Warren Thompson is a financial investigative journalist at the Business Day and Financial Mail. He has been at the forefront of exposing fraud and corruption in the private sector, most notably in unearthing what happened at Steinhoff. He has also contributed to the understanding of ‘state capture’, including the nefarious business dealings of the Gupta family with the state.

Basic information

Name
Warren Thompson
Expertise
fraud and corruption in the private sector
Country
South Africa

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The Battle of Bangui

  • Corruption
  • Politics

BANGUI - In March 2013, South Africa suffered its worst military defeat since the end of apartheid. After a battle that lasted almost two days, 200 crack troops who engaged 7 000 rebels in the Central African Republic were forced to negotiate a ceasefire at their base. Thirteen South African soldiers died in the battle, with two more later succumbing to their wounds. The mission was shrouded in mystery from the start. The deployment and the diplomatic machinations that led to it were kept secret from the South African public and Parliament.