25 May 2024 | 11:08 AM

Our Fine Print


AmaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism NPC is a non-profit company registered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission, South Africa, under the number 2009/024323/08.

Our memorandum of association determines our purpose. It states:

The Object of the Company is to promote open, accountable and just democracy, and a free press capable and worthy of performing this duty. To do so, the Company will develop investigative journalism in the public interest, inter alia by engaging in its best practice, by transferring investigative skills to other journalists, and by helping to secure the information rights investigative journalists need to do their work.

We have PBO (public benefit organisation) status with the South African Revenue Service under the registration number 930049364. This means that subject to conditions, we do not pay tax and donations to us are tax-deductible.

We are also registered with the revenue service as a VAT vendor under the number 4890257852.

Inquiries: admin@amabhungane.org.


We hold others to a high standard. Expect it of us too. If you feel that our stories have not been accurate or fair, or that our journalistic ethics have failed us in any other way, please complain loudly to the managing partner, Sam Sole (sams@amabhungane.org). We shall investigate and make amends where due.

You may also complain externally. AmaBhungane subscribes to the Code of Ethics and Conduct for South African Print and Online Media that prescribes news that is truthful, accurate, fair and balanced. If we don’t live up to the Code, within 20 days of the date of publication of the material, please contact the Press Ombud at +27 (0)11 484 3612/8, fax +27 (0)11 484 3619 or website www.presscouncil.org.za.


AmaBhungane has copyright to all articles and announcements on this site unless otherwise indicated. We are all for the widest possible republication of our material and are looking at instituting a creative commons licence. But we are bound by some agreements, so please ask admin@amabhungane.org before you republish.