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25 October 2016 17:27 (South Africa)
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SA's gay hate crimes: An epidemic of violence less recognised

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    Rebecca Davis

    Rebecca Davis studied at Rhodes University and Oxford before working in lexicography at the Oxford English Dictionary. After deciding she’d rather make up words than define them, she returned to South Africa in 2011 to write for the Daily Maverick, which has been a magnificilious decision.  

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Photo: President Jacob Zuma and Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan during a meeting with business and labour leaders at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. South Africa. 09/05/2016. Siyabulela Duda (GCIS)

NPA vs Gordhan: Fatal disregard of law will make case go down in history

By Marianne Thamm

Op-Ed: There is another way out of South Africa’s ICC dilemma

By Anton du Plessis & Simon Allison

Op-Ed: A betrayal to the spirit of 1994

By Wilmot James

Zuma’s True Expendables

By Stephen Grootes

Op-Ed: Leaving the ICC, going over to the dark side

By Paul Hoffman

GroundUp: Disabled students protest against police on Wits

By GroundUp

Analysis: What's in the Hate Bill?

By Greg Nicolson

Op-Ed: South Africa is turning its back on international criminal justice

By Bonita Meyersfeld

Analysis: Abandoning the ICC is South Africa’s Brexit moment

By Simon Allison

Video: Evita's Free Speech, Ep.61 – Evita on ANC rumours, catty gossips and real news

By Pieter-Dirk Uys

ANC Blowback: Mthembu breaks conspiracy of silence, while Zuma-Abrahams meeting raises alarm

By Ranjeni Munusamy

DA: ConCourt must declare ICC withdrawal illegal

By Greg Nicolson

Letter to the editor: Sidley is asking blacks to be good, even if it kills them

By Tokelo Nhlapo

Op-Ed: Withdrawal from the ICC – Curious and questionable

By Angela Mudukuti

Video: Between the Lines – Belinda Bozzoli, does the ANC want universities to fall?

By John Matisonn

Health-E News: Fighting for food as costs soar


Things fall apart: Downward pressure as ANC government loses its grip

By Stephen Grootes

Parks Tau’s second act is reward for a job well done in Joburg

Photo: A photo provided by the South African Government Information Service shows South Africa's President Jacob Zuma (L) speaking to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (R) attending a session of the 24th African Union Summit of the NEPAD Heads of State/Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) at the African Union Headquaters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 29 January 2011.  EPA/Ntswe Mokoena.

Justice minister confirms ICC exit, defends the indefensible

By Simon Allison
Tourists walk on the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon Glass Bridge in Zhangjiajie City, Hunan Province, central China, 20 October 2016. Claimed by China to be the longest and highest glass bridge in the world, the tourist attraction measures 430 metres long, six metres wide and is suspended some 300 metres above ground. The floor of the bridge is made of 99 pieces of reinforced glass. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

While you were sleeping: 21 October 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Anthony Laffor (c) Kennedy Mweene and Thabo Nthethe of Mamelodi Sundowns celebrates celebrates a victory during the 2016 Caf Champions League Final match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Zamalek at Lucas Moripe Stadium, Pretoria on 15 October 2016©Samuel Shivambu/Backpagepix

Onside/Offside: The Sporting Week that was, October 16-21

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: A student marches with various other universities to the Union Buildings during ongoing protests against the cost of higher education in Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 October 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Countdown to disaster: Leaders fiddle as SA spirals towards upheaval

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Main photo: Former Wits SRC president Shaeera Kalla is helped into an ambulance by her father and a paramedic after being shot multiple times in the back with rubber bullets by the police.

GroundUp: Student leader Shaeera Kalla shot multiple times by police

By GroundUp

Holy Trinity Catholic Church: No Peace, No Space

By Russell Pollitt
Photo: Mothership (Villach, 2008) by Eugenio Azzola via Flickr.

Op-Ed: Science is not unAfrican – but there is a prejudice towards African science

Photo: Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir (L) welcomes South Africa's President Jacob Zuma in Khartoum July 8, 2011. Zuma will be attending South Sudan's independence day celebrations on Saturday. REUTERS/Stringer

South Africa begins process to exit International Criminal Court

By Simon Allison
Photo: Eskom's Arnot power station (Wikimedia Commons)

amaBhungane: R587m in six hours – how Eskom paid for Gupta mine

Main photo: Miners demonstrate outside the court where the landmark silicosis hearings were held. Photo: Dean Peacock

GroundUp: Silicosis case – thousands of women could lose out

By GroundUp
Photo: Alex Hotz, Zola Shokane and two other protesters in animated discussion on the night paintings were burnt at UCT. In court papers Hotz said she had a conversation with other protesters ‘about the wisdom of burning the art’. Photo: Ashleigh Furlong

GroundUp: SCA dismisses UCT’s ‘Shackville Five’ application

By GroundUp