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Photo: SA vice-president David Mabuza during Tuesday’s question slot in the National Assembly, 20 March 2018. (Photo by Leila Dee Dougan for Daily Maverick)
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Photo: SA president Cyril Ramaphosa arrives to Kigali, Rwanda, 20 March 2017 (Photo courtesy of Rwandan government)

Africa Free Trade Forum: Continental gathering rocked by a bout of Ramaphoria

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Neil Coleman (Supplied)

Q&A: Between the lines of a national minimum wage with Neil Coleman

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: James Komape has started a library drive in his community in Limpopo. Photo: Mary-Anne Gontsana

GroundUp: Michael Komape's father starts drive to fix Limpopo schools

By GroundUp

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Photo: Minister Gwede Mantashe briefs media on Mining Charter engagement and immediate priorities for the industry, 20 March 2018 (Photo: GCIS)

Mining Charter: Communities cry foul over Mantashe's consultations

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: A young girl stands on a pipe near Lonmin’s mine in Wonderkop. Lonmin’s Marikana platinum mine is in the background. All photos: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Marikana workers live in dire conditions three years after Farlam report

By GroundUp
Photo: South Sudanese Refugees in Western Ethiopia Photo: EU/ECHO Martin Karimi (Flickr)

ISS Today: Mutual benefits of Ethiopia’s refugee policy

Photo: Former SARS commissioner Tom Moyane (Leila Dee Dougan for Daily Maverick)

SARS Wars: End of the road for Tom Moyane, one of State Capture’s most loyal foot soldiers

By Marianne Thamm
Original painting, ‘Scream’ by Edvard Munch.

Life Esidimeni families: How shared, collective pain created a community

By Greg Nicolson

Photo: Robert McBride is seen at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on Thursday, 30 September 2010 during an appeal by the Citizen newspaper against an award of damages and defamation granted to him. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Newsflash: IPID head Robert McBride off the hook for child abuse

By Rebecca Davis
Photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash

#GuptaLeaks Collateral Damage: KPMG SA makes a bold attempt at clawing itself out of an ethical hole

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Tom Moyane (Leila Dee Dougan for Daily Maverick)

SARS: Moyane axed as commissioner in blunt statement from Presidency

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
Photo: Outgoing African National Congress Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe (C) greets journalists after his final press conference during the 54th ANC National Conference held at the Nasrec Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 18 December 2017. EPA-EFE/Cornell Tukiri

Mining Charter: New Minister, old approach?

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: President of Rwanda Paul Kagame looks on during the launch of the Single African Air Transport Market at the 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 29 January 2018. EPA-EFE/STR

Africa: A dream of a continental free trade area deferred

By Carien du Plessis

Photo: Former Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini in Parliament last year. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Advocate accuses Bathabile Dlamini of lying

By GroundUp
Photo: Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) march through the Durban central business district, September 12, 2013. Photo: REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Op-Ed: The coming renewable energy transition

By Dirk de Vos
Photo: Raymond Suttner

Op-Ed: Pit toilet school deaths and human dignity

By Raymond Suttner
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.

Newsflash: Life Esidimeni families awarded R1.2-million compensation each

By Greg Nicolson
All Photos: Conservation Action Trust

Born Free Foundation: SA support for lion bones trade is damaging its image

By Don Pinnock

While you were sleeping: 20 March 2018

By John Stupart
Photo by wild vibez on Unsplash

Op-Ed: Turning the tide on avoidable deaths in Africa


Street Talk: Boyhood/Ganghood (Video)

By Street Talk
Photo: Aerial view of Mogwase including the railway line, shopping centre and informal shops. The informal shops are mostly next to the trees that run alongside the railway. Satellite photo from Google Maps

GroundUp: Traders vs Transnet – court case has consequences for informal businesses

By GroundUp
Main photo: There have been over 100 murders at Glebelands hostel since 2014

GroundUp: Women of Glebelands hostel devastated by violence

By GroundUp
Photo: New Police Minister Bheki Cele (REUTERS)

Prison Break: 9 government officials arrested in swoop on corruption syndicate

Photo: Errol April, a fruit farmer and former MK-veteran at his farm, Amanzi, just outside Greyton in the Western Cape, 15 March 2018. Photo: Leila Dougan

The Promised Land: How MK vet made farming work for him

By Rebecca Davis
Photo by Ricky Romero via Flickr

Op-Ed: What Cyril Ramaphosa needs to do to fix state spying, part 8 – Biometrics and Biosurveillance

By Jane Duncan
Photo: Hundreds protest during an anti xenophobia march organised by the African Diaspora Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa, 28 March 2017. Photo: EPA/CORNELL TUKIRI

Op-Ed: You better go back! Xenophobia at South Africa’s universities

Main Photo: Gugulethu backyard dwellers from NY 108 have erected barricades to protest over housing delivery issues. 13 March, 2018. Photo: Hlumela Dyantyi

A place called home: Tensions boil over in Gugulethu over land squeeze

File Photo: A Burundian protester with a mock weapon leads a group during an anti-government demonstration against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in Cibitoke neighbourhood of the capital Bujumbura, Burundi, 02 June 2015. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

ISS Today: The AU should take a stand on Burundi’s constitutional review

File Photo: SA Deputy President David Mabuza was sworn in on Tuesday 27 February 2018. (Leila Dee Dougan for Daily Maverick)

Parliamentary Monitoring Group: This Week – Deputy President Mabuza in the hot seat

By Parliamentary Monitoring Group
Photo: South African captain Faf du Plessis (R) talks with bowler Kagiso Rabada during day two of the third Test match between Australia and South Africa at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 25 November 2016. Photo: EPA/DAVID MARIUZ

Cricket: Fear and fast bowling in the age of demerit points

By Antoinette Muller

Demonstrators display Japanese martial arts at the Japanese Embassy's 100 year anniversary 'Japan Day' event in Stellenbosch, 17 March 2018.

While you were sleeping: 19 March 2018

By John Stupart

Evita's Free Speech: Ep.134 – Evita on killing three budgets with one kindness (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Former SARS deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay (C) arrives at the head offices of the Hawks police unit after South African Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, failed to appear before the South African Police Forces offices in Pretoria , South Africa, 25 August 2016. EPA/Kim Ludbrook

SARS Wars: ‘Rogue Unit’ prosecutor Sello Maema compromised, but NPA is keeping mum

By Marianne Thamm
Running Wild

Wild Horse Chase: How to get your novel published after 174 rejection slips

By Tiara Walters
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma (C) takes part in a dance during his traditional wedding to Tobeka Madiba, his fifth wife, at the village of Nkandla in northern KwaZulu-Natal January 4, 2010. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

Parliament: Opt-Out, Traditional Courts Bill supporters’ most hated clause

By Marianne Merten
Photo: SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane (StatsSA via Flickr)

Right of Reply: Linking SARS boss Tom Moyane to Gupta refund payment is malicious and disingenuous

By Sandile Memela
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.  Photo: EPA/Nic Bothma

GroundUp: There are 2.5 million people at risk of not receiving social grants on time

By GroundUp
Photo: Opposition party leader, Mmusi Maimane from the Democratic Alliance (DA) addresses a media conference in response to the resignation of President Jacob Zuma at the Houses of Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 15 February 2018. EPA-EFE/Brenton Geach

DA Leadership: Mmusi Maimane entrusted with steering party to the 2019 elections

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Atlantic Aviation in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, USA, 10 March 2018. EPA-EFE/David Maxwell

The US government according to Trump: From scary to downright terrifying

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Pro-refugees protesters rally outside the Immigration Office in Brisbane, Australia, 05 February 2016. The protest comes days after a High Court ruling that paves the way for 267 asylum seekers, including babies, to be deported to Nauru. Photo: EPA/Dan Peled

Op-Ed: Why Australia’s offer of humanitarian protection to white SA farmers is distasteful and smacks of racism

By Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh
Photo: A student from Wits University is arrested after clashes with the police during ongoing protests against the cost of higher education in Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 October 2016. Photo: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

#FeesMustFall: Free Education is here, but where are the students who fought for it?

By Nkateko Mabasa
Photo by JORGE via Flickr

Health-e News: Imminent tax on sugary drinks is just the start – Motsoaledi

Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma speaks at the City Hall in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, November 18, 2016. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

ANC: Facing charges, can Zuma still split the party?

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: New Vice-Chancellor of UCT, Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng. (Supplied)

New UCT Vice-Chancellor: Transformation, student engagement high on the agenda

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: A file photograph dated 08 May 2006 shows then African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma sitting in the dock before judgment in his trial for rape in the Johannesburg High Court. He was acquitted. EPA/JON HRUSA

Analysis: End of the road for Zuma, who has exhausted his options to avoid court

By Greg Nicolson
hoto: Moussa Faki Mahamat, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, delivers his speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 16 May 2017. EPA/PATRICK SEEGER

ISS Today: Why the African Union needs a stable Ethiopia

File Photo:  South African President Jacob Zuma addresses the media during a national television address in which he resigned, Pretoria, South Africa, 14 February 2018. EPA-EFE/STR

Shaun Abrahams: Zuma will have his day in court

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe speaking to the media at his residence in the suburb of Borrowdale, Harare, Zimbabwe, 15 March 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

Analysis: Robert Mugabe's ramblings against Mnangagwa reveal his bitterness

By Sally Nyakanyanga
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Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, dies aged 45


Floyd Shivambu scuffle with Netwerk24 photographer condemned

By News24

CSA welcomes Rabada's appeal outcome

By News24

Palestinian president calls US ambassador to Israel 'son of a dog'


Facebook rocked by data breach scandal as investigations loom


Cambridge Analytica denies data misuse amid UK regulator probe


Sick air travelers mostly likely to infect next row: study


Britain, EU reach deal on post-Brexit transition period


DA shuts down De Lille's call for public DC hearing

By News24

Golf: McIlroy ends 18-month PGA win drought with Palmer title

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Photo: SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane (StatsSA via Flickr)

Scorpio: The Moyane Dossier, Part 1 – How SARS boss disregarded the law to pay Guptas’ VAT refund

Photo: South Africa’s Auditor-General, Kimi Makwetu. Archive Photo: GCIS/SAPA

Op-Ed: State Capture – Auditor-General’s powers should be beefed up to tackle loss of funds

By Mike Law
Illustrative Photo by Koushik Das On Unsplash

Op-Ed: South Africa’s #CoalCapture – Not the way forward in a ‘new dawn’

By Ahmed Mokgopo
Photo: Dr Nandi Malumbuzo (SA) and Dr Samson Bada (Nigeria) in the clean coal lab at Wits. Photo: Geoff Hill

Op-Ed: Clean Coal is the way to power Africa – and SA academics know how

Photo: Protesters throw rocks and stones at police forces in protest over the lack of land and housing, Finetown, Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 May 2017. EPA/Cornell Tukiri

Promised Land: Grim truth about ‘redistributed’ land failures told in Parliament

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Some of the 46 wind turbines pictured at the Gouda wind farm at Riebeek Kasteel, 13 March 2018. The 138MW wind-farm cost R2.7bn and was brought online in early September 2015 and is capable of powering 200,000 households per year or 400 gigawatt hours of electricity. EPA-EFE/Kim Ludbrook

Op-Ed: Numsa supports a transition from dirty energy to clean renewable energy

Photo by EPA

Op-Ed: Moerane inquiry hears litany of claims of intimidation, torture, tampering with evidence by police – all denied

By Vanessa Burger

Skirting Ecocide: Alternatives to the UN, global elites and Ramaphosa

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane (Photo by Financial Mail)

Scorpio: Poking holes in Tax boss Tom Moyane’s statement on Makwakwa’s resignation

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).

Reporter's Parliamentary Notebook: Shuffling the ANC backbench to accommodate ex-ministers

By Marianne Merten
Main Photo: Learners and members of Equal Education picketed outside the Bhisho High Court on Wednesday in a case over minimum standards for schools. Photo: Leanne Jansen-Thomas

GroundUp: Equal Education in court against Motshekga over broken schools

By GroundUp
Photo: Capetonians are hoping for more days like these. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Will there be more rain in Cape Town this winter?

By GroundUp
Protesters against false prophets and pastors marched to the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural‚ Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL) in Braamfontein.

GroundUp: Call for action against abusive churches

By GroundUp
Photo: Activists from the NGO Not In My Name were joined by hundreds of drivers from e-hailing services like Uber and Taxify as they took to the streets of Pretoria in protest on Friday 9 March 2018. Demonstrators are demanding justice and accountability for the brutal murder of 21-year-old Taxify driver Siyabonga Ngcobo. Photo: Daily Maverick.

Transport: Blade Nzimande’s road ahead is filled with potholes that need fixing

Photo: Residents of Cape Town collect drinking water in the dark early hours of the morning from a mountain spring collection point in Cape Town, South Africa, 31 January 2018. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

#CapeWaterGate: In the end, what was Day Zero all about?

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Advocate George Bizos (R), legal adviser to former South African President Nelson Mandela, speaks to the media as he leaves the Johannesburg High Court in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday 31 May 2005. EPA/JON HRUSA

George Bizos: Human rights don’t stop at the border

Photo: South African President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during a question and answer session in Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 14 March 2018. Ramaphosa was in Parliament to attend his first question and answer session since he was elected into office. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

Parliament: The National Minimum Wage – Ramaphosa’s first real test

By Marianne Merten
Photo of Jacob Zuma by Greg Nicolson / Daily Maverick

Analysis: Dipping back into the Age of Gedleyihlekisa?

By Stephen Grootes
Photo by Boudewijn Huysmans on Unsplash

AB Xuma Primary School: Repeated sexual assault of two Grade 3 pupils a betrayal of trust

Photo: Sugarcane harvesting by Steven Baird (flickr)

Op-Ed: Biofuel from sugarcane – why is SA not rushing ahead?

By Chris Ward
Photo: Some of the 46 wind turbines are pictured at the Gouda wind farm some 150km from Cape Town, Riebeek Kasteel, South Africa, 13 March 2018. EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

Op-Ed: Eleventh-hour objection to renewables indicates urgent need for a just energy transition plan

By Richard Halsey
Photo: Ruben Rustoff, secretary general of the Khoisan mass movement, protests outside the Nasrec conference centre hours before the new ANC leader is elected on Monday 18 December 2017. Photo: Daily Maverick/ Leila Dougan

Op-Ed: Khoisan have been overshadowed in the land debate

By Ramabina Mahapa
Photo: Developers have captured the Sea Point Ratepayers’ Association, argue the authors.

GroundUp: Are residents’ associations being captured by the property industry?

By GroundUp
Photo: Ashes Sitoula/(Unsplash)

Op-Ed: Why adaptability in the Energy Sector is key to South Africa’s success

By David Masureik
Photo: Free State premier-elect Sisi Ntombela and Mpumalanga premier-elect Refilwe Mtshweni at Luthuli House as their appointments are made public. (Greg Nicolson)

ANC fills gender gap in Mpumalanga and Free State with premier appointments

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: (Flickr)

KPMG SA charged by US Securities and Exchange Commission for improper audits

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Professor Stephen Hawking delivers a speech entitled 'Why We Should Go Into Space' at  The George Washington University in Washington, DC, USA, 21 April 2008. EPA-EFE/STEFAN ZAKLIN

Stephen Hawking: A brief history of his time

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: African National Congress (ANC) President Cyril Ramaphosa (R) with outgoing ANC president, Jacob Zuma (L) take pictures of the media while on stage during the 54th ANC National Conference held at the Nasrec Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 18 December 2017. PA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

ANC: Ground-level pushback against Ramaphosa shows signs of gaining strength

By Carien du Plessis
Main photo: At a Listeriosis Awareness Drive at the Wynberg Taxi Rank on 9 of March 2018, vendors Daphney Mafuxwane, Ntombenani Godlwana Tukani and Zoleka Nosakhele Magada discuss the challenges of selling food to customers amid a drought in Cape Town.

Listeriosis: Vendors struggle to maintain standards in a time of drought

By Hlumela Dyantyi
Photo: A pupil walks to school in Thembelihle,  ‎7 November 2016. Photo by Shaun Swingler/(Chronicle)

Op-Ed: The never-ending housing challenge – Reflection on Thembelihle

By Siphiwe Segodi
Photo: Newly elected President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in during an extraordinary sitting of Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 15 February 2018. EPA-EFE/MIKE HUTCHINGS

Op-Ed: Cyril Ramaphosa – New Dawn, False Hope

By Kimal Harvey

Street Talk: When the taps run dry… (Video)

By Street Talk
Photo: Woodstock residents walk through Wolwerivier, which may soon become their new home. Photo: Barbara Maregele

GroundUp: Woodstock residents shocked by prospect of life in Wolwerivier

By GroundUp
Photo: Some Capetonians have used spring water to reduce the amount of municipal water they use in their houses. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: How Cape Town more than halved its water usage

By GroundUp
Photo: A young boy tries desperately to get handed a mosquito net by members of the Roll Back Malaria Expedition in the Matongo village, Zambia, 23 April 2008. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Op-Ed: Copper boom is back, will Zambia benefit?

By Claude Kabemba & Edward Lange
Photo: Julius Malema exits Parliament with other EFF members after being asked to leave by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament during a question and answer session with then president Jacob Zuma in Parliament, 31 August 2017. PEPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

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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

Party funding: Government makes concessions on lifting ‘veil of secrecy’

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Main photo: Security outside a polling station during presidential elections in Borama, Western Somaliland, 26 June 2010. EPA/Philipp Hedemann

Op-Ed: Somaliland – between Democracy and Prosperity

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Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the All-Russia Forum of Young Workers in Nizhny Tagil in Sverdlovsk region, Russia, 06 March 2018. Presidential elections in Russia will take place on 18 March 2018. EPA-EFE/ALEXEI DRUZHININ

ISS Today: Russia and Africa meet again

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Filipino informal settlers seen living next to a canal filled with garbage in Manila, Philippines, 12 March 2018.

While you were sleeping: 13 March 2018

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