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Photo: Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir (L) welcomes South Africa's President Jacob Zuma in Khartoum July 8, 2011. Zuma will be attending South Sudan's independence day celebrations on Saturday. REUTERS/Stringer

BREAKING: South Africa begins process to exit International Criminal Court

By Simon Allison
Photo: A student marches with various other universities to the Union Buildings during ongoing protests against the cost of higher education in Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 October 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Countdown to disaster: Leaders fiddle as SA spirals towards upheaval

By Ranjeni Munusamy

Holy Trinity Catholic Church: No Peace, No Space

By Russell Pollitt

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Tourists walk on the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge in Zhangjiajie City, Hunan Province, central China, 20 October 2016. Claimed by China to be the longest and highest glass bridge in the world, the tourist attraction measures 430 metres long, six metres wide and is suspended some 300 metres above ground. The floor of the bridge is made of 99 pieces of reinforced glass. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

While you were sleeping: 21 October 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Residents move between vehicle lights during a routine power outage due to load shedding in Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa, 07 December 2014. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Appeal stalls RCA clawback of R42bn by Eskom from electricity customers

Photo: Mothership (Villach, 2008) by Eugenio Azzola via Flickr.

Op-Ed: Science is not unAfrican – but there is a prejudice towards African science

Main photo: Former Wits SRC president Shaeera Kalla is helped into an ambulance by her father and a paramedic after being shot multiple times in the back with rubber bullets by the police.

GroundUp: Student leader Shaeera Kalla shot multiple times by police

By GroundUp
Photo: President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer listens to a statement during the 8th High Commissioner's Dialogue on Protection Challenges, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 16 Decembre 2015. EPA/SALVATORE DI NOLFI

Red Cross boss: ‘The space for humanitarian work is shrinking’

By Simon Allison

Photo: Anthony Laffor (c) Kennedy Mweene and Thabo Nthethe of Mamelodi Sundowns celebrates celebrates a victory during the 2016 Caf Champions League Final match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Zamalek at Lucas Moripe Stadium, Pretoria on 15 October 2016©Samuel Shivambu/Backpagepix

Onside/Offside: The Sporting Week that was, October 16-21

By Antoinette Muller
Main photo: Miners demonstrate outside the court where the landmark silicosis hearings were held. Photo: Dean Peacock

GroundUp: Silicosis case – thousands of women could lose out

By GroundUp
Photo: Former South African president Thabo Mbeki talks to the media during a visit to the European Parliament in Brussels March 23, 2010.  REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Open Letter to Thabo Mbeki: The DRC needs your help – now more than ever

By Tshene Wedi
Photo: Alex Hotz, Zola Shokane and two other protesters in animated discussion on the night paintings were burnt at UCT. In court papers Hotz said she had a conversation with other protesters ‘about the wisdom of burning the art’. Photo: Ashleigh Furlong

GroundUp: SCA dismisses UCT’s ‘Shackville Five’ application

By GroundUp
Photo: Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane (YouTube via TechCentral)

Op-Ed: New Public Protector has to allay apprehensions

By Frans Viljoen

South African police officers destroy thousands of weapons to mark the start of a an amnesty for illegal guns, Johannesburg, South Africa, 15 January 2010.  EPA/STR

Op-Ed: In Search of a Political Murder

By Niki Moore
Photo: Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela at Wednesday's gathering (Greg Nicolson)

TRAINSPOTTER: Thuli Madonsela’s #WitsPeaceAccord gives us a new hashtag

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Students march and sing during a protest in support of the #FeesMustFall movement at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, 19 October 2016. Students continue protesting after five weeks of demanding free tertiary education across most university and tertiary education campuses in the country. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: The National Student Crisis – What now?

Photo: Republican candidate Donald Trump (R) and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton (L) during the final Presidential Debate at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 19 October 2016. The debate was the final of three Presidential Debates and one Vice Presidential Debate before the US National Election on 08 November 2016. EPA/JOE RAEDLE

US 2016, Final Debate: Donald Trump fails to "Bend Steel"

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams (R) leaves at the end of a media briefing in Pretoria, South Africa, May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Deliverance: NPA’s Shaun Abrahams and the incredible shrinking case against Pravin Gordhan

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Jackson Mthembu before the start of the party’s elective conference in Mangaung, December 2012. Photo: Greg Nicolson/NewsFire

Jackson Mthembu: In the land of the dishonest, an honest man is a kingmaker

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Protesters hurl a large set of bins at private security guards protecting the main UCT library yesterday. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Backlash from staff and alumni against UCT executive

By GroundUp
The shadows of South African students are cast on the street as they protest against the proposed rise in tuition fees on the University of Cape Town (UCT) campus, in Cape Town, South Africa, 22 October 2015. South African students continued with their campaign across the country enforing multiple university shut downs and rolling protests against the rise in tuition fees. Twenty one students are appearing in court after being arrested when thousands breached the parliament precinct in an unprecedented protest on 21 October 2015. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

#FeesMustFall: Worst-Case Wednesday at University of the Western Cape

By Marelise van der Merwe
Main photo: Police and protesters are caught in a scuffle outside RW James building (Shaun Swingler/Chronicle)

In Photos: The $#!T hits the fan at UCT

By Shaun Swingler
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. (SAPA)

Ramaphosa: I support Minister Gordhan

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
Main Photo: Protesting students armed with rocks march towards police and private security. (Shaun Swingler)

In pictures: Chaos at Bellville’s CPUT campus

By Daily Maverick Chronicle
Photo: Students and supporters protest in support of the #FeesMustFall campaign at the University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, 04 October 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: The crisis in our universities is a symptom of a wider social crisis

By Vashna Jagarnath
Photo: Children from the Rainbow-Hill Christian school sing to wish former South African President Nelson Mandela well outside his house in Houghton June 11 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Op-Ed: Collaboration Schools – Trojan Horse or a Knight in Shining Armour?

By David Harrison
Photo: Springboks players during the Springboks morning training session on the 26 September 2016 at Fourways High School Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix

Five things we learnt from day one of the Rugby Coaching Indaba

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Figurines depicting US Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (R), of the Democrats, and Donald Trump (L), of the Republican Party, are prepared to be arranged within the traditional 'Neapolitan Presepio', a Nativity Scene crib, at the San Gregorio Armeno street in Naples, 18 October 2016. EPA/CESARE ABBATE

The US 2016, Final Debate: Opening Statements, before they happen

By J Brooks Spector
US businessman and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump kisses a little girl he called up from the audience during a campaign rally at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA, 17 October 2016. Trump and Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton will meet in the final presidential debate on 19 October. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

While you were sleeping: 19 October 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams gestures during a media briefing in Pretoria, South Africa, May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko; Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan (Greg Nicolson)

Abrahams’ backfire: Gordhan charge leads to anti-Zuma front

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Nouakchott. (Greg Mills)

Reform in the Sahel: Mars, Mauritius or Mauritania?

By Greg Mills
Photo: Students from Wits University use stolen shields to protect themselves as they advance during clashes with police forces during ongoing protests against the cost of higher education in Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 October 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Open letter to Minister Gordhan in response to Wits academic Dr Kelly Gillespie

By Nicky Roberts & Oscar van Heerden
Photo: A protester hurls a dustbin at a private security guard. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks / GroundUp

#FeesMustFall: Tumultuous Tuesday

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma (R) hugs 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 Way We Are: The judge, the opposition leader, the tax settlement and the mysterious break-ins

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Iqbal Surve, Executive Chairman, Sekunjalo Investments, South Africa is captured during the session ‘Sustainability Champions’ at the Annual Meeting 2012 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, Switzerland, January 28, 2012. Copyright by World Economic Forum swiss-image.ch/Photo by Monika Flueckiger

Media: PIC discloses exact exposure in Surve’s Independent Media Group

By News24
Main photo: Student protest leader Mickey Moyo addresses UCT Vice-Chancellor Max Price on Friday afternoon, October 14. Screenshot from EWN video.

GroundUp: Accusations of assault at UCT – what really happened?

By GroundUp
Main photo: Private security guards detain a student protester at UCT. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Protesters clash with private security at UCT

By GroundUp
Main photo: Wits academic and administrative staff protest outside the Great Hall earlier on Tuesday. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

GroundUp: Wits staff protest against police on campus

By GroundUp
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma speaks during a press conference with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (not pictured) after holding bilateral talks at Statehouse in Nairobi, Kenya, October 11, 2016. EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU

Zuma: Students, you’re noble – but academics must go on

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Dolphins surf a wave in the Wild Coast of the Transkei, South Africa 08 July 2015. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Blue growth only possible if we look after our oceans

By John Duncan
Photo: A boy sits outside a shack with a television satellite dish mounted above a window in the informal shack settlement of Redhill, Cape Town, South Africa, 29 October 2008. This settlement is in a television and radio shadow, out of reception from the national broadcasters airwave signals. The only form of television possible is by using a satellite dish which then has to be mounted as high as possible to receive a decent signal. Although most of the community is extremely poor and exist on very little, some homes and bars have satellite television. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Education Deprived? There’s a high-speed solution for that.

By Jacques Joubert
Photo: Dejected South African players during the 2016 Castle Lager Rugby Championship match between South Africa and New Zealand at Kings Park Stadium, Durban South Africa on 08 October 2016 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

The Paper Round: What’s wrong with the Springboks?

By Antoinette Muller
Main photo: Solomon Nhlapo has been told he is trespassing in his own house. Photo: Ciaran Ryan.

GroundUp: Soweto man’s house sold behind his back for R100

By GroundUp
Photo by Simon Allison/Daily Maverick

Zuma’s message to diplomats: This is democracy, deal with it

By Simon Allison
The Long March-2F carrier rocket carrying China's Shenzhou-11 manned spacecraft takes off from the launch pad at Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan, Gansu province, China, 17 October 2016. China launched the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft carrying two crew members into orbit to dock with the Tiangong-2 space lab on a 30-day mission. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

While you were sleeping: 18 October 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Darling Wind Farm, by Warren Rohner via Flickr

Comparative Analysis: The cost of new power generation in South Africa

By Chris Yelland
Main photo: A protester and police officer scuffle on UCT’s upper campus on Monday. (Ashraf Hendricks)

GroundUp: Poo-r show as protesters throw faeces into UCT’s law and economics buildings

By GroundUp
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma attends a luncheon for world leaders during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 20 September 2016. EPA/PETER FOLEY / POOL

Seven days in October: How two women bookend the beginning of the end for Jacob Zuma

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Stones are left behind as tribute and in commemoration of the victims on steles in the former Nazi concentratiuon camp Buchenwald Memorial, near Weimar, Germany, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27 January 2016. Attending to a wreath-laying ceremony on the same day together were concentration camp survivors, representatives of the state government and parliament. In Buchenwald with its 136 satellite camps, the SS detained approximately 250,000 people from around the world, of which about 56,000 did not survive. EPA/MARTIN SCHUTT

Op-Ed: Coming to terms with the past – lessons from Germany

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In Trump's rigged election conspiracy, supporters defiant


Radiohead to headline Glastonbury music festival in 2017


African economy to rebound in 2017: development bank


Fees Must Fall march to Union Buildings gets underway

By News24

DA to table yet another motion of no confidence in Zuma

By News24

While you were sleeping: 20 October 2016

By John Stupart

Eminem re-emerges to savage Donald Trump


Glitch, safe mode as Juno space probe orbits Jupiter


US, S.Korea detect another failed N. Korea missile test


Trump refuses to say he will respect election result

In case you missed it
Photo: Tshepo Motsepe, General Secretary of Equal Education. (Photo by Ashely Furlong from GroundUp)

Op-Ed: Abandon the draft W Cape Provincial School Education Amendment Act

By Tshepo Motsepe
Photo: Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan (Reuters), Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela (Greg Nicolson / Daily Maverick)

As South Africa enters a Thuli-less era, Pravin steps into the breach

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma (R) jokes with his party’s newly appointed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Bloemfontein on December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Ramaphosa’s Gordhan surprise: A sign of the turbulent times to come

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: South African police forces members patrol the Wits University campus during ongoing clashes with #feesmustfall students during the 4th week of protests against the cost of higher education in Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 October 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

#FeesMustFall: Tear gas, rubber bullets and batons – insiders’ perspective

Photo: Students from Wits University thrown stones during clashes with police forces as ongoing protests against the cost of higher education continue in Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 October 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK.

Video – Between the Lines: Nompumelelo Runji

By John Matisonn
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: Chief Albert Luthuli as an ethical leader

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Yemenis take part in a rally in solidarity and honor of the victims of Saudi-led airstrikes targeting a funeral hall a week ago, outside the destroyed hall in Sana'a, Yemen, 15 October 2016. According to reports, a Saudi Arabia-led investigation into the 08 October-airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition on a packed funeral hall in the Yemeni capital Sana'a concluded that the coalition's warplanes had wrongly targeted the funeral ceremony, killing more than 140 Yemenis and injuring hundreds more. EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

ICG: Yemen’s terrible war is about to get worse

By International Crisis Group

Video: Evita's Free Speech, Ep.60 – Evita relives her New York nightmare

By Pieter-Dirk Uys

amaBhungane: Where is Optimum's R1.3 billion mine rehab money?


amaBhungane: Gordhan blows whistle on Guptas' R6.8bn “suspicious and unusual payments”

Main photo of the burning SABC truck by Diana Neille.

Reporter's Notebook: When burning threatens music, our divisions are frighteningly clear

By Diana Neille
Photo: Public Protector Thuli Madonsela (Greg Nicolson)

'State capture' report interdict to be heard in November

By News24
Photo: A girl look as Syrian refugees arrive to a camp on the Jordanian side at the north east of Jordan border with Syria, Al-Hadalat crossing point near Royashed Town, Jordan, 04 May 2016.

An Open Letter to the BRICS Heads of State: Urgent response needed to continued violations of international humanitarian law in Syria

By Daily Maverick
Philippines National Police officers conduct a 'knock and plead' operation in Payatas, Quezon City on September 16, 2016 as part of President Rodrigo Duterte's war against drugs. Over 3,600 drug users have been killed in the last three months in the country, many of them in police operations such as this. Photo: Shaun Swingler/Chronicle

While you were sleeping: 14 October 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Public Protector Thuli Madonsela, President Jacob Zuma (both photos by Greg Nicolson / Daily Maverick)

SA’s week of turbulence: Madonsela bows out as Zuma rampage intensifies

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Fires flare up at TUT campus on Wednesday at students barricade gates with burning tyres. (via eNCA)

Campus Unrest: TUT guard arrested for attempted murder

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba (Greg Nicolson)

Gambling on a Better Jozi: Herman Mashaba places his bets

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Retired Noluzile Mbeki poses in the tiny coastal town of Coffee Bay, South Africa, 05 November 2014. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Social Grants: Catastrophe looms for 17-million poor recipients, opposition warns

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: UCT, Friday 7 October 2016. Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp Op-Ed: UCT – the silence of things not being attempted

By GroundUp
Photo: Cheryl De La Rey, the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, on Monday October 10, 2016.

Op-Ed: Free higher education is not ours to give

By Cheryl de la Rey
Photo: Tanzania’s then President-elect John Pombe Magufuli addresses members of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi Party (CCM) at the party’s sub-head office on Lumumba road in Dar es Salaam, October 30, 2015. REUTERS/Sadi Said.

Op-Ed: Tanzania’s Magufuli – timely reformist or just another despot?

By Lyal White & Adrian Kitimbo
Main photo: Student protesters at Vaal University of Technology set mattresses and bins alight on Thursday.

GroundUp: Violence at Vaal University of Technology in Photos

By GroundUp
A handout photograph made available 10 October 2016 by the Zoo Aquarium of Madrid showing a Panda cub in Madrid, Spain, 10 October 2016. The zoo has invited members of the public to vote on a name for the cub. The cub was born 30 August and the proposed names are Hua Hua, Hua Bao and Chu Lina. EPA/ZOO AQUARIUM MADRID

While you were sleeping: 13 October 2016

By John Stupart
Main photo: Student protesters were jubilant when people arrested on Monday were released on warning after appearing in the Hillbrow Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

GroundUp: Wits quiet as classes begin to fill

By GroundUp
Photo: South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaks to President Jacob Zuma (R) during closing remarks during the 5th BRICS Summit in Durban, March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Op-Ed: Truth (Lies) and Long-term Consequences of the probe into Gordhan

By Stephen Grootes
Main photo: People stand in a queue to cast their vote during the municipal elections in Alexandra township, Johannesburg, South Africa, 03 August 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Bheki’s People: NPA’s move to charge Gordhan

Photo: SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane (GCIS), Jonas Makwakwa (SARS media), Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan (Greg Nicolson/Daily Maverick)

SARS Wars – Makwakwa scandal: Gordhan has serious concerns about Moyane’s stewardship of vital fiscal institution

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Students walk out of the burned and damaged entrance to the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s (CPUT) Bellville campus after it was torched overnight during student protests, South Africa, 12 October 2016. A case of attempted murder has been opened after two private security guards were allegedly locked inside a burning building. The student fees issue has intensified across the country with most campuses closed whilst government is yet to respond to the student crisis. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: The road to destruction of our universities

By Dirk de Vos

Theatre review: Keyboard Killers will, um, slay you

By Lesley Stones
Main photo: The Trinity Clinic was started in 2004, but had to close in 2012. It reopened again in February 2016. (Photo: Kim Harrisberg)

GroundUp: Inside Braamfontein’s place of refuge

By GroundUp
Photo: A handout photograph provided by the South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) on 11 October 2016 shows South African President Jacob Zuma (L) shaking hands with his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta (R) during their bilateral meeting at the State House in Nairobi, Kenya, 11 October 2016. Zuma is in Kenya for a three-day state visit to deepen economic social relations with Kenya, the leading economy in the East African region. EPA/KOPANO TLAPE/GCIS

ISS Today: Zuma awakens a dormant relationship with Kenya

Photo: A man looks at the damage to a building on the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s (CPUT) Bellville campus after it was torched overnight during student protests, South Africa, 12 October 2016. A case of attempted murder has been opened after two private security guards were allegedly locked inside a burning building. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

#FeesMustFall, Cape Town: The week the line was crossed

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Former Archbishop of Cape Town Njongonkulu Ndungane arrives at the East London airport upon his arrival to attend the late South African president Nelson Mandela’s funeral, in Eastern Cape, South Africa, 14 December 2013. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Between The Lines: ‘Scrap nuclear deal to aide students’ – Archbishop Ndungane

By John Matisonn
An injured student protester is apprehended by private security during FeesMustFall protests on CPUT Bellville campus, 11 October 2016. SHAUN SWINGLER/CHRONICLE

While you were sleeping: 12 October 2016

By John Stupart
Main photo: There was a large police presence at Wits on Tuesday, with the SAPS cracking down on any potential protests (Greg Nicolson)

#FeesMustFall: Another day of violence as the state kicks issues forward

By Greg Nicolson

Review: The World According to Zille

Photo: President Jacob Zuma at a meeting with business and labour leaders at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, 9 May 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

SARS Wars: The scope creep of a malicious prosecution – same case, different charges

By Marianne Thamm
President Jacob Zuma is seen with Mpumelelo Mkhabela, chairman of the  SA Editors' Forum (L)  at the presidential guesthouse in Pretoria on Friday, 20 February 2015. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Editorial: Redefining Treason

By Daily Maverick
Main photo: Father Graham Pugin facing off with a police nyala at the gates of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Braamfontein on Monday. Picture by Edward Molopi.

Holy Shield: #FeesMustFall priest tells of his day of terror

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: NPA Head Shaun Abrahams (GCIS), President Jacob Zuma (WEF)

SARS Wars: A desperate endgame for NPA (and Zuma)

By Marianne Thamm
Democrat Hillary Clinton (R) and Republican Donald Trump (L) during the second Presidential Debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 09 October 2016. The third and final debate will be held 19 October in Nevada. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

While you were sleeping: 11 October 2016

By John Stupart
A protester stands in front of a burning bus in Braamfontein. Photo by Ihsaan Haffejee

GroundUp: In Photos – Wits violence spills into Braamfontein

By GroundUp
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: South Africa in crisis – how do we get out of it?

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Silent protesters stand in front of President Jacob Zuma during his speech at the official announcement of the results for the 2016 local government elections. They held signs against gender based violence, 10 years after Zuma was acquitted on rape charges. (Greg Nicolson)

Rape Culture: The bunch of flowers between abuses

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Supporters of former South African Deputy-President Jacob Zuma demonstrate outside the Johannesburg high court where the judgment of Zuma’s rape trial was expected, May 8, 2006. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Op-Ed: I will never forget Khwezi

By Stephen Grootes
Main photo: A police officer and a protester scuffle at Stellenbosch University earlier on Monday. All photographs by Ashraf Hendricks.

GroundUp: Protesters and police clash at Stellenbosch University

By GroundUp
Photo: Jacob Zuma sings his signature tune 'Lethu Mshini Wami' (Give me my gun) as he addresses a crowd of supporters outside the Johannesburg High Court in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday 14 February 2006. EPA/JON HRUSA

Move over students, Khwezi: Zuma needs to question Madonsela’s witnesses

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: A police officer walks past the burnt bus after SAPS cleared the area and protesters moved to another intersection. Before the bus was set alight some people stole its two batteries. (Greg Nicolson)

Wits Upheaval in photos: Bus burnt as protesters erect barricades in streets of Braamfontein

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Students from Wits University fall to the ground as a police thunder flash explodes amongst them during ongoing protests against the cost of higher education in Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 October 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

TRAINSPOTTER: #FeesMustBrawl—the Battle of Braamfontein

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Democratic US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speaks during their presidential town hall debate with Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, US, October 9, 2016.

US 2016, Second Debate: A town hall mud wrestling match in Missouri

By J Brooks Spector