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Africa is fertile ground for fintech

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Leaders involved in ‘cancerR...

The African National Congress (ANC) has called for law enforcement agencies to probe the “cancer” of state capture by the politically connected Gupta family. The party was concerned that if there was no visible action, the public may conclude that senior ANC leaders were implicated, spokesperson Zizi Kodwa told News24 on Wednesday. The investigation was crucial […]

These five countries are conduits for...

First came the Panama Papers, then the BahamasLeaks. Journalists continue to shed light on and raise a public outcry over the offshore financial centres that corporations use to reduce their tax bill – something that is still being challenged in court. A new study has now uncovered all the world’s corporate tax havens and, for […]

Tiny Rowland: ​Businessman, spy, frie...

ESPIONAGE When the dust settled around the koppie at Marikana on August 16 2012, 34 mineworkers lay dead and a further 78 injured. This was the single largest use of deadly force by the police in South Africa since the Sharpeville massacre in 1960 and an indictment of President Jacob Zuma’s administration. Most of the […]

​Businessman, spy, friend of aparthei...

ESPIONAGE When the dust settled around the koppie at Marikana on August 16 2012, 34 mineworkers lay dead and a further 78 injured. This was the single largest use of deadly force by the police in South Africa since the Sharpeville massacre in 1960 and an indictment of President Jacob Zuma’s administration. Most of the […]

Health laboratory workers to strike o...

Workers from the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) will embark on a national strike on Wednesday after last-minute wage negotiations stalled. NHLS managers met officials from the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) and the Public Servants Association of South Africa (PSA), representing laboratory workers, on Monday in an attempt to thwart nationwide […]

Lies undone: Timol inquest challenges...

The fabricated policy documents and the deaths that weren’t their fault. The apartheid regime’s spin machine, created by the Security Branch in particular, is coming undone at the Ahmed Timol inquest. On Tuesday, former minister Essop Pahad refuted any claims Timol died of suicide and a trauma surgeon testified that the police accelerated Timol’s death […]

DRC: Opposition don’t want Kabila to ...

So far, this has been a miserable year – another miserable year – for opponents of Joseph Kabila. The Congolese President’s strategy of delaying elections through technical delays is working perfectly. He is already seven months beyond the expiry of his second term, and shows no sign of scheduling a vote this year. Meanwhile, his […]

#GuptaLeaks: Another software giant i...

A second German multinational has been caught red-handed entering questionable commission agreements with a Gupta-controlled company in the hope of securing lucrative state contracts. A company that manufactures billboards and a letterbox consulting company also stood to rake in millions. The #GuptaLeaks have already revealed how German software multinational SAP turned to the Guptas in […]

Fire-damaged KZN prison up and runnin...

The department of correctional services has reopened a prison gutted in a massive fire two years ago – before restoring it and despite wardens raising serious safety concerns. The Glencoe prison in northern KwaZulu-Natal, near Dundee, was closed after the May 2015 fire. Almost 1 300 inmates and 150 wardens were sent to neighbouring prisons. The […]

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