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30 November 2015 07:53 (South Africa)
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FIVE MINUTES: South Africa

  • Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
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Young in Prison: One small step out of South Africa’s hellish jails

By Marelise van der Merwe

Photo: Farmers work on a land outside Lichtenburg, a maize-growing area in the North West province, South Africa November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Heidelberg: Farmers face drought with chance of coal mining


Photo: Students march with a banner during a protest at South Africa's Stellenbosch University in Stellenbosch, in this picture taken September 1, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Op-Ed: Language and transformation at Stellenbosch University


Photo: Aftermath of fire in Section E of Masiphumelele.

GroundUp: One thousand homes destroyed in Masiphumelele fire

By GroundUp

Photo by Hernán Piñera.

Health-e: South Africa’s 'other' virus



Analysis: When political opportunism becomes hypocrisy, it often backfires

By Stephen Grootes


St Albans prison: Torture and violence behind the gates, back in court soon

By Carolyn Raphaely


God, Spies and Lies: How journalists, spooks and politicians shaped South Africa

By Marianne Thamm

Photo: Cosatu President S'dumo Dlamini. (Greg Nicolson)

Cosatu Congress: Let’s do the time warp again

By Ranjeni Munusamy

South Africa's Auditor-General (AG) Kimi Makwetu releases the audit results of the country's municipalities for the financial year 2012-13 in Pretoria on Tuesday, 30 July 2014. Picture: GCIS/SAPA

SA Auditor General's report in five figures

By Greg Nicolson

Photo: Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant briefs media on the new minimum wage for farmworkers, 4 February 2013. (GCIS photo)

Cosatu Congress: Oliphant in the room

By Stephen Grootes

Photo: Members of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) burn some 6.9 million pesos ($147,059) worth of marijuana and shabu (also known as methamphetamine) in Camp Bado Dangwa, La Trinidad, Benguet, north of Manila November 6, 2015. REUTERS/Harley Palangchao

The Cannabis Chronicles: What the state really thinks

By Kevin Bloom

Photo: Yandisa Pempele, a resident, picks up rubbish bags at the site of the shack that belonged to one of the Big Five members. Photo by Siyavuya Khaya.

GroundUp: Residents of Khayelitsha take on Big Five

By GroundUp

Photo: Firefighters and police officers were called out this morning to a protest in Site C over electricity cuts. Photo by Masixole Feni.

GroundUp: Khayelitsha residents protest after Metrorail cuts illegal electricity connections

By GroundUp

Photo: A 12th grade class at Khabazela High School pose for a picture in their classroom in eMbo, west of Durban, South Africa, September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Op-Ed: #TextbooksMatter - The state goes to court AGAIN

By GroundUp

Photo: Radovan Krejcir looks on during his court appearance on charges of kidnapping and attempted murder at the Palm Ridge court, December 2, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Reporter's Notebook: Inside Casa Krejcir

By Mandy Wiener

Photo by Vumani Mkhize/EWN.

Cosatu Congress: Fifty shades of irony as Ramaphosa’s flag is raised

By Ranjeni Munusamy


Editorial: SABC & e.tv must air Miners Shot Down

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter

Photo of Judge Edwin Cameron by Andrew Aitchison.

GroundUp: The rabbi, the president and the Palestinians

By GroundUp

Photo: Wolwerivier is about 30km north of Cape Town's CBD. Photo by Masixole Feni.

GroundUp: Audit finds serious problems at Wolwerivier. But will City of Cape Town listen?

By GroundUp

Photo: Former South African president, Nelson Mandela (C) smiles as he arrives with African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma (L) and South Africa's president Thabo Mbeki at the Loftus stadium in Pretoria during an  rally organised by the ANC to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 90th birthday August 2, 2008. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA)

South Africa in crisis: What type of leadership is needed?

By Raymond Suttner

Photo: Children's dolls lie on a bed at a pre-school in Cape Town's Khayelitsha township February 17, 2010. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly.

Gone without a trace: The shocking fate of South Africa’s abandoned children


Photo: An unknown father carries his son as he and his family are evicted from their flat during the evictions of people from the block of flats in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 August 2015. The owner of the block of flats obtained a court order to evict residents from the flats after 'building hijackers' rented flats in the building illegally. Many of the 1500 people evicted claim they where given no warning of the early morning evictions. Flats are often rented to more than one family with the flats being decided up with boards. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

SAHRC: People need access to land and housing


Photo: South African men run from police as rioting and looting was quelled during anti-foreigner violence in Durban April 14, 2015. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Parliamentary report on xenophobic violence talks a lot, says very little

By Greg Nicolson

Photo: Cosatu President S'dumo Dlamini (Greg Nicolson)

Cosatu Congress: Dlamini's dream of a strong fighting federation

By Stephen Grootes

Photo: Cosatu President S'dumo Dlamini and the new General Secretary  Bheki Ntshalintshali. (Photo taken 11 November 2014 by Greg Nicolson)

Cosatu Congress, Day One: Dlamini’s crew re-elected, Fawu stages fight back

By Ranjeni Munusamy


Video: Evita's Free Speech - Episode 5

By Pieter-Dirk Uys

Photo: Left to right: Zwelenzima Vavi (then COSATU Secretary General), Jacob Zuma (South Africa's President) and S'dumo Dlamini (COSATU President) during the first day of COSATU's 11th National Congress, at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand. 17 September 2012. (Photo: Jordi Matas)

Cosatu Congress: Vavi-Numsa after party, possible thumbs up for Ramaphosa

By Ranjeni Munusamy

Photo: President Slobodan Milosevic of Serbia (L), President Alija Izetbegovic of Bosnia-Herzegovina (C) and President Franjo Tudjman of Croatia sign the Dayton Agreement peace accord at the Hope Hotel inside Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in this November 21, 1995 file photo. U.N. war crimes tribunal president Fausto Pocar said on March 12, 2006 a Dutch forensic team had not been able to determine the cause of death of Milosevic on Saturday which is why an autopsy was ordered. REUTERS/Eric Miller

Artificial Peace? Dayton Peace Accords and South Africa’s Constitution, 20 years later