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Potchefstroom: ANC North-West's OK Corral and the new DA sheriff

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    Mandy de Waal

    Mandy de Waal is a writer who reports on technology, corruption, science, the media and whatever else she finds interesting. She loves small stories and human narratives, and dislikes persistent evangelists, bad poetry and the insane logic that currently passes for political rhetoric. Back in journalism after spending time in the corridors of corporate greed, de Waal has written for Mail & Guardian, Noseweek, City Press, Rapport, MoneyWeb, Brandchannel (New York) and a number of other good titles. She now writes for The Daily Maverick because it’s the smart thing to do.

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Photo: President Jacob Zuma delivers an address at the May Day 2016 celebration rally at Moretele Park in Mamelodi, Pretoria. (Photo: GCIS)

Fear Factor: The 2016 Elections Edition

By Ranjeni Munusamy
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

Zuma to Speaker Mbete: Get your House in order!

By Marianne Merten
Photo: South Africa’s soccer coach Pitso Mosimane gestures during the 2012 African Nations Cup Group G qualifier soccer match against Sierra Leone at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, October 8, 2011. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Mosimane’s second Sundowns title, a sterling transformation success story

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: UCT, by Nancy Smith via Flickr.

Letter to the Editor: Facing the facts – when prejudice pretends to be analysis

By Daily Maverick
Photo: African immigrants, displaced by anti-foreigner violence in Johannesburg, warm their hands around a small fire outside the Jeppe police station in the city, May 27, 2008. At least 56 people were killed when rioting mobs attacked immigrants with knives and stones, raping women and burning shops and homes to the ground in shanty towns around the country. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA)

Help@Hand brings hope for foreign nationals

Photo: Some rural villages in the Eastern Cape rely on dagga farming to earn cash. Photo: Masixole Feni

GroundUp: Dagga spraying, police ‘expert’ accused of bad science

By GroundUp
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: In removing Zuma we need to ensure a democratic outcome

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Dolutegravir-based combination that includes the ARVs abacavir and lamivudine.

GroundUp: New, better HIV drugs can save billions of rand

By GroundUp
Photo: Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa attends a plenary session titled – Africa's Role in the New Reality – on the opening day of the World Economic Forum on Africa 2011 in Cape Town South Africa 04 May 2011. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: South Africa, where The President is not The Leader too

By Stephen Grootes
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/ Jolanda Flubacher)

State of Johannesburg: Tau punts city’s ‘economic democracy’

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: President Jacob Zuma delivers an address at the May Day celebration rally at Moretele Park in Mamelodi, Pretoria, 1 May 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Really, #Paybackthemoney: Semantics drive fears Zuma will short-change taxpayers

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South African police check the bodies of striking mineworkers shot dead at the Wonderkop informal settlement near Marikana platinum mine, Rustenburg, South Africa, 16 August 2012. EPA/STR

Marikana: Phiyega’s inquiry begins as compensation is still elusive

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Family photo of Members of Parliament outside Parliament in Cape Town, 21 May 2014. (Photo: GCIS)

Union vs Parliament: ‘No option but to render the institution ungovernable’

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Economic Freedom Fighters MPs are pushed out of a parliament session during President Jacob Zuma's budget speech in Cape Town on May 4, 2016. Photo: AFP/STR

Crisis, What Crisis? in Parliament: Slings and arrows everywhere, but none reaching Zuma

By Marianne Merten
Main photo: A heap of broken furniture at Mfesane High School. Photo: Joseph Chirume

GroundUp: Once proud PE school is crumbling

By GroundUp
Photo: South African bowler Morne Morkel (C) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir during the Super Eight stage match of the World Twenty20 tournament between South Africa and India at Colombo, Sri Lanka, 02 October 2012. EPA/HARISH TYAGI

Cricket SA hopes Africa T20 will help grow ‘provincial identity’

By Antoinette Muller
Photo by Shaun Swingler / Daily Maverick Chronicle.

Ridealong: Into the heart of Cape Town’s gangland

By Daily Maverick Chronicle
All photos by Bheki C Simelane

Bheki’s Ordinary People: On Julius Malema and the EFF

Photo: President Jacob Zuma, NPA head Shaun Abrahams, NPA deputy head Nomgcobo Jiba. (Reuters, GCIS, EWN)

Stalingrad Strategy: A few moves and pawns still remain on Zuma’s chess board

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: International Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane delivers her budget vote speech at the Old Assembly Hall in Parliament, Cape Town, 3 May 2016. (Photo: Dirco)

Parliamentary diary: A handy platform for electioneering

By Marianne Merten
Jorgo Riss, the director of Greenpeace EU, addresses a news conference to comment on the findings from analysis of the negotiating texts of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), at the Résidence Palace in Brussels, Belgium, 02 May 2016. Greenpeace Netherlands has made these documents publically available to bring some much-needed transparency to the debate on the TTIP. Greenpeace has had its grave concerns for environment and public health confirmed, and has invited others with expertise in different areas to view the documents and analyse the impact of this trade deal, Greenpeace said. EPA/LAURENT DUBRULE

While you were sleeping: 03 May 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Melmoth, KwaZulu-Natal (Wikimedia Commons)

amaBhungane: ‘Choose between mining and bloodshed’

Photo: David Beresford (GuardianUK)

David Beresford: Unfashionable liberal and master storyteller

By Phillip Van Niekerk
Photo: Chad Le Clos of South Africa on his way winning the men’s 100m Butterfly Final during the FINA Swimming World Championships at Kazan arena in Kazan, Russia, 08 August 2015. EPA/PATRICK B. KRAEMER

Sascoc: Business class seats to MPs while athletes struggle

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Julius Malema (C), leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), addresses supporters at the launch of the party’s local election manifesto in Soweto, 30 April 2016. EPA/CORNELL TUKIRI

EFF manifesto: A radical reinvention of ANC’s failed cadre deployment policy

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo of #RUReferenceList protest by Rhodes University.

J’accuse: Life after the #RUReferencelist

By Marianne Thamm
Photo by Manuela Cigliutti via Flickr.

Health E-News: Medicine and morality on South Africa’s drug routes

Photo: Protesters carry paintings to be burnt, 17 February 2016 (Ashley Furlong for GroundUp)

GroundUp: Students call for UCT lecturer to be removed

By GroundUp
Photo: ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe and ANC spokesman Zizi Kodwa. (Greg Nicolson)

Analysis: Love during the Time of Zuma

By Stephen Grootes