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Judge Hlophe misconduct: Give it up, JSC tells ConCourt judges Jafta and Nkabinde

Photo: Judge President John Hlophe during his hearing by the Judiciary Service Commission ( JSC) in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 30 July 2009 Photo: Oupa Nkosi (Sapa)
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Photo: Former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela chats with Britain’s then Prime Minister Gordon Brown (unseen) during a meeting at his hotel in central London June 24, 2008.    REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

LGE 2016: Scrum over Mandela’s legacy exposes hollow heart of SA politics

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: A file photograph dated 31 August 2008 shows Swaziland’s King Mswati III during the annual reed dance at the royal residence of Ludzidzini at Lobamba village near Mbabane, Swaziland. EPA/JON HRUSA

Op-Ed: Swazi king prepares lavish SADC summit as population starves

By Manqoba Nxumalo
Photo: ANC treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize during his interview with Stephen Grootes (Source: Siyanqoba @MYANC)

Time with Zweli Mkhize: The Billion Rand Question and The Fransman Question

By Stephen Grootes

Get overnight news and latest Daily Maverick articles

Original photo: Hlaudi Motsoeneng (Steven Lang)

SABC: Labour court battle won, but the war is still on

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: US Republican nominee for President Donald Trump delivers remarks in the Quicken Loans Arena on the final day of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, US, 21 July 2016. Trump formally accepted the nomination of the Republican Party as their presidential candidate in the 2016 election. EPA/SHAWN THEW

US 2016: Donald J Trump, The Siberian Candidate?

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Example of numerous propaganda messages in the Islamic State following recent attacks in Germany

Op-Ed: Thulsie Brothers – what happens in the courtroom will not stay in the courtroom

By Jasmine Opperman
Photo: Children of Bekkersdal (Greg Nicolson)

Stats SA capital expenditure figures – food for voters’ thoughts as polling day looms

By Marianne Merten

Kenya: East Africa’s biggest independent publisher battered by job cuts and political pressure

By Njeri Kimani

Photo of DA PR Councillor Maureen Mnisi and DA leader Mmusi Maimane by Bheki C Simelane.

LGE 2016: In Protea South church, Maimane puts on a show under flickering lights


SABC Four refused entry into work, despite court victory

By News24
Photo: President Jacob Zuma accompanied by Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe and International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Marius Fransman at the Human Rights Day commemoration in Mbekweni, Paarl in the Western Cape, 21 March 2013. (Photo: GCIS)

Analysis: Zuma, Fransman et al vs Luthuli House

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: US First Lady Michelle Obama speaks on the first day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 25 July 2016. The four-day convention is expected to end with Hillary Clinton formally accepting the nomination of the Democratic Party as their presidential candidate in the 2016 election. EPA/SHAWN THEW

Democratic Party convention, Day One: Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders make case for Hillary

Photo: Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau and DA mayoral candidate Herman Mashaba at The Gathering 2016. (Greg Nicolson)

LGE 2016: DA digs in on Joburg advertising ‘abuse’

By Greg Nicolson


Podcast: First Person, Ep. 03 – Fifty Shades of OK

By Marianne Thamm
Main photo: Xolisile Tangana, who lives in one of the shacks visible behind him, says nothing is done about the piles of waste that clog streams and cling to bushes in Ward 38 of the Nelson Mandela Metro. Tangana, a card-carrying member of the EFF and unemployed despite an N6 qualification in financial management, believes unemployment is the biggest problem in Kwanoxolo. All photos by Steve Kretzmann/WCN.

GroundUp: The community of Port Elizabeth’s most closely contested ward lives on the edge of a wasteland

By GroundUp

Video: Evita's Free Speech, Ep.48 – Evita relives Thabo's nightmare deferred

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Lenasia Independent Candidates. Bottom-left is Nazar Loonat.

LGE 2016: Interview – Lenasia Ward 10 independent candidate Nazar Loonat

Photo: School children stand in a line near King William’s Town, South Africa, 01 March 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Op-Ed: Education – from crisis to opportunity

A Lesotho reporter recounts hours of tense and intimidating interrogation

A Lesotho reporter recounts hours of tense and intimidating interrogation

Photo: Wayde Van Niekerk (C) of South Africa wins the men’s 400m final during the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium, also known as Bird’s Nest, in Beijing, China, 26 August 2015. EPA/SRDJAN SUKI

Rio 2016: South Africa at the Games – all the times, events and highlights

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Floyd Shivambu, deputy president of the Economic Freedom Fighters (Greg Nicolson)

TRAINSPOTTER: EFF’s Floyd Shivambu –  the man behind the Man behind the Man

By Richard Poplak
Photo: South African health workers stand in what resembles a graveyard during the 2016 International Aids Conference at the Durban International Conference Centre, in Durban, South Africa, 19 July 2016. EPA/KEVIN SUTHERLAND

Health-e News: AIDS 2016 – Glimmers of hope and sobering setbacks

Photo: President Jacob Zuma campaigns in Cape Tow, 21 July 2016. (Marianne Merten)

Zuma electioneers in Cape Town, with Fransman in tow: ‘The DA has failed Cape Town’

By Marianne Merten
Photo: South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, 15 April 2014. EPA/ALON SKUY / POOL

Murder, Inc: NPA appeals Oscar’s ‘shockingly lenient’ six-year sentence

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: The lost mariners – Anthony Murray, Reginald “Reg” Robertson

Bigger than the weather: A corporate cover-up on the high seas

By Kevin Bloom
Photo by Nick Thompson via Flickr.

Op-Ed: Hlaudi’s Humpty Dumpty Day

By Stephen Grootes
Team South Africa close their third undefeated day of competition at the World Schools Debating Championships in Stuttgart on Monday 25th July. South Africa has achieved 6 out of 6 in their opening debates and remains one of the tournament's strongest contenders.

While you were sleeping: 26 July 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Chad Le Clos of South Africa on his way winning the men’s 100m Butterfly Final during the FINA Swimming World Championships at Kazan arena in Kazan, Russia, 08 August 2015. EPA/PATRICK B. KRAEMER

Rio 2016: World leading times vs world records in the Olympic swimming season

By Antoinette Muller

While you were sleeping, 25 July

Photo: President Jacob Zuma was set to give the closing address at the ANC's Mangaung conference Friday before the power went out. Mangaung, Free State, South Africa, 20 December 2012. (Photo Greg Nicolson/NewsFire)

LGE 2016: ANC claws back with race baiting, veterans and the dab

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Pretoria by E via Flickr

Op-Ed: What’s in a (street) Name? Pretoria belongs to ALL who live in it

By Princess Magopane

Book review: Does South Africa have a foreign policy?

By Simon Allison
Photo: Thousands of South Africans protest in support of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) global call to action on tuberculosis and HIV/Aids in Cape Town, South Africa 08 November 2007. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Health-e News: AIDS-free baby girls face infection in their teens

Photo: Supporters hold signs and cheer as US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (not pictured) introduces her Vice Presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, US, 23 July 2016. EPA/RHONA WISE.

US 2016: Next Up – the Hillary/Kaine Show (and don’t forget The Bernie)

By J Brooks Spector
Photo by Danielle O’Neill

Theatre: Van Graan and Richards pay back the funny – and the curry

By Lesley Stones
Photo: DA’s Mmusi Maimane, ANC’s Jacob Zuma.

Op-Ed: The final 10 days, with party turbulence ahead

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: A file picture dated 14 July 2016 shows US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) campaigning with Democratic Senator from Virginia Tim Kaine (R), at Ernst Community Cultural Center at the Northern Virginia Community College's Annandale campus, in Annandale, Virginia, USA. US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton selected on 22 July 2016, Democratic Senator from Virginia Tim Kaine to be her pick as running mate for the presidential elections. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Hillary Clinton picks Tim Kaine, sturdy senator, for running mate

Photo: Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump delivers his address during the final day of the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 21 July 2016. Donald Trump formally accepted the nomination of the Republican Party as their presidential candidate in the 2016 election. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS.

GOP Convention: The Man Who Sold the World

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the Education Awards ceremony held in Sandton, Johannesburg, 22 January 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

KwaZulu-Natal: All quiet on the eastern front as Ramaphosa meets ‘clever blacks’

Photo: Opening of Medupi Unit 6 Power Station, 30 Aug 2015. (GCIS)

Understanding the cost of electricity from Medupi, Kusile and IPPs

By Chris Yelland

Weapon of Mass Instruction: Apartheid SA’s nuclear arsenal in mixed media

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Aids patient Sannah Seetotale (R) waits to receive her food from volunteer worker Matshidiso Masuku in Orange Farm in Johannesburg November 29, 2006.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA)

GroundUp: Disappointing study results show how difficult HIV prevention is

By GroundUp
Photo: South Africa’s Caster Semenya (C) competes in the women’s 800m race at the Mohammed VI IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat, Morocco, 22 May 2016. EPA/ABDELHAK SENNA

Rio Olympics: How do 2016 world track leading times compare to the records?

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Zimbabwean counterpart Robert Mugabe (R) after arriving in Harare, Zimbabwe, 01 December 2015. EPA/AARON UFUMELI

ISS Today: As Mugabe fights for his political future, why is China so silent?

By Simon Allison
Photo by Coralie Ferreira, via Flickr

Op-Ed: Finding the sweet spot in Sugar Tax

Photo: @AdolfHitler

Trolls of the Third Reich: They live among us

By Tony Jackman
Photo: President Jacob Zuma accompanied by Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe and International relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Marius Fransman at the Human Rights Day commemoration in Mbekweni, Paarl in the Western Cape, 21 March 2013. (Photo: GCIS)

The Untouchables: Is Marius Fransman back in the game?

By Marianne Thamm

While you were sleeping: 21 July 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Long Island Solar Farm (Brookhaven National Laboratory via Flickr)

The roles of private sector IPPs and Eskom in renewable energy: An interview with the South African Renewable Energy Council

By Chris Yelland
In case you missed it
Original Photo: SABC Hlaudi Motsoeneng (Sapa)

Hlaudi’s Kill Bill: The slippery slide towards manipulating the news

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Farmworkers are seen at a farm in Eikeihof outside Johannesburg September 30, 2008. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Landmark ruling provides legal clarity for women’s right to tenure on farms

By Marianne Thamm
Aids activists have been sounding the alarm that the withdrawal of health funding from middle income countries (MICS) will result in a failure to meet global goals to end the epidemic. This concern is one of many that have surfaced in the “post-aid” era, which refers to the dwindling number of countries classified as poor by the World Bank. By JULIA GREENBERG.

Op-Ed: Decisions in the Dark? Global Health Financing in the Post-Aid Era

By Julia Greenberg
Photo of Cape Town by Neville Nel, via Flickr

City of Cape Town owns 24,000 parcels of land, deputy mayor reveals in election debate

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Demonstrators march to the Durban International Conference Centre, in Durban, South Africa, 18 July 2016. EPA/KEVIN SUTHERLAND

Op-Ed: The response to AIDS has shown another world is possible

By Mark Heywood
Photo: Donald Trump (L) escorts his wife Melania (R) after her speech during the second session on the first day of the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, US, 18 July 2016. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

GOP Convention, Cleveland: Melania Trump’s speech malfunction and other curious tales from Day One

By J Brooks Spector
Photo:Anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs sit on a shelf in the pharmacy at the Ubuntu clinic in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha township February 15, 2010. REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly.

GroundUp: No HIV transmissions after sex 58,000 times without condoms

By GroundUp
Photo: Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts to the crowd while appearing at a campaign rally in Norcross, Georgia, USA, 10 October 2015. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER

Liar Liar: Electioneering in the Post-Truth Era

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Gugs Zulu (VW SA)

Gugu Zulu: SA remembers ‘the fastest brother in Africa’

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Melanie Verwoerd and Ahmed Kathrada.

Ahmed Kathrada: The mountains we still have to climb are huge

By Melanie Verwoerd
Photo: Solly Msimanga (DA)

TRAINSPOTTER: How the DA’s Solly Msimanga hopes to turn Battleground Tshwane into a better version of Sweden

By Richard Poplak
Photo: The SABC Broadcast Centre headquarters in Auckland Park, Johannesburg (Mike Powell, via Wikimedia Commons)

Four SABC journalists fired because they approached labour court – lawyer

By News24
Original photos: President Jacob Zuma (Sapa), SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng (Steven Kang), NPA head Shaun Abrahams (GCIS), The Hawks boss Mthandazo Ntlemeza (CityPress)

Political Trials: David vs Goliath and the high cost of taking on a well-resourced state

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Pro-Russian rebels stand line during the military parade in downtown Donetsk, Ukraine, 09 May 2016. Leaders of self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics (DNR and LNR) organised a Victory Day parade marking the 71st anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. EPA/ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO

ICG: Crossing the line in Ukraine

By International Crisis Group
Photo: South African HIV/Aids action group members of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) protest during a meeting at St.George’s Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa  29 August 2007. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: What Durban forgets – AIDS, Denialism and People Power

By Fatima Hassan
Photo: Lucky, the JMPD employee who was caught on camera selling a driver’s licence to a client is confronted by GroundUp. He was still working at the facility, almost two weeks after evidence was submitted to the director of internal affairs at the JMPD. Photo: Benita Enoch

GroundUp: State employee who offered bribe still has his job

By GroundUp
Main photo: Hymn singing at His Generation Church in Harare. (Simon Allison)

The Dissident, the Despot & the Divine: A tale of two Zimbabwean churches

By Simon Allison
Main photo: Nehawu on Monday 18 July marched at lunch time through busy central Cape Town from Parliament up the road to the Western Cape Public Protector’s office. All photos by Marianne Merten.

Mgidlana, ‘Parliament’s Hlaudi’: Nehawu asks Public Protector to probe ‘flagrant violations’ of financial management act

By Marianne Merten
Main photo: A handout photograph made available by the South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) showing Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) supporters marching to handover a memorandum amongst them is the Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and the UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe, to the AIDS 2016 Conference in Durban, South Africa, 18 July 2016. South Africa is hosting the AIDS 2016 Conference scheduled for Durban, from 18-22 July 2016. EPA/Siyasanga Mbambani / GCIS

GroundUp: March to Aids conference highlights millions who remain untreated

By GroundUp
Photo: Aerial view of Tormin mine on the West Coast. Photo from Tormin promotional video.

amaBhungane: West Coast dune mining – is the tide turning on Tormin?

The pack of riders pass by supporters holding a banner in tribute to victims of the Nice truck terrorist attack during the 14th stage of the 103rd edition of the Tour de France cycling race over 208.5Km between Montelimar and Villars-Les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux, France, 16 July 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

While you were sleeping: 18 July 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Former President Nelson Mandela smiles as he formally announces his retirement from public life at his foundations offices in Johannesburg, June 1, 2004. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Mandela Day: Extraordinary times demand extraordinary leadership

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: A young girl smiles as she is held up by her mother in front of a portrait of the late South African president Nelson Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, 7 December 2013. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Op-Ed: What Nelson Mandela means to me

By Mondli Zondo
Photo: Police officers with tear gas canisters prepare to charge as they face opposition supporters protesting against Member of Parliament (MP) Moses Kuria, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, 14 June 2016. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Kenya: Cop goes rogue, raising flags about security

By Njeri Kimani
Photo: Nokuthula Simelane was kidnapped, tortured and disappeared by apartheid forces in 1983.

An apartheid murder reckoning: Does the NPA have the courage?

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: Police officers stand guard near the truck after it crashed into the crowd during the Bastille Day celebrations in Nice, France, 14 July 2016. EPA/FRANCK FERNANDES 

The ‘Wannabe’ Lone Wolf attackers: A global reach of ideas that poison

By Jasmine Opperman
Photo of Jonathan Jansen courtesy of UOFS.

Video: Between the Lines – Jonathan Jansen

By John Matisonn
Photo: A patient lies in bed at the Hillcrest Aids Centre in Durban, South Africa, 1 December 2011. More than 34-million people globally are suffering from the disease with South Africa having the highest number of people infected with HIV in the world. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Health-E: Aids2016 – Making the dwindling dollars go further

Main photo: Sex workers marched on 3 March 2013 in Johannesburg to commemorate International Sex Workers’ Rights Day. Photo courtesy of Sonke Gender Justice.

GroundUp: How sex workers are avoiding HIV infection

By GroundUp
Photo: US businessman and philanthropist, Bill Gates, speaks during the 14th annual Nelson Mandela Lecture, held at the University of Pretoria, Mamelodi Campus, South Africa, 17 July 2016. US businessman and philanthropist Bill Gates and his wife Melinda co-chair the Gates Foundation looking to combat infectious diseases, ensure more children survive and thrive and empower the poor, especially women and girls. Gates is the 14th speaker of the prestigious Nelson Mandela Lecture that this year is delivered the day before what would have been the late former South African President’s birthday.  EPA/CORNELL TUKIRI

Bill Gates: Remove obstacles for youth to thrive

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a town hall at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Florida, US, 14 March 2016. The winner-take-all Florida presidential primary is on 15 March 2016. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

US 2016: It’s time for the GOP Freak Trump Show, a.k.a. the Republican Convention

By J Brooks Spector
Main photograph: Delville Wood’s haunting cemetery. (Justin Fox)

Into Devil’s Wood: Where poppies grow and South African men came to die

By Justin Fox
Main photo: The Health Minister of South Africa Aaron Motsoaledi during a press conference at the 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria, 20 July 2010. EPA/GEORG HOCHMUTH.

GroundUp: Success against deadly drug-resistant TB in rural KZN

By GroundUp
Photo: A file picture dated 19 February 2016 and made available by the official North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun via Yonhap News Agency (YNA), shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaking during a commendation ceremony for the scientists, technicians, workers and officials who contributed to the recent successful launch of a satellite, in Pyongyang, North Korea. EPA/RODONG SINMUN

Letter to the Editor: Dirty articles criticising Supreme leader

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter

Video: Evita's Free Speech, Ep.47 – Evita takes 67 steps on her long walk to freedom

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Turkish soldiers block the Bosphorus bridge in Istanbul, Turkey, 15 July 2016. EPA/TOLGA BOZOGLU

Turkish military launches coup

Photo: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attends the official opening of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, 29 April 2016. EPA/AARON UFUMELI

Analysis: South Africa can, and must, act to prevent a disaster in Zimbabwe

By Simon Allison
Photo: Johannesburg sunrise by Aaron Frutman via Flickr.

Public Protector: SA’s massive accountability failure prompts search for another saviour

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photos by Johanna Chisholm.

Uber Wars: Clash in the Mother City

Photo: People participate in the Dallas Strong Candlelight Vigil at the Dallas City Hall Plaza in Dallas, Texas, USA, 11 July 2016. Five officers died after an ambush assault by a gunman during a protest rally in Dallas on 07 July. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER

Op-Ed: How This Became the Era of the Gunman

By John Feffer
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Chairwoman, African Union Commission, attends the opening plenary session titled ‘Building with BRICS’ at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2013 in the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa 09 May 2013. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Letter to the Editor: Office of the African Union Commission chair

By Daily Maverick
Photo: A game warden walks through rows of elephant tusks at the National Parks of Zimbabwe headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe, 02 June 2016. EPA/STR

Ivory sales: Fast-track to elephant extinction?

By Don Pinnock
Photo: Republican Representative Mike Pence of Indiana (C) speaks during a news briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, US, 22 October 2009. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

The Donald about to pick Mike Pence for running mate. Mike, WHO?

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi (GCIS), SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng (City Press)

SABC mess, now in Parliament’s care. Don’t hold your breath.

By Marianne Merten
Photo: People gather outside the Harare Magistrates courts 13 July 2016 as they attend the court case of Evan Mawarire. Harare, Zimbabwe. EPA/AARON UFUMELI

Analysis: Zimbabwe – Where does #ThisFlag go from here?

By Simon Allison

Letter to the Editor: Morally blind to cruelty against animals

By Daily Maverick
Main Photo: A Zimbabwean man waves his country’s flag in the air after singing the national anthem before the start of the protest march at Burgers Park in Pretoria. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

GroundUp: #MugabeMustFall – Zimbabweans in South Africa demonstrate in solidarity with swelling protests across the border

By GroundUp
Photo: Al Shabaab Mogadishu Mayor of al Shabaab Sheikh Mohamed Abu Abdurrahman addresses a news conference along the streets of Dayniile district in Southern Mogadishu, March 5, 2012. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Kenya: Six cops murdered in a suspected Al-Shabaab attack on a police station

By Njeri Kimani
Photo: Paul O'Sullivan (Sally Shorkend)

House of Cards: Hawks ready to arrest Paul O'Sullivan, again

By Marianne Thamm
South Africans gather in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement outside the US embassy in Cape Town, South Africa, 13 July 2016. The protest organised by the Black Solidarity Movement handed over a memorandum to a representative of the US embassy saying US citizens are not welcome in South Africa and warned the US against killing black people in America and elsewhere. The protestors were initially prevented from nearing the embassy but later allowed access to the entrance of the embassy where they met a representative under a heavy police presence. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

While you were sleeping: 14 July

By John Stupart