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File Photo: Ajay and Atul Gupta and Duduzane Zuma (Muntu Vilakazi for Gallo Images)

Hawks probe: Fugitive Ajay Gupta sought for other corruption, not Estina

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: William Endley with the former South Sudan vice president Riek Machar. (Linked-in profile photo)

South Sudan: Ex-SA colonel faces death by hanging

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: King Goodwill Zwelithini (EPA)

Ingonyama Trust: Ramaphosa warned that meddling with KZN tribal land means ‘playing with fire’

By Carien du Plessis

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Photo: Lebo Mashile and Ann Masina on stage for the final dress rehearsal ahead of the Design Indaba opening of Saartjie vs Venus on Friday evening. Photo: Daily Maverick

Saartjie Baartman: Lebo Mashile brings her story to life – a life relevant today

By By APHIWE NGALO and HLUMELA DYANTYI
Photo: A file picture dated 26 September 2013 shows Thomas  Thabane, Prime Minister of Lesotho, speaking during the general debate of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York, New York, USA. EPA/STAN HONDA

Lesotho PM faces probe over Gupta mining links

By MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism
Photo: Minister Gigaba flanked by Deputy Minister Buthelezi, SARS Commissioner Moyane and DG Mogajane). Minister Melusi Gigaba delivering his 2018 Budget Speech, National Assembly, Cape Town. 21/02/2018, Elmond Jiyane, GCIS.

Budget 2018: Ratings agency still gloomy amid talk of renewal

By Rebecca Davis
Photo by Elitat via Flickr.

Explainer: Budget VAT rise will hurt poor, despite mitigating efforts

By Greg Nicolson
Photo by StormSignal via Flickr

Op-Ed: Taking Charge of our State-owned Enterprises

By Dirk de Vos

File Photo: A bust of the late Nelson Mandela is seen prior to the arrival of President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa to deliver his for the State of the Nation address at Parliament, Cape Town, 16 February 2018. EPA-EFE/NASIEF MANIE / POOL

ISS Today: Can SA’s Parliament redeem itself as an oversight mechanism?

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Example of Islamic State Propaganda Calling for Attacks (TRAC)

Op-Ed: Is the Islamic State ready to open a battlefront in South Africa?

By Jasmine Opperman
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Report: Gupta-owned Optimum Coal blames Eskom, Transnet for cash crisis

By JESSICA BEZUIDENHOUT
Photo: (Left) President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa listens to the annual Budget speech delivered by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba at Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 21 February 2018. EPA-EFE/BRENTON GEACH. (Right) US President Donald J. Trump (L) gestures while delivering remarks beside First Lady Melania Trump (R), while hosting a reception in honour of National African American History Month, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 13 February 2018. EPA-EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Time/Space Continuum: I hope for South Africa, I fear for the United States

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: President Cyril Ramaphosa delivering State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2018 during the joint sitting of Parliament in the National Assembly, Cape Town, 16 February 2018. [Photo: GCIS]

Parliamentary Notebook: A squash and a squeeze gets two weeks’ worth of work done in four days

By Marianne Merten

Photo: South African boys look down flooded alleyways between shack homes in Masiphumelele informal settlement in Cape Town, South Africa, 07 September 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Promise of a new dawn, lost in the 2018 Budget speech

By Daniel McLaren
Photo: Redi Tlhabi.

Oped: The Big Debate - Comrades, are you listening to the voice of the youth?

By THABISO BHENGU
Photo: Helen Zille delivers her State of the Province address at the Western Cape Legislature on Thursday, 22 February 2018. Photo: Leila Dougan

State of the Western Cape: Heckling and interruptions punctuate Zille address

By SUNE PAYNE & LEILA DOUGAN
Photo: Evangelist Billy Graham speaks on the third and final day of the Greater New York Billy Graham Crusade, at Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens, New York, Sunday 26 June 2005. EPA/PETER FOLEY

Op-Ed: Death of a Salesman – Billy Graham (1918-2018)

By Patrick Pillay
By EPA-EFE/DIEGO AZUBEL

Ben Loomis of the USA in action during the Ski Jumping portion of the Nordic Combined Large Hill / 4 x 5 km Team competition at the Alpensia Ski Jumping Centre during the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Games, South Korea, 22 February 2018.

While you were sleeping: 23 February 2018

By John Stupart
Photo: The sun sets over the Atlantic ocean behind the Sentinel mountain and the Hangberg community at its foot in Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, 24 April 2014. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Giving meaning to South Africa’s Ocean Economy

By Lisa Otto
Photo: A male pangolin in its enclosure at Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Center in Takeo province, Cambodia, 20 February 2016. The world marks the annual Pangolin Day on 20 February to raise awareness for pangolin conservation, as they estimated that every year about 10,000 pangolins are trafficked. EPA/MAK REMISSA

Cross-border investigation: Pangolin poaching in Africa and trafficking to Asia

By AFRICA-CHINA REPORTING PROJECT, HK01 and A.N. PAUL
Photo: Members of the Security Council stand for a moment of silence before the start of the United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question at United Nations headquarters in New York, New York, USA, 20 February 2018. EPA-EFE/JASON SZENES

ISS Today: South Africa returns to UN Security Council with a new leader

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Graphical depiction of the winning bid’s vision of the Foreshore. Captured from Youtube video

GroundUp: Foreshore development violates Cape Town’s transport policy, say experts

By GroundUp
BY LEILA DOUGAN

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivers his maiden Budget Speech. This is his first budget speech under the presidency of Cyril Ramaphosa. 21 February 2018.

While you were sleeping: 22 February 2018

By John Stupart
Photo: Secretary of Defence Caspar W. Weinberger (not seen) hosts Samuel Kanyon Doe (L, tan suit), Head of State of the Republic of LIBERIA in Washington DC, 1981. (Wikimedia Commons)

Lutheran Church Massacre: The Long Arm of the Law reaches a suspected Liberian war criminal in Philadelphia

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: SARS commissioner Tom Moyane (GCIS)

Budget 2018: R48bn revenue shortfall piles pressure on beleaguered tax boss Tom Moyane

By PAULI VAN WYK
Photo: Ajay and Atul Gupta.

Gupta Inc: It’s now a hand-to-mouth situation at Optimum Coal Mine

By JESSICA BEZUIDENHOUT
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Ntsebeza Inquiry: Panel mum on whether it has managed to source original KPMG SARS report

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi briefs media on 8 January 2018, on the status of the current Listeriosis outbreak in the country and sheds light on progress with regard to tracing the source of the outbreak. Photo: GCIS (Flickr)

Listeriosis: Public officials must push message to curb spread of disease – Motsoaledi

By Suné Payne
Photo: South African Musician Hugh Masekela performs during a cultural event to celebrate South Africa’s 10 years of Freedom, in New Delhi, 03 March 2004 (reissued 23 January 2018). According to reports, Hugh Masekela died on 23 January 2018 at the age of 78. EPA-EFE/HARISH TYAGI

Op-Ed: The deep roots of Ramaphosa’s ‘Thuma Mina’

By Tinyiko Maluleke
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

GroundUp: Mining communities slam government’s ‘elite deal’ with Chamber of Mines

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

Op-Ed: The value of urine in a water-sensitive future

By Dyllon Randall
Photo by David Werbrouck on Unsplash

Op-Ed: What Ramaphosa needs to do to fix state spying, Part 3 – intrusive surveillance and counterintelligence

By Jane Duncan
Photo: Daily Maverick

Budget 2018: NHI gets cash – but its operations remain vague

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo: President Cyril Ramaphosa gestures during the annual Budget speech delivered by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba (unseen) at Parliament in Cape Town, 21 February 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE/BRENTON GEACH

Op-Ed: Budget 2018 – Without structural reform, a better life will elude us

By Frans Cronje
Photo: Reuters

Budget 2018: Tax increases set to hit ordinary South Africans hard

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivers the annual Budget speech to Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 21 February 2018. Photo:  EPA-EFE/BRENTON GEACH

Budget 2018: Business stoic while labour fumes

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) and Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana (L) shake hands before their meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing, China, 30 October 2017. EPA-EFE/HIROKI YAMAUCHI

ISS Today: Lessons from Sri Lanka on China’s ‘debt-trap diplomacy’

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Students from Wits University demonstrate on campus during a fourth week of clashes with police forces during protests against the cost of higher education in Johannesburg, 10 October 2016. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/(EPA).

Budget 2018: Higher education gets R57bn in Budget slated as anti-poor

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Ronnie Kasrils in Bilbao, Basque Country, northern Spain, 20 February 2013. Photo: EPA/LUIS TEJIDO

Ronnie Kasrils Q&A: Life in South Africa after a decade of Zuma

By Charlie Kimber
Photo: Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, Deputy Minister Sfiso Buthelezi and their team arrive at Parliament for the 2018 Budget speech in the National Assembly. Photo: GCIS (Flickr)

Budget 2018: Heckled, booed and laughed at, Malusi Gigaba cracks Ramaphosa’s new dawn

By Marianne Merten
Photo: A South African mother and child walk between shacks in the impoverished shack settlement of Masiphumelele, Cape Town, 23 August 2017. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Property rights – why the poor need them

By Terence Corrigan
Photo: Then deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa speaks at the launch of the ANC's Nelson Mandela centenary held on 11 February 2018. Photo: Leila Dougan

Op-Ed: SONA 2018, Ramaphosa Rapture and the revitalisation of the ANC

By Mike Roussos
Photo: Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba briefs the media ahead of delivering the Budget on 21 February 2018. Photo: Leila Dougan

Budget 2018: Not enough money to go around, and especially not for nuclear

By Marianne Merten
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba addresses the media shortly before delivering his budget speech in the National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Leila Dougan

Budget 2018: VAT is increased – A first for new SA

By Marianne Merten
Photo:  Home-made guns on display at the South African Police Service's (SAPS) Heritage Services Museum in Muizenberg, Cape Town, South Africa, 09 November 2017. South Africa has one of the highest violent crime rates in the world EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

ISS Today: Budgeting to end violence?

By ISS TODAY
File Photo: Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane (GCIS)

Minister Zwane's no-show at Parliament prompts inquiry

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: South Africa’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba addresses a news conference in Pretoria, South Africa April 4, 2017. REUTERS/James Oatway.

Newsflash: Malusi Gigaba under shadow on Budget Day as damning judgment emerges

By Rebecca Davis
Photo:  South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and former president Jacob Zuma at Tuynhuys on Tuesday night. Photo: @presidencyZA/(Twitter).

Zuma and Ramaphosa: the truth beneath the Cheshire Cat grins

By Carien du Plessis
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US actress Jennifer Lawrence arrives for the European premiere of 'Red Sparrow' at Leicester Square in London, Britain, 19 February 2018.

While you were sleeping: 21 February 2018

By John Stupart
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Shaun Abrahams was validly appointed, NPA argues in court papers

By News24

Former S.African soldier sentenced to death in S.Sudan

By AFP

Fresh Russian doping case overshadows Zagitova magic

By AFP

Mideast peace proposal nearly ready, says US envoy to UN

By AFP

Haiti suspends Oxfam operations pending sex scandal probe

By AFP

400 kilos of cocaine found in Russian embassy in Argentina

By AFP

Gun lobby chief slams 'politicization' of Florida school shooting

By AFP

Russian opposition leader Navalny detained over illegal protest

By AFP

Boko Haram kills five civilians in Cameroon attack

By AFP

UPDATE: 2 killed, 9 injured in Langa taxi rank shooting

By News24
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Photo: Former South African President Jacob Zuma, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Brazilian President Michel Temer attend a BRICS Business Council and Signing ceremony, at the BRICS summit in Xiamen, China, 04 September 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE/Kenzaburo Fukuhara /POOL

Op-Ed: SA’s foreign policy – towards greater strategic partnerships post-Zuma

By LUANDA MPUNGOSE
Photo: Then South African president-elect Jacob Zuma walks with South African President Kgalema Motlanthe outside parliament after Zuma was formally elected the country's next President in Cape Town, May 6, 2009.  REUTERS/Nic Bothma

SAPS Clean-Up: Scopa hears of ‘millions’ mooted as IPID flushes out the mess of the Mangaung ‘Shadow State’

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Malusi Gigaba, then Home Affairs minister. Photo: Reuters

Budget 2018: High expectations of Ramaphosa’s administration may be taxing for ordinary South Africans

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: President Cyril Ramaphosa replies to the debate on the State of the Nation Address in Parliament, 20 February 2018. Photo: GCIS

SONA 2018: Ramaphosa charm offensive extends to land expropriation, unemployment and that ‘reshuffle’

By Marianne Merten
Photo: A method for detecting listeriosis in food products in Chile. Photo: Flickr

Listeriosis: Crisis as death toll rises

By BHEKI C. SIMELANE
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Reporter’s Notebook: Walking with the President

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Western Cape Provincial commissioner Arno Lamoer seen testifying on Tuesday, 1 April 2014, the last day of phase one of the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry into alleged police inefficiency in the area. The commission was set up by Western Cape Premier Helen Zille after complaints of police inefficiency in Khayelitsha. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA

Analysis: The corrosive effect of corruption – court convicts former Provincial Commissioner, Arno Lamoer

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Former SA president Jacob Zuma confers with the former State Security Minister David Mahlobo at the ANC Policy Conference, 1 July 2017, Nasrec, Johannesburg.

Op-Ed: What Ramaphosa needs to do to fix state spying, Part 2 – mass and tactical surveillance

By Jane Duncan
Photo: An Airlink plane (Wikimedia Commons)

Competition Commission: Black entrepreneur dared to challenge Airlink’s monopoly to Mthatha – then she was booted out

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Sigidi in Mgungundlovu. Photo: Thembela Ntongana

GroundUp: Battle over mining rights in remote Eastern Cape villages

By GroundUp
Photo:A South African girl reads on her bed at the Cravenby Care Centre in Parow, South Africa, 19 July 2007. The centre, also know as a safe house, supports 52 abused women and children, HIV/Aids victims, drug and alcohol addicts as well as abandoned children and exists entirely on donor funding. Photo: EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Health-e News: When love hurts and there’s no money to help

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo: People build shacks on City-owned land in Philippi. (Photo: Vincent Lali)

GroundUp: Philippi land occupiers describe desperation

By GroundUp
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GroundUp: AnnMarie Wolpe was a pioneer in gender and education

By GroundUp
Photo: Global Action Nepal

Letter to the Editor: Early childhood development centres cannot be a substitute for quality family engagement

By Daily Maverick
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Scorpio: Gupta Inc – It’s game on as fightback begins

By JESSICA BEZUIDENHOUT
Photo: Two same-sex cake figures are seen in the first civil wedding ceremony between two men in Berlin, Germany, 01 October 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE/FELIPE TRUEBA

Op-Ed: It is time to secularise marriage in South Africa

By James Lotter
Photo: The ANC Members of Parliament applaud the newly elected president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, 15 February 2018, Cape Town (Leila Dee Dougan for Daily Maverick)

SONA 2018 Debate: Ramaphosa’s new dawn gets a break amid opposition calls for a clean-up

By Marianne Merten
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Op-Ed: Unfinished business and legacies of the Zuma period

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Police look on as women carry placards in protest against the killing of miners by the South African police on Thursday, outside a South African mine in Rustenburg, 100 km (62 miles) north-west of Johannesburg, August 17, 2012. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko.

Mining Charter: Ramaphosa to the rescue – but community voices still ignored

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: A handout photo made available by the South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) on 16 February 2018 shows President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa (R) preparing for a SONA (State of the nation address) at parliament, Cape Town, South Africa. EPA-EFE/Kopano Tlape 

Analysis: ANC tries to save face in the House as members lose their appetite for Zuma

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Hugh Masekela by PeterTea via Flickr.

Thuma Mina: How Hugh Masekela, music and culture can help us shape a new zeitgeist and vision

By Marianne Thamm
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ISS Today: Decline in elephant poaching could be short-lived

By ISS TODAY
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Evita's Free Speech: Ep.130 – Evita’s Valentines for Africa! (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
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Zapiro: The best of the Zuma years

By Zapiro
Photo: Ajay and Atul Gupta  (Original Photo by Gallo Images/City Press/Muntu Vilakazi)

Scorpio: Gupta Inc – crushed and on the run

By JESSICA BEZUIDENHOUT
Photo: Xolobeni activist Sikhosiphi Bazooka Rhadebe was gunned down in 2016.

GroundUp: Two years later, still no arrests for murder of Xolobeni activist

By GroundUp
Photo: Social Justice Coalition members outside the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday, where the police resources case is being heard. Photo: Mary-Anne Gontsana

GroundUp: Police allocation system discriminates, argues civil society lawyer

By GroundUp
Photo: Ajay and Atul Gupta and Duduzane Zuma (Muntu Vilakazi for Gallo Images)

Op-Ed: The Guptas can be extradited from the United Arab Emirates

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

#CapeWaterGate: The devil is in the detail of communication

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his maiden State of the Nation Address on February 16, 2018. Photo: Leila Dougan

Analysis: Cyril Ramaphosa and the narrative of good Public Relations

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Thousands of the Movement For Democratic Change (MDC T) supporters gathered at the party headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe, 18 February 2018 as they mourn the party leader Morgan Tsvangirai who died in South Africa on 14 February 2018 from colon cancer. The former Prime Minister will be buried in his rural home in Buhera, 270 km east of Harare on 20 February 2018. EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

The SADC Wrap: Zim’s MDC-T faces split post Tsvangirai, Malawi to roll out cholera vaccination

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
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Op-Ed: What Ramaphosa needs to do to fix state spying, Part One: Rica and lawful interception

By Jane Duncan
Photo: Cyril Ramaphosa and Iraq Prime Minister Mr Haider al-Abadi in Davos, 25 January 2018. (Photo: GCIS)

Analysis: Foreign Policy, Ramaphosa’s current governmental stepchild

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Residence of South Africa-based Gupta Brothers in Dehradun. Photo: Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times: Uttarakhand gives Z-security to Gupta brothers probed over graft in South Africa

By Hindustan Times
Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin (front) visits the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics in Novosibirsk, Russia, 08 February 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE/ALEXEY NIKOLSKY / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN POOL MANDATORY CREDIT

South Africa’s Electricity Choice, Part 4: The dangers of dealing with Russia

By Anton Eberhard & Amory Lovins
Photo: Then South African President Jacob Zuma (L) shares a joke with a family member during his traditional wedding to Tobeka Madiba, his fifth wife, in Nkandla, January 4, 2010.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Analysis: Life after Zuma is not all plain sailing for the ANC, particularly in KZN

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Newly elected President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa addresses Parliament during an extraordinary sitting after the resignation of President Jacob Zuma, Cape Town, South Africa, 15 February 2018. EPA-EFE/MIKE HUTCHINGS / POOL

Analysis: Turning vicious into a virtuous circle

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: The EFF Leadership (EPA)

Op-Ed: Van Onselen's false revolution cannot go unchallenged

By Hlengiwe Mkhaliphi
Photo: A handout photo made available by the South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) on 16 February 2018 shows President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa (C) arriving at the parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 February 2018, to deliver his State Of the Nation Address 2018 (SONA) speech. EPA-EFE/KOPANO TLAPE

SONA 2018: This new broom intends to sweep clean

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa arrives to deliver his (SONA) State of the Nation address at the Parliament, in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 February 2018. President Ramaphosa was sworn in on 15 February 2018, after ex President Zuma's resignation a day earlier, after intense pressure to resign amidst corruption and state capture allegations. EPA-EFE/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA.

Op-Ed: Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address – a weak speech that follows more than it leads

By Gareth van Onselen
Photo by Leila De Dougan.

SONA 2018: A moment of unity in more than just words

By Rebecca Davis
Photo by Leila Dee Dougan.

SONA 2018: President Ramaphosa promises to turn the tide of corruption

By Marianne Merten
Photo: President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa (C) arrives to deliver his (SONA) State of the Nation address at the Parliament, in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 February 2018. President Ramaphosa was sworn in on 15 February 2018, after ex President Zuma's resignation a day earlier, after intense pressure to resign amidst corruption and state capture allegations. EPA-EFE/NASIEF MANIE

SONA 2018: Ramaphosa’s final victory over his predecessor

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Street dwellers who live – and survive – on Parliament’s doorstep. They were forced to pack their belongings and leave during SONA 2018. They spoke to Daily Maverick, but declined to be identified. The man removing a garbage bin lends an ironic touch to the scenario. Photo: Hlumela Dyanti

SONA 2018: Homeless and helpless while the perfumed politicians walk the red carpet

By Aphiwe Ngalo & Hlumela Dyantyi
Photo: Newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his maiden State of the Nation Address (SONA), 16 February 2018, Cape Town.

SONA 2018: New dawn. Renewal. It’s a thing now

By Marianne Merten
Photo: President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa arriving at the parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 February 2018, to deliver his State Of the Nation Address 2018 (SONA) speech. GCIS/EPA-EFE

SONA 2018 – Cyril Ramaphosa: Our task, as South Africans, is to seize this moment of hope and renewal

By Cyril Ramaphosa
Photo: President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation Address in the National Assembly on 16 February, 2018. Photo: Leila Dougan

SONA 2018: Cyril Ramaphosa finally gets his moment and thanks Jacob Zuma

By Rebecca Davis
File Photo: South African National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Advocate Shaun Abrahams reacts during a briefing to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services in parliament, Cape Town,  04 November 2016 EPA/NIC BOTHMA

ISS Today: Budget cuts and staff shortages have aggravated the NPA's leadership challenges

By ISS TODAY
Original Photo: Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane (GCIS)

Court trashes Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, again

By Greg Nicolson