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26 November 2015 17:41 (South Africa)
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FIVE MINUTES: South Africa

  • Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
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 & 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


Photo of S'dumo Dlamini by Greg Nicolson.

Interview: S’dumo Dlamini on Vavi, the failed Mangaung plan and reclaiming Cosatu

By Ranjeni Munusamy

Photo by Erin via Flickr.

Op-Ed: Give mental health the priority it deserves


Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma answers questions in parliament in Cape Town August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings.

Parliamentary diary: Final 2015 performance from the Laughing President

By Rebecca Davis

Photo: General view of buildings in the Central Business District of Johannesburg, March 3, 2010. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Affordable city housing: A model and building Joburg must maintain

By Greg Nicolson

Photo: Minister Blade Nzimande delivering his SoNA speech Debate in parliament. The joint sitting of Parliament to debate President Jacob Zuma's State of the nation address held at the National Assembly, Parliament. 18/02/2015, Siyasanga Mbambani, DoC

ANCYL vs SACP: The red mist of electoral politics

By Stephen Grootes

Photo: School girls walk past two blocks of flats on the Cape Flats in Hanover Park, Cape Town, South Africa 13 February 2012. EPA/NIC BOTHMA.

Op-Ed: Bringing lavender to the hills – community policing, fear and safety in the Cape


Photo: Students from the University of Cape Town (UCT) protest in Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa 20 October 2015. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Government oversight of university transformation should not be taboo

By Vito Laterza

Photo: UCT Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town Max Price at Glenara residence. Photo: Michael Hammond

Interview: UCT Vice-Chancellor Max Price on outsourcing

By Marelise van der Merwe

Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma answers questions about his State Of The Nation Address (SONA) in parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 19 February 2015.  EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Has the ANC–led government lost legitimacy?

By Raymond Suttner