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Missing: Zuma’s soul

In Parliament, ANC MPs giggled and clapped when Lindiwe Sisulu said Democratic Alliance MP David Maynier had a "flea-infested body".

Shaik millions ‘for Zuma’s children’

Fraudster and President Jacob Zuma's former financial adviser Schabir Shaik claims the money did not buy him any commercial benefits.

Spend it like Zuma: Life and debt in South Africa

President Jacob Zuma's inability to control his spending is not a new South African story; most citizens seem to be spending beyond their means.

Patronage just part of South African politics

Politics is so riddled with patronage that the latest revelations about payments made to President Jacob Zuma have been dismissed, say analysts.

What did Zuma do with Madiba’s gift?

Watch the highlights package of our chat with amaBhungane's Craig McKune and Sam Sole on our big Zuma story this week.

DA calls for Zuma to stand aside

The DA has called on President Jacob Zuma to "do the honourable thing" and take leave from his office until all allegations have been dealt with.

M&G Hangout: Zuma payments

New evidence of Zuma's shocking financial affairs has emerged. Watch our live video where we'll talk to the investigative team behind the story.

Zuma payments: 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.

All the president’s willing benefactors: Part two

Here are the people the auditor's report identifies as having paid more than R7-million to benefit Jacob Zuma between 1995 and 2006.

Zuma payments: South Africans have a right to know

In just over a week, delegates sent to Mangaung by ANC branches will vote whether or not to retain President Jacob Zuma.

Banks bent over backwards for Zuma

After 1994, South Africa's biggest banks bent over backwards to accommodate Jacob Zuma, who regularly splurged on credit.

Zuma payments podcast

Listen to the podcast of our chat with amaBhungane's Craig McKune and Sam Sole on our big Zuma story this week.

The kept politician: Zuma’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.

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Unions cry foul over SABC dismissal costs and retrenchments

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Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

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Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

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Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

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The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

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What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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