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TRAINSPOTTER: Preview – Reading a Budget in a post-Budget country

Photo: South African residents of Masiphumelele take part in a protest march along Kommetjie road on their way to the Simonstown Magistrates court to support community leader Lubabalo Vellem, in Cape Town, South Africa, 14 June 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA
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NOT JUST 94: #SayTheirNames

By NOMATTER NDEBELE
Photo: Refugees are evicted by police officers from the side of a major road in Johannesburg, South Africa, 28 July 2008.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Xenophobia rears its head: Gauteng on a knife-edge once more

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Australia Wallabies’ Dan Vickerman takes part in their Captain’s run in September, 2011. REUTERS/Brandon Malone

It’s the silence that kills us: The sad case of Dan Vickerman

By Antoinette Muller

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Main photo: Air Mercy Services fixed wing aircraft prepares for take-off to take specialist doctors to hard to reach parts of the country.

Spotlight: Fly-by-night tenders

By Spotlight
Photo: A South African journalist films riot police taking up position inside Parliament during the opening of Parliament ceremony and State Of The Nation Address (SONA) by President Zuma in Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa 09 February 2017. EPA/NIC BOTHMA/POOL

ISS Today: Military policing of Parliament – what does SA law say?

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Members of the ruling party African National Congress (ANC) sing and dance 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: We should fear the ANC’s uncontrollable anger

By Belinda Bozzoli
Photo: SAPS  Commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane. (Photo Leila Dee Dougan for DM Chronicle Digital)

House of Cards: Did SAPS Commissioner Phahlane mislead Parliament?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South Sudan President Salva Kiir (R) shakes hands with former rebel leader and First Vice-President Riek Machar (L) after a new unity government was sworn-in, Juba, South Sudan, 29 April 2016. EPA/PHILLIP DHIL

Kiir & Machar: The men that made South Sudan’s predictable famine

By Simon Allison

Photo: Lonmin’s Marikana operation at dawn, Sunday May 13, 2013.  North West Province, South Africa. (Photo: Greg Marinovich)

The platinum belt’s rape crisis: Less healthcare, more consequences

By Marelise van der Merwe
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SA’s Corporatised Liberation: A critical analysis of the ANC in power (Extract)

By Dale T. McKinley
Photo: Cardinal Burke at Saint Francies de Sales for Solemn Te Deum and Benediction (Photo by Phil Rousin via Flickr)

Op-Ed: Pope vs Conservatives – when the shepherd wears lace

By Russell Pollitt
Photo: An architect’s impression of the controversial 60m-high apartment and retail building on the edge of Bo-Kaap (in red) which could set a precedent for other massive buildings to follow (in grey). Image courtesy of Rick Brown & Associates

GroundUp: Cape Town residents concerned about ‘development at all costs’ approach

By GroundUp
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TRAINSPOTTER: Chronicle of a banking scandal foretold

By Richard Poplak

Photo: President Jacob Zuma with African National Congress (ANC) Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe and his Deputy Jessie Duarte, ANC Treasurer-General Zweli Mkhize and ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa observe results at the IEC Results Operations Centre, 8 May 2014. (Photo: GCIC)

Analysis: Temperature rising in the ANC’s pressure cooker

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: President Zuma and CEO Brian Molefe address the media after Zuma spoke to Eskom staff at company headquarters in Megawatt Park, Sunninghill.  06/05/2016 Kopano Tlape (GCIS)

Parliament: Sudden vacancy appears in finance committee as Gordhan prepares for a tough Budget

By Marianne Merten
Photo by Benjamin Disinger via Flickr.

Cyberspying: The Ghost in Your Machine

By Heidi Swart
Photo: Gauteng Premier David Makhura speaks during the HIII Thematic Meeting on Informal Settlements held at the CSIR Convention centre in Pretoria, 7 April 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Makhura’s SOPA: The Esidimeni Massacre and the need to overcome

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Grace Mugabe (R) speaks to her husband President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe (L) at a welcome home event at Harare International airport, Harare, Zimbabwe, 24 September 2016. Mugabe was returning from the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, USA. EPA/AARON UFUMELI

Zimbabwe: Wanted, Dead or Alive – Grace says Mugabe’s influence will be felt beyond the grave

By Simon Allison
Photo by Don Pinnock.

Op-Ed: South Africa opens the door to the sale of wildlife parts

By Don Pinnock
Photo: The building, which has a large metal door big enough for a vehicle to drive through, does not have any signage. It is in a rundown shopping complex just off Cindi Street, Atteridgeville. (Photo by Health-e)

Health-e News: Esidimeni’s dead were stored in a pile in a rundown private Atteridgeville mortuary

By HEALTH-E NEWS
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Street Talk: My first time (Video)

By Street Talk
Photo: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange as financial markets react to a referendum passed in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union in New York, New York, USA, 24 June 2016. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Explainer: SA banks in the dogbox, but what does it all mean?

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Tatenda, age 8, Chipo, age 9, and Trish, age 8 (left to right), share a story book during class at Matau Primary School in Zimbabwe. May 4, 2011 (Photo by Eileen Burke for © Save the Children)

Zimbabwe: Sweeping changes threaten education system

By Mako Muzenda
Photo: Moroccans pose for photos with a picture of King Mohammed VI of Morocco at the landmark Jemaa el-Fnaa square in Marrakech, Morocco 2016. The UN Climate Change Conference COP22 will be held in Marrakech from 07 to 18 November. EPA/MOHAMED MESSARA

ISS Today: Will the AU impact Morocco more than Morocco will impact the AU?

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Scanning electron microscope image of TB bacteria. (Photo: Janice Haney Carr via CDC (public domain)

GroundUp: South African study offers hope against drug-resistant TB

By GroundUp
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump signs H.J. Res. 38, disapproving the rule submitted by the US Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, February 16, 2017. The Department of Interior’s Stream Protection Rule, which was signed during the final month of the Obama administration, ‘addresses the impacts of surface coal mining operations on surface water, groundwater, and the productivity of mining operation sites’, according to the Congress.gov summary of the resolution. EPA/Ron Sachs / POOL

US: The unravelling of Trump, Ep 78

By J Brooks Spector
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Swiss musher Ueli Gerber leads his six Samoyed dogs during the international dog sled races in the Bernese Oberland, Kandersteg, Switzerland, 18 February 2017. 

While you were sleeping: 20th February 2018

By John Stupart
Photo: Theewaterskloof Dam in June 2016. It has the capacity of almost all the other 13 dams supplying Cape Town’s water combined. Photo: Masixole Feni

GroundUp: This Water Crisis won’t be Cape Town’s last

By GroundUp
Photo: President Jacob Zuma officially opening Medupi Power Station’s commercialised Unit 6. Liphalale, Limpopo. 30/08/2015, Elmond Jiyane, GCIS

Analysis: Zuma’s Great Gamble

By Stephen Grootes
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Evita's Free Speech: Ep.78 – Evita on not calling a spade a spade (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
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

Between the Lines: Sipho Pityana was a loyal soldier. The ANC wouldn’t listen. Now he’s an activist again. (Video)

By John Matisonn
Photo: A view of the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, which was used for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, is seen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil February 5, 2017. Picture taken on February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

Rio 2016: An Olympics legacy of despair and wreckage

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: NSFAS Chairman Sizwe Nxasana delivers a statement during a media briefing on the 2016 budget allocations and outline administration processes for additional funding following recent government resolution on historic debt and upfront registration fee for NSFAS students in Johannesburg, 21 June 2016 (Photo: GCIS)

NSFAS: Students claim their future is on hold after fund’s continued failures

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Security officials remove members of the Economic Freedom Fighters during the State Of The Nation Address (SONA) by President Zuma in Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa 09 February 2017. EPA/SUMAYA HISHAM / POOL

Exposed: Parliament’s crisis communication plan for SONA2017

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana. (Photo by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) via Flickr)

Would Parliament’s accounting and financial management stand up to scrutiny?

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Children play at Pomona Estate informal settlement in Kempton Park. Photo: Julia Chaskalson

GroundUp: Land Claims Court halts eviction of 2,000 people in Kempton Park

By GroundUp
Caption: The Thembokwezi site in Khayelitsha, where Bongiwe Ninini’s body was dumped after she was murdered. The site, where houses were meant to have been built, has stood empty for eight years. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Bongiwe Ninini’s murder shines a light on inequality

By GroundUp
Photo: This cliff on the West Coast partially collapsed allegedly because of activity at the Tormin mine.

GroundUp: Critical court showdown on mining and environment

By GroundUp
Photo: Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini and President Jacob Zuma (GCIS)

amaBhungane: Gun still to SA's head, social grants still hostage – SASSA now demands R1.3 billion more

By AMABHUNGANE
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma reacts before replying to the debate about his State Of The Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 February 2017. The president responded to the debate in Parliament following the 09 February 2017 SONA. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

SONA, The Rebound: Battered Zuma bounces back, puts bank collusion in the spotlight

By Ranjeni Munusamy
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Video: Street Talk – Sugar Babes

By Street Talk
Photo: A general view of the Parliament during a session to debate the president’s State of the Nation Address, Cape Town, South Africa 14 February 2017. A joint sitting of Parliament started debating the president’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) that was delivered on 09 February. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Parliamentary sexism: When is enough ENOUGH?

By Rebecca Davis
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Life Esidimeni: Fears mount over more deaths as toll tops 100

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma (R) receives applause from his party membres following his reply to the debate about his State Of The Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 February 2017. The president responded to the debate in Parliament following the 09 February 2017 SONA. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

SONA2017 Debate, Day 3: It’s not us, it’s them, stupid

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas (L), Ajay Gupta (R)

Guptas vs Gordhan: Mcebisi Jonas strikes back at Ajay Gupta’s alternative version of history

By Stephen Grootes
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

TRAINSPOTTER: Currency collusion scandal – the Great Global Bank Heist comes to South Africa

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in Lesotho as Southern African Development Community (SADC) Facilitator, 22-23 Jun 2016 (Photo GCIS)

ISS Today: Is Lesotho about to plunge into chaos again?

By ISS TODAY
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Theatre Review: Vaslav, a stark and beautiful work

By Lesley Stones
Caption: Prison officials are violating the rights of prisoners with impunity, says Sonke Gender Justice in an application to the Constitutional Court. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Call to give Prisons Inspectorate more powers

By GroundUp
Wired World

Far-right Le Pen refuses head scarf to meet Lebanese mufti

By AFP

Shark kills bodyboarder on Reunion island

By AFP

Zuma remembers 6 who died in naval base freak accident

By News24

Molefe to be sworn in as MP on Budget Speech day

By News24

While you were sleeping: 21st February 2017

By John Stupart

Gene editing mulled for improving livestock

By AFP

Mugabe turns 93, vowing to rule on in Zimbabwe

By AFP

Trump names H.R. McMaster as national security advisor

By AFP

Five dead as plane crashes into Melbourne shopping centre

By AFP

Adolf Hitler's phone sells for more than $240,000

By Al Jazeera
In case you missed it
Minister Pravin Gordhan delivers the budget in Parliament

2017 Budget: Huge shortfall expected and collections need to improve

By Eugene du Plessis (Grant Thornton)
Photo by Fahad via Flickr.

To regulate or deregulate the lighting industry, that is the question

By CHRIS YELLAND & MARK BOTHA
Photo: President Jacob Zuma waves at the crowd after arriving at the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria on Thursday, 18 July 2013 to visit former president Nelson Mandela on his 95th birthday. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Op-Ed: The Negotiated Settlement is Dead

By Marius Oosthuizen
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma delivers his State Of The Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa 09 February 2017.  EPA/SUMAYA HISHAM / POOL

Op-Ed: SONA2017 President Zuma should have given

By Karen Robertson
Main photo: Holiday homes overlook the Sandy Point Harbour. All photos by Craig Dodds.

GroundUp: Lobster crash erodes West Coast way of life

By GroundUp
Photo: New Southern African Development Community (SADC) Chairperson President Ian Khama during the 35th SADC Summit held in Gaborone, Botswana, 16-18 August 2015. (Photo: GCIS)

Botswana’s bubble bursts as economic decline sets in

By INK
Photo: Residents of Marikana informal settlement in Philippi East protest outside the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday. Photo: Ashleigh Furlong

GroundUp: Marikana settlement – judge must rule whether to compel state to buy, compensate or evict

By GroundUp
Photo: Zwelakhe Dala passed away on 30 March 2015. His death certificate just states that he died of natural causes. He was 55 years old and was suffering from silicosis. He worked on the gold mines for 28 years and received no compensation when he got sick from exposure to the silica dust. ‘It is too painful. If my husband was not working on the mines, he would still be alive,’ says his wife, Nosipho. Mrs Dala raised their five children on her own, for the most part. She is now left with no income except for a small pension. Photo by THOM PIERCE, from 'Price of Gold'

Silicosis: Mining companies point to settlement

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Speaker of South Africa Parliament Baleka Mbete reacts during a debate at Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 14 February 2017. A joint sitting of Parliament started debating the president’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) that was delivered on 09 February. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

SONA2017 Debate, Day 2: Catcalls, howling, ‘that lot’, parasites, vultures... Just another ‘another day’ in the House.

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Robert McBride is seen at the Constitutional Court in Johannesburg on Thursday, 30 September 2010 during an appeal by the Citizen newspaper against an award of damages and defamation granted to him. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

House of Cards: Gloves off as head of IPID alleges police minister protects corrupt cops

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma before speaking to members of the Twelve Apostles' Church in Christ at the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa, December 4, 2016. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

SONA2017 aftermath: The radical dud and the radical sideshow

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma reacts in parliament Cape Town, South Africa, 14 February 2017.  A joint sitting of Parliament started debating the president’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) that was delivered on 09 February.  EPA/NIC BOTHMA

SONA2017 Debate, Day One: Insults, heckling and profanity in the House

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Julius Malema (C), leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party, reacts after being thrown out of Parliament during the State Of The Nation Address (SONA) by President Zuma in Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa 09 February 2017. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

TRAINSPOTTER: Point of Disorder – Julius Malema sums up his SONA2017

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta (L) and his runnung mate William Ruto (R) chat during a campaign rally held in Nairobi, Kenya, 02 March 2013. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

ISS Today: The AU’s (other) ICC strategy

By ISS TODAY
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

ISS Today: Death becomes a political football in the DRC

By ISS TODAY
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

GroundUp: City of Cape Town asks court to order national government to compensate land owners

By GroundUp
Photo: Police officers remember their own at the South African Police Service Commemoration Day at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, 6 Sep 2015. (Photo: GCIS)

Analysis: South Africa a country of fear, say latest crime perception stats

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Zimbabwe People First (PF) party president Joice Mujuru addresses her first campaign rally in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. EPA/STR

Zimbabwe: ZimPF’s implosion is good news for Tsvangirai

By Simon Allison
Photo of Hillbrow and Braamfontein by Paul Saad via Flickr

Analysis: Mayor Mashaba’s aggressive tactics may alienate friends and embolden opponents

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Then Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates (L) and his wife Melinda (C) stand with Warren Buffett (R), the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, during a press conference where Buffett announced that he is donating $30 billion of his own wealth to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in New York on Monday 26 June 2006. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Dear Warren, love, Bill: What billionaires talk about when they talk about the poor

By Simon Allison
Photo: National Security Advisor, retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, speaks during a news briefing in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 01 February 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Trump's national security advisor Flynn resigns over Russia contacts

By AFP
Photo: Steve Bannon (C), chief strategist for US President Donald Trump, listens during a session with US President Donald J. Trump meeting with county sheriffs during a listening session in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 07 February 2017.  EPA/ANDREW HARRER / POOL

Analysis: SA needs to talk about the Islamic State’s real dangers, Trump’s extreme positions be damned

By Jasmine Opperman
Photo:  Forensic investigator Paul O’Sullivan (Photo: Sally Shorkend); Acting Police Commissioner Kgomotso Phahlane (Photo: Leila Dee Dougan)

House of Cards: O’Sullivan vs Phahlane – who will outwit, outlast, outplay?

By Marianne Thamm
hoto: South African President Jacob Zuma (L) addresses the crowd during the 105th anniversary rally of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Soweto, South Africa, 08 January 2017. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Problems to the left of me, problems to the right: Stuck in the Middle with JZ

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Boxwell Mokholofu (Photo by Leon Sadiki)

Op-Ed: ‘We will soon die’

By LUCAS LEDWABA
Photo: Supporters of newly elected President of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi ‘Farmajo’ Mohamed celebrate in the streets after the votes where counted in the presidential election held at the international airport in Mogadishu, Somalia, 09 February 2017. Members of the upper and lower houses voted with 21 candidates for president. The wartorn country was holding its first Presidential elections in a quarter century. EPA/SAID YUSUF WARSAME

ISS Today: Somalia’s elections herald unexpected fresh start

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Net1 CEO, Serge Belamant has hit back at critics as concern over payment of social grants grows. Photo: Thom Pierce.

GroundUp: US analyst urges clients to sell Net1 shares as fears mount over social grant payments

By GroundUp
Main photo: Elube Mwalwen surveys the damage done to the room which she rents in the house which was set alight during a vigilante attack. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

GroundUp: Vigilante violence in Rosettenville leaves Malawian family homeless

By GroundUp
Photo: Edward Munch: The Scream – SA style

Life Esidimeni: Makhura’s administration will continue to face blame

By Greg Nicolson
Main photo: Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba and his wife Noma. (Greg Nicolson)

2017 Sona’s State of Fashion: A subdued spectacle

By Emilie Gambade
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma (C) arrives at Parliament for the State Of The Nation Address (SONA) in Cape Town, South Africa, 09 February 2017.  EPA/Schalk van Zuydam / POOL AP POOL

Op-Ed: Identifying what has gone wrong

By Ben Turok
Photo: A member of the South African Defence Force stands guard ahead of President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address (SONA) to a joint sitting of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces in Cape Town, South Africa, February 9, 2017. REUTERS/Schalk van Zuydam/Pool

#SonaMustFall: Don’t normalise Zuma’s security creep

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Paul O’Sullivan (Sally Shorkend), Ipid’s Robert McBride (EPA) and acting police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khomotso Phahlane (News24)

House of Cards: Phahlane heads for a showdown with IPID amid detention of a lawyer working for O’Sullivan

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Newly elected Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi ‘Farmajo’ Mohamed (C) after the votes where counted in the presidential election held at the international airport in Mogadishu, Somalia, 08 February 2017. Members of the upper and lower houses voted with 21 candidates for president. The war torn country is holding its first presidential elections in a quarter century. EPA/SAID YUSUF WARSAME

Mohamed Abdullahi ‘Farmajo’, Somalia’s unexpected president

By Simon Allison
Photo: Security officials remove members of the Economic Freedom Fighters during the State Of The Nation Address (SONA) by President Zuma in Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa 09 February 2017. EPA/SUMAYA HISHAM / POOL

Letter to the Editor: Taking the Low Road

By Daily Maverick
Photo:  Riot police move through the parliamentary precinct during the State Of The Nation Address (SONA) by President Zuma in Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa 09 February 2017. EPA/RODGER BOSCH / POOL

Analysis: The Parliament’s New Normal, where lies become truth, and perception trumps fact

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Security officials remove members of the Economic Freedom Fighters during the State Of The Nation Address (SONA) by President Zuma in Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa 09 February 2017. EPA/SUMAYA HISHAM / POOL

Beret the hatchet: The #SONA2017 Quotathon

By Marelise van der Merwe
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Nuclear SA: Ep 4 – Countdown

By SOUND AFRICA
Photo: Elim Hospital (Google Maps)

Health-e: Once proud Elim Hospital is now a place of filth, neglect

By HEALTH-E NEWS
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Video: Evita's Free Speech, Ep.77 – Evita's 2017 Luthuli Housekeeping Report (Highlights)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Main image: New Bill seeks to prevent the incarceration of the mentally ill or intellectually disabled in prisons. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Law to stop detention of mentally ill in prisons

By GroundUp
Photo: Women wash their clothes at Marikana informal settlement in Philippi East. Archive photo: Masixole Feni

GroundUp: Marikana, Cape Town, lawyer calls for state to expropriate land

By GroundUp
Photo: National Security Adviser Michael Flynn (C) and Senior Counselor to the President Steve Bannon (R), sit nearby as US President Donald J. Trump (L) speaks on the phone with Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull in the Oval Office in Washington, DC, USA, 28 January 2017. The call was one of five calls with foreign leaders scheduled for 28 January. EPA/PETE MAROVICH / POOL

On the ropes again: Trump’s three weeks of chaos

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma speaks to delegates at the Harare International Conference Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe, 03 November 2016. EPA/AARON UFUMELI

Zuma on calls to step down: 'Peace with WHO?'

By News24
Photo: The scene was chaotic and clashes between security and EFF violent. One EFF MP suffered a head injury and had to be taken by the emergency services for treatment. (Greg Nicolson)

Images of #SONA2017: Fashion, ceremony. Violence.

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: (Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and President Jacob Zuma) President Jacob Zuma during the SADC Organ Troika Meeting at Elephant Hills Hotel, Victoria Falls, ahead of the 34th Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Heads of State and Government Ordinary Summit on Economic Transformation. Zimbabwe. 16/08/2012, a same day as Marikana massacre

#SONA2017: South Africa’s Foreign Policy Missing in Action

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Security officials remove members of the Economic Freedom Fighters during the State Of The Nation Address (SONA) by President Zuma in parliament, Cape Town, South Africa 09 February 2017. EPA/SUMAYA HISHAM / POOL

#SONA2017: The Night of Ultraviolence

By Marianne Merten
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma delivers his State Of The Nation Address (SONA) in parliament, Cape Town, South Africa 09 February 2017. EPA/SUMAYA HISHAM / POOL

#SONA2017: Calamity Zuma and the Tenth Circle of Hell

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Main photo: ANC supporters boo Julius Malema at Grand Parade. (Photo by Leila Dee Dougan)

Reporter’s Notebook: Restive ANC crowds outside the SONA palace walls

By Rebecca Davis
Photo by Lenny Hirsch via Flickr.

SARS WARS: Suspension of the last remaining key official jeopardises ‘Tobacco War’ cases

By Marianne Thamm