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Stefaans Brümmer

Stefaans Brümmer, South Africa, is a managing partner at the M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism, a nonprofit which develops investigative journalism in the public interest.

Brümmer cut his reporting teeth at the Cape Argus in the tumultuous early 1990s before joining the Mail & Guardian newspaper at the dawn of democracy in 1994. At the feisty weekly, Brümmer produced award-winning investigations on politics and money. He co-authored exposés including the party funding scandals "Oilgate" and "Chancellor House;" the Jackie Selebi affair, which ended in the conviction for corruption of the South African police chief and Interpol head, and many breaks in the country's long-running arms-deal scandal.

Brümmer co-founded the M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism, nicknamed amaBhungane, isiZulu for "the dung beetles," in 2010.

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