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.
Top politicians and businesspeople have been cited in a US court case over disputed mining rights in Guinea.
Eskom board members exposed themselves to French influence at a crucial stage of the close nuclear tender between French and US-Japanese rivals
A company founded by the ANC stalwart apparently profited from notorious mine takeover and could be drawn into American corruption investigation
Guptas and Duduzane Zuma are hidden stakeholders in a strategic locomotive subcontracting company bought while the main tender process was ongoing.
Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi held shares in a platinum firm while mediating in the recent mineworkers' strike.
Poor performance in New York calls the PIC's valuation of the firm into question
Pensioners' savings are being put into a high-risk deal involving a controversial oilman accused of doing South Africa down.
A controversial R570-million Free State dairy project is riddled with irregularities, investigators for the national treasury have found.
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.