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State Capture: ‘Coup plotter’ faces psych observation

Photo: Alleged coup plotter, Elvis Ramosebudi, appears in court for a trial over attempted murder charges against government officials, Johannesburg, South Africa, 28 April 2017.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK
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Original Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma (R) greets ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe (L) as he arrives for the the opening session of the ruling African National Congress (ANC)'s national general council in Durban, South Africa, 20 September 2010.  EPA/JON HRUSA

No Apology: Did Zuma mislead the Concourt about Mantashe, Ramaphosa reshuffle stance?

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Diane Rwigara

Op-Ed: Activism and Rwanda’s Development Model – Diane Rwigara takes a stand

By Brandon Finn
Photo: President Jacob Zuma sings at a rally celebrating Workers' Day at Galeshewe Stadium in Kimberley in the Northern Cape  on Wednesday, 1 May 2013. Also pictured is Cosatu president S'dumo Dlamini. Picture: GCIS/SAPA

May Day: Unions don't want Zuma to address rally

By Jillian Green

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Photo: Eastern Cape pupils are demanding that the province sort out schools without proper buildings, sanitation and water. Photo: Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

GroundUp: Report points to systemic 'failure in Eastern Cape education'

By GroundUp
Photo: A handout photograph released by the African Union-United Nations Information Support team shows a soldier belonging to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) monitoring traffic along a street during an operation aimed at improving security in Mogadishu, Somalia, 25 May 2013.  Photo: EPA/TOBIN JONES

ISS Today: Can funding uncertainty improve peacekeeping in Africa?

Photo: Designer and graffiti artist Quasiem Gamiet in front of The Cape of Styles wall in Salt River.

GroundUp: A tour of Salt River’s iconic graffiti

By GroundUp
Photo: Shadows, by Emanuele Toscano via Flickr.

State Capture: Man arrested for allegedly planning to have Cabinet members assassinated

By News24
Photo: Electricity pylons at Koeberg nuclear power plant. Photo: Brent Meersman

Nuclear Deal: Court puts the brakes on deal

By Greg Nicolson

Photo: Zamble Lou Irie Sabine, 28 years, holds her three month old child Yao Melvin, under a mosquito net in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 24 April 2017. World Malaria Day is observed on 25 April each year to recognize the global efforts to control Malaria, it was established in May 2007 by the World Health Organization (WHO).  EPA/LEGNAN KOULA

New single-dose drug could help wipe out malaria

By Marelise van der Merwe
Zoo Keeper Jess Stockton scratches Brazilian Tapir Arturo at the Melbourne Zoo in Melbourne, Australia, 27 April 2017. Arturo is 11 years old, was born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo and was transfered to Melbourne Zoo in 2011.

While you were sleeping: TGIF 28 April 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Left: Willie Bester’s Saartjie Baartman sculpture on UCT. Right: Same sculpture after it was covered up. (Left photo by Flickr user Alan Cordle - CC BY-NC-SA 2.0; Right photo by GroundUp - CC BY-ND 4.0

GroundUp: This is probably the list of artworks UCT has removed

By GroundUp
Photo (L-R, per vertical): Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Cyril Ramaphosa, Baleka Mbete, Zweli Mkhize, Lindiwe Sisulu, Gwede Mantashe, Nathi Mthethwa, Jeff Radebe, Senzo Mchunu, Mathews Phosa, David Mabuza, Paul Mashatile, Tito Mboweni, Ace Magashula, David Makhura.

Who wants to be a president? A dummy’s guide to the 2017 ANC leadership race

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo of the original hourglass by Tor Andreas Torhaug via Flickr

These are the Days of our SA Lives: Ntlemeza vs Mbalula, High Noon, Tuesday episode

By Marianne Thamm

Photo: Original photo by Rod Waddington via Flickr.

South Africa: Alive with political intimidation

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Sedibeng Technical and Vocational Education and Training College in Vereeniging.

amaBhungane: Sedibeng College funds for sale to sharp investors

Photo: Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir seen during the “Family photograph” taken at the AU Summit in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, 14 June 2015. Photo: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

ISS Today: Inside Sudan’s house of cards

Photo: Minister Fikile Mbalula speaks during a press conference at the Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 17 March 2016. EPA/SUMAYA HISHAM

The Ego has Landed: Sheriff Mbalula sets out plan of action and accuses Ntlemeza of going rogue

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Cyril Ramaphosa, Zweli Mkhize, Gwede Mantashe, Lindiwe Sisulu, Mcebisi Jonas, David Makhura, Paul Mashatile.

ANC Succession: Emerging – an anti-Zuma super slate?

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party, Marine Le Pen attends a ceremony for slain police officer Xavier Jugele, at the Paris police headquarters in Paris, France, 25 April 2017. Jugele was killed by a gunman during the 20 April Champs Elysees terror attack shooting. EPA/IAN LANGSDON

Op-Ed: A Le Pen victory will surface EU and Nato Fault lines

By Marius Oosthuizen
Photo: Supporters of the Save South Africa movement listen to speeches in St Albans Church in Tshwane, 2 November 2016. (Greg Nicolson)

ISS Today: Citizens must unite to save corruption-crippled SA

Photo: Lonwabo Tsotsobe of South Africa celebrates a wicket with teammates Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Reporter’s notebook: Tsotsobe’s maddening fall from grace

By Antoinette Muller
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (C) loses the ball as he attempts to shoot between Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic of Montenegro (L) and Chicago Bulls forward Bobby Portis (R) in the second half of game four of the first round NBA Eastern Conference playoffs at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 23 April 2017. The Celtics defeated the Bulls.

While you were sleeping: Tuesday 25 April 2017

By John Stupart
Photo by Nomboniso Gasa.

Op-Ed: Opulence and Emptiness of the Gupta Family’s Shrimad Bhagwat Katha

By Nomboniso Gasa & Roshnie Moonsammy
Photo: Neighbours in Nkaneng, Marikana, South Africa, 16 October 2012.  (Photo: Greg Marinovich)

Freedom Day Op-Ed: What’s Freedom? Can you eat it?

By Jodi Williams & Gugu Nonjinge
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Freedom day: There can be no freedom without peace

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Rice and groundnuts are a staple food in northern Ghana, but local supply cannot meet the demand of processors.

Ghana: Realising Africa’s Agriculture Potential

Photo: Namibia's defence minister, Penda ya Ndakolo (The Namibian)

amaBhungane: Namibia’s defence spending shrouded in secrecy

Photo: French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party, Marine Le Pen blows a kiss to supporters as she delivers a speech after finishing second in the first round of the French presidential elections in Henin-Beaumont, Northern France, 23 April 2017. EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

Op-Ed: Europe’s Elections: a Yardstick for Populism

By Carmel Rawhani
Photo: Planet Earth by Pixnio.

Just Google It: The SA web app that could turn ecological research into a safe, cheap desk job

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng (Greg Nicolson)

Mogoeng: Fake Democracy vs Judicial Independence

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Loftus Stadium, 19 July 2008. (Photo by Aquila via Flickr)

Analysis: The Gospel According To Angus Buchan

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: French presidential election candidate for the ‘En Marche!’ (Onwards!) political movement, Emmanuel Macron celebrates after the first round of the French presidential elections in Paris, France, 23 April 2017. Media reports that polling agencies projections place Marine Le Pen and centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron in the lead positions for the vote. France will hold the second round of the presidential elections on 07 May 2017. EPA/YOAN VALAT

France: Triumph of the New Politics

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Police Minister Fikile Mbalula addresses the media at Hawks headquarters in Pretoria, April 24, 2017. Photo: Greg Nicolson

House of Cards: Ntlemeza is a scandal and embarrassment – Mbalula

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Lonwabo Tsotsobe of South Africa Photo: ©Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Cricket: Tsotsobe officially charged under CSA’s anti-corruption code

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Then Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi speaks at a news conference in Johannesburg, Thursday, 25 August 2011, Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Vavi & Co: New federation Saftu launches, now the work begins

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma speaks to his party deputy Cyril Ramaphosa (L) during the final election rally of his ruling African National Congress (ANC) party in Soweto, May 4, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

#CR2017, We Have Liftoff: Ramaphosa takes aim at Zuma, state capture

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Then South Africa's Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas arrives for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's 2016 Budget address in Cape Town, February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Op-Ed: Betrayal of the promise

By Mcebisi Jonas
Photo: President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe looks on as new Chief Justice Luke Malaba is sworn in, in Harare, Zimbabwe, April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Zimbabwe: What Britain and the West did – and didn’t – do during the Matabeleland massacres of 1983-4

By Stuart Doran

Street Talk: Interracial Relationships (Video)

By Street Talk
Photo: Bram Fischer

AmaBookaBooka: The Extraordinary Life of Bram Fischer – the Scarlet Pimpernel

By Amabookabooka
Photo: Acting National Commissioner of SAPS Lieutenant-General Kgomotso Phahlane. (Photo: Leila Dee Dougan)

House of Car(d)s: Kgomotso Phahlane, the man who could have saved SAPS

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Moussa Faki Mahamat, then Minister of Foreign Affairs and African Integration of Chad, attends the first Italy-Africa Ministerial Conference in Farnesina Palace, Rome, Italy, 18 May 2016. EPA/GIORGIO ONORATI

ISS Today: New AU chief puts peace back on the agenda

Photo: The SPLM governor candidate Abdul Aziz Al-Hilu smiles after arriving to vote at a polling centre in Kadogli in South Kordofan state, May 2, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

Divisions within the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North create an opportunity for renewal

By Nuba Reports
Photo: Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa 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/LUKAS COCH

Athletics: Broadcasting bungle a disservice and insult to South Africa’s athletes

By Antoinette Muller

Evita's Free Speech: Ep.87 – How Evita made Madiba’s long walk to freedom longer (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Komati Power Station (Eskom)

amaBhungane: R10bn in 15 days – another massive Eskom boost for the Guptas

Photo: Wits students gathered at the Empire Road entrance to the institution to protest against poor services at the Yale Village residence. Photo: Bheki C Simelane

Student Protests: Unhappiness over accommodation leads to protests at Wits

Wrestler 'Big Fire' (L) strangles his opponent 'Cowboy' during a hardcore wrestling match at the Brakpan Community Hall, in Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa, 04 March 2017. The winner of the fight was the wrestler who could throw his opponent through the metal table. 'Big Fire' went on to win this match. In the East Rand region of South Africa lives dedicated, passionate, amateur hardcore wrestling community, whose members find time between work and family to put on shows for their devoted following of fans at local community halls, high schools and motorcycle rallies. Hardcore wrestling is a form of professional wrestling where disqualifications, count-outs, and all other different rules do not apply. Matches are decided by the use of numerous dangerous items including tables, chairs, barbed wire, light tubes, shovels, chains, hammers, etc.

While you were sleeping: TGIF 21 April

By John Stupart
Photo: South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma (L) jokes with opposition United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa (R) after a signing ceremony committing parties to the electoral code of conduct in Midrand, north of Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 March 2009. EPA/JON HRUSA

Party/State conundrum: Holomisa and Zuma go head to head in court bid over a secret ballot

By Marianne Merten
Wired World

Suicide car bomb targets military convoy in Nigeria

By Al Jazeera

Russia seeks prison sentence for church Pokemon hunter


Seoul rejects Trump demand it pays for missile system


United reaches settlement with dragged passenger


Afghan Taliban announce start of 'spring offensive'


Microsoft quarterly profit up 28 percent at $4.8 bn


British inventor takes flight in 'Iron Man' suit


Netflix poised for elusive China breakthrough


SAA granted interdict against striking cabin crew

By News24

France says has proof that Syrian regime launched 'chemical attack'

In case you missed it
Photo: Community members get tested for sicknesses such as high blood pressure and diabetes at Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital during the World Diabetes Day awareness campaign led by MaNgema Zuma in Umlazi, South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, 22 Nov 2012 (GCIS)

Health-e News: Junk food, junk status cause skyrocketing medical costs

Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-ED: The ANC in crisis – will it survive?

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the Education Awards ceremony held in Sandton, Johannesburg, 22 January 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

ANC succession: ‘Nice Guy’ Ramaphosa needs to rediscover the fiery activist original

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Edward Munch: The Scream – SA style

Life Esidimeni: Most patients moved, but families concerned

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Kgosana is lifted up at a march of 30,000 people on Parliament in protest against the pass laws, 30 March 1960.

Philip Kgosana: The meaning of his courage today

By Tony Heard
Photo: Marius Fransman (Wikimedia Commons)

ANC: National Disciplinary Committee cuts short Marius Fransman’s attempt at Hlaudi routine

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Zuma addresses the Easter Service of the Twelve Apostles Church in Christ (TACC) at Umgababa Church Mission, South of Durban, 16 April 2017. (Photo: GCIS)

Team Zuma vs The Banks: The GCIS is the newest distribution platform

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: (Higher Education and Training Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande; ANC Treasury General, Dr Zweli Mkhize; ANC Stalwart/Rivonia Treason Trialist, Andrew Mlangeni and Human Rights Lawyer Advocate George Bizos). Funeral service of ANC Stalwart/Rivonia Treason Trialist Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada at Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg. South Africa. 29/03/2017. Siyabulela Duda

Reporter’s Notebook: Interviewing Zweli Mkhize

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

GroundUp: No birth certificate, no education

By GroundUp
Photo: Supporters of the Black Sash ‘Hands off our Grants’ campaign demonstrate outside St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town last year. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Equal Education confronts Allan Gray over social grant deductions

By GroundUp
Photo: President Jacob Zuma on the last day of the ANC’s 53rd conference, Mangaung 20 December 2012.  Photo Greg Marinovich / Daily Maverick

What’s Left? Fighters, communists and unionists plot a post-Zuma future

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (GCIS)

Op-Ed: Radical economic transformation should be about building a more equal society

By Cyril Ramaphosa

Reporter’s Notebook: Time for Hlaudi to become a relic of the SABC’s crazy past

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini welcomes President Jacob Zuma to the podium at the National Disability Rights Summit, 10 March 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Op-Ed: Personal legal cost orders against rogue public officials are the frontline in the war against impunity

By Ivan Herselman
Photo: A truck unloads ore in a Petra Diamonds underground diamond mine in Cullinan, outside Pretoria, January 22,2009.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA)

Mineral governance in southern Africa undermined by implementation failures, says watchdog

By Simon Allison
Photo: Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, during a meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (not pictured), in Kinshasa, 19 February 2015. EPA/MICHAEL KAPPELER

ISS Today: New divisions threaten stability in the DRC

Photo: African Union Chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma addresses Africa Editors Forum, 24 Oct 2016.

TRAINSPOTTER: On the road with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the president-elect South Africa can’t afford

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Then African National Congress President Jacob Zuma (R) speaks with his lawyer Michael Hulley ahead of a press conference after appearing at the Durban High Court, South Africa, April 7, 2009. REUTERS/Rogan Ward.

House of Cards: President Zuma’s legal adviser Michael Hulley may face charges in Nxasana matter

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Jacob Zuma participates in The New Age SABC Business briefing held in Cape Town which is aimed at unpacking some of the key messages and actions from the State of the Nation Address, 1o February 2017. (Photo: GCIS)

South Africa’s explosive political cocktail: Fear, Loathing, Conspiracy, Paranoia

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: President Jacob Zuma delivers the keynote address at the national commemoration of Human Rights Day in King William’s Town, Eastern Cape, 21 March 2017. (Photo: GCIS)

Analysis: What if Zuma refuses to go?

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Thabang Modiba stands in the middle of the street he lives in Alexandra township, Johannesburg, South Africa, 28 November 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Op-Ed: Africa is at a tipping point

By Mo Ibrahim
Main photo: fokofopolisiekar’s Wynand Myburgh spits water on to the crowd at Shimmy Beach Club. Photo: Shaun Swingler

Fokofpolisiekar: Sober, older, but still with as much spunk and relevance as before

By Antoinette Muller
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: The ANC ‘succession race’ and rebuilding South African democracy

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: A coffin with remains of the Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi on the third day of the funeral wake in Brussels, Belgium, 05 February 2017. Congo opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi died on 01 February 2017 at the age of 84 in Brussels. EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

DRC: A tale of two corpses

By Simon Allison
Photo: African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (L) talks to South Africa's President Jacob Zuma during the close of the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 31, 2016. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s presidential protection: The Devil’s in the Security Detail

By Marianne Merten
Children participate in the egg roll during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington DC, US, on 17 April 2017. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hosted thousands of people during the annual Easter celebration.

While you were sleeping: Tuesday 18 April 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Hospital, by Rafik Sarlie via Flickr.

Health-e: Grim findings after health facilities are inspected

Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma toured the Progressive Business Forum at the ANC's Mangaung conference on 19 December 2012. Photo Greg Nicolson/Daily Maverick.

Analysis: The aggressively factional world according to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

By Stephen Grootes

Alibi, Ep7: SA podcast probes why a man was given terrible legal help and whether his co-accused suffered the same fate

By Paul McNally
Photo: A woman looks on as a police Nyala patrols a village during tense local municipal elections in Vuwani, South Africa's northern Limpopo province, August 3, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Vuwani shutdown continues

By Greg Nicolson

Evita's Free Speech: Ep.86 – Evita marches against tax on the Easter Bunny! (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: A Blackheath resident lights a cigarette during a  protest in their Cape Town neighbourhood against a plan by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) to move families  evicted from shacks in Lwandle to a  piece of land in their area  on Tuesday, 10 June 2014. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA

Analysis: On land issues, ANC lacks clarity and determination

By Marianne Merten
Photo: 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

Trump’s Learning Curve: Syria, Afghanistan, North Korea and lessons from the Cuban Missile Crisis

By J Brooks Spector

Letter to the Editor – A few words on Zapiro’s cartoon by a fellow cartoonist

By Stacey Stent
Photo of President Jacob Zuma by Greg Nicolson/Daily Maverick.

Op-Ed: Are Zuma’s lies catching up with him?

By Paul Hoffman
Photo: President Jacob Zuma addresses the annual Chris Hani Wreath laying ceremony on 10 April 2017. (GCIS)

Dear President Zuma: Talk is cheap

By David Ka-Ndyalvan
Photo: South African soldiers take part in a joint patrol with Central African soldiers in the streets of Bangui January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

ISS Today: Can South Africa risk going back into CAR?

Photo: A Translux bus at the George Station. Photo: Bob Adams (flickr)

Bus strikes: Unions ‘wait and see’ as minister set to intervene

By BC Simelane & Greg Nicolson
Photo:  The Chief of South African National Defence Force Siphiwe Nyanda salutes the General Officer commanding the North West province April 27, 1999, during Freedom Day Celebrations in Umtata stadium. This was the last Defence Force day parade which President Nelson Mandela attended in his Capacity of Commander in-Chief of the armed forces, before his retirement after the country's second all-race elections on June 2, 1999.

ANC MK Council: Our allegiance is to South Africa first – we cannot fight against our own people

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Image designed by Dalli Weyers

Right of Reply: Zille’s contempt and lies on Tafelberg a threat to democracy

By Reclaim the City
Photo: Former National Director of Public Prosecutions,  Mxolisi Nxasana. Photo: EWN

Zuma committed perjury, former NPA head Nxasana claims in affidavit

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Protesters hold banners as they crowd the lawns of the Union Buildings during a mass protest by all opposition parties in the country calling for President Zuma to step down, Pretoria, South Africa, 12 April 2017. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

National Day of Action: When mass power knocked on Zuma’s door

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: The ANC no longer welcomes open debate because of patronage and corruption

By Raymond Suttner
Photo by Delyth Angharad via Flickr.

Putting land at the heart of radical economic transformation – a perspective from the ground

By Sithandiwe Yeni
Main photo: Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini (GCIS)

amaBhungane: The minister, the middleman, the mansion and the new corporate kid

Photo: Elton Seconds, Kobus Swart (leader), Jeremy van Niekerk and Eltano Jacob – Robertson Correctional Centre just before the start of BCC cycle tour 2017

Prison break: Robertson’s mountain biking tour with a difference

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: South Africa President Zuma (C) dances with a group during his 75th birthday celebrations held by the ruling African National Congress (ANC), in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 April 2017. EPA/CORNELL TUKIRI

Happy birthday, Mr President: A defiant Zuma turns 75


AmaBookaBooka: From activist to author to seeker of hidden skeletons (Podcast)

By Amabookabooka
Photo: Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete (R) and and National Assembly Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli field questions from journalists at a news conference at Parliament on Friday, 14 November 2014 following raucous behaviour in the House culminated in fisticuffs and scuffles. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA

Secret Ballot? Eyes turn to early May and a new date for Zuma No Confidence motion

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Protesters hold placards as they gather in South Africa's capital to protest against President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria, South Africa, April 12, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

TRAINSPOTTER: At the National Day of Action, Malema makes friends — 100,000 of them

By Richard Poplak