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TRAINSPOTTER: The ANC’s ultimate Dark Horse candidate – one’s interview with Zweli Mkhize

Photo: Dr Zweli Mkhize, Treasurer-General of the African National Congress (Ihsaan Haffejee)
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Photo: Julian Amery (Wikimedia Commons)

Declassified: Apartheid Profits – Le Cercle, the Phantom Profiteers

By Open Secrets
Photo: Then Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba hands over birth certificates to newly born children at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto during the Early Birth Registration campaign in partnership with Procter and Gamble. 02/12/2016 Photo: Kopano Tlape GCIS

Medium-Term Budget: Gigaba needs more than pretty words to balance the nation’s books

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Jacob Zuma, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa at the  ANC policy conference in Gauteng. Photo: IHSAAN HAFFAJEE 

ANC Leadership Race: Slowly and chaotically, branches are making up their minds

By Carien du Plessis

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Photo: Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba attends the second day of the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 meeting in Durban, South Africa, 04 May 2017. Photo: EPA.

Op-Ed: Medium Term Budget – Gigaba must support Radical Economic Growth and SMEs

By Bernard Swanepoel
Photo: Chris Snelling

Op-Ed: Policing in post-apartheid South Africa – the past in the present

By Raymond Suttner
Main photo: Makoko accommodates more than 40,000. Photo: Greg Mills.

Op-Ed: Lagos, the relentless city

By Greg Mills & Dickie Davis
Photo: Qedani Mahlangu, Gauteng MEC for health, during the launch of a global plan to stop TB 2011 to 2010, 13 October 2010. Picture Nigel Sibanda (SAPA)

Life Esidimeni: Relatives question arbitration as truth and comfort remain elusive

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Herman Mashaba (Greg Nicolson), Zweli Mkhize (Ihsaan Haffejee)

The Right Stuff? Two presentations show whether Mkhize and Mashaba have the mettle to lead

By J Brooks Spector

Photo: Swimming pool and pool terrace. Sun International Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town. Photo: John Hickey-Fry (flickr)

#CapeWaterGate: How the city’s top hotels are taking action in the drought

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Dean Hochman (flickr)

Cape Town Drought Crisis: Guidelines for water rationing

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Cape Town: Kyle Witting/(Flickr).

GroundUp: The interview - Air BnB global strategy boss Chris Lehane on Cape Town property prices

By GroundUp

Street Talk: Sugar Daddies (Video)

By Street Talk

AmaBookaBooka: Author’s ‘apocalyptic’ novel delivers incredible (yet perfectly credible) plot

By Amabookabooka


amaBhungane: The McKinsey Dossier, part 5 – How Transnet cash stuffed Gupta letterboxes


Ntlemeza: Former Hawks boss approaches ConCourt to challenge ‘involuntary termination’ – but it’s all about the money

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Faustin Archange Touadera, President of the Central African Republic, speaks during a press conference about the crisis in the CAR at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 27 September 2017. Photo Martial Trezzini/(EPA).

ISS Today: CAR faces a potential genocide if stability and security can't be reached

Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses Albert Moroka Secondary School students, 13 October 2017. [Photo: GCIS]

ANC Leadership Race: Ramaphosa boldly goes to North West

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: President Jacob Zuma with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa during the commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa at George Thabe Sports Ground in Sharpeville, Gauteng. 10 December 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Analysis: Firing Ramaphosa could turn into political suicide for Zuma

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: South African president Jacob Zuma reacts during a question and answer session in Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 31 August 2017.  EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

Letter to Editor: Is the Catholic Bishops’ call for a new TRC such a bad idea, as Paul Hoffman suggests?

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Secretary of Defence William Cohen (not in the frame) escorts visiting South African Defence Minister Joe Modise (left) to the Pentagon River Entrance Parade Field on 28 July, 1997. DoD photo by R. D. Ward.

Letter to the Editor: History of the Arms Deal cannot be rewritten to salvage Joe Modise’s reputation

By Andrew Feinstein
Photo: President Jacob Zuma welcomed by President of the United Republic of Tanzania, His Excellency John Pemba Magafuli at the State House Magogoni. 11 May 2017 (GCIS)

The SADC Wrap: Madagascar plagued, ‘promoting homosexuality’ in Tanzania, Swaziland’s high hopes

Aniya Seki of Switzerland,(R), fights against Kleopatra Tolnai of Hungary, (L), during a WBC silver title fight in Guemligen, Switzerland, 21 October 2017. EPA-EFE/PETER KLAUNZER

While you were sleeping: 23 October 2017

By John Stupart
Photos by Christiaan Kotze

Theatre Review: Evita sprawls across the stage, with relevance to our own plight

By Lesley Stones

Evita's Free Speech: Ep.113 – Evita rearranges the ANC deckchairs (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Illustrative Photo: Woman farmer in Uganda, UNDP's Africa Human Development Report 2012 via Flickr (Photo: Neil Palmer/CIAT)

Op-Ed: Women, Africa’s forgotten farmers

By Manka Angwafo
Photo: Ethiopian politician Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus answers questions of the journalists about his election at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 24 May 2017. Media reports on 22 October 2017 state World Health Organisation Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has decided to rescind the appointment of President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe as WHO’s goodwill ambassador. Tedros Ghebreyesus had earlier announced the appointment in Uruguay, and told a conference on non-communicable diseases that President Mugabe had agreed to be a 'goodwill ambassador' on the issue. EPA-EFE/MARTIAL TREZZINI

Op-Ed: Attempt by WHO’s Tedros to appoint Mugabe shows he’s part of Africa’s old men’s club

Photo of St Petersburg by Mariano Mantel via Flickr.

Op-Ed: A hundred years later, finding the modern Russia amid the remnants of a revolution

Photo: Boys stand in front of a mural depicting African National Congress leader and South African presidential candidate Jacob Zuma in the township of Gugulethu in Cape Town April 21, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly.

Op-Ed: A snapshot of South African politics from a parliamentary tour

By David Reiersgord
Photo: Kingdom of Lesotho Minister of Foreign Affairs Lesego Makgothi receiving Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on arrival at King Moshoshoe 1 International Airport, 9 August 2017 (GCIS)

Lesotho: Peacekeeping troops’ arrival imminent, state insists

Illustrative photo by EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Health-e News: New tests to diagnose TB in children?

Photo: Brain Molefe. Photo: EE Publishers

Parliament’s Eskom Inquiry: Molefe pension – instructions from above accepted without question, rules or no rules

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Ajay and Atul Gupta. Photo: Muntu Vilakazi/Gallo images

Scorpio: Trillian operation shrinks amid R1.6-billion letter of demand from Eskom

Photo: Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane arrives at the FNB stadium ahead of the memorial service for former President Nelson Mandela, December 2013. (Photo: GCIS)

Where is Tom Thabane? Rumours of ill health plague Lesotho's PM

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Khumbulani Dube, Skhumbuza’s father, and Edith, his stepmother in their home in Brokhorstspruit. Photo: Julia Chaskalson

GroundUp: Activists furious with delays in child shooting case

By GroundUp
Photo: Destroyed cars are seen near the Village Restaurant after a double suicide attack by Al-Qaeda-affiliated extremist group Al Shabaab killed 18 people and injured dozens more at the popular Mogadishu eatery in the Somali capital in September 2013. Photo: AU-UN IST PHOTO / STUART PRICE.

ISS Today: Religion and ethnicity are not indicators of extremism

Traditional Moroccan knights ride in an equestrian show during the Festival of Tbourida, a competition between the Moroccan tribes, in Al-Jadidah, Morocco, 18 October 2017. Tbourida is a traditional exhibition of horsemanship in the Maghreb performed during cultural festivals and to close Maghrebi wedding celebrations. The performance consists of a group of horse riders, all wearing traditional clothes, who charge along a straight path at the same speed so as to form a line, the pickup speed and then at the end of the charge, fire into the sky using old muskets or muzzle-loading rifles.

While you were sleeping: 20 October 2017

By John Stupart
Main photo: Tholakele “Bhele” Dlunga was killed on Tuesday evening. (Photo by Greg Marinovich)

Marikana: Survivors of the massacre are still hounded and assassinated amid rumoured ‘hit list’

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: (L-R): The president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, general secretary of the World Labour Organisation, Guy Ryder (partly covered), the director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, general secretary of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Angel Gurria (partly covered) and the general secretary of the World Trade Organisation, Roberto Azevedo, during a joint press conference of the leaders of international economy and financial organisations in Berlin, Germany, 10 April 2017. Photo: Clemens Bilan/(EPA).

Op-Ed: Intellectual property for the 21st century economy

Photo: Residents of Ocean View burn tyres and blockade the Kommetjie road in protest against the lack of policing in their area in Cape Town, South Africa, 21 September 2017. Ocean View has been plagued by gang violence. Recently Aqeel Davids, 9, was killed in suspected gang crossfire. Residents claim the police and the ward councellors responsible for the area are not doing enough to combat the problem whilst innocent residents are being killed. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Beware of suspicious crime statistics methods to come

By Chris De Kock
Photos: Suzy Bernstein.

Theatre Review: The Man Jesus – a cleverly constructed whodunnit

By Lesley Stones
Photo: Security personnel keep a lookout on Durban’s Addington Beach. Photo: Linh Do (flickr)

AmaBhungane: The axe falls – but no end in sight for Durban’s R50m security debacle

Photo: Kendall Waston of Costa Rica celebrates after scoring against Honduras during their qualifying match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia at National Stadium in San Jose, Costa Rica, 07 October 2017. Photo: Jeffrey Aguedas/(EPA).

Op-Ed: Pure life as a means to development, Costa Rican style

Photo: Leader of the opposition DA (Democratic Alliance) Mmusi Maimane and other members of civil society, political parties and church leaders address the media at the formation of the Freedom Movement, in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 April 2017. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/(EPA).

#CapeWaterGate: ‘I wish we could have acted better’ – DA’s Maimane

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives at King Moshoshoe Airport in Maseru. 18 October 2017 (GCIS)

SADC dithers again in mission to send peacekeeping force into tense Lesotho

Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa signs the pledge at an event where he led the 2017 Grade 12 signing of the pledge ceremony at Albert Moroka Secondary School in Thaba Nchu, Free State. 13 Octber 2017 (GCIS)

ANC Leadership Race: Rumour mill in overdrive, Ramaphosa lives to fight another day

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Sipho M Pityana, Chairman, AngloGold Ashanti, South Africa speaking during the session ‘Investing in Peace’ at the Annual Meeting 2017 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 18, 2017. Copyright by World Economic Forum / Jakob Polacsek

Op-Ed: Can South Africa’s constitutional democracy be sustained?

Photo: Auditor General Kimi Makwetu reports an encouraging improvement in the audits results of South Africa’s municipalities over the past five years during a media briefing at Tshedimosetso House in Pretoria. South Africa. 01/06/2016. Siyabulela Duda (COGTA)

Notes from the House: Auditor General slams growing practice of ‘contesting’ audit findings

Photo: Piping is prepared for the installation of a well point in a domestic garden in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town this week. Photo: Shaun Swingler.

#CapeWaterGate: Demand for boreholes rises as dam levels sink to 35%

By Leila Dougan
Photo: A sitting of the Pan African Parliament in Midrand. Photo: REUTERS

ISS Today: Does Africa really want a continental Parliament?

Wired World

Shrews' skulls shrink in winter, then grow back, study finds


Burundi rebel leaders 'extradited from Tanzania'


Well wishes flood in as matriculants begin final exams

By News24

AC/DC producer and Australian music pioneer George Young dies


Catalan separatists weigh options ahead of crucial week


Abe targets N. Korea after storming to 'super-majority' vote win


Football: Klopp slams Liverpool defending after Spurs rout


Gunman arrested, hostages freed at British bowling alley


Brian Molefe’s young wife boosted his pension payout

By News24

Delhi chokes on toxic haze despite Diwali fireworks ban

In case you missed it
Photo: African National Congress (ANC) supporters brandish t-shirts showing South African President Jacob Zuma as they celebrate during a pre-election rally in Bekkersdal near Johannesburg, South Africa, 06 May 2014. Photo: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

By-elections: Poll upset for ANC in Mpumalanga but KZN remains solid

By Wayne Sussman
Photo: Raymond Suttner is a political analyst who served lengthy periods in prison and under house arrest during apartheid. Photo: Chris Snelling

Op-Ed: Leadership in question

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Students from Wits University demonstrate on campus during a fourth week of clashes with police forces during protests against the cost of higher education in Johannesburg, 10 October 2016. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/(EPA).

Op-Ed: Students won’t tolerate being used as pawns in party poli-tricks

Photo: Then Minister of State Security, David Mahlobo chairing the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) cluster about the implementation of the cluster programme of action for the year, following the 2017 State of the Nation Address at a briefing held at Tshedimosetso House in Pretoria. 05/03/2017. By Ntswe Mokoena (GCIS).

Analysis: A Trillion Rand man, David Mahlobo

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: A well point is installed at a surburban home in Cape Town. Photo: Shaun Swingler.

#CapeWaterGate: ‘We need to start drilling for groundwater now’

By Leila Dougan
Photo: Minister Mosebenzi Zwane (GCIS), Brian Dames (EPA).

Parliament: Minister Zwane and former Eskom CEO Dames provide opposing takes on State Capture

By Marianne Merten
Photo: President Jacob Zuma is welcomed by the acting CEO of SAA, Musa Zwane and the Chairman of the SAA Board, Ms Dudu Myeni at the Airways Park in Kempton. 06/05/2016 Kopano Tlape GCIS

SAA: Yes, Dudu Myeni is out

Illustrative photo by Claudia Soraya @claudiasoraya

‘Danny Jordaan raped me’: Singer Jennifer Ferguson urges others to speak up

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini (GCIS via Flickr)

SassaGate Reloaded: Expert panel and AG warn of serious risk in future social grant payments

By Marianne Thamm
Filipino soldiers conduct a patrol in the ruined city of Marawi, southern Philippines, 17 October 2017. The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte announced that the city of Marawi is liberated after five months of fighting between the Philippine armed forces and rebels allied to the Islamic State terror group. Rodrigo Duterte's announcement came a day after the army killed Isnilon Hapilon, the self-proclaimed emir of the IS in Southeast Asia and leader of the Islamist rebels in the southern Philippines.

While you were sleeping: 18 October 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma during the G20 leaders retreat as part of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, 07 July 2017. EPA-EFE/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL/POOL

Cabinet Reshuffle Analysis: Jacob Zuma, the Disruptor-in-Chief

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Julius Malema (C), leader of South African opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), laughs during a question and answer session with president Jacob Zuma (not pictured) in Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 31 August 2017. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

TRAINSPOTTER: Julius Malema vs the Shuffleupagus

By Richard Poplak
Photo: President Jacob Zuma gestures during his opening address at the African National Congress 5th National Policy Conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Soweto, South Africa June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko.

Cabinet Reshuffle: Zuma may strike yet again before December

By Carien du Plessis
Base Photo: New South African bank notes featuring an image of former South African President Nelson Mandela are displayed at an office in Johannesburg January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Curious and Curiouser: McKinsey’s astonishing attempt at self-exoneration

Photo: Richard Tanswell/(Flickr)

Letter to the Editor: The SABC must not be recaptured under new board

By Right2Know
Photo: SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane addresses media during the announcement of Preliminary Outcome of Revenue Collections for 2016/2017 financial year Photo: GCIS.

Op-Ed: In defence of Tom Moyane at SARS

By Sandile Memela
Photo: Minister David Mahlobo chairing the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) cluster about the implementation of the cluster programme of action for the year, following the 2017 State of the Nation Address at a briefing held at Tshedimosetso House in Pretoria. 05/03/2017. Ntswe Mokoena (GCIS).

Cabinet Reshuffle: David Mahlobo’s appointment comes days after DEA gives Eskom nuclear site authorisation

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: People gather to cool off in the public swimming pools in Sea Point on 16 January 2016. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/(EPA)

#CapeWaterGate: The Cape Town swimming pools you can splash around in this summer

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: UK Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel, delivers her speech on the third day of the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, Britain, 03 October 2017.  Photo: EPA-EFE/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Op-Ed: Has the World Bank become irrelevant?

Photo: Thomas Picauly/(Unsplash).

Letter from Trumpland: An auditorium of tears for an all-American death

By Glen Retief
Photo: The newly installed Minister of Energy David Mahlobo and President Jacob Zuma at the ANC Policy Conference, 5 July 2017, Nasrec.

Cabinet Reshuffle: A worried South Africa responds

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Grant beneficiaries raised problems with their green cards at a meeting in Ceres in July organised by the Black Sash. Photo: Esley Philander, Black Sash.

GroundUp: Black Sash raises red flag over future of Sassa accounts

By GroundUp
Photo: Stellenbosch University campus. Photo: Stellenbosch University website.

Universities castigated for announcing increases before release of Fees Commission report

Photo: President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane Zuma appears at the Randburg Magistrate Court on December 11, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images / Daily Sun / Lucky Maibi)

Gerrie Nel’s bid to prosecute Duduzane Zuma fits the private prosecution bill

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: (background) President Jacob Zuma and S’dumo Dlamini (Jordi Matas); (middle) SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande attends Popcru’s national political school in Benoni, 22 August 2013. Photo: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Cabinet Reshuffle 2.0: Blowback from across political landscape, but furious SACP stays put for now

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Then Higher Education and Training Minister, Blade Nzimande, briefing media on the issues affecting higher education and on a meeting he had with higher education stakeholders, 26 January 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Newsflash: Cabinet reshuffle announced, move appears to strengthen Zuma's hand

By Marianne Merten

While you were sleeping: 17 October 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: An Election Commission worker tears a ballot paper at a voting station during local municipal elections in Meyerton, Midvaal Municipality, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, 03 August 2016. EPA/KEVIN SUTHERLAND

Analysis: Currently undecided voters could decide SA’s future in 2019 and beyond

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: President Jacob Zuma with Rivonia Trialist Andrew Mlangeni during the 50th anniversary of Liliesleaf Farm gala dinner in Rivonia 11 July 2013. (Photo: GCIS)

Analysis: John Block and Marius Fransman stepped down when charged – why not the same action for President Zuma?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: A passenger passing a South African Airways (SAA) plane and the tailfin of another at OR Tambo, Johannesburg’s international airport, South Africa, 05 July 2013. EPA/UDO WEITZ

Op-Ed: Why does the government hold on to SAA?

Photo: A man surfs on top of a train in Cape Town. Photo: Ricardo Afrika

GroundUp: Train surfers risk their lives without fear of Metrorail’s security

By GroundUp
Photo: A commuter rides between carriages close to Nyanga station. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks.

GroundUp: Prasa says it’s on top of security problems

By GroundUp
Photo: Striking 10111 call centre workers marched to the Union Buildings, the office of the President. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

GroundUp: Police call centre workers march to Union Buildings

By GroundUp
Illustrative Photo: Ciprian Morar/(Unsplash)

#CapeWaterGate: Could towing an iceberg to Cape Town help solve future water problems?

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: A photographic collage was presented at the hearings by Section27  in memory of the mentally ill patients who died in the Esidimeni Life tragedy. The number of patients who died now stands at 141.  Photo: Section27.

Life Esidimeni: Former MEC Qedani Mahlangu needs to be put on the stand to tell us why

By Greg Nicolson
Photo:  Roland ‘Tiny’ Rowland (Evening Standard)

Declassified: Apartheid Profits – Tiny Rowland, a very British spy?

By Open Secrets
Vehicles burn at the scene of a massive explosion in front of Safari Hotel in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia, 14 October 2017. Reports state at least 20 peole have been killed when a truck bomb went off on a busy street in central Mogadishu. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the country's Islamist militant group al-Shabab often carries out similar attacks in the capital.

While you were sleeping: 16 October 2017

By John Stupart

Evita's Free Speech: Ep.112 – Evita puts her life on the list! (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys

Letter to the Editor: Feinstein’s article besmirches the legacy of Joe Modise

By Daily Maverick
Main photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma at a rally in the Sekhukhune region in Limpopo on Sunday, 15 October. (Photo: Twitter)

ANC Leadership Race: In Limpopo, Dlamini Zuma attacks the demon of tribalism

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: ANC councillor Sindiso Magaqa, 34, was travelling in this car  when he was ambushed in July 2017 (the bullet holes are numbered with green police stickers). Magaqa was an Exco member in the Umzimkhulu municipality in KwaZulu-Natal and former secretary-general of the ANCYL. He survived the attack but died of apparent heart failure in hospital two months later. Photo: Carien Du Plessis.

Salga: Specialised unit recommended to tackle murder and intimidation of councillors


Street Talk: Gangsters of Delft (Video)

By Street Talk
Photo: A file photograph dated 23 May 2006 shows a child receiving a meal at a feeding scheme in Soweto. Photo: Jon Hrusa/(EPA).

Health-E News: Nutrition – a child’s first 1,000 days are what really counts

Photo: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (C)   inspects a guard of honour mounted for him, before he officially opened the Fifth Session of the Eighth Parliament of Zimbabwe in Harare, Zimbabwe, 12 September 2017. The Fifth Session will be the last before the 2018 elections of which the date is yet to be set.  EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

The SADC Wrap: DRC elections still on hold, Mugabe launches cybersecurity ministry – and ‘vampires’ murdered in Malawi

Photo: Protesters support the global call to action on tuberculosis and HIV/Aids in Cape Town by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) son 8 November 2007. South Africa was hosting the 38th Union World Conference on tuberculosis and lung health. Photo: Nic Bothma/(EPA).

New tuberculosis drugs are more effective and may be less toxic. Why are they still unavailable?

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Vendors sell their products along the streets of Harare. Photo: Sally Nyakanyanga.

Zimbabwe: On Mugabe’s directive, crackdown on desperate vendors begins

By Sally Nyakanyanga
Photo: ANC’s leaders Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma in Polokwane, 18 Dec 2007. (Photo: Greg Marinovich)

Op-Ed: NPA must act speedily and in the interests of justice to bring finality in Zuma case

By Thabo Mbeki Foundation
Photo: US film producer Harvey Weinstein arrives for the Jury Cinecoles ceremony during the 13th annual Marrakech International Film Festival in Marrakech, Morocco on 6 December 2013. File photo: Guillaume Horcajuelo/(EPA).

Power, money and sex: Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump and All the King’s Men

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa during a Women’s Day celebration held at Harry Gwala Multi-Purpose Centre in Sasolburg, Free State.09/08/2015 Kopano Tlape GCIS

ANC Leadership Race: Court applications as politics by other means

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Antonio Grosz/(Unsplash).

Right of Reply: Gun-free proponents make emotional claims

By Jonathan Wright