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Stefaans Brümmer

Stefaans Brümmer

Stefaans is an old hand at investigations. A politics and journalism graduate, he cut his reporting teeth at the Cape Argus in the tumultuous early 1990s; then joined the Mail & Guardian as democracy dawned in April 1994. For the next 16 years (a late-1990s diversion into television and freelancing apart), the M&G was his journalistic home and launch pad for award-winning investigations focusing on the nexus between politics and money. Stefaans has co-authored exposés including Oilgate, the Selebi affair, Chancellor House and significant breaks in the arms deal scandal. Stefaans and Sam Sole co-founded amaBhungane in 2010. He divides his time between the demands of media bureaucracy (which he detests), coaching members of the amaBhungane team, and his first love, digging for dung.
US probe links Cape tycoon to mining rights bribery in Africa
US probe links Cape tycoon to mining rights bribery in Africa
Politically-linked multimillionaire Walter Hennig has been associated with the bribery of officials in three African countries for mining rights.
Guptas' R51bn train grab
Guptas' R51bn train grab
A former Prasa CEO reveals how a bid by the Guptas and Duduzane Zuma was stopped.
The 'Gupta owned' state enterprises
The 'Gupta owned' state enterprises
Probe reveals an extraordinary network of contacts close to the family that dominates the boards of SA's two largest parastatals, Eskom and Transnet.
The 'Gupta owned' state enterprises
The 'Gupta owned' state enterprises
Probe reveals an extraordinary network of contacts close to the family that dominates the boards of SA's two largest parastatals, Eskom and Transnet.
Zuma Jnr hits the big time with Optimum deal
Zuma Jnr hits the big time with Optimum deal
Duduzani Zuma will be a major winner in the multibillion-rand deal involving the takeover of Eskom supplier Optimum Coal by a "Gupta" company.
Zuma Jnr hits the big time with Optimum deal if officials play ball
Zuma Jnr hits the big time with Optimum deal if officials play ball
Duduzani Zuma will be a major winner in the multimillion-rand deal involving the takeover of Eskom supplier Optimum Coal by a "Gupta" company.
Guptas conquer state arms firm Denel
Guptas conquer state arms firm Denel
As controversy rages about “state capture” by the president’s friends, they team up with Denel to profit from the sale of its products in the East.
Guptas conquer state arms firm Denel
Guptas conquer state arms firm Denel
As controversy rages about “state capture” by the president’s friends, they team up with Denel to profit from the sale of its products in the East.
PIC: Old mud adds heft to Holomisa's claims
PIC: Old mud adds heft to Holomisa's claims
Some players accused of murky dealings by UDM leader Bantu Holomisa have been in the soup before.
Old mud adds heft to Holomisa's claims
Old mud adds heft to Holomisa's claims
Some players accused of murky dealings by UDM leader Bantu Holomisa have been in the soup before.
Nuclear price tag set Nene against Jacob Zuma
Nuclear price tag set Nene against Jacob Zuma
Treasury estimates the energy plan for SA will cost R1.4-trillion, the pro-nuclear cabal says it's only R600-billion.