In 2013, OSF-SA partnered with the Mail & Guardian Newspaper to set up new in-house Centre for Investigative Journalism (amaBhungane) – to develop investigative journalism work that was rooted in the public interest.

amaBhungane is a multi-award-winning media unit, now independently located. Support for investigative journalism in South Africa has increased over the years, with OSF-SA now supporting at least 10 independent media and monitoring units including the units that exposed the stories behind a massive e-mail leak in 2017, related to what is commonly referred to ‘state capture’ in South Africa.