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Photo: The Hawks' acting head General Berning Ntlemeza (Lucky Nxumalo for Netwerk24)

Daily Maverick’s 28 questions for the Hawks

By Marianne Thamm
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

An open letter to the President from the members of Business Leadership South Africa

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma (L), who is also the president of the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), gestures next to his Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa during the party's 104th anniversary celebrations in Rustenburg January 9, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Hazard ahead: ANC wounded, Zuma unpredictable, Gordhan targeted

By Ranjeni Munusamy

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Photo: Finance minister Pravin Gordhan, the Hawks head Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza. (SAPA)

BREAKING: SARS Wars Endgame – Hawks order Pravin Gordhan and others to “present” themselves

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi addresses a media briefing at ahead of her department’s budget vote, 15 July 2014. (Photo: GCIS)

Op-Ed: Faith Muthambi goes to Parliament

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Supporters arrive to listen to the leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party, President Jacob Zuma, addressing the party’s final pre-election rally in Johannesburg, South Africa, 31 July 2016. EPA/CORNELL TUKIRI

LGE2016 debate: Problem, WHAT problem? The numbers look good to us, ANC tells Parliament

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Forgive us, Judge Dredd.

TRAINSPOTTER: Judge Dredd — will Jacob Zuma, the ANC and Siraj Desai unprotect the public?

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Simone Biles of the USA competes on the Floor in the women’s Individual All-Round final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Artistic Gymnastics events at the Rio Olympic Arena in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11 August 2016. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Rio 2016: Women who made their mark on the Games’ history

By Antoinette Muller

Main photo: Caster Semenya is congratulated by swimmers Cameron van der Burgh and Chad le Clos. On the far left is 24-year-old Henri Schoeman from Durban who claimed bronze in the men’s triathlon.

GroundUp: In photos – Fans greet South African Olympians

By GroundUp
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Podcast: First Person, Ep. 04 – Backyard Addiction

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Supporters of Edgar Lungu, leader of the Patriotic Front party (PF), celebrate after Lungu narrowly won re-election on Monday, in a vote his main rival Hakainde Hichilema rejected on claims of alleged rigging by the electoral commission, in the capital, Lusaka, Zambia, August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Jean Serge Mandela

Op-Ed: Is Democracy a Crumbling Edifice? A Zambian perspective

By Makasa Chinyanta
Photo: President Jacob Zuma jokes with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the National Conference of the  African National Congress (ANC) in Bloemfontein December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Zuma takes charge of state-owned entities – but where does this leave Ramaphosa?

By Marianne Merten
Photo: The new Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba (Greg Nicolson)

Mayor Herman Mashaba: We’ll bring change to Joburg

By Greg Nicolson

Photo: Feyisa Lilesa of Ethiopia celebrates while crossing the finish line to take the second place in the men’s marathon race of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 21 August 2016. EPA/Diego Azubel

Rio 2016: Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa gets a silver for running – and a gold for bravery

By Simon Allison
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: Does the ANC face defeat in 2019?

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Wayde van Niekerk (C) of South Africa on his way to win the men’s 400m final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 14 August 2016. Van Niekerk set a new World Record time of 43.03 seconds. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Analysis: Olympics success shows SA could be an Olympic powerhouse. Over to you, Sascoc.

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Caster Semenya of South Africa on her way to win the women's 800m Final race of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22 August 2016. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Sport and gender: Can of worms, open

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: The King of Kingdom of Swaziland, Mswati III arrives at the fourth EU-Africa Summit of Heads of States at the European council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, 02 April 2014. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

Op-Ed: Swaziland hosts a lavish party while people starve

By Sibusiso Nhlabatsi & Bill Snaddon
A handout picture provided by the Bundesregierung on 22 August 2016 shows Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (C), French President Francois Hollande (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) during a press conference at the end of their meeting on the Italian military ship 'Garibaldi' near Ventotene Island, Tirreno sea, Italy, 22 August 2016. The leaders of Italy, France and Germany went to one of the birthplaces of European unity in a symbolic bid to relaunch the European project following Britain's decision to leave the EU. EPA/Guido Bergmann / Bundesregierung / Handout HANDOUT EDITORIAL

While you were sleeping: 23 August 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Ira Birch, of Richmond, Virginia, holds two pictures of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton with money in their mouths in Cleveland Public Square during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 20 July 2016. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

US 2016: Presidential campaign truth telling and the creation of scripted reality

By J Brooks Spector
Photo by Jan Klívar via Flickr.

Cricket: The poor sods just can’t catch a break

By Antoinette Muller
Photo by Petur-t via Flickr

ArcelorMittal to pay R1.5bn price fix fine

By News24
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

Young Blood vs Dead Wood: Where are the ANC’s Maimanes and Malemas?

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: The ANC’s Parks Tau, DA’s Herman Mashaba and EFF’s Floyd Shivambu at Daily Maverick’s The Gathering, 11 June 2016, VodaWorld, Midrand. (Greg Nicolson)

Battleground Metros: Joburg’s D-Day dawns

By Greg Nicolson
Photo of LGE2016 by Greg Nicolson/Daily Maverick.

Video: Between the Lines – what do the election results mean?

By John Matisonn
Photo: ANC WC secretary-general Faiez Jacobs. Photo by Denvor de Wee, Netwerk24.

J’Oppose: Welcome to the club – opposition lessons from the ANC Western Cape

By Marianne Thamm
Main photo of Salé by Adam Jones via Wikimedia Commons.

Morocco’s urban transformation: When Hurry met Salé

By Greg Mills & Dickie Davis
Photo: A file picture dated 30 January 2013 shows Joyce Banda, President of Malawi, speaking during the press conference of the Global Development Summit in the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. EPA/JEON HEON-KYUN

amaBhungane: Joyce Banda allegedly implicated in mystery payment related to oil, gas concessions

By AMABHUNGANE
Photo: Trapped in Shadows, by Helen Harrop, via Flickr

Health-E News: Mission impossible? Replacing abuse with empathy

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (C) flanked by his wife Grace (R) attends the 'One Million Men March', as thousands supporters of Zimbabwe Zanu PF party gather at an open space to show their support, in Harare, Zimbabwe, 25 May 2016. EPA/AARON UFUMELI

GroundUp: Zimbabwe is desperate – an eyewitness account

By GroundUp
Photo: Athletes of South Africa walk into the Maracana Stadium during the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 05 August 2016. EPA/SERGEY ILNITSKY

South Africa’s Olympians offer hope and inspiration

By Antoinette Muller
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Video: Evita's Free Speech, Ep.52 – Evita shows her gold, pin number and password!

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Leader of South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party, Mmusi  Maimane, addressing some of the thousands of people who attended the parties final pre election rally in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, 30 July 2016.  EPA/KEVIN SUTHERLAND

Analysis: Jesus comes to Gauteng. The DA will need him.

By Stephen Grootes
Caster Semenya of South Africa celebrates after winning the women's 800m final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20 August 2016. EPA/ANTONIO LACERDA

Caster Semenya laughs in the face of adversity and runs all the way into the history books

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Cars drive below a road toll in Johannesburg October 7, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Sanral unfazed by foreign firm collecting e-toll fees

By News24
Photo: South Africa's Dale Steyn (C) celebrates with teammates the wicket of New Zealand's Jeetan Patel (not in picture) during day three of the second cricket test match in Port Elizabeth, January 13, 2013. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Cricket: South Africa begin their quest for Test redemption against New Zealand

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: President Jacob Zuma at the ANC Youth League National Conference 26 November 2013 (Greg Nicolson)

Dispatches from Alternate Reality: Zuma and ANCYL lead the way to ANC 2017 conference

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Johannesburg current executive mayor Parks Tau and his likely successor, Herman Mashaba, debated at Daily Maverick’s The Gathering, 11 June 2016. (Greg Nicolson)

Battleground Metros: Wave of DA mayors set to include Herman Mashaba in Johannesburg

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Judge Siraj Desai (Photo: BDLive)

Public Protector stakes: And then there were Five – will ANC favourite Judge Siraj Desai storm to a win?

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta delivers a speech after setting ablaze a pile of elephant tusks during an ivory burning event at the Nairobi National Park in Nairobi, Kenya, 30 April 2016. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Kenya: President Kenyatta consolidates his political base

By Njeri Kimani
Photo: South Sudan President Salva Kiir (C) holds hands with former rebel leader and First Vice-President Riek Machar (L) and Second Vice-President James Wani Igga (R) after a new unity government was sworn-in, Juba, South Sudan, 29 April 2016. EPA/PHILLIP DHIL

ICG: South Sudan’s Risky Political Impasse

By International Crisis Group
Photo: Caster Semenya (R) of South Africa competes during the women’s 800m heats of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 17 August 2016. EPA/DAVE HUNT

Rio Olympics: Your guide to the final weekend – highlights, what to watch and more

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: A photograph made available on 29 July 2016 shows Zimbabwe Pastor Evan Mawarire from the #ThisFlag social movement in Harare, Zimbabwe, 25 June 2016. EPA/AARON UFUMELI

Zimbabwe: Can #ThisFlag survive without Pastor Evan?

By Simon Allison
Photo: The UN soldiers in Juba, South Sudan. (UN photo)

ISS Today: The UN’s disturbing failure in Juba will affect aid workers everywhere

By Simon Allison
Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Women senior 800m final during the 2016 CAA 20th African Senior Championships at the Kings Park Athletic stadium in Durban, South Africa on June 26, 2016

Rio 2016, day 13 as it happened: All the South African action from the Olympics on Thursday

By Daily Maverick Team
Photo: IFP Leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi arrives on the red carpet for the 50th anniversary screening of the film 'Zulu' in Leicester Square, Central London, Britain, 10 June 2014.  EPA/WILL OLIVER

KwaZulu-Natal: Opposition Big Three get ready to stand up to the ANC

By CYRIL MADLALA
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Written on the Soul: Sylvia Vollenhoven on being coloured and listening to ancestral voices

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, addresses Parliament in Khartoum, Sudan, 19 October 2015. EPA/MORWAN ALI

Explainer: The collapsed Sudan peace talks

By Nuba Reports
Main photo: EFF’s Julius Malema, Godrich Gardee and Floyd Shivambu brief the media on the outcome of coalition negotiations resulting from the 2016 local government elections in Alexandra. (Greg Nicolson)

Battleground Metros: The day the EFF punished the ANC

By Greg Nicolson
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Photo: (From left to right) Former Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) investigators Matthews Sesoko and Innocent Khuba and head Robert McBride in court on Wednesday 16 March 2016. Picture: Barry Bateman/EWN.

House of Cards: IPID head of investigations summarily dismissed

By Marianne Thamm
Original 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

Battleground Metros: Broad DA-led coalition – supported by EFF – poised to take over from ANC

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Demonstrators march to the Durban International Conference Centre, in Durban, South Africa, 18 July 2016 The protest on the opening day of the 2016 International AIDS Conference, is over essential treatments for HIV/AIDS. EPA/KEVIN SUTHERLAND

Analysis: Tackling the deadly duo of TB and HIV/Aids in South Africa

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo of Thoko Didiza by Greg Nicolson.

Parliamentary Diary: What about Thoko Didiza?

By Marianne Merten
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: The Zuma rape trial and its bearing on the post-Zuma era

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump waits to speak at a rally at Briar Woods High School in Ashburn, Virginia, USA, 02 August 2016. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

US 2016: Is the Trumpster heading for the electoral dumpster?

By J Brooks Spector
Main photo: An informal mine in Mpumalanga.

GroundUp: The lethal toll of informal gold mining

By GroundUp
Photo: A handout photo provided by the Office of the President of Taiwan on 12 July 2016 shows an aerial photograph of Taiping Island, also known as Itu Aba Island in the South China Sea, 23 March 2016.  EPA/OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT TAIWAN / HANDOUT

United We Stand, Divided We Fall: ASEAN skirts around the South China Sea ruling

By Mandira Bagwandeen
Photo: Julius Malema, leader of the opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), addresses supporters at the launch of the party’s local election manifesto in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, 30 April 2016. EPA/CORNELL TUKIRI.

LGE2016: Hung municipalities destined for minority councils as EFF opts to abstain

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: A settlement known simply as RDP, near Lonmin’s K4 shaft, Mariakana. Photo Greg Marinovich

Report: The SA Platinum Belt’s silent struggle with sexual assault

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo by Pim Stouten via Flickr.

Long-awaited ‘Border Bill’ finds resistance in Parliament

By Marianne Merten
Peshmerga forces shoot as they take part in an operation to liberate several villages currently under the control of the Islamic State southeast of Mosul, north Iraq, 14 August 2016. The operation aims to recapture 11 villages, according to sources thus far six were successfully retaken with the help of US-led air support. The liberation of the villages from Islamic State forces serves as a buffer zone to protect Kurdish held-cities from IS attacks and is a stepping stone to eventually recapture the city of Mosul itself. EPA/ANDREA DICENZO

While you were sleeping: 16 August 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Passive smoker, Wan Mohd via Flickr.

SARS Wars: Massive data leak alleges British American Tobacco SA's role in bribery and corruption

By Marianne Thamm
Photo by Greg Marinovich.

Marikana and the #FeesMustFall Generation: Behind the drama lies SA’s challenge

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: The 2016 Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida, US, 10 August 2016. EPA/CRISTOBAL HERRERA

US 2016: Trump vows ‘Cold War’ terror fight, immigrant controls

By AFP
Photo: Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande (GCIS)

Nzimande: I don’t decide fee increases, universities do

By News24
Photo: South Sudan President Salva Kiir (R) and former rebel leader and First Vice-President Riek Machar (L) attend a ceremony after a new unity government was sworn-in, Juba, South Sudan, 29 April 2016. EPA/PHILLIP DHIL

Op-Ed: South Sudan needs new ideas and can learn from South Africa

By John Harker
Photo: Former South African President and head of African Union High-Level Implementation Panel Thabo Mbeki (C) speaks at a press conference following his meeting with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (not pictured), Khartoum, Sudan, September 10, 2014. EPA/STR

Sudan needs a hero – but is Thabo Mbeki really it?

By Simon Allison
Photo: Kalk Bay fishers. Photo: Daily Maverick

GroundUp: Kalk Bay’s fishers battle for permits

By GroundUp
Photo: President Jacob Zuma, DA’s Mmusi Maimane, EFF’s Julius Malema (All photos EPA)

Analysis: Political Waters from Here to 2019 – Uncharted, Full of Dragons

By Stephen Grootes
Luvo Manyonga of South Africa celebrates after placing second in the men's Long Jump final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 13 August 2016. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

While you were sleeping: 15 August 2016

By John Stupart
Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa at the start of the men's 400m final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 14 August 2016. Van Niekerk won the race in new World Record time. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Wayde van Niekerk: The son of our soil whose story has come full circle

By Antoinette Muller
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Video: Evita's Free Speech, Ep.51 – Evita celebrates collision politics, square pegs and round holes

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) greets supporters after casting his vote at a polling station in Istanbul, Turkey, 01 November 2015. EPA/TOLGA BOZOGLU

A Turkmen in SA: Heartbreak of a foreign journalist in exile

By TURKMEN TERZI
Photo of Denis Goldberg by Ric Lander via Wikimedia Commons.

Between the Lines – Denis Goldberg: DA captured ANC’s nonracialism

By John Matisonn
Photo: President Jacob Zuma, DA Leader Mmusi Maimane (Both photos Greg Nicolson)

Analysis: DA vs ANC – shattering myths, creating new perceptions

By Stephen Grootes
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

Op-Ed: Coalition Politics – using a Band-Aid to dress a cancerous wound

By ANDILE NGCABA
Photo: Police search vendor stalls as part of Operation Fiela at Cape Town station last year. Photo courtesy of SAPS

GroundUp: When can the police search your home? ConCourt has the answer

By GroundUp
Original photos by Reuters (President Jacob Zuma) and Greg Nicolson (Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan)

ANC NEC: No #Zexit, pressure moves to Treasury

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo of ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe by Greg Nicolson.

After a weekend of reflection, the ANC is talkin’ about the ‘collective’ in the mirror

By Greg Nicolson
Photo of President Jacob Zuma by Greg Nicolson.

Analysis: Light questions and tough decisions – the search for a new Public Protector

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Table Mountain looms over Cape Town’s Waterfront district, September 30, 2010. REUTERS/Steve James.

Letter to the Editor: Who lost the Western Cape Elections?

By Daily Maverick
I Love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change runs at Montecasino Theatre until 4 September. Tickets from Computicket.

Theatre review: I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

By Lesley Stones
Photo by Simon Cocks via Flickr.

Health-E News: A weighty and taxing issue – the deadline for responding to plans for a sugar tax is around the corner

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo: 2016 Rio Olympics - Athletics - Semifinal - Men's 400m Semifinals - Olympic Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 13/08/2016. Wayde van Niekerk (RSA) of South Africa. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Rio 2016, day nine as it happened: All the South African action from the Rio Olympics on Sunday

By Daily Maverick Team
Photo: Daegu, South KoreaLuvo Manyonga of South Africa competes in the men's long jump final at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu September 2, 2011. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: SPORT ATHLETICS)

Luvo Manyonga broke a deal with the devil and decided to jump rather than die

By Antoinette Muller
Joint silver medalists Michael Phelps of USA (R-L), Chad Guy Bertrand Le Clos of South Africa, and Laszlo Cseh of Hungary during the medal ceremony for the men's 100m Butterfly Final race of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Swimming events at Olympic Aquatics Stadium at the Olympic Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12 August 2016. EPA/PATRICK B. KRAEMER

South Africa at the 2016 Rio Olympics: The highs and lows of week one

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa won the men senior 200m final during the 2016 CAA 20th African Senior Championships at the Kings Park Athletic stadium in Durban, South Africa on June 26, 2016

Rio 2016, day eight as it happened: All the South African action from the Olympics on 13 August

By Daily Maverick Team
Wayde van Niekerk and Akani Simbine making up the winning 4x100m team during the 2016 CAA 20th African Senior Championships at the Kings Park Athletic stadium in Durban, South Africa on June 24, 2016

Rio 2016, day seven as it happened: All the South African action from the Olympics on Friday

By Daily Maverick Team
Wayde Van Niekerk of South Africa winning the men's 400m final during the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium, also known as Bird's Nest, in Beijing, China, 26 August 2015. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Your guide to South Africans in action at the Olympics on 12 August 2016

By Daily Maverick Team
An elephant is seen at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center in Takeo province, Cambodia, 11 August 2016. Conservation non-governmental organization Wildlife Alliance celebrated the world Elephant Day by showing its achievement of Zero Poaching for the Asian elephant population of the Cardamom Rainforest in the last decade. 37 wild Asian elephants were poached in the Cardamom Rainforest between 2000 and in 2006. EPA/MAK REMISSA

While you were sleeping: 12 August 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Deputy Public Protector Kevin Malunga (Daily Dispatch)

Public Protector interviews: One day. Fourteen candidates. Eighteen hours. And a good sprinkle of spooks and spies.

By Marianne Merten
Photo: President Zuma speaks at the Siyanqoba rally before the local government elections, 31 July 2016, Ellis Park stadium, Johannesburg. (Greg Nicolson)

Elections aftermath: Why did the ANC ignore its own research?

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Rosko Specman of South Africa in action during men's Rugby Sevens bronze medal match between Japan and South African at the Deodoro Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11 August 2016. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Blitzboks settle for consolation bronze after campaign of missed chances

By Antoinette Muller
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Review: Get ready for the new ‘normal’

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Striking South African public service workers march through the streets of Cape Town, August  26, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Op-Ed: A National Minimum Wage for South Africa – the path to economic growth?

By Gilad Isaacs
Photo: Kenneth Pinkela was found guilty of assault by a US military court for exposing another solider to HIV, a charge he denies. He spent nearly a year in prison and has been dismissed from the US army. Photo supplied

GroundUp: Should people who transmit HIV be prosecuted?

By GroundUp
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GroundUp: Why another book – or rather, hagiography – on Thabo Mbeki?

By GroundUp
Photo: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures and declares ‘You’re fired!’ at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, June 17, 2015.  REUTERS/Dominick Reuter

Op-Ed: The case for a Presidential Sanity Test

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Judge Siraj Desai (Photo: BDLive)

Parliament: EFF’s Floyd Shivambu tells Judge Siraj Desai he ‘doesn’t have the temperament’ for Public Protector

By Marianne Merten