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Untrusted and Unpresidential: How low can the Zuma presidency go?

Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma arrives at a plenary session of the Africa-South America Summit in Margarita Island September 27, 2009. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi urged African and South American leaders on Saturday to strive for a new world order countering Western economic dominance. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Businessman Tokyo Sexwale addresses journalists in Cape Town October 25, 2007. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

An open letter to Ajay Gupta: Lessons for business-government interactions

By TOKYO SEXWALE
Photo: Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi speaks at a news conference in Johannesburg, Thursday, 25 August 2011 following a meeting of their central executive committee. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Vavi’s May Day call: New labour federation set for weekend launch

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Minister of Police Nathi Nhleko during a media briefing update on ‘Rogue Unit’ Investigations held at the Imbizo Media Centre in Cape Town. (Photo: GCIS)

Police minister gifts Hawks a R1.4bn nest egg, but will it guarantee independence?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Big Brother from George Orwell’s 1984.

Pretty Vacant: Parliament Oversight's oversight to filling key intelligence post

By Marianne Merten
Photo: The President of Gambia Yahya Jammeh (R) chats with a colleague as he takes a seat at the 26th African Union Summit at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 January 2016. EPA/SOLAN KOLLI

Can a Gambian Spring survive Jammeh’s infamous wrath?

By Simon Allison
Photo: US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he discusses his primary wins in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, during a speech in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, New York, USA, 26 April 2016. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

US2016: Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech sets off shock waves

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: South Africa’s bowling coach Allan Donald laughs after an interview before Thursday’s first cricket test match against England at the Oval cricket ground in London July 18, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Brown

Cricket: Allan Donald’s excellent Australian adventure

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Thousands of South Africans take to the streets of Cape Town in protest against President Jacob Zuma, calling for his resignation on the Freedom Day public holiday in Cape Town, South Africa 27 April 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Welcome to The Age of Treason

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Collen Maine (Simphiwe Nkwali / Sunday Times)

TRAINSPOTTER: ANC Youth League, Maine edition - Fake young fake revolutionaries in fake rage

By Richard Poplak
Photo: President Jacob Zuma introduces Minister of State Security David Mahlobo to President of Angola Josѐ Eduardo Dos Santos on arrival. President Zuma is on a working visit to Angola. The President is accompanied by the Minister of State Security, Mr David Mahlobo. 24/11/2015 (Photo: GCIS)

The Sinister Securocracy: Mahlobo chills the nation’s spine

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Minister of State Security David Mahlobo during a Pre-Budget Vote Media Briefing, 5 May 2015. (SIYABULELA DUDA/GCIS)

Op-Ed: You are insulting our intelligence, Minister Mahlobo

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Participants in The People’s Assembly made up of civil society leaders and ordinary people hold placards as they take part in a rally to pressure the government into impeaching or demanding the resignation of South African President Zuma, Johannesburg, South Africa, 27 April 2016. About 75 civil society groups including those from churches, Corruption Watch and Section 27, are united in calling for the resignation of the president after he was found by the Constitutional Court to have illegally benefitted from upgrades to his personal homestead known as Nkandla. EPA/CORNELL TUKIRI

Rise or Fall: This is the start of the anti-Zuma protests, claim leaders

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a primary night event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 26 April 2016.  EPA/TRACIE VAN AUKEN.

US 2016: Trump, Clinton surge towards head-to-head clash

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Businessman and US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts as he speaks at a campaign rally in Bethpage, on Long Island, New York, USA, 06 April 2016. Voters will go to the polls for the New York primary on 19 April. EPA/PETER FOLEY

Op-Ed: Yes, South Africa, Donald Trump Can Win

By James Cannon Boyce
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Analysis: South Africa’s CPI reveals how volatile inflation hurts the poorest

By Patrick Kelly
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

Analysis: It’s our thinking about transformation in sport that needs to be transformed

By Antoinette Muller
Main photo: Students burn art belonging to UCT.(Ashleigh Furlong for GroundUp)

Letter to the Editor from a ‘Taliban’ at UCT

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
A South African woman looks out the window of a derelict building as she watches thousands of South Africans protesting against president Jacob Zuma through the streets of Cape Town, South Africa 27 April 2016. Tens of thousands of South Africans protested across the country against president Zuma. The embattled president surrounded by corruption scandals has most recently been found guilty by South Africa's highest court the Constitutional Court for speding state funds on his private residence Nkandla. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

While you were sleeping: 28 April 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Minister of Police Nathi Nhleko and State Security Minister David Mahlobo during a media briefing update on "Rogue Unit" Investigations held at the Imbizo Media Centre in Cape Town, 2 March 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Parliamentary Diary: Ministers of Police and State Security on freedom of speech (and Julius Malema)

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Marius Fransman (GCIS)

Marius Fransman sexual assault charges and the sounds of deafening silence

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South African Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula attends a press conference at Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 17 March 2016. EPA/SUMAYA HISHAM

Op-Ed: Fikile Mbalula waves his big transformation stick

By Stephen Grootes
Photo:South African Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula speaks during a press conference at the Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 17 March 2016. Mbalula wants to ban four of South Africa’s sporting federations from hosting or bidding for international events after failing to meet their targets. EPA/SUMAYA HISHAM

Mbalula’s ban: A radical wake-up call with a short-sighted solution

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (L) is seen meeting with leaders of opposition parties at Tuynhuys in Cape Town on Tuesday, 18 November 2014. The opposition members who met Ramaphosa for more than two hours included Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane, EFF MP Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala, the United Democratic Movement’s Bantu Holomisa, the African Christian Democratic Party’s Kenneth Meshoe, the Congress of the People’s Mosiuoa Lekota, and the Freedom Front Plus’s Pieter Mulder. Picture: Department of Communications (DoC)/SAPA

Op-Ed: Coalition democracy is coming to SA

By Stephen Grootes
Photo of SA Parliament by Bertrand Duperrin, via Flickr

R1.8-million later: When Parliament embarks on a bad trip

By Marianne Merten
Photo: UDM leader Bantu Holomisa (UDM photo)

Campaign trail: UDM’s Bantu Holomisa takes it to the local level

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Lillian King at a primary school in Nakuru (Credit: Njeri Kimani)

One woman’s crusade to end cholera in Kenya

By Njeri Kimani
Main photo: Left: Longo Monzoto sits in her salon before it was looted. Right: Monzoto’s shop after the looting. Photos supplied

GroundUp: Why didn’t police stop looting of immigrant shops in Dunoon?

By GroundUp
Photo: South African President, Jacob Zuma (L), walks with his Mozambique counterpart, Filipe Nyusi (R), during the inauguration of a monument to ANC members, in Maputo, Mozambique, 11 September 2015. EPA/ANTONIO SILVA

Analysis: Has Mozambique already squandered its natural gas bonanza?

By Simon Allison
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: Freedom is a constant struggle

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: British Home Secretary Theresa May arrives for a cabinet meeting at Downing Street in London, Britain, 22 March 2016. EPA/ANDY RAIN

Britain’s Investigatory Powers Bill: A gift to securocrats everywhere

By Jane Duncan
German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives US President Barack Obama (L) at Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover, Germany, 24 April 2016. President Obama is on a two-day visit to Germany. EPA/KAY NIETFELD

While you were sleeping: 25 April 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: SunEdison website front page.

Analysis: SA’s Department of Energy in a quandary as SunEdison files for bankruptcy protection

By CHRIS YELLAND & PIERRE POTGIETER
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Video: Evita's Free Speech, Ep.35 – Evita on freedom, tins of tuna and something purple

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Main photo: DA leader Mmusi Maimane salutes the crowd after walking around the stadium before delivering the main address at the party’s manifesto launch. (Greg Nicolson)

In photos: DA launches its election manifesto

By Greg Nicolson
Photos by Sithasolwazi Kentane.

Theatre Review: A Voice I Cannot Silence

By Lesley Stones
Photo: Supporters of Democratic Alliance (DA) attend the launch of the party's election manifesto in Johannesburg, South Africa, 23 April 2016. EPA/KEVIN SUTHERLAND

TRAINSPOTTER: DA launches a manifesto that promises to turn the country into Cape Town

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Leader of Democratic Alliance (DA), Mmusi Maimane, speaks at the launch of the party's election manifesto in Johannesburg, South Africa, 23 April 2016. EPA/KEVIN SUTHERLAND

Shifting sands: DA comes of age in fast changing political landscape

By Ranjeni Munusamy
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The plight of SA Rugby League and Sascoc’s bizarre refusal to budge

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Two Austrian teens, Samra Kesinovic, 17, (left) and Sabina Selimovic, 16, (right) departed some time in 2015 to join Islamic State (picture taken from an Islamic State-affiliated social media account).

Thwarting Islamic State: Make IS propaganda part of your dinner table conversation

By Jasmine Opperman
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma attends a lunch during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Port-of-Spain November 28, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Guys, consider yourself reprimanded: Zuma now secure in comfort that the buck has been passed

By Marianne Merten
Photo: US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (C) appears with his wife Melania (L) and daughter Ivanka Trump (R) on a NBC Town Hall at the Today Show in Rockefeller Plaza in New York, New York, USA, 21 April 2016. EPA/PETER FOLEY

‘Après moi, le deluge’: The Trump ‘Hundred Days’

By J Brooks Spector
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TravelGate 2.0: Did Guptas benefit from visa applications too?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Carlos Lopes, Undersecretary-General and Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), speaks during a plenary session titled 'Beyond 2015' at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Abuja, Nigeria, 09 May 2014. EPA/RUTH McDOWALL.

Africa needs more ‘interventionist states’, says UN’s economic czar

By Simon Allison
Photo: South African Defence Force soldiers secure a perimeter around a hostel in Manenberg as police conduct an operation involving house to house raids in the gang ridden area of Manenberg, on the Cape Flats of Cape Town, South Africa 21 May 2015. Western Cape police said the operation was part of a wider scheme to clamp down on criminal and gang violence in the area. More raids are expected in the Cape's gang hotspots as the integrated crime prevention operation will focus on drugs, illegal firearms and other criminal activities according to police. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Health-E News: World endorses more ‘war on drugs’

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo: Police Minister, Nathi Nhleko updates South Africa on "Rogue Unit" Investigations during a media briefing at Imbizo Media Centre in Cape Town. South Africa. 02/03/2015. (Siyabulela Duda/GCIS)

Nhleko: No court in the country interrogated Nkandla report

By Marianne Merten
Photo: EFF CIC Julius Malema (Greg Nicolson)

Malema: EFF prepared to take up arms against ANC

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: A Gripen fighter jet performs at the 2006 Africa Aerospace and Defence show in Cape Town, South Africa Tuesday 19 September 2006. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Arms Deal Report Op-Ed: More prevarication, less truth, no justice

By A FEINSTEIN, P HOLDEN AND H VAN VUUREN
Photo: South African Navy corvettes built by German company Thyssen Krupp at anchor ahead of the Presidential Fleet Review in Simonstown, South Africa 05 September 2008. The Presidential Fleet Review showcased the entire South African navy fleet to the president. German company Thyssen Krupp were suppliers of corvettes and submarines to South Africa. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Arms Deal: The military side of the equation

By John Stupart
Photo by GroundUp.

Letter to the Editor: Appeasing the UCT Taliban

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
In case you missed it
Photo: Students from the University of Cape Town (UCT) protest in Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa 20 October 2015. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Higher Education: Saving the ‘missing’ middle

By Marianne Merten
Photo: South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma speaks at an election rally after his appearance in the Pietermaritzburg High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, 4 February 2009. Zuma’s case of fraud, racketeering, corruption and money laundering related to allegations of impropriety in an arms deal was postponed until 25 August, enabling his possible election as president of the republic, as he is the ANC's presidential candidate.  EPA/JON HRUSA

Op-Ed: Yes, Zuma must go. But what are the reasons?

By Raymond Suttner
Photo by ZME Science.

Rooftop Solar PV will be a game changer

By Dirk de Vos
Photo of Stellenbosch University by Chronon6.97.

Op-Ed: Language, Knowledge and the Stellenbosch Dilemma

By Lloyd Hill
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Cartoon: Seriti Commission's Operation Clean-up

By JERM
Photo: Second SA Navy Corvette arrives at South Africa Naval headquarters in Simonstown south of Cape Town South Africa on Wednesday, 25 February 2004. One of four, the SAS Isandlwana, arrived from Kiel in Germany via France and Spain. The corvettes is part of the South African controversial 7.3 billion euro arms deal scandal. EPA/Wayne Conradie

Seriti Commission findings on Arms Deal: But what about those two shipping containers full of documents?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: A South African Airforce helicopter flies above the new South African Navy submarine SAS Queen Modjadji as it arrives in Simonstown, South Africa, 22 May 2008. This is the latest submarine supplied by German shipping company Thyssen Krupp Marine to South Africa. The Class 209 submarine is one of three that were part of the massive 4.8 billion US dollars (3 billion euro) South Africa spent modernising its military when the United Nations arms sanctions were lifted at the end of apartheid.  EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Seriti Commission findings on Arms Deal: It ain’t over till ConCourt sings

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Grippen fighter plane. (Reuters)

Arms Deal: Struggle for accountability continues

By A FEINSTEIN, P HOLDEN AND H VAN VUUREN
Photo: President Jacob Zuma. (EPA)

Statement by President Jacob Zuma on the release of The Arms Deal Report

By President Jacob Zuma
Photo: Striking community members protest on the streets of Zandspruit, an informal settlement west of Johannesburg, South Africa, 17 March 2016. EPA/KEVIN SUTHERLAND

Rising Discontent: What the stats say about SA’s socio-economic health

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Protests in Dunoon have arisen because backyarders cannot afford to pay rent, and are consequently occupying land to build new homes. Photo: Ashleigh Furlong.

GroundUp Report: Dunoon, Cape Town – Time for Protest, Time for Violence

By GroundUp
Photo: Ghaleb Cachalia, DA candidate for Ekurhuleni mayor. (Greg Nicolson)

Ghaleb Cachalia: More than a name for the DA?

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Cynthia (not her real name) and members of her family. Photos by Masixole Feni.

GroundUp Report: Battle to stop dagga spraying

By GroundUp
Photo: Glebelands hostel. (eNCA)

Death Stalks Glebelands: Plea to UN to stop the hostel killings

By CYRIL MADLALA
Photo: One of the protesters displays a placard that says it all about the community’s stance from the roof of a police armoured vehicle. (Bheki C Simelane)

Enough Is Enough: Zandspruit residents return to the streets

By BHEKI C. SIMELANE
Photo: An entrance to the ANN7 Television and The New Age newspaper offices, owned by the Gupta family, is seen in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, April 14, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Op-Ed: Of cheap stunts and ‘Oakbay employees’

By Stephen Grootes
Photo by EPA.

Open letter to the ANC: MEC Malakoane must go before International AIDS Conference in July

By ANELE YAWA
Photo: The New Age Board Chairman Atul Gupta and President Jacob Zuma and the First Lady MaNtuli Zuma at  the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium for the T20 match between  South Africa and India.30/03/2012.

Denelgate: DA calls for Gupta family to appear before Public Enterprises committee

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Speaker Baleka Mbete (Greg Nicolson)

Baleka Mbete: Madam Speaker, Madam President?

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko, the Hawks head Mthandazo Ntlemeza. (GovernmentZA)

Helen Suzman Foundation vs the Hawks: Ntlemeza safe, for now

By Marianne Thamm
Photo by Frédéric Poirot, via Flickr

Reports of the death of communications privacy are greatly exaggerated

By Jane Duncan
Photo: President Jacob Zuma delivers the State of the Nation Address to a joint sitting of Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, 12 February 2015. (Photo: DoC)

Parliamentary Diary: MPs in budget vote conveyer belt

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Young boys play in a rubbish dump in Alexandra township outside Johannesburg, January 25, 2009. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Op-Ed: Does philanthropy contribute to current inequity?

By Shelagh Gastrow
Photo: Southern Sudanese leader of the Sudan People’s Front and opposition Sudan Liberation Riek Machar addresses journalists at a news conference held in Khartoum, capital of Sudan 18 September 2015. EPA/STR

South Sudan: Waiting for Machar

By Lauren Hutton
All photos by the authors

Tobacco Road: Malawi’s Ten Oxcarts Worth of Development

By Greg Mills & Dickie Davis
Photo: Hermias van Zyl (The Namibian)

amaBhungane: Namibia's top cop linked to drug dealer

By AMABHUNGANE
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma attends the China-South Africa Economy Forum at a hotel in Beijing, China, 05 December 2014. EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL

#ZExit: There must be 50 ways to lose your President

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Justice minister Michael Masutha (GCIS).

Op-Ed: Justice minister gives students strange advice on sexual harassment

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Some of the thousands of students and youth from political parties gather by a security fence at the Union Buildings during another day of demonstrations against fee increases at universities, Pretoria, South Africa, 23 October 2015. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

The Great Reversal: Stats SA claims black youth are less skilled than their parents

By Marianne Merten
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Justice, Angola Style: Eight years in preventive detention

By Rafael Marques
Photo: Yemeni fighters, loyal to the Saudi-backed Yemeni government, ride on a vehicle during an offensive against Houthi rebels’ positions, ahead of a UN-announced ceasefire, in the eastern province of Marib, Yemen, 09 April 2016. According to reports, a nationwide ceasefire is scheduled to begin on midnight of 10 April 2016 in Yemen ahead of a new round of UN-sponsored peace talks starting 18 April in Kuwait, in a fresh attempt to end Yemen’s yearlong conflict which killed over 6,000 people. EPA/STR

ICG: Can the Kuwait peace talks break Yemen’s deadlock?

By International Crisis Group
Activists attend a demo in support of the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff next to a mural depicting her in Sao Paulo, Brazil on April 17, 2016. Rousseff risks being driven from office if the lower house votes in favor of an impeachment trial Sunday in Brasilia.
NELSON ALMEIDA / AFP

While you were sleeping: 18 April 2016

By John Stupart
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Video: Evita's Free Speech, Ep.34 – Evita misses the wind of change in PE

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Baleka Mbete, Speaker for the National Assembly and Chairperson of the African National Congress arrives ahead of South African President Jacob Zuma answering questions about his State Of The Nation Address (SONA) in parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 19 February 2015. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Open Letter to the Speaker: Undignified, ungracious and devoid of ubuntu

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
Photo: US President Barack Obama and US First Lady Michelle Obama welcome South African President Jacob Zuma and his wife Nompumelelo Ntuli to the opening dinner for G-20 leaders at the Phipps Conservatory on September 24, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. EPA/Win McNamee

Drift Equals Disaster – the Foreign Policy Edition

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma addresses supporters of his ruling African National Congress (ANC), at a rally to launch the ANC's local government election manifesto in Port Elizabeth, April 16, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Threat of pro-Zuma breakaway emerges as reality bites ANC at manifesto launch

By Ranjeni Munusamy
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When The Postman doesn’t ring at all: Can Mark Barnes save SA post office from the iceberg?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo of Paul O’Sullivan by Sally Shorkend for Maverick magazine.

House of Cards: Paul O’Sullivan’s arrest masks ‘hidden agenda’

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Jacob Zuma addresses supporters of his ruling African National Congress (ANC), at a rally to launch the ANC’s local government election manifesto in Port Elizabeth, April 16, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Op-Ed: When the bubble burst

By Stephen Grootes
Main photo: The ‘People’s Assembly’ made up of civil society leaders and ordinary citizens meet to discuss how they can pressure the government into impeaching or demanding the resignation of South African President Zuma, in Soweto, 16 April 2016. Civil Society groups included those from churches, Treatment Action Campaign and Section 27 are calling for the resignation of the president after he was found by the Constitutional Court to have illegally benefitted from upgrades to his personal homestead, Nkandla. EPA/CORNELL TUKIRI

The People’s Assembly: Finding a common voice to tackle Zuma

By BC Simelane & Greg Nicolson
Photo by Richard Poplak.

TRAINSPOTTER: Manifesto Up! The ANC gets election season off to an empty start

By Richard Poplak
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GroundUp Report: We need more art, not less

By Nathan Geffen
Main photo: Some of the thousands of Democratic Alliance (DA) members march through the streets of downtown Johannesburg during a protest march against South African President, Jacob Zuma, Johannesburg, South Africa, 15 April 2016. The DA are calling for the President to step down after the Constitutional Court ruled that he had broken the countries constitution by using public funds to do additions to his private house known as Nkandla. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Voetsek, Jacob Zuma: DA marches to ConCourt

By BC Simelane & Greg Nicolson
Photo: Acting national police commissioner General Khomotso Phahlane (Netwerk24)

amaBhungane: SAPS suspends colonel who blew the whistle on acting commissioner Phahlane

By AMABHUNGANE
Marine police hold a green turtle prior to its release at Kuta beach near Denpasar on the resort island of Bali on April 14, 2016. Indonesia Marine police seized 45 illegal green turtles from a traditional boat in Karangasem waters during an operation on April 6. 
SONNY TUMBELAKA / AFP

While you were sleeping: 15 April 2016

By John Stupart
Original Photo: Some of the thousands of ANC supporters wait for party president, Jacob Zuma, to address them during the launch of the 2009 presidential election manifesto in East London, South Africa, 10 January 2009. The ruling ANC(African National Congress) are facing a challenge to their 14 year's of power from COPE, a break away from the ANC. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Hurricane Zuma brings dark cloud over ANC manifesto launch

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Dr Robert Gallo by Tulane Public Relations via Flickr

A) Meet Dr Gallo B) Stop talking about Thabo Mbeki

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: A man pushes a shopping cart across a street in the suburb of Gotso on the outskirts of Bloemfontein, South Africa, 22 June 2009.  EPA/OLIVER WEIKEN.

Monster Drought, act II: South African grocery bill numbers just don’t add up

By Marianne Merten
Photos: Ripisai Manonge, 80, surveys maize grain salvaged from her fields in Buhera, south-eastern Zimbabwe, 17 March 2016. (Photos by Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Zimbabwe’s Thirstlands: Where drought shrivels lives and crops

By GODFREY MUTIZWA
Photo by Simon Morris via Flickr.

ICASA sanctions SA Post Office following complaints by publishers

By Chris Yelland