State Capture News

'Sellouts', Eskom and state capture: Top five stories of the week

From the State of the Nation (Sona) debate to testimonies at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture and Caster Semenya, here are five stories that dominated headlines this week.

Times Live , South Africa Feb 15, 2019

A harvest of paradoxes

As the newcomers did not experience much of the higher sense of service and decency of the nationalists who became the fathers of independence, their combination with the rump of the 1966 “soldiers of fortune” who became the champions of State Capture made plunder scorched earth, and left the experience with democracy a race to the bottom and a place of despair.

Punch , Nigeria Feb 13, 2019

Eskom confirms stage 2 load shedding for Monday

Etzinger says the State Capture has also placed pressure on the power utility.

EWN , South Africa Feb 10, 2019

The fight to unbundle Eskom is about to get ugly

The second reason why Eskom is the proverbial whipping boy of the nation’s sullied state owned roster is because of State Capture.

The South African , South Africa Feb 10, 2019

Bosasa scandal: Inside the world of corruption, greed and irregular tenders

When he began his testimony before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, the former Bosasa chief operations officer Agrizzi was awakened to the fact that his affidavit could incriminate him in the very unlawful acts he was charging his former employer with, especially company boss Gavin Watson.

IOL , South Africa Feb 10, 2019

[OPINION] Sona 2019, a good night for the president

In a pedestrian yet workman-like manner Ramaphosa outlined his five priority areas for South Africa - ones that all citizens could surely agree upon: Inclusive economic growth; Education; Improving the lives of the poor; The fight against corruption and State Capture; and Building a capable state.

EWN , South Africa Feb 7, 2019

IN FULL | Read President Cyril Ramaphosa's state of the nation address

We have also had to deal with the effects of State Capture on vital public institutions, including our law enforcement agencies, whose integrity and ability to fulfil their mandate had been eroded in recent years.

Times Live , South Africa Feb 7, 2019

Ramaphosa wants to turn the country around, says Buthelezi

Agrizzi appeared as a whistle-blower before the Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, where he exposed the company's alleged fraudulent activity in garnering massive government contracts.

IOL , South Africa Feb 7, 2019

5 things you need to know about Ramaphosa's #SONA2019

* New Directorate to investigate corruption A special investigative directorate will be set up within the National Prosecuting Authority to deal with serious corruption and State Capture, Ramaphosa said.

IOL , South Africa Feb 7, 2019

#SONA2019: Special prosecutions unit for state capture will be set up

Picture: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency (ANA) Parliament - Amidst heckling from EFF MPs, targeting the ANC benches, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the revelations emerging from the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture and other commissions was deeply disturbing.

IOL , South Africa Feb 7, 2019