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Adriaan Basson


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Recent articles by Adriaan:

Adriaan Basson: Can we assemble 20 000 ICU beds in three months?

During two months of the Covid-19 lockdown, we added 48 ICU beds to our national capacity and 1 000 ventilators, courtesy of the United States. → Read More

Coronavirus: SA needs many more ICU beds to be ready for Covid-19 peaks, says Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa has admitted that the shortage of ICU beds remains the "greatest need" in the government's fight against Covid-19. → Read More

WATCH | How a soccer coach is saving his community from lockdown hunger

The hunger crisis is a bigger threat to the community of Lavender Hill than Covid-19. Mark Nicholson and his family have stepped in where the government has failed. → Read More

Magashule 'gangster' book wins award for investigative journalism

A book exposing the underhanded dealings of ANC secretary general Ace Magashule in the Free State has won a major award for investigative journalism. → Read More

Woolworths to close hot food counters, despite legal opinion

The retailer will continue to sell frozen, cooked prepared meals, but will stop cooking chicken and pies as it continues to engage the government. → Read More

Little Britain - the day Newlands became England's home ground

Adriaan Basson questions why Newlands felt closer to Lord's than a South African home ground during the second Test between the Proteas and England. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE | 6 more men accuse media exec Breytenbach of sexual offences

Six more young men have accused former media executive Willem Breytenbach of sexual grooming, harassment and assault during his time at Media24 and as a digital entrepreneur. → Read More

How Willem Breytenbach got away for 40 years

It is between these two places, Kroonstad and Three Anchor Bay, that Willem Breytenbach spent the prime of his adult life - what now appears to be an undeniable fact - as a sexual predator and got away with it. For 40 years. → Read More

EXTRACT | Blessed by Bosasa: Inside Gavin Watson's 'cult rituals'

The Bosasa way was to seal the tender boxes, take them to the prayer meeting on the morning of the submission, anoint them with oil and pray over them. All of this was part of the Bosasa cult ritual. → Read More

EXCLUSIVE: Man who tried to rob bank in Pretoria mall is a former Scorpions investigator

The man who allegedly tried to rob a bank at the Menlyn Maine shopping centre in Pretoria has been identified as a former investigator for the now-defunct Scorpions. → Read More

WATCH | Who was Gavin Watson and why is the timing of his death significant?

As the first journalist to expose wrongdoing at Bosasa, News24’s editor-in-chief Adriaan Basson unpacks the significance of the untimely death of the company's CEO, Gavin Watson. → Read More

Gavin Watson had R70 but no cellphone with him when he died

More questions than answers about the sudden death of Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson at the entrance to OR Tambo airport. → Read More

Gavin Watson was supposed to testify at tax inquiry on Tuesday

Gavin Watson, the deceased former CEO of embattled company Bosasa/African Global Operations, was due to testify at an inquiry into his tax affairs on Tuesday. → Read More

Gavin Watson parked his BMW at Bosasa, called prayer meeting day before death ride

News24 has confirmed that Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson parked his metallic blue BMW X5 at the company's Krugersdorp office before he signed out a company Toyota Corolla for the weekend, in which he died on Monday morning. → Read More

Bosasa executive Gavin Watson dies in 'horrific' car crash at OR Tambo

Bosasa executive Gavin Watson was killed in a "horrific" car accident in the early hours of Monday morning close to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. → Read More

The ANC's R3m thank you letter to Bosasa

Here is a copy of the letter in which former ANC treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize thanks Bosasa boss Gavin Watson for his company's 'ongoing support'. → Read More

ANALYSIS: Arms deal judgment unlikely to reopen Mbeki-era prosecutions

It is now safe to say that Seriti's inquiry was a whitewash and probably designed to be that way from the start, when former president Jacob Zuma – who himself benefited from the deal – appointed Seriti. → Read More

Zuma's Spygate: Who is the real impimpi?

There is suddenly increased discussion about Zuma's role in the liberation struggle, with some questioning whether it wasn't Zuma himself – instead of Ramathlodi and Nyanda – who could have been compromised in the dangerous and explosive struggle years. → Read More

101 questions Jacob Zuma must answer at the Zondo commission

Former president Jacob Zuma is expected to appear in front of the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture on Monday. There are thousands of questions he needs to answer, but these 101 queries will help us understand Zuma and capture in his own words. → Read More

New anti-corruption unit boss: 'We have enough money'

The head of the new anti-corruption investigative directorate in the NPA says she has enough funding to do her job. → Read More