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24 July 2016 22:24 (South Africa)
Politics

Zuma electioneers in Cape Town, with Fransman in tow: ‘The DA has failed Cape Town’

  • Marianne Merten
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    Marianne Merten
Photo: President Jacob Zuma campaigns in Cape Tow, 21 July 2016. (Marianne Merten)
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

South Africa in crisis: Is there a way out?

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Farmworkers are seen at a farm in Eikeihof outside Johannesburg September 30, 2008. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Landmark ruling provides legal clarity for women’s right to tenure on farms

By Marianne Thamm
Photo of Cape Town by Neville Nel, via Flickr

City of Cape Town owns 24,000 parcels of land, deputy mayor reveals in election debate

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Donald Trump (L) escorts his wife Melania (R) after her speech during the second session on the first day of the 2016 Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, US, 18 July 2016. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

GOP Convention, Cleveland: Melania Trump’s speech malfunction and other curious tales from Day One

By J Brooks Spector
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

Liar Liar: Electioneering in the Post-Truth Era

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Melanie Verwoerd and Ahmed Kathrada.

Ahmed Kathrada: The mountains we still have to climb are huge

By Melanie Verwoerd
Photo: Solly Msimanga (DA)

TRAINSPOTTER: How the DA’s Solly Msimanga hopes to turn Battleground Tshwane into a better version of Sweden

By Richard Poplak
Photo: The SABC Broadcast Centre headquarters in Auckland Park, Johannesburg (Mike Powell, via Wikimedia Commons)

Four SABC journalists fired because they approached labour court – lawyer

By News24
Original photos: President Jacob Zuma (Sapa), SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng (Steven Kang), NPA head Shaun Abrahams (GCIS), The Hawks boss Mthandazo Ntlemeza (CityPress)

Political Trials: David vs Goliath and the high cost of taking on a well-resourced state

By Marianne Thamm
Main photo: Nehawu on Monday 18 July marched at lunch time through busy central Cape Town from Parliament up the road to the Western Cape Public Protector’s office. All photos by Marianne Merten.

Mgidlana, ‘Parliament’s Hlaudi’: Nehawu asks Public Protector to probe ‘flagrant violations’ of financial management act

By Marianne Merten
Photo: A young girl smiles as she is held up by her mother in front of a portrait of the late South African president Nelson Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa, 7 December 2013. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Op-Ed: What Nelson Mandela means to me

By Mondli Zondo
Photo: Nokuthula Simelane was kidnapped, tortured and disappeared by apartheid forces in 1983.

An apartheid murder reckoning: Does the NPA have the courage?

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: Republican Representative Mike Pence of Indiana (C) speaks during a news briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, US, 22 October 2009. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

The Donald about to pick Mike Pence for running mate. Mike, WHO?

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi (GCIS), SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng (City Press)

SABC mess, now in Parliament’s care. Don’t hold your breath.

By Marianne Merten
Photo: President Jacob Zuma does the dab, a dance move the ANC has worked into its campaign, at the ANC's countdown to victory rally before the local government elections in Johannesburg, 13 July 2016. (Greg Nicolson)

Zuma’s ‘Countdown to Victory’: You can’t be the ANC. You can’t beat the ANC.

By Greg Nicolson
Photo of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela by Greg Nicolson / Daily Maverick.

Thuli Madonsela, The Next Generation: The list of candidates shrinks to Final Fourteen

By Marianne Merten
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

Op-Ed: Time for Specialised Sexual Offences Courts to become a reality

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Letter to Editor: Cosatu responds to Irvin Jim

By Daily Maverick
Photo: (Left) British Home Secretary Theresa May waves on her arrival at Number 10 Downing Street to attend the last cabinet meeting hosted by British Prime Minister David Cameron in Westminster, central London, England, 12 July 2016. Cameron will resign on 13 July 2016 with Theresa May due to take over as Prime Minister later that day. EPA/WILL OLIVER (Right) Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) and former Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (R) hug as they appear together at an event at Portsmouth High School in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, US, 11 July 2016. Sanders, who had run against Clinton in the Democratic Primary, endorsed Clinton at the event. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

Race to Power: May brings air of cool to the UK’s hot July, Bernie in Hillary’s corner (finally)

By J Brooks Spector
Photo of ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe by Greg Nicolson.

TRAINSPOTTER: Luthuli House rules – electoral victory is certain, Hlaudi is going down, and regime change in Zim

By Richard Poplak
Photo: President Jacob Zuma arriving with Marius Fransman at the national Human Rights Day Commemoration in Mbekweni, Paarl in the Western Cape, 21/03/2013 (GCIS)

ANC Integrity Commission: Marius Fransman sexual assault charges have tainted ANC image

By Marianne Thamm
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

SA Opposition: Smart alliances needed to turbo-charge the 'second coming'

By Ranjeni Munusamy
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

SABC: Motsoeneng’s Manic Monday may alter the future of public broadcaster

By Greg Nicolson
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Between the Lines: Being the ANC’s Cape Town mayoral candidate in the age of Zuma

By John Matisonn
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State Capture: Thuli’s final quest for the truth – investigating the Guptas’ political influence

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Some of 70,000 supporters cheer as they gather during the final African National Congress (ANC) election rally in Soweto, South Africa, 15 May 2011. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Op-Ed: Municipal Elections coming soon – can you hear the thunder?

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: ANC’s Jackson Mthembu. Photo: Greg Nicolson/NewsFire

ANC finally wakes up to the rot at SABC

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: President Jacob Zuma at the presidential guesthouse in Pretoria on Friday, 20 February 2015. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Nkandla: National Key Points Act could be used to thwart Zuma’s #Paybackthemoney discount

By Marianne Thamm
Photo of Jay Naidoo courtesy of EWN.

Jay Naidoo: I would fundamentally change the electoral system

By Melanie Verwoerd