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25 August 2016 13:27 (South Africa)
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The day the Cape winelands burned

  • Rebecca Davis & Kate Stegeman
    Rebecca Davis & Kate Stegeman
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Photo: President Jacob Zuma (Reuters)

President Zuma: I do not have powers to stop investigations

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
Photo: Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan (Sapa)

Gordhan: 'Stop the bloody nonsense'

By Greg Nicolson
A Canadair plane fights a forest fire in Andreus, Abrantes municipality, Portugal, 23 August 2016. 288 firemen, 82 land vehicles and 5 planes are working to extinguish this fire. EPA/PAULO CUNHA

While you were sleeping: 25 August 2016

By John Stupart
Photo of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela by Greg Nicolson.

Madonsela disappointed her deputy Malunga did not make the cut

By News24
Photo of Pravin Gordhan by Greg Nicolson.

Hawks vs Gordhan: The pushback begins as civil society rallies support for finance minister

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Parks Tau, Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, speaks during the workshop ‘Learning from Leading Cities’ at the Annual Meeting 2014 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, January 23, 2014. (WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM/swiss-image.ch/Photo Jolanda Flubacher)

ANC: Divided. Confused. No plan. (Except in Gauteng)

By Stephen Grootes
Photo by Moyan Brenn via Flickr.

Analysis: Sugar tax – sweet deal or sour consequences?

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane (YouTube via TechCentral)

And then there was one: The woman likely to be the next Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane

By Marianne Merten
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Hawks vs Gordhan: Statement by Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
Photo: South Africa's Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaks to President Jacob Zuma (R) during closing remarks during the 5th BRICS Summit in Durban, March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

An open letter to the President from the members of Business Leadership South Africa

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
Photo: The Hawks' acting head General Berning Ntlemeza (Lucky Nxumalo for Netwerk24)

Daily Maverick’s 28 questions for the Hawks

By Marianne Thamm
Segments of the new shows are demonstrated during a press event in the 23-metre dome of the Zeiss-Grossplanetarium in Berlin, Germany, 23 August 2016. After 2 years of renovation work, the planetarium is to reopen on 25 August. EPA/JENS KALAENE

While you were sleeping: 24 August 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma (L), who is also the president of the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), gestures next to his Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa during the party's 104th anniversary celebrations in Rustenburg January 9, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Hazard ahead: ANC wounded, Zuma unpredictable, Gordhan targeted

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Forgive us, Judge Dredd.

TRAINSPOTTER: Judge Dredd — will Jacob Zuma, the ANC and Siraj Desai unprotect the public?

By Richard Poplak
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Podcast: First Person, Ep. 04 – Backyard Addiction

By Marianne Thamm
Main photo: Caster Semenya is congratulated by swimmers Cameron van der Burgh and Chad le Clos. On the far left is 24-year-old Henri Schoeman from Durban who claimed bronze in the men’s triathlon.

GroundUp: In photos – Fans greet South African Olympians

By GroundUp
Photo: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi addresses a media briefing at ahead of her department’s budget vote, 15 July 2014. (Photo: GCIS)

Op-Ed: Faith Muthambi goes to Parliament

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Supporters arrive to listen to the leader of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party, President Jacob Zuma, addressing the party’s final pre-election rally in Johannesburg, South Africa, 31 July 2016. EPA/CORNELL TUKIRI

LGE2016 debate: Problem, WHAT problem? The numbers look good to us, ANC tells Parliament

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Finance minister Pravin Gordhan, the Hawks head Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza. (SAPA)

BREAKING: SARS Wars Endgame – Hawks order Pravin Gordhan and others to “present” themselves

By Marianne Thamm
A handout picture provided by the Bundesregierung on 22 August 2016 shows Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (C), French President Francois Hollande (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) during a press conference at the end of their meeting on the Italian military ship 'Garibaldi' near Ventotene Island, Tirreno sea, Italy, 22 August 2016. The leaders of Italy, France and Germany went to one of the birthplaces of European unity in a symbolic bid to relaunch the European project following Britain's decision to leave the EU. EPA/Guido Bergmann / Bundesregierung / Handout HANDOUT EDITORIAL

While you were sleeping: 23 August 2016

By John Stupart
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: Does the ANC face defeat in 2019?

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Wayde van Niekerk (C) of South Africa on his way to win the men’s 400m final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 14 August 2016. Van Niekerk set a new World Record time of 43.03 seconds. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Analysis: Olympics success shows SA could be an Olympic powerhouse. Over to you, Sascoc.

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: The new Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba (Greg Nicolson)

Mayor Herman Mashaba: We’ll bring change to Joburg

By Greg Nicolson
Photo by Jan Klívar via Flickr.

Cricket: The poor sods just can’t catch a break

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: President Jacob Zuma jokes with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the National Conference of the  African National Congress (ANC) in Bloemfontein December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Zuma takes charge of state-owned entities – but where does this leave Ramaphosa?

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Caster Semenya of South Africa on her way to win the women's 800m Final race of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22 August 2016. EPA/YOAN VALAT

Sport and gender: Can of worms, open

By Marelise van der Merwe
Zsofia Foldhazi from Hungary falls off horse Christino during the Show Jumping of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Modern Pentathlon events in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 19 August 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

While you were sleeping: 22 August 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema (L) and DA Parliamentary Leader Mmusi Maimane are seen during a debate in Parliament on President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address, Wednesday, 18 June 2014. Picture: GCIS/SAPA

Young Blood vs Dead Wood: Where are the ANC’s Maimanes and Malemas?

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: The ANC’s Parks Tau, DA’s Herman Mashaba and EFF’s Floyd Shivambu at Daily Maverick’s The Gathering, 11 June 2016, VodaWorld, Midrand. (Greg Nicolson)

Battleground Metros: Joburg’s D-Day dawns

By Greg Nicolson