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Scorpio: The Makwakwa Dossier, Part One – Moyane, Hogan Lovells and the investigation that never really was

Photo: Jonas Makwakwa.
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Photo: A former leader of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito.

Declassified: Apartheid Profits – The Triple Coup

By Open Secrets

Analysis: Facing the Myth of Hostile Media

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Robert Mugabe sacked as party leader, former vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed in his place. Photo: EPA

Op-Ed: Beware ‘Crocodile’ Mnangagwa – Zanu-PF is not renewing, it is a snake shedding its old skin

By Leon Mighti

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Life Esidimeni: Makgoba Manamela’s testimony exposes ugly heart of Gauteng health

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: (L) Mxolisi Nxasana (Paul Botes, Mail & Guardian), (R) President Jacob Zuma responds to his political rivals in Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday, 20 February 2014 following his State-of-the-Nation address. Picture: GCIS/SAPA

NPA independence in the spotlight as court hears crucial Nxasana matter

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Some of the hundreds of people pray during a rally asking God for President Robert Mugabe to resign, Harare, Zimbabwe, 20 November 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

Zimbabwe: Change is in the air in, but so is uncertainty

By Maynard Manyowa
Photo: Levi Saunders (Unsplash)

Op-Ed: Progressive Botswana court affirms that legal recognition of gender identity at core of human dignity

By Tashwill Esterhuizen
Photo: A couple walk their dog during sunset at Camps Bay in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 March 2017. (EPA)

NIDS Survey: A glimpse over high walls, in a country where many don’t answer their doors

By Pippa Green

Photo: Water and sanitation engineer David Still spent most of the day in the witness box. Photo: Ciaran Ryan

GroundUp: Court hears of terrible condition of Limpopo’s school toilets

By GroundUp
Photo: Mihai Surdu (Unsplash)

MeToo: Early research hints at vulnerability of young South African athletes

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Cobblers in Ariaria’s market in the city of Aba in south-east Nigeria. Photo: Greg Mills

Op-Ed: Nigeria – give us electricity and we’ll build Africa


AmaBookaBooka: A book about the unspeakable, the unthinkable, and the unimaginable (A Podcast)

By Amabookabooka

Letter to the editor: eThekwini amendment by-law an attempt to decrease transparency

By Daily Maverick

Photo: A Congolese boy runs away from an exploding molotov cocktail during riots on the outskirts of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tuesday 25 July 2006. Photo: EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: DRC – We demand an end to arbitrary detentions of activists committed to social justice

By Kate Janse van Rensburg
Photo: This property in Pickwick Road is the largest of the sites marked by the city of Cape Town for affordable housing in the Woodstock/Salt River area.

GroundUp Op-Ed: Why Woodstock needs affordable housing

By GroundUp

Street Talk: Leave or stay? (Video)

By Street Talk
Photo: Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association chairperson (ZNLWVA), Christopher Mutsvangwa at a media briefing in Harare on 20 November, 2017.  Photo: Sally Nyakanyanga

Zimbabwe: War Vets vow not to leave the streets until Mugabe quits

By Sally Nyakanyanga
Photo: Students at the University of Zimbabwe protest outside the offices of Vice-Chancellor Levi Nyagura, as they shut down the institution.

GroundUp: Students shut down University of Zimbabwe

By GroundUp
Photo: A busy marketplace on the day presidential runoff elections were to be held, Paynesville outside Monrovia, Liberia 07 November 2017. Liberia’s Supreme Court ruled that the presidential runoff election may not proceed until a complaint over alleged irregularities in the 10 October first round vote is heard. EPA-EFE/AHMED JALLANZO

ISS Today: Stress-testing Liberia’s democratic resilience

Photo:  People pray and celebrate during a peace rally an hour after Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe was recalled as party leader of the ruling ZANU PF party, in Harare, Zimbabwe, 19 November 2017. This comes a day after tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the capital to call for President Mugabe to step down. The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has taken over control of running the country. EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

Zimbabwe: Mugabe's non-resignation speech may be part of a strategy

By Sally Nyakanyanga
Photo: Zimbabweans watch as President Robert Mugabe addresses the nation live on national TV in Harare, Zimbabwe, 19 November 2017, a day after tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the capital to call for President Mugabe to step down. EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

Zimbabwe: A Fistful of Hours – Mugabe survives, for now

Zimbabweans watch as President Robert Mugabe addresses the nation live on national TV in Harare, Zimbabwe, 19 November 2017. This comes a day after tens of thousands of people toke to the streets of the capital to call for President Mugabe to step down.

While you were sleeping: 20 November 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: President Mugabe delivers a confusing speech on Sunday night, 19 November 2017. (ZBC)

Zimbabwe: Mugabe’s speech leaves people confused and dejected


Evita's Free Speech: Ep.117 – Evita draws a line in the sandbox of power (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: A woman holds up some of the vegetables she has grown in a garden in Cape Town, South Africa, made possible through the Abalimi Bezekhaya voluntary association, supported with funding from Australia. The garden helps improve food security through improving production, and generating income for the farmers involved. Photo: Kate Holt/Africa Practice (flickr)

ParlyBeat: Billions needed for food security plan, MPs hear

By ParlyBeat
Photo: The psychologist for the Komape family, Stephen Molepo, spent the entire day on the stand in the Limpopo High Court. Photo: Ciaran Ryan

GroundUp: Michael Komape case – psychologist describes suffering of drowned boy’s family

By GroundUp
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma (L) and Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (R) embrace as they arrive for an extraordinary meeting of the SA Development Community (SADC) heads of state and government at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 June 2009. EPA/UNATI NGAMNTWINI

Zimbabwe: When is a coup not a coup?

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Nobel Prize of Economy Joseph Stiglitz speaks during a conference in the frame of the Annual Meeting of International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank (WB), in Lima, Peru, 09 October 2015. Stiglitz made a call to ‘rewrite the rules of the market’ to fight inequality. EPA/Ernesto Arias

Joseph Stiglitz: South Africa must continue with intellectual property reforms

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

SassaGate: CPS accused of making R614m more than declared on grants

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Hlengewi Mthembu massages the hands of her husband Nkosinathi at their home in Esikhawini township, near Empangani, in South Africa’s Kwa-Zulu Natal province October 13, 2005. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Health-e News: If we’re going to beat TB, SA needs to wake up first

Photo: (Left) Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma in KwaMhlanga; (right) Cyril Ramaphosa in Nelspruit, both on Saturday, 18 November 2017 (both photos from Twitter)

ANC Leadership Race: Dlamini Zuma and Ramaphosa seek support in Mpumalanga

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Students from University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) protest during the third week of ongoing protests against the cost of higher education, Johannesburg, South Africa, 03 October 2016. EPA/CORNELL TUKIRI

Analysis: A problem less discussed – the high cost of university dropouts

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Mark Tatham (Jiminy Cricket), Kanyi Nokwe (Pinocchio) & Ilse Klink (Bella Blues Fairy). Photo: Supplied

Theatre Review: Pinocchio – a feast of spectacle over substance

By Lesley Stones
Photo: Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe looks on during a rally marking Zimbabwe's 32nd independence anniversary celebrations in Harare April 18, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

Newsflash: Mugabe removed as party leader, wife Grace banned for life

By Maynard Manyowa
Photo: People gather at an anti -Mugabe rally held by the War Veterans as part of mass action protests that have brought the city to a standstill, in Harare, Zimbabwe, 18 November 2017.  Photo: EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

Zimbabwe: Thousands march in solidarity with military, demand Robert Mugabe's exit

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.

Zimbabwe: Mugabe faces imminent dismissal

By Maynard Manyowa
Main photo: A woman walks past a mural or Grace and Robert Mugabe

Reporter's Harare Notebook: Not yet 'Uhuru'

By Shaun Swingler
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: 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?

Photo: Chris Hani's killer Janusz Walus Photo: eNCA

Hani Killer: Janusz Walus denied parole

By Nkateko Mabaso
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?

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: 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?

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

Harare: Business as usual (Photo Essay)

By Shaun Swingler

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

By Marianne Thamm
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

By Antoinette Muller
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

By C Yelland & Y Groenewald
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: 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’

Wired World

Argentina navy says sub reported problem in final call


SADC leaders set to meet in Angola over Zimbabwe crisis

By News24

US 1960s cult killer Charles Manson dead in jail at 83


Mugabe 'agrees to terms of resignation' – report

By News24

Gold leaf from Napoleon's crown fetches 625,000 euros


German coalition talks trip over immigration stumbling block


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

By News24

Iraq forces retake last IS-held town in country


Mugabe makes first public appearance since army takeover


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

By Daily Maverick
In case you missed it
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: John Moodey (DA photo) and Ghaleb Cachalia (Greg Nicolson)

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

By Greg Nicolson

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

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

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’

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

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’

Photo: The M1 in Johannesburg, heading north. Photo: Flickr

Bodies, bodies everywhere: Gauteng health needs help

By Greg Nicolson
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: 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

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?

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

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

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

File 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 143. Photo: Section27.

Esidimeni arbitration finally putting pressure on the state culprits

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Protests have been taking place outside the court in Polokwane. Michael Komape’s father James is wearing a black jacket. Photo: Ciaran Ryan.

GroundUp: Michael Komape case – state attempts to discredit parents

By GroundUp
Photo: The Constitutional Court is examining the question of time limits on prosecution of sexual offences. Archive photo: Ciaran Ryan/GroundUp.

ConCourt set to rule that decades-old sexual assaults can still be prosecuted

By Rebecca Davis
File Photo: Students from the University of Cape Town protest on the campus in Cape Town, South Africa, 21 October 2015. Photo: Nic Bothma/(EPA)

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

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

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Robert Mugabe (EPA)

Zimbabwe: Army chief on collision course with ruling party

By Sally Nyakanyanga
File Photo: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. © Reuters Photographer / Reuters

Zimbabwe: Social media abuzz with rumours of imminent coup; claims Mugabe residence under siege

Zimbabwean army APCs reportedly seen en route to Harare.

Something is happening in Zimbabwe, with rumours flying around

By Conway Waddington
Photo: An election observer confirms the numbers of voters with the numbers of ballots cast as official counting begins after Malians cast their vote in the second round of Mali's presidential elections in Gao, Mali, 11 August 2013. Photo: EPA/TANYA BINDRA

ISS Today: Mali’s electoral cycle fraught with obstacles and instability

BY EPA-EFE/Robin van Lonkhuijsen
A light construction made by Daniel Margraf projected on the Catharina Church during Glow, the annual light art festival in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 12 November 2017. With their light installations, dozens of light artists give Eindhoven’s city centre an entirely new face.

While you were sleeping: 14 November 2017

By John Stupart
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: Jardine House, (C), which houses the offices of Appleby in Central District, Hong Kong, China, 07 November 2017. Leaked  financial documents dubbed the Paradise Papers have revealed how powerful and ultra-wealthy people secretly invest vast amounts of cash in offshore tax havens. The vast majority of the transactions involve no legal wrongdoing. According to the reports, the leaked documents allegedly originate from the Bermuda-based law firm Appleby. Photo: Jerome Favre/(EPA-EFE).

Op-Ed: Paradise Papers – It’s not just tax evasion, it’s wage evasion by the wealthy and powerful

By B Ashley & D Forslund
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

By GroundUp

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

By Street Talk
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
Photo: Surrounded by a security entourage, Russian President Vladimir Putin (C-L), US President Donald J. Trump (C), China’s President Xi Jinping (L) and APEC Chairman and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang (C-R) speak as they head to a group photo session with fellow APEC leaders at the 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Da Nang, Vietnam, 11 November 2017. Photo: Mikhail Klimentyev/(EPA-EFE/SPUTNIK/KREMLIN)

US: Donald’s Less Than Excellent Asian Adventure

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana delivers an address at a Youth Development Expo at the Halala Community Hall, Block H, in Soshanguve, Pretoria, 3 October 2015. (Photo: GCIS)

Analysis: Mduduzi Manana case calls criminal sentencing into question

By Greg Nicolson

Marshmallow Times, Inc: When Zuma gave an interview to ANN7

By Carien du Plessis
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

By GroundUp
Photo: ANC president Jacob Zuma and ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe at the ruling party’s policy conference earlier in 2017. Photo: IHSAAN HAFFEJEE.

ANC Leadership Race: Fighting for party’s long-term viability might not be Zuma’s goal

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: President Jacob Zuma (GCIS), DA leader Mmusi Maimane (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)

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

Photo: Former Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana delivers an address at a Youth Development Expo at the Halala Community Hall, Block H, in Soshanguve, Pretoria, 3 October 2015. (Photo: GCIS)

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

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: The DRC produced 17% of the world's tantalum concentrates in 2o14, nearly double the nine percent it produced in 2000. Photo: Julien Harneis (wikimedia commons)

ISS Today: No paradise for DRC citizens being cheated of profits