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31 March 2015 19:51 (South Africa)
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First the student councils, then the country – the EFF goes incremental

  • Richard Poplak
  • South Africa
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Headline Features
By Stephen Grootes
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Vavi dismissal: A catalytic moment in a shifting political landscape


By Ranjeni Munusamy
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Zwelinzima Vavi axed


By Greg Nicolson
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Marikana report: Time for justice, but will Phiyega be fired?


By Raymond Suttner
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Analysis: Eskom disarray and the wider crisis of irregularity - how do we recover the promise of 1994?


By JERM
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Cartoon: Jerm Attack!


By Rebecca Davis
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The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: SA comic bags one of TV’s biggest roles


By Charles Simkins
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Op Ed: Culture wars in universities – it’s happened before


By Simon Allison
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Analysis: Kenyatta’s corrupted corruption probe


By Antoinette Muller
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Vernon Philander: An enquiry is essential


By GroundUp
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Groundup: Free State health workers on trial for protesting dismissals


By Rebecca Davis
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Analysis: What’s South Africa’s anti-human rights game at the UN?


By International Crisis Group
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Defeating the Iraqi State, one victory at a time


By Ranjeni Munusamy
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Cosatu: Vavi misses the moment and hands fate to his enemies


By Stephen Grootes
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Vavi and Cosatu: Will he go out in a whimper or a blaze of glory?


By Simon Allison
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Nigeria decides: So far, so good


By J Brooks Spector
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Pieter-Dirk Uys and Mzilikazi Khumalo – and the many uses of history


By Antoinette Muller
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Oz and New Zealand’s contrasting fortunes dish up dreary World Cup final


By Ranjeni Munusamy
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Moment of truth: Number One shows his hand on Eskom, Hawks and the NPA


By C. McMichael, M. Rubin & S. Charlton
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Op-Ed: The double dehumanisation of an unequal society


By Marianne Thamm
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CCIFA elective conference: All’s well that ends well in dramatic week for the arts sector


By Stephen Grootes
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The Jiba Fracas, Act II: Down the rabbit hole with the NPA


By Greg Nicolson
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Small business SA: Waiting to be truly free


By Rebecca Davis
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National Firearms Summit: Show goes on despite missing McBride


By J Brooks Spector
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Tim Plewman: The 21st-century caveman rides again


By Antoinette Muller
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World Cup Cricket: Australia and New Zealand square off in an intriguing finale


By Mercedes Sayagues
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Review: The book about Angolan blood diamonds that landed Rafael Marques in court


By ANDREA TEAGLE
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To legalise or not to legalise trade in rhino horn? Stakeholders make their case


By Rebecca Davis
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The cruelty of politics: Ses’khona supporters poo-poo ANC’s Fransman


By Greg Nicolson
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TB: Of campaigns and complications


By Antoinette Muller
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World Cup Cricket: From choking to courage


By Marianne Thamm
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Bob Hewitt rape conviction: A symbolic victory for many silenced women


By FREDERICK FOURIE
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Op-Ed: If you want more inclusive growth, get the informal sector to work


By Kim Harrisberg
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A tribute to Danny Schechter


By Richard Poplak
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If I Were A Dictator: Zuma’s 'I Have A Dream' speech


By International Crisis Group
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Clearing the landmines from Iraqi Kurdistan’s future


By JERM
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Cartoon: Jerm Attack!


By AFRICA CHECK
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Africa Check: Are 80% of South African schools ‘dysfunctional’?


By Marianne Thamm
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CCIFSA elective conference: Chaos, 'bullying' and 'political agendas'


By Ranjeni Munusamy
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State of turmoil: From cadre deployment to a compliant, self-sabotaging bureaucracy


By J Brooks Spector
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Moments in time: Lee Kuan Yew's Singapore


By Greg Nicolson
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It's time for us to notice - SA's dying of TB


By Stephen Grootes
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Nomgcobo Jiba: The long arm of the law is finally extending its reach


By International Crisis Group
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Q&A: More things you need to know about Nigerian elections


By Chris Yelland
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Alstom out, ABB in: Eskom switches massive Kusile automation contract


By Rebecca Davis
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National Firearms Summit: The battle over SA’s guns rages on


By Antoinette Muller
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Cricket World Cup: SA bows out in emphatic style


By Saliem Fakir, Ellen Davies & Desmond D'Sa
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Op-Ed: Air pollution - sadly, it’s here to stay


By Stephen Grootes
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Op-Ed: Police Minister Nhleko, it's time to recall Ntlemeza; re-instate Dramat


By MARTIN KIMANI
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Op-Ed: Princes versus the Liberals, and the fate of negotiated peace










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By Ranjeni Munusamy
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Shake it up: How will Zuma fill the gap of his go-to guy, Collins Chabane?


By Dirk de Vos
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Analysis: The crisis at Eskom, a dry run for South Africa itself


By Chris Yelland
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Analysis: Understand the electricity sector drama, find the way forward


By Rebecca Davis
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Op-Ed: Whether colonist or Struggle hero, in the realm of SA statues it’s still a man’s world


By Greg Nicolson
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During violent protests, Maboneng is a symbol and a scapegoat


By Ranjeni Munusamy
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Nkandla report, one year on: Is an end in sight to the never-ending story?


By Niki Moore
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The Civic Protest Barometer, Episode Four: Who takes part in public protests?


By Greg Nicolson
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In pictures: Jeppestown, between Maboneng and a hostel


By GroundUp
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GroundUp Photo Essay: Hole-in-the-ground living in District Six


By Marianne Thamm
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Constitutional Court: JSC moves to fill vacancy after legal action threat




By GroundUp
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GroundUp Op-Ed: A stealthy attempt at censorship


By GroundUp
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GroundUp: Free speech vs. copyright – battle over San legacy on the steps of the Labia


By Antoinette Muller
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Cricket World Cup: Five talking points from South Africa vs. Sri Lanka


By Rebecca Davis
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Parliament diary: Ramaphosa brings calmer waters, but few details, to Q&A


By Richard Poplak
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The Dompas 2.0: Apartheid’s big comeback attempt gets serious


By Antoinette Muller
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Cricket: Super South Africa out-swagger Sri Lanka to seal the deal for the semi-final


By AFRICA CHECK
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Africa Check Factsheet: Conflict-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa


By Greg Nicolson
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United Front starts the trek towards police reform


By ANDREA TEAGLE
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China and Thailand: Size matters, especially in illegal ivory trade


By Ranjeni Munusamy
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Analysis: No confidence, no way – Jacob Zuma is still SA’s Number One




By Rebecca Davis
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Parliament Diary: Jacob Zuma, the Teflon President


By Stephen Grootes
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Thuli Madonsela: State Security Agency lied to the nation


By Niki Moore
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The Civic Protest Barometer, Episode Three: What causes residents to revolt?


By Alex Eliseev
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Fake affidavit(s) and unhappy communities: Sanral's brand new scandal


By Richard Poplak
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Is South African uranium the biggest threat to world peace?


By MICHAEL SACHS
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Budgeting in the real world: Response to Gilad Isaacs


By Mercedes Sayagues
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Shot down in the streets: Maputo’s mafia-style killings


By Marianne Thamm
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Op-Ed: Crime Porn – what our fascination with real-time crime footage might say about us


By Niki Moore
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The Civic Protest Barometer, Episode Two: So, what is a public protest?


By Greg Nicolson
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Men in the street: Of car guards and daily (poverty) grind




By Antoinette Muller
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No Cricket World Cup for bowling men


By Rebecca Davis
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DA vs. Parliament: Legal tussle to ban police from National Assembly begins


By Niki Moore
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The Civic Protest Barometer, Episode One: Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics


By Greg Nicolson
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Mining and money: Sibanye's struggle to avoid a repeat of history


By Ranjeni Munusamy
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The minister, the watchdog and the hidden hand: Why Nhleko is taking on McBride


By Peter Borchert
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Canned lion hunting: ‘Cruel and barbaric’, says Australia


By Pippa Green
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UCT’s NIDS initiative: South Africa by numbers


By Stephen Grootes
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Op-Ed: Goodbye, Collins – you’re gone too soon


By Stephen Grootes
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Op-Ed: CNN's presidential salaries list - meaningless, useless, nonsense


By Antoinette Muller
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Cricket World Cup: South Africa desperately seeking focus




By J Brooks Spector
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Where in the world is... Vlad?


By Rebecca Hodes
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‘The Rhodes statue must fall’: UCT’s radical rebirth


By Simon Allison
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Investing in Nigeria: It’s just too big to ignore


By Antoinette Muller
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Let the real games begin as South Africa heads into the ICC knockout phase


By Antoinette Muller
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Five ways South Africa can overcome knockout phase hoodoo


By Stephen Grootes
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Analysis: When Zuma's words dominate the agenda


By Greg Nicolson
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Bucket toilets: A never-ending story


By J Brooks Spector
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Review: Raymond Suttner’s Recovering Democracy in South Africa


By Rebecca Davis
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Op-Ed: Why the President’s Q&A will rarely hit the spot


By Ranjeni Munusamy
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From #PayBackTheMoney to Eskom: South Africa, the Fool’s Paradise


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