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25 July 2016 04:20 (South Africa)
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DA's new member: more whimper than bang?

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    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 was set to give the closing address at the ANC's Mangaung conference Friday before the power went out. Mangaung, Free State, South Africa, 20 December 2012. (Photo Greg Nicolson/NewsFire)

LGE 2016: ANC claws back with race baiting, veterans and the dab

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Pretoria by E via Flickr

Op-Ed: What’s in a (street) Name? Pretoria belongs to ALL who live in it

By Princess Magopane

Book review: Does South Africa have a foreign policy?

By Simon Allison
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: AIDS-free baby girls face infection in their teens

Photo: Wayde Van Niekerk (C) of South Africa wins the men’s 400m final during the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium, also known as Bird’s Nest, in Beijing, China, 26 August 2015. EPA/SRDJAN SUKI

Rio 2016: South Africa at the Games – all the times, events and highlights

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Floyd Shivambu, deputy president of the Economic Freedom Fighters (Greg Nicolson)

TRAINSPOTTER: EFF’s Floyd Shivambu –  the man behind the Man behind the Man

By Richard Poplak
Photo: South African health workers stand in what resembles a graveyard during the 2016 International Aids Conference at the Durban International Conference Centre, in Durban, South Africa, 19 July 2016. EPA/KEVIN SUTHERLAND

Health-e News: AIDS 2016 – Glimmers of hope and sobering setbacks

Photo: DA’s Mmusi Maimane, ANC’s Jacob Zuma.

Op-Ed: The final 10 days, with party turbulence ahead

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the Education Awards ceremony held in Sandton, Johannesburg, 22 January 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

KwaZulu-Natal: All quiet on the eastern front as Ramaphosa meets ‘clever blacks’

Photo: Opening of Medupi Unit 6 Power Station, 30 Aug 2015. (GCIS)

Understanding the cost of electricity from Medupi, Kusile and IPPs

By Chris Yelland
Photo: President Jacob Zuma campaigns in Cape Tow, 21 July 2016. (Marianne Merten)

Zuma electioneers in Cape Town, with Fransman in tow: ‘The DA has failed Cape Town’

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Aids patient Sannah Seetotale (R) waits to receive her food from volunteer worker Matshidiso Masuku in Orange Farm in Johannesburg November 29, 2006.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA)

GroundUp: Disappointing study results show how difficult HIV prevention is

By GroundUp
Photo: South Africa’s Caster Semenya (C) competes in the women’s 800m race at the Mohammed VI IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rabat, Morocco, 22 May 2016. EPA/ABDELHAK SENNA

Rio Olympics: How do 2016 world track leading times compare to the records?

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, 15 April 2014. EPA/ALON SKUY / POOL

Murder, Inc: NPA appeals Oscar’s ‘shockingly lenient’ six-year sentence

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Zimbabwean counterpart Robert Mugabe (R) after arriving in Harare, Zimbabwe, 01 December 2015. EPA/AARON UFUMELI

ISS Today: As Mugabe fights for his political future, why is China so silent?

By Simon Allison
Photo by Coralie Ferreira, via Flickr

Op-Ed: Finding the sweet spot in Sugar Tax

Photo: President Jacob Zuma accompanied by Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Jeff Radebe and International relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Marius Fransman at the Human Rights Day commemoration in Mbekweni, Paarl in the Western Cape, 21 March 2013. (Photo: GCIS)

The Untouchables: Is Marius Fransman back in the game?

By Marianne Thamm

While you were sleeping: 21 July 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Long Island Solar Farm (Brookhaven National Laboratory via Flickr)

The roles of private sector IPPs and Eskom in renewable energy: An interview with the South African Renewable Energy Council

By Chris Yelland
Photo: The lost mariners – Anthony Murray, Reginald “Reg” Robertson

Bigger than the weather: A corporate cover-up on the high seas

By Kevin Bloom
Photo by Nick Thompson via Flickr.

Op-Ed: Hlaudi’s Humpty Dumpty Day

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Outside: Hlaudi Motsoeneng (Steven Lang); Inside: 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

SABC buckles, but crisis isn’t broken

By Greg Nicolson
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

South Africa in crisis: Is there a way out?

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Lucky, the JMPD employee who was caught on camera selling a driver’s licence to a client, is confronted by GroundUp.

GroundUp: Official who offered bribe for driver’s licence suspended

By GroundUp
Photo: South African Health Minister Manto Tshabala-Msimang addresses a media briefing in Cape Town February 12, 2002. Tshabala-Msimang said that the South African government was not yet ready to expand the provision of anti-retroviral drugs in State hospitals to prevent mother to child transmission of the AIDS virus. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Africa Check: A round-up of fake AIDS ‘cures’

A firefighter stands at a road block in Wuerzburg, Germany, 18 July 2016. Reports state that a man allegedly wielding an axe injured multiple passengers on a regional train in Wuerzburg. EPA/Karl-Josef Hildenbrand

While you were sleeping: 20 July 2016

By John Stupart
Original Photo: SABC Hlaudi Motsoeneng (Sapa)

Hlaudi’s Kill Bill: The slippery slide towards manipulating the news

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Farmworkers are seen at a farm in Eikeihof outside Johannesburg September 30, 2008. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Landmark ruling provides legal clarity for women’s right to tenure on farms

By Marianne Thamm
Aids activists have been sounding the alarm that the withdrawal of health funding from middle income countries (MICS) will result in a failure to meet global goals to end the epidemic. This concern is one of many that have surfaced in the “post-aid” era, which refers to the dwindling number of countries classified as poor by the World Bank. By JULIA GREENBERG.

Op-Ed: Decisions in the Dark? Global Health Financing in the Post-Aid Era

By Julia Greenberg