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28 February 2017 05:01 (South Africa)
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Analysis: The awful politics of xenophobia

Photo: South African residents travel on the back of a pick-up truck as they look for foreign nationals during a xenophobic march by the Mamelodi Concerned Residents through the streets of Pretoria, South Africa, 24 February 2017. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK\
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Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: Xenophobia and the question of universal rights

By Raymond Suttner
Photo by Steve Evans via Flickr.

Rhino sale bombshell hidden in new draft regulations

By Don Pinnock
Photo: South African President Thabo Mbeki answers questions in Parliament in Cape Town, September 20, 2000. (Reuters)

Nzimande hails Mbeki as one of the greatest intellectuals of the liberation movement

By News24

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Photo: Members of the South African Police force patrol an area around the Jeppe Street men’s hostel where local South African men attacked shops owned by foreign nationals overnight in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, 27 February 2017. Incidents of xenophobic attacks have occurred in both Pretoria and Johannesburg over the past week. Local police forces have been increased in the hot spots to try to contain the outbreak. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Gauteng Xenophobia: Gigaba and Mashaba trade accusations

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Workers underground at Lonmin Rowland Shaft setting up for drilling and later drilling. By GREG MARINOVICH.

Op-Ed: Let’s get mining under way – again

By Dirk de Vos
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump reacts as he delivers brief remarks before a toast during the annual Governors Dinner in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 26 February 2017. EPA/CHIP SOMODEVILLA

ISS Today: Trump keeps Africa guessing

By ISS TODAY
Main photo: (L-R) Mahershala Ali (Actor in a Supporting Role for Moonlight), Emma Stone (Actress in a Leading Role for La La Land), Viola Davis (Actress in a Supporting Role for Fences) and Casey Affleck (Actor in a Leading Role for Manchester by the Sea) pose in the press room during the 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, USA, 26 February 2017. EPA/PAUL BUCK

Oscars 2017: A whimper that ended with a bang

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Letter sent by Eastleigh Primary School to parents (via social media)

GroundUp: Gauteng school withdraws xenophobic letter

By GroundUp

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Street Talk: My Hair. My Roots? (Video)

By Street Talk
Photo: South Africa’s rugby coach Allister Coetzee (BackPagePix)

Rugby: SARU finally confirms its anything-but-merry coaching-go-round

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Judge Essa Moosa (Ashraf Hendricks/GroundUp)

Essa Moosa: The struggle lawyer who was ‘everywhere’

By Ryland Fisher
Photo: (in the Pic - President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyryl Ramaphosa flanked  Minister Pravin Gordhan, Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas and Director General Lungile Fuzile give a thumbs up to the budget speech outside Tuynhuis). Cape Town 22/02/2017, Elmond Jiyane, GCIS

Reshuffle Catch-22: Would a Cabinet shakeup help Zuma or backfire against him?

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: President Jacob Zuma joined by Minister Faith Muthambi, via a GCIS link-up, engaged with listeners of different Community Radio stations across South Africa, (Photo: GCIS)

Analysis: Reality Check – how strong is Zuma’s support base?

By Stephen Grootes

Photo: SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane (Photo by Financial Mail)

SARS Wars: Tom Moyane's multiple storms

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Minister of Higher Education and Training, and SACP general secretary Dr Blade Nzimande briefs media on the 2016 Post–School Education and Training Opportunities and plans for this academic year, 11 July 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Cabinet tremors: What will the Communists do?

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Fireblade's hangar.

Oppenheimers & Guptas: Into the Great Unknown

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: Elube Mwalwen, a Malawian national, surveys the damage done to the room she rents in the house in Rosettenville that was set alight during a vigilante attack. By Ihsaan Haffejee/GroundUp

Op-Ed: South Africa has become the Bad Guy in Africa

By Simon Allison
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Evita's Free Speech: Ep.79 – Oceans oceans everywhere, not a drop to drink? (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Electricity pylons at Koeberg nuclear power plant. Photo: Brent Meersman

GroundUp: Russian nuclear deal places massive liability on South Africans

By GroundUp
Photo: Mo Ibrahim, Founder of Celtel and Satya Capital, delivers a speech at the Institute of Directors Convention at the Royal Albert Hall, Central London, Britain, 03 October 2014. EPA/WILL OLIVER

Governance in Africa: What do the numbers tell us?

By Lyal White & Adrian Kitimbo
Photo: EW Viljoen of the Stormers is tackled by Hanro Liebenberg of the Bulls during the 2017 Super Rugby game between the Stormers and Bulls at Newlands Rugby Stadium, Cape Town on 25 February 2017 © Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Super Rugby season begins with contrived format in the spotlight

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Young Kenyan innovator Caroline Wambui shows a journalist (R) the interface of a mobile app called ‘Life Pocket’ that she designed in Utawala, Nairobi, Kenya, 15 December 2016. Wambui who has recently completed her high school education at the Embakasi girls secondary school in the Mukuru kwa Njenga slums of Nairobi, conceived of the app after her uncle died when the family couldn’t find a matching kidney in adequate time. Together with her teacher Damaris Muteti (not pictured), Wambui learnt to code and built the app so patients, donors, doctors and hospitals can easily communicate and people who need to receive or donate organs can find a match. The app is currently being piloted by a number of hospitals and is expected to be available to the public by February 2017.  EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU

Op-Ed: Smart tech can make fees fall

By Magda Wierzycka
Photo: A dog looks down an alleyway between shack homes in Masiphumelele informal settlement in Cape Town, South Africa, 07 September 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Health-e News: The inequality gap and its impact on health

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo: South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma smiles as he is welcomed by Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir (R) upon his arrival at Khartoum airport January 31, 2015.  REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah.

ISS Today: The ICC can bring South Africa back into the fold

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Potala Palace is on the Red Hill of Lhasa, Tibet. The Palace was rebuilt by the 5th Dalai Lama in 1645. It was the seat of Dalai Lamas and also the political center of Tibet. The 13th Dalai Lama extended it to the present size, 117 meters (384 ft) in height and 360 meters (1,180 ft) in width, covering an area of more than 130,000 sq meters. Comprised of the White Palace (administration building) and the Red Palace (religious building). Lhasa, Tibet. (Photo by Dennis Jarvis via Flickr)

Letter to the Editor: Chinese Embassy responds to Rebecca Davis’s story on Dalai Lama’s new representative

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini and President Jacob Zuma (GCIS)

amaBhungane: Bathabile Dlamini’s Game of Chicken

By AMABHUNGANE
Main photo: Residents of a Somali neighbourhood in Pretoria West armed themselves with stones and bricks as a group protesting their presence approached them.

GroundUp: In photos – Xenophobic Violence in Pretoria

By GroundUp
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Members of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas team prepare the Mercedes W08 Formula One car after British driver Lewis Hamilton (centre) tested the car ahead of a photocall to launch the new Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 car and team at Silverstone, Northamptonshire, Britain, 23 February 2017.

While you were sleeping: 24th February 2017

By John Stupart
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Street Talk: Dating across the colour line (VIDEO)

By Street Talk
Photo: SARS commissioner Tom Moyane (l), No 2 Jonas Makwakwa (r).

SARS Wars: Moyane under pressure as suspended No 2 lands a new controversy

By Marianne Thamm
Caption: Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir (L) welcomes South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma in Khartoum July 8, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer

GroundUp: Why South Africa can still withdraw from the International Criminal Court

By GroundUp
Photo: President of Cameroon, Paul Bia attends a press conference at the end of the Paris Summit for Security in Nigeria, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, France, 17 May 2014. EPA/CHRISTOPHE KARABA

ISS Today: There’s more to Cameroon’s protest than meets the eye

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Yong-Bock Kim, a prominent anti-nuclear power activist, addressed protesters against the South Africa-Russia nuclear deal outside the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Russian deal has far-reaching financial implications, says EarthLife lawyer

By GroundUp
Image by Justice Malala from eNCA stream.

Budget 2017: The politics of ‘Bums on seats’

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: A child stands against a gate as refugees from xenophobic violence walk are interviewed by South African government officials at the Rand Airport camp near Germiston, east of Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 August 2008. EPA/JON HRUSA

Xenophobia: Attacks, now a march

By Greg Nicolson
Photo by Wendy via Flickr.

Budget 2017: How new top tax nips the rich

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: A handout photo made available by by the Defense Video Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) on 20 February 2017 shows Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, director, Army Capabilities Integration Center, deputy-commanding general, Futures, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, speaking to students, staff, and faculty during a visit to U.S. Naval War (NWC) College in Newport, R.I., USA, 22 March 2016. US President Donald J. Trump announced on 20 February 2017 Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster would serve as national security advisor. EPA/Chief Mass Communication Specialist James E. Foehl / HO Released by CDR Barbara Mertz, Public Affairs Officer, US Naval War College, (401)841-2220, pao@usnwc.edu

US: The new Ringmaster for Trump’s Circus?

By J Brooks Spector
Caption: Traditional healer and fortune teller Sekuru Ziso drying grass for prayer offerings. Photo: Ray Mwareya

GroundUp: For R5,000, sangoma will pray for an informal miner’s safety

By GroundUp
Caption: Immigrants picketed in December 2016 against xenophobic comments reportedly made by Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

GroundUp: Mashaba has incited xenophobia, says immigrants’ spokesperson

By GroundUp
Photo: Vaal River by Tjpytheas via Flickr

Letter to the Editor: A Matter of Mines

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Members of South Africa’s Parliament gather as Speaker Baleka Mbete reads the resignation letter of President Thabo Mbeki in Cape Town, September 22, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA)

MPs’ ‘interests’: Nothing much to disclose, sort of

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Brian Molefe (Photo by EE Publishers)

Joining Parliament’s Rogues’ Gallery: Brian Molefe, MP

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Striking South African public service workers march through the streets of Cape Town, August  26, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings.

Op-Ed: South Africa’s lopsided economy

By Ben Turok
Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan flanked by Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas and Director General Lungile Fuzile arrive ahead of the budget speech. (Photo: GCIS)

WATCH: Deputy Minister of Finance Mcebisi Jonas in conversation with Ranjeni Munusamy

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini launches Disability Rights Awareness Month 2016 at Sibonile School for the Visually Impaired in Sedibeng East, Meyerton. South Africa. 03/11/2016. Siyabulela Duda, GCIS

Social Grants: Five minutes to midnight – and Bathabile Dlamini is still holding a gun to SA’s head

By Marianne Thamm
Photo by Isabel Sommerfeld via Flickr

SA’s poverty alleviation plans: Almost, but not quite

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo by Ryan Kilkpatrick via Flickr.

Letter to Editor: Transformation of South Africa needs high sense of consciousness for social justice to succeed

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Police officers hold suspects at gun point after they entered mens hostels following xenophobic violence in the area in Actonville, Johannesburg, South Africa, 16 April 2015. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Op-Ed: Xenophobic attacks mask deep fault lines within South African society

By Marius Oosthuizen
Photo: South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan (C) arrives with his staff to present his Budget Policy speech to Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 22 February 2017. EPA/NIC BOTHMA.

Pravin’s World: A new moral vision and power play in a time of disorder

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Wired World

Bashful Tokyo pandas mate after four-year hiatus

By AFP

Vandals attack Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia

By AFP

Maine 'reckless' for calling Gordhan an 'impimpi' - ANC

By News24

While you were sleeping: 27th February 2017

By John Stupart

Kane growing into a Tottenham legend - Pochettino

By AFP

Nokia relaunches iconic 3310 mobile model

By AFP

Police foil Algeria suicide attack

By AFP

Viola Davis wins best supporting actress Oscar for 'Fences'

By AFP

Seven Earth-like planets discovered around single star

By AFP

Russian cargo ship docks with space station

By AFP
In case you missed it
Photo: A Constitutional Court judgment in December explains how animals are viewed in South African law. Photo of Sputnik the dog: Masixole Feni

GroundUp: How our Constitution views animals

By GroundUp
Photo: Protesters outside Parliament demanded a pro-poor Budget from Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Gordhan announces 9% boost in social grant spending

By GroundUp
Photo: People queue for social grants in Mdantsane, East London. Photo by Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

GroundUp: SASSA prepares for ‘tough negotiations’ over grant payments

By GroundUp
Photo: South Africans whose homes were destroyed by a fire in November 2015 take refuge in the Masiphumelele community hall, Cape Town, South Africa, 26 January 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

ISS Today: Supporting families is essential for inclusive economic growth in SA

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan (Greg Nicolson)

BUDGET 2017: Political uncertainty overshadows tight “transformation” budget

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: South African residents of Masiphumelele take part in a protest march along Kommetjie road on their way to the Simonstown Magistrates court to support community leader Lubabalo Vellem, in Cape Town, South Africa, 14 June 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

TRAINSPOTTER: Preview – Reading a Budget in a post-Budget country

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Members of the ruling party African National Congress (ANC) sing and dance during a Motion of No Confidence in President Jacob Zuma debate in the Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 10 November 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: We should fear the ANC’s uncontrollable anger

By Belinda Bozzoli
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SA’s Corporatised Liberation: A critical analysis of the ANC in power (Extract)

By Dale T. McKinley
Photo: Lonmin’s Marikana operation at dawn, Sunday May 13, 2013.  North West Province, South Africa. (Photo: Greg Marinovich)

The platinum belt’s rape crisis: Less healthcare, more consequences

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Australia Wallabies’ Dan Vickerman takes part in their Captain’s run in September, 2011. REUTERS/Brandon Malone

It’s the silence that kills us: The sad case of Dan Vickerman

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: A South African journalist films riot police taking up position inside Parliament during the opening of Parliament ceremony and State Of The Nation Address (SONA) by President Zuma in Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa 09 February 2017. EPA/NIC BOTHMA/POOL

ISS Today: Military policing of Parliament – what does SA law say?

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Refugees are evicted by police officers from the side of a major road in Johannesburg, South Africa, 28 July 2008.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Xenophobia rears its head: Gauteng on a knife-edge once more

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: An architect’s impression of the controversial 60m-high apartment and retail building on the edge of Bo-Kaap (in red) which could set a precedent for other massive buildings to follow (in grey). Image courtesy of Rick Brown & Associates

GroundUp: Cape Town residents concerned about ‘development at all costs’ approach

By GroundUp
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NOT JUST 94: #SayTheirNames

By NOMATTER NDEBELE
Main photo: Air Mercy Services fixed wing aircraft prepares for take-off to take specialist doctors to hard to reach parts of the country.

Spotlight: Fly-by-night tenders

By Spotlight
Photo: SAPS  Commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane. (Photo Leila Dee Dougan for DM Chronicle Digital)

House of Cards: Did SAPS Commissioner Phahlane mislead Parliament?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as financial markets react to a referendum passed in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union in New York, New York, USA, 24 June 2016. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Explainer: SA banks in the dogbox, but what does it all mean?

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Gauteng Premier David Makhura speaks during the HIII Thematic Meeting on Informal Settlements held at the CSIR Convention centre in Pretoria, 7 April 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Makhura’s SOPA: The Esidimeni Massacre and the need to overcome

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: President Jacob Zuma with African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe and his Deputy Jessie Duarte, ANC Treasurer-General Zweli Mkhize and ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa observe results at the IEC Results Operations Centre, 8 May 2014. (Photo: GCIC)

Analysis: Temperature rising in the ANC’s pressure cooker

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: President Zuma and CEO Brian Molefe address the media after Zuma spoke to Eskom staff at company headquarters in Megawatt Park, Sunninghill.  06/05/2016 Kopano Tlape (GCIS)

Parliament: Sudden vacancy appears in finance committee as Gordhan prepares for a tough Budget

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Scanning electron microscope image of TB bacteria. (Photo: Janice Haney Carr via CDC (public domain)

GroundUp: South African study offers hope against drug-resistant TB

By GroundUp
Photo by Don Pinnock.

Op-Ed: South Africa opens the door to the sale of wildlife parts

By Don Pinnock
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TRAINSPOTTER: Chronicle of a banking scandal foretold

By Richard Poplak
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump signs H.J. Res. 38, disapproving the rule submitted by the US Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, February 16, 2017. The Department of Interior’s Stream Protection Rule, which was signed during the final month of the Obama administration, ‘addresses the impacts of surface coal mining operations on surface water, groundwater, and the productivity of mining operation sites’, according to the Congress.gov summary of the resolution. EPA/Ron Sachs / POOL

US: The unravelling of Trump, Ep 78

By J Brooks Spector
BY EPA/ALESSANDRO DELLA VALLE
Swiss musher Ueli Gerber leads his six Samoyed dogs during the international dog sled races in the Bernese Oberland, Kandersteg, Switzerland, 18 February 2017. 

While you were sleeping: 20th February 2018

By John Stupart
Photo: Theewaterskloof Dam in June 2016. It has the capacity of almost all the other 13 dams supplying Cape Town’s water combined. Photo: Masixole Feni

GroundUp: This Water Crisis won’t be Cape Town’s last

By GroundUp
Photo: President Jacob Zuma officially opening Medupi Power Station’s commercialised Unit 6. Liphalale, Limpopo. 30/08/2015, Elmond Jiyane, GCIS

Analysis: Zuma’s Great Gamble

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: President Jacob Zuma welcomed by Eskom CEO Brian Molefe at Eskom headquarters in Megawatt Park, Sunninghill on his monitoring visit to the state owned power utility. 06/05/2016 Kopano Tlape GCIS

Life of Brian: Mexican standoff looms for Zuma over Guptas’ new Cabinet deployee

By Ranjeni Munusamy
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Evita's Free Speech: Ep.78 – Evita on not calling a spade a spade (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: The building, which has a large metal door big enough for a vehicle to drive through, does not have any signage. It is in a rundown shopping complex just off Cindi Street, Atteridgeville. (Photo by Health-e)

Health-e News: Esidimeni’s dead were stored in a pile in a rundown private Atteridgeville mortuary

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo: NSFAS Chairman Sizwe Nxasana delivers a statement during a media briefing on the 2016 budget allocations and outline administration processes for additional funding following recent government resolution on historic debt and upfront registration fee for NSFAS students in Johannesburg, 21 June 2016 (Photo: GCIS)

NSFAS: Students claim their future is on hold after fund’s continued failures

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Security officials remove members of the Economic Freedom Fighters during the State Of The Nation Address (SONA) by President Zuma in Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa 09 February 2017. EPA/SUMAYA HISHAM / POOL

Exposed: Parliament’s crisis communication plan for SONA2017

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana. (Photo by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) via Flickr)

Would Parliament’s accounting and financial management stand up to scrutiny?

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Children play at Pomona Estate informal settlement in Kempton Park. Photo: Julia Chaskalson

GroundUp: Land Claims Court halts eviction of 2,000 people in Kempton Park

By GroundUp
Caption: The Thembokwezi site in Khayelitsha, where Bongiwe Ninini’s body was dumped after she was murdered. The site, where houses were meant to have been built, has stood empty for eight years. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Bongiwe Ninini’s murder shines a light on inequality

By GroundUp
Photo: This cliff on the West Coast partially collapsed allegedly because of activity at the Tormin mine.

GroundUp: Critical court showdown on mining and environment

By GroundUp
Photo: ANC veteran Mathews Phosa. Photo: Sapa/ Werner Beukes

Op-Ed: This was my Damascus moment

By Mathews Phosa
Photo: Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini and President Jacob Zuma (GCIS)

amaBhungane: Gun still to SA's head, social grants still hostage – SASSA now demands R1.3 billion more

By AMABHUNGANE
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma reacts before replying to the debate about his State Of The Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 February 2017. The president responded to the debate in Parliament following the 09 February 2017 SONA. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

SONA, The Rebound: Battered Zuma bounces back, puts bank collusion in the spotlight

By Ranjeni Munusamy
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Video: Street Talk – Sugar Babes

By Street Talk
Photo: A general view of the Parliament during a session to debate the president’s State of the Nation Address, Cape Town, South Africa 14 February 2017. A joint sitting of Parliament started debating the president’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) that was delivered on 09 February. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Parliamentary sexism: When is enough ENOUGH?

By Rebecca Davis
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Life Esidimeni: Fears mount over more deaths as toll tops 100

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma (R) receives applause from his party membres following his reply to the debate about his State Of The Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 February 2017. The president responded to the debate in Parliament following the 09 February 2017 SONA. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

SONA2017 Debate, Day 3: It’s not us, it’s them, stupid

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas (L), Ajay Gupta (R)

Guptas vs Gordhan: Mcebisi Jonas strikes back at Ajay Gupta’s alternative version of history

By Stephen Grootes
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

TRAINSPOTTER: Currency collusion scandal – the Great Global Bank Heist comes to South Africa

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in Lesotho as Southern African Development Community (SADC) Facilitator, 22-23 Jun 2016 (Photo GCIS)

ISS Today: Is Lesotho about to plunge into chaos again?

By ISS TODAY
Caption: Prison officials are violating the rights of prisoners with impunity, says Sonke Gender Justice in an application to the Constitutional Court. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Call to give Prisons Inspectorate more powers

By GroundUp
Main Photo: Tuli Block’s elephants are supported by safari operations that give them thousands of liters of water per day. The baby elephant on the lower right is around 3 month old. (Jeffrey Barbee/Alliance Earth.org)

Op-Ed: Elephant-sized mining plans threaten to bring environmental stress to Limpopo Valley

By Jeffrey Barbee
Photo: Misozi Chanthunya (Photo by Times of Malawi)

amaBhungane: Malawian murder suspect surviving in South Africa on court appeals

By AMABHUNGANE
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma replies to the debate about his State Of The Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 February 2017. The president responded to the debate in Parliament following the 09 February 2017 SONA.  EPA/NIC BOTHMA

ISS Today: ‘Regrettable mayhem’ and SONA 2017

By ISS TODAY