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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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Toilet saga still smells

By Jackie Mapiloko During school holidays my parents would ship me to a relative’s house in Evaton, a tiny settlement in the Vaal Triangle. My…

The media needs a hug

By Ilham Rawoot Writing a good investigative story is hard work. It’s not a matter of sitting down at a computer and typing away. It…

Our small part in Selebi’s downfall

By Stefaans Brümmer I take no pleasure in seeing a man go down, stripped of his dignity, exposed for his lies. That sense is more…

Football over power!

By Gcina Ntsaluba The World Cup might be running like a well-oiled machine on the surface but behind the closed doors of the Local Organising…

Fifa: Time for a coup?

By Adriaan Basson Who owns the sea? (BP might think they do, but no.) And street cricket? And climbing up Table Mountain? Horse racing? And…

The story that almost changed my life

By Jackie Mapiloko For the last two months I’ve been working on a story that was going to change my life. It should have been…

This is why we write about strip clubs

By Ilham Rawoot Some readers seem to have gotten the wrong idea about Amabhungane’s coverage of the strip-club industry — coverage that we plan to…

The World Cup’s two faces

By Gcina Ntsaluba Cape Town was a bit of a buzz this week with celebrations to mark the 30-day countdown to the kick-off of the…

Our government idolises crime

By Jackie Mapiloko Just over a week ago I woke up to the news that my brother and his wife were shot in their home.…