January 2019

Posts for January 2019 15 January 2019 Angelo Agrizzi, the former chief operations officer of controversial facilities management company Bosasa, is the first person to testify before the state capture commission this year. On Wednesday he revealed that the company spent between R4-million and R6-million monthly for bribes to senior government officials on the company’s Read more >

February 2019

Posts for February 2019 5 February 2019 n assortment of witnesses appeared before the commission of inquiry into state capture on Tuesday, all giving evidence relating to Bosasa. They included Adriaan Basson, editor-in-chief of News24, who related how Bosasa employees and service providers threatened him during the time he was investigating the company. Bosasa employees Read more >

March 2019

Posts for March 2019 1 March 2019 Eskom head of treasury Andre Pillay testified that a R25-billion loan facility signed in 2017 by then interim CEO Sean Maritz was a grossly flawed process that exposed interference from then board chairperson Zethembe Khoza and former public enterprises minister Lynn Brown. Eskom pressed to sign up for Read more >

April 2019

Posts for April 2019 1 April 2019 The 2009 Special Investigating Unit report on facilities management company Bosasa was compromised by a court interdict in the early stages of the probe in 2007 that prohibited investigators from interviewing material witnesses. SIU’s Bosasa investigation hamstrung from start 3 April 2019 Advocate Marijke de Kock, senior prosecutor Read more >

May 2019

Posts for May 2019 2 May 2019 Not long after he fingered Durban businessman Thoshan Panday for attempting to bribe him in 2011 to evade prosecution, former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks head Johan Booysen was himself facing prosecution and fighting to keep his job. Booysen describes determined efforts to work him out of KZN Hawks 3 May Read more >

June 2019

Posts for June 2019 3 June 2019 Former ANN7 editor Rajesh Sundaram described his role in helping to set up in 2013 what he called a television station for the “mafia” who just wanted to spew out propaganda to South Africans, as the biggest regret of his career. Sundaram started testifying at the Zondo Commission Read more >

July 2019

Posts for July 2019 1 July 2019 Apart from giving instructions for the appointments and dismissals of senior executives without following due processes, former South African Airways chairperson Dudu Myeni was not above fabricating whistle-blower complaints to taint members of staff whom she wanted removed. Myeni hired and fired at will at SAA 2 July Read more >

August 2019

Posts for August 2019 13 August 2019 Former Free State agriculture MEC Mosebenzi Zwane pressured Phumelela municipality into leasing farming land for the Estina dairy farm project in 2012, to the extent that his team drew up the resolutions – usually done by council – that would give the project the green light. This was Read more >

September 2019

Posts for September 2019 3 September 2019  South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) CEO Mzwamadoda Mxakwe says the public broadcaster has met all the pre-conditions for a government bailout, but to date has not received it. A bailout is the only way that the SABC – currently sitting on a debt of R1.8-billion – will be Read more >