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December 2020

Posts for December 2020 3 December 2020 The Guptas always intended to use Estina, which won a contract from the Free State government to oversee the Vrede Dairy Farm in 2012, as one of its money laundering vehicles. Evidence of this is in the company’s 2011 business dealings with well-known India-based laundering network World’s Window. Read more >

January 2021

Posts for January 2021 11 January 2021 Gavin Craythorne, a long-term contractor to Alexkor, continued to testify on the mining joint venture between the state-owned mining company and the Alexander Bay community in the Northern Cape. Alexkor audit and risk committee failed to do due diligence 11 January 2021 For the second session of the Read more >

February 2021

Posts for February 2021 1 February 2021 The ANC in Parliament should not “scapegoat” the party’s former president Jacob Zuma, after knowing for so long that state capture was happening, without taking responsibility for its nonaction. This was said by DA chief whip Natasha Mazzone as she concluded her evidence before the commission of inquiry Read more >

March 2021

Posts for March 2021 1 March 2021 Former CEO of Eskom Matshela Koko categorically denied having known that he was sharing Eskom internal matters with someone outside the power utility. Koko was making his fourth appearance before the commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture. Koko adamant he was tricked into sharing Eskom info Read more >

April 2021

Posts for April 2021 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 9 April 2021 Former minister of state security David Read more >

May 2021

Posts for May 2021 3 May 2021 Former Prasa CEO Lucky Montana used his appearance before the state capture commission on Monday to throw the ANC under the bus for its fundraising strategies, some of which he says come at a great cost to state-owned entities (SOEs). Montana said there is a long-standing culture in Read more >

An eventful year – 2020 at the Zondo Commission, part 2

This is the second of two articles that look back at the year that was for the commission of inquiry into state capture, which closed public hearings for 2020 on Friday 11 December.  Read part 1 here. Early in August this year, relatively unknown Edwin Sodi made his first appearance before the commission of inquiry Read more >

Are Zuma’s good old “andizi” days over?

By Valencia Talane As I write this article, this was meant to be the first day of the return of former president Jacob Zuma before the commission of inquiry into state capture. The much-anticipated corruption trial he faces in the Pietermaritzburg High Court is a very important affair, says his attorney Eric Mabuza, who recently Read more >