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28 July 2016 12:30 (South Africa)
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    See Rian Malan's Wikipedia profile here. Photo of Rian Malan by Victor Dlamini.

Photo: Rian Malan (Jonathan Ball)
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: Is the ANC still the bearer of Nelson Mandela’s legacies?

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Police Minister Nathi Nhleko updates South Africa on ‘Rogue Unit’ Investigations during a media briefing at Imbizo Media Centre in Cape Town. South Africa. 02/03/2015. Siyabulela Duda (GCIS)

Deathly Politics: Selective probe into politically motivated killings exposes SAPS political bias

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Judge Siraj Desai (Photo: BDLive)

Op-Ed: Filling Madonsela’s shoes – new Public Protector must not be politically embedded

By Marianne Thamm
Photo of DA PR Councillor Maureen Mnisi and DA leader Mmusi Maimane by Bheki C Simelane.

LGE 2016: In Protea South church, Maimane puts on a show under flickering lights

By BHEKI C. SIMELANE
Photo: Former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela chats with Britain’s then Prime Minister Gordon Brown (unseen) during a meeting at his hotel in central London June 24, 2008.    REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

LGE 2016: Scrum over Mandela’s legacy exposes hollow heart of SA politics

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Example of numerous propaganda messages in the Islamic State following recent attacks in Germany

Op-Ed: Thulsie Brothers – what happens in the courtroom will not stay in the courtroom

By Jasmine Opperman
Photo: Children of Bekkersdal (Greg Nicolson)

Stats SA capital expenditure figures – food for voters’ thoughts as polling day looms

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Judge President John Hlophe during his hearing by the Judiciary Service Commission ( JSC) in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 30 July 2009 Photo: Oupa Nkosi (Sapa)

Judge Hlophe misconduct: Give it up, JSC tells ConCourt judges Jafta and Nkabinde

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: US Republican nominee for President Donald Trump delivers remarks in the Quicken Loans Arena on the final day of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, US, 21 July 2016. Trump formally accepted the nomination of the Republican Party as their presidential candidate in the 2016 election. EPA/SHAWN THEW

US 2016: Donald J Trump, The Siberian Candidate?

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: ANC treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize during his interview with Stephen Grootes (Source: Siyanqoba @MYANC)

Time with Zweli Mkhize: The Billion Rand Question and The Fransman Question

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau and DA mayoral candidate Herman Mashaba at The Gathering 2016. (Greg Nicolson)

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

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Lenasia Independent Candidates. Bottom-left is Nazar Loonat.

LGE 2016: Interview – Lenasia Ward 10 independent candidate Nazar Loonat

By BHEKI C. SIMELANE
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

By KEISO MOHLOBOLI
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