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Paddy Harper

Nkandla contractor ‘gives back’ to community

19 November 2014 14:39

Controversial Nkandlagate contractor Thandeka Nene, who was fingered by the Special Investigating Unit and the Public Protector for scooping a cool R78 million in inflated costs, has reinvented herself as a “mentor’’ for emerging construction companies wanting to make money out of government contracts.

Hawks intensify Nomgcobo Jiba probe

26 October 2014 15:01

Hawks investigators have started interviewing potential witnesses in KwaZulu-Natal and other provinces as they probe allegations of misconduct against Deputy National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP), Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba.

Spinning into a heroin oblivion

15 October 2014 14:01

Tuesday morning. I’m standing on the corner of Stephen Dlamini and St Thomas roads. I’m watching one of the whoonga heads sheltering from the sun in the lee of an electricity box trying to revive his smacked-up bra. They’re both battling.