R51 million “honest mistake”

Daily Maverick’s amaBhungane presented the clearest evidence yet that EFF leaders were taking kickbacks for contracts in cities where the party emerged as kingmaker after the 2016 municipal elections. In Tender comrades part 1: Trailing the Juju tractor, DM wrote about a City of Johannesburg contractor paying “kickbacks” to two Julius Malema companies. Evidence in Tshwane proved that that a contractor paid R15m in “rent” to have the EFF protect his tender turf. Coincidence or not, the contractor won despite being the most expensive of 10 shortlisted bidders. And then…

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The raping of our land, resources and people

The Baloyi Commission had released its report into the corruption that had been plaguing the Bakgatla Ba Kgafela, an indigenous community of 350,000, since at least 1998.   The looting of their resources by mining conglomerates and its own government-approved chief were highlighted. The Baloyi Commission Report contained findings of an official inquest into the corruption that had been plaguing the Bakgatla Ba Kgafela, an indigenous community of 350,000 Tswana speakers in North West Province, since at least 1998. Daily Maverick’ had dedicated many months, two investigative features and over…

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