Support amaB. Support democracy.

South Africa has an accountability gap. We are a non-profit newsroom that exposes wrongdoing, empowering people to hold power to account.

But we cannot do it without you. Public donations are our biggest source of income. AmaB Supporters understand that investigative journalism – the sort that promotes open, accountable, just democracy – is not a copy-and-paste job, but takes real time and money.

And our work is more than just stories. We develop investigative journalism as a field for the entire media.

We develop best practice, help other journalists do it, and advocate for the information rights that are the lifeblood of our field.

Tax and transparency

Donations are tax-deductible. If you supply your correct email and physical or postal addresses when donating, we shall send you a section 18A receipt after our March 31 financial year-end. 

We take transparency seriously. We want you to know exactly where your support goes. Our narrative and financial reports are publicly available, as is our funding policy.

Any questions, please email

How to be an amaB Supporter

Donations big and small make you an amaB Supporter. Clicking donate now takes you to GivenGain, a secure payment platform where you can donate by credit card or bank transfer in three easy steps.

You can select to make your donation recurring – better for our sustainability – or one-off.

AmaB Supporters get:

  • A warm feeling. You are building open, accountable, just democracy.
  • A certificate and a bumper sticker.
  • A subscription to our free newsletter alerting you to our latest stories.

To get these benefits – warm feeling apart – don’t tick “anonymous donation” and provide correct email and postal addresses when donating.

For our independence and transparency, our funding policy determines that donations above R10 000/year must not be anonymous and will be declared on our website. We do not accept donations from government entities or corporates.