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Stefaans Brummer

Stefaans Brummer

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.
Zuma’s oil crony lands R1.5bn more
Zuma’s oil crony lands R1.5bn more
Did the PIC boss’s opposition to a risky deal, completed on the eve of the polls, force him to go?
Why spies are flocking to Mangaung
Why spies are flocking to Mangaung
The crime intelligence unit is deployed at the ANC’s conference, leaving the country wide open.
Water deal irks Lesotho’s new rulers
Water deal irks Lesotho’s new rulers
South Africa is accused of putting undue pressure on a weak government to extract an unfair deal.
Of battleships and Nkandla
Of battleships and Nkandla
The financing of the Nkandla project makes it clear that Jacob Zuma’s home is built on shaky foundations of friends and would-be favours.
Banks bent over backwards for Zuma
Banks bent over backwards for Zuma
Three major banks willfully ignored (albeit with gritted teeth) Zuma's laissez-faire attitude to debt.
All the president’s willing benefactors
All the president’s willing benefactors
Here are the people the auditors’ report identifies as having paid more than R7-million to benefit Jacob Zuma between 1995 and 2006.
Zuma: The 'kept politician'
Zuma: The 'kept politician'
An auditors’ report lays bare how a range of benefactors funded a reckless president’s lifestyle by more than R7-million.
South Africans have a right to know
South Africans have a right to know
EDITOR'S COMMENT: ANC delegates must make their choice with the fullest possible knowledge of each candidate’s suitability for high office.
Guptas ‘bankroll’ Mrs Zuma’s bond
Guptas ‘bankroll’ Mrs Zuma’s bond
A few months after Zuma and Ngema wed, they went house-hunting.
Did arms firm pay Mac’s bill?
Did arms firm pay Mac’s bill?
Thales allegedly funded Maharaj’s bid to stop Scorpions from getting his wife’s bank records.
Ghost of arms deal haunts Numsa, top Swedish politician
Ghost of arms deal haunts Numsa, top Swedish politician
Fears that an agreement between SA & Swedish unions was a Trojan horse for arms deal kickbacks.