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AmaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism

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Global Shining Light Finalist: #GuptaLeaks (South Africa)

In the run-up to the 2019 Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Hamburg this September 26 to 29, we’re featuring one Global Shining Light Award finalist per day. Check out South Africa’s “#GuptaLeaks.”

News & Analysis

Want to Change How Investigative Journalism is Done in Africa? Here are 14 Recommendations

More than 10 years ago, the first nonprofit investigative journalism organization in Africa was established. More than 20 countries throughout the continent now have similar units. What are the motivating factors behind the proliferation of these organizations on the continent? Who is funding them and how? And are these organizations making an impact in Africa? Ntibinyane Ntibinyane rounded up 14 recommendations for GIJN based on his recent study for the Reuters Institute at Oxford University.

News & Analysis

Were the Gupta Leaks South Africa’s Watergate?

The biggest story since the end of apartheid helped bring down a president. But a year on, its effect on South African journalism has been less clear. Jon Allsop filed this report from Cape Town for GIJN.

Case Studies

The Balancing Act of Donor-Funded Journalism: A Case Study from South Africa

What started out in 2013 as a small donor-funded health journalism center situated inside a legacy newspaper in South Africa has transformed into a staff of 10, and 15 regular contributors across the continent. Today, Bhekisisa consistently produces impactful reports which help to influence policy and decision making, set agendas and define conversations.


#GIJC17: Spotlight on Africa

Almost 500 African journalists met with their global counterparts in Johannesburg at #GIJC17, the largest international gathering of investigative journalists, to sharpen their skills for a new era of digging out the muck.