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amaBhungane are the investigators of the M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism, a non-profit, public interest initiative to produce better investigative stories and plough back through internships and advocacy. On this blog, amaBhungane -- seasoned and award-winning journalists -- will penetrate the world of smoke and mirrors to bring you the story behind the story.

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Filling the trough so the pigs can scoff

By Craig McKune As we sent this week’s front-page story — on how to rip off the government through state leasing — to the printers,…

No show from ANC

By Glenda Daniels Guess what? The ANC has not shown up for any of the Press Council review public hearings held so far this month.…

The not so tender matter of tenders…

By Sally Evans Every day we are inundated with scandals relating to nepotism, tenders and corruption. And the media slogs away trying to expose those…

Right2Know: There’s a fight to be fought

By Glenda Daniels This is my first blog. I will write about confessions of a non-blogger, non-tweeter, non-Facebooker, another time. For now, an exciting, nerve-wracking,…

Taking the bull by the horns

By Nelly Shamase I’ve finally moved out of home. At the not-so-tender-age of 27, many would argue that it’s been a long time coming. Try…

Journalists against the world

By Ilham Rawoot So what does a journalist do when he or she is being assaulted for doing their job (this is not a riddle)?…

The blunt truth about new circumcision device

By Ilham Rawoot Circumcision is a touchy business. And writing about it has proven to be even touchier, especially when nobody wants to talk about…

Why won’t the NPA let me talk to Gerrie Nel?

By Adriaan Basson Since he and his team successfully prosecuted Jackie Selebi, the National Prosecuting Authority is refusing to grant me an interview with Advocate…