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Op-Ed: This was my Damascus moment

Photo: ANC veteran Mathews Phosa. Photo: Sapa/ Werner Beukes
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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: 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: Major-General Sandra Malebe-Thema's Linked-in page

House of Cards: SAPS Major-General, a businesswoman, implicated in Life Esidimeni tragedy

By Marianne Thamm

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

By Greg Nicolson
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

Photo: The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, gives a press conference at the federal chancellery in Berlin, Germany, 14 October 2016. Buhari is on an official visit to Germany. EPA/RAINER JENSEN

The mystery of Nigeria’s holidaymaker-in-chief

By Simon Allison
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Video: Street Talk – Sugar Babes

By Street Talk
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
Photo: Misozi Chanthunya (Photo by Times of Malawi)

amaBhungane: Malawian murder suspect surviving in South Africa on court appeals

By AMABHUNGANE
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma replies 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

ISS Today: ‘Regrettable mayhem’ and SONA 2017

By ISS TODAY

Main Photo: Tuli Block’s elephants are supported by safari operations that give them thousands of liters of water per day. The baby elephant on the lower right is around 3 month old. (Jeffrey Barbee/Alliance Earth.org)

Op-Ed: Elephant-sized mining plans threaten to bring environmental stress to Limpopo Valley

By Jeffrey Barbee
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
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Theatre Review: Vaslav, a stark and beautiful work

By Lesley Stones
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amaBhungane: Gupta-owned newspaper in line of fire of new Nielsen report

By AMABHUNGANE
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: Tibet’s new representative in South Africa, Ngodup Dorjee, works out of a tiny office in Centurion. Picture: Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Long Wait for Freedom: Tibet still hopes for SA government’s support

By Rebecca Davis
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
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A member of the Shwe Daung Circus performs during the opening show at People Park in Yangon, Myanmar, 14 February 2017. The Shwe Daung (Golden Peacock) Circus, led by Sarah Schwartz of Germany and Sergio Nguyen of France, has European, African and South American performers and was founded in 2016. 

While you were sleeping: 16th February 2017

By John Stupart
Main Photo: Georgina Goodwin

Female Genital Mutilation: Kenya’s worst-kept secret

By ASHLEIGH HAMILTON
Photo by Fahad via Flickr.

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

By CHRIS YELLAND & MARK BOTHA
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump waves outside the entrance to the West Wing after seeing off Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (not pictured) following their meeting at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 15 February 2017. This is the first official meeting of the two leaders since President Trump has taken office. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Trump, eugenics, and the historical precedent for his anti-Muslim travel ban

By Steven Robins
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
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Op-Ed: Live Art 2017 reflects the crises that are besetting the world

By Jay Pather
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: Early morning light catches rainway carriages as they wait for the Monday morning rush hour at the Johannesburg station, South Africa, 18 November 2007. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

World Bank to SA parliamentarians: The key to economic growth is private investment

By Marianne Merten
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: 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: US Army Lieutenant-General Michael Flynn looks at US President-elect Donald Trump as he talks with the media at Mar-a-Lago estate where Trump attends meetings, in Palm Beach, Florida, US, December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

General Mayhem: Michael Flynn resigns in disgrace; the world scratches its collective head

By J Brooks Spector
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: South Africa Head Coach Allister Coetzee arrives before the Killik Cup match at Wembley Stadium, London. (BackPagePix)

Who’d be a national sports coach in South Africa?

By Antoinette Muller
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
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Video: Street Talk – Sugar Daddies

By Street Talk
Wired World

Finnish parliament re-adopts gay marriage law

By AFP

6 men die in freak accident at Durban harbour

By News24

Proteas women qualify for World Cup

By News24

Proteas batter Black Caps in Auckland T20

By News24

While you were sleeping: 17th February 2017

By John Stupart

Yahoo fined after news story aborts Australia murder trial

By AFP

Islamic State-claimed bomb kills 70 at Pakistan shrine

By AFP

Alphabet's 'Loon' internet plan closer to deployment

By AFP

Navy officer rejects Trump offer to be national security advisor: media

By AFP

Dutch trial foot-level traffic lights for phone users

By AFP
In case you missed it
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: 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: 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
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: 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: 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
Main photo: The police presence was intensified at the Grand Parade in Cape Town after ANC supporters ran towards Parliament following the EFF being kicked out. Police used stun grenades and supporters returned to the parade. Photo by Leila Dee Dougan/ Daily Maverick

#SONA2017 in Pictures: The night we saw the true state of the nation

By Leila Dee Dougan
Photo: Farmers work on a land outside Lichtenburg, a maize-growing area in the North West province, South Africa November 26, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Op-Ed: ‘Stay on the land’, says Zuma. It hasn’t been for lack of trying.

By Laurel Oettle
Photo: A boy watches as police move in on the Marikana informal settlement, Philippi East, Cape Town. 11 August 2014. Photo: Daneel Knoetze

GroundUp: Marikana case – homeowner in informal settlement asks City to buy her property

By GroundUp
Photo: Minister of Energy Tina Joematt Pettersson delivers her speech during President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address speech debate in the National assembly in Parliament, Cape Town. 17/02/2016, Elmond Jiyane, GCIS

GroundUp: Can Joemat-Pettersson make a R1-trillion decision without consulting anyone?

By GroundUp
Photo: Some abandoned houses in Dingleton have ‘asbestos’ spray-painted on them. It’s unclear why. (All photos by Ashraf Hendricks.)

GroundUp: Kumba Iron Ore fights Northern Cape community over asbestos

By GroundUp
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

2017 State of the Faction: Where only Might is Right

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Security officials remove Mbuyiseni Ndlozi 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)

TRAINSPOTTER: #SONA2017 – Democracy ends with a flash-bang, not a whimper

By Richard Poplak
Photo: President Jacob Zuma (C) takes the national salute during the opening of parliament ceremony and State Of The Nation Address (SONA) by president Jacob Zuma in parliament, Cape Town, South Africa 09 February 2017. EPA/NIC BOTHMA / POOL

2017 State of the Nation Address

By President Jacob Zuma
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. More than 400 soldiers have been deployed for the 2017 SONA, the 10th by President Jacob Zuma in his capacity as Head of State. The SONA tables a programme of action for the year and accounts for progress made since the previous commitments in February 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA / POOL

Parliament Violence Channel: EFF violently ejected from #SONA2017, DA walks out

By Marianne Merten
Security personnel after the briefing by Phalane. Photo by Leila Dee Dougan/ Daily Maverick.

In pictures: #SONA2017

By Leila Dee Dougan
Photo: Workers at Lonmin Rowland Shaft. (Greg Marinovich)

What’s mine is mine: How warlordism came to South Africa

By Kevin Bloom
Main photo: Siphokazi Phangalele addresses a large audience at St George’s Cathedral on Wednesday morning. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: People’s Assembly calls for Zuma to resign

By GroundUp
Photo: A handout photo made available by the South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) on 08 February 2017 shows South African President Jacob Zuma putting the final touches to his State of the Nation Address (SONA) speech in Cape Town, South Africa, 08 February 2017. EPA/Kopano Tlape

Power Deck: How will Zuma deal out his SONA cards?

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Residents of Marikana and their supporters outside the Western Cape High Court. Photo: Ashleigh Furlong

GroundUp: Landmark Marikana settlement case begins – 60,000 people’s homes at stake

By GroundUp
Photo: A picture made with a fish-eye lens shows South African workers preparing a podium behind a sculpture of former President Nelson Mandela outside the National Assembly building, Cape Town, South Africa, 10 February 2015. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Bouncers, media measures and high security: Yes, it’s SONA 2017

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Leader of the oppositional Democratic Alliance (DA) party, Mmusi Maimane speaks at the launch of the party’s election manifesto in Johannesburg, South Africa, 23 April 2016. EPA/KEVIN SUTHERLAND

Battleground 2019: DA’s election push has already begun

By Rebecca Davis
Photos by Iris Dawn Parker.

Theatre review: ‘The Meeting’ is highly plausible, even though it didn’t actually happen

By Lesley Stones
Photo: Liberian women carry cosmetics on sale on the streets in downtown Monrovia, Liberia, 10 December 2016. Over 60% of Liberians live below the poverty line, with an unemployment rate in the country estimated at over 80%. EPA/AHMED JALLANZO

ISS Today: Lost in transition – no change for women’s rights in Liberia

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Treatment Action Campaign members protest against the high price of a life-saving breast cancer drug. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

GroundUp: TAC calls for Roche to drop price of cancer drug

By GroundUp
Photo: Source of controversy – needles that are handed out to injecting drug users. Photo: Ian Broughton

GroundUp: Don’t treat drug users as criminals, say health workers

By GroundUp
The EFF prepares for the SONA in Cape Town 2016. (REUTERS).

TRAINSPOTTER—SONA2017: The EFF offers no quarter, and vows to hold ‘the executive accountable’

By Richard Poplak
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma attends a lunch during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Port-of-Spain November 28, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Op-Ed: Using the military to intimidate opponents  constitutes an attack on democracy

By Pierre de Vos
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Evita’s Luthuli Housekeeping Report of 2017: Let us again make South Africa great again

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Forgive us, Mr Rambo.

SONA2017: Kragdadigheid. Zuma Style.

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Nigerian women gather their belongings to depart the village of Mairi in the Konduga local government area of Borno State, North-East Nigeria following Boko Haram attacks over the weekend, Nigeria 08 February 2016. Three women and one man were killed during the attack which led to the destruction of the village. Nigerian military have been carrying out operations against Boko Haram following the recent Boko Haram attacks. Boko Haram insurgents have been waging a terror campaign in Northeast Nigeria for over 5 years. EPA/STRINGER

ISS Today: Boko Haram in 2016 – a highly adaptable foe

By ISS TODAY