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30 June 2016 03:28 (South Africa)
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FIVE MINUTES: South Africa

  • Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
    Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
Photo: Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau, DA’s Herman Mashaba and EFF's Floyd Shivambu during mayoral debate at The Gathering, moderates by Stephen Grootes, 10 June 2016. (Greg Nicolson)

Battleground Joburg: Tremors of Change could profoundly alter SA’s future

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Roelf Meyer and Melanie Verwoerd (EWN)

Roelf Meyer: ‘We had bigger challenges then than we do now’

By Melanie Verwoerd
A composite of torture images. See them in full size at the  bottom of the story.

amaBhungane: Torture and the culture of fear in a ‘free’ South Africa

Photo: Johannesburg by Paul Saad via Flickr.

Gauteng Quality of Life Survey offers insight into real life

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Locals carry a Coca-Cola branded refrigerator they looted at a nearby shop during protests in Atteridgeville, a township located to the west of Pretoria, South Africa June 21, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Election violence concerns as IEC finalises candidates

By Greg Nicolson
Main photo: Working by torchlight, illicit diggers search for diamonds near Hondeklipbaai.

GroundUp: Rough diamonds, Part 3 – ‘If we could work legally, we wouldn’t break the law’

By GroundUp
Photo: A rainbow forms over the Atlantic ocean as storm clouds approach a small farm on the south peninsula of Cape Town, South Africa, 5 August 2014. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Land reform in South Africa is in trouble – can it be saved?

By Ben Cousins
A handout picture provided by the World Surf League (WSL) of South Africa's Sara Baum in action during the final of the women's Ballito Pro surfing event as part of the WSL in Ballito, South Africa, 28 June 2016. Baum took the second place. EPA/KELLY CESTARI

While you were sleeping: 29 June 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: National Freedom Party (NFP) leader Zanele Magwaza-Msibi (eNCA)

KwaZulu-Natal: NFP out of the elections after missing deadline to pay its registration fee

Photo: Mangaung, Free State, South Africa, 19 December 2012. President Jacob Zuma's face features on a truck at the ANC's Mangaung conference. (Photo Greg Nicolson/NewsFire)

#PayBackTheMoney: Did Zuma’s heavyweight legal team help him get a discount?

By Marianne Thamm
T.O. Molefe is an independent writer. This article was written with the support of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

Op-Ed: Mayibuye is more than just interracial transfers of ownership

By Osiame Molefe
Main Photo: A dog scavenges near an illicit diamond mining site in Namaqualand.

GroundUp: Rough diamonds, Part 2 – ‘We held onto De Beers, but De Beers drifted away’

By GroundUp
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: Tshwane’s flames and disintegration of ANC’s authority

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: James Aguma, SABC’s newly-appointed CEO. (Ugandan Diaspora)

SABC denies revolt and appoints new ‘leader’

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana (Parliament of South Africa via Flickr)

Strike action looms in Parliament after Nehawu members suspended

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Public Protector Thuli Madonsela (Greg Nicolson)

Big Shoes to Fill: Sharp focus on finding a new Public Protector highlights apathy in filling other posts

By Marianne Merten

Tipping point: Can Matthews’ resignation save a sinking SABC?

By Greg Nicolson

While you were sleeping: 28 June 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma attends a lunch during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Port-of-Spain November 28, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Nkandla, The Finale: Treasury sets ‘reasonable’ R7.8m for Zuma to pay back

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: ANC President Jacob Zuma gestures as he arrives for the party’s 104th anniversary celebrations in Rustenburg January 9, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

TRAINSPOTTER: Life in Zumastan – a detailed look at the ANC’s manifesto

By Richard Poplak
Photo by EPA/Kim Ludbrook.

Torture: Alive and well in South Africa, but why?

Main photo: A buyer with uncut diamonds in Namaqualand, where thousands rely on the illicit diamond trade.

GroundUp: Rough diamonds, Part One – Ten Dead Men

By GroundUp

Video: Evita's Free Speech, Ep.44 – Evita on the Brexit gemors and Orania example

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
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

Photo by Jamie via Flickr.

GroundUp: Survey finds massive medicine shortages in clinics

By GroundUp