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28 April 2016 23:11 (South Africa)
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Tlokwe Municipality: DA to fight for control

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    Mandy de Waal

    Mandy de Waal is a writer who reports on technology, corruption, science, the media and whatever else she finds interesting. She loves small stories and human narratives, and dislikes persistent evangelists, bad poetry and the insane logic that currently passes for political rhetoric. Back in journalism after spending time in the corridors of corporate greed, de Waal has written for Mail & Guardian, Noseweek, City Press, Rapport, MoneyWeb, Brandchannel (New York) and a number of other good titles. She now writes for The Daily Maverick because it’s the smart thing to do.

Businessman Tokyo Sexwale addresses journalists in Cape Town October 25, 2007. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

An open letter to Ajay Gupta: Lessons for business-government interactions

A South African woman looks out the window of a derelict building as she watches thousands of South Africans protesting against president Jacob Zuma through the streets of Cape Town, South Africa 27 April 2016. Tens of thousands of South Africans protested across the country against president Zuma. The embattled president surrounded by corruption scandals has most recently been found guilty by South Africa's highest court the Constitutional Court for speding state funds on his private residence Nkandla. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

While you were sleeping: 28 April 2016

By John Stupart
Main photo: Students burn art belonging to UCT.(Ashleigh Furlong for GroundUp)

Letter to the Editor from a ‘Taliban’ at UCT

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter

Analysis: South Africa’s CPI reveals how volatile inflation hurts the poorest

By Patrick Kelly
Photo: South Africa’s Temba Bavuma (left) and Kagiso Rabada celebrate the wicket of England’s Nick Compton (not in picture) during the second cricket test match in Cape Town, South Africa, January 2, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Analysis: It’s our thinking about transformation in sport that needs to be transformed

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Thousands of South Africans take to the streets of Cape Town in protest against President Jacob Zuma, calling for his resignation on the Freedom Day public holiday in Cape Town, South Africa 27 April 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Welcome to The Age of Treason

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Minister of State Security David Mahlobo during a Pre-Budget Vote Media Briefing, 5 May 2015. (SIYABULELA DUDA/GCIS)

Op-Ed: You are insulting our intelligence, Minister Mahlobo

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: President Jacob Zuma introduces Minister of State Security David Mahlobo to President of Angola Josѐ Eduardo Dos Santos on arrival. President Zuma is on a working visit to Angola. The President is accompanied by the Minister of State Security, Mr David Mahlobo. 24/11/2015 (Photo: GCIS)

The Sinister Securocracy: Mahlobo chills the nation’s spine

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Participants in The People’s Assembly made up of civil society leaders and ordinary people hold placards as they take part in a rally to pressure the government into impeaching or demanding the resignation of South African President Zuma, Johannesburg, South Africa, 27 April 2016. About 75 civil society groups including those from churches, Corruption Watch and Section 27, are united in calling for the resignation of the president after he was found by the Constitutional Court to have illegally benefitted from upgrades to his personal homestead known as Nkandla. EPA/CORNELL TUKIRI

Rise or Fall: This is the start of the anti-Zuma protests, claim leaders

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Collen Maine (Simphiwe Nkwali / Sunday Times)

TRAINSPOTTER: ANC Youth League, Maine edition - Fake young fake revolutionaries in fake rage

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Minister of Police Nathi Nhleko and State Security Minister David Mahlobo during a media briefing update on "Rogue Unit" Investigations held at the Imbizo Media Centre in Cape Town, 2 March 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Parliamentary Diary: Ministers of Police and State Security on freedom of speech (and Julius Malema)

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Marius Fransman (GCIS)

Marius Fransman sexual assault charges and the sounds of deafening silence

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South African Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula attends a press conference at Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 17 March 2016. EPA/SUMAYA HISHAM

Op-Ed: Fikile Mbalula waves his big transformation stick

By Stephen Grootes
Photo:South African Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula speaks during a press conference at the Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 17 March 2016. Mbalula wants to ban four of South Africa’s sporting federations from hosting or bidding for international events after failing to meet their targets. EPA/SUMAYA HISHAM

Mbalula’s ban: A radical wake-up call with a short-sighted solution

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (L) is seen meeting with leaders of opposition parties at Tuynhuys in Cape Town on Tuesday, 18 November 2014. The opposition members who met Ramaphosa for more than two hours included Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane, EFF MP Khanyisile Litchfield-Tshabalala, the United Democratic Movement’s Bantu Holomisa, the African Christian Democratic Party’s Kenneth Meshoe, the Congress of the People’s Mosiuoa Lekota, and the Freedom Front Plus’s Pieter Mulder. Picture: Department of Communications (DoC)/SAPA

Op-Ed: Coalition democracy is coming to SA

By Stephen Grootes
Photo of SA Parliament by Bertrand Duperrin, via Flickr

R1.8-million later: When Parliament embarks on a bad trip

By Marianne Merten
Photo: UDM leader Bantu Holomisa (UDM photo)

Campaign trail: UDM’s Bantu Holomisa takes it to the local level

By Marianne Merten
Main photo: Left: Longo Monzoto sits in her salon before it was looted. Right: Monzoto’s shop after the looting. Photos supplied

GroundUp: Why didn’t police stop looting of immigrant shops in Dunoon?

By GroundUp
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: Freedom is a constant struggle

By Raymond Suttner
German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives US President Barack Obama (L) at Herrenhausen Palace in Hanover, Germany, 24 April 2016. President Obama is on a two-day visit to Germany. EPA/KAY NIETFELD

While you were sleeping: 25 April 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: SunEdison website front page.

Analysis: SA’s Department of Energy in a quandary as SunEdison files for bankruptcy protection


Video: Evita's Free Speech, Ep.35 – Evita on freedom, tins of tuna and something purple

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Main photo: DA leader Mmusi Maimane salutes the crowd after walking around the stadium before delivering the main address at the party’s manifesto launch. (Greg Nicolson)

In photos: DA launches its election manifesto

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Supporters of Democratic Alliance (DA) attend the launch of the party's election manifesto in Johannesburg, South Africa, 23 April 2016. EPA/KEVIN SUTHERLAND

TRAINSPOTTER: DA launches a manifesto that promises to turn the country into Cape Town

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Leader of Democratic Alliance (DA), Mmusi Maimane, speaks at the launch of the party's election manifesto in Johannesburg, South Africa, 23 April 2016. EPA/KEVIN SUTHERLAND

Shifting sands: DA comes of age in fast changing political landscape

By Ranjeni Munusamy

The plight of SA Rugby League and Sascoc’s bizarre refusal to budge

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Two Austrian teens, Samra Kesinovic, 17, (left) and Sabina Selimovic, 16, (right) departed some time in 2015 to join Islamic State (picture taken from an Islamic State-affiliated social media account).

Thwarting Islamic State: Make IS propaganda part of your dinner table conversation

By Jasmine Opperman
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

Guys, consider yourself reprimanded: Zuma now secure in comfort that the buck has been passed

By Marianne Merten

TravelGate 2.0: Did Guptas benefit from visa applications too?

By Marianne Thamm