Danger: mind-broadening ahead
25 September 2016 07:26 (South Africa)
South Africa

FIVE MINUTES: South Africa

  • Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
    Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
SA briefs 2

Yahoo hack hit 500 mn users, likely 'state sponsored'

By AFP
A marquee advertises the opportunity to watch the upcoming US presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, at the American City Diner in Washington, DC, USA, 21 September 2016. The first of three presidential debates takes place on 26 September at New York's Hofstra University. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

While you were sleeping: 23 September 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: NPA Chief Shaun Abrahams (Left, GCIS) Hawks chief General Berning Ntlemeza (CityPress)

Analysis: For Hawks and NPA some crimes are more of a priority than others

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Jacob Zuma congratulates the new Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane. 23 september 2015. (Photo: GCIS)

Zupta Contagion: Hard questions ANC must ask, but can’t

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: A herd of elephants gather at a watering hole inside Hwange National Park, about 840 km outside Harare, October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

amaBhungane: Threat to Africa’s elephants a headache for CoP17

By AMABHUNGANE
Main photo: A PhD student holds a placard at Thursday’s protest outside Parliament. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Students and academics picket at Parliament

By GroundUp
Photo: Cricket - New Zealand v South Africa - second cricket test match - Centurion Park, Centurion, South Africa - 28/08/2016. South Africa's Temba Bavuma plays a shot. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Cricket: Five talking points ahead of South Africa’s ODI summer

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Giant Flag satellite image

Cactus flag: What if South Africa was a plant?

By Kevin Bloom
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Letter to the editor: Parliament is not out of order!

By Daily Maverick
US President Barack Obama (R), shakes hands with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) and Peter Thomson (2-L), President of the 71st session of the General Assembly, after addresses the General Debate of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 20 September 2016. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

While you were sleeping: 22 September

By John Stupart
Photo: Young boys play in a rubbish dump in a township outside Johannesburg, January 25, 2009.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Between The Lines – Colin Bundy: There is a way to fight Poverty

By John Matisonn
Photo: Students from Wits University run as police fire a stun grenade during the 3rd day of #feemustfall demonstration, against fee increases at universities across the country were announced, in Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 September 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Mantashe: I would close down varsities to teach students a lesson

By News24
Photo: ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe (Greg Nicolson)

Mantashe: ANC needs to talk about state capture

By News24
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Podcast: First Person, Ep 5 – The White Sangoma

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: An injured student from Wits University is helped by a fellow student after being injured when police force fired a stun grenade during the 3rd day of #Feemustfall demonstration, against fee increases at universities across the country were announced, in Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 September 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Violence does not work – Wits

By News24
Main photo: Students ran and some fell. It’s unclear but it appears in this picture that an officer helped a student. Police tried to arrest other students, however, who said they had done no wrong. (Greg Nicolson)

In pictures: Police take on Wits students

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma attends a lunch for world leaders during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 20 September 2016. EPA/PETER FOLEY / POOL

ANC and the looming 2019 Shadow: How to get the Elephant out of the Room?

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko (GCIS) and Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza (eNCA)

Own Goal: Minister of Police flouted the law, rendering Hawks head a lame duck

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Sabelo Ngani (Photo by Carolyn Raphaely)

Justice Not Served: Guilty until proven innocent

By Carolyn Raphaely
Photo: South African president, Jacob Zuma during the State Of the Nation Address in Cape Town, South Africa, 12 February 2015. The State of the Nation address was disrupted by the EFF resulting in the party being ordered out of the chamber by security forces.  EPA/RODGER BOSCH/POOL

Op-Ed: How to get out of the Zuma fix we are in?

By Wilmot James
Photo: President Jacob Zuma with Executive Chairperson of the Jacob Zuma Foundation Dudu Myeni on arrival at the student beneficiaries programme graduations at the International Convention Centre in Durban. 4 October 2014  (Photo: GCIS)

SAA: If we don’t fix it someone else will, Deputy Minister of Finance warns

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa speaking about the SoNA at the New Age Business Briefing breakfast at Grandwest in Cape Town. 18/06/2014 Kopano Tlape GCIS

False start for Ramaphosa’s campaign as Cosatu wimps out on official endorsement

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Students from Wits University demonstrate during the second day of #Feemustfall demonstration against the announcement of fee increases at universities across the country, Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 September 2016. The ministry of education announced an eight percent increase of university fees following calls by student demonstrators of no increase. The demonstrations are set to continue. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

#FeesMustFall: South African students reject Nzimande’s subsidy, call for free education

By Greg Nicolson
Photo of Allister Sparks by Media24.

Allister Sparks: An editor in the vanguard of a Golden Age of South African Journalism

By J Brooks Spector
Police and demonstrators clashed in Langa on Tuesday. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks.

GroundUp: Langa hostel dwellers protest against lack of progress

By GroundUp
Main photo: A student from the University of Witwatersrand tries to break through a barricade formed by private security guards. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

In photos: Wits students clash with security

By GroundUp
Student leaders addressed protesting students on UCT campus today. Photo: Ashleigh Furlong

GroundUp: Protesting UCT students reject Nzimande’s fees plan

By GroundUp
Photo: SARS commisioner Tom Moyane, (GCIS) and now suspended SARS Chief Officer of Business and Individual Tax, Jonas Makwakwa (SARS photo)

Analysis: SARS Makwakwa probe – are we heading for another costly, discredited investigation?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Jacob Zuma is seen during a meeting with members of the SA Editors’ Forum at the presidential guesthouse in Pretoria on Friday, 20 February 2015. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Zuma’s legal missteps and malfunctions: The law of unintended consequences strikes again

By Stephen Grootes