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Parliament: In a reality twisting performance, Molefe denies everything

Photo: Former Eskom Chief Executive Brian Molefe: File photo by EE Publishers
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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, South Africa, 04 November 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Scorpio: Asset Forfeiture Unit to go after State Capture’s ‘billionaire izinyoka’

Photo: From left, Jacob Zuma, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa are seen at the final session of the ANC’s National Policy Conference in July 2017. Picture: IHSAAN HAFFEJEE

ANC Leadership Race: December conference likely to go ahead despite branch meeting worries

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini at the media briefing by Interministerial Committee on Immigration held at Tshedimosetso House in Hatfield,Pretoria. 28\04\2015 Kopano Tlape GCIS

SassaGate Reloaded: Officials should be probed for possible malpractice – court panel

By Marianne Thamm

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Photo: A person holds a placard ‘Mugabe Go Go’ as people celebrate after hearing the news that President Robert Mugabe resigned in Harare, Zimbabwe, 21 November 2017.  Photo: EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

Zimbabwe: Mugabe jumped before he was pushed

A vendor sells daily newspapers along a street in Harare, Zimbabwe, 22 November 2017. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has resigned from his post, according to the Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda. Mugabe was President of Zimbabwe for 37 years. EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

The Paper Round: Mugabe quits - Hip, hip Harare!

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: A man takes his shirt off during celebrations in Harare, Zimbabwe. Photo: Daily Maverick

Zimbabwe: Ecstatic Zimbabweans let out a sigh of relief as Mugabe finally resigns

By Sally Nyakanyanga
Photo: Soldiers on duty look on as people are stopped by Zimbabwe Defence Force soldiers while trying to make their way to State House during mass action protests against President Robert Mugabe, Harare, Zimbabwe, 18 November 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

Op-Ed: Coup, what coup? The vexing question of how SADC and the AU should react to Zimbabwe’s situation

By Dr Martin Nsibirwa and Peacemore Mhodi
People celebrate outside parliament after hearing the news that President Robert Mugabe resigned in Harare, Zimbabwe, 21 November 2017. Zimbabwe's parliamentary speaker on 21 November said Mugabe has resigned as President via a letter to parliament after having been president of Zimbabwe for 37 years. This comes days after tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the capital to call for President Mugabe to step down.

While you were sleeping: 22 November 2017

By John Stupart

Photo: UCT examination site. Photo: @vernacnews (Twitter)

Universities in limbo as all goes quiet on student fees

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma reacts as he convenes the President’s Co-ordinating Council meeting at Tuynhuis in Cape Town, South Africa, 14 November 2017. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA.

Analysis: Get Zuma

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Mark Heywood is cross-examined by Advocate Simon Phaswane. Photo: Ciaran Ryan

GroundUp: Michael Komape Case – Limpopo education department a ‘quagmire’ of maladministration

By GroundUp

Life Esidimeni: Dr Makgabo Manamela’s absence from arbitration upsets victim’s mother on her late son’s birthday

By Greg Nicolson
File Photo by Unsplash.

Commission hears of severe problems in mental health care


Photo: Sandra Prinsloo performs in Moedertaal.

Theatre Review: ‘Moedertaal’ delivers a compelling, evocative narrative

By Siobhan Cassidy
Photo: Kenya Police and Kenya Red Cross people carry bodies from the scene of an attack by suspected militants of al-Shabaab, Somalia's Islamist militant group, where at least 14 people were killed on 07 July 2015, early morning in Mandera county, northeastern Kenya, 07 July 2015. Mandera County Commissioner Alex Nkoyo said the attack took place in Soko Mbuzi village in Mandera County near the Kenyan border with Somalia and 11 people were also wounded in the attack. Photo: EPA/STR

ISS Today: Nine years in an al-Shabaab camp: one woman’s story

Photo: Jonas Makwakwa.

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

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
Photo: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe inspects a guard of honour before officially opening the 107th edition of the Harare Agricultural Show in Harare, Zimbabwe, 25 August 2017 (reissued 21 November 2017). Zimbabwe's parliamentary speaker on 21 November said Mugabe has resigned as President. Photo: EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

Newsflash: Robert Mugabe resigns, Zimbabweans celebrate

Photo: Family members of the 143 patients who died after being moved from Life Esidimeni were angered by suspended Gauteng director of mental health services Makgabo Manamela's no-show at the Life Esidimeni arbitration on Tuesday. Photo: Greg Nicolson

Manamela dodges Life Esidimeni hearing

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: People walk past a broken ZANU-PF poster defaced at the weekend during the mass protests against President Robert Mugabe in Harare, Zimbabwe, 21 November 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE/Kim Ludbrook

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa refuses to meet Mugabe until his security is guaranteed

By Sally Nyakanyanga

Analysis: Facing the Myth of Hostile Media

By Stephen Grootes
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

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
Bavaria state governor and chairman of the German Christian Social Union (CSU) party, Horst Seehofer (L), and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pass an artwork during a final session of exploratory talks of four political parties at the federal state residence of Baden Wuerttemberg in Berlin, Germany, 19 November 2017. The Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Greens and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) are holding talks to form the next Government after the general elections in September 2017.

While you were sleeping: 21 November 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: A former leader of Yugoslavia, Josip Broz Tito.

Declassified: Apartheid Profits – The Triple Coup

By Open Secrets
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, but so is uncertainty

By Maynard Manyowa
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

Street Talk: Leave or stay? (Video)

By Street Talk
Photo: Mihai Surdu (Unsplash)

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

By Antoinette Muller
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

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

By Daily Maverick

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

By Amabookabooka
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

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

By Greg Nicolson
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: 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:  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
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
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Football: Kane hails "massive" victory as Spurs win Group H


Hackers stole data from 57 million Uber riders, drivers: CEO


Sixty percent of US women 'sexually harassed': poll


Robert Mugabe resigns: Zimbabwe parliament speaker


Palestinian factions start reconciliation talks in Cairo


'Confidential' council meeting to discuss City of Cape Town corruption allegations

By News24

World's largest whales are mostly 'right-handed': study


US sues to block $85 bn AT&T-Time Warner merger


Trump declares North Korea state sponsor of terror


Argentina navy says sub reported problem in final call

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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'

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

ISS Today : Good coup, bad coup?

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?

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Harare: Business as usual (Photo Essay)

By Shaun Swingler

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

By Marianne Thamm
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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Declassified: Apartheid Profits – German U-boats

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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

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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
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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

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

By Carien du Plessis
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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

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Esidimeni arbitration finally putting pressure on the state culprits

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GroundUp: Michael Komape case – state attempts to discredit parents

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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?

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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

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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