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GroundUp: Keep universities open

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Main photo: A #FeesMustFall protester addresses thousands of UCT students and staff who want the institution to reopen on Monday. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Thousands of students and staff hold silent protest for UCT to stay open

By GroundUp
Some of the parrots confiscated from executive member of the Parrot Breeders Association of South Africa, Dieter Horstmann. Photo: Diana Neille

Grey area: The illicit parrot trade and SA’s captive-breeding industry

By Kimon de Greef
Photo: Private security guards from the Fidelity group throw stones at protesting students at the University of Johannesburg. (Ihsaan Haffejee for GroundUp)

#FeesMustFall: UJ’s continuing use of violent private security – a dangerous move in dangerous times

By Greg Nicolson

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Photo: Bottles of beer produced by AB InBev and SABMiller are pictured in London, Britain, 28 September 2016. EPA/HANNAH MCKAY

Charles Glass Half Full: The end of SABMiller, but what comes next?

Moses Mkhondo outside the house he built in Heidelberg. He had to sell his Thembisa home to pay off some of the debt he accrued as an owner-driver. Photo credit: Shaun Swingler.

Casualties of Cola: OUTSOURCED

By Daily Maverick Chronicle
Photo: South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (R) and Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibe (L) welcome demonstrators outside the Durban International Conference Centre, in Durban, South Africa, 18 July 2016. EPA/KEVIN SUTHERLAND

Open Letter to Cyril Ramaphosa: Fifth National AIDS plan presents SA’s greatest challenge yet

By Mark Heywood
Photo: The National Police Rwanda presenting Genocide suspect Dr Leopold Munyakazi to the media before he was taken for an interrogation at the airport. (Photo: Faustin Niyigena, New Times Rwanda)

Rwanda: History on trial as alleged genocidaire returns home

By Simon Allison
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, chairwoman of the African Union (AU), waits for questions from journalists, during a joint press conference with German chancellor Merkel (not pictured), at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, 11 July 2013. EPA/SOEREN STACHE

Open Letter to Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma: Appeal for urgent action to stop violence in DRC

By Daily Maverick

Photo: A South African technician works among heliostats, mirrors that concentrate the sun, part of the Helio 100 Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) pilot facility at Mariendahl experimental farm of the University of Stellenbosh, South Africa, 02 September 2015. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Renewables’ Big Bang – what comes next?

By Marelise van der Merwe

Op-Ed: The absurd targets we force on the police to fight crime

By Paul McNally
Photo: From left, Sinawo Thambo, Naledi Mbaba, Lungile Sigasa and Simon Rakei respond to yesterday’s statement by UCT Vice-Chancellor Max Price. Photo: Ashleigh Furlong

GroundUp: ‘Under threat’ UCT protesters respond to Max Price

By GroundUp
Photo: [L] Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump (L) embraces Indiana Governor and Republican Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence (R) during the third day of the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 20 July 2016. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS [R] Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (R) and Democratic Vice Presidential Nominee Tim Kaine (L) on stage after accepting the nomination as the Democratic presidential candidate at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 28 July 2016. EPA/SHAWN THEW

US 2016: Hillary won the first debate – now time for the Veeps to fight

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Namibian elephants (Eric Bauer via Flickr)

Op-Ed: Namibia ducks elephant census


Photo: Protesters and security guards threw stones at each other on the University of Johannesburg on Wednesday. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

GroundUp: Ihron Rensburg commits to keeping University of Johannesburg open

By GroundUp
Photo: Hlaudi Motsoeneng, chief operating officer of the SABC, holds the corporation’s first quarterly media briefing in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 28 January 2015. Picture: SAPA stringer

Op-Ed: Hlaudi’s new appointment is invalid and will prove costly to the SABC

By Pierre de Vos
 Knesset honor guards stand next to the coffin of the late 9th President of Israel, former Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Shimon Peres, during a memorial ceremony held for the public at the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) in Jerusalem, Israel, 29 September 2016. Peres died early 28 September at the age of 93 after suffering a stroke on 14 September. A state funeral will be held on 30 September which is expected to be attended by many world leaders. EPA/ABIR SULTAN

While you were sleeping: 30 September 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Former Wits SRC president Mcebo Dlamini presents a memorandum to the Chamber of Mines during student protests for free education. (Greg Nicolson)

#FeesMustFall: Should the Chamber of Mines pay?

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: A billboard advertising MTN is seen along a road in Lagos November 16, 2015. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye/File Photo

Y’ello, goodbye? MTN’s Nigerian nightmare

By Simon Allison
Main photo: Security guards forced protesters to leave the UJ campus. Photo by Ihsaan Haffejee.

GroundUp: Clashes at the University of Johannesburg

By GroundUp
Photo: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (R) addresses a youth meeting of the Zanu-PF party in Harare, Zimbabwe 03 September 2016. Mugabe appeared in public for the first time since rumours of his death had been circulating on social media. EPA/AARON UFUMELI

An Open Letter to President Robert Mugabe

Photo: UCT vice-chancellor Max Price.

GroundUp: Max Price’s plea to students – ‘Don’t sacrifice your futures’

By GroundUp
Photo: [L]  Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (Wikimedia Commons) [R] President Jacob Zuma (EPA)

Op-Ed: Lessons for the Zuma era in Marx’s account of Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte’s coup d’etat

By Vashna Jagarnath
Photo: Woman Shelling maize in Chipata, Zambia. Swathi Sridharan (ICRISAT) via Flickr

Op-Ed: Zambia must protect women’s right to make free sexual and reproductive choices

By Louise Carmody & Bob Mwiinga Munyati
Photo: A worker assembles parts of a motor at the Mercedes-Benz plant in Berlin, Germany, 22 May 2015. Media reports state that Mercedes-Benz will invest around 500-million Euro in the Berlin plant over the coming years. The plant is intended to become a hightech site for the manufacturing of automobile components. EPA/JOERG CARSTENSEN

Op-Ed: The new German minimum wage – a success story

By Gerhard Bosch
Photo: 18th Session of Human Rights Council A wide view of the Human Rights Council at its eighteenth session, in Geneva, Switzerland. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré.

South Africa and women’s healthcare rights: One step forward, two steps back?

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Argentina’s players, Belgium’s players and the referee team line up with an anti-racism banner prior during the Fifa World Cup 2014 quarter final match between Argentina and Belgium at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil, 05 July 2014.

Fifa decision to disband anti-racism task force is an own goal

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Students from Wits University run as police force fire a stun grenade during the 3rd day of #feemustfall demonstration, against fee increases at universities across the country were announced, in Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 September 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Student protests: Only the start of greater pain

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: A file photo dated 02 September 2016 of Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal reacting during his match against Andrey Kuznetsov of Russia at the US Open Tennis Championships, in Flushing Meadows, New York, USA. Media reports state that Nadal, along with other 25 athletes, appeared on a list which was published by a group of Russian hackers calling themselves ‘Fancy Bears’ on 19 September alleging the athletes consumed banned substances during the Olympic Games in Rio by using medical exemptions for therapeutic reasons. The leaked confidential medical files were stolen from a database belonging to the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), the media reports say. EPA/JASON SZENES

Whose privacy is it anyway: What the WADA hack tells us about transparency

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: A frame grab from CCTV interview with President Jacob Zuma.

TRAINSPOTTER: How Jacob Zuma channelled Donald Trump in the worst TV interview in history

By Richard Poplak
Main photo: Islamic State Photo Report: Cubs of the Caliphate -Wilayat ar-Raqqa - 19 August 2016

Op-Ed: How to de-radicalise a wannabe Isis recruit

By Jasmine Opperman
Photo: SABC Group Executive for Corporate Affairs, Hlaudi Motsoeneng.

Out, Hlaudi & Proud: ‘I perform miracles wherever I am’

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: An injured student is helped by other students during last week’s protests at Wits University. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

GroundUp: Wits to run poll – Should the university reopen?

By GroundUp
Photo: A wound on a man’s hand after violence erupted at a rally that was supposed to be addressed by the Zimbabwe People First party president Joice Mujuru, in Glen View, Harare, Zimbabwe, 12 March 2016. EPA/AARON UFUMELI

#AfricanLivesMatterToo: The romanticising of a continent’s failures

By Babatunde Fagbayibo
Photo: Democrat Hillary Clinton (R) and Republican Donald Trump (L) shake hands at the start of the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, USA, 26 September 2016. The only Vice Presidential debate will be held on 04 October in Virginia, and the second and third Presidential Debates will be held on 09 October in Missouri and 19 October in Nevada.  EPA/JUSTIN LANE

US 2016, The First Debate: Hillary Clinton Scores a Win – and just maybe a TKO by the final moments

By J Brooks Spector
A gallery assistant looks at Turner Prize nominee Anthea Hamilton's piece 'Project for a Door (After Gaetano Pesce) 2016' at the Tate Britain in London, Britain, 26 September 2016. The winner of Turner Prize, which is presented since 1984 to a British-born or based artist aged under 50, will be announced in December 2016. The Turner Prize 2016: Exhibition opens to the public from 27 September to 02 January 2017. EPA/HANNAH MCKAY

While you were sleeping: 27 September 2016

By John Stupart
Main photo: The Fort Hare academy is a joint venture between Border Cricket, Fort Hare University and Cricket South Africa. It opened in 2009. Young players are identified from the surrounding areas and attend life skills and training sessions at the university. The most talented are given scholarships and placed into focus schools in the surrounding areas. The university also offers bursaries for tertiary education for cricketers from across South Africa.

In photos: Cricket lives in the rural Eastern Cape

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Marianne Thamm.

Video – Between The Lines: Hitler, Verwoerd & Marianne Thamm

By John Matisonn
Photo by Zeke duPlessis / WycliffeSA via Flickr

The Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Bill: Apartheid, Ver 2.0?

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari speaks at the US-Africa Business Forum at the Plaza Hotel, in New York City, New York, USA, 21 September 2016. The forum is focused on trade and investment opportunities on the African continent for African heads of government and American business leaders. EPA/DREW ANGERER / POOL

Nigeria’s triple secession threat

By Simon Allison
Photo: Berbera, Somaliland - a delegation from EU Naval Force’s sister mission, EUCAP Nestor and local Somaliland authorities visited HNLMS Johan de Witt to view the training. (Photo EU Naval Force)

Could Somaliland’s new port change the country’s future?

A people look a light installation on the facade of Moscow State University during Circle of Light International Festival in Moscow, Russia 22 September 2016. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

While you were sleeping – 26 September 2016

By John Stupart

Video: Evita's Free Speech, Ep.57 – Evita on good heritage and bad hair

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo of Grahamstown protests from 23 September 2016 by Alice Draper.

Op-Ed: #FeesMustFall - the students’ side

By Alice Draper

Theatre review: Cheers to Sarajevo

By Lesley Stones
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma speaks during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin (not pictured) after their meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Krasnodar region, Russia, 16 May 2013. EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV / POOL

Risk Factor: Democracy turns on Zumocracy

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo:A marquee advertises the opportunity to watch the upcoming US presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, at the American City Diner in Washington, DC, USA, 21 September 2016. The first of three presidential debates takes place on 26 September at New York’s Hofstra University. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

US 2016: Gloves On, Gloves Off for The Debate of the Century

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: A warden walks along the perimeter of Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Facility, Pretoria, South Africa, 21 October 2014. EPA/KEVIN SUTHERLAND

Remanded and Forgotten: The fate of South Africa’s prisoners who have not yet been tried

By Marché Arends
Photo: Temba Bavuma of South Africa celebrates his first century during Day 4 of the Sunfoil Test Series, 2nd Test match between South Africa and England at Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town on 5 January 2016 ©Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Cricket: Temba Bavuma shatters another glass ceiling

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: People queue at a voting station during South Africa's local government elections in Umlazi, Durban, South Africa, August 3, 2016. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Analysis: ANC’s attack on Electoral Commission is an attack on SA democracy

By Stephen Grootes
In case you missed it
Photo: Hlaudi Motsoeneng speaks at the Mduduzi ‘Mandoza’ Tshabalala funeral at the Grace Bible Church in Soweto. Friday 23 September 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

TRAINSPOTTER: Ordinary Hlaudi – on breaking Mandoza’s funeral, and South Africa along with it

By Richard Poplak
Photo: NPA Chief Shaun Abrahams (Left, GCIS) Hawks chief General Berning Ntlemeza (CityPress)

Analysis: For Hawks and NPA some crimes are more of a priority than others

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Jacob Zuma congratulates the new Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane. 23 september 2015. (Photo: GCIS)

Zupta Contagion: Hard questions ANC must ask, but can’t

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: A herd of elephants gather at a watering hole inside Hwange National Park, about 840 km outside Harare, October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

amaBhungane: Threat to Africa’s elephants a headache for CoP17

Main photo: A PhD student holds a placard at Thursday’s protest outside Parliament. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Students and academics picket at Parliament

By GroundUp
Photo: Giant Flag satellite image

Cactus flag: What if South Africa was a plant?

By Kevin Bloom

Letter to the editor: Parliament is not out of order!

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

Between The Lines – Colin Bundy: There is a way to fight Poverty

By John Matisonn
Photo: Students from Wits University run as police fire a stun grenade during the 3rd day of #feemustfall demonstration, against fee increases at universities across the country were announced, in Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 September 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Mantashe: I would close down varsities to teach students a lesson

By News24
Photo: ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe (Greg Nicolson)

Mantashe: ANC needs to talk about state capture

By News24

Podcast: First Person, Ep 5 – The White Sangoma

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: An injured student from Wits University is helped by a fellow student after being injured when police force fired a stun grenade during the 3rd day of #Feemustfall demonstration, against fee increases at universities across the country were announced, in Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 September 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Violence does not work – Wits

By News24
Main photo: Students ran and some fell. It’s unclear but it appears in this picture that an officer helped a student. Police tried to arrest other students, however, who said they had done no wrong. (Greg Nicolson)

In pictures: Police take on Wits students

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma attends a lunch 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

ANC and the looming 2019 Shadow: How to get the Elephant out of the Room?

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko (GCIS) and Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza (eNCA)

Own Goal: Minister of Police flouted the law, rendering Hawks head a lame duck

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Sabelo Ngani (Photo by Carolyn Raphaely)

Justice Not Served: Guilty until proven innocent

By Carolyn Raphaely
Photo: South African president, Jacob Zuma during the State Of the Nation Address in Cape Town, South Africa, 12 February 2015. The State of the Nation address was disrupted by the EFF resulting in the party being ordered out of the chamber by security forces.  EPA/RODGER BOSCH/POOL

Op-Ed: How to get out of the Zuma fix we are in?

By Wilmot James
Photo: President Jacob Zuma with Executive Chairperson of the Jacob Zuma Foundation Dudu Myeni on arrival at the student beneficiaries programme graduations at the International Convention Centre in Durban. 4 October 2014  (Photo: GCIS)

SAA: If we don’t fix it someone else will, Deputy Minister of Finance warns

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa speaking about the SoNA at the New Age Business Briefing breakfast at Grandwest in Cape Town. 18/06/2014 Kopano Tlape GCIS

False start for Ramaphosa’s campaign as Cosatu wimps out on official endorsement

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Syrian refugees wait for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to arrive, at a Syrian refugee camp in al-Dalhamiyyeh Syrian refugee camp in the Bekaa valley, Lebanon, 25 March 2016. UNHCR estimates over 1.5 million Syrian refugees are currently living in Lebanon. EPA/WAEL HAMZEH

ICG: Lebanon needs help to cope with huge refugee influx

By International Crisis Group
Photo: Students from Wits University demonstrate during the second day of #Feemustfall demonstration against the announcement of fee increases at universities across the country, Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 September 2016. The ministry of education announced an eight percent increase of university fees following calls by student demonstrators of no increase. The demonstrations are set to continue. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

#FeesMustFall: South African students reject Nzimande’s subsidy, call for free education

By Greg Nicolson
Police and demonstrators clashed in Langa on Tuesday. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks.

GroundUp: Langa hostel dwellers protest against lack of progress

By GroundUp
Main photo: A student from the University of Witwatersrand tries to break through a barricade formed by private security guards. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

In photos: Wits students clash with security

By GroundUp
Student leaders addressed protesting students on UCT campus today. Photo: Ashleigh Furlong

GroundUp: Protesting UCT students reject Nzimande’s fees plan

By GroundUp
Photo: SARS commisioner Tom Moyane, (GCIS) and now suspended SARS Chief Officer of Business and Individual Tax, Jonas Makwakwa (SARS photo)

Analysis: SARS Makwakwa probe – are we heading for another costly, discredited investigation?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Jacob Zuma is seen during a meeting with members of the SA Editors’ Forum at the presidential guesthouse in Pretoria on Friday, 20 February 2015. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Zuma’s legal missteps and malfunctions: The law of unintended consequences strikes again

By Stephen Grootes
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: Demise of the ANC – a tentative understanding

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma (C) along with KwaZulu-Natal Premier, Dr Zweli Mkhize (R) during an election rally in Greytown, South Africa, 11 May 2011. EPA/REINHARDT HARTZENBERG / S.A. GOVERNMENT

GroundUp Op-Ed: Does Zweli Mkhize have the integrity to be president?

By Nathan Geffen
Photo: Joseph Kabila, in Kinshasa, 19 February 2015. EPA/MICHAEL KAPPELER

DRC: Kabila cracks down – and will probably get away with it

By Simon Allison
Photo: Minister Blade Nzimande delivering his SoNA speech Debate in parliament. 18/02/2015, Siyasanga Mbambani, DoC

Analysis: Nzimande’s offer to cover the poor tests students’ resolve on free education

By Greg Nicolson

Video: Evita's Free Speech, Ep.56 – Evita hails Mama's Botox & flies the h-air balloon of hate-speech

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo of Johannesburg at night by Nico Roets via Flickr

Op-Ed: Mashaba's Johannesburg job is tough, but not impossible

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: South Africa President Jacob Zuma during a welcoming ceremony at the National Invalides hotel in Paris, France, 11 July 2016. EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON

The Great Unravelling: Zuma’s security empire crumbles as political and legal woes mount

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: US President Donald J Trump takes the oath of office from US Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts as First Lady Melania Trump Bush holds the Bible during his Inauguration for his first term on the steps of the US Capitol Building  in Washington, DC Friday 20 January 2017. (Time Machine photos)

Report: Trump’s Ascent – Friday January 20, 2017

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Investigators collect evidence on the scene of an explosion that occurred overnight in the Chelsea neighbourhood of New York, New York, US, 18 September 2016. Over 20 people were injured in the blast. The motive is still being investigated, despite authorities assuming it is apparently not linked to international terrorism. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Op-Ed: In counterterrorism, good evidence trumps bad instinct

By Anton Du Plessis
Photo: A picture made available on 07 May 2016 by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un speaking during the 7th Congress of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the first such congress held in 36 years since 1980, in Pyongyang, North Korea, 06 May 2016. EPA/KCNA

Op-Ed: Africa’s role in strengthening sanctions against North Korea

Photo: A Syrian man holds his son in his arms after arriving at the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) airbase in Subang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 28 May 2016. EPA/FAZRY ISMAIL

ICG: UN Refugee Summit should address conflict prevention

By International Crisis Group
Photo: Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir (R) (No 5 spot) and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (No 1 spot) (L) attend the opening session of Arab League of the heads-of-state Summit at the Palais des Nations outside Algiers, Algeria on Tuesday 22 March 2005. Both countries have been accused by the United States of sponsoring terrorism. EPA/MIKE NELSON

ICG: The Top 10 countries driving the global refugee crisis

By International Crisis Group
Original photo of General Johan Booysen by Tebogo Letsie / Sunday Times

Hollowing Out the State: Johan Booysen speaks out

By Mandy Wiener
Photo: Manapo Hospital in Phuthaditjhaba (Wikimedia Commons)

Health-E News: Hospital strike spreads in Free State

Photo: A cross stands on the 'koppie' or hill at where 34 miners where shot by South African Police Forces on 16 August 2012, during a protracted wage negotiation strike in the platinum mining area, near Rustenburg, South Africa, 16 August 2015. EPA/SHIRAAZ MOHAMED

Marikana on Edge: Occupiers ready to defend in housing showdown

By Greg Nicolson
Young Boys fans light flares during the UEFA Europa League group B soccer match between Young Boys Bern and Olympiacos Piraeus in the Stade de Suisse in Bern, Switzerland, 15 September 2016. EPA/PETER SCHNEIDER

While you were sleeping: 16 September 2016

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

Terrible Thursday for Jiba, Mrwebi & Makwakwa: Who will be next to fall in Zuma’s Praetorian guard?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: A file photograph dated 15 June 2011 shows newly arrived Somali refugees at Ifo camp, one of three camps that make up sprawling Dadaab refugee camp in Dadaab, north-eastern Kenya. Kenyan government announced on 06 May 2016 that it will close the country's two refugee camps, Dadaab and Kakuma, citing economic burden and security threats. The closure of the camps would displace some 600,000 refugees. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

How to get rid of refugees, Kenyan style

By Simon Allison
Photo: Gauteng MEC for Health, Qedani Mahlangu. (Photo by Gauteng Provincial Legislature)

Life Esidimeni: Psychiatric patients still being treated at deadly NGO

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: A view of a new electronic billboard supporting US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, which depicts him as ‘Super Trump’, in Times Square in New York, New York, US, 14 September 2016. The ad was purchased by the Committee to Restore America’s Greatness and is being displayed until 16 September. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

US2016: Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and modern medicine

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) and his Deputy William Ruto (L) greet as they salute supporters at the Kasarani stadium during the official launch of the Jubilee Party ahead of the 2017 general elections in Kenya's capital Nairobi September 10, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Party politics the Kenyan way as politicians prepare for 2017 poll

By Njeri Kimani
Photo: US Secretary of State John Kerry and Mozambique President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi address reporters after a meeting at the US Department of State in Washington DC on September 14, 2016. [State Department Photo/ Public Domain

A delicate balance: Mozambique’s Nyusi in Washington

Photo: Advocate Nomgcobo Jiba (EWN)

Advocate Jiba, Advocate Mrwebi: Not Fit, Not Proper

By Stephen Grootes
A woman (front) poses in Japanese painter Shigeki Matsuyama's art installation 'Narcissism: Dazzle room' during the 'rooms 33' fashion and design trade show at Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, 14 September 2016. Since 2000, 'rooms' is a biannual international fashion and design trade show which presents a wide range of items as well as art installations. With more than 500 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors, 'rooms' has become a major tradeshow. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

While you were sleeping: 15 September 2016

By John Stupart