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Will Rwandan genocide come back to haunt PW Botha man?

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Cape Town-based non-profit organisation (NPO) Open Secrets wants Pretoria resident Willem “Ters” Ehlers prosecuted for aiding and abetting the April 1994 Rwanda genocide. It submitted...

Arms deal graft trial against South African ex-president Zuma adjourned to...

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A corruption case against former South African President Jacob Zuma and French company Thales related to a $2 billion arms deal was adjourned on...

Arms deal corruption trial against South African ex-President Zuma to start...

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A corruption case against former South African President Jacob Zuma and French company Thales related to a $2 billion arms deal will begin on...

Arms deal corruption case postponed against South African ex-president Zuma

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The corruption case against South Africa’s former president, Jacob Zuma, and French arms dealer Zuma related to a $2 billion arms deal has been...

ISS: Anti-corruption boost as SA arms deal inquiry set aside

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On Wednesday South Africa’s Pretoria High Court set aside the findings of the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the Strategic Defence Procurement Package (the...

Thales seeking permanent stay of prosecution in Zuma corruption case

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French defence and security company Thales is looking to obtain a permanent stay of prosecution with regard to the corruption case concerning Thales and...

Zuma wants arms deal corruption charges set aside

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South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma wants corruption charges relating to a $2.2 billion arms deal to be permanently set aside, his...

New evidence allegedly shows Seriti Commission failures

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Corruption Watch (CW) and the Right2Know (R2K) Campaign this week submitted what they term "damning new evidence" to the High Court that...

South Africa’s Zuma in third court appearance on corruption charges

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South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma arrived at the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Friday for his third appearance on corruption charges relating...

South African prosecutor to announce decision on Zuma graft charges in...

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South African state prosecutors will announce in two weeks whether they will reinstate corruption charges against former president Jacob Zuma, eNCA television...

Factbox – South Africa’s divisive president: Zuma’s many scandals

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Jacob Zuma resigned as South African president late on Wednesday, under pressure from allies of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who replaced him...

People’s Tribunal to examine the Arms Deal

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Saturday sees the start of another investigation into the multi-billion Rand Strategic Defence Procurement Packages that saw the SA National Defence Force...

US approves $3.8 billion in arms sales to Bahrain

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The U.S. State Department has approved arms sales packages worth more than $3.8 billion to Bahrain including F-16 jets, upgrades, missiles and...

U.S. official says nearly $110 billion worth of military deals inked...

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The United States on Saturday announced military deals worth nearly $110 billion (84.3 billion pounds), during a visit by President Donald Trump...

Apparently “explosive” affidavit lodged with North Gauteng High Court in support...

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Revelations of a supposedly explosive affidavit lodged with the North Gauteng High Court, apparently in support of a joint court application to...

Still no word from North Gauteng High Court on Seriti Commission...

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Non-government organisations Right2Know (R2K) and Corruption Watch have not yet heard from the North Gauteng High Court whether a joint application to...

Hlongwane sues Absa over closure of arms deal linked accounts

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Fana Hlongwane, an advisor to former defence minister Joe Modise, is suing Absa for R7 million for allegedly closing his accounts unlawfully...

Constitutional Court dismisses bid to set aside Arms Deal Commission findings

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The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application brought by long-time anti-arms deal campaigner Terry Crawford-Browne to set aside the report of the...

Absa closed Hlongwane accounts over arms deal payments

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In 2013 Absa closed seven accounts belonging to Fana Hlongwane due to suspicious payments that amounted to millions of rands, the Sunday...

Crawford-Browne asks Constitutional Court to set aside Seriti Commission report

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Arms deal critic Terry Crawford-Browne has approached the Constitutional Court to have it set aside the Seriti Commission report into allegations of...

South Africa’s Zuma appeals reinstatement of graft charges against him

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South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and the state prosecutor launched an appeal on Friday against a High Court ruling to reinstate 783...

Seriti commission final cost tops R130 million

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The Seriti Commission of Enquiry into the Strategic Defence Procurement Packages (SDPPs), better known as the Arms Deal, has been widely condemned...

Arms Procurement Commission report

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For the full report by the C ommission of inquiry into allegations of fraud, corruption, impropriety or irregularity in the strategic defence...

Speech: Jacob Zuma on arms procurement commission

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Statement by President Jacob Zuma on the release of the Report of the Commission of Inquiry Into Allegations of Fraud‚ Corruption‚ Impropriety...

Seriti Commission finds nothing wrong in Arms Deal

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The Seriti Commission found it was necessary for the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) to acquire equipment in the Strategic Defence Procurement...

Nigeria’s Buhari orders probe of 38 people, firms over arms deals

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to probe 38 former military chiefs, officers and companies for...

Another call for Zuma to make the Seriti Commission’s report public

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The Right to Know (R2K) campaign has added its voice to those calling for the immediate release on the final report of...

Final Seriti Commission report now with Zuma

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President Jacob Zuma was handed the final report of the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the Strategic Defence Procurement Packages (SDPPs), better...

Former Nigerian minister arrested over $2 bln arms deal

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Nigeria's former minister of state for finance has been arrested in connection with a $2 billion arms deal that is currently being...

Parliament hears Seriti Commission cost more than R113 million

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The Seriti Commission, currently preparing its report for President Jacob Zuma, cost the South African taxpayer more than R113 million. This was revealed...

Seriti Commission wraps up public hearings

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Public hearings and cross examination over a period of more than three years, along with evidence gathered during visits to foreign investigating...

Young’s Seriti submission doesn’t hold back

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The final days of Seriti Commission public hearings have brought differing concepts. On one hand there have been indications the front-line defence...

Seriti Commission hears front line defence equipment is properly utilised

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A Seriti Commission evidence leader has said as part of a closing submission to the Arms Procurement Commission public hearings that no...

Seriti commission granted a further extension

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The Seriti Commission has been granted the two month extension it requested to allow for the completion of public hearings and closing...

Seriti Commission seeking another extension

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The Seriti Commission looks set to go on even longer than scheduled and has requested more time to accommodate the legal teams...

SDPP suppliers on the Seriti stand

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With the April 30 deadline for the completion of public hearings moving ever closer, the Seriti Commission is in the final stretch...

No Seriti cross-examination for Hlongwane

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Fana Hlongwane, the man said to be at the centre of the controversial multi-billion rand arms deal, escaped cross-examination when he appeared...

Seriti Commission costs could rise to over R100 million

According to the Department of Justice and Correctional Services the Seriti Commission has cost the taxpayer over R83 million to the end...

No Seriti public hearings this week

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The Seriti Commission will resume next Monday when retired admiral Alan Green takes the stand as the fourth last witness in the...

One defence industrial participation obligation still outstanding from Arms Deal

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Armscor has only one obligation left regarding defence industrial participation (DIP) emanating from the 1999 Strategic Defence Procurement Packages (SDPP). DIP, the state-owned...

Recalled Seriti Commission witness stays silent on the stand

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The Seriti Commission has been thrown into disarray, albeit temporarily, by the refusal of a re-subpoenaed witness to testify. He maintains the...

Seriti witnesses who withdrew back on the stand next week

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Three high level witnesses who withdrew from the Seriti Commission in August because they felt it was not doing its work properly...

Crawford-Browne on the Seriti Commission witness stand

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Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair should have been summoned to testify at the Seriti commission of inquiry, arms deal critic Terry...

Thales refutes new arms deal allegations

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Thales has emphatically denied allegations that fixer Ajay Sooklal facilitated a R500 000 a year bribe for President Jacob Zuma and arranged...

Ex-SCOPA boss at Seriti Commission

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Gavin Woods, a former chairman of Parliament's Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA), told the Seriti Commission that former Defence Minister Joe...

Seriti Commission hit by withdrawal of three witnesses

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The decision by three witnesses to "withdraw" from the Seriti Commission is being "considered" by the Presidentially appointed commission investigating the multi-billion...

Arms deal commission postponed

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The Arms Procurement Commission tasked with investigating irregularities into the 1999 arms deal has postponed hearings to Thursday, when former defence secretary...

Admiral in charge of frigate acquisition denies contracting irregularities

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Rear Admiral Jonathan Kamerman, who was in charge of the acquisition of four frigates for the South African Navy as part of...

Government interfered in arms deal tender procedures – Steyn

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The South African government interfered in and flouted tender procedures in the 1998 arms deal, according to former defence secretary Lieutenant-General Pierre...

Armscor’s non-arms deal offsets amounted to R5 billion between 1988 and...

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Armscor's offset deals with foreign weapons manufacturers amounted to R5.4 billion between 1988 and 2000, almost as much as the R6 billion...