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19 December 2014 11:03 (South Africa)
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Goodbye 2014: It was the worst of times

  • Ranjeni Munusamy
  • South Africa
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Headline Features
By Antoinette Muller
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SA vs West Indies, Day Two: Van Zyl makes a stellar Test debut


By AFRICA CHECK
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Africa Check: Do crime levels spike in South Africa over the festive season?


By GILAD ISAACS & BEN FINE
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Op-Ed: The Minimum Wage Debate - the old cheap labour system will get us nowhere


By Antoinette Muller
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Amla and de Villiers start Windies series in perfect tandem


By Ranjeni Munusamy
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Cyril finds Madiba magic: The morality ticket to the top


By Marianne Thamm
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The killing of Anni, afterthoughts: Did Shrien do it?


By Richard Poplak
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First we take your gold, then we take your money: The EFF’s first National People’s Assembly ends with a revolutionary warning


By Richard Poplak
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Burning Berets: The EFF People's Assembly takes a turn


By Richard Poplak
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Painting South Africa Red: Notes from the EFF's national assembly


By Ranjeni Munusamy
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Left Revival: United Front takes flight as UDF 2.0, but fails to ignite


By Richard Poplak
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“I Am Everywhere”: The Omniscient Julius Malema, and his wonderful electoral conference


By Richard Poplak
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EFF Top Six: How the big guns voted


By Greg Nicolson
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In pictures: The EFF elective conference begins


By Chris Yelland
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Op-Ed: Electricity supply is in crisis – now what?


By GroundUp
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GroundUp Photo Essay: Empty medicine shelves of a Gauteng hospital


By J Brooks Spector
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Reverse engineering out of rubble: 'Why States Recover', by Greg Mills


By Russell Pollitt
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Op-Ed: Was the Dalai Lama snubbed by the Pope?


By Antoinette Muller
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South Africa vs. West Indies Test series: Five key battles


By Antoinette Muller
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Cricket: Cobras crowned T20 kings after epic T20 final


By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
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Dame Janet Suzman apologises for racist remark about black theatregoers


By Deon Schoeman
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Audi S1 Quattro: Irresistible dynamic charm in a sporty package


By Marelise van der Merwe
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The Elisa Lam mystery: Still no answers


By AFRICA CHECK
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Africa Check: Does South Africa face an electricity grid collapse?


By Antoinette Muller
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2014 Sportsperson of the Year: Chad Le Clos


By Rebecca Davis
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South Africa 2014: Let’s have the good news


By Russell Pollitt
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Op-Ed: World Social Forum on Migration – a monumental foul-up


By Ranjeni Munusamy
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Cyril takes the wheel: Deputy President becomes firefighter-in-chief


By Diana Neille
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For the love of music, the kids are all Rite


By DAVID KILCULLEN & GREG MILLS
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Colombia: From a political economy of war to an inclusive peace


By Simon Allison
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Africa for Optimists: 2014 in review


By Paula Cristina Roque
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Post-election Mozambique: Here comes an era of uncertainty


By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
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Right of Response: Ivanplats' statement on Mogalakwena Municipality


By GroundUp
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GroundUp: Unions should rescue TAC – Zackie Achmat


By Antoinette Muller
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SA Cricketing Moment of the Year 2014: Winning in Sri Lanka


By Rebecca Davis
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Pistorius trial: Athlete could yet be convicted of murder


By Simon Allison
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Africa for Pessimists: 2014 in review


By Raymond Suttner
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Op-Ed: Rebuilding democracy - time to use our own power!


By Marianne Thamm
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'War Horse' in Cape Town: When design, technology and spectacle trump substance


By Stephen Grootes
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Malema's greatest test so far


By J Brooks Spector
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Op-Ed: CIA's decade of breaking laws


By Antoinette Muller
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2014 Sports Personality of the Year: Shakes Mashaba


By Ranjeni Munusamy
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Eskom and the power crises: Anti-Utopia beckons


By Rebecca Davis
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2014 South African Person of the Year: 2nd Runners-up, Oscar Pistorius and Shrien Dewani


By Richard Poplak
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2014 South African Person of the Year: Julius Sello Malema


By Simon Allison
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2014 African Person of the Year: Uhuru Kenyatta


By Marianne Thamm
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The killing of Anni and freedom of Shrien Dewani


By Greg Nicolson
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Eskom: Defending the indefensible is the hardest thing to do


By Dirk de Vos
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Analysis: The long goodbye to cheap and abundant electricity


By Antoinette Muller
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2014 Sports Team of the Year: U-19 Cricket Team










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Debating democracy: Could Zuma be sensing an electoral threat?


By Richard Poplak
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The Longest Night: A Year without Mandela


By Ranjeni Munusamy
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#RememberMandela: How to turn the world's greatest legacy into a farce


By AFRICA CHECK
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Africa Check: Are there 70-million people in South Africa? The claim is unsubstantiated


By Ranjeni Munusamy
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Another crisis, another fake 'Enemy of the State' dossier: Numsa edition


By Greg Nicolson
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Jacob goes to Beijing


By Marianne Thamm
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Shot for taking rice: Tensions run high as police in Eastern Cape open fire, killing two


By Stephen Grootes
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National Key Points: ‘Transparency necessary to repair the rot’


By Simon Allison
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More Swazi-style (in)justice for jailed journalists


By Rebecca Davis
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SA Reconciliation Barometer 2014: The struggle against Apartheid amnesia




By GroundUp
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GroundUp: Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance claims court victory


By Simon Allison
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Analysis: Al Shabaab’s sting in the tail?


By Rebecca Davis
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Death stats SA: It’s disease, not crime, killing us softly


By Raymond Suttner
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Op-Ed: The problem of militarisation and depoliticisation in South Africa today


By Greg Nicolson
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Matric: To pass or not to pass?


By Don Pinnock
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Unmasked: Zimbabwe and the life-threatening sale of baby elephants to China


By Antoinette Muller
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Cricket: Test debut looming for Stiaan van Zyl


By ANDREA TEAGLE
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Another hurdle in liberating Africa’s women: Land claims


By Greg Nicolson
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HIV, TAC and the struggle for life


By Stephen Grootes
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Op-Ed: Optimism in a time of load-shedding




By Simon Allison
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Namibia: Swapo returns, bigger and bolder than ever


By Rebecca Davis
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J. Arthur Brown: Fraudster reaches ‘cell-by’ date


By Marianne Thamm
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Please touch me on my Shakespeare: It’s that Annual Cape Town Bardfest time again


By Antoinette Muller
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The SA Sports Awards: A little less pomp, a little more substance, please


By Branko Brkic
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Op-Ed: What made Brain Porn alive?


By Greg Marinovich
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Trail of Revenge: A time capsule from 1995


By Greg Marinovich
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Makgabeng plateau: Will it be rock-paintings and platinum, or rock-paintings vs. platinum?


By Ranjeni Munusamy
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Will the ring of fire burst the ANC's bubble of denial?


By Mark Jones
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Letter to editor: Corruption and the wildlife trade - no more Mr Nice Guy


By GroundUp
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GroundUp: ‘You see yourself vanishing and you think: I’m going to die’




By Antoinette Muller
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Cricket: Technique – as important as protective gear


By Rebecca Davis
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Parliament diary: The circus leaves town


By ANDREAS WILSON-SPÄTH
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Home-grown corruption is killing Africa’s rhinos and elephants


By Ranjeni Munusamy
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The real question, Mr President, is WHY is the ANC in trouble?


By Greg Nicolson
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Numsa: We won't back down, No, We won't back down


By Deon Schoeman
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Audi S3 Cabriolet: Sports car meets glamour wagon


By NIKKI STEIN & SASHA STEVENSON.
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Op-Ed: The law works - just ask TAC


By GroundUp
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GroundUp Op-Ed: What is at issue in the minimum wage debate?


By Antoinette Muller
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Phil Hughes: The tragic reality of life’s frailty


By Russell Pollitt
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Analysis: Pope Francis at the EU - a sign that both politics and the Church are maturing




By Greg Nicolson
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Zuma and the nightmare of Malema's past


By Rebecca Davis
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2014 Auditor-General report: Improvements, but massive wastage


By Stephen Grootes
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Reality bites: Johann Rupert's disturbing moment of clarity


By Stuart Wilson
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Op-Ed: Life after Marikana


By Rebecca Davis
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Gayton McKenzie and the new defenders of South African womanhood


By Richard Poplak
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Ferguson burns, South Africa simmers: Why America is but a matchstick away


By J Brooks Spector
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Obituary: Farewell to the master of angst and thoughtful conversation


By Stephen Grootes
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Analysis: Wither the ANC Youth League. And the Alliance.


By Greg Nicolson
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No leader, no plan, no goals: Are the ANC’s Young Lions sleeping?


By Raymond Suttner
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Op-Ed: Parliamentary paralysis - worse is not better


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