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Customers queue outside a branch of Capitec Bank in Johannesburg. Credit: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

By Khadija Sharife and Mark Anderson First published by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project Regiments Capital, a boutique South African securities investment firm, earned more than R891-million ($58.7-million) in shares by taking advantage of a government initiative designed to mitigate the inequality of 50 years of apartheid, an OCCRP investigation reveals. Regiments has already been Read more >

Net must close on vultures circling community mines

By Mashudu MasuthaFirst published in Business Day It is no secret that management of the broader societal issues in mining leaves much to be desired and that much of the dissatisfaction is attributed to the long history of mismanagement of community benefits and mining royalties. The 2018 Corruption Watch report on mining royalties illustrated the Read more >

Reforming party finance in SA: exploring the options

By Gary Pienaar and Collette Schulz-Herzenberg First published on Human Sciences Research Council Money plays a fundamental role in a democracy. Political parties need to reach their constituencies and inform them of their policies. Not disclosing private donations can lead to corruption, cronyism and policy capture, but would disclosing donations necessarily increase public trust? In Read more >