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1 May 2016 19:08 (South Africa)
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Malema slices into Zuma, and cuts himself

  • 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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Vavi joins EFF as interim head

By Daily Maverick Stuff Reporter
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma reacts during a discussion titled 'The Future of Africa's Democracies' at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 07 May 2010, on the last day of the 3-day meeting. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

High Court on Zuma's corruption charges: Not The End, but Damning

By Greg Nicolson
Five cows look for food as they stand on a snow-covered meadow near Degenfeld, Germany, 26 April 2016. Parts of Germany have been hit by heavy snowfall.  EPA/JAN-PHILIPP STROBEL

While you were sleeping: 29 April 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma arrives at a plenary session of the Africa-South America Summit in Margarita Island September 27, 2009. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi urged African and South American leaders on Saturday to strive for a new world order countering Western economic dominance. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Untrusted and Unpresidential: How low can the Zuma presidency go?

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi speaks at a news conference in Johannesburg, Thursday, 25 August 2011 following a meeting of their central executive committee. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Vavi’s May Day call: New labour federation set for weekend launch

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Big Brother from George Orwell’s 1984.

Pretty Vacant: Parliament Oversight's oversight to filling key intelligence post

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Minister of Police Nathi Nhleko during a media briefing update on ‘Rogue Unit’ Investigations held at the Imbizo Media Centre in Cape Town. (Photo: GCIS)

Police minister gifts Hawks a R1.4bn nest egg, but will it guarantee independence?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South Africa’s bowling coach Allan Donald laughs after an interview before Thursday’s first cricket test match against England at the Oval cricket ground in London July 18, 2012. REUTERS/Philip Brown

Cricket: Allan Donald’s excellent Australian adventure

By Antoinette Muller
Businessman Tokyo Sexwale addresses journalists in Cape Town October 25, 2007. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

An open letter to Ajay Gupta: Lessons for business-government interactions

By TOKYO SEXWALE
A South African woman looks out the window of a derelict building as she watches thousands of South Africans protesting against president Jacob Zuma through the streets of Cape Town, South Africa 27 April 2016. Tens of thousands of South Africans protested across the country against president Zuma. The embattled president surrounded by corruption scandals has most recently been found guilty by South Africa's highest court the Constitutional Court for speding state funds on his private residence Nkandla. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

While you were sleeping: 28 April 2016

By John Stupart
Main photo: Students burn art belonging to UCT.(Ashleigh Furlong for GroundUp)

Letter to the Editor from a ‘Taliban’ at UCT

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
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Analysis: South Africa’s CPI reveals how volatile inflation hurts the poorest

By Patrick Kelly
Photo: South Africa’s Temba Bavuma (left) and Kagiso Rabada celebrate the wicket of England’s Nick Compton (not in picture) during the second cricket test match in Cape Town, South Africa, January 2, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Analysis: It’s our thinking about transformation in sport that needs to be transformed

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Thousands of South Africans take to the streets of Cape Town in protest against President Jacob Zuma, calling for his resignation on the Freedom Day public holiday in Cape Town, South Africa 27 April 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Welcome to The Age of Treason

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Minister of State Security David Mahlobo during a Pre-Budget Vote Media Briefing, 5 May 2015. (SIYABULELA DUDA/GCIS)

Op-Ed: You are insulting our intelligence, Minister Mahlobo

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: President Jacob Zuma introduces Minister of State Security David Mahlobo to President of Angola Josѐ Eduardo Dos Santos on arrival. President Zuma is on a working visit to Angola. The President is accompanied by the Minister of State Security, Mr David Mahlobo. 24/11/2015 (Photo: GCIS)

The Sinister Securocracy: Mahlobo chills the nation’s spine

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Participants in The People’s Assembly made up of civil society leaders and ordinary people hold placards as they take part in a rally to pressure the government into impeaching or demanding the resignation of South African President Zuma, Johannesburg, South Africa, 27 April 2016. About 75 civil society groups including those from churches, Corruption Watch and Section 27, are united in calling for the resignation of the president after he was found by the Constitutional Court to have illegally benefitted from upgrades to his personal homestead known as Nkandla. EPA/CORNELL TUKIRI

Rise or Fall: This is the start of the anti-Zuma protests, claim leaders

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Collen Maine (Simphiwe Nkwali / Sunday Times)

TRAINSPOTTER: ANC Youth League, Maine edition - Fake young fake revolutionaries in fake rage

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Minister of Police Nathi Nhleko and State Security Minister David Mahlobo during a media briefing update on "Rogue Unit" Investigations held at the Imbizo Media Centre in Cape Town, 2 March 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Parliamentary Diary: Ministers of Police and State Security on freedom of speech (and Julius Malema)

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Marius Fransman (GCIS)

Marius Fransman sexual assault charges and the sounds of deafening silence

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South African Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula attends a press conference at Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 17 March 2016. EPA/SUMAYA HISHAM

Op-Ed: Fikile Mbalula waves his big transformation stick

By Stephen Grootes
Photo:South African Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula speaks during a press conference at the Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 17 March 2016. Mbalula wants to ban four of South Africa’s sporting federations from hosting or bidding for international events after failing to meet their targets. EPA/SUMAYA HISHAM

Mbalula’s ban: A radical wake-up call with a short-sighted solution

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (L) is seen meeting with leaders of opposition parties at Tuynhuys in Cape Town on Tuesday, 18 November 2014. The opposition members who met Ramaphosa for more than two hours included Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane, EFF MP Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala, the United Democratic Movement’s Bantu Holomisa, the African Christian Democratic Party’s Kenneth Meshoe, the Congress of the People’s Mosiuoa Lekota, and the Freedom Front Plus’s Pieter Mulder. Picture: Department of Communications (DoC)/SAPA

Op-Ed: Coalition democracy is coming to SA

By Stephen Grootes
Photo of SA Parliament by Bertrand Duperrin, via Flickr

R1.8-million later: When Parliament embarks on a bad trip

By Marianne Merten
Photo: UDM leader Bantu Holomisa (UDM photo)

Campaign trail: UDM’s Bantu Holomisa takes it to the local level

By Marianne Merten
Main photo: Left: Longo Monzoto sits in her salon before it was looted. Right: Monzoto’s shop after the looting. Photos supplied

GroundUp: Why didn’t police stop looting of immigrant shops in Dunoon?

By GroundUp
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: Freedom is a constant struggle

By Raymond Suttner
German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives US President Barack Obama (L) at Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover, Germany, 24 April 2016. President Obama is on a two-day visit to Germany. EPA/KAY NIETFELD

While you were sleeping: 25 April 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: SunEdison website front page.

Analysis: SA’s Department of Energy in a quandary as SunEdison files for bankruptcy protection

By CHRIS YELLAND & PIERRE POTGIETER