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Arms-deal probe latest: ‘Zuma, Seriti must act’

If the allegations of conflict of interest within the Arms Deal probe by a former investigator are found to be true, and evidence of corruption surfaces, then President Jacob Zuma should dismiss the commissioners. This is the view of Hennie van Vuuren, co-author of The Devil in the Detail and fellow at the Open Society Read more >

2013: corruption in the spotlight

As South Africans look to the year ahead, all signs are that the problem of corruption will keep lawmakers and anti-corruption organisations preoccupied. Several high-profile cases that we expect to be followed up involve senior public officials, including President Jacob Zuma. But will these go into the history books to mark the struggle against the Read more >

Arms deal inquiry

The Strategic Defence Procurement Package, better known to South Africans as The Arms Deal, first appeared on the country’s radar screen in 1998, after a procurement package for just under R30-billion was being signed. By September 1999 Cabinet had approved a set of contracts to acquire combat aircraft, naval vessels, including submarines, and other military Read more >