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26 September 2016 15:54 (South Africa)
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The new frontier: Motlanthe vs. Ramaphosa

  • Ranjeni Munusamy
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    Ranjeni Munusamy

    Ranjeni Munusamy is a survivor of the Salem witch trials and has the scars to show it. She has a substantial collection of tattered t-shirts from having “been there and done it” – from government, the Zuma trials, spin-doctoring and upsetting the applecart in South African newsrooms. Following a rather unexciting exorcism ceremony, she traded her femme-fatale gear for a Macbook and a packet of Liquorice Allsorts. Her graduation Cum Laude from the School of Hard Knocks means she knows a thing or two about telling the South African story.

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A people look a light installation on the facade of Moscow State University during Circle of Light International Festival in Moscow, Russia 22 September 2016. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

While you were sleeping – 26 September 2016

By John Stupart
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Video: Evita's Free Speech, Ep.57 – Evita on good heritage and bad hair

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo of Grahamstown protests from 23 September 2016 by Alice Draper.

Op-Ed: #FeesMustFall - the students’ side

By Alice Draper
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma speaks during a joint press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin (not pictured) after their meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Krasnodar region, Russia, 16 May 2013. EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV / POOL

Risk Factor: Democracy turns on Zumocracy

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: A warden walks along the perimeter of Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Facility, Pretoria, South Africa, 21 October 2014. EPA/KEVIN SUTHERLAND

Remanded and Forgotten: The fate of South Africa’s prisoners who have not yet been tried

By Marché Arends
Photo: Temba Bavuma of South Africa celebrates his first century during Day 4 of the Sunfoil Test Series, 2nd Test match between South Africa and England at Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town on 5 January 2016 ©Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Cricket: Temba Bavuma shatters another glass ceiling

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: People queue at a voting station during South Africa's local government elections in Umlazi, Durban, South Africa, August 3, 2016. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Analysis: ANC’s attack on Electoral Commission is an attack on SA democracy

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Hlaudi Motsoeneng speaks at the Mduduzi ‘Mandoza’ Tshabalala funeral at the Grace Bible Church in Soweto. Friday 23 September 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

TRAINSPOTTER: Ordinary Hlaudi – on breaking Mandoza’s funeral, and South Africa along with it

By Richard Poplak

Yahoo hack hit 500 mn users, likely 'state sponsored'

By AFP
A marquee advertises the opportunity to watch the upcoming US presidential debate between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, at the American City Diner in Washington, DC, USA, 21 September 2016. The first of three presidential debates takes place on 26 September at New York's Hofstra University. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

While you were sleeping: 23 September 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: NPA Chief Shaun Abrahams (Left, GCIS) Hawks chief General Berning Ntlemeza (CityPress)

Analysis: For Hawks and NPA some crimes are more of a priority than others

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Jacob Zuma congratulates the new Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane. 23 september 2015. (Photo: GCIS)

Zupta Contagion: Hard questions ANC must ask, but can’t

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: A herd of elephants gather at a watering hole inside Hwange National Park, about 840 km outside Harare, October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

amaBhungane: Threat to Africa’s elephants a headache for CoP17

By AMABHUNGANE
Main photo: A PhD student holds a placard at Thursday’s protest outside Parliament. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Students and academics picket at Parliament

By GroundUp
Photo: Cricket - New Zealand v South Africa - second cricket test match - Centurion Park, Centurion, South Africa - 28/08/2016. South Africa's Temba Bavuma plays a shot. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Cricket: Five talking points ahead of South Africa’s ODI summer

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Giant Flag satellite image

Cactus flag: What if South Africa was a plant?

By Kevin Bloom
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Letter to the editor: Parliament is not out of order!

By Daily Maverick
US President Barack Obama (R), shakes hands with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (L) and Peter Thomson (2-L), President of the 71st session of the General Assembly, after addresses the General Debate of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 20 September 2016. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

While you were sleeping: 22 September

By John Stupart
Photo: Young boys play in a rubbish dump in a township outside Johannesburg, January 25, 2009.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Between The Lines – Colin Bundy: There is a way to fight Poverty

By John Matisonn
Photo: Students from Wits University run as police fire a stun grenade during the 3rd day of #feemustfall demonstration, against fee increases at universities across the country were announced, in Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 September 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Mantashe: I would close down varsities to teach students a lesson

By News24
Photo: ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe (Greg Nicolson)

Mantashe: ANC needs to talk about state capture

By News24
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Podcast: First Person, Ep 5 – The White Sangoma

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: An injured student from Wits University is helped by a fellow student after being injured when police force fired a stun grenade during the 3rd day of #Feemustfall demonstration, against fee increases at universities across the country were announced, in Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 September 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Violence does not work – Wits

By News24
Main photo: Students ran and some fell. It’s unclear but it appears in this picture that an officer helped a student. Police tried to arrest other students, however, who said they had done no wrong. (Greg Nicolson)

In pictures: Police take on Wits students

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma attends a lunch for world leaders during the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 20 September 2016. EPA/PETER FOLEY / POOL

ANC and the looming 2019 Shadow: How to get the Elephant out of the Room?

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko (GCIS) and Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza (eNCA)

Own Goal: Minister of Police flouted the law, rendering Hawks head a lame duck

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Sabelo Ngani (Photo by Carolyn Raphaely)

Justice Not Served: Guilty until proven innocent

By Carolyn Raphaely
Photo: South African president, Jacob Zuma during the State Of the Nation Address in Cape Town, South Africa, 12 February 2015. The State of the Nation address was disrupted by the EFF resulting in the party being ordered out of the chamber by security forces.  EPA/RODGER BOSCH/POOL

Op-Ed: How to get out of the Zuma fix we are in?

By Wilmot James
Photo: President Jacob Zuma with Executive Chairperson of the Jacob Zuma Foundation Dudu Myeni on arrival at the student beneficiaries programme graduations at the International Convention Centre in Durban. 4 October 2014  (Photo: GCIS)

SAA: If we don’t fix it someone else will, Deputy Minister of Finance warns

By Marianne Thamm