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.
The continued cover-up reveals the precariousness of the NPA's Zuma ruling.
The National Prosecuting Authority team told their boss, Mokotedi Mpshe, that then case against President Jacob Zuma merited prosecution.
The prosecutorial team was ready to move on Jacob Zuma, but the acting Nation Prosecuting Authority boss seemed to drag his feet.
The crime intelligence unit is deployed at the ANC’s conference, leaving the country wide open.
South Africa is accused of putting undue pressure on a weak government to extract an unfair deal.
Three major banks willfully ignored (albeit with gritted teeth) Zuma's laissez-faire attitude to debt.
Secret report reveals how millions flowed to Zuma.
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.
Here are the people the auditors’ report identifies as having paid more than R7-million to benefit Jacob Zuma between 1995 and 2006.
EDITOR'S COMMENT: ANC delegates must make their choice with the fullest possible knowledge of each candidate’s suitability for high office.