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8 February 2016 03:37 (South Africa)
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Aerial video released by the FBI January 28, 2016 shows a man who had just stepped out of the white pickup truck at a police roadblock January 26 near Burns, Oregon. The FBI released video showing one of the men occupying an Oregon wildlife refuge reach for his jacket pocket before he was shot dead by law enforcement after speeding away from a traffic stop where the group's leader was arrested. Authorities said 54-year-old Robert LaVoy Finicum, a rancher from Arizona who acted as a spokesman for the occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, was armed when he was stopped by police and killed on Tuesday afternoon.

While you were sleeping: 29 January 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: A soccer fan attends a soccer match between the Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs in Soweto February 20, 2010.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Football and Society: The Soweto Derby

By Ismail Lagardien
Photo: Workers underground at Lonmin Rowland Shaft  (Greg Marinovich)

Analysis: 77 mining fatalities in 2015

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, who is also the president of the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), gestures as he arrives for the party's 104th anniversary celebrations in Rustenburg January 9, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Disconnected and Dithering: ANC takes the low road as SA crisis deepens

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Alan Blythe Hospital, by Netwerk24

GroundUp: How a rural hospital has become a model of good care

By GroundUp
Photo: Deputy International Relations Minister Marius Fransman at a news conference in Johannesburg on Monday, 11 June 2012. Picture: Department of International Relations, Cooperation/SAPA.

ANC Western Cape faces crisis as two top leaders suspended

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma responds to questions on his State of the Nation address at Parliament in Cape Town February 19, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

The next State of the Nation Address: A fable

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: A 3D-printed logo for Twitter is seen in this picture illustration made in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina on January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic

Op-Ed: When Twitter met South Africa – a match made in a train smash

By Stephen Grootes
Main photo: Port St Johns sunrise by Meraj Chhaya via Flickr

Unspoiled beaches, mangrove swamps and fields of ganja: A walk on the wild side

By Mark Heywood
Main photo: DA leader Mmusi Maimane salutes the crowd at the party's march for jobs in Johannesburg. (Greg Nicolson)

The DA's Joburg march: Presenting the team, setting the agenda

By Greg Nicolson
A sloth holds on to the post of a traffic barrier on a highway in this handout photo provided by Ecuador's Transit Commission, in Quevedo, Ecuador on January 22, 2016. Transit police officers, who were patrolling the new highway, found the sloth after it had apparently tried to cross the street and returned the animal to its natural habitat after a veterinarian found it to be in perfect condition, according to a press release. REUTERS/Ecuador's Transit Commission/Handout via Reuters

While you were sleeping: 27 January 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Members of a mining community sit outside their shacks in Nkaneng township, Marikana's informal settlement, in Rustenburg, April 1, 2014.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Mining Fatalities: 'Zero Harm' is just not enough

By Greg Nicolson
Photo by Neil Moralee via Flickr.

Invisible perpetrators, invisible victims, lasting scars

By Marelise van der Merwe

SARS Wars: KPMG, SARS, and Mashiane Moodley and Monama – who's telling the truth?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Forgive us, Disney...

Trainspotter: Thabo Mbeki, the farce awakened

By Richard Poplak
A woman walks past a new graffiti mural attributed to Banksy, opposite the French embassy in London, Britain January 25, 2016. A mural by British graffiti artist Banksy highlighting the alleged use of tear gas on migrants from the 'jungle' camp in Calais has appeared on a hoarding near the French embassy in London. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

While you were sleeping: 26 January 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Cape Town's Lion Head and the rainbow, 25 January 2016. (Daily Maverick)

South Africa in the Age of Sparrow: Why do we sabotage our own country?

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo of  Supra Mahumapelo by North West Government.

GroundUp: Will North West premier depose tainted tribal leader and challenge the status quo?

By GroundUp
Photo: A leopard looks on in its habitat at the Lionsrock Big Cat Sanctuary near Bethlehem April 26, 2010.  REUTERS/Peter Andrews

South Africa bans leopard trophy hunting

By Don Pinnock

Cartoon: Jerm's World

South Africa's Kagiso Rabada celebrates the dismissal of England's James Taylor (L) who was caught out by Quinton de Kock during the fourth cricket Test in Centurion, South Africa, January 24, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

While you were sleeping: 25 January 2016

By John Stupart

Video: Evita's Free Speech, Episode 18

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Thousands of South Africans protest in support of the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) global call to action on tuberculosis and HIV/Aids in Cape Town, South Africa 08 November 2007. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Health-e News: The power struggles behind the TAC split in Free State

Photo: ANCYL National Conference,  26 November 2013. (Greg Nicolson)

Analysis: The ANC Youth League's tenuous grasp on reality

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane (GCIS photo) and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan (WEF photo)

SARS Wars, season two: How can we trust the KPMG report?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: A protester falls to the ground as police officers fire during a protest over planned increases in tuition fees outside the Union building in Pretoria October 23, 2015.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

The police minister's 2016 top resolutions: Transformation & Professionalism

By Greg Nicolson
Marina Litvinenko, widow of murdered ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, reacts during a news conference in London, Britain, January 21, 2016. President Vladimir Putin probably approved a Russian intelligence operation to assassinate Alexander Litvinenko, a judge led-British inquiry into the 2006 killing in London concluded. There was personal antagonism between the men and Putin and members of his administration had motives for killing him, the inquiry said. The Kremlin has always denied any involvement. REUTERS/Toby Melville TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

While you were sleeping: 22 January 2016

By John Stupart

Op-Ed: An Open Letter to Sky News

By William Bird
Photo: President Jacob Zuma shares a light moment with his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa (L) at the launch of an energy saving campaign in Pretoria, Friday, 13 March 2015.  Picture: Department of Communications (DoC)/SAPA

Presidential Gamble: Searching for a statesman to lead SA

By Ranjeni Munusamy