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Port Elizabeth: Home Affairs risks contempt of court after missing refugee centre deadline

Photo: City Hall at Market Square in Port Elizabeth (Wikimedia Commons, by Matthew Roth)
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Photo: Marius Fransman (Wikimedia Commons)

Op-Ed: Marius Fransman's sexual assault charges - why the delay?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Abdullah bin Khalifah Stadium, Doha, Qatar – 30/01/16: FIFA vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan (R) stands with Tokyo Sexwale, chairman of the FIFA Monitoring Committee. REUTERS/Ibraheem Al Omari

Football: Tokyo, Out of Africa

By Ismail Lagardien
Photo: Electricity pylons are seen near Arnot Power Station's cooling towers, east of Middelburg in Mpumalanga province, September 8 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko.

NERSA hearings: Thousands oppose Eskom’s price increases

By EE PUBLISHERS
Photo: President Jacob Zuma in Parliament during SONA2015, 13 February 2015. (Greg Nicolson)

Target Zuma: What is the EFF’s post #PayBackTheMoney game plan?

By Ranjeni Munusamy
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Video: Evita's Free Speech - Episode 20

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: ANC President Jacob Zuma speaks at the ANC Youth League National Conference,  26 November 2013. (Greg Nicolson)

Op-Ed: It is all about political capital

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Grain silos stand behind fields near Coligny, South Africa, in this picture taken January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Sydney Seshibedi

Op-Ed: SA Government's numbers game

By Marianne Merten
Main photo: The Rocinha slum is pictured in Rio de Janeiro February 26, 2015. Rio de Janeiro will celebrate its 450th anniversary on March 1. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Rio: Beneath the spangles and the samba, a recurring cycle of dearth and excess

By Greg Mills
Photo: Michael Keaton as Walter "Robby" Robinson, Liev Schreiber as Marty Baron, Mark Ruffalo as Michael Rezendes, Rachel McAdams as Sacha Pfeiffer, John Slattery as Ben Bradlee Jr, Brian d'Arcy James as Matt Carroll

Film review: Spotlight - when the pen was mightier than the Catholic Church

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: My Mom's Hands by Ann via Flickr.

Health-E News: The Age of Alzheimer’s

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shake hands in the midst of the Democratic presidential candidates debate sponsored by MSNBC at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire, February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

US '16: Who’s Progressive and who’s not?

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: A woman selling groundnut, walks past a billboard campaigning for Nyesom Wike, People's Democratic Party candidate in River state, along a road in Mbiama village, the border town between Nigeria's Bayelsa and River states February 28, 2015. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

The Rivers’ rerun: A crucial Nigerian local election nobody's watching

By Frank Charnas
Photo: Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the 2015 PGA Championship golf tournament at Whistling Straits. Photo: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports. Aug 13, 2015; Sheboygan, WI, USA

The athlete's gamble: Early specialisation or diversification?

By Daniel Gallan
Photo: Godfrey Cleinwerck, the sergeant-at-arms of South Africa’s first democratic Parliament. (Benny Gool)

Obituary: Godfrey Cleinwerck

By Marianne Merten
Photo: England's Alex Hales plays a shot during the second One Day International cricket match against South Africa in Port Elizabeth, February 6, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Cricket: Caught on the back foot and scorned by Boycott

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Seabelo Senatla of South Africa dives to score a try against New Zealand during the gold medal match of the Rugby Sevens at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 27, 2014. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne.

Blitzboks: Looking good even while losing

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: EFF leader Julius Malema speaks at a press conference ahead of the party's court challenge on President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla private residence and days before the president's state of the nation address. (Greg Nicolson)

Trainspotter: Malema's new war game – #PayBackThe Money meets #GuptasMustGo

By Richard Poplak
Photo: South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki (L) listens to Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo during a session of the 23rd Africa-France summit in Bamako December 4, 2005. REUTERS/Michel Euler/Pool

The African Peer Review Mechanism: An idea whose time has come - again?

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Left to right, Edith, Cecile and Hildegard Robinski

The silence of trauma: A Holocaust story finds unique roots and resonance in South Africa

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Jacob Zuma (L), leader of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC), chats with Julius Malema, president of African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL), at the Pietermaritzburg high court outside Durban August 4, 2008. Zuma appeared in court to push for the dismissal of a corruption case. Over 1,000 supporters demonstrated outside the high court in Pietermaritzburg to denounce charges they say are politically motivated and to try to stop Zuma from being put on trial later in the year. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA)

Jacob Zuma and Julius Malema: A collision course made in Nkandla

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Vineyards sit beneath hills at a farm near Stellenbosch, in the country's wine producing region, South Africa, November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

South African wines could be smoked out by fire and lack of rain

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo from top left clockwise: Khosi Nkosi from Johannesburg, Truck Driver Rodney Masina from Carolina in Mpumalanga, Student Thabo Mudau from Soweto, Student Omphemetse Monnana from Orange Farm, Abubakr Thapelo Amad, President Jacob Zuma.

South Africans react to President Zuma’s #PayBackTheMoney offer

By BHEKI C. SIMELANE
Photo: Julius Malema, President and Commander in Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters (Greg Nicolson)

Editorial: Nothing justifies threats against journalists

By Daily Maverick
Residents look at protesters called up to demonstrate by opposition groups as they march in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Weekend Wrap-up, 6 February 2016

By ANDREA TEAGLE
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Friends of JZ Trust ready to help Zuma pay back the money on Nkandla

By News24
Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson pose for photographers at the screening of Zoolander 2 at a cinema in central London, February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

While you were sleeping: TGIF 5 February 2016

By John Stupart
Main photo: Republican U.S. presidential candidates (L-R) Senator Marco Rubio, businessman Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz pose together before the start of the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North Charleston, South Carolina January 14, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Keane

US2016: What do the American Big Five really think about the untidy world beyond America?

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Koeberg Nuclear Station (Photo by Jim Sher via Flickr)

Westinghouse opposes Eskom, Areva appeal to Constitutional Court, and lodges counter appeal

By EE PUBLISHERS
Photo: Chabelley Airport in Djibouti is an example of US military build-up in Africa and has been used since 2013 as temporary base for unmanned aircraft.

Q&A: Inside America’s military build-up in Africa

By Simon Allison
Photo: Pope Francis speaks during the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, January 27, 2016. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Francis reaches out to China

By Russell Pollitt
Main photo: “Umbrella” of wires. (Chris Yelland)

Op-Ed: Safety last and no power to the people

By EE PUBLISHERS
Photo: South Africa's Quinton de Kock plays a shot during the first ODI cricket match against England in Bloemfontein, South Africa, February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

SA vs ENG, 1st ODI: De Kock heroics not enough in rain-affected match

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma (R) hugs then the ANC Youth League president Julius Malema (L) after a signing ceremony committing parties to the electoral code of conduct in Midrand, north of Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 March 2009. EPA/JON HRUSA

The Politics of Zuma's #PayBackTheMoney offer

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: A member of the Kenya Defence Forces yawns as they attend prayers to pay their respects to the Kenyan soldiers serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), who were killed in El Adde during an attack, at a memorial mass at the Moi Barracks in Eldoret, January 27, 2016. Al Shabaab, which is aligned with al Qaeda, said its fighters killed more than 100 Kenyan soldiers when they overrun the base in El Adde, also known as Ceel Cadde, near the Kenyan border, on Jan 15. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Life after Al Shabbab's attack on El-Adde: How will Kenya respond?

By Greg Mills & Dickie Davis
Photo: A general view of the Nkandla home (behind the huts) of South Africa's President Jacob Zuma in Nkandla August 2, 2012.  REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Trainspotter: The Moveable Palace — Jacob Zuma and his Great Nkandla Dodge

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Desert Leader by Hamed Saber, via Flickr

Op-Ed: Are non-profit leaders different from business leaders?

By Shelagh Gastrow
Photo: The ANC Secretary-General, Gwede Mantashe (Greg Nicolson)

Op-Ed: Gwede Mantashe's nuclear mischievousness

By Geoff Davies
Photo: Rustenburg, North West, South Africa. 2013, April 5. The Farlam Commission into the Marikana Massacre sitting in Rustenburg, with Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega being questioned. Photo Greg Marinovich

Phiyega: 'I am not a criminal'

By Greg Nicolson
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JERM: #PayBackTheMoney time

By JERM
Photo: President of South Africa Jacob Zuma takes a drink as he addresses attendees during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York, September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Analysis: Zuma's Nkandla offer, a.k.a. Let's delay some more, shall we?

By Marianne Merten
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma speaks during his visit to the Lodewyk P. Spies Old Age Home in Eersterust, Pretoria, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Zuma's #PayBackTheMoney offer: Not good enough, opponents say

By Greg Nicolson
West Ham's Mark Noble clashes with Aston Villa's Mark Bunn as he is shown a yellow card by referee Jonathan Moss Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Couldridge

While you were sleeping: 3 February 2016

By John Stupart
Photo by Herbstrose via Flickr.

Letters to The Editor: Hating, hurting, vengeful – the new face of 'news'

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
Left: Paul Mashatile, then Minister of Arts and Culture, is taken through an  African art exhibition called "Made in Africa - Towards Cultural Liberation" in Johannesburg on Africa Day, Friday, 25 May 2012. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA; Right: Gauteng premier David Makhura speaks at a Gauteng township economy revitalisation summit in Soweto, Tuesday, 7 October 2014. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Mashatile and Makhura will lead the ANC cavalry to defend the capital

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Former president Nelson Mandela joins anti-apartheid veteran Ahmed Kathrada on the eve of his 80th birthday in Houghton, Johannesburg, Thursday, 20 August 2009. Picture: Debbie Yazbek/Nelson Mandela Foundation

The Long Road 2.0: Combatting racism in South Africa

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event at Clinton Middle School in Clinton, Iowa January 30, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

US 2016: Donald Trump loses his mojo on the Iowa prairie

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Former South African President FW de Klerk addresses a news conference in Cape Town, July 26, 2007. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

FW De Klerk: A relic of the past or does he still matter?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President of South Africa Jacob Zuma gestures during a news briefing with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (not pictured) at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, November 17, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

I’ll #PayBackTheMoney – President Zuma proposes 'solution' to Nkandla battle

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Policemen give instructions to an injured miner after the striking miners were shot outside Marikana mine, August 16, 2012. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko.

Parliament: IPID responds to complaints of torture, rape, deaths and systemic corruption

By Marianne Merten
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Photo: Funeral of AIDS treatment activist Christopher Moraka on 8 May 2000. Source: Treatment Action Campaign.

Op-Ed: Mbeki's reputation is not in tatters because he was aloof

By Nathan Geffen
Photo: Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema (L) and DA Parliamentary Leader Mmusi Maimane are seen during a debate in Parliament on President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address, Wednesday, 18 June 2014. Picture: GCIS/SAPA

Coalition politics: DA and the EFF – strange bedfellows, but can it work?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South African president, Jacob Zuma during the State Of the Nation Address in Cape Town, South Africa, 12 February 2015. EPA/RODGER BOSCH/POOL

SONA 2016: Security and rules firmly in place

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Oral health screenings can help dentists and doctors pick up the signs of underlying conditions but the Eastern Cape's OR Tambo District, there are just three dentists for about 440,000 people. The provincial department of health advertised just five dental positions in the whole province last year.

Health-e News: The Big Chill – Health post freeze threatens services

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo: A South African boy and resident of Masiphumelele looks over fire devastated parts of the informal shack settlement in Cape Town, South Africa, 29 November 2015. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

GroundUp: Hundreds homeless in Masiphumelele

By GroundUp
Photo: Pasma secretary Philasande Ngcobo is one of the student leaders at Walter Sisulu University's Butterworth campus. Photo by Mangqulo Nyakombi.

GroundUp: Walter Sisulu students evicted from campus

By GroundUp
Photo: Atul Gupta, Jacob Zuma. (Jordi Matas)

Keeping Up With The Guptas: What’s behind the anti-Saxonwold revolt

By Ranjeni Munusamy
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Video: Evita's Free Speech, Episode 19 - Evita discovers satire! (Or is it racism?)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Serbia's Novak Djokovic hits a shot during his final match against Britain's Andy Murray at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia, January 31, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

Tennis: Djokovic masters Murray for sixth Australian title

By Reuters
Aerial video released by the FBI January 28, 2016 shows a man who had just stepped out of the white pickup truck at a police roadblock January 26 near Burns, Oregon. The FBI released video showing one of the men occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge reach for his jacket pocket before he was shot dead by law enforcement after speeding away from a traffic stop where the group's leader was arrested. Authorities said 54-year-old Robert LaVoy Finicum, a rancher from Arizona who acted as a spokesman for the occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, was armed when he was stopped by police and killed on Tuesday afternoon.

While you were sleeping: 29 January 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: A soccer fan attends a soccer match between the Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs in Soweto February 20, 2010.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Football and Society: The Soweto Derby

By Ismail Lagardien
Photo: Workers underground at Lonmin Rowland Shaft  (Greg Marinovich)

Analysis: 77 mining fatalities in 2015

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, who is also the president of the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), gestures as he arrives for the party's 104th anniversary celebrations in Rustenburg January 9, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Disconnected and Dithering: ANC takes the low road as SA crisis deepens

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: South African businessman and former political prisoner Tokyo Sexwale speaks during a media briefing at SAFA house in Johannesburg, October 27, 2015.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Fifa’s la la land elections

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Alan Blythe Hospital, by Netwerk24

GroundUp: How a rural hospital has become a model of good care

By GroundUp
Photo: Deputy International Relations Minister Marius Fransman at a news conference in Johannesburg on Monday, 11 June 2012. Picture: Department of International Relations, Cooperation/SAPA.

ANC Western Cape faces crisis as two top leaders suspended

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma responds to questions on his State of the Nation address at Parliament in Cape Town February 19, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

The next State of the Nation Address: A fable

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this picture illustration made in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Op-Ed: When Twitter met South Africa – a match made in a train smash

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: A circus performer shows off a condom packet during an information campaign in downtown Lisbon February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro

Sustainable Development Goals: When reducing births means reducing deaths

By Marelise van der Merwe
Main photo: Port St Johns sunrise by Meraj Chhaya via Flickr

Unspoiled beaches, mangrove swamps and fields of ganja: A walk on the wild side

By Mark Heywood
Main photo: DA leader Mmusi Maimane salutes the crowd at the party's march for jobs in Johannesburg. (Greg Nicolson)

The DA's Joburg march: Presenting the team, setting the agenda

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Chinese coastguard ships give chase to Vietnamese coastguard vessels (not pictured) after they came within 10 nautical miles of the Haiyang Shiyou 981, known in Vietnam as HD-981, oil rig in the South China Sea, July 15, 2014. REUTERS/Martin Petty

Stirring up the South China Sea: Oil in troubled waters

By International Crisis Group
Photo: Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger checks his watch as he walks to his seat before their English Premier League soccer match against Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium in Stoke-on-Trent, central England, August 26, 2012.   REUTERS/Darren Staples

Football & Society: Supercomputer has Arsenal as winner of the Premier League

By Ismail Lagardien
A sloth holds on to the post of a traffic barrier on a highway in this handout photo provided by Ecuador's Transit Commission, in Quevedo, Ecuador on January 22, 2016. Transit police officers, who were patrolling the new highway, found the sloth after it had apparently tried to cross the street and returned the animal to its natural habitat after a veterinarian found it to be in perfect condition, according to a press release. REUTERS/Ecuador's Transit Commission/Handout via Reuters

While you were sleeping: 27 January 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Members of a mining community sit outside their shacks in Nkaneng township, Marikana's informal settlement, in Rustenburg, April 1, 2014.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Mining Fatalities: 'Zero Harm' is just not enough

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (L) reacts next to South Africa's President Jacob Zuma during the opening of the 25th African Union summit in Johannesburg, June 14, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

AU Summit preview: It would be foolish to expect any major changes

By Simon Allison
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SARS Wars: KPMG, SARS, and Mashiane Moodley and Monama – who's telling the truth?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South Africa's team celebrates at the end of the fourth cricket test match against England at Centurion, South Africa, January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

SA vs England: At Centurion, disappointing series ends with a ray of light for SA cricket

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South Africa's Temba Bavuma (left) and Kagiso Rabada celebrate the wicket of England's Nick Compton (not in picture) during the second cricket test match in Cape Town, South Africa, January 2, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Bavuma and Rabada: Little and large, they both cast a giant shadow

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Forgive us, Disney...

Trainspotter: Thabo Mbeki, the farce awakened

By Richard Poplak
A woman walks past a new graffiti mural attributed to Banksy, opposite the French embassy in London, Britain January 25, 2016. A mural by British graffiti artist Banksy highlighting the alleged use of tear gas on migrants from the 'jungle' camp in Calais has appeared on a hoarding near the French embassy in London. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

While you were sleeping: 26 January 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Borussia Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates with Matthias Ginter (R) after scoring a second goal against Darmstadt 98 during the Bundesliga first division soccer match in Dortmund, Germany September 27, 2015. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Football and Society: Gabon’s Aubumeyang responds to Toure and Ayew

By Ismail Lagardien
Photo: Cape Town's Lion Head and the rainbow, 25 January 2016. (Daily Maverick)

South Africa in the Age of Sparrow: Why do we sabotage our own country?

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo of  Supra Mahumapelo by North West Government.

GroundUp: Will North West premier depose tainted tribal leader and challenge the status quo?

By GroundUp
Photo: South Africa's Stephen Cook ducks a Stuart Broad delivery during the fourth cricket test match against England at Centurion, South Africa, January 24, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Cook & De Kock: A treasure the SA selectors would love to unlock

By Antoinette Muller
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Cartoon: Jerm's World

By JERM
South Africa's Kagiso Rabada celebrates the dismissal of England's James Taylor (L) who was caught out by Quinton de Kock during the fourth cricket Test in Centurion, South Africa, January 24, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

While you were sleeping: 25 January 2016

By John Stupart
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Video: Evita's Free Speech, Episode 18

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
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: The power struggles behind the TAC split in Free State

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo: South Africa's Kagiso Rabada celebrates the dismissal of England's James Taylor (L) who was caught out by Quinton de Kock during the fourth cricket test match in Centurion, South Africa, January 24, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Cricket: Rabada’s diamond will shine, but SA must guard against stress fractures

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Denis Galava via Jambonewspot.

Another knock for Kenya’s once-mighty media: Top Editor fired for criticising president Kenyatta

By Simon Allison
Photo: ANCYL National Conference,  26 November 2013. (Greg Nicolson)

Analysis: The ANC Youth League's tenuous grasp on reality

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane (GCIS photo) and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan (WEF photo)

SARS Wars, season two: How can we trust the KPMG report?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: A protester falls to the ground as police officers fire during a protest over planned increases in tuition fees outside the Union building in Pretoria October 23, 2015.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

The police minister's 2016 top resolutions: Transformation & Professionalism

By Greg Nicolson
Marina Litvinenko, widow of murdered ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, reacts during a news conference in London, Britain, January 21, 2016. President Vladimir Putin probably approved a Russian intelligence operation to assassinate Alexander Litvinenko, a judge led-British inquiry into the 2006 killing in London concluded. There was personal antagonism between the men and Putin and members of his administration had motives for killing him, the inquiry said. The Kremlin has always denied any involvement. REUTERS/Toby Melville TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

While you were sleeping: 22 January 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Lumumba raises his arms, injured by shackles, after his release from prison in January 1960. (Wikimedia Commons)

The assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the ghosts of history and the policing of remembrance

By Marianne Thamm
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Op-Ed: An Open Letter to Sky News

By William Bird
Photo: South Africa's Jacob Zuma, Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari and Kenya's Uhuru Kenyatta (Reuters)

Re-imagining Africa: What if big states did better?

By Terence McNamee
Photo: President Jacob Zuma shares a light moment with his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa (L) at the launch of an energy saving campaign in Pretoria, Friday, 13 March 2015.  Picture: Department of Communications (DoC)/SAPA

Presidential Gamble: Searching for a statesman to lead SA

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: England's Ben Stokes (C) celebrates the dismissal of South Africa's Stiaan van Zyl during the third cricket test match in Johannesburg, South Africa, January 16, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

SA vs ENG, Fourth Test preview: SA need to throw the kitchen sink at final fixture

By Antoinette Muller