Special Report


From the start, the details of spending on Jacob Zuma's Nkandla security upgrade has gripped the nation. Find out more in this special report.


Nkandla: Fact checking the spin

Some believe there were only a few officials responsible for cost overruns at Nkandla. The public protector's report found differently.

Nutty Nhleko and the Qunu firepool

The police minister called it a firepool, but Nelson Mandela's granddaughter said his swimming pool was not built with taxpayers' money.

Nkandla: The racist compound

On Friday, the Mail & Guardian will publish "Nkandla: The Great Unravelling" as an e-book. In this excerpt: how an ordinary word was turned racist.

Editorial: Stop protecting Number One

Cabinet ministers and government officials have been protecting Jacob Zuma since the ANC's 2007 Polokwane conference, at the expense of the people.



M&G analysis: Nkandla – the joke's on us

amaBhungane's Lionel Faull talks us through the Nkandla report and what it means for Jacob Zuma, the ANC, and the country.


Nkandla: Zuma must pay

In her report on the Nkandla upgrades, public protector Thuli Madonsela says the president has to pay back some of the money spent on the homestead.


Nkandla: The developments in pictures

We track the development of Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead over the last six years; from before his presidency to the multimillion-rand project it is now.


Nkandla report: Did we break the law?

Stefaans Brümmer answers questions about the legality of publishing details from the public protector provisional report into Nkandla.
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