rebuke about his work when Public Protector, Lawrence Mushwana says he will not resign as Human Rights Commission chair.
But Botswana Finance Minister Kenneth Matambo is refusing to resign.
Parliament is considering the legal merits of a request to give the public access to a hearing into alleged ethics violations by a senior ANC MP.
The department of public works' procurement division is the latest weak spot in the fight against tender corruption.
At the heart of it is the same business person responsible for the other inflated leases.
A 'poorly drafted' six-page document informed the decision to end the arms deal investigation.
Broadcaster must now air prime-time apology.
A 2009 report shows collisions climbed sharply, compelling more stringent safety standards.
The province's health department is accused of crooked medical waste contract practices.
Court case could lead to collapse of multibillion-rand ICT and BEE deals.
Landing lucrative government leases is the hottest new tenderpreneur scam.
Judgment reserved in Jacob Zuma's last attempt to conceal judges' assessment of 2002 election
ANALYSIS: Botswana's reputation as a shining example in Africa hangs in the balance.
Fresh allegations of tender corruption in the unenclosed toilets saga have been levelled against Moqhaka Municipality officials in the Free State.
A Rustenburg municipal councillor was killed within days of reporting a dodgy contract.
Mineral Resources official in "close personal relationship" with controversial mine bids businessman.
President Ian Khama's administration has been accused of censoring labour leaders in Botswana's ongoing public sector strike.
A company co-controlled by the ANC mayor of a Free State municipality won the tender to build the toilets at the centre of a new political row.
Awards littered the Mail & Guardian offices in Rosebank, Johannesburg after a good haul at the annual Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Awards.
In a surprise move this week Cricket South Africa president Mtutuzeli Nyoka won more than his reinstatement.
More decisions by public works department officials come under scrutiny.
Concourt postpones arms deal activist Terry Crawford-Browne's bid to force President Jacob Zuma to appoint a commission of inquiry into the arms deal.
We shine the spotlight on South Africa's spooks.
Almost 100 000 public servants have been on strike in Botswana since Monday last week, in an unprecedented display of popular militancy.
The BCCSA has dismissed an application by the SABC to appeal against an order that it correct an unfair report on an M&G journalist.
Netcare was warned by a top specialist to stop Israeli "tourist transplants" but the company dismissed his advice and hid behind a legal façade.
Anglo American plc has offered medical treatment to 14 former miners who have brought a test case against its South African subsidiary.
Shareholders in one of the companies looted by slain mining magnate Brett Kebble have launched a multimillion-rand lawsuit against Investec Bank.
Lieutenant-General Richard Mdluli, and his co-accused, were granted bail of R20 000 by the Boksburg Magistrate's court.
Union insists there is something rotten about Pikitup's tender adjudication processes.
Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir is gathering material for his pending application to be granted asylum as a "political refugee".
Cricket SA president Mtutuzeli Nyoka has mounted a telling High Court assault on the CSA's decision to back its chief executive, Gerald Majola.
Police investigation of claims that Mabasa stopped case 'is at advanced stage'.
The very high levels of violence in jails has been highlighted by the Judicial Inspectorate of Prisons.
Israel Mdlalose was an internal Umkhonto weSizwe operative working under cover in Kagiso township. Now he is unemployed and haunted by memories.
Allegations that crime intelligence boss Lieutenant-General Richard Mdluli was involved in a 1999 murder appear to have set off a propaganda war.
Dossier claims the involvement of disloyal 'Mbeki men' in investigating Mdluli.
Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of the head of communications of Mpumalanga's department of sports, culture and recreation.
There are indications that he is accused of stifling more than the Ramogibe probe
Video surveillance footage shot in the new Kimberley prison appears to show prison security personnel assaulting prisoners.
Wanted Cuban fugitive and six others held after massive drug bust at Nqura harbour in the Eastern Cape.
The ANC's Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans' Association may have benefited as an organisation from a multimillion-rand Gupta family mining deal.
Construction firm MKB has gained the upper hand in a conflict over a property in Hyde Park.
The fall-out from February's violent service delivery protests in Ermelo, Mpumalanga, continues.
The Czech fugitive is a connoisseur of weak states. His choice of SA as a refuge is symptomatic of the country's deepening moral malaise.
We probe the education department to uncover who is on the winning end of multi-billion rand tenders.
Despite being cleared, bigwigs at the trade department's regulator continue to feel the heat.
Former SIU deputy Faiek Davids is suing for unfair dismissal based on the recordings.
Several of Radovan Krejcir's associates have died violent deaths in the past 15 months.
Krejcir's network could extend to police and Balkan drug smugglers.
The BCCSA has upheld the M&G's complaint against the SABC regarding its broadcast of Robert Gumede's claims of corruption against Sam Sole.
The New Age newspaper is full of surprises, as I discovered during a visit to the paper this week.
University's suburban development plans for Frankenwald betray its deed terms, activists say
Affidavit detailing fraud may finally bring an end to Radovan Krejcir's run-around with the law.
Hawks 'insufficiently insulated from political interference', says Concourt
President's bride-to-be is welcomed into the fold, with her luxury house also coming under scrutiny.
Gauteng education department paid bill for legal services that included stress management fees.
The Special Investigating Unit's probe into abuses at the department of public works ranges far more widely than the police leasing scandal.
Although the IT company will conclude the billion-rand department of home affairs project, its role will be relatively small.
Property tycoon Roux Shabangu has hit the jackpot with his controversial deal to lease a Pretoria building to the police.
Legacy Hotel Holdings chief executive Bart Dorrestein has pledged that his Libyan minority shareholders will not pay any dividends back to Libya
Staff 'fleece' Metrorail in online scam; meanwhile, in the Eastern Cape, government cannot get its trains back on track.
Eighteen ex-goldminers are taking on Anglo over a lung disease caused by exposure to silica dust. It's a case that could cost the industry billions.
Amid denial of knowledge of any raid on the protector's office Madonsela is called to 'engage' with Cabinet.
Crackdown follows weeks of protests over alleged poor pay and harassment.
The Libyan government's investment arm co-owns a prime slice of Sandton -- Africa's most expensive real estate -- and a chunk of the V&A Waterfront.
The process surrounding top parastatal jobs fails scrutiny. We unpack the Transnet appointments.
Three more African National Congress politicians received benefits from the group that leases property to the government.
Government schools spend thousands photocopying test papers meant to be supplied by the department of education.
'Leaked' conversation results in showdown between provincial police chief and mayor.
Cape Town officials accused of downplaying a 'growing' crisis in poor areas.
Duduzane Zuma and the Guptas are at it again -- they will benefit from a proposed Indian steel investment bolstered by government intervention.
Former employee hands over six files of documents to M&G and the police
A disciplinary inquiry report has revealed the extent of the mismanagement under the leadership of Leonard Chuene
Small NGO takes on giant multinational over its attempts to control SA seed market
The UN's Frank LaRue said in Johannesburg this week that there can be no democracy without the internet as well as no development.
Parliamentary committee chairperson Yolanda Botha apparently received kickbacks from a company to which she assigned tenders worth more than R50m.
The family of the slain chief whip of Mpumalanga's Ehlanzeni district municipality, Johan Ndlovu, suspects that his murder was politically linked.
Public services minister brushes off Manyi's 'dismissal' and knows nothing about his business roles
The seeds of the crisis in Jo'burg's billing system were sown five years ago when a R208m tender was awarded to an inexperienced company.
Financially risky for CSA, it raises more questions about Majola's subsequent bonus from the league
An eleventh-hour affidavit submitted to the Refugee Appeal Board could deal a blow to Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir's bid to stay in SA.
Cricket South Africa approved a bonus of over R1m to chief executive Gerald Majola, while a committee was largely in the dark about two other bonuses.
Contracts worth R250-million went to a company linked to the DG's mother-in-law to be, but all parties deny that there is a conflict of interest.
Former Israeli foreign minister 'postpones' visit
Businessman Gaston Savoi, who is accused of bribing government officials for tender awards worth more than R86m, donated about R3,6m to the ANC.
Once inside, torture and violence are the norm, and there is little redress.
Mail & Guardian photographer Oupa Nkosi is facing trial for "assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm"
The DA has formally applied to the Constitutional Court to hear the party's bid to overturn Zuma's appointment of Menzi Simelane as NDPP.
President Jacob Zuma has appointed a deputy to prosecutions boss Menzi Simelane who was previously facing charges of dishonesty.
An SA-based Taiwanese man, Jen-Chih "Robert" Huang, has emerged as the middleman in deals between Chinese companies and President Jacob Zuma's nephew.
Stefaans Brümmer and Ilham Rawoot report on the cronies who were discovered this year with their hands in the public cookie jar.
CEO of embattled mining company Aurora Empowerment Systems, allegedly tried to pay a union representative R5-million for unpaid workers' salaries.
Only mass sackings could turn Matjhabeng around, a forensic audit implies.
WikiLeaks has released a secret diplomatic United States embassy cable listing two SA companies seen as critical to American interests.
Ernie Blom calls the alleged boasting of his involvement in the illegal Chiadzwa diamonds trade 'an absolute lie'.
Politicians and officials -- even the boss of the elite Hawks unit -- have done their best to bury the scandal. But it keeps returning to haunt them.
Arms-deal middleman Fana Hlongwane financed a R4-million home for General Siphiwe Nyanda when Nyanda prepared to step down as defence force chief.
Accused caught up in interdepartmental conflicts was denied his legal rights
As director general of the justice department, Menzi Simelane repeatedly hobbled the arms-deal probe.
Front company channelled millions of dollars in commissions from Nigerian contract.
Drug dealer Glenn Agliotti was a confident man on Friday morning, as he laughed and joked at a press conference in Johannesburg.
The debacle over the award of lapsed mining rights in the Sishen iron ore mine could be used by government to force Amsa to cut in steel prices.
The Kebble murder case fell victim to zeal in the related Selebi case, leading to leniency for accused.
Correspondence between Pamodzi Gold and Aurora Empowerment Systems reveals bitter divisions among those representing different interests.
John Block, the ANC Northern Cape leader accused of tender fraud, is being defended by a man who has a serious corruption charge hanging over his head
Killer's plea bargain casts a spotlight on Czech fugitive and his associates.
When Robert Gumede tendered to produce phonecards for Telkom in 2002, he had just come out of a bad break-up with his business partner.
Robert Gumede's ex-wife has told the M&G how she transferred R100 000 to the account of a company belonging to a Telkom executive's wife.
Businessman Robert Gumede launched a smear campaign against the M&G and amaBhungane following questions posed to him by the paper's investigative team
In his chapter in a new book, Paying for Politics, Sam Sole traces the link between the ANC's cadre deployment policy, BEE and its business interests.
Government plans to centralise media buying reveal an attempt to channel advertising to "patriotic" media, insiders say.
The state plans to convict 100 corrupt people who have each stolen more than R5-million through tender fraud over the next three-and-a-half years.
If a new Bill aimed at preventing stalking is passed, journalists' phone calls and visits could constitute stalking and harassment.
A showdown over the launch date and a lack of resources appear to have been what prompted the five most senior editors at the New Age to resign.
The Bakubung community is wealthy on paper, but a leadership dispute is keeping it in poverty
The National Prosecuting Authority maintained a stony silence this week on the Hawks' canning of the arms deal probe.
The judge hearing former police chief Jackie Selebi's corruption case was placed under 24-hour police protection after receiving death threats.
The arms deal investigation is dead. After a decade of investigators' blood, sweat and tears, Hawks boss Anwa Dramat has effectively buried the probe.
Paralysed mining company Aurora Empowerment Systems has cheated collapse once again after a year of surviving on little more than its political clout.
The investigation into the death of German businessman Uwe Gemballa is focusing on a circle of people around Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir.
Aurora Empowerment Systems is violating its agreement with liquidators by selling off assets from the liquidated Pamodzi mines.
Correctional services fighting to keep disputed catering contract.
The businessman who stands to make a fortune from controversial leasing deals with the police is himself the target of a police investigation.
Past drug claims dog businessman behind contentious circumcision device
Prosecutions chiefs blamed for Zuma impasse
A company co-owned by a close aide to PW Botha helped Iran evade American sanctions by sneaking a James Bond-style speedboat through South Africa.
While the struggling company faces liquidation, its troubled mines may yet be bailed out
On July 23 the M&G published a story alleging that Lillian Naicker, of the company Waste Rite, had been given access to details of a tender.
Justice Minister Jeff Radebe placed very little information before Zuma when the president appointed Menzi Simelane as head of the NPA.
The squeeze on Glenn Agliotti -- key witness against Jackie Selebi and lone defendant in the Brett Kebble murder trial -- is far from over.
The battle to get Czech fugitive and alleged crime boss Radovan Krejcir out of South Africa is heating up.
Former police chief Jackie Selebi is pinning his hopes of staying out of jail on a criminal probe into Glenn Agliotti's tax affairs.
Police chief defends his tightening grip on the purse strings, saying he smelled a rat in the awarding of contracts.
The National Prosecuting Authority withdrew all charges against Sunday Times investigative journalist Mzilikazi wa Afrika on Tuesday morning.
Former police chief Jackie Selebi was granted leave to appeal only one aspect of his conviction by the South Gauteng High Court on Monday morning.
A company belonging to medical waste industry baron David Sekete pleaded guilty this week to unlawfully operating a waste disposal site.
In 2007 the Northern Cape's Richtersveld community won its celebrated case to secure reparations for the diamond fields it lost in colonial times.
The corruption probe centring on Uruguyan businessman Gaston Savoi and his Intaka health group is likely to have political fallout.
Businessmen linked to Limpopo Premier Cassel Mathale and Julius Malema have emerged as beneficiaries of the medical waste management industry.
Does President Jacob Zuma deserve the praise heaped on him for "cracking down" on corruption last week?
The Gupta family, friends of President Jacob Zuma, were key to the agreement to sell prospecting rights at Sishen to steel conglomerate ArcelorMittal.
Corrupt former police national commissioner Jackie Selebi has filed for leave to appeal against his conviction and sentence.
Mining magnate Brett Kebble needed to die in a way that would look like a hit so that his family could claim money from insurance, a court has heard.
The state has implied that Glenn Agliotti's defence team may have manipulated his cellphone records.
In a blow to the state's case, murder accused Glenn Agliotti's damning statement made in his bail application has not been admitted as evidence.
President's son and deputy president's girlfriend hit the jackpot in ArcelorMittal empowerment deal.
Tycoon's butler relates how his boss acted out of character and was depressed before his death
Uncertainty shrouds the cause of death of four men -- allegedly illegal miners -- whose bodies were found on Thursday in an underground in a mine.
Sivi Gounden, who shot to prominence in the Lonmin row that erupted last week, is considered both technically competent and politically connected.
On Wednesday, Brett Kebble's housekeeper, Andrew Minnaar, gave a court some insight into Kebble's state of mind in the days before his death.
The defence counsel for murder accused Glenn Agliotti on Tuesday took the state's witness on cellphone records to task.
Mpho Pule was a grandmother in her fifties when she was told that Nelson Mandela was her father. She spent the next 12 years trying to meet him.
If Clinton Nassif is all the state has to nail Glenn Agliotti for the murder of mining magnate Brett Kebble, they're in trouble.
Drug dealer Glenn Agliotti's defence counsel, Laurance Hodes, wants the murder charges against his client withdrawn.
Judge Frans Kgomo relaxed the bail conditions of Glenn Agliotti in the South Gauteng High Court on Thursday morning.
Clinton Nassif had lied about being asleep when mining magnate Brett Kebble was killed, defence counsel Laurance Hodes said on Wednesday.
Former Kebble security boss Clinton Nassif has now sat through two-and-a-half days of cross-examination.
Former police chief Jackie Selebi has been sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment for corruption. Judge Meyer Joffe called Selebi an embarrassment to SA.
Clinton Nassif's attorney harassed Brett Kebble's former business partner, John Stratton, in Australia to discuss a plea bargain, a court has heard.
The prosecutor in Jackie Selebi's corruption trial has asked the court to jail the former top cop for more than 15 years.
Former Kebble security boss Clinton Nassif was accused of lying in the South Gauteng High Court on Monday morning.
Circumstantial evidence links Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale to two opaque companies fronted by President Jacob Zuma's nephew.
Brett Kebble's former strongman described in vivid detail this week the violence and deceit that lay beneath the surface of Kebble's opulent life.
"I have been humbled by this experience of the last five years," former security chief for the Kebbles, Clinton Nassif, told the court on Thursday.
All three men involved in the murder of Brett Kebble have now testified, and have admitted that Glenn Agliotti was not directly responsible.
Glenn Agliotti's defence counsel Laurance Hodes spent Wednesday afternoon tearing into the credibility of state witness Alexis Christopher.
The South Gauteng High Court heard on Tuesday how security boss Clinton Nassif hired "heavies" to intimidate and shoot people.
Bouncer Nigel McGurk told the court in detail on Tuesday about the plans to shoot former Allan Gray chief investment officer Stephen Mildenhall.
An overheating car and a jammed gun led to the "assisted suicide" of mining magnate Brett Kebble being postponed twice.
Glenn Agliotti, the man charged with murdering mining boss Brett Kebble in September 2005, pleaded not guilty to four charges on Monday morning.
SAA paid out bonuses of R60,7-million to 153 managers over three years -- at an average of almost R400 000 per employee.
A report has found that law enforcement agencies have been slack about fighting corruption since the Scorpions were shut down.
Questions have arisen about Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane's response to an incident involving her son, a stolen car and a fire-damaged house.
The City of Jo'burg awarded a R500-million tender to a consortium that allegedly saw the tender documents six months before the tender was advertised.
President Jacob Zuma met the boss of a South Korean shipping multinational before the Korean signed a major deal with Zuma's nephew on Monday.
There was something very odd about Jackie Selebi's choice of policeman to testify about his abilities and dedication as police chief this week.
An exodus of senior managers from the communications department has followed Mamodupi Mohlala's appointment as director general 10 months ago.
An acting director general was appointed for two days this week in the communications department after a mysterious fallout.
While Siphiwe Nyanda was living a five-star life at Cape Town's top hotels, his deputy minister and director general were following his example.
Former police chief Jackie Selebi will have to wait until the first week of August to know if he will spend the next 15 years behind bars.
Jackie Selebi was a "hands-on" police boss who was well respected by his senior colleagues, the South Gauteng High Court heard on Wednesday.
State prosecutor Gerrie Nel told the South Gauteng High Court on Wednesday the state would apply to confiscate the former police chief's assets.
Julius Malema may have shot himself in the foot by telling the taxman he does not benefit financially from business dealings but receives "donations".
Prosecutions boss has been asked to explain his evidence against Vusi Pikoli before the Ginwala Inquiry to the Johannesburg Bar
The controversy surrounding a land deal on the banks of Hartbeespoort Dam escalated this week.
Jo'burg's waste management company, Pikitup, is bleeding millions in a contract with a company booted out of a separate R28-million municipal tender.
Jackie Selebi is down for corruption. Glenn Agliotti, who bribed him, is battling charges that he arranged Brett Kebble's "assisted suicide".
Since Jacob Zuma became ANC president, and then president of South Africa, his family's fortunes have taken a turn for the better -- literally.
The 2010 Fifa World Cup has brought fun and games and focused the eyes of the world on South Africa. But once it's over, who will pay the bills ... and who will laugh all the way to the bank?
Since he entered South Africa on a false passport, Czech fugitive and alleged crime boss Radovan Krejcir has caused nothing but trouble.
Company has a share in controversial property, contractors told.
Some in Cape Town needed only the exit of Bafana Bafana from the tournament last week Tuesday to begin the xenophobic hatred.
Jackie Selebi, the former head of the South African Police Service, was convicted on one count of corruption by Judge Meyer Joffe on Friday.
Judge Meyer Joffe lashed out at Jackie Selebi's unreliable conduct as a witness on Friday, saying his was not an example to be emulated.
Two people are especially interested in the Brett Kebble murder trial, due to start on July 26: Brett's father, Roger, and Piet Byleveld.
On May 26 2006 the M&G published its first exposé of the links between Jackie Selebi and a man called Glenn Agliotti.
As Judge Meyer Joffe summed up the evidence against Jackie Selebi on Thursday, government agencies were lurking in the wings.
Judge in the Selebi trial rules that a DVD in which Glenn Agliotti meets former crime intelligence boss Mulangi Mphego be admitted as evidence.
On Thursday Judge Meyer Joffe started handing down judgement in the corruption trial of former top cop Jackie Selebi.
World Cup chief organiser Danny Jordaan is not the only member of his family to benefit from the tournament.
The electricity supplier bought 1 110 top-range World Cup tickets for its executives, but it is still in wage negotiations with its employees
Documents have swept aside the corporate and political veil drawn over the fight for nearly a quarter of the multibillion-rand Sishen iron ore mine.
Congolese fugitive from justice Nozi Mwamba was arrested in Johannesburg last week based on an international arrest warrant.
Police boss denies sources' claims that cash was taken from his Durban home and drivers were questioned.
Police are investigating claims that sabotage by rival security companies lies behind the security guard strikes that rocked the World Cup this week.
The senior official who blocked the importation of rare Zambian sable antelope in a deal backed by the agriculture minister, is facing demotion.
If this story's aim was to make every humanitarians stomach turn with anger, then it deserved all the time and energy I was putting into it.
State and defence pull no punches in their closing arguments in the Selebi corruption case
What is the relationship between Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir and senior crime intelligence officer Major-General Khanyisa "Joey" Mabasa?
Closing arguments in former top cop Jackie Selebi's corruption trial have come to an end, six months after the trial began.
"The road to the investigation of the accused started on lies deliberately spread by someone," Jackie Selebi's defence counsel said on Tuesday.
The police intercepted an email that former police chief Jackie Selebi showed to convicted drug dealer Glen Agliotti, a court heard on Monday.
A new video recording illuminates the relationship between Brett Kebble and some of former police chief Jackie Selebi's lieutenants.
President Jacob Zuma's second wife, Nompumelelo Ntuli, was fined a goat in April as punishment for bad behaviour.
In the last of a three-part series on South Africa's striptease subculture, we look at the Survivor winner's Lollipop Lounge.
Agriculture Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson flexed her muscles to push for the import of antelope for a company linked to an aide's boyfriend.
Questions have been raised about SABC chairperson Ben Ngubane's role in lobbying for the adoption of Japanese digital broadcasting technology.
New twist in mining saga as questionable link to diamond project emerges.
The LOC of the 2010 Fifa World Cup is "too busy organising the World Cup" to provide the M&G with copies of tender documents.
Embattled mining company Aurora Empowerment Systems this week booted out their controversial advisers and consultants, the Bhana family.
Former crime intelligence boss Mulangi Mphego is key to top-secret leaks that that scuttled President Jacob Zuma's corruption trial.
Lazarus Zim, chair of Kumba Iron Ore, is tied to the main shareholder of the BEE company that snaffled rights worth billions from under Kumba's nose.
Tensions are running high in Cape Town over the city's apparent relocation of poor and homeless people to Blikkiesdorp on the Cape Flats.
Former prosecutions boss Vusi Pikoli has no desire to "rule from the grave", but is concerned about developments at the NPA.
The net tightens around embattled empowerment company Aurora as it struggles to hold on to the liquidated Pamodzi Gold mines in Springs and Orkney.
Strip-club owner and Lolly Jackson's arch-rival Andrew Phillips condemned Jackson as a “thug”, but his own business requires closer scrutiny.
President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane, has emerged as one of the buyers of a uranium mining company, amid claims that Zuma intervened in the project.
In a major public rebuke, President Jacob Zuma has told his prosecutions boss, Menzi Simelane, to stop his controversial restructuring of the NPA.
The criminal case against former police crime intelligence head Mulangi Mphego has been struck off the roll.
Simelane removes top prosecutor from key probes, citing the 'interests of justice'.
Jackie Selebi's defence team closed its case in the South Gauteng High Court on Friday morning. Closing argument will now commence on June 7.
The last hours of Lolly Jackson's life involved a booze-fuelled meeting with his alleged killer, George Smith, which ended in bullets and tears.
Teazers kingpin Lolly Jackson built an empire on the back of the strip-club industry and the way he went about it was as unethical as they come.
Is it a coincidence that, after two high-profile murders, the individuals involved phoned police commissioners to tell them about it?
"If you write anything bad about me, I'll kill you," said Lolly Jackson, pointing at me as he placed Teazers water bottles in front of us on his desk.
Gauteng head of crime intelligence, Joey Mabasa, told the M&G that George Smith called him to allegedly admit to the killing of Lolly Jackson.
Jackie Selebi's former secretary Eunice Grové contradicted him at least three times during evidence in the South Gauteng High Court on Monday.
Man linked to mining firm has been involved in dodgy deals in other companies.
Prosecutions boss Menzi Simelane ordered to stop "restructuring" the National Prosecuting Authority immediately by Justice Minister Jeff Radebe.
Jackie Selebi has been accused of laundering money, using foreign currency when he travelled abroad as South Africa's national police commissioner.
Despite assurances by Aurora Empowerment Systems that it has secured a new funder, it has emerged that the promised millions are far from a certainty.
Sepp Blatter and Thabo Mbeki intervened to have Cape Town's Green Point Stadium built -- at R3-billion more expensive than two available alternatives.
Former police chief Jackie Selebi was accused of taking $2 500 from drug-dealer Glenn Agliotti at OR Tambo airport in 2005.
A document compiled by Jackie Selebi's wife has become the focal point of the former police chief's cross-examination in the South Gauteng High Court.
Although he was the breadwinner, former police chief Jackie Selebi depended on his wife for cash, the South Gauteng High Court has heard.
Former police chief Jackie Selebi cuts a poor figure in the witness box and plays into the prosecution's hands, writes Adriaan Basson.
Two forensic reports under lock may explain why home affairs cancelled multibillion-rand IT contract.
Hitachi Power Africa fudged key issues this week in a media blitz intended to extricate it from the row over ANC business front Chancellor House.
Former top cop Jackie Selebi admitted on Thursday afternoon to consulting with a state witness after his corruption trial had already begun.
Prosecutor Gerrie Nel on Thursday morning accused former police National Commissioner Jackie Selebi of fabricating a declassified document.
The trial of former police boss Jackie Selebi was adjourned on Wednesday to allow him to go home and fetch an alleged secret report he declassified.
Former police chief Jackie Selebi admitted on Tuesday that he used his position to declassify a document for drug dealer Glenn Agliotti.
Jackie Selebi's cellphone records may solve a mystery of an alleged series of calls between him and former spy boss Manala Manzini in January 2008.
The state has accused former police boss Jackie Selebi of changing his evidence to distance himself from drug lord Glenn Agliotti.
The former police commissioner also blames the M&G for his trial and denies that he received money or gifts from long-time friend Glenn Agliotti.
The mooted Amakhosi stadium has been plagued by delays -- and the community has had enough.
Advocate faces charges after trying to peddle influence for a R5-million fee.
There is a question mark over where the proceeds of R120-million in gold sales have gone.
Heavy political muscle may wield the balance of power in the R5‑billion Mittal/Kumba stand-off.
Jackie Selebi told a court on Thursday that the NPA had planned to prosecute former president Thabo Mbeki for crimes committed during the struggle.
Was Jackie Selebi wrong to enter a gun battle with just a Swiss army knife?
The Catholic bishop who made the call on whether sexual abuse complaints in Johannesburg should be investigated was himself accused of being an abuser
Joint liquidators of the troubled Pamodzi Gold mines being run by Aurora Empowerment Systems appear poised to scrap their deal with Aurora.
An indictment of GNS -- the company linked to Siphiwe Nyanda -- has been exposed in a court application to review the findings of a Transnet hearing.
Convicted fraudster Schabir Shaik's brother Yunis played a central role in the dismissal of two whistleblowers who exposed their employer.
Unexplained deposits in Joe Modise's bank account add to the mounting questions about the arms deal.
The apparent financial meltdown of a mine purchased by a company chaired by President Jacob Zuma's nephew has raised questions about the deal.
Here are the business interests of "Zuma Incorporated" -- of President Jacob Zuma and his women, children and other close relatives.
An investigation by the M&G suggests Jacob Zuma's women and children are bidding for private benefit from their presidential connections.