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Competition Commission: Fresh produce dealers ‘collude’ to up food prices and muscle out emerging black farmers

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Photo: (Left) Carer Elizabeth Gqoboka addresses a mass meeting at the Sea Point Methodist Church on Thursday. (Right) Attorney Mandisa Shandu assures a Sea Point audience that the legal fight for the Tafelberg land is not over (Rebecca Davis)

‘It’s not over’: Activists react to Tafelberg land decision

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Photo: Sinethemba Kuse is the subject of a word stamp mural created by artist Claude Chandler – commissioned by MSF – for World TB Day. Patients used words to create stamps based on their experiences with drug-resistant TB. Stamps used in this towering painting included: Stop TB, treatable, stigma, Delamanid, End TB, hope, cured and enough. Photo: Kim Harrisberg

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Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: The chickens are coming home to roost in the poultry and banking sectors

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Photo: Nigerian Internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs) receive food aid at an IDP camp in Maiduguri, Nigeria, March 14, 2017 (Issued 15 March 2017). Over 1.8 million Nigerians are facing severe food insecurity. According to The United Nations humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien over 20-million people face the threat of starvation and famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nigeria as the world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the creation of the United Nations. EPA/DEJI YAKE

Famine Crisis: Massive funding shortfall threatens UN relief for drought-hit countries

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Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza (R) embraces his South African counterpart Jacob Zuma (R) as he departs after an Africa Union-sponsored dialogue in an attempt to end months of violence in the capital Bujumbura, February 27, 2016. REUTERS/Evrard Ngendakumana

ISS Today: Burundi keeps knocking at SADC’s door

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Op-Ed: Victory for transgender learner in Limpopo a long time coming


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Polar bear cub Quintana explores her enclosure at the Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich, Bavaria, Germany, 23 March 2017. The cub was born on 21 November 2016.

While you were sleeping: 24 March 2016

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Photo: Demonstrators outside the Constitutional Court during hearings on the future of the social grants payment system. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

GroundUp: The World Bank’s role in SA’s social grants payment system

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Theatre Review: ‘El Blanco’ is theatre at its simplest

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Letter to the Editor: We need to kill off demand, not rhinos

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Photo: Minister of Police Nathi Nhleko (GCIS), the Hawks head,  Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza (eNCA)

House of Cards: General Ntlemeza fights to remain the Hawks head, Minister Nhleko supporting him all the way

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Photo: President Jacob Zuma delivered a keynote address at the National Youth Day Commemoration under the theme, Youth Action for Economic Freedom in Our Lifetime, 16 June 2011. Zuma is seen with the then Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane and National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) Executive Chairperson Andile Lungisa.

Zuma’s Lungisa gambit: Breaking the rules, risking ANC’s future

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Op-Ed: ANC and democratic crisis – what do we do?

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Photo: Co-founder and CEO of Airbnb Brian Chesky speaks during an interview in Langa township, Cape Town, South Africa March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Airbnb’s African takeover: One-on-One with founder Brian Chesky

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SAPS: Making arrests, but is it making improvements?

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Main photo: Armed police following major incidents outside the Houses of Parliament in central London, Britain 22 March 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN

Analysis: Lessons to be learnt from terror attacks beyond South Africa’s borders

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Photo: International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach of Germany speaks during a press conference after the Olympic Summit of the IOC in Lausanne, Switzerland, 21 June 2016.  EPA/LAURENT GILLIERON

Explainer: What’s going on with bidding for and awarding of the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games?

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Armed police following major incidents outside the Houses of Parliament in central London, Britain, 22 March 2017. Scotland Yard said on 22 March 21017 the police were called to a firearms incident in the Westminister palace grounds and on Westminster Bridge amid reports of several people injured in central London.

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Photo: Pedestrians walk near a campaign billboard featuring the country's incumbent president Yoweri Museveni in Entebbe, Uganda, 26 January 2016. EPA/MIKKO PIHAVAARA

Uganda: President Museveni under fire for encouraging vigilantism against ‘suspicious’ ‘boda-boda’ drivers

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Photo: Reclaim the City supporters protest in April 2016 against the sale of Tafelberg. Photo: Naib Mian

GroundUp: Tafelberg sale to proceed – no social housing

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US President Donald J. Trump walks to a meeting with House Republicans to encourage a deal on the American Health Care Act in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 21 March 2017. The long-awaited House vote to repeal Obamacare is expected on 23 March.

While you were sleeping: 22 March 2017

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Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma laughs before answering questions about his State Of The Nation Address (SONA) in parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 19 February 2015. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Analysis: Happy Human Rights Day – 57 years later, political thugs threaten fragile democracy

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The spirit of Robben Island: Kathrada’s unusual wish for Maimane and Malema

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Photo: Minister of State Security David Mahlobo during Pre-Budget Vote  Media Briefing 2016. (SIYABULELA DUDA/GCIS)

Op-Ed: Why I don’t Trust David Mahlobo and the State Security Agency

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Photo: Aerial view of Tormin mine on the West Coast. Photo from Tormin promotional video.

GroundUp: Warrant for search-and-seizure at West Coast mine ruled invalid

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Main photo: Martin McGuinness, deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, arrives to a meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee at number 10 Downing street in London, Britain, 24 October 2016 (reissued 21 March 2017). EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Op-Ed: Martin McGuinness and the comparative struggles of Northern Ireland and South Africa

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South African ‘Serial’ podcast – we visit the supermarket and stand exactly where the two victims were murdered (Episode 3)

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Photo: Picture dated 13 February 2008 shows South African pedestrians walking past M.J Unisex Hair Salon run out of a transformed shipping container by Hair Dressers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Masiphumelele township in Cape Town, South Africa. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Letter to the Editor: Help SA to lead Africa in the management of human mobility

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Review: The Chocolate Case, the Netherlands’ answer to child slavery

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Photo: Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba and President Jacob Zuma during the E- Home Affairs launch at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, 7 April 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

ANC’s policy document on Home Affairs: When Big Brother met Monopoly Capitalist

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Photo: President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (R) speaks during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Not Pictured) after their meeting at the Presidential Palace, Cairo, Egypt, 02 March 2017. EPA/KHALED ELFIQI

ISS Today: Egypt renews its commitment to Africa

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Image: Urban designer Azraa Rawoot’s impression of the proposed mixed-use and social housing development on the Tafelberg site. This impression was included in Ndifuna Ukwazi’s submission to Cabinet.

GroundUp: Tafelberg decision – the moment of truth for Zille and her Cabinet

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Photo: Striking parliamentary workers affiliated to the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) protest outside the gates to Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa 08 September 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

GroundUp: Sassa warns workers not to strike

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Photo: US President Donald J. Trump looks on during a rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 20 March 2017. Trump is appearing at several Make America Great Again rallies around the country. EPA/MARK LYONS

Trump Under Scrutiny: Expect Watergate on steroids

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Photo: Issa Hayatou, Acting FIFA President speaks during a press conference at the FIFA Headquarters 'Home of FIFA' in Zurich, Switzerland, Thursday, 3 December 2015. EPA/WALTER BIERI

African Football: What will define the legacy of Issa Hayatou’s 29-year borderline dictatorship?

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Photo: Ghanaian opposition leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo (C) speaks to the press soon after he was declared winner of the 2016 presidential election at his residence in Accra, Ghana, 09 December 2016. Ghana's Electoral Commission announced the result late 09 December that opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo had won elections with 53.8 percent of the vote, beating President John Mahama. EPA/CHRISTIAN THOMPSON

Ghana: Why does president Akufo-Addo need an “elephant-sized” cabinet?

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Photo: Children play on the public play gyms in Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa, 18 March 2017.

Festering Indifference: Foster care grant mess has echoes of Sassa crisis

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Photo: A woman walks past a disused tanker in Sheikh, Somaliland. Photo: Greg Mills.

Security in Africa: Military partnerships can foster economic growth on the continent

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Photo: Lonmin employees gather on a hill called Wonderkop at Marikana, August 15, 2012. Photograph Greg Marinovich / Daily Maverick

Marikana Massacre: “He is fine, let him die”

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Photo: Minister Blade Nzimande delivering his SoNA speech Debate in parliament, 18/02/2015, Siyasanga Mbambani, DoC

SACP/ANC alliance on shaky ground, thanks to Zupta, Molefe and social grants crisis

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Unfunny Democracy: Concourt’s backhanded slap at Zuma and Dlamini

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Photo: South Africa's Keshav Maharaj leads his team from the field after fiqures of 6/40 on Day 3 of the 2nd test match between New Zealand Black Caps and South Africa Proteas. International test match cricket. Basin Reserve, Wellington New Zealand. Saturday 18 March 2017. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Cricket: Exceptional effort from Comeback Kings hands South Africa series lead against New Zealand

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Photo: President Jacob Zuma with Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula Second Extraordinary Summit of the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC) at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 9 November 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

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Photo: Celebrity pastor Paseka “Mboro” Motsoeneng prays for  Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Berning Ntlemeza. (eNCA frame)

TRAINSPOTTER: Not Doomed – Ntlemeza, unrepentant and unbreakable, does mega churching

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Photo: Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng (Greg Nicolson / Daily Maverick)

Social Grants Crisis: Concourt pulls no punches to ensure social grants will be paid on April 1

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Photo: President Jacob Zuma takes the oath of office administered by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, Saturday May 24, 2014. Elmond Jiyane, GCIS Photo Studio

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Analysis: Tom Moyane, Zuma’s kingpin

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Photo: Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda waits for the start of the trial against former Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba, his attorney and a Congolese lawmaker at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, 27 November 2013. EPA/Peter Dejong / POOL

Op-Ed: International Criminal Court strengthened by South Africa’s withdrawal of the ICC repeal bill

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Photo: A South African woman wearing a T-shirt in support of president Jacob Zuma of African National Congress (ANC) ruling party, hangs clothes on a washing line adjacent to a polluted canal between shack homes in Masiphumelele informal settlement in Cape Town, South Africa, 07 September 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

GroundUp: CPS wants R4.6bn from Sassa for the next two years

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

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Life Esidimeni offered ‘good value for money’, Health Department told in 2015

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Photo: Children run past a mural painting of an Aids ribbon at a school in Khutsong Township, 74km west of Johannesburg, August 22, 2011. Members of the Khutsong Youth centre have partnered with Johannesburg’s Department of Health to raise awareness among children on Aids related issues and minimise sexually transmitted diseases through education and sports. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

GroundUp: Court strikes blow against HIV quackery

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Photo: President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, gave remarks and answered questions at the U.S. Institute of Peace on July 22, 2015 during his first visit to the United States since taking office. Photo: US Institute of Peace

ISS Today: Buhari’s mystery illness unsettles the country and the continent

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Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma replies to the debate about his State Of The Nation Address (SONA) in the parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 February 2017. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Parliament: IFP demands Zuma be investigated for misleading statements on social grants deductions

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Photo: Gengezi Mgidlana (GCIS)

Dear Thembani Mbadlanyana: Leave the right of reply to those whose job is to respond to the media

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Photo: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi (GCIS)

Parliament adopts SABC interim board names

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Photo: Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini welcomes President Jacob Zuma to the podium, National Disability Rights Summit, 10 Mar 2016 (Photo: GCIS)

Sassa Crisis in Concourt: The Guardians, The People and the Predator State

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Photo: An unemployed builder from Zimbabwe holds a spirit level used in brick laying as he waits on a roadside for work in Cape Town, South Africa, 20 May 2015. EPA/NIC BOTHMA  EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Right of Reply: Immigrants work hard, this fact is not an insult to South Africans

By Gwen Ngwenya
Photo: With digital migration in South Africa, viewers with old TVs will need digital televisions or set top boxes. Photo: TV by J Hill via Flickr

GroundUp: Constitutional Court decision could change TV landscape

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Photo by Global Panorama via Flickr.

The Human Trafficking Act: Is it doing the job?

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Homeless people, who are guests at the Moreleta Dutch Reformed church, watch the 2010 World Cup Group A Soccer match between South Africa and Uruguay at the church in the suburb of Pretoria June 16, 2010. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

TRAINSPOTTER: Sassa, Ramaphosa, Mkhize, and the potholed road to Hell

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Police in Nkaneng, Marikana, 15 September 2012. (Greg Marinovich)

Marikana Massacre: Police absolve 87 of their own

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Sophia, who lives in a small Western Cape town, was left destitute by loan repayments. Photo: Black Sash/ Erna Curry

GroundUp: Sophia’s Choice – Farmworker has to decide which of her children to feed

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Photo: Secretary to Parliament - Mr Gengezi Mgidlana (Photo: SA Parliament)

Right of Reply: Mgidlana’s travels are part of his duties as Secretary to Parliament


By Thembani Mbadlanyana
Photo: President Jacob Zuma with Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini during the official opening of the Disability Rights Summit taking at Saint Georges Hotel, Centurion in Gauteng Province. 10/03/2016. Ntswe Mokoena. (GCIS)

SassaGate: CPS contract fiasco just one Sassa worm in a can of many

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South African ‘Serial’ podcast continues – with a panga fight, a paralysing shootout and talk of a movie (Episode 2)

By Paul McNally
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Unchain My Heart: SACP’s exit from the Alliance would alter SA’s political reality

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: A South African Airways (SAA) Boeing 737 airliner is seen on the hard shoulder at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 March 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

SAPS: We’ve got the OR Tambo thieves

By Greg Nicolson
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-ed: When the State fails to act, the Constitutional Court will be called upon to make decisions of great political significance

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Derek Hanekom at the ANC’s 53rd electoral conference in Mangaung, 18 December 2012. (Daily Maverick)

Op-Ed: What are we doing to ensure that racism is challenged? Let’s #TakeOnRacism

By Derek Hanekom
Photo: Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini and the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) announce how NSFAS will assist social grant beneficiaries who pass their matric and are accepted at institutions of higher learning on January 10, 2017. Photo: GCIS

Crisis, what crisis? Minister under fire as social grant saga heats up National Assembly

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: UCT students demand in 2016 that outsourced workers be brought onto the staff. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Insourcing at universities – uneven progress

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Photo: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi speaks addresses ICT career education campaign at Lefatlheng Sports Ground in Moretele, North West, 12 March 2017. (Photos GCIS)

ISS Today: SA Parliament seeking fresh ways to oversee the executive

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Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: The ‘myth of white monopoly capital’ and some VVIP bums on seats

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Street Talk: Power, strength & dignity, Part 3 (Video)

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Photo: A South African woman carrying her baby rests against a fence with thousands of South Africans waiting in line outside Gugulethu Social Services office to register for a Social Relief of Distress Grant, Gugulethu, Cape Town, South Africa 28 January 2009. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Social Grants Crisis: Sassa fails to respond to ConCourt questions, CPS contract now deemed ‘interim’

By Marianne Thamm
Main photo: Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena speaks to the media during a news conference after attending the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters, in Colombo, October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Sri Lanka: A dream of becoming India’s Hong Kong

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Photo: A boy looks over the remains of his home after a devastating fire in Mandela Park Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, 13 March 2017. According to the City of Cape Town, over 15,000 residents of Mandela Park in Imizamo Yethu have been affected with about 3,500 informal structures gutted by a blaze that swept through Hout Bay on 11 March 2017, claiming at least two lives. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Fire and wind: Cape’s curse hits townships hardest again

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: A picture made available on 22 August 2016 showing artwork by Akram abu al-Foz, a Syrian artist, in the memory of the chemical attack on Ghouta, in Douma, outskirts of Damascus, Syria, 21 August 2016. EPA/MOHAMMED BADRA

ISS Today: AU must keep building on progress made to curb WMD

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Photo: US President Donald J. Trump attends a meeting on healthcare in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 13 March 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Letter from Trumpland: Aminé, the N-Word, and a Parable of Race and Numbers

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Photo: Nazir Alli, chief executive officer of the SA National Road Agency, updates the National Press Club in Pretoria on the Gauteng freeway improvement project, Thursday, 29 October 2009. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Prasa: Feud continues, with no end in sight

By Greg Nicolson
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Passing the Buck, Mbete-style: Suppliers for Post-SONA Speaker’s Ball are still unpaid, still afraid

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Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma attends the China-South Africa Economy Forum at a hotel in Beijing, China, 05 December 2014. EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL

TRAINSPOTTER: Bow down before the President King – The Future according to the ANC

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini closes the National Youth Camp at 3 South African Infantry Battalion near Kimberley, Northern Cape, 12 December 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

SASSAgate: Anatomy of the Hidden Hand – will all be revealed to ConCourt?

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Photo: Nokuthula Simelane

RSA in a dewdrop: Reflections on the political murder trial of the decade

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Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma celebrates his re-election as Party President at the National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Bloemfontein December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

ANC Policy: Old proposals in new wrapping paper, with a dash of perfume

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Students march and sing during a protest in support of the #FeesMustFall movement at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, 19 October 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Letter to the Editor: UCT’s SRC needs support as the academic year begins

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Photo: South African President, Jacob Zuma (2-R) and AU chair, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (3-L) seen during the ‘Family photograph’ taken at the AU Summit in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, 14 June 2015. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Op-Ed: A gap opens for South Africa to do right on the ICC

By Max du Plessis
Photo: New Zealand's BJ Watling and South Africa’s Dean Elgar share a joke after colliding. New Zealand Black Caps v South Africa, day 4, first match, ANZ Test series, University Oval, Dunedin, New Zealand. Saturday, 11 March, 2017. Copyright photo: John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

Cricket: Elgar resistance underscores how tough first Test against New Zealand was

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

ANC’s Economic Transformation Policy document: Not Radical, Not New

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Health-e News: Diabetes moves up the Killer Charts

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Photo: The participants at the Humanitarian Conference for Nigeria and Lake Chad region hosted by Norway, Germany, Nigeria and the United Nations poses for a family photo in Oslo, Norway, 24 February 2017. EPA/Hakon Mosvold Larsen

ISS Today: The hidden opportunity of the Lake Chad Basin crisis

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