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The Cannabis Chronicles: What the state really thinks

Photo: Members of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) burn some 6.9 million pesos ($147,059) worth of marijuana and shabu (also known as methamphetamine) in Camp Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet, north of Manila November 6, 2015. REUTERS/Harley Palangchao
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Recife, Brazil: Is anyone listening to the Colonel?


Main photo of Curitiba by Francesco Anzola via Flickr.

Brazil’s Lerner Driver


Photo: Children's dolls lie on a bed at a pre-school in Cape Town's Khayelitsha township February 17, 2010. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly.

Gone without a trace: The shocking fate of South Africa’s abandoned children


Photo: Cosatu President S'dumo Dlamini. (Greg Nicolson)

Cosatu Congress: Let’s do the time warp again

By Ranjeni Munusamy

Photo: A handout photo released by the US Navy shows USS Theodore Roosevelt in the background as US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter flies in a V-22 Osprey after visiting the aircraft carrier with Malaysian Minister of Defense Hishammuddin Hussein (not pictured) in the South China Sea, 05 November 2015. EPA/SENIOR MASTER SGT ADRIAN CADIZ

Op-Ed: Cruising for a Bruising? US Policy in the South China Sea


Photo: A file photo dated 15 May 2014 showing a Turkish Air Force F-16 fighter jet taking off from the Air Force airfield in Wittmund, Germany. Reports 24 November 2015 state Turkish air force F-16 jets fired at a foreign fighter jet after giving a warning it was violating Turkey's airspace. The foreign warplane then crashed at mountains near Hatay province, bordered by Syria. EPA/INGO WAGNER

ICG: What the War on Islamic State means for Syria

By International Crisis Group

Photo: South Africa's Imran Tahir (L) bowls past India's Rohit Sharma during the second day of their third test cricket match in Nagpur, India, November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

India vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Pitch warrants some criticism, but do not ignore SA’s failings

By Antoinette Muller

Photo: Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant briefs media on the new minimum wage for farmworkers, 4 February 2013. (GCIS photo)

Cosatu Congress: Oliphant in the room

By Stephen Grootes

South Africa's Auditor-General (AG) Kimi Makwetu releases the audit results of the country's municipalities for the financial year 2012-13 in Pretoria on Tuesday, 30 July 2014. Picture: GCIS/SAPA

SA Auditor General's report in five figures

By Greg Nicolson


The Trial and Tribulations of Tim Noakes: Day Three

By Rebecca Davis

Photo: Pope Francis (C) smiles as he walks with Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta (L) and Deputy president William Ruto (2-L) after landing at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya, 25 November 2015.  EPA/DAI KUROKAWA.

Francis in Africa: Kenya welcomes 'Pope of Hope'

By Russell Pollitt

Photo by Unicef.

Africa’s child marriage crisis: The view from Mozambique

By Simon Allison

Photo: A 12th grade class at Khabazela High School pose for a picture in their classroom in eMbo, west of Durban, South Africa, September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Op-Ed: #TextbooksMatter - The state goes to court AGAIN

By GroundUp

A still image made available on 24 November 2015 from video footage shown by the HaberTurk TV Channel shows a burning trail as a plane comes down after being shot down near the Turkish-Syrian border, over north Syria, 24 November 2015. A Russian fighter jet was shot down 24 November over the Turkish-Syrian border, the Defence Ministry in Moscow said, according to Interfax news agency. The Sukhoi Su-24 was reportedly downed by Turkish forces, Turkish state news agency Anadolu reported, citing sources in the presidency. The report said that the jet violated Turkish airspace and ignored warnings. It crashed in the north-western Syrian town of Bayirbucak, Turkish security sources were quoted as saying.  EPA/HABERTURK TV CHANNEL

ICG: An alarming new escalation in the Syria War

By International Crisis Group

Photo: Yandisa Pempele, a resident, picks up rubbish bags at the site of the shack that belonged to one of the Big Five members. Photo by Siyavuya Khaya.

GroundUp: Residents of Khayelitsha take on Big Five

By GroundUp

Photo: Firefighters and police officers were called out this morning to a protest in Site C over electricity cuts. Photo by Masixole Feni.

GroundUp: Khayelitsha residents protest after Metrorail cuts illegal electricity connections

By GroundUp

Photo: South Africa's Morne Morkel (L) celebrates with his teammates after taking the wicket of India's Ajinkya Rahane (not pictured) on the first day of their third test cricket match in Nagpur, India, November 25, 2015. REUTERS/Amit Dave

SA vs India, 3rd Test, day one: Morkel finds his mongrel as Proteas struggle in Nagpur again

By Antoinette Muller

Photo by Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

Cosatu Congress: Fifty shades of irony as Ramaphosa’s flag is raised

By Ranjeni Munusamy


Editorial: SABC & must air Miners Shot Down

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter

Photo: Radovan Krejcir looks on during his court appearance on charges of kidnapping and attempted murder at the Palm Ridge court, December 2, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Reporter's Notebook: Inside Casa Krejcir

By Mandy Wiener

Photo: A worker repairs a war-shattered building at the former front line between two Bosnian entities in Sarajevo's suburb of Dobrinja November 20, 2000. (Reuters)

Analysis: Bosnian War, 20 years later

By J Brooks Spector

Photo: England's James Anderson (L) hands the ball to team mate Stuart Broad during the third cricket test match against South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town January 6, 2010. REUTERS/Philip Brown

Here comes the age of Day-Night Tests with pink balls, but will it last?

By Antoinette Muller


The Trial and Tribulations of Tim Noakes, Day Two

By Rebecca Davis

Photo of Judge Edwin Cameron by Andrew Aitchison.

GroundUp: The rabbi, the president and the Palestinians

By GroundUp

Photo: Wolwerivier is about 30km north of Cape Town's CBD. Photo by Masixole Feni.

GroundUp: Audit finds serious problems at Wolwerivier. But will City of Cape Town listen?

By GroundUp

Photo: Former South African president, Nelson Mandela (C) smiles as he arrives with African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma (L) and South Africa's president Thabo Mbeki at the Loftus stadium in Pretoria during an  rally organised by the ANC to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday August 2, 2008. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA)

South Africa in crisis: What type of leadership is needed?

By Raymond Suttner

Photo: An unknown father carries his son as he and his family are evicted from their flat during the evictions of people from the block of flats in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 August 2015. The owner of the block of flats obtained a court order to evict residents from the flats after 'building hijackers' rented flats in the building illegally. Many of the 1500 people evicted claim they where given no warning of the early morning evictions. Flats are often rented to more than one family with the flats being decided up with boards. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

SAHRC: People need access to land and housing


Photo: Two plates which were coated with an antibiotic-resistant bacteria called Klebsiella with a mutation called NDM 1 and then exposed to various antibiotics are seen at the Health Protection Agency in north London March 9, 2011. (Reuters)

Health-e: The rise of the killer superbugs


Photo: South African men run from police as rioting and looting was quelled during anti-foreigner violence in Durban April 14, 2015. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Parliamentary report on xenophobic violence talks a lot, says very little

By Greg Nicolson

Photo: Refugees wait in cold temperatures for registration and the allocation of sleeping places at the State Office for Health and Social Affairs (LaGeSo) in Berlin, Germany, 14 October 2015. EPA/KAY NIETFELD

Germany: The refugee crisis and a nation defined

By Greg Nicolson

Photo:  Ashraf Fayadh (his own Instagram photo)

Death sentence for free speech: Poet Ashraf Fayadh and the rising toll in Saudi Arabia

By Marelise van der Merwe

Photo: Cosatu President S'dumo Dlamini (Greg Nicolson)

Cosatu Congress: Dlamini's dream of a strong fighting federation

By Stephen Grootes

Photo: Cosatu President S'dumo Dlamini and the new General Secretary  Bheki Ntshalintshali. (Photo taken 11 November 2014 by Greg Nicolson)

Cosatu Congress, Day One: Dlamini’s crew re-elected, Fawu stages fight back

By Ranjeni Munusamy


The Trial and Tribulations of Tim Noakes

By Rebecca Davis


Video: Evita's Free Speech - Episode 5

By Pieter-Dirk Uys

Illustration: Depiction of the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand by Gavrilo Princip. Drawn by unknown.

A short history of modern terrorism

By J Brooks Spector

Photo: Left to right: Zwelenzima Vavi (then COSATU Secretary General), Jacob Zuma (South Africa's President) and S'dumo Dlamini (COSATU President) during the first day of COSATU's 11th National Congress, at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand. 17 September 2012. (Photo: Jordi Matas)

Cosatu Congress: Vavi-Numsa after party, possible thumbs up for Ramaphosa

By Ranjeni Munusamy

Photo: Australian Wallabies Rugby Union coach Eddie Jones gives a press conference in Sydney, Australia on Friday, 29 October 2004. The Wallabies fly out Saturday for the four-test tour of Europe the starting 06 November against Scotland at Murrayfield. EPA/MICK TSIKAS

Eddie Jones’ flirtation with the Stormers was just business, nothing personal

By Antoinette Muller

Photo: President Slobodan Milosevic of Serbia (L), President Alija Izetbegovic of Bosnia-Herzegovina (C) and President Franjo Tudjman of Croatia sign the Dayton Agreement peace accord at the Hope Hotel inside Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in this November 21, 1995 file photo. U.N. war crimes tribunal president Fausto Pocar said on March 12, 2006 a Dutch forensic team had not been able to determine the cause of death of Milosevic on Saturday which is why an autopsy was ordered. REUTERS/Eric Miller

Artificial Peace? Dayton Peace Accords and South Africa’s Constitution, 20 years later


Photo: A migrant child smiles as he waits to be transferred from the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship MV Phoenix to the Norwegian ship Siem Pilot off the coast of Libya August 6, 2015. An estimated 600 migrants on an overloaded wooden boat were rescued 10.5 miles (16 kilometres) off the coast of Libya by the international non-governmental organisations Medecins san Frontiere (MSF) and MOAS without loss of life on Thursday afternoon, according to MSF and MOAS, a day after more than 200 migrants are feared to have drowned in the latest Mediterranean boat tragedy after rescuers saved over 370 people from a capsized boat thought to be carrying 600. Photo taken August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

At sea: The view from MSF’s rescue ships

By Marelise van der Merwe

Photo: Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts to the crowd while appearing at a campaign rally in Norcross, Georgia, USA, 10 October 2015.  EPA/ERIK S. LESSER.

Analysis: Paris attacks and 2016 US elections

By J Brooks Spector

Photo of S'dumo Dlamini by Greg Nicolson.

Interview: S’dumo Dlamini on Vavi, the failed Mangaung plan and reclaiming Cosatu

By Ranjeni Munusamy

Photo by Erin via Flickr.

Op-Ed: Give mental health the priority it deserves


Photo: Al-Fatah Council of Elders Chairman Muhamud Hassan “Dukow” addressing members at a forum in November 2015. (Photo by RASHID ABDI)

ICG: A Dying Breed of Peacemakers in Kenya’s North East

By International Crisis Group

Photo: Players (R) of Norway and players of Hungary observe a minute of silence for victims of the Paris attacks and for two Hungarian soccer players who died last week before the UEFA Euro 2016 qualification playoff second leg match Hungary vs Norway in Groupama Arena in Budapest, Hungary, 15 November 2015. EPA/Szilard Koszticsak

Does sport pose a bigger terror threat than other public places?

By Antoinette Muller

Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma answers questions in parliament in Cape Town August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings.

Parliamentary diary: Final 2015 performance from the Laughing President

By Rebecca Davis

Photo: People gather to hold a minute of silence in front of the Notre-Dame cathedral, France, 16 November 2015.  EPA/IAN LANGSDON

A letter from Paris: Fear is the enemy


Photo: General view of buildings in the Central Business District of Johannesburg, March 3, 2010. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Affordable city housing: A model and building Joburg must maintain

By Greg Nicolson

Photo: Minister Blade Nzimande delivering his SoNA speech Debate in parliament. The joint sitting of Parliament to debate President Jacob Zuma's State of the nation address held at the National Assembly, Parliament. 18/02/2015, Siyasanga Mbambani, DoC

ANCYL vs SACP: The red mist of electoral politics

By Stephen Grootes

In case you missed it
Photo: An image taken through a window showing a South African airlines Airbus 340-600 passenger plane at Frankfurt airport, Frankfurt, Germany, 26 July 2013. EPA/MAURITZ ANTIN

Parliamentary Diary: How do you solve a problem like SAA?

By Rebecca Davis

Photo: People walk in the street of the then newly build government subsidized RDP houses on the East Bank of Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 October 2010.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Op-Ed: What will housing megaprojects do to our cities?



Section 27 report: In South Africa, visually impaired students are left in the dark

By Greg Nicolson

Photo: A class at Tyburn Primary School in Chatsworth, Durban, September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Analysis: The real education crisis and how we can start solving it

By J Brooks Spector

Photo: On Friday 13th November, students were arrested and taken from their residences at CPUT. Photo by Masixole Feni for GroundUp.

Student protests: Only external help can fix us now, say CPUT staff

By Marelise van der Merwe

Photo: A dead cow lies on the banks of the dried up Black Umfolozi river, Ulundi, Nothern Kwazulu Natal, South Africa 09 November 2015. The river is amongst several in the area that has dried up. Locals farmers are looking at the option of selling some of their livestock, as fear grows, that they might loose them to the draught. The worst drought in ten years is taking grip of most of the northern part of South Africa. Major rains are only expected early 2016.  EPA/SHIRAAZ MOHAMED

Gauteng Farmers: ‘We’re happy it rained, but it’s not enough’

By Simon Allison


SA politics: Stupid is as stupid does

By Ranjeni Munusamy

Photo: Some of the thousands of students from Wits University demonstrate outside the ANC head offices at Luthuli House during another day of demonstrations against fee increases at their university, Johannesburg, South Africa, 22 October 2015. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Student protests: Another day of uncertainty and simmering tensions

By Greg Nicolson

Photo: Mother (L) and relatives of Rawan Awwad, killed in twin suicide attacks 12 November in a Beirut suburb, mourn during her funeral procession, in the Bourj al-Barajneh suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, 13 November 2015. According to local sources at least 43 civilians were killed and over 235 wounded when two suicide attackers blew themselves up 12 November near a busy market outside the al-Imam al-Hussein mosque on al-Husseiniya street in the suburb with a large Hezbollah presence. The group calling themselves the Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attack, after which a day of mourning was declared in Lebanon for 13 November. EPA/WAEL HAMZEH

Op-Ed: After Paris and Beirut attacks, finding solidarity in our common humanity

By Judith February


Zuma's postcard from parallel universe, with love to South Africa

By Stephen Grootes

UCT Vice-Chancellor Max Price. (Photo by Michael Hammond)

Interview: UCT Vice-Chancellor Max Price

By Marelise van der Merwe

Photo: National police commissioner Riah Phiyega holds a news conference near Mooi Nooi in the North West on Friday, 17 August 2012, one day after Marikana massacre. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Nhleko vs Phiyega: SAPS tender fraud probes in the balance

By Ranjeni Munusamy

Photo: Leaders wave as they pose during a family photo at the G20 Summit in Antalya, Turkey, 15 November 2015. In additional to discussions on the global economy, the G20 grouping of leading nations is set to focus on Syria during its summit this weekend, including the refugee crisis and the threat of terrorism.  EPA/ANADOLU AGENCY/POOL

Analysis: Paris attacks will set global agenda

By J Brooks Spector


Video: Evita's Free Speech - Episode 4

By Pieter-Dirk Uys

Photo by Mattza via Flickr.

Health-e News: Medicine stock-outs are hard to diagnose


Photo: A soldier patrols under the Eiffel tower in Paris, France, 14 November 2015. The French government declared a state of emergency, tightened border controls and mobilized 1,500 soldiers in consequence to the 13 November Paris attacks. At least 120 people have been killed in a series of attacks in Paris on 13 November, according to French officials. Eight assailants were killed, seven when they detonated their explosive belts, and one when he was shot by officers, police said. EPA/GUILLAUME HORCAJUELO.

Analysis: Averting Clash of Civilisations

By J Brooks Spector


Cartoon: Pourquoi? By JERM.


People are evacuated by bus outside the scene of a hostage situation at the Bataclan theatre in Paris, France, 13 November 2015. At least 149 people have been killed in a series of attacks in Paris on 13 November, according to French officials. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Paris attacks: shootings and explosions leave at least 120 dead

By Guardian UK

Photo: Wounded people are evacuated outside the scene of a hostage situation at the Bataclan theatre in Paris, France, 14 November 2015. EPA/YOAN VALAT

President Zuma reaches out to France as terror grips country

By News24

Photo: South African students from the University of Cape Town (UCT) protest in Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa 20 October 2015. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Ground-Up Op-Ed: The debt machine and the politics of 0%


Photo: Striking Lonmin miners gathered to have a meeting to discuss the deaths of some 34 of their colleagues two days previously. They were addressed by strike leaders and the expelled African National Congress youth league leader Julius Malema. Malema attacked President Zuma and asked for his removal, as well as that of police minister Nathi Mtetwa.  Wonderkop, Marikana, North West Province. August 18, 2012. Photo Greg Marinovich.

Marikana: Cyril cited, compensation slated

By Greg Nicolson

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

Dead woman walking: Riah Phiyega fights back

By Ranjeni Munusamy

Photo: Burundian refugee children line up to receive clothes from UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) staff in a refugee camp in Gashora, some 55km south of the capital Kigali, Rwanda, 18 May 2015. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Op-Ed: The Children of Burundi are the first to suffer



Review: Madame Zingara's The Celebration

By Lesley Stones

Photo: Waste pickers protest the closure of the England Landfill dump in Pietermaritzburg. 11 November 2015.  Photo by Ntombi Mbomvu.

GroundUp: Waste pickers protest over access to dump site

By GroundUp

Photo: Metro police move in past burning vehicles and containers after a storage depot maintained by Zimbabwean migrants was set alight linked to a protest of thousands of residents against the police in Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa 23 October 2015. Community members are angered at the arrest of a community leader following the killing of suspected criminals by vigilantes. This follows weeks of protests over the lack of policing in the impoverished area and the alleged targetting of vigilante members by the police. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

GroundUp: Masiphumelele will get a police station once it's safe

By GroundUp

Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa responds to questions in the National Assembly, Parliament, Cape Town on Wednesday, 4 March 2015. Picture: Department of Communications (DoC)/SAPA

Parliament Diary: Marikana still dogs Ramaphosa

By Rebecca Davis

Photo: Professor Tawana Kupe (Sally Shorkend)

The Negotiator: A view from the top floor of #FeesMustFall

By Kevin Bloom

Photo: Rita Jeptoo of Kenya talks on the phone after winning the Women's Division of the 118th Boston Marathon in in Boston, Massachusetts, USA 21 April 2014. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

Athletics Kenya urged to clean house after damning athletics drug report

By Antoinette Muller

Photo: South Africa's Faf du Plessis dives to stop the ball during the third day of their first cricket test match against India, in Mohali, India, November 7, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India vs South Africa, 2nd Test preview: Five talking points

By Antoinette Muller

Photo: South Africa's Faf du Plessis dives to stop the ball during the third day of their first cricket test match against India, in Mohali, India, November 7, 2015. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

India vs South Africa, 2nd Test preview: Five talking points

By Antoinette Muller

Photo: People queue to cast their votes during the South African municipal elections in Soweto May 18, 2011. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

November by-elections: The DA fights back

By Wayne Sussman

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

Politics and police in a time of protest

By Greg Nicolson

Photo: Heidelberg's dry fields. (Bheki C. Simelane)

Farmers: Ten days to save Gauteng’s crops


Main photo: Police deploy stun grenades against striking workers at Parliament on Wednesday (Photo: LIEZL VAN DER MERWE), suspended police commissioner Riah Phyega.)

Parliament diary: Stun grenades whizz again, Riah Phiyega hung out to dry

By Rebecca Davis

Photo: Levy Sekgapane (a frame grab from YouTube)

Levy Sekgapane: South African opera singer takes Europe


Photo: US President George W. Bush (R) stands with former Vice President Al Gore during a photo op with the 2007 Nobel Prize recipients in the oval office at the White House in Washington DC USA on 26 November 2007. Gore, who was narrowly defeated by Bush in the 2000 Presidential election, won the Nobel Peace prize for his work on global warming. EPA/KEVIN DIETSCH / POOL

Fifteen Years after The Recount: A look back on President Al Gore’s administration - #LeadersMatter

By J Brooks Spector

The original photo of Science Lecture Theatre at UCT by Ian Barbour via Flickr.

Op-Ed: Treasure or Curse – South Africa’s University Vice-Chancellors

By Robert Morrell

Photo: Firearms confiscated by the South African Police Service are displayed during the launch of a three-month gun amnesty in Pretoria, South Africa  11 January 2010.  EPA/STR

SA Gun Control: While research suggests it is working, the gun lobby is not buying it

By Rebecca Davis

Photo: President Jacob Zuma gestures as he speaks during the ANC's final mass election rally in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, 04 May 2014.  EPA/IHSAAN HAFFEJEE.

United We Fall: The great farce of unity in the ANC

By Ranjeni Munusamy

Photo: A photo made available 01 March 2010 shows an aerial view of the University of Cape Town campus below Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, 09 January 2010. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

#FeesMustFall: Bleak Tuesday

By Marelise van der Merwe

Photo: IAAF President Lord Sebastian Coe arrives to speak at the 'Future Decoded' conference in London, Britain, 10 November 2015. A World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) commission on 09 November 2015 recommended athletics governing body IAAF to suspend Russian athletes from competition as it reported on its investigation into systematic doping in Russia. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Athletics doping scandal: Six things you need to know

By Antoinette Muller

Photo: Professional hunter CEO of PHASA (Professional hunters association of South Africa), Adri Kitshoff, takes aim during a hunt for game at the Iwamanzi Game Reserve in Koster, in the North West Province, June 6, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Polokwane: SA Government and US hunters in secret meeting on future of Africa’s wildlife

By Don Pinnock

Photo: UJ student Sandile Mdlongwa holds his hands up after police fire stun grenades and teargas at a group of UJ staff and students. (Greg Nicolson)

Storm reloaded: Protests continue at the UJ

By Greg Nicolson

Photo: President Jacob Zuma speaks at the ANCYL National Conference, 26 November 2013. (Greg Nicolson)

Op-Ed: Four Billion more reasons for an Unhappy Nation

By Stephen Grootes

Students and workers walk to Cape Town station before heading to UCT campus after protesting outside parliament. Photo by Ashraf Hendricks.

GroundUp: Students throw water bottles at UCT Vice-Chancellor

By GroundUp


Deck the shelves with tales of folly: Justice Malala on fastening our seatbelts

By Marianne Thamm

Photo of Bloemfontein by South African Tourism.

Op-Ed: Free State health services – urgent intervention needed to stop the suffering



GroundUp: Eastern Cape government job freeze alarms health professionals

By GroundUp

Photo: Myanmar's National League for Democracy (NLD) Party's leader Aung San Suu Kyi visits a polling station at her constituency in Kawmhu township, Yangon, Myanmar, 08 November 2015. Myanmar held the first general elections for 25 years since 1990 that all major parties have contested a poll. Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy won the 1990 polls, but the results were annulled by the military. EPA/RUNGROJ YONGRIT

Burma: Voting For The Lady

By James Cannon Boyce