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11 February 2016 20:52 (South Africa)
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Police wars: ‘Great balls of fire’ shoots back

  • Greg Nicolson
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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.

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Photo: Public Protector Thuli Madonsela opens the African Ombudsman Summit in Johannesburg on Tuesday, 25 February 2014. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Op-Ed: Thuli Madonsela's decisive, determined, dignified victory

By Alex Eliseev
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Cartoon: From Another Planet?!

By JERM
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma speaks to media upon a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany November 10, 2015. REUTERS/Stefanie Loos

Op-Ed: Are there patriots in the house?

By John Matisonn
Photo: Group Leader, Dr Masafumi Inoue of Agency for Science Technology and Research's (A*STAR) Experimental Therapeutics Centre shows a sample to be tested with the Zika virus diagnostic test kit at their laboratory in Singapore, February 10, 2016. A*STAR and Singapore's Tan Tock Seng Hospital are collaborating to equip an existing diagnostic test kit with the capability to detect the Zika virus. If preliminary results are successful, the kits could be distributed to hospitals by the end of March in preparation for any outbreaks in Singapore. according to local media. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Ground zero Zika: It’s the women who will suffer most

By MARION STEVENS
Photo: A shopper makes her selection at a grocery store in Johannesburg July 7, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Report: Damaging SABS directive is seen as a commercially-driven racket

By CHRIS YELLAND & PIERRE POTGIETER
Photo: Raymond Suttner (Nomboniso Gasa)

Op-Ed: Student protests, an indictment of “post-apartheid” South Africa

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: President Zuma in Parliament, 12 February 2015. (Greg Nicolson)

The Fallen: Jacob Zuma, Shame of the Nation

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo by Herbstrose via Flickr.

Letter to the Editor: ‘F*** white people’ – does a T-shirt constitute hate speech?

By Daily Maverick
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Video: Evita’s 2015 Luthuli Housekeeping Report

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Main photo: Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema (C) waits to address supporters before a march to South Africa's constitutional court in Johannesburg, February 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Sydney Seshibedi

The EFF members' reactions on Zuma's day in ConsCourt

By BHEKI C. SIMELANE
The original photo of President Jacob Zuma by Reuters.

Nkandla, the reckoning: Zuma's skin saving volte-face

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) gather to march to South Africa's constitutional court in Johannesburg, February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Sydney Seshibedi

Trainspotter: The ides of march – the EFF takes ConCourt

By Richard Poplak
Photo: A man gestures to the police (not in picture) during violent service delivery protests in Bekkersdal, west of Johannesburg October 25, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Afrobarometer: As service delivery fails, support for democracy declines

By Marianne Merten
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is pictured during his visit to the Lodewyk P. Spies Old Age Home in Eersterust, Pretoria, December 15, 2015.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko.

Analysis: More than just a farm in Africa, Nkandla is a tipping point

By Stephen Grootes
Photo by Reuters.

KwaZulu-Natal's intra-ANC violence: Killing Fields Redux?

By CYRIL MADLALA
Main photo: Before the rains came to Msinga. Photo by Rauri Alcock

After the Drought: The rains have come to Msinga, but the devastation still remains

By Y VANDERHAEGHEN & D HORNBY
Photo: Members of Julius Malema's Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) (in red) clash with security officials after being ordered out of the chamber during President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address in Cape Town, February 12, 2015.  REUTERS/Rodger Bosch/Pool

Sona: Under the shadow of the securocrats

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party speaks during an interview with Reuters in Johannesburg, January 27, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Malema: We have the right to criticise anyone

By News24
Photo by Herbstrose via Flickr.

Letters to The Editor: Responses to Tokelo Nhlapo

By Daily Maverick
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The illegals’ guide to crossing the South African border

By BHEKI C. SIMELANE
Photo: The Black Rod for the National Council of Provinces and the National Assembly Mace are carried out of the National Assembly as the joint sitting comes to an end in Cape Town December 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Wessels

Missing in inaction: Inspector General of Intelligence and Information Regulator

By Alison Tilley
Photo: Public Protector Thuli Madonsela (Greg Nicolson)

Bua Mzansi: Preparing for the next Public Protector

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: School children sing as they wait to welcome South Africa's teenage 800 metres world champion Caster Semenya at the O.R Tambo international airport in Johannesburg August 25, 2009. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

The Forgotten Half: What about the students who didn’t make it to matric?

By Pippa Green
Photo: Radiant Johannesburg by Pascal Parent via Flickr.

Op-Ed: Government needs private sector to refresh SA Connect

By MARIAN SHINN
Photo: Electricity pylons are seen near Arnot Power Station's cooling towers, east of Middelburg in Mpumalanga province, September 8 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko.

NERSA hearings: Thousands oppose Eskom’s price increases

By EE PUBLISHERS
Photo: City Hall at Market Square in Port Elizabeth (Wikimedia Commons, by Matthew Roth)

Port Elizabeth: Home Affairs risks contempt of court after missing refugee centre deadline

By Simon Allison
Photo: Abdullah bin Khalifah Stadium, Doha, Qatar – 30/01/16: FIFA vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan (R) stands with Tokyo Sexwale, chairman of the FIFA Monitoring Committee. REUTERS/Ibraheem Al Omari

Football: Tokyo, Out of Africa

By Ismail Lagardien
Photo: Marius Fransman (Wikimedia Commons)

Op-Ed: Marius Fransman's sexual assault charges - why the delay?

By Marianne Thamm
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Video: Evita's Free Speech - Episode 20

By Pieter-Dirk Uys