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Photo: President Jacob Zuma addresses guests at the official launch of the Trans Africa Locomotive at Koedoespoort in Pretoria. 4 April 2017 (Photo: GCIS)
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Photo: (Left) Fugitive Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir looks on at the Kemptonpark court July 6, 2007. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (Right) Paul O'Sullivan (Sally Shorkend / Maverick magazine)

Paul O’Sullivan wants Vodacom to pay legal costs incurred in Krejcir matter

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Jacob Zuma addressing the Indigenous and Traditional Leaders Indaba held at Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg under the theme ‘Unity in Diversity – Together moving South Africa forward for an inclusive prosperous future’. 29/05/2017 Kopano Tlape GCIS

Analysis: Zuma’s 2019 options

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: President Jacob Zuma and S’dumo Dlamini (Cosatu President) during the first day of COSATU’s 11th National Congress, celebrated at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand, 17 September 2012. (Jordi Matas)

Cosatu delegates rally behind Ramaphosa as S’dumo Dlamini’s position questioned

By Greg Nicolson

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Photo: Photo of “Mary” by Greg Nicolson.

Analysis: What happened to the sex work report?

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: President Jacob Zuma visits Vulindlela, 23 Jun 2016 (GCIS)

Analysis: Houses and the danger of political gift-giving

By Rebecca Davis
BY EPA/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON
French President Emmanuel Macron (R-2) welcomes Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) at the Versailles Palace for a work meeting near Paris, France, 29 May 2017. Discussions between the two are expected to include the situation in Syria and Russia's veto position at the UN security council.

While you were sleeping: 30 May

By John Stupart
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State Capture: ANC calls for judicial commission of inquiry

By News24
Photo: Cape Town by Kyle Witting via Flickr

Op-Ed: ‘World Class’ – Cape Town’s contradictory Quality of Life

By David Reiersgord

Photo: Ernest and Sipho Mashaba have been evicted several times from their Katlehong home even though they have paid for it. Photo: Ciaran Ryan

GroundUp: Families fight eviction while ‘epidemic’ of repossessions continues

By GroundUp
Photo: Members of the tenth Salvadoran military contingent of UN's peacekeepers participate on an official ceremony held at a military facility in San Salvador, El Salvador, 09 February 2015. EPA/OSCAR RIVERA

ISS Today: We can honour UN peacekeepers by preventing conflicts

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Teacher Reginald Sikhwari poses for a picture with his class of grade 11 students at Sekano-Ntoane school in Soweto, South Africa, September 17, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Op-Ed: The crisis of public education – when the solution might become the problem

By Y Sayed, H Jacklin, S Muller & T de Kock
Photo: Ben Stokes of England celebrates with teammate David Wiese of South Africa during the Momentum One Day International 4th match between South Africa and England at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 12, 2016 Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Cricket: Champions Trophy Group A preview – fixtures, squads, head-to-head stats and more

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Grigori Rasputin (Wikimedia Commons), Atul Gupta.

TRAINSPOTTER: The Escape to Dubai, and other e-mailed missives from the shadow state

By Richard Poplak

Photo: President Jacob Zuma and DA’s Helen Zille (both photos by Reuters)

Op-Ed: Zille and Zuma – a fading star, a black hole and the end of an era

By Marius Oosthuizen
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma reacts during the opening ceremony of the 10th Boao Forum for Asian Annual Conference in Boao town, Hainan province, April 15, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee xa

State Capture: Letters provide the smoking gun but is it enough to topple Zuma?

By Stephen Grootes
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Evita's Free Speech: Ep.92 – Evita dare not mention Dubai! (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Main photo: Charlene (Health-e).

Health-e News: Sex workers to remain ‘criminals’, vulnerable to HIV?

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo: James Aguma (Ugandan Diaspora)

Analysis: Suspension of SABC’s Aguma a step in the right direction

By Greg Nicolson
BY EPA/MOHAMMED BADRA
Abo Mohammed pray the sunset prayers with his family, during the first day of Ramadan at al-Shaffouneh, rebel-held besieged Eastern Ghouta, outskirts of Damascus, Syria, 27 May 2017 (Issued 28 May 2017). Abo Mohammed's family locally emigrated several times, the family was from al-Qesa city which belongs to al-Marj side in Eastern al-Ghouta, they emigrated from al-Qesa to Hamoria after huge bombing, then they emigrated to al-Shaffouneh after a huge battle between the opposite forces in Eastern Ghouta. Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the night time and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts daily between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the Koran’s first verse was revealed during its last 10 nights.

While you were sleeping: 29 May 2017

By John Stupart
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Theatre Review: ‘Kaktus’ sees Tannie Evita walking us through colonialism

By Lesley Stones
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron (R) during a meeting on the sidelines of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) summit, at the US ambassador's residence in Brussels, Belgium, 25 May 2017. EPA/PETER DEJONG/POOL MAXPPP OUT

Trump’s Travels Travails: Manners (Un)maketh the Man

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Opposition Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi speaks at a final election rally at the township of Thokoza on the outskirts of Johannesburg, April 18, 2009.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Analysis: By-election results in Nquthu and Beaufort West another wake-up call for the ANC

By Wayne Sussman
Photo: A Swedish air force Saab Gripen multi task fighter plane performs over the Waterkloof airforce base in South Africa in this November 1, 1998 file photo. REUTERS/Peter Andrews

Arms Deal: Now Quaker Peace Centre lodges claim for return of R35bn

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (L) looks on as visiting Tanzanian President John Magufuli (R) delivers his speech during the official commissioning ceremony of the Nairobi Southern Bypass road in Nairobi, Kenya, 01 November 2016. EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU

The SADC Wrap: On Maimane and mining ministers

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: Paul-Joseph Mukungubila (via Twitter)

A prophet not in his own land: DRC’s Mukungubila in SA, just where Kabila wants him

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo delivering her budget vote at the National Assembly Building, Parliament, Cape Town on May 26, 2017. Photo: GCIS

Parliament: High data costs in Dlodlo's crosshairs but questions remain over GCIS

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Electricity pylons carry power from Cape Town's Koeberg nuclear power plant. Photo: Mike Hutchings / Reuters

Power Struggles: The answers on Eskom debt – but not from Eskom

By Chris Yelland
Photo: An armoured vehicle of the Saudi-led coalition searches for the wreckage of a UAE fighter jet that went missing in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen, 14 March 2016.  EPA/STRINGER

ISS Today: Could Emirati activism in the Horn make the situation worse?

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba and President Jacob Zuma unveil E- Home Affairs at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng Province. South Africa. 07/04/2016. Siyabulela Duda

Betrayal of the Promise: The Anatomy of State Capture

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: (Left) Conservative lobbyist and consultant Roger Stone speaks with the press in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, NY, USA, 06 December 2016. EPA/ALBIN LOHR-JONES. (Centre) A file picture dated 29 January 2008 of former US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Jack Kemp on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA. EPA/MATTHEW CAVANAUGH (Right) A file photo dated 03 May 2016 showing Paul Manafort (C), campaign advisor for US presidential candidate Donald Trump in New York, during 2016 campaign. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Book Extract: Buying the US presidency – the apartheid connection

By HENNIE VAN VUUREN
Photo: Zambia’s opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema, President Edgar Lungu and South Africa's opposition leader Mmusi Maimane. (All photos by EPA)

South Africa to give Zambia its démarche over barring Maimane’s entry

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Freedom Day celebrations held in Manguzi, uMhlabuyalingana in KwaZulu-Natal under the theme "The year of OR Tambo: Together deepening democracy and building safer and crime free communities, 27 April 2017. (Photo: GCIS)

Open Letter from the Stalwarts: For the sake of our future, take a stand and defend our revolution

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Ethiopian politician Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, newly elected director general of the World Health Organisation (WHO), answers questions of the journalists about his election at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, 24 May 20 Photo: EPA/Martial Trezzini

WHO DG: New head ‘Dr Tedros’ has his work cut out for him

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: Ministers Bathabile Dlamini and Lynne Brown (GCIS)

Parliament: Two controversies. Two ministers, Dlamini and Brown. One approach: Deflection

By Marianne Merten
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Letter to the Editor: Nuclear power plant construction is not a heavily veiled mega-project

By Daily Maverick
Photo: The President of the New Development Bank (NDB), Kundapur Vaman Kamath, of India, delivers a speech at a opening ceremony of the NDB in Shanghai, China 21 July 2015. The NDB was created by the five BRICS nations Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. EPA/XING ZHE CHINA OUT

ISS Today: Why no lift-off for Africa’s branch of the BRICS bank?

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Johannesburg Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba in his office. (Greg Nicolson)

Johannesburg: Mashaba’s administration starts to assert itself

By Greg Nicolson
The original photo of Piet Byleveld by Simone Kley, Netwerk24.

South Africa’s Super Cop: The top cases Piet Byleveld helped crack

By Antoinette Muller
BY GCIS
President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Ministers and Deputy Ministers in support of Africa Day 2017 celebration which will take place today, 25 May 2017.

While you were sleeping: 25 May 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: SA Parliament, by GCIS.

Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: Something’s brewing at committee level

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Mandisa Mokwena (Masi Losi/Pretoria News)

Analysis: SARS official on trial for corruption was State Security spy. The question is, WHY?

By Marianne Thamm
The original photo of President Jacob Zuma by Greg Nicolson/Daily Maverick.

Analysis: The maths is complicated ahead of a crucial NEC meeting

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women Susan Shabangu briefs the media on the state of readiness for the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Women’s March to the Union Buildings, Pretoria, 8 August 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Gender-based violence: Government steps up, but Department of Women limps along

By Rebecca Davis
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ISS Today: Can former liberators lead Africa into the future?

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Pravin Gordhan in 2010 by EPA/NIC BOTHMA and Sipho Pityana by JAKOB POLACSEK.

Op-Ed: Leading in SA, stuck between moral courage and moral hazard

By Marius Oosthuizen
Photo: Zimbabwe's President Mugabe attends the swearing-in ceremony  of his Mozambican counterpart Guebuza for a second term in office in the capital Maputo Photo: © Reuters Photographer / Reuters

Robert Mugabe – a history of violence

By Stuart Doran
Photo: A motorcyclist passes a General Motors Chevrolet car parked on the roadside in Vasai on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, 20 May 2017. According to reports, General Motors, one of the biggest auto makers in the world, announced to exit from India’s domestic sales market, pulling its Chevrolet brand out of India by the end of this year. Photo: EPA/DIVYAKANT SOLANKI

Analysis: South Africa is stuck in a failing second industrial revolution – Let’s move beyond it

By Dirk de Vos
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Letter to the editor: Good men can be violent too

By Daily Maverick
Photo: The cranium of Malapa hominid 1 (MH1) from South Africa, named ‘Karabo’. The combined fossil remains of this juvenile male is designated as the holotype for Australopithecus sediba. Photo by Brett Eloff. Courtesy Profberger and Wits University who release it under the terms below. – Own work

Explainer: Has Africa lost its claim to the earliest human ancestors?

By Marelise van der Merwe
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Tobacco kills 7 million a year, wreaks environmental havoc: WHO

By AFP

Philippines warns Islamist militants to surrender or die

By AFP

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dead at 83

By AFP

DA opens criminal case against Zuma, 11 others

By News24

Champions Trophy 2017: Sri Lanka preview, squad, form, history and who to watch

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter

NHL: First blood Penguins as Predators downed in Stanley Cup

By AFP

US launches probe into imports of photovoltaic cells: WTO

By AFP

Tiger Woods sorry after arrest, says alcohol not involved

By AFP

Hundreds of thousands evacuated as cyclone hits Bangladesh

By AFP

Macron hosts Putin in latest diplomatic test

By AFP
In case you missed it
Photo: A file picture dated 16 December 2012 shows South African President Jacob Zuma during the 53rd ANC National Conference held in Mangaung, South Africa.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

ANC’s moment of reckoning as state capture crisis escalates

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: EFF Johannesburg chairman Musa Novela, pictured on the screen in the Joburg city council’s new R360-million chambers, questions City Speaker Vasco da Gama over an allegedly irregular R500,000 salary hike given to chief of staff at the mayor’s office, Micheal Beaumont, before Mayoral Committee Member for Finance Rabelani Dagada tabled his inaugural budget speech. Photo: Steve Kretzmann/WCN

GroundUp: Joburg’s new budget claims to benefit the poor

By GroundUp
Photo: Police Minister Fikile Mbalula addresses the media at Hawks headquarters in Pretoria, 24 April 2017. (Greg Nicolson)

Fikile Mbalula’s vow on reporting rape: ‘No woman will be turned away from a police station’

By Marianne Merten
The original photo: Sidney Frankel.

Sidney Frankel: The true legacy of an alleged paedophile philanthropist

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: Jack Bloom, by Greg Nicolson.

TRAINSPOTTER: A Blooming shame – the healthcare screw-ups that have cost Gauteng a billion

By Richard Poplak
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Book Extract: Spy – Uncovering Craig Williamson

By Jonathan Ancer
Photos: Audiences watch a demonstration of the digital possibilities of the new Iziko Planetarium. (SkyScan)

To infinity and beyond: New Iziko Planetarium brings space to Earth

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: A view of the city of Johannesburg. Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko / Reuters

Balancing the Budget: Joburg DA shows us the money

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma reacts during a discussion titled 'The Future of Africa's Democracies' at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 07 May 2010, on the last day of the 3-day meeting. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Op-Ed: The descent of Jacob Zuma in 31 steps and counting

By KAVISHA PILLAY and MARK HEYWOOD
Photo: Afghan Army soldier uses his weapon among smoke and rubble after an attack by IS militants in Chapahar district of Nangarhar district, Afghanistan, 21 May 2017.  EPA/GHULAMULLAH HABIBI

Analysis: The changing face of the Islamic State in South Africa

By Jasmine Opperman
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman

Op-Ed: The question of ‘judicial overreach’

By Raymond Suttner
Photo by Craig Sunter via Flickr.

Editorial: Write your comments below, but keep it civil please

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Members of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces take up position at al-Shuhada district in western Mosul, Iraq, 19 May 2017. Nearly 90 percent of west Mosul has been recaptured by Iraqi forces, and the Islamic State group in the city are on the brink of total defeat, Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, spokesman for Iraq's Joint Operations Command said. Iraqi forces launched the massive operation to retake Mosul from IS nearly seven months ago, the fighting forced around 560 thousands of people to flee from the city. EPA/AHMED JALIL

ISS Today: Are Islamic State returnees a risk for South Africa?

By ISS TODAY
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Letter to the Editor: The paradox of a secret vote of no confidence in the President

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Then Justice Minister Jeff Radebe speaks at a briefing in Pretoria on Friday, 21 September 2012 about the probe into the Marikana shootings. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Op-Ed: Would the alleged Radebe sexts endanger his career? Unlikely.

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma gestures during the ANC’s 104th anniversary celebrations in Rustenburg January 9, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Analysis: Politics in the Age of Lies

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: The then Cosatu general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is seen with the trade union federation's president Sidumo Dlamini (R) at a news conference in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 29 May 2013. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Cosatu’s Dlamini under fire as Vavi looks to capitalise

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: People use computers at a cyber cafe in Taipei, Taiwan, 13 May 2017. According to news reports, a 'Ransomware' cyber attack has hit computers in 99 countries with the attacker demanding 300 US dollars in Bitcoin to decrypt the files. Photo: EPA/DAVID CHANG

ISS Today: Be ready for the next global cyberattack

By ISS TODAY
BY EPA/FILIP SINGER
Visitors observe the Panorama 'Luther 1517' by Yadegar Asisi in Wittenberg, Germany, 20 May 2017. The Wittenberg city celebrates the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and hosts the World Reformation Exhibition 'Gates of Freedom'.

While you were sleeping: 22 May 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: A screenshot shows a WannaCry ransomware demand, provided by cyber security firm Symantec, in Mountain View, California, U.S. May 15, 2017. Courtesy of Symantec/Handout

Ransomware: Prepare for more, bigger, worse – and closer to home

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane speaks at a news conference at Parliament on Friday, 14 November 2014 following raucous behaviour in the House which culminated in fisticuffs and scuffles. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA

Snapshot: DA’s moment in the maelstrom

By Stephen Grootes
The Original Photo: Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana (GCIS)

Securocracy, Parliament edition: Where the ceilings have eyes

By Marianne Merten
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Letter to the Editor: Tokyo Sexwale should answer for delays blamed for more soccer on stolen land

By Daily Maverick
Photo: African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Gwede Mantashe briefs the media at the end of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) three-day meeting in Pretoria, South Africa March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Succession Chronicles: Who wants to be the next Gwede?

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Father John Edward, of St Michael’s Orthodox Church in Mount Carmel, Pennsylvania. Photo by Julie Hagenbuch, Journey to Orthodoxy.

Letter from Trumpland: Unorthodox Indians in coal country

By Glen Retief
Photo: (Left) A student wears a T-Shirt with the defaced image of president Jacob Zuma over his head during a student protest over fees to parliament on the occasion of South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan presenting his Medium Term Budget Policy speech to Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 26 October 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA (Right) An actor portraying US President Donald J. Trump calls on the President to release his tax returns outside the Trump Hotel in Washington, DC, USA, 15 April 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Trumping Zuma (and Trump): History provides a backdrop for the battle to bring two presidents down

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa celebrates after winning the men’s 400m final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 14 August 2016. Van Niekerk set a new World Record time of 43.03 seconds. EPA/ANTONIO LACERDA

Sascoc’s looming lottery funding crisis: A nightmare or a gravy train running out of steam?

By Antoinette Muller
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Evita's Free Speech: Ep.91 – Evita serves a full English Brexit! (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Dr David Nabarro speaks with  Maria Sibanyoni, a Programme Manager for the Women at Risk programme of the Wits Reproductive Health Institute(RHI) during a recent visit to Johannesburg.

Search for WHO DG: Trust is key, says 'hands-on' candidate Nabarro

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: Beach goers walk in front of the Koeberg power facility in Cape Town, South Africa 21 January 2011. Koeberg power station is the only nuclear power station on the African continent. Photo: EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Parliament: New energy minister deals with controversies from nuclear, strategic fuel in maiden budget vote

By Marianne Merten
Photo: A student from the Wits drama school lays out a sign on pairs of shoes to raise awareness at the issue of gender violence at Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa, 15 August 2016. TEPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Gender-Based Violence: Concerns raised over reduction in funding for sexual offences courts

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Police check in East Germany.

Remembering the DDR – No Joking Matter

By Greg Mills
Photo: Victoria Ntongana holds up a green card used to access her EasyPay Everywhere account. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Allan Gray commits to putting pressure on Net1

By GroundUp
Photo:Protest in southern Johannesburg earlier this month. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

GroundUp: Officials, media deplore violence that their apathy makes inevitable

By GroundUp
Photo: Students are sleeping in the ResLife building at the University of the Western Cape because of a shortage of residences. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Homeless and hungry at UWC

By GroundUp
Photo: Women anti rape and crime activists stage a mock crucifixion outside the Wynburg Court to highlight the unacceptably high numbers of women raped in the country, Johannesburg, South Africa, 16 August 2007. Photo: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Bheki’s Ordinary People: Violence against women is sadly commonplace

By BHEKI C. SIMELANE
Photo: Jacob Zuma, Mangaung, 18 December 2012. Photo Greg Marinovich / Daily Maverick.

Unburdening, Uncapturing: SACC and SACP take leadership while ANC dithers

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Afrikaans students take part in a demonstration defending the use of Afrikaans as the language of choose at the University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, 23 February 2016.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK EPA/KIM LUDBROOK EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Analysis: As culture wars intensify, some white Afrikaners push back

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Hlaudi Motsoeneng by Steven Lang

SABC: No silver lining at disciplinary hearing for Hlaudi

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Berg River dam, May 2017. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: What needs to be done about Cape Town’s water crisis

By GroundUp
Photo: President Jacob Zuma gestures as he speaks during the ANC’s final mass election rally in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, 04 May 2014.  EPA/IHSAAN HAFFEJEE

Parliament: ANC promises to end secrecy on private political funding, but wants more public funding

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa reacts 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: A lesson for Cyril Ramaphosa, from Hillary Clinton

By David Reiersgord
Photo: Maputo by Jeffrey Barbee

Op-Ed: To Cape Town, with Love

By Jeffrey Barbee
Photo: Ace Magashule at the ANC’s 53rd conference in Mangaung, 17 December 2012. Photo: Greg Marinovich / Daily Maverick.

AmaBhungane: Free State IT staff transferred in favour of politically connected company

By AMABHUNGANE
Photo: Solly Msimanga (DA)

TRAINSPOTTER – City Budget: The Great Unholy Tshwane Alliance brings us Pretoria-on-the-Rhine

By Richard Poplak
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Party Funding: Follow the Power

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Journalists surround a young man apprehended by police. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: The moral dilemmas of embedded journalism

By GroundUp
Photo: This view shows how low Theewaterskloof is, May 2017. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

Explainer: Everything you (n)ever wanted to know about the Cape’s water crisis

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Police minister Fikile Mbalula (Greg Nicolson / Daily Maverick) and former acting head of Hawks General Berning Ntlemeza (eNCA)

House of Cards: Mbalula 2 – Ntlemeza 0 as court strikes the Bern’s application

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Atul Gupta, President Jacob Zuma.

‘Radical Economic Gupterisation’: Another ‘bullshit’ ANC proxy battle

By Ranjeni Munusamy