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26 July 2016 06:30 (South Africa)

LGE 2016: DA digs in on Joburg advertising ‘abuse’

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    Greg Nicolson

    Nicolson left his hometown of Melbourne to move to Johannesburg, beset by fears Australia was going to the dogs. With a camera and a Mac in his bag, he ventures out to cover power and politics, the lives of those included and those excluded. He can be found at the tavern, searching for a good story or drowning a bad one.

Photo: Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau and DA mayoral candidate Herman Mashaba at The Gathering 2016. (Greg Nicolson)
Photo: Lenasia Independent Candidates. Bottom-left is Nazar Loonat.

LGE 2016: Interview – Lenasia Ward 8 independent candidate Nazar Loonat

Photo: President Jacob Zuma accompanied by Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe and International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Marius Fransman at the Human Rights Day commemoration in Mbekweni, Paarl in the Western Cape, 21 March 2013. (Photo: GCIS)

Analysis: Zuma, Fransman et al vs Luthuli House

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Pretoria by E via Flickr

Op-Ed: What’s in a (street) Name? Pretoria belongs to ALL who live in it

By Princess Magopane
A Lesotho reporter recounts hours of tense and intimidating interrogation

A Lesotho reporter recounts hours of tense and intimidating interrogation

Photo: Supporters hold signs and cheer as US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (not pictured) introduces her Vice Presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine at Florida International University in Miami, Florida, US, 23 July 2016. EPA/RHONA WISE.

US 2016: Next Up – the Hillary/Kaine Show (and don’t forget The Bernie)

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: DA’s Mmusi Maimane, ANC’s Jacob Zuma.

Op-Ed: The final 10 days, with party turbulence ahead

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: President Jacob Zuma campaigns in Cape Tow, 21 July 2016. (Marianne Merten)

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

By 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