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29 August 2016 07:21 (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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Photo: Atul Gupta, President Jacob Zuma.

TRAINSPOTTER: Ding-dong, the Guptas are gone. Which nightmare will replace them?

By Richard Poplak
Photo: The New Age Board Chairman Atul Gupta and President Jacob Zuma and the First Lady MaNtuli Zuma. President Jacob Zuma at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium for the T20 match between South Africa and India. South Africa. 30/03/2012. (Original photo: Presidency of South Africa)

What will Zuma do: What does turning tide mean for Yesterday’s Man?

By Ranjeni Munusamy

Gexit? Not so fast, Guptas

By Marianne Thamm

Video: Evita's Free Speech, Ep.53 – Gogo Evita looking better than best!

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: South African caption Hansie Cronje (back) celebrates with Daryll Cullinan after he caught Alistair Campbell of Zimbabwe during theier one-day international cricket match January 25, 1997. Juda Ngwenya /Reuters

Cricket: Cullinan’s transformation comments are deeply flawed and misguided

By Antoinette Muller

Theatre review: Revelations II – The Good Racist makes you laugh and squirm

By Lesley Stones
Photo: A screen grab from the SABC's coverage of Reverend Makhenkesi Stofile's funeral.

Déjà vu: When righteous anger and fiery truth returned to the political funeral

By Marianne Merten
Photo: President Jacob Zuma and Gauteng ANC Provincial Chairperson Paul Mashatile. (Jordi Matas)

Analysis: Gauteng ANC’s chance to fill the vacuum

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: SACP General Secretary Blade Nzimande speaks at the party press conference on issues of ANC factionalism and charges against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, Sunday 28 August 2016. (Greg Nicolson)

SACP: Stop factionalism or kiss the movement goodbye

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in Lesotho as SADC Facilitator greets Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili at the Lesotho State House, 31 July 2015. (Photo: GCIS)

amaBhungane: Toothless outcome expected after Ramaphosa’s Lesotho intervention for SADC

Photo of President Zuma by Greg Nicolson.

Open Letter to President Jacob Zuma by Senior Academic Economists

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
Photo by Kendra via Flickr.

amaBhungane: The Smuggler, The Spook and The Grabber

Photo: Then South African and ruling African National Congress (ANC) President Thabo Mbeki (L) and ANC deputy president Jacob Zuma (R) arrive for the opening address of the 52nd ANC National Conference at the University of Limpopo in Polokwane, South Africa, 16 December 2007.  EPA/JON HRUSA

Master of his own demise: How Zuma turned Gordhan into the political victim he once was

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: A file picture dated 04 April 2011 shows two joggers run along the beach in front of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in San Onofre, California, USA. The troubled nuclear power plant in southern California is to be shut down permanently, its owner, Southern California Edison (SCE), announced 07 June 2013. The plant, some 100km south of Los Angeles, supplied power to about 1.4 million homes, but has been out of service since early 2012 when a fault was discovered in tubes leading to newly installed steam generators. EPA/MIKE NELSON

Africa Check: Is nuclear energy really the ‘cheapest source of electricity’?

Photo: A file photograph dated 06 August 2015 shows South African president Jacob Zuma reacts while answering questions from opposition parties in parliament, Cape Town, 06 August 2015. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Jacob Zuma – feckless leader or embodiment of the national democratic revolution?

By Paul Hoffman
Photo: Former SARS deputy commissioner, Ivan Pillay (R) arrives at the head offices of the Hawks police unit after South African Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, failed to appear before the South African Police Forces offices in Pretoria, South Africa, 25 August 2016. The former South African Revenue Services head, Pravin Gordhan, current finance minister, rejects allegations against him during his time as revenue services head. The police unit Hawks are investigating an alleged rogue spy unit set up within SARS while Gordhan was its head. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Hawks vs Gordhan, Pillay & van Loggerenberg: The Day of the Warning

By Greg Nicolson
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/ 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

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