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.


Two Nkandla tours, still no answers

Both parliamentarians and selected media have now been inside Nkandla, but no group has emerged with answers to the most important questions.

The day we broke Nkandla

Four years ago Chris Roper and Mandy Rossouw stumbled upon the start of what would become Zuma's Nkandla home. Chris looks back.

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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