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.
Thuli Madonsela has criticised claims her draft Nkandla report jeopardises Jacob Zuma's security, while revealing "resistance to the investigation".
Court affidavits suggest the public protector was not given all the documents that would allow for a comprehensive investigation.
President Jacob Zuma's daughter has declared that she owns or will own shares in the controversial mining company.
Gold Fields chief executive Nick Holland.(Gallo)
Mining giant Gold Fields "sought to reward a host of officials and politicians for their influence", suggests new evidence.
Baleka Mbethe. [Photo: David Harrison MG]
Jerome Brauns [Photo:Gallo]
Although a witness in the "bribery" case says he has been misquoted by lawyers, a slideshow containing an "unequivocal testimony" shows otherwise.
Photo: Gold Fields Mine [Courtesy of Gold Fields]
Suspended crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli [Photo: Gallo]