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27 June 2016 09:45 (South Africa)
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FIVE MINUTES: South Africa

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Officials put the name tags of the players on the draw board, at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Saturday, June 25, 2016. The Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2016 will be held in London from 27 June to 10 July. EPA/PETER KLAUNZER EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES/NO ARCHIVES

While you were sleeping: 27 June 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: State Security Minister David Mahlobo, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqukula and Police Minister, Nkosinathi Nhleko (all photos GCIS)

Mahlobo, Mapisa-Nqakula & Nhleko: Secure in illegitimacy

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA), Mmusi Maimane, arrives to address supporters at the launch of elections posters in Pretoria, South Africa, 02 June 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

DA going full speed into local government elections

By Greg Nicolson
Photo of SA parliament by REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA)

It’s elections time and you’re looking for your MP? Good luck with that!

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Trapped in the shadows, by Helen Harrop via Flicker.

Health-E News: Mass move of Gauteng’s mentally ill takes toll on patients

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo by Jamie via Flickr.

GroundUp: Survey finds massive medicine shortages in clinics

By GroundUp
Photo of President Jacob Zuma by Reuters

Zuma's spy tapes appeal dismissed

By News24
Photo: The sun rises over The Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, 24 June 2016. Britons await the results on whether they remain in, or leave the European Union (EU) after a referendum on 23 June. EPA/HANNAH MCKAY

The Brexit day: When a reality show becomes a reality

By J Brooks Spector
Bodza, a young pumi dog, plays in a park in Debrecen, 226 kilometers east of Budapest, Hungary, 23 June 2016. The American Kennel Club announced on 22 June 2016, that it is recognizing the high-energy Hungarian herding dog pumi (POOM'-ee). It's the 190th breed to join the roster of Americas oldest purebred dog registry. EPA/ZSOLT CZEGLEDI HUNGARY OUT

While you were sleeping: 24 June 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: (from left, clockwise) ANC secretary Hope Papo, ANC mayoral candidate for Tshwane Thoko Didiza, and ANC Gauteng chairperson Paul Mashatile at the introduction of the Gauteng ANC mayoral candidates for the 2016 elections on Thursday 23 June 2016. (Greg Nicolson); President Jacob Zuma accompanied by Tshwane Mayor Mr Kgosientso Ramokgopa and other dignitaries attends  Freedom Day Celebrations held at the Union Building in Pretoria 27 April 2011 (Sapa); Atteridgeville fires on Monday, 20 June 2016 (Aki Anastasiou for EWN)

Tshwane unrest: The hidden ANC power play

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma attends the China - South Africa Economy Forum at a hotel in Beijing, China, 05 December 2014.  EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL

Op-Ed: When the state disobeys the law, people will soon follow

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: This is where we beg for forgiveness, this time specifically: Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa and Po.

Analysis: Quo vadis, SABC?

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: ANC mayoral candidate for Tshwane Thoko Didiza and ANC Gauteng chairperson Paul Mashatile at the introduction of the Gauteng ANC mayoral candidates for the 2016 elections. (Greg Nicolson)

Thoko Didiza: ‘I feel a part of Tshwane’

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Nehawu members walking out of staff meeting called by Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana. (Marianne Merten)

Parliament: Claims, denials and disciplinary measures as Mgidlana and Nehawu members butt heads

By Marianne Merten
Photo: United States Supreme Court inside the Supreme Court Building in Washington, DC, US, 8 October 2010. (front row, L-R) Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia (deceased), Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg; (back row; L-R) Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr. and Associate Justice Elena Kagan. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

GroundUp: Apartheid victims lose 14-year legal battle against Ford and IBM

By GroundUp
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma (R) reacts to a point by British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) during a joint press conference at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, 18 July 2011. EPA/JON HRUSA

ISS Today: What Brexit means for Africa

By PETER FABRICIUS
The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act awaits the signature of US President Barack Obama to be signed into law, on a table with pens and the Presidential seal, before a ceremony at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC, USA, 22 June 2016. The law, which reauthorizes and modernizes the Toxic Substances Control Act, was passed in Congress with broad bipartisan support. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

While you were sleeping: 23 June 2016

By John Stupart
Main Photo: The remains of a burnt out truck in the streets of Atteridgeville after residents angry with the naming of Thoko Didiza as the ANC's Tshwane mayoral candidate protested overnight, Pretoria, South Africa, 21 June 2016. EPA/IHSAAN HAFFEJEE

Bheki’s Ordinary People: Tshwane mayhem

By BHEKI C. SIMELANE
Photo: Minister of Communications Faith Muthambi. (GCIS)

Digital terrestrial TV: Faith Muthambi strikes back

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Masixole Feni.

GroundUp Op-Ed: Expropriation Bill could be a turning point in land reform

By GroundUp
Photo: Public Protector Thuli Madonsela (Greg Nicolson / Daily Maverick)

X-Factor South Africa: Who can fill Thuli Madonsela’s shoes?

By Marianne Merten
Photo: A handout photo provided by the US Department of State shows US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) shaking hands with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Oslo, Norway, on June 15, 2016. The two met before Kerry's participation in the Oslo Forum. EPA/US

ICG: Seizing the Moment – from Early Warning to Early Action

By International Crisis Group
Photo by REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Life, Interrupted: Hundreds of inmates consider legal action over parole delays

By Marché Arends
Photo: The remains of a burnt out truck in the streets of Atteridgeville after residents angry with the naming of Thoko Didiza as the ANC's Tshwane mayoral candidate protested overnight, Pretoria, South Africa, 21 June 2016. EPA/IHSAAN HAFFEJEE

Tshwane sees respite as questions of accountability set in

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: An opposition supporter reacts as a mock coffin for the MP Moses Kuria burns on the street in Nairobi, Kenya, as they protest against an MP Moses Kuria of the ruling Jubilee coalition who allegedly called for the assassination of opposition leader Raila Odinga, 14 June 2016. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Kenya: ‘All aboard the peace caravan!’ as hate speech MPs have change of heart

By Njeri Kimani
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: Are the democratic gains of 1994 irreversible?

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Mathews Phosa being interviewed by Melanie Verwoerd. (EWN)

Mathews Phosa: ‘What is happening in Parliament is now happening on the streets’

By Melanie Verwoerd
Photo: Locals walk past a shell of a burnt out truck used to barricade roads by protesters in Atteridgeville a township located to the west of Pretoria, South Africa June 21, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Tshwane crisis: When factionalism runs riot

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Aerial views of a burning Atteridgeville from the EWN chopper on Tuesday morning. Picture: Aki Anastasiou/EWN

We didn’t start the fire: Tshwane ‘unrest’ exposes ANC’s disconnect

By Ranjeni Munusamy