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14 October 2015 04:06 (South Africa)
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The day the Cape winelands burned

  • Rebecca Davis & Kate Stegemann
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Photo: Faith Mutambi, Communications Minister

Digital terrestrial TV: The ANC has lost faith in Muthambi

By Stephen Grootes

Photo: (Front row, L to R) Newly sworn-in ICC judges Marc Perrin de Brichambaut (France), Piotr Hofmanski (Poland), Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua (Democratic Republic of Congo), Bertram Schmitt (Germany), Peter Kovacs (Hungary) and Chang-ho Chung (Republic of Korea) attend their swearing-in ceremony at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, the Netherlands, 10 March 2015. Sitting in background (2-L) is ICC President judge Sang-Hyun Song. Others are not identified. EPA/KOEN VAN WEEL

Op-Ed: ANC can only change ICC from within

By Angela Mudukuti

Photo: ANC supporters celebrate during victory celebrations at Nasrec in Johannesburg, April 24, 2009. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

The curious case of the missing ANC members – and the crisis plan to win them back

By Ranjeni Munusamy

Photo: Early morning light catches rainway carriages as they wait for the Monday morning rush hour at the Johannesburg station, South Africa, 18 November 2007.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Op-Ed: South Africa's cities need to work much better

By Dirk de Vos

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

Are 41% of South African FET college students HIV positive?


Photo: An abortion services poster on an electric box in Mfuleni. Photo by Masixole Feni.

GroundUp: Abortion stigma harms thousands of young women

By GroundUp

Photo: Julius Malema at the EFF congress, University of Free State, Bloemfontein, 15 December 2014 (Greg Nicolson/Daily Maverick)

Power dressing: What does EFF imagery communicate?

By Raymond Suttner

Photo: African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazna Dlamini-Zuma speaks during a press conference to discuss 'Agenda 2063' at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 29 January 2014. EPA/DANIEL GETACHEW

Analysis: Is Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma the woman for the job of president?

By Rebecca Davis


Travelling the Eastern Cape: Spekboom, windmills and hope


Photo: Refugees are evicted by police officers from the side of a major road in Johannesburg, South Africa, 28 July 2008. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Future imperfect: Migration goes South

By J Brooks Spector

Photo: A woman walks past Aids awareness posters in Durban, South Africa, 01 December 2011. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

HIV vaccine could be a reality soon, say researchers

By Marelise van der Merwe

Photo: (LEFT) A file photo dated 05 November 3014 showing French economist and author of the book 'Capital', Thomas Piketty attending a meeting in the Dutch Senate in The Hague. EPA/BART MAAT, (RIGHT) South African President Jacob Zuma attends the BRICS summit in Ufa, the capital of Bashkortostan republic, Russia, 09 July 2015. EPA/IVAN SEKRETAREV / POOL

Analysis: Could the ANC’s proposed ‘wealth tax’ work?

By Rebecca Davis

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

Op-Ed: Is it possible to change the powers or boundaries of South Africa's provinces?

By Pierre de Vos


Cartoon: Jerm's World


Nanabezi Mgoduswa (59) at his home in Bizana, Eastern Cape. He is an applicant in the silicosis case starting in the South Gauteng High Court. Mgoduswa worked on the mines for 14 years and has silicosis and drug ­resistant tuberculosis. He has received no compensation. Photograph by Thom Pierce.

GroundUp Op-Ed: Will South Africa's gold miners get justice?

By GroundUp

Photo by sanna.tugend via Flickr

Health-E News: Mental health – the poor, crazy stepchild


Foreign nationals and members of various South African civil society groups take part in an anti-xenophobia march through Cape Town, South Africa, 22 April 2015.  EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Labour migration – South Africa must make more progress

By Zaheera Jinnah

Photo: Solidarity summit delegates pose with Oom Paul (via Twitter)

Back to the future: Afrikaners unveil R3.5-billion plan to secure future autonomy

By Marianne Thamm

South African President Jacob Zuma dances at the victory rally of his ruling African National Congress (ANC) party in Johannesburg May 10, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Operation Clean Up and Attack: ANC NGC’s new survival strategy

By Ranjeni Munusamy


ANC NGC, Day Three: Something different this way comes

By Stephen Grootes


ANC NGC, Day Two: A different story to tell

By Stephen Grootes

ANC NGC, Day One

ANC NGC, Day One: Kingmakers, falling membership and the security services under spotlight

By Stephen Grootes


ANC NGC: Zuma, Mantashe ring alarm bells as membership plunges by 37%

By Ranjeni Munusamy


ANC National General Council: Feel it, it is here

By Stephen Grootes


Supreme Court of Appeal judgment: A confirmation of Public Protector’s powers

By Rebecca Davis


Maimane takes anti-corruption fight to Chancellor House

By Greg Nicolson


Cosatu march: For Who, for What?



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PW Botha: Racism has become a fine art

By Pieter-Dirk Uys