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9 February 2016 00:55 (South Africa)
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The day the Cape winelands burned

  • Rebecca Davis & Kate Stegemann
    Rebecca Davis & Kate Stegemann
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Photo: The Black Rod for the National Council of Provinces and the National Assembly Mace are carried out of the National Assembly as the joint sitting comes to an end in Cape Town December 9, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Wessels

Missing in inaction: Inspector General of Intelligence and Information Regulator

By Alison Tilley
Photo: Public Protector Thuli Madonsela (Greg Nicolson)

Bua Mzansi: Preparing for the next Public Protector

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: School children sing as they wait to welcome South Africa's teenage 800 metres world champion Caster Semenya at the O.R Tambo international airport in Johannesburg August 25, 2009. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

The Forgotten Half: What about the students who didn’t make it to matric?

By Pippa Green
Photo: Radiant Johannesburg by Pascal Parent via Flickr.

Op-Ed: Government needs private sector to refresh SA Connect

Photo: Electricity pylons are seen near Arnot Power Station's cooling towers, east of Middelburg in Mpumalanga province, September 8 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko.

NERSA hearings: Thousands oppose Eskom’s price increases

Photo: City Hall at Market Square in Port Elizabeth (Wikimedia Commons, by Matthew Roth)

Port Elizabeth: Home Affairs risks contempt of court after missing refugee centre deadline

By Simon Allison
Photo: Abdullah bin Khalifah Stadium, Doha, Qatar – 30/01/16: FIFA vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan (R) stands with Tokyo Sexwale, chairman of the FIFA Monitoring Committee. REUTERS/Ibraheem Al Omari

Football: Tokyo, Out of Africa

By Ismail Lagardien
Photo: Marius Fransman (Wikimedia Commons)

Op-Ed: Marius Fransman's sexual assault charges - why the delay?

By Marianne Thamm

Video: Evita's Free Speech - Episode 20

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Grain silos stand behind fields near Coligny, South Africa, in this picture taken January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Sydney Seshibedi

Op-Ed: SA Government's numbers game

By Marianne Merten
Photo: ANC President Jacob Zuma speaks at the ANC Youth League National Conference,  26 November 2013. (Greg Nicolson)

Op-Ed: It is all about political capital

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: President Jacob Zuma in Parliament during SONA2015, 13 February 2015. (Greg Nicolson)

Target Zuma: What is the EFF’s post #PayBackTheMoney game plan?

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: My Mom's Hands by Ann via Flickr.

Health-E News: The Age of Alzheimer’s

Photo: Godfrey Cleinwerck, the sergeant-at-arms of South Africa’s first democratic Parliament. (Benny Gool)

Obituary: Godfrey Cleinwerck

By Marianne Merten

Friends of JZ Trust ready to help Zuma pay back the money on Nkandla

By News24
Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson pose for photographers at the screening of Zoolander 2 at a cinema in central London, February 4, 2016. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

While you were sleeping: TGIF 5 February 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Left to right, Edith, Cecile and Hildegard Robinski

The silence of trauma: A Holocaust story finds unique roots and resonance in South Africa

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Jacob Zuma (L), leader of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC), chats with Julius Malema, president of African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL), at the Pietermaritzburg high court outside Durban August 4, 2008. Zuma appeared in court to push for the dismissal of a corruption case. Over 1,000 supporters demonstrated outside the high court in Pietermaritzburg to denounce charges they say are politically motivated and to try to stop Zuma from being put on trial later in the year. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA)

Jacob Zuma and Julius Malema: A collision course made in Nkandla

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Koeberg Nuclear Station (Photo by Jim Sher via Flickr)

Westinghouse opposes Eskom, Areva appeal to Constitutional Court, and lodges counter appeal

Photo: Chabelley Airport in Djibouti is an example of US military build-up in Africa and has been used since 2013 as temporary base for unmanned aircraft.

Q&A: Inside America’s military build-up in Africa

By Simon Allison
Photo: EFF leader Julius Malema speaks at a press conference ahead of the party's court challenge on President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla private residence and days before the president's state of the nation address. (Greg Nicolson)

Trainspotter: Malema's new war game – #PayBackThe Money meets #GuptasMustGo

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Vineyards sit beneath hills at a farm near Stellenbosch, in the country's wine producing region, South Africa, November 13, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

South African wines could be smoked out by fire and lack of rain

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo from top left clockwise: Khosi Nkosi from Johannesburg, Truck Driver Rodney Masina from Carolina in Mpumalanga, Student Thabo Mudau from Soweto, Student Omphemetse Monnana from Orange Farm, Abubakr Thapelo Amad, President Jacob Zuma.

South Africans react to President Zuma’s #PayBackTheMoney offer

Photo: Julius Malema, President and Commander in Chief of the Economic Freedom Fighters (Greg Nicolson)

Editorial: Nothing justifies threats against journalists

By Daily Maverick
Main photo: “Umbrella” of wires. (Chris Yelland)

Op-Ed: Safety last and no power to the people

Photo: South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma (R) hugs then the ANC Youth League president Julius Malema (L) after a signing ceremony committing parties to the electoral code of conduct in Midrand, north of Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 March 2009. EPA/JON HRUSA

The Politics of Zuma's #PayBackTheMoney offer

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: A general view of the Nkandla home (behind the huts) of South Africa's President Jacob Zuma in Nkandla August 2, 2012.  REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Trainspotter: The Moveable Palace — Jacob Zuma and his Great Nkandla Dodge

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Desert Leader by Hamed Saber, via Flickr

Op-Ed: Are non-profit leaders different from business leaders?

By Shelagh Gastrow
Photo: The ANC Secretary-General, Gwede Mantashe (Greg Nicolson)

Op-Ed: Gwede Mantashe's nuclear mischievousness

By Geoff Davies