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Fist of fury: ANC vows to block the Zuma motion of no confidence

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    Sipho Hlongwane is a writer and columnist for Daily Maverick. His other work interests also include motoring, music and technology, for which he has some awards. In a previous life, he drove forklift trucks, hosted radio shows, waited tables, and was once bitten by a large monitor lizard on his ankle. It hurt a lot. Arsenal Football Club is his only permanent obsession.

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Photo of President Jacob Zuma by Greg Nicolson.

Africa Check: Did Zuma get his SONA 2016 facts straight?

By AFRICA CHECK
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma arrives with Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete to give his State of the Nation address at the opening session of Parliament in Cape Town, February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

State of the Nation 2016: Commotion, crisis of credibility and the great appeasement

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Main photo: Public Protector Thuli Madonsela gave brief interviews outside Parliament on Thursday after her report into the president's Nkandla home was the focus at the Constitutional Court on Tuesday. (Greg Nicolson)

In photos: SONA 2016

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party leader Julius Malema speaks to journalists after being ordered to leave the parliamentary chamber during President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address in Cape Town, February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

SONA 2016: A cordon sanitaire and a few unexpected guests in the gallery

By Marianne Merten
Photo: South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Jacob Zuma stand before the State of the Nation address at the opening session of Parliament in Cape Town, February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Trainspotter: SONA 2016 – behold the Zombie Apocalypse

By Richard Poplak
Photo: South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Jacob Zuma stand before the State of the Nation address at the opening session of Parliament in Cape Town, February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

SONA 2016: Underwhelmed, opposition parties give Zuma a Zero

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Eskom's electric pylons are pictured in Soweto, southwest of Johannesburg, March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Op-Ed: Eskom is beyond the tipping point. What's next?

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Letter to the Editor: “F**k White People”? Seriously?

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Bye Bye Baby: More tribute than fan-fare

By Lesley Stones
President Jacob Zuma responds to his political rivals in Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday, 20 February 2014 following his State-of-the-Nation address. Zuma was replying to the commentary on the address he delivered last Thursday. Picture: GCIS/SAPA

State of the Nation Address 2016

By President Jacob Zuma
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
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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

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