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South Africa opens criminal probe into Al Jazeera’s Gold Mafia exposé

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the government has launched criminal probe into a documentary into massive financial impropriety using the country’s banking system. The four-part documentary titled ‘Gold Mafia’ entailed a number of rogue businessmen who spoke about an extensive money laundering and gold racketeering business across …

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South Africa evicts asylum seekers camped outside UN office

South African police have evicted more than 100 asylum seekers camping for over three years outside the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) offices in Pretoria. The asylum seekers began living in makeshift tents pitched outside the UNHCR offices as they asked to be relocated to other countries after a …

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What it cost South Africa to bring back fugitive Thabo Bester

South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi has revealed how much it cost the state to bring back fugitive couple, Thabo Bester and Nandipha Magudumana, from Tanzania where they were in hiding. Speaking to the Portfolio Committee on Tuesday, Mr. Motsoaledi insisted that he wanted to dismiss the public notion …

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Gold mafia helped Gupta brothers in South Africa state capture

One of South Africa’s biggest money launderers was behind three companies that played a key role in the country’s state capture by the controversial Gupta brothers under former President Jacob Zuma, Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit (I-Unit) has found. The three companies, Varlozone, Zokubyte and Coral General Traders, were identified by …

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