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

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

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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 of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

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

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Co-founder and CEO of Airbnb Brian Chesky speaks during an interview in Langa township, Cape Town, South Africa March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Airbnb’s African takeover: One-on-One with founder Brian Chesky

By Rebecca Davis

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Main photo: Bridget Hilton-Barber

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

By Amabookabooka

SAPS: Making arrests, but is it making improvements?

By Greg Nicolson
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: International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach of Germany speaks during a press conference after the Olympic Summit of the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland, 21 June 2016.  EPA/LAURENT GILLIERON

Explainer: What’s going on with bidding for and awarding of the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games?

By Antoinette Muller
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

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: Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba and President Jacob Zuma during the E- Home Affairs launch at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, 7 April 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

ANC’s policy document on Home Affairs: When Big Brother met Monopoly Capitalist

By Marianne Merten
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: 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

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

GroundUp: Prayers for Ahmed Kathrada at Liliesleaf

By GroundUp
Photo: A woman walks past a disused tanker in Sheikh, Somaliland. Photo: Greg Mills.

Security in Africa: Military partnerships can foster economic growth on the continent


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

By Paul McNally
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
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: 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
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

Review: The Chocolate Case, the Netherlands’ answer to child slavery

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (R) speaks during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Not Pictured) after their meeting at the Presidential Palace, Cairo, Egypt, 02 March 2017. EPA/KHALED ELFIQI

ISS Today: Egypt renews its commitment to Africa

Image: Urban designer Azraa Rawoot’s impression of the proposed mixed-use and social housing development on the Tafelberg site. This impression was included in Ndifuna Ukwazi’s submission to Cabinet.

GroundUp: Tafelberg decision – the moment of truth for Zille and her Cabinet

By GroundUp
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: US President Donald J. Trump looks on during a rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 20 March 2017. Trump is appearing at several Make America Great Again rallies around the country. EPA/MARK LYONS

Trump Under Scrutiny: Expect Watergate on steroids

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Issa Hayatou, Acting FIFA President speaks during a press conference at the FIFA Headquarters 'Home of FIFA' in Zurich, Switzerland, Thursday, 3 December 2015. EPA/WALTER BIERI

African Football: What will define the legacy of Issa Hayatou’s 29-year borderline dictatorship?

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Ghanaian opposition leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo (C) speaks to the press soon after he was declared winner of the 2016 presidential election at his residence in Accra, Ghana, 09 December 2016. Ghana's Electoral Commission announced the result late 09 December that opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo had won elections with 53.8 percent of the vote, beating President John Mahama. EPA/CHRISTIAN THOMPSON

Ghana: Why does president Akufo-Addo need an “elephant-sized” cabinet?

By Simon Allison
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: South Africa's Keshav Maharaj leads his team from the field after fiqures of 6/40 on Day 3 of the 2nd test match between New Zealand Black Caps and South Africa Proteas. International test match cricket. Basin Reserve, Wellington New Zealand. Saturday 18 March 2017. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Cricket: Exceptional effort from Comeback Kings hands South Africa series lead against New Zealand

By Antoinette Muller
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
Wired World

S.Africa arrests 3 over break-in at top judge's office


Date set for first step in possible Zille disciplinary inquiry

By News24

Three killed as suicide blasts rock migrant camp in Nigeria


Search continues for woman missing on Table Mountain

By News24

Trump, NASA and a rare consensus: mission to Mars


North Korea fails in new missile test: Seoul


Scottish lawmakers to vote on new independence referendum


Laptops, tablets on airplanes: what's the threat?


2 houses, caravan destroyed in Rooi Els blaze

By News24

Chief Justice break-in not random - Popcru

By News24
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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: 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: 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

Street Talk: Power, strength & dignity, Part 3 (Video)

By Street Talk
Photo: A South African woman carrying her baby rests against a fence with thousands of South Africans waiting in line outside Gugulethu Social Services office to register for a Social Relief of Distress Grant, Gugulethu, Cape Town, South Africa 28 January 2009. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Social Grants Crisis: Sassa fails to respond to ConCourt questions, CPS contract now deemed ‘interim’

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: A boy looks over the remains of his home after a devastating fire in Mandela Park Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, 13 March 2017. According to the City of Cape Town, over 15,000 residents of Mandela Park in Imizamo Yethu have been affected with about 3,500 informal structures gutted by a blaze that swept through Hout Bay on 11 March 2017, claiming at least two lives. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Fire and wind: Cape’s curse hits townships hardest again

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump attends a meeting on healthcare in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 13 March 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Letter from Trumpland: Aminé, the N-Word, and a Parable of Race and Numbers

By Glen Retief
Photo: Nazir Alli, chief executive officer of the SA National Road Agency, updates the National Press Club in Pretoria on the Gauteng freeway improvement project, Thursday, 29 October 2009. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Prasa: Feud continues, with no end in sight

By Greg Nicolson

Passing the Buck, Mbete-style: Suppliers for Post-SONA Speaker’s Ball are still unpaid, still afraid

By Marianne Merten
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma attends the China-South Africa Economy Forum at a hotel in Beijing, China, 05 December 2014. EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL

TRAINSPOTTER: Bow down before the President King – The Future according to the ANC

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini closes the National Youth Camp at 3 South African Infantry Battalion near Kimberley, Northern Cape, 12 December 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

SASSAgate: Anatomy of the Hidden Hand – will all be revealed to ConCourt?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Nokuthula Simelane

RSA in a dewdrop: Reflections on the political murder trial of the decade

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma celebrates his re-election as Party President at the National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Bloemfontein December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

ANC Policy: Old proposals in new wrapping paper, with a dash of perfume

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Students march and sing during a protest in support of the #FeesMustFall movement at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, 19 October 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Letter to the Editor: UCT’s SRC needs support as the academic year begins

By Daily Maverick
Photo: South African President, Jacob Zuma (2-R) and AU chair, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (3-L) seen during the ‘Family photograph’ taken at the AU Summit in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, 14 June 2015. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Op-Ed: A gap opens for South Africa to do right on the ICC

By Max du Plessis
Photo: New Zealand's BJ Watling and South Africa’s Dean Elgar share a joke after colliding. New Zealand Black Caps v South Africa, day 4, first match, ANZ Test series, University Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand. Saturday, 11 March, 2017. Copyright photo: John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

Cricket: Elgar resistance underscores how tough first Test against New Zealand was

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

ANC’s Economic Transformation Policy document: Not Radical, Not New

By Stephen Grootes
Photo by Alpha, via Flickr.

Health-e News: Diabetes moves up the Killer Charts

Photo: The participants at the Humanitarian Conference for Nigeria and Lake Chad region hosted by Norway, Germany, Nigeria and the United Nations poses for a family photo in Oslo, Norway, 24 February 2017. EPA/Hakon Mosvold Larsen

ISS Today: The hidden opportunity of the Lake Chad Basin crisis

Photo: Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete reacts during a debate in Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 05 April 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Parliament: ANC wants a total reset

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Minister of State Secuty, David Mahlobo briefs the media on the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) cluster programme of action for the year held in Pretoria, 5 March 2017. (Photo: GCIS)

Op-Ed: Coming soon – ANC’s moves to threaten internet freedoms

Photo: A photo provided by the South African GCIS shows South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma (L) speaking to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (R) attending a session of the 24th African Union Summit of the NEPAD Heads of State/Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) at the African Union Headquaters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 29 January 2011. EPA/Ntswe MokoenaPhoto: A photo provided by the South African GCIS shows South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma (L) speaking to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (R) attending a session of the 24th African Union Summit of the NEPAD Heads of State/Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) at the African Union Headquaters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 29 January 2011. EPA/Ntswe Mokoena

South Africa and the ICC: The Hague’s golden opportunity to convince Zuma to stay

By Simon Allison

Evita's Free Speech: Ep.81 – Evita remembers Bella who was killed by Frankie! (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: A South African woman washes a rug on a street in the impoverished settlement of Masiphumelele in Cape Town, South Africa 18 June 2015.  EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Letter to Editor: Zille wrong to blame the poor for the Cape's housing crisis

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

Parliament: The world’s still a much-travelled oyster for Secretary Mgidlana

By Marianne Merten

Street Talk: Power, strength & dignity, Part 2 (Video)

By Street Talk

The ANC vs The Stalwarts: The Great Betrayal & The Fight Back

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: The Health Minister of South Africa Aaron Motsoaledi during a press conference at the 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria, 20 July 2010. EPA/GEORG HOCHMUTH.

Open Letter to Minister Motsoaledi: Muzzling healthcare workers does little to address problems in the system

By Samantha Khan-Gillmore
Photo: Top: Air Tractor AT-802 SEAT (Single Engine Air Tanker) landing at Fox Field, Lancaster California, while fighting the North Fire. (Wikimedia Commons/Alen Radecki); Bottom: Archangel (Photo by IOMAX)

Kenya’s very own ‘arms deal’ scandal

By Njeri Kimani & Simon Allison
Photo: President Jacob Zuma attends The New Age SABC Business breakfast held at the Grand West Casino Complex in Cape Town. 10/02/2012.

Op-Ed: There’s no conspiracy behind Zuma’s decision to replace three members of the JSC

By John Jeffery
Photo: A South African boy stands with his mother and thousands of South Africans as they wait in line outside Guguletu Social Services office to register for a Social Relief of Distress Grant, Guguletu, Cape Town, South Africa 28 January 2009. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Exploiting the poorest of the poor: Allan Gray is feeling the NET1 heat

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Photo: Activists demonstrate outside the court during the hearing on the Thabametsi coal-fired power station. Photo: CER

GroundUp: Landmark court ruling on climate change

By GroundUp