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7 July 2015 17:07 (South Africa)
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Mamelodi Down: How a transport spat could turn into full-blown war

  • Richard Poplak
  • South Africa
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Headline Features
By GREG NICOLSON & SIBONISO MNCUBE
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In pictures: Mamelodi's transport troubles


By Stephen Grootes
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Op-Ed: Richard Mdluli returns


By Marianne Thamm
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Judges and the rise of traditional leaders and customary law: A new legal frontier


By Simon Allison
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Analysis: Why Somalia is the Burundian president’s trump card


By Rebecca Davis
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Analysis: This time South Africa held its own at the UN


By Frank Charnas
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Decoupage in the DRC: The art of redecorating political landscapes


By GroundUp
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GroundUp: Murder on Long Street – Congolese bouncers and the private security industry


By Antoinette Muller
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Tour de France: What will define success for Team Qhubeka?


By Marianne Thamm
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Ghosts of the past: How Jacob Zuma and other ANC political figures unwittingly interacted with Apartheid's best spy


By Ranjeni Munusamy
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Nkandla: Has Mantashe adopted Mashatile's genie?


By Marelise van der Merwe
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Transgender in Focus: Navigating the workplace – C’s story


By Alex Eliseev
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Analysis: Police’s ‘clenched fist’ strikes blow against fellow human beings


By Rebecca Davis
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Gender-based violence: Government might finally have a plan, but is it a good one?


By J Brooks Spector
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Greece votes NO; now what?


By Peter Borchert
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Unsung heroes: Africa’s rangers are the guardians of the continent’s precious natural assets


By LEBO KESWA & DUMISANI HLOPHE
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Op-Ed: Parliament, democracy and the failure of collective leadership


By Ranjeni Munusamy
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Marikana: Phiyega on the attack and Malema on new legal and political crusade


By Richard Poplak
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Ryder on the storm: MTN-Qhubeka will be the first African Team to race the Tour de France


By Greg Mills
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‘A fractious lot’: Anatomy of (another) coup in Lesotho


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Bangladesh vs South Africa T20 series: Five talking points


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It's a cruel world out there: What will be Obama foreign policy legacy?


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SA and rule of law: Where to in a post-Bashir world?


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Oudtshoorn: Anatomy of a municipal disaster


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Rugby: Cape Town set to host Sevens series as format continues to expand


By BC Simelane & Greg Nicolson
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After Marikana report, the widows talk about life of hardship and pain


By Carolyn Raphaely
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For Thembekile Molaudzi, justice delayed was justice denied


By Michael J. Jordan
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Op-Ed: Assassination in Lesotho – Blood on SADC’s hands, too


By Simon Allison
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Analysis: The Islamic State is coming for North Africa


By Marianne Thamm
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Review: Slaying holy cows – the bleak and mediocre world according to Gareth van Onselen


By Simon Allison
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Liberia feels the sting in Ebola’s tail


By BHEKI C. SIMELANE
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Home Affairs and the ‘newborns’


By Greg Nicolson
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What you need to know: The Alliance summit in six points


By GroundUp
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GroundUp: There’s no excuse for medicine stockouts, Minister – here’s the proof


By Rebecca Davis
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Uber vs. Authorities: Regulatory headaches abound for popular taxi service


By Raymond Suttner
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Op-Ed: Freedom and the law


By Ranjeni Munusamy
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Alliance summit: Nkandla and e-tolls spoil the bonding party


By Greg Nicolson
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Podcast: Marikana – the fallout


By GroundUp
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GroundUp Op-Ed: Steel giant's environmental records exposed


By Stephen Grootes
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Mokotedi Mpshe's Zuma tapes affidavit: It's all about Leonard McCarthy


By J Brooks Spector
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Greece: Living on a slippery slope


By Antoinette Muller
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Cricket: Pink balls to the wall, first ever day-night Test is a go


By Simon Allison
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Burundi: Despite their criticism, did the international community enable Nkurunziza’s third term bid?


By Antoinette Muller
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SA’s T20 Bangladesh squad could lead the way for transformation


By Marianne Thamm
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ANC Western Cape: New leadership brings diversity and damage control


By Rebecca Davis
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Women of Marikana lodge World Bank complaint against Lonmin


By Ranjeni Munusamy
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A presidency of calamity: Jacob Zuma's doomed legacy


By Stephen Grootes
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The curious case of the ANC’s post-Marikana silence


By Dirk de Vos
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When democratic accountability fails: Eskom's slide into darkness


By Greg Marinovich
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In the shadow of Marikana, a lost opportunity for justice










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Marikana Report: The continuing injustice for the people of a lesser God


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Marikana report: Key findings and recommendations


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Op-Ed: Re-reading the Freedom Charter @60


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McBride & the TRC: Secrets, lies and legacy of deadly bombing


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UN Gaza report: Anatomy of war


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Op-Ed: Our new lost generation


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Op-Ed: Philanthropy in the Second Gilded Age




By Antoinette Muller
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Jordan Spieth: Golf’s golden child with the Midas touch


By Rebecca Davis
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Of governments, NGOs and spying


By Stephen Grootes
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Time and again: The ANC vs the Courts


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GroundUp: Army closes down Cape Town Station


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Beautiful and twisted: The story of Virunga National Park


By J Brooks Spector
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Review: A little shop of hilarity


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Nigeria flirts with the nuclear age, dancing to a Russian beat


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Musa Bility, aiming to put Africa on FIFA's map


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GroundUp: Showdown over what medical schemes must cover




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Analysis: Unveiling Chad’s burqa ban


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