How corruption in South Africa is deeply rooted in the country’s past and why that matters

Steven Friedman, University of Johannesburg

When South Africans express shock at corruption, few seem to know that it is perhaps the country’s oldest tradition.

Citizen anger about corruption, a constant theme in South African political debate, reacts to a … Read the rest

$2 billion embezzled in Mozambique… What’s new?

Switzerland has opened a probe related to $2 billion of loans to Mozambique that were organized by banks including Credit Suisse Group AG and VTB Bank PJSC, in a scandal that has already attracted the attention of prosecutors in the … Read the rest

Another R139bn stolen at Eskom? – probe underway

The Special Investigating Unit is probing 11 contractors for stealing a staggering R139bn during the building of Eskom’s Medupi, Kusile and Ingula power plants.

And insiders say the total cost of Eskom looting could reach about R500bn, dating back to

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Washington politicizes soccer

Washington’s attack on world soccer is following the script of Washington’s attack on the Russian-hosted Sochi Olympics. The difference is that Washington couldn’t stop the Olympics from being held in Sochi, and was limited to scaring off westerners with lies … Read the rest

Clinton Foundation cashed in as Sweden lobbied Hillary

Bill Clinton’s foundation set up a fundraising arm in Sweden that collected $26 million in donations at the same time that country was lobbying Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department to forgo sanctions that threatened its thriving business with Iran, according … Read the rest

Clinton Foundation ties to corrupt FIFA uncovered

Both Bill Clinton and his family’s charity have been tied to soccer’s governing body, as well as Qatar’s disastrous World Cup bid.

And just like that, another Clinton Foundation donor is in the news.

The Clinton global charity has received … Read the rest

Clintons could face criminal enquiry say defense lawyers

Top criminal defense lawyers in Washington say Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton could face scrutiny, amid mounting disclosures about the tangled finances of her family’s foundation.

The new book “Clinton Cash” by Peter Schweizer, an investigative reporter affiliated with … Read the rest