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Venezuela's economic collapse is laid bare when you look at how little energy the country is consumingArticle

The country with the most oil reserves on the planet is facing a total economic crash, with wildly conflicting inflation estimates...

António Carvalho & Jan Ditzen 7 Mar 2019

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8 Feb 2019

Accused in Bosasa matter appear in court
Accused in Bosasa matter appear in courtArticle

The former Correctional Services and Bosasa officials, arrested in relation to charges of corruption, money laundering and fraud, have appeared in the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court...

7 Feb 2019

Hawks swoop on Correctional Services, Bosasa officials
Hawks swoop on Correctional Services, Bosasa officialsArticle

The Hawks have arrested seven suspects - including a former correctional services commissioner and Bosasa officials - on allegations of corruption, money laundering and fraud...

6 Feb 2019

The country's state emergency services are facing staff and vehicle shortages, leaving provinces with no choice but to outsource these critical services. (Christopher Sebela / Flickr)
If you need an ambulance this festive season, what are your chances of getting one?Article

Just 1,971 state ambulance vehicles are on the road nationally, a Bhekisisa survey reveals...

Nelisiwe Msomi 18 Dec 2018

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Eskom briefs Parliament on turnaround strategyArticle

National power utility Eskom has tabled phase one of a strategic review that will deliver a turnaround blueprint that will include a short-term improvement plan...

22 Nov 2018

How Daily Maverick is driving community with Maverick Insider
How Daily Maverick is driving community with Maverick InsiderArticle

Daily Maverick publisher and CEO Styli Charalambous explains their recent pivot to a reader revenue model, and how you can further support their independent investigative journalism with the added bonus of free Uber trips...

Leigh Andrews 19 Nov 2018

Fisheries department rots from the top
Fisheries department rots from the topArticle

South Africa's fisheries authority is in a state of crisis...

Kimon de Greef 13 Nov 2018

Kuben Naidoo
VBS in the red by R372mArticle

Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Kuben Naidoo says unaudited restated financial statements show that VBS Mutual Bank has a negative equity position of R372m.

7 Nov 2018

Communities urged to help fight rhino poaching
Communities urged to help fight rhino poachingArticle

The call follows the recent arrest of six suspected rhino poachers at a guesthouse in Pongola, KwaZulu-Natal...

22 Oct 2018

Abalone poacher sentenced to 20 years
Abalone poacher sentenced to 20 yearsArticle

The Eastern Cape Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) has lauded the 20-year sentence the Port Elizabeth High Court handed down to convicted abalone poacher Morné Blignaut (48) on Wednesday...

20 Sep 2018

Former South African President Jacob Zuma has lost his grip on the country’s criminal justice system. GCIS
South Africa's criminal justice system is on the mend. But it's just the beginningArticle

The recent judgment by South Africa's Constitutional Court that ended the reign of the country's national prosecutions boss marked the end of former president Jacob Zuma's hold on the country's criminal justice system...

22 Aug 2018

Qedani Mahlangu. Photo: Andronica Nedzamba
Mahlangu, Hlongwa elected to top Gauteng ANC bodyArticle

Former Gauteng health MEC Qedani Mahlangu, who presided over the Life Esidimeni tragedy, has been elected into the Gauteng ANC's provincial executive committee (PEC)...

Laura Lopez Gonzalez 25 Jul 2018

Duduzane Zuma granted R100k bail with strict conditions
Duduzane Zuma granted R100k bail with strict conditionsArticle

Duduzane Zuma today made a brief appearance in the Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court after he was arrested by the Hawks for alleged corruption...

9 Jul 2018

Six nabbed for health tender fraud
Six nabbed for health tender fraudArticle

The Hawks have arrested six officials for alleged fraud and corruption relating to the awarding of tenders at the Northern Cape Department of Health...

19 Jun 2018

Six nabbed for tender fraud
Six nabbed for tender fraudArticle

The Hawks have arrested six officials for alleged fraud and corruption relating to the awarding of tenders at the Northern Cape Department of Health...

19 Jun 2018

New anti-corruption forum to curb fraud in healthcare
New anti-corruption forum to curb fraud in healthcareArticle

The National Health Anti-Corruption Forum has been launched to curb fraud, waste and abuse in the healthcare sector...

7 Jun 2018

Health anti-corruption forum to curb fraud
Health anti-corruption forum to curb fraudArticle

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU), in collaboration with other law enforcement units, has launched the National Health Anti-Corruption Forum to curb fraud, waste and abuse in the sector...

7 Jun 2018

Sars reaches settlement with Vlok Symington
Sars reaches settlement with Vlok SymingtonArticle

The South African Revenue Service (Sars) has reached a settlement with senior official Vlok Symington...

16 May 2018

Five arrested for R30 million heist
Five arrested for R30 million heistArticle

The Hawks in Gauteng have apprehended five suspects linked to the R30 million cash-in-transit heist...

24 Apr 2018

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Private investigators, Hawks called in to probe North West graftArticle

The North West province government has hired private investigators to look into allegations that its health department awarded R180 million in illegal tenders to the Gupta-linked company, Mediosa...

Joan van Dyk 23 Apr 2018

Steinhoff report has little substance, Hawks claim
Steinhoff report has little substance, Hawks claimArticle

The head of the Hawks's commercial crime unit has slammed a report submitted by Steinhoff management as lacking in substance and "malicious"...

Linda Ensor 29 Mar 2018

Hefty sentences for abalone smugglers
Hefty sentences for abalone smugglersArticle

The Hawks in the Western Cape have welcomed the hefty sentences imposed on five suspects who operated an illegal abalone enterprise...

22 Mar 2018

Hawks conduct search and seizure at North West Premier's office
Hawks conduct search and seizure at North West Premier's officeArticle

The Hawks in the North West have confirmed that they conducted a search and seizure operation at the offices of the North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo...

9 Mar 2018

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Guptas: bank refuses to take our moneyArticle

The Guptas say they have every right to fly their Bombardier jet around the world as the Canadian bank that financed it refuses to take their money...

7 Mar 2018

Public Protector faces harsh criticism in Parliament over dairy farm debacle
Public Protector faces harsh criticism in Parliament over dairy farm debacleArticle

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane came under heavy criticism from MPs in the justice committee on Tuesday for her handling of the investigation into the Vrede dairy farm...

Xolisa Phillip 6 Mar 2018

FSB drags its feet on pension looting
FSB drags its feet on pension lootingArticle

The Financial Services Board (FSB) has placed the Bosele National Provident Fund under curatorship...

4 Mar 2018

Committee sets deadline to axe Icasa chairman
Committee sets deadline to axe Icasa chairmanArticle

Convicted fraudster Rubben Mohlaloga has been given five days to say why he should not be removed from his post as chairman of the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa)...

Nick Hedley 28 Feb 2018

Blame for Trillian mess lies with previous Eskom board, says forensic investigator
Blame for Trillian mess lies with previous Eskom board, says forensic investigatorArticle

The mess of Eskom's payments to Trillian Capital Partners should be left squarely at the door of the previous board tender committee of the utility, G9 Forensics MD Rajie Murugan said in Parliament...

Linda Ensor 28 Feb 2018

Abalone worth R2.37m seized at Durban port
Abalone worth R2.37m seized at Durban portArticle

An operation by the Hawks and the South African Revenue Service (SARS) has led to the seizure of 1.6 tonnes of abalone valued at R2.37 million...

26 Feb 2018

Thuli Madonsela, chair of social justice, Stellenbosch University
#BizFinFocus: Thuli Madonsela on the pedestal of hopeArticle

Former public protector, Thuli Madonsela, says she has neither the skills nor inclination for political office, but is committed in her role as chair of social justice at the University of Stellenbosch to help "create the South Africa of our dreams"...

Nicci Botha 26 Feb 2018

Misconduct by Saica members who worked for KPMG must be exposed: Terence Nombembe says
Misconduct by Saica members who worked for KPMG must be exposed: Terence Nombembe saysArticle

The CEO of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica), Terence Nombembe, has called on the Ntsebeza inquiry to leave no stone unturned...

Genevieve Quintal 20 Feb 2018

Hawks arrest two more people in connection with controversial Vrede dairy farm project
Hawks arrest two more people in connection with controversial Vrede dairy farm projectArticle

Five people have been arrested in connection with the investigations into the controversial Vrede Dairy Farm project...

Nomahlubi Jordaan 15 Feb 2018

Life sentence for human trafficker
Life sentence for human traffickerArticle

The Uitenhage Regional Court has sentenced Nombuyiselo Matini to life in prison for human trafficking...

13 Feb 2018

10 nabbed for illegal explosives and corruption
10 nabbed for illegal explosives and corruptionArticle

The 10-member syndicate, which was arrested for allegedly selling commercial explosives, will appear in court this morning...

8 Feb 2018

Police Minister rebuffs corruption plot claims
Police Minister rebuffs corruption plot claimsArticle

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has dismissed media reports that he orchestrated a plot to defraud Crime Intelligence...

6 Feb 2018

Audit firm pays back Sars
Audit firm pays back SarsArticle

Embattled international auditing firm KPMG SA says it has paid back the R23m it received as payment from the South African Revenue Service for the report on the so-called rogue unit.

4 Feb 2018

Two in the dock for fraud, illegal land sales
Two in the dock for fraud, illegal land salesArticle

The Hawks in Newcastle have arrested two suspects in Vryheid for rental fraud and illegal land sales amounting to about R4 million...

1 Feb 2018

Nine syndicate members in court for R90m VAT fraud
Nine syndicate members in court for R90m VAT fraudArticle

The nine members of a syndicate suspected of operating a large-scale value-added tax (VAT) fraud scam amounting to more than R90m are expected to appear in court this morning...

1 Feb 2018

Eleven Limpopo traffic officers in court for corruption
Eleven Limpopo traffic officers in court for corruptionArticle

The 11 traffic officers arrested in Mokopane, Limpopo, for bribery and corruption are due to appear in the court this morning...

31 Jan 2018

North West court finds bogus "Premier" guilty
North West court finds bogus "Premier" guiltyArticle

A man, who took money from people under the pretext that he was doing so under the instruction of North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo, was found guilty of fraud in the Mahikeng Regional Court...

25 Jan 2018

Alleged human trafficker remanded in custody
Alleged human trafficker remanded in custodyArticle

Suspected human trafficker Chibuike Innocent Nwosu (39) has been remanded in custody by the Cape Town Magistrate's Court...

9 Jan 2018

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2017 Daily Maverick South African Persons of the Year: The Whistle-blowersArticle

In 2017, the horrifying extent of State Capture finally became clearer to the South African public. And we would still be languishing in the dark were it not for the whistle-blowers: the handful of courageous South African men and women who did not remain silent in the face of wrongdoing, but stood up and spoke out...

Jessica Bezuidenhout & Rebecca Davis 22 Dec 2017

Hawks arrest two of their own for stealing
Hawks arrest two of their own for stealingArticle

Three law enforcement officers have been arrested by the Hawks' Serious Anti-Corruption Unit for allegedly stealing R1 million...

20 Dec 2017

Corrupt traffic officers behind bars
Corrupt traffic officers behind barsArticle

An ongoing joint operation between the Hawks' and the Road Traffic Management Corporation's National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit has netted a further 12 traffic officers in the Tzaneen area...

15 Dec 2017

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If convicted, directors could be fined R1m each or be imprisoned for 10 yearsArticle

Embattled Steinhoff executives face hefty prison sentences and fines if allegations of multibillion-dollar accounting fraud are proven true...

Graeme Hosken and Katharine Child 13 Dec 2017

Gauteng health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa. Photo: Lisa Hnatowicz/Daily Sun
Health official organised hitmen to kill Soweto hospital CEOArticle

An official of the Gauteng department of health has been convicted of conspiring to commit murder, Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa said.

Penwell Dlamini 13 Dec 2017

Embattled Sars boss knows too much - MP
Embattled Sars boss knows too much - MPArticle

It appears that senior SA Revenue Service executive Jonas Makwakwa is being "protected because of what he knows", says the chairman of parliament's finance committee, Yunus Carrim...

29 Nov 2017

Sars head, Tom Moyane. Photo: TimesLIVE
Moyane maintains Makwakwa is cleared to returnArticle

After 27 days Sars commissioner Tom Moyane has "broken his silence" on the controversial return of Jonas Makwakwa to the tax collection agency...

Kyle Cowan 28 Nov 2017

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