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Zimbabwe: Mugabe faces imminent dismissal

Photo: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe attends the swearing-in ceremony of his Mozambican counterpart Armando Guebuza for a second term in office in the capital Maputo, January 14, 2010. REUTERS/Grant Lee Neuenburg.
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Hani Killer: Janusz Walus denied parole

By Nkateko Mabaso
Main photo: A woman walks past a mural or Grace and Robert Mugabe

Reporter's Harare Notebook: Not yet 'Uhuru'

By Shaun Swingler
Photo: John Moodey (DA photo) and Ghaleb Cachalia (Greg Nicolson)

DA’s 2019 Gauteng ambitions divide party ahead of provincial election

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Photo: ANC uniforms were sold ahead of Mangaung conference, Bloemfontein, 16 November 2o12. (Greg Nicolson)

ANC Leadership Race: Desperate moves at branch level as clock ticks to December

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Notes From The House: R550m bill for ‘prestige’ real estate and maintenance – including minister’s R675k braai facility

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State Capture: HSBC continues to investigate its links to Gupta family

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Photo: Members of the public read a copy of a local newspaper in Harare, Zimbabwe, 15 November 2017. EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s exit strategy on the high-level negotiation table

By PETER FABRICIUS
Main photo: Soldiers sit in an APC outside Parliament on Nelson Mandela Avenue

Harare: Business as usual (Photo Essay)

By Shaun Swingler

Photo: National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams (R) walks past his deputy Adv Nomgcobo Jiba as he leaves at the end of a media  briefing in Pretoria, South Africa, May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

AfriForum’s private prosecution plan under way with Jiba in sights

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Zimbabwean refugee artist Lovemore Kupeta hangs his works on a security fence at a busy street intersection in the affluent suburb of Sandton in Johannesburg, South Africa, 02 November 2007. Photo EPA/JON HRUSA

Zimbabweans in SA look north – will anything change?

By ORATENG LEPODISE
Photo: A Collapsed cliff at the Tormin Mine on the West Coast. Communities affected by mining want a greater say in the Mining Charter. Photo supplied by an anonymous third-party

GroundUp: Victory for community organisations in Mining Charter battle

By GroundUp
Photo: A general view shows the Lethabo coal fired power station run by Eskom in Johannesburg, South Africa, 03 January 2017. Photo: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Op-Ed: Eskom’s sales, revenue and debtor management challenges

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Photo: Then Director for Strategy and Knowledge Management for the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme Gengezi Mgidlana addressing the Plenary at the 36th session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), FAO headquarters (Plenary Hall). 12 October 2010, Rome. (Photo by FAO)

Parliamentary Reporter’s Notebook: Furore erupts over audit report undermining Gengezi Mgidlana’s disciplinary

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Photo: Zimbabwean human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa. Photo: ZimEye.net

Zimbabwe: No point in military intervention if Mugabe retains power – human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa

By Sally Nyakanyanga
Photo: Chad le Clos of South Africa on his way to win the men’s 200m Butterfly final during the 17th FINA Swimming World Championships in the Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary, 26 July 2017. EPA/TAMAS KOVACS HUNGARY OUT

Reporter’s Sporting Weekend Notebook: A week of epic World Cup fails

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Photo: A man walks past a local newspaper poster frontpage reading 'Mugabe Under House Arrest' on the second day after the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) took over the control of the government in Harare, Zimbabwe, 16 November 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

ISS Today : Good coup, bad coup?

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Photo: City officials demonstrate water distribution points that will be set up around Cape Town if the city runs out of water and reaches ‘Day Zero’. Photo: Leila Dougan/Chronicle

Water Crisis: City of Cape Town reveals plan for 200 distribution points in the event of ‘Day Zero’

By AYANDA CHARLIE and LEILA DOUGAN
Photo: Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu during the Social Protection, Community and Human Development Cluster media briefing, 2015. (Photo: DoC)

Op-Ed: What does Lindiwe Sisulu have to show for her years in office?

By SARA GON
Photo: DA Manifesto Launch, 23 April 2016, Johannesburg. (Greg Nicolson)

Analysis: With ANC struggling to perform, the DA hopefuls compete for Gauteng leadership

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: HSBC's City of London branch, 24 April 2015. Photo: Andy Rain/(EPA)

State Capture: HSBC SA warned London of Gupta money laundering – Peter Hain

By Marianne Thamm
Original photo: Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown addressing members of the media at an Economic Sectors, Employment and Infrastucture Development Cluster media briefing in Cape Town. 24/02/2015. Photo: Ntswe Mokoena (GCIS)

Parliament: Lynne Brown's background machinations to the State Capture inquiry exposed

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Hundreds of people queue in long lines to take part in the 2014 general elections in Diepsloot. (Photo: GCIS)

By-Elections: Mixed results amid low turn-outs

By Wayne Sussman
Photo: This is the pit latrine that Michael Komape drowned in. This photo was taken by Charles Malebana shortly after the incident. It was admitted as evidence on Wednesday.

GroundUp: Family wants to get rich out of Michael Komape’s death, argues state

By GroundUp
Photo: Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) leader Morgan Tsvangirai  addresses the media at a briefing at his Highlands residence in Harare. Photo: Shaun Swingler.

Zimbabwe: ‘If we’re approached, we’ll participate’ – opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai

By Shaun Swingler
President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza addresses guests during the state banquet at Tuyhuis in Cape Town in 2014. (Photo: DOC)

ISS Today: Will other African countries follow Burundi out of the ICC?

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Voëlvlei is the second-largest dam supplying Cape Town’s municipal water. This photo is from May 2017. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp Op-Ed: Water crisis – the more we know, the better we can respond

By GroundUp
Photo: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe delivers an address at the SADC Summit in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, 2014. (Photo: GCIS)

Op-Ed: Zimbabwe faces a grave constitutional crisis

By DAVID COLTART
BY EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI
A woman reads a copy of the special edition of a local daily in Harare, Zimbabwe, 15 November 2017. The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has reportedly taken control over the government of President Robert Mugabe. The army seized the national broadcaster's headquarters (ZBC) on 14 November night. The military denied it staged a coup d'etat.

While you were sleeping: 16 November 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: President Jacob Zuma during the SADC Extraordinary Double Troika Summit in Pretoria, South Africa. On the left is President Robert Mugabe, Chairperson of the SADC Troika meeting and in the background is Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, 20 February 2015. (GCIS)

Botswana: SADC leaders meet to discuss Zim ‘coup’

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: Zimbabwe National Army commander Constantino Chiwenga addresses a press conference at the army headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe, 13 November 2017 (issued 15 November 2017). During the press conference Chiwenga called for an end to purges in the ruling Zanu-PF adding that security forces will try to stop those who intend to destroy the party. EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

Analysis: Zimbabwe – a military coup is no promise of political stability

By MIKAELA NHONDO ERSKOG
Main photo: A file picture dated 12 June 1987 shows US president Ronald Reagan (R) and German chancellor Helmut Kohl (L) waving as Reagan visits the Berlin Wall in West Berlin, Germany on the occasion of Berlin’s 750th anniversary. EPA/ROLAND HOLSCHNEIDER

Declassified: Apartheid Profits – German U-boats

By Open Secrets
Photo: Zimbabwe War Veterans Association secretary general Victor Matemadanda addressing a press conference on behalf of other war veterans in Harare, 15 November 2017. Photo: Aaron Ufumeli/(EPA).

Zimbabwe: War vets call for political convergence

By Sally Nyakanyanga
Photo: Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille at her offices on Monday. ‘I will not allow a well-run city to run out of water,’ she said.  Photo: Janet Heard

Hell or High Water: Face to face with Patricia de Lille and the battle to stave off Day Zero

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Former US President Barack Obama (R) campaigns with Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Governor Ralph Northam (L) at the Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia, USA, 19 October 2017. Former President Obama won the state of Virginia in the 2008 and 2012 elections. Photo: EPA-EFE/JIM LO SCALZO

Op-Ed: A Cosmopolitan Riot – Virginia’s 2017 Election

By Jonathan Faull
Photo: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (R) and his wife First Lady Grace (L) arrive for a Zanu-PF supporters’ solidarity rally held at the party’s headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe, 08 November 2017 (issued 09 November 2017). The solidarity rally was held to show support of Mugabe and also throw weight behind First Lady Grace Mugabe for the post of vice president following the sacking of former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa from the post on 06 November 2017. EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

A Coup de Grace: South Africa’s perfect foreign policy storm?

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: People protest outside the High Court in Polokwane in support of the Komape family. Photo: Ciaran Ryan

GroundUp: Michael Komape case – Pathologist describes finding faeces in lungs

By GroundUp
Photo: UCT Law School (Wikimedia Commons)

UCT’s law programme under existential threat

By Rebecca Davis
Photo:Deputy Emmerson Mnangagwa (L) reads a birthday message to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (2-R, seated) during a surprise birthday party held on the occasion of his 93rd birthday at his Munhumutapa offices in Harare, Zimbabwe, 21 February 2017. EPA/AARON UFUMELI

Analysis: Emmerson Mnangagwa – the man behind Zimbabwe’s ‘coup’

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: Thembisa Mdoda performs in The Children’s Monologues at the Market Theatre on Monday. Photo: Supplied

Theatre: The Children’s Monologues – telling South African stories through the mouths of babes

By Nkateko Mabaso
Photo: The M1 in Johannesburg, heading north. Photo: Flickr

Bodies, bodies everywhere: Gauteng health needs help

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: South African rugby fans react with disappointment after it was announced that France will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup during a public screening in Pretoria, South Africa, 15 November 2017. South Africa was the early favourite to host the worlds biggest rugby union tournament for the second time however France was chosen. Photo: EPA/Christiaan Kotze

Analysis: #RWC2023, money muscle and the transparency ruse

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: President Jacob Zuma greets Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) meeting at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 29 January 2013. (photo: GCIS)

Zimbabwe: Mugabe tells Zuma that he is “confined” to his home, as SA envoy is en route to Harare

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: Dominic Bird (C) of the All Blacks in action against French players Scott Spedding (R) and Vincent Rattez (L) during the rugby test match between France and New Zealand's All Blacks in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, France, 14 November 2017. Photo: Guillaume Horcajuelo /EPA-EFE.

#RWC2023: Shock move as France trumps South Africa as hosts

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (C) inspects goods on display at an exhibition stand at the 2017 edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, 28 April 2017. Photo: EPA/AARON UFUMELI

ISS Today: Can new leaders fix Zimbabwe’s Potemkin economy?

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) commander Constantine Chiwenga addresses a press conference at the army headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe, 13 November 2017 (issued 15 November 2017). During the press conference Chiwenga called for an end to purges in the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu PF) adding that security forces will try to stop those who intend to destroy the party. The army seized the national broadcaster's headquarters (ZBC) on 14 November night, to announce that President Robert Mugabe and his family were safe but without citing their whereabouts. The military denied it staged a coup d'etat. Photo: EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

Zimbabwe: Army in control of state institutions, but insists not a coup

By SALLY NYAKANYANGA, PETER FABRICIUS and AFP.
Photo: A file photo of ANC's Gwede Mantashe and Zizi Kodwa. 6 August 2014. (Greg Nicolson)

ANC Leadership Race: Mantashe and Kodwa give tips to journalists on fake news

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Former acting SAPS National Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane (left), IPID boss Robert McBride.

IPID vs SAPS: Robert McBride approaches court to stop North West unit interfering with investigations

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South African Defence Force soldiers secure a perimeter during a crime operation in Ottery, Cape Town, South Africa 22 May 2015. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Militarisation – our new response to societal issues

By JODI WILLIAMS
Photo: A Malawian woman husks corn with a group of women in her village on the outskirts of Lilongwe, Malawi. Photo: Stephen Morrison/Africa Practice (flickr)

amaBhungane: Hunger stalks Malawi’s prisons

By AMABHUNGANE
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'Red Zone' declared after armed robbers hit ambulance in Cape Town

By News24

Iraq forces retake last IS-held town in country

By AFP

Mugabe makes first public appearance since army takeover

By AFP

National winners announced for 2017 Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards.

By Daily Maverick

Japan railway 'deeply sorry' after train leaves 20 seconds early

By AFP

Congress sends $700 bn defense bill for Trump's signature

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Gerrie Nel's history with Jiba not an issue - AfriForum

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Op-Ed: Have the students just been handed a debt sentence?

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Photo: Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown addressing members of the media at Economic Sectors, Employment and Infrustucture Development Cluster media briefing at media centre in Cape Town. 24/02/2015. Photo: Ntswe Mokoena (GCIS)

Parliament: Captured? ‘I do not take instructions from anybody’ – Lynne Brown

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Photo: #FeesMustFall protest in Johannesburg, 21 Septembar 2016. (Photo by Greg Nicolson)

Reality Check: Heher Commission report reminds us of harsh truths on student fees

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: 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

TRAINSPOTTER: New Deal, Old Spiel – Ramaphosa campaigns on saving the South African economy

By Richard Poplak
Photo: A man runs through the scene of a massive explosion in front of the Safari Hotel in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia, 14 October 2017. Hundreds of people were killed in the truck bomb attack, the deadliest attack in Somalia’s recent history. Photo: Said Yusuf Warsame/(EPA-EFE).

Op-Ed: Lessons from Somalia – building community resilience is crucial

By David Bax
Photo: Smoke rises from an ESKOM coal-fired power station near Johannesburg, 30 December 2015.  Photo: Kim Ludbrook/(EPA).

Op-Ed: An alarming picture emerges as Eskom’s liquidity dries up

By C Yelland & Y Groenewald
Photo: Raymond Suttner is a political analyst who served lengthy periods in prison and under house arrest during apartheid. Photo: Chris Snelling

Op-Ed: Non-violence is essential to respect human dignity

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Fishers protest outside Parliament in 2016. Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: We don’t have money or staff, says Fisheries Department

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Street Talk: Teens talk state of the nation (Video)

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Photo: Thousands of Zanu-PF supporters gathered at the party’s headquarters in Harare, 08 November 2017. The solidarity rally was held to show support of Robert Mugabe and also throw weight behind First Lady Grace Mugabe for the post of vice president following the sacking of former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa from the post on 06 November 2017. Photo: Aaron Ufumeli/(EPA-EFE)

Zimbabwe: Army chief calls for end to Zanu-PF purges

By Sally Nyakanyanga
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Analysis: Mduduzi Manana case calls criminal sentencing into question

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Photo: Michael Komape’s parents James (left) and Rosina (middle) attend the trial with their daughter, Lydia. The family have taken the National Department of Basic Education and the Limpopo Department of Education to court. Photo: Ciaran Ryan

GroundUp: Michael Komape case – Mom describes finding her son dead in school toilet

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Declaration of Interests: Zuma must face up to allegations – Maimane

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Newsflash: Manana sentenced to 12 months in prison or R100k fine

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Photo: James and Rosina Komape remember clearly the day their son Michael drowned in a toilet at his school.

GroundUp: Parents of boy who drowned in school pit toilet take battle for decent sanitation to court

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Bread Tax: Healthier brown bread could cost 14% more next year

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Spanking Ruling: Chastisement of a child does not equal abuse, argues Christian organisation

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Op-Ed: Reclaiming queer history, a key step in decolonisation

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Photo: Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe in sharp focus at the ANC’s policy conference earlier this year. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee.

ANC Leadership Race: Mantashe under pressure before NEC meeting while new threat to December conference emerges

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Photo: Protesters gather at the Union Buildings, during ongoing demonstrations against fee increases at universities, in Pretoria, 23 October 2015. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/(EPA).

Analysis: Zuma risks sacrificing higher education at the altar of his ego

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ANC Leadership Race: A diminishing spectrum of Zuma’s nuclear options

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GroundUp: IPID fails shack dweller after police shooting

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GroundUp: More questions than answers over delayed Foreshore project

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Zimbabwe: Harare airport renamed after Robert Mugabe

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While you were sleeping: 10 November 2017

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