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TRAINSPOTTER: The Air Apparent—at an Israeli Apartheid Week lecture, Dlamini-Zuma signals she’s ready to rise

Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in Rustenburg, 27 March 2017. (Richard Poplak)

Waiting for Gordhan

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Photo: ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe during the press conference on 27 March 2017, Luthuli House. (Greg Nicolson)

ANC NEC: We didn’t know about Gordhan

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: South Africa's Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan speaks to President Jacob Zuma (R) during closing remarks during the 5th BRICS Summit in Durban, March 27, 2013. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Anger mounts against Zuma's 'reckless' recall of Gordhan, Jonas

By Jillian Green
Photo: Pravin Gordhan & Mcebisi Jonas (EPA)

News Alert: Presidency halts Gordhan, Jonas international roadshow, both instructed to return to SA urgently

By Ranjeni Munusamy

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Former president Nelson Mandela joins anti-apartheid veteran Ahmed Kathrada,R, on the eve of his 80th birthday in Houghton, Johannesburg, Thursday, 20 August 2009. Kathrada, who has known Madiba for 64 years, was joined by activist turned businessman Cyril Ramaphosa, not pictured, who is also the chairperson of the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation. Picture: Debbie Yazbek/Nelson Mandela Foundation

Ahmed Kathrada in a serious condition

By Daily Maverick
Photo: President Jacob Zuma and ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe (L) toast the 102nd birthday of the ANC during the launch of the party's election manifesto at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga on Saturday, 11 January 2014. Picture: SAPA stringer

Gwede’s Choice: Shoot the king or shadowbox the surrogates

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Main Photo: Nonhle Mbuthuma (Lucas Ledwaba)

Wild Coast anti-mining activist Nonhle Mbuthuma: ‘They must kill me alone, not with my family’

Photo: Security Personnel at the Castle in Cape Town before being briefed by Acting Police Commissioner General Kgomotso Phahlane,Thursday, 9 February 2017.

Parliament: SAPS’s incredibly shrinking performance standards

By Marianne Merten
Photo: GoogleMaps aerial view of the Woodstock Hospital site with the section requested to be subdivided and rezoned highlighted.

Application to rezone Woodstock Hospital casts Cape Town’s housing crisis back into the spotlight

By Antoinette Muller


Episode Four: SA’s ‘Serial’ podcast goes on an AK-47-fuelled car chase with the cops and makes a discovery that changes the case completely

By Paul McNally
Photo: President Jacob Zuma with Minister of State Security David Mahlobo at the African Union Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, 17 July 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Op-Ed: The Hate Speech Bill is unconstitutional and can’t be saved

By Kessler Perumalsamy

Evita's Free Speech: Ep.83 – Evita on TIME and about time (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Police officers stand guard during a protest by taxi operators against the roll-out of the latest phase of Johannesburg’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Soweto March 15, 2010. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Analysis: Taxi rapes highlight victims’ police station struggles

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: South African community members stand off against police on the disputed Swartklip land scene of land grabs and evictions over the last few days as millions of South Africans head to the polls for local government elections in Cape Town, South Africa 18 May 2011. (EPA/NIC BOTHMA)

Analysis: Land – real problem, great political tool

By Stephen Grootes

Photo: US President Donald J. Trump gets in the driver’s seat of an 18-wheeler while meeting with truck drivers and trucking CEOs on the South Portico prior to their meeting to discuss healthcare at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 23 March 2017.  EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

US: Trump’s week of incompetence wrapped in arrogance, with a hint of treason

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Goodman Mkhanda (Kim Harrisberg)

Health-e News: Diabetics at greater risk of contracting TB

Photo: Soweto, Johannesburg Photo: SarahTz (flickr)

Bheki's Ordinary People: Prepaid electricity hearings in Soweto spark hope among residents

Photo: The President of South Sudan, H.E Salva Kiir, received the outgoing Under Secretary-General of the United Nations for Peacekeeping Operations, Hervé Ladsous, in Juba on 21st March 2017. Photo:UNMISS/Isaac Billy

ISS Today: South Sudan’s national dialogues – can the AU make a difference?

Photo: Leader of the opposition party Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T), Morgan Tsvangirai, speaks to supporters during a protest against poverty and corruption, in Harare, Zimbabwe, 14 April 2016. EPA/AARON UFUMELI

Op-Ed: Why another ‘massive’ Zimbabwean opposition rally flopped

By Tichaona Zindoga
Photo: A file picture dated 10 April 2010 shows the burned out hull of a suspected pirate skiff drifts near the amphibious dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) in the Gulf of Aden. EPA/MC2 JASON R. ZALASKY

ISS Today: In fighting Somali piracy, don’t get the next steps wrong

Polar bear cub Quintana explores her enclosure at the Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, 23 March 2017. The cub was born on 21 November 2016.

While you were sleeping: 24 March 2016

By John Stupart
Photo: Demonstrators outside the Constitutional Court during hearings on the future of the social grants payment system. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

GroundUp: The World Bank’s role in SA’s social grants payment system

By GroundUp
Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza (R) embraces his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma (R) as he departs after an Africa Union-sponsored dialogue in an attempt to end months of violence in the capital Bujumbura, February 27, 2016. REUTERS/Evrard Ngendakumana

ISS Today: Burundi keeps knocking at SADC’s door


Op-Ed: Victory for transgender learner in Limpopo a long time coming

By Kellyn Botha

Theatre Review: ‘El Blanco’ is theatre at its simplest

By Lesley Stones
Photo: Marius Fransman, Andile Lungisa, Gwede Mantashe (GCIS photos)

A cry from the wilderness: Marius Fransman comes out to bat for Andile Lungisa

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Sinethemba Kuse is the subject of a word stamp mural created by artist Claude Chandler – commissioned by MSF – for World TB Day. Patients used words to create stamps based on their experiences with drug-resistant TB. Stamps used in this towering painting included: Stop TB, treatable, stigma, Delamanid, End TB, hope, cured and enough. Photo: Kim Harrisberg

Health-e News: When adolescence and TB meet

Photo: Nigerian Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) receive food aid at an IDP camp in Maiduguri, Nigeria, March 14, 2017 (Issued 15 March 2017). Over 1.8 million Nigerians are facing severe food insecurity. According to The United Nations humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien over 20-million people face the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria as the world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the United Nations. EPA/DEJI YAKE

Famine Crisis: Massive funding shortfall threatens UN relief for drought-hit countries

By Simon Allison
Photo: A White Rhino awaits buyers in a pen at the annual auction in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi national park, September 18, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Letter to the Editor: We need to kill off demand, not rhinos

By Daily Maverick
Photo by Pixel Kisses Photography via Flickr.

Competition Commission: Fresh produce dealers ‘collude’ to up food prices and muscle out emerging black farmers

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: The file picture dated 08 October 2014 shows chicks in an exhibition hall of the Golden Autumn agricultural exhibition in Moscow, Russia. EPA/MAXIM SHIPENKOV

Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: The chickens are coming home to roost in the poultry and banking sectors

By Marianne Merten
Photo: (Left) Carer Elizabeth Gqoboka addresses a mass meeting at the Sea Point Methodist Church on Thursday. (Right) Attorney Mandisa Shandu assures a Sea Point audience that the legal fight for the Tafelberg land is not over (Rebecca Davis)

‘It’s not over’: Activists react to Tafelberg land decision

By Rebecca Davis
Armed police following major incidents outside the Houses of Parliament in central London, Britain, 22 March 2017. Scotland Yard said on 22 March 21017 the police were called to a firearms incident in the Westminister palace grounds and on Westminster Bridge amid reports of several people injured in central London.

While you were sleeping: 23 March 2017

By John Stupart
Main photo: Bridget Hilton-Barber

AmaBookaBooka: The activist and the ‘Olive Branch’ (Podcast)

By Amabookabooka
Main photo: Armed police following major incidents outside the Houses of Parliament in central London, Britain 22 March 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN

Analysis: Lessons to be learnt from terror attacks beyond South Africa’s borders

By Jasmine Opperman
Photo: President Jacob Zuma delivered a keynote address at the National Youth Day Commemoration under the theme, Youth Action for Economic Freedom in Our Lifetime, 16 June 2011. Zuma is seen with the then Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane and National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) Executive Chairperson Andile Lungisa.

Zuma’s Lungisa gambit: Breaking the rules, risking ANC’s future

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Minister of Police Nathi Nhleko (GCIS), the Hawks head,  Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza (eNCA)

House of Cards: General Ntlemeza fights to remain the Hawks head, Minister Nhleko supporting him all the way

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Pedestrians walk near a campaign billboard featuring the country's incumbent president Yoweri Museveni in Entebbe, Uganda, 26 January 2016. EPA/MIKKO PIHAVAARA

Uganda: President Museveni under fire for encouraging vigilantism against ‘suspicious’ ‘boda-boda’ drivers

By Simon Allison
Photo: Reclaim the City supporters protest in April 2016 against the sale of Tafelberg. Photo: Naib Mian

GroundUp: Tafelberg sale to proceed – no social housing

By GroundUp

SAPS: Making arrests, but is it making improvements?

By Greg Nicolson
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: ANC and democratic crisis – what do we do?

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: People write get well messages on a board for Ahmed Kathrada. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

GroundUp: Prayers for Ahmed Kathrada at Liliesleaf

By GroundUp
US President Donald J. Trump walks to a meeting with House Republicans to encourage a deal on the American Health Care Act in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 21 March 2017. The long-awaited House vote to repeal Obamacare is expected on 23 March.

While you were sleeping: 22 March 2017

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

Analysis: Happy Human Rights Day – 57 years later, political thugs threaten fragile democracy

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Ahmed Kathrada (EPA), Julius Malema & Mmusi Maimane (SAPA)

The spirit of Robben Island: Kathrada’s unusual wish for Maimane and Malema

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Minister of State Security David Mahlobo during Pre-Budget Vote  Media Briefing 2016. (SIYABULELA DUDA/GCIS)

Op-Ed: Why I don’t Trust David Mahlobo and the State Security Agency

By John Steenhuisen
Photo: Aerial view of Tormin mine on the West Coast. Photo from Tormin promotional video.

GroundUp: Warrant for search-and-seizure at West Coast mine ruled invalid

By GroundUp
Main photo: Martin McGuinness, deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, arrives to a meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee at number 10 Downing street in London, Britain, 24 October 2016 (reissued 21 March 2017). EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Op-Ed: Martin McGuinness and the comparative struggles of Northern Ireland and South Africa

By Wilmot James

South African ‘Serial’ podcast – we visit the supermarket and stand exactly where the two victims were murdered (Episode 3)

By Paul McNally
Photo: Picture dated 13 February 2008 shows South African pedestrians walking past M.J Unisex Hair Salon run out of a transformed shipping container by Hair Dressers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Masiphumelele township in Cape Town, South Africa. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Letter to the Editor: Help SA to lead Africa in the management of human mobility

By Daily Maverick
Wired World

'Unparalleled' number of dinosaur tracks found in Australia


Reclaim the City occupiers vow to stay until demands are met

By News24

May holds crisis talks in Scotland on brink of Brexit


While you were sleeping: 27 March 2017

By John Stupart

Syria US-backed fighters take IS-held airport: spokesman


Opposition leader among hundreds arrested at Moscow protest


Trump to roll back Obama clean power plan


New Zealand rally after loss of Latham


Spacewalking French, US astronauts to upgrade orbiting lab


Durban building on fire

By News24
In case you missed it
Photo: Striking parliamentary workers affiliated to the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) protest outside the gates to Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa 08 September 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

GroundUp: Sassa warns workers not to strike

By GroundUp
Photo: Children play on the public play gyms in Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa, 18 March 2017.

Festering Indifference: Foster care grant mess has echoes of Sassa crisis

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Lonmin employees gather on a hill called Wonderkop at Marikana, August 15, 2012. Photograph Greg Marinovich / Daily Maverick

Marikana Massacre: “He is fine, let him die”

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Minister Blade Nzimande delivering his SoNA speech Debate in parliament, 18/02/2015, Siyasanga Mbambani, DoC

SACP/ANC alliance on shaky ground, thanks to Zupta, Molefe and social grants crisis

By Jillian Green
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump (R) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 17 March 2017. EPA/CLEMENS BILAN

Health-e News: US Gag Rule to cause more abortion-related deaths


Evita's Free Speech: Ep.82 – Evita celebrates a human right from the left (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: President Zuma speaking to Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini at the National Non-Profit Organisations summit, 15 Aug 2012

Unfunny Democracy: Concourt’s backhanded slap at Zuma and Dlamini

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Police Minister Nathi Nhleko (GCIS), Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini (GCIS), the Hawks head Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza (News24)

The Usual Suspects: Ntlemeza, Nhleko, Dlamini – Zuma’s serial legal delinquents

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Jacob Zuma with Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula Second Extraordinary Summit of the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC) at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 9 November 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Analysis: ANC's International Relations Discussion Document – not a guide to what to do next

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: The judiciary led by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke arrive in Parliament for the State of the Nation Address in Cape Town, 11 February 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Op-Ed: How vulnerable is South Africa's judiciary?

Photo: In this file picture dated 17 June 2003, armed UN soldiers from Uruguay gather in their headquarters in Bunia, Congo. EPA/MAURIZIO GAMBARINI

Op-Ed: Mental health, the missing link in sustainable peacebuilding

By Friederike Bubenzer
Photo: A general view of the Parliament during a session to debate the presdient’s State of the Nation Address, Cape Town, South Africa 14 February 2017. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Zuma’s strength lies in his band of compurgators

By Chris Shone
Photo: President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe, President of Benin Bon Yayi and President Jacob Zuma share a light moment before the start of the second day of the FOCAC Summit in Sandton, Johannesburg, 5 Dec 2015. (Photo: GCIS)

Op-Ed: Across Africa, people yearn for the rule of law – and are not afraid to demand it anymore

Photo: A screen grab from SABC feed.

#FeesMustFall: Convention brawling highlights student divisions

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: President Jacob Zuma meets with the head of the judiciary, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, the Speaker of the National Assembly, Ms Baleka Mbete, the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, Ms Thandi Modise. The meeting of the arms of the state is aimed at further strengthening working relations and co-operation. 03/11/2015, Genadendal, Cape Town, Elmond Jiyane, GCIS

Analysis: The Great Justice Robbery – it is Zuma’s duty to dispel doubt and suspicion

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Contraceptives smuggled in from Zimbabwe. Photo: Kimberly Mutandiro

GroundUp: Free Zimbabwean contraceptives smuggled for sale in South Africa

By GroundUp
Photo: A general view of the 26th African Union Summit at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 January 2016. EPA/SOLAN KOLLI

ISS Today: Will AU members manage to pay their dues?

Photo: Minister Jeff Radebe during Cabinet Lekgotla briefing, 22 August 2016 (Photo GCIS).

Governing the country, one Inter-Ministerial Committee at the time

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Celebrity pastor Paseka “Mboro” Motsoeneng prays for  Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Berning Ntlemeza. (eNCA frame)

TRAINSPOTTER: Not Doomed – Ntlemeza, unrepentant and unbreakable, does mega churching

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng (Greg Nicolson / Daily Maverick)

Social Grants Crisis: Concourt pulls no punches to ensure social grants will be paid on April 1

By Jillian Green
Photo: President Jacob Zuma takes the oath of office administered by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, Saturday May 24, 2014. Elmond Jiyane, GCIS Photo Studio

Heavy is the Head: Zuma and Mogoeng – the Sassa crisis from two perspectives

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane (GCIS)

Analysis: Tom Moyane, Zuma’s kingpin

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda waits for the start of the trial against former Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, his attorney and a Congolese lawmaker at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, 27 November 2013. EPA/Peter Dejong / POOL

Op-Ed: International Criminal Court strengthened by South Africa’s withdrawal of the ICC repeal bill

By Netsanet Belay & Matthew Cannock
Photo: A South African woman wearing a T-shirt in support of president Jacob Zuma of African National Congress (ANC) ruling party, hangs clothes on a washing line adjacent to a polluted canal between shack homes in Masiphumelele informal settlement in Cape Town, South Africa, 07 September 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

GroundUp: CPS wants R4.6bn from Sassa for the next two years

By GroundUp
Photo: Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini at the media briefing by Interministerial Committee on Immigration held at Tshedimosetso House in Hatfield, Pretoria, 28/04/2015 Kopano Tlape GCIS

amaBhungane: Social grants payment crisis – everything you need to know but were afraid to ask

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

Life Esidimeni offered ‘good value for money’, Health Department told in 2015

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Children run past a mural painting of an Aids ribbon at a school in Khutsong Township, 74km west of Johannesburg, August 22, 2011. Members of the Khutsong Youth centre have partnered with Johannesburg’s Department of Health to raise awareness among children on Aids related issues and minimise sexually transmitted diseases through education and sports. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

GroundUp: Court strikes blow against HIV quackery

By GroundUp
Photo: President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, gave remarks and answered questions at the U.S. Institute of Peace on July 22, 2015 during his first visit to the United States since taking office. Photo: US Institute of Peace

ISS Today: Buhari’s mystery illness unsettles the country and the continent

Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma replies to the debate about his State Of The Nation Address (SONA) in the parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 February 2017. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Parliament: IFP demands Zuma be investigated for misleading statements on social grants deductions

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Gengezi Mgidlana (GCIS)

Dear Thembani Mbadlanyana: Leave the right of reply to those whose job is to respond to the media

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi (GCIS)

Parliament adopts SABC interim board names

By News24
Photo: Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini welcomes President Jacob Zuma to the podium, National Disability Rights Summit, 10 Mar 2016 (Photo: GCIS)

Sassa Crisis in Concourt: The Guardians, The People and the Predator State

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: An unemployed builder from Zimbabwe holds a spirit level used in brick laying as he waits on a roadside for work in Cape Town, South Africa, 20 May 2015. EPA/NIC BOTHMA  EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Right of Reply: Immigrants work hard, this fact is not an insult to South Africans

By Gwen Ngwenya
Photo: With digital migration in South Africa, viewers with old TVs will need digital televisions or set top boxes. Photo: TV by J Hill via Flickr

GroundUp: Constitutional Court decision could change TV landscape

By GroundUp
Photo: Sam Cowen

AmaBookaBooka: A literary feast available at an ear near you (Podcast)

By Amabookabooka
Photo by Global Panorama via Flickr.

The Human Trafficking Act: Is it doing the job?

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Homeless people, who are guests at the Moreleta Dutch Reformed church, watch the 2010 World Cup Group A Soccer match between South Africa and Uruguay at the church in the suburb of Pretoria June 16, 2010. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

TRAINSPOTTER: Sassa, Ramaphosa, Mkhize, and the potholed road to Hell

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Police in Nkaneng, Marikana, 15 September 2012. (Greg Marinovich)

Marikana Massacre: Police absolve 87 of their own

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Sophia, who lives in a small Western Cape town, was left destitute by loan repayments. Photo: Black Sash/ Erna Curry

GroundUp: Sophia’s Choice – Farmworker has to decide which of her children to feed

By GroundUp
Photo: Secretary to Parliament - Mr Gengezi Mgidlana (Photo: SA Parliament)

Right of Reply: Mgidlana’s travels are part of his duties as Secretary to Parliament

By Thembani Mbadlanyana
Photo: President Jacob Zuma with Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini during the official opening of the Disability Rights Summit taking at Saint Georges Hotel, Centurion in Gauteng Province. 10/03/2016. Ntswe Mokoena. (GCIS)

SassaGate: CPS contract fiasco just one Sassa worm in a can of many

By Marianne Thamm

South African ‘Serial’ podcast continues – with a panga fight, a paralysing shootout and talk of a movie (Episode 2)

By Paul McNally
Photo: And then there was one...

Unchain My Heart: SACP’s exit from the Alliance would alter SA’s political reality

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: A South African Airways (SAA) Boeing 737 airliner is seen on the hard shoulder at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 March 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

SAPS: We’ve got the OR Tambo thieves

By Greg Nicolson
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-ed: When the State fails to act, the Constitutional Court will be called upon to make decisions of great political significance

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Derek Hanekom at the ANC’s 53rd electoral conference in Mangaung, 18 December 2012. (Daily Maverick)

Op-Ed: What are we doing to ensure that racism is challenged? Let’s #TakeOnRacism

By Derek Hanekom
Photo: Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini and the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) announce how NSFAS will assist social grant beneficiaries who pass their matric and are accepted at institutions of higher learning on January 10, 2017. Photo: GCIS

Crisis, what crisis? Minister under fire as social grant saga heats up National Assembly

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: UCT students demand in 2016 that outsourced workers be brought onto the staff. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Insourcing at universities – uneven progress

By GroundUp
Photo: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi speaks addresses ICT career education campaign at Lefatlheng Sports Ground in Moretele, North West, 12 March 2017. (Photos GCIS)

ISS Today: SA Parliament seeking fresh ways to oversee the executive


Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: The ‘myth of white monopoly capital’ and some VVIP bums on seats

By Marianne Merten