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Scorpio: Trillian operation shrinks amid R1.6-billion letter of demand from Eskom

Photo: Ajay and Atul Gupta. Photo: Muntu Vilakazi/Gallo images
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Photo: Brain Molefe. Photo: EE Publishers

Parliament’s Eskom Inquiry: Molefe pension – instructions from above accepted without question, rules or no rules

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane arrives at the FNB stadium ahead of the memorial service for former President Nelson Mandela, December 2013. (Photo: GCIS)

Where is Tom Thabane? Rumours of ill health plague Lesotho's PM

By Carien du Plessis
Main photo: Tholakele “Bhele” Dlunga was killed on Tuesday evening. (Photo by Greg Marinovich)

Marikana: Survivors of the massacre are still hounded and assassinated amid rumoured ‘hit list’

By Greg Nicolson

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Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa signs the pledge at an event where he led the 2017 Grade 12 signing of the pledge ceremony at Albert Moroka Secondary School in Thaba Nchu, Free State. 13 Octber 2017 (GCIS)

ANC Leadership Race: Rumour mill in overdrive, Ramaphosa lives to fight another day

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Leader of the opposition DA (Democratic Alliance) Mmusi Maimane and other members of civil society, political parties and church leaders address the media at the formation of the Freedom Movement, in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 April 2017. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/(EPA).

#CapeWaterGate: ‘I wish we could have acted better’ – DA’s Maimane

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa deliver a message of encouragement to delegates in his capacity as SADC Facilitator to the Kingdom of Lesotho during his working visit to Lesotho where he attended the landmark Post-Elections National Dialogue in Maseru, Kingdom of Lesotho. 18 October 2017. (GCIS)

Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: ‘Mr Clean’ Ramaphosa battles stinging State Capture comments

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Security personnel keep a lookout on Durban’s Addington Beach. Photo: Linh Do (flickr)

AmaBhungane: The axe falls – but no end in sight for Durban’s R50m security debacle

Photo: (left) Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond speaks at an OECD press conference in central London, Britain, 17 October 2017. EPA-EFE/NEIL HALL; (right) Ajay Gupta (Gallo images)

State Capture: UK Serious Fraud Office aware of Guptas’ overseas banking networks

By Marianne Thamm

Photo: Sipho M Pityana, Chairman, AngloGold Ashanti, South Africa speaking during the session ‘Investing in Peace’ at the Annual Meeting 2017 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 18, 2017. Copyright by World Economic Forum / Jakob Polacsek

Op-Ed: Can South Africa’s constitutional democracy be sustained?

Photo: Piping is prepared for the installation of a well point in a domestic garden in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town this week. Photo: Shaun Swingler.

#CapeWaterGate: Demand for boreholes rises as dam levels sink to 35%

By Leila Dougan
Photo: (L-R): The president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, general secretary of the World Labour Organisation, Guy Ryder (partly covered), the director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, general secretary of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Angel Gurria (partly covered) and the general secretary of the World Trade Organisation, Roberto Azevedo, during a joint press conference of the leaders of international economy and financial organisations in Berlin, Germany, 10 April 2017. Photo: Clemens Bilan/(EPA).

Op-Ed: Intellectual property for the 21st century economy

Photo: Blogtrepreneur (flickr)

Social media surveillance may not just be urban legend

By Heidi Swart
Photo: Residents of Ocean View burn tyres and blockade the Kommetjie road in protest against the lack of policing in their area in Cape Town, South Africa, 21 September 2017. Ocean View has been plagued by gang violence. Recently Aqeel Davids, 9, was killed in suspected gang crossfire. Residents claim the police and the ward councellors responsible for the area are not doing enough to combat the problem whilst innocent residents are being killed. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Beware of suspicious crime statistics methods to come

By Chris De Kock

Photo: Khumbulani Dube, Skhumbuza’s father, and Edith, his stepmother in their home in Brokhorstspruit. Photo: Julia Chaskalson

GroundUp: Activists furious with delays in child shooting case

By GroundUp
Photo: Destroyed cars are seen near the Village Restaurant after a double suicide attack by Al-Qaeda-affiliated extremist group Al Shabaab killed 18 people and injured dozens more at the popular Mogadishu eatery in the Somali capital in September 2013. Photo: AU-UN IST PHOTO / STUART PRICE.

ISS Today: Religion and ethnicity are not indicators of extremism

Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives at King Moshoshoe Airport in Maseru. 18 October 2017 (GCIS)

SADC dithers again in mission to send peacekeeping force into tense Lesotho

Photo: Auditor General Kimi Makwetu reports an encouraging improvement in the audits results of South Africa’s municipalities over the past five years during a media briefing at Tshedimosetso House in Pretoria. South Africa. 01/06/2016. Siyabulela Duda (COGTA)

Notes from the House: Auditor General slams growing practice of ‘contesting’ audit findings

Photo: Members of the South African Police Services enter a house during a training session in Pretoria, on 08 August 2006. Photo: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

GroundUp: Over 2,000 police firearms lost in three years

By GroundUp
Photo: Lesotho’s Chief Justice, Nthomeng Majara (Lesotho Times)

Lesotho: Chief Justice’s continued sub-lease of judge’s mansion in high-end Maseru suburb under scrutiny

Photo: Kendall Waston of Costa Rica celebrates after scoring against Honduras during their qualifying match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia at National Stadium in San Jose, Costa Rica, 07 October 2017. Photo: Jeffrey Aguedas/(EPA).

Op-Ed: Pure life as a means to development, Costa Rican style

Traditional Moroccan knights ride in an equestrian show during the Festival of Tbourida, a competition between the Moroccan tribes, in Al-Jadidah, Morocco, 18 October 2017. Tbourida is a traditional exhibition of horsemanship in the Maghreb performed during cultural festivals and to close Maghrebi wedding celebrations. The performance consists of a group of horse riders, all wearing traditional clothes, who charge along a straight path at the same speed so as to form a line, the pickup speed and then at the end of the charge, fire into the sky using old muskets or muzzle-loading rifles.

While you were sleeping: 20 October 2017

By John Stupart
Photos: Suzy Bernstein.

Theatre Review: The Man Jesus – a cleverly constructed whodunnit

By Lesley Stones
Photo: A sitting of the Pan African Parliament in Midrand. Photo: REUTERS

ISS Today: Does Africa really want a continental Parliament?


Key Eskom witnesses fail to appear at Koko’s disciplinary hearing

By Chris Yelland
Photo: African National Congress (ANC) supporters brandish t-shirts showing South African President Jacob Zuma as they celebrate during a pre-election rally in Bekkersdal near Johannesburg, South Africa, 06 May 2014. Photo: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

By-elections: Poll upset for ANC in Mpumalanga but KZN remains solid

By Wayne Sussman
Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric (L) in action against Tottenham's English striker Harry Kane (R) during the UEFA Champions League group H soccer match between Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, 17 October 2017.

While you were sleeping: 19 October 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: The Newlands Cricket Ground has put elaborate water systems in place to help see it through the crisis. Other clubs with fewer resources have had their fixtures drastically reduced. Photo: Shaun Swingler.

#CapeWaterGate: How Newlands Cricket Ground is fighting the drought

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Raymond Suttner is a political analyst who served lengthy periods in prison and under house arrest during apartheid. Photo: Chris Snelling

Op-Ed: Leadership in question

By Raymond Suttner
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).

Op-Ed: Students won’t tolerate being used as pawns in party poli-tricks

Photo: Then Minister of State Security, David Mahlobo chairing the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) cluster about the implementation of the cluster programme of action for the year, following the 2017 State of the Nation Address at a briefing held at Tshedimosetso House in Pretoria. 05/03/2017. By Ntswe Mokoena (GCIS).

Analysis: A Trillion Rand man, David Mahlobo

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: A well point is installed at a surburban home in Cape Town. Photo: Shaun Swingler.

#CapeWaterGate: ‘We need to start drilling for groundwater now’

By Leila Dougan
Photo: USA’s 16th President Abraham Lincoln (L), and 45th President, Donald Trump (EPA)

Trump v Lincoln: Condolences from two US presidents, a universe apart

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Minister Mosebenzi Zwane (GCIS), Brian Dames (EPA).

Parliament: Minister Zwane and former Eskom CEO Dames provide opposing takes on State Capture

By Marianne Merten
Photo: President Jacob Zuma is welcomed by the acting CEO of SAA, Musa Zwane and the Chairman of the SAA Board, Ms Dudu Myeni at the Airways Park in Kempton. 06/05/2016 Kopano Tlape GCIS

SAA: Yes, Dudu Myeni is out

Illustrative photo by Claudia Soraya @claudiasoraya

‘Danny Jordaan raped me’: Singer Jennifer Ferguson urges others to speak up

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: The new Welsh Secretary Peter Hain departs 10 Downing Street following a cabinet meeting in London, Britain, 09 June 2009. EPA/ANDY RAIN.

UK: Lord Hain to question role of UK and European financial institutions in State Capture

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: The leader of The National Super Alliance (NASA) opposition coalition and its presidential candidate Raila Odinga looks on during his campaign rally in Nairobi, Kenya, 24 September 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE/DANIEL IRUNGU

ISS Today: An election is no panacea for Kenya’s stability

Photo: Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini (GCIS via Flickr)

SassaGate Reloaded: Expert panel and AG warn of serious risk in future social grant payments

By Marianne Thamm
Filipino soldiers conduct a patrol in the ruined city of Marawi, southern Philippines, 17 October 2017. The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte announced that the city of Marawi is liberated after five months of fighting between the Philippine armed forces and rebels allied to the Islamic State terror group. Rodrigo Duterte's announcement came a day after the army killed Isnilon Hapilon, the self-proclaimed emir of the IS in Southeast Asia and leader of the Islamist rebels in the southern Philippines.

While you were sleeping: 18 October 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma during the G20 leaders retreat as part of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, 07 July 2017. EPA-EFE/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL/POOL

Cabinet Reshuffle Analysis: Jacob Zuma, the Disruptor-in-Chief

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Julius Malema (C), leader of South African opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), laughs during a question and answer session with president Jacob Zuma (not pictured) in Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 31 August 2017. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

TRAINSPOTTER: Julius Malema vs the Shuffleupagus

By Richard Poplak
Photo: President Jacob Zuma gestures during his opening address at the African National Congress 5th National Policy Conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Soweto, South Africa June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko.

Cabinet Reshuffle: Zuma may strike yet again before December

By Carien du Plessis
Base Photo: New South African bank notes featuring an image of former South African President Nelson Mandela are displayed at an office in Johannesburg January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Curious and Curiouser: McKinsey’s astonishing attempt at self-exoneration

Photo: Richard Tanswell/(Flickr)

Letter to the Editor: The SABC must not be recaptured under new board

By Right2Know
Photo: SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane addresses media during the announcement of Preliminary Outcome of Revenue Collections for 2016/2017 financial year Photo: GCIS.

Op-Ed: In defence of Tom Moyane at SARS

By Sandile Memela
Photo: Minister David Mahlobo chairing the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) cluster about the implementation of the cluster programme of action for the year, following the 2017 State of the Nation Address at a briefing held at Tshedimosetso House in Pretoria. 05/03/2017. Ntswe Mokoena (GCIS).

Cabinet Reshuffle: David Mahlobo’s appointment comes days after DEA gives Eskom nuclear site authorisation

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: People gather to cool off in the public swimming pools in Sea Point on 16 January 2016. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/(EPA)

#CapeWaterGate: The Cape Town swimming pools you can splash around in this summer

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: UK Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel, delivers her speech on the third day of the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, Britain, 03 October 2017.  Photo: EPA-EFE/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Op-Ed: Has the World Bank become irrelevant?

Photo: Thomas Picauly/(Unsplash).

Letter from Trumpland: An auditorium of tears for an all-American death

By Glen Retief
Wired World

Brian Molefe’s young wife boosted his pension payout

By News24

Delhi chokes on toxic haze despite Diwali fireworks ban


Madagascar plague deaths hit 94, 1,100 suspected cases: WHO


EFF wins Wits SRC elections

By News24

US embassy warns of 'credible' terror threat in Senegal


Pollution killed nine million people in 2015: report


White supremacist shouted down at Florida college speech


CIA chief: North Korea close to nuke that could hit US


Tshwane bus strike action leaves commuters stranded

By News24

How Spain could suspend autonomy in Catalonia

In case you missed it
Photo: (background) President Jacob Zuma and S’dumo Dlamini (Jordi Matas); (middle) SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande attends Popcru’s national political school in Benoni, 22 August 2013. Photo: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Cabinet Reshuffle 2.0: Blowback from across political landscape, but furious SACP stays put for now

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Then Higher Education and Training Minister, Blade Nzimande, briefing media on the issues affecting higher education and on a meeting he had with higher education stakeholders, 26 January 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Newsflash: Cabinet reshuffle announced, move appears to strengthen Zuma's hand

By Marianne Merten
Photo: An Election Commission worker tears a ballot paper at a voting station during local municipal elections in Meyerton, Midvaal Municipality, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, 03 August 2016. EPA/KEVIN SUTHERLAND

Analysis: Currently undecided voters could decide SA’s future in 2019 and beyond

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: President Jacob Zuma with Rivonia Trialist Andrew Mlangeni during the 50th anniversary of Liliesleaf Farm gala dinner in Rivonia 11 July 2013. (Photo: GCIS)

Analysis: John Block and Marius Fransman stepped down when charged – why not the same action for President Zuma?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: A passenger passing a South African Airways (SAA) plane and the tailfin of another at OR Tambo, Johannesburg’s international airport, South Africa, 05 July 2013. EPA/UDO WEITZ

Op-Ed: Why does the government hold on to SAA?

Photo: A man surfs on top of a train in Cape Town. Photo: Ricardo Afrika

GroundUp: Train surfers risk their lives without fear of Metrorail’s security

By GroundUp
Photo: A commuter rides between carriages close to Nyanga station. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks.

GroundUp: Prasa says it’s on top of security problems

By GroundUp
Photo: Striking 10111 call centre workers marched to the Union Buildings, the office of the President. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

GroundUp: Police call centre workers march to Union Buildings

By GroundUp
Illustrative Photo: Ciprian Morar/(Unsplash)

#CapeWaterGate: Could towing an iceberg to Cape Town help solve future water problems?

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: A photographic collage was presented at the hearings by Section27  in memory of the mentally ill patients who died in the Esidimeni Life tragedy. The number of patients who died now stands at 141.  Photo: Section27.

Life Esidimeni: Former MEC Qedani Mahlangu needs to be put on the stand to tell us why

By Greg Nicolson
Photo:  Roland ‘Tiny’ Rowland (Evening Standard)

Declassified: Apartheid Profits – Tiny Rowland, a very British spy?

By Open Secrets

Evita's Free Speech: Ep.112 – Evita puts her life on the list! (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys

Letter to the Editor: Feinstein’s article besmirches the legacy of Joe Modise

By Daily Maverick
Main photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma at a rally in the Sekhukhune region in Limpopo on Sunday, 15 October. (Photo: Twitter)

ANC Leadership Race: In Limpopo, Dlamini Zuma attacks the demon of tribalism

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: ANC councillor Sindiso Magaqa, 34, was travelling in this car  when he was ambushed in July 2017 (the bullet holes are numbered with green police stickers). Magaqa was an Exco member in the Umzimkhulu municipality in KwaZulu-Natal and former secretary-general of the ANCYL. He survived the attack but died of apparent heart failure in hospital two months later. Photo: Carien Du Plessis.

Salga: Specialised unit recommended to tackle murder and intimidation of councillors


Street Talk: Gangsters of Delft (Video)

By Street Talk
Photo: A file photograph dated 23 May 2006 shows a child receiving a meal at a feeding scheme in Soweto. Photo: Jon Hrusa/(EPA).

Health-E News: Nutrition – a child’s first 1,000 days are what really counts

Photo: Protesters support the global call to action on tuberculosis and HIV/Aids in Cape Town by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) son 8 November 2007. South Africa was hosting the 38th Union World Conference on tuberculosis and lung health. Photo: Nic Bothma/(EPA).

New tuberculosis drugs are more effective and may be less toxic. Why are they still unavailable?

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: ANC’s leaders Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma in Polokwane, 18 Dec 2007. (Photo: Greg Marinovich)

Op-Ed: NPA must act speedily and in the interests of justice to bring finality in Zuma case

By Thabo Mbeki Foundation
Photo: President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa during a Women’s Day celebration held at Harry Gwala Multi-Purpose Centre in Sasolburg, Free State.09/08/2015 Kopano Tlape GCIS

ANC Leadership Race: Court applications as politics by other means

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Antonio Grosz/(Unsplash).

Right of Reply: Gun-free proponents make emotional claims

By Jonathan Wright
Photo:  Kensington High School in Cape Town, September 2014. (Photo: GCIS)

Matric 2017: Umalusi declares all systems ready for final exams

Photo: Tom Anderson (flickr)

ISS Today: Ghana’s bold step away from the ‘war on drugs’

Photo: From left to right: Former Cape Times editor Tony Heard, Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, Philip Kgosana’s sister Louisa Makgopela, Kgosana’s wife Alice, Mayor Patricia de Lille and Kgosana’s son Bani. Photo: Yann Macherez

GroundUp: Philip Kgosana honoured in Cape Town

By GroundUp
Photo: Satellite view of Kropz’s Elandsfontein Phosphate Mine. Photo: DigitalGlobe

GroundUp: Urgent court action to stop mine using West Coast groundwater

By GroundUp
Photo: President Jacob Zuma is seen during a meeting with members of the SA Editors' Forum at the presidential guesthouse in Pretoria on Friday, 20 February 2015. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Analysis: State President, Accused No 1, 18 charges, 783 watertight counts

By Marianne Thamm
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. Photo: EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Newsflash: SCA rules against Zuma and NPA in spy tapes appeal

US President Donald J. Trump (2-L) and First Lady Melania Trump (2-R) welcome Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau (L) and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau (R), at the South Portico of the White House in Washington DC, USA, 11 October 2017.

While you were sleeping: 13 October 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: A file picture dated 04 November 2016 shows South African National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Advocate Shaun Abrahams as he reacts during a briefing to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services in parliament, Cape Town, South Africa. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Zuma Spy Tapes Judgment Day cometh: Will Shaun Abrahams finally honour his oath of office?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Jacob Zuma at South Africa-Zimbabwe Bi-National Commission, 3 October 2017. (GCIS)

Op-Ed: The urgent need to reclaim our country and hammer out a vision together

By Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana

Op-Ed: KPMG – rearranging the deckchairs or stage-managing the facts? An insider’s perspective.

By Mooketsi 'Pop' Motsisi
Photo: Forgive us, Three Tenors.

Op-Ed: Is the alliance with the ANC and SACP the root cause of the problems in Cosatu?

By S Nondwangu, T Mokoena, R Jewison & M Phera
Illustrative photo: Priscilla du Preez/(Unsplash)

Right of Reply: There is no assault on academic excellence – Bozzoli got it wrong

By Daily Maverick
Photo: South African residents of the flooded informal shack settlement of Masiphumelele wait for food aid distribution in Cape Town, South Africa, 15 August 2013. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

The Right to Food: Government asked to hear cries of a hungry country

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Zweli Mkhize, Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma at the ANC Policy Conference, 5 July 2017, Nasrec. (Ihsaan Haffejee)

ANC Leadership Race: It’s all about the last push to woo branches now

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: A woman looks through a police cordon set up to separate opposing protest marches outside Parliament on 08 August 2017. Protesters in support and also against the call for President Zuma to step down took to the streets of Cape Town ahead of the motion of no confidence voted on in Parliament. Photo: Nic Bothma/(EPA).

Notes from the House: Leadership failures drag down police’s ability to reach NDP goals

Photo: In this file 18 June 2009 file photo taken in Chudja, Ituri Province in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Congolese artisan mine worker carries gold-rich earth out of a pit for water processing. EPA/MARC HOFER

Op-Ed: Africa needs her mineral wealth to benefit the continent

By Claude Kabemba
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump (2-L) and First Lady Melania Trump (2-R) welcome Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau (L) and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau (R), at the South Portico of the White House in Washington DC, USA, 11 October 2017. EPA-EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Survivor: The White House Edition

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Prime Minister of Lesotho, Tom Thabane, waves beside US Chief of Protocol Ambassador Peter Selfridge (L), upon arriving at the North Portico of the White House, in Washington DC, on 5 August 2014. Photo: Michael Reynolds/(EPA)

SADC’s delay over Lesotho triggers fears of violence

Photo: Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini at a media briefing by Interministerial Committee on Immigration held at Tshedimosetso House in Hatfield, Pretoria, in 2015. Photo: Kopano Tlape/(GCIS)

GroundUp: Foster care grants – Bathabile Dlamini’s next national embarrassment?

By GroundUp
Photo: Ahmed Timol

Timol inquest opens a door, but apartheid victims might find it hard to emulate

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Blikkiesdorp, also known as ‘Tin Can Town’, near Delft. Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Behind the special needs bus attack

By GroundUp
Photo: Members of Parliament's protection services (PPS) - also known as the “white shirts” or “bouncers”, remove members of the Economic Freedom Fighters during the State Of The Nation Address (SONA) in parliament, on  09 February 2017. Photo: Sumaya Hisham/(EPA).

Parliament: Zelda Holtzman to fight ‘trumped up’ charges that led to her dismissal

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Young Sudanese children hold a banner reading in Arabic 'Lift the injustice' during a protest against longstanding US sanctions on Sudan, outside the US embassy, Khartoum, Sudan, 03 November 2015. Photo: EPA/MORWAN ALI

ISS Today: Are sanctions working in Sudan?

Photo: Ahmed Timol

Timol Inquest: He was murdered but culprits are dead, court rules

By Greg Nicolson
A general view of a forest fire close to the village of Lobios, in the natural reserve of Xures, in Orense, northwestern Spain, early 11 October 2017. At least 70 hectares were affected by a fire that started on 08 October.

While you were sleeping: 12 October 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Several handguns are seen at the headquarters of the National Direction for Guns and Ammunition Control (DIGECAM)) where 96 seized weapons were destroyed in Guatemala City, Guatemala, 30 January 2014. Photo: EPA/Saul Martinez

Op-Ed: Mass shootings in SA and the US – why the killings will continue

By Peter Storey & Adele Kirsten
Photo: President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa are seen on the main stage at the ANC’s 5th National Policy Conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg, 5 July 2017. (Picture: IHSAAN HAFFEJEE)

Analysis: ANC’s ‘tradition’ vs reality of the brave new world

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Treasury’s new acting chief procurement officer Willie Mathebula. Picture: Gaye Davis/EWN

Parliament: Treasury’s chief procurement officer ducks and dives about SAA

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Free at last, Dineo Kgatle walks outside Baviaanspoort prison. Photo: Carolyn Raphaely.

Op-Ed: Justice at last for reformed prisoner whose dream new life was destroyed in a heartbeat

By Carolyn Raphaely