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Accountability monitor: Steinhoff execs face German justice

Remember the 2017 Steinhoff scandal? Senior execs at the furniture and household goods multinational blatantly cooked the books to falsely inflate profits. CEO Markus Jooste promptly resigned… but four years later has yet to be charged. It was South Africa’s largest-ever private sector fraud and accounting scandal, and the lack of arrests has made the …

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Latest state capture arrests explained: who, what, why?

State capture arrests explained

Until last week, Thoshan Panday, Vincent Smith, and Edwin Sodi were probably relaxing into the end of the year, enjoying the perks of the level 1 lockdown and planning their December vacations. But this week, all of them have been named in high-profile corruption cases, and they have been arrested, in a massive corruption clean-up operation by the country’s top prosecutors and police.

Remembering Zindzi Mandela

Zindzi Mandela

The 59-year-old was one of Nelson Mandela’s six children, and one of two from his marriage to her mother Winnie Madikizela.