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Photo: Outspoken ANC MP was axed from her position as chairperson of parliament’s public service and administration committee on Thursday. Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Makhosi Khoza: Cadre with a conscience removed as ANC discipline is the new factional stick

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Chris Hani

Hani Killer: Janusz Walus' fate back in Masutha's hands

By News24
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa with KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu during the World AIDS Day Commemoration in Port Shepstone, 9 December 2015. (Photo: GCIS)

ANC KwaZulu-Natal: A test case before Mantashe signs off figures for December conference

By Carien du Plessis

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Makhosi Khoza remained unrepentant on Thursday evening after being removed from her position as parliamentary committee chairperson. Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Makhosi Khoza, Interrupted: ‘The ANC I joined is no longer there’

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Zimbabwean First Lady, Grace Mugabe during a pre-2018 election rally event at the Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera, about 100 kilometers east of Harare, Zimbabwe, 02 June 2017. Photo: EPA/AARON UFUMELI

Grace Mugabe: Plans afoot to grant diplomatic immunity once the Zimbabwean first lady is on home soil

Photo: In court, Professor David Nutt, head of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College, London, pointed out that decriminatlisation of cannabis and other drugs had proved to be an effective way of reducing crime. Photo:  Felipe Trueba/(EPA)

The Cannabis Chronicles: On the upside of moral panic

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: Grant beneficiaries raised problems with their green cards at a meeting in Ceres in July organised by the Black Sash. Photo: Esley Philander, Black Sash

GroundUp: How Net1 will make money after social grant contract ends

By GroundUp
Photo: Then South African State prosecutor Gerrie Nel prior to the appeal by the state against Pistorius man slighter charges at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein, 03 November 2015.  Photo: EPA/SIPHIWE SIBEKO / POOL

Grace under Fire: ‘Bulldog’ Gerrie Nel guns for Zimbabwe’s First Lady

By Greg Nicolson

Photo:  Several thousands of South African from the South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) protest outside the parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 24 April 2013. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

ISS Today: The fight against corruption in Africa is on

Photo: Indebted South Africans are feeling the pinch of the country’s junk status. Photo: Kai Oberhauser/(Unsplash)

Notes from the House: SA’s economic woes bring new urgency to debt relief reforms

Photo: The African Christian Democratic Party is pushing to place further obstacles in the way of women accessing abortion services. File photo: Nic Bothma/(EPA).

Analysis: Proposed changes to SA’s abortion law would be (more) bad news for women

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: PW Botha at the1985 National Party congress in Port Elizabeth. (AP)

Declassified: Apartheid profits – The Sanctions Busters’ Toolkit

By Open Secrets
Photo: Thabang (L) and Solly Mathebula (R) carry water containers at their two-roomed shack in Mankweng village, in Limpopo. Photo: EPA/JON HRUSA

GroundUp: Residents compel Limpopo municipality to provide clean water

By GroundUp

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. Photo: AARON UFUMELI (EPA)

Saving Grace: Zimbabwe's first lady attempts to hide behind diplomatic immunity

Photo: Concerns have been raised about the behaviour of some blue light convoy drivers. Here, ministerial cars – which make use of blue lights – are parked at Parliament. Photo: Janet Heard

Gauteng blue light convoy crash raises questions about risks to other drivers

Photo: State Security Minister David Mahlobo is seen in conversation with President Jacob Zuma at the final session of the ANC’s 5th National Policy Conference which was held at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg. Picture: IHSAAN HAFFEJEE

Op-Ed: How state spying enables state capture

By Jane Duncan
Photo: Informal traders with no water or electricity sell food cooked over open fires in a shack at the entrance to the construction site of Soccer City, the venue for the final of the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup in Soweto, South Africa, 16 January 2008. Photo:  EPA/JON HRUSA

Op-Ed: Don’t forget the woman worker this August

Photo: A handout photo made available by the Virginia State Police shows crowd members at the Charlottesville rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, 12 August 2017. EPA/Virginia State Police

Op-Ed: Charlottesville and the limit of ‘The South’

By David Reiersgord
Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: False start to Parliament’s state capture probe

By GroundUp
Photo: Zambia’s United Democratic Alliance presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema waves to his supporters as he leaves the supreme court in Lusaka after filing his nomination papers August 12, 2006. REUTERS/Salim Henry

Zambia: Hakainde Hichilema released from jail to jubilant reception, more popular than ever

Photo: A view of Ha Petlane village with Reskol diamond mine and Mamokuena Bulane’s two cracked houses near the mine. Photos: Supplied

Lesotho Mining: ‘Endless broken promises’ as families live with cracked houses

By MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the last day of the 3rd Presidential Local Government Summit held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg, 7 April 2017. (GCIS)

Analysis: Ramaphosa’s high-speed response to smear reveals he is at the ready, in the game

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: US cyclist Benjamin King (R), of Dimension Data team; Spaniard Marcos Jurado, of Burgos BH team; Dutch Etienne Van Empel (2-L), of Roompot team; and French Antoine Duchesne (L), of Direct Energie team, compete during the fouth stage of Vuelta a Burgos cycling race over 147 km between Bodegas Nadal and Clunia, Burgos, northern Spain, 04 August 2017. EPA/Santi Otero

#BicyclesChangeLives: Qhubeka and Team DD a reminder that not everything has gone to hell in a handcart

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: The leader of the opposition coalition The National Super Alliance (NASA) Raila Odinga speaks during a news conference in Nairobi, Kenya, 16 August 2017. Odinga announced that his coalition will move to Supreme Court to challenge the result of the presidential election result which declared incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta the winner. Photo: DAI KUROKAWA (EPA)

ISS Today: Will Kenya always be the country of the future?

Photo: Thousands flocked to the open field near the scene of the Marikana massacre to listen to AMCU President Joseph Mathunjwa and other political leaders. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

Marikana Five Years Later: Thousands gather on the koppie to pay tribute to the 34 miners

By Ihsaan Haffejee
Photo: Advocates for My Vote Counts and for the Democratic Alliance in court before the hearing on Wednesday. Photo: Ashleigh Furlong

GroundUp: Disclosure of party funding – only if it’s relevant, says DA

By GroundUp
Photo: President Jacob Zuma with Deputy Minister of Higher education Mduduzi Manana, Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor, Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande, Minister in the Presidency Susan Shabangu and Minister of State Security David Mahlobo during a consultative meeting with the Vice-Chancellors and Chairpersons of Councils as well as with student leaders at the Union Buildings in Pretoria with a view to finding a solution to the impasse. (Photo: GCIS)

ANC slaps down SACP: ‘We will not be dictated to’

By Carien du Plessis
Main photo by Craig Foster.

The Morality of Octopus Hunting in False Bay

By Don Pinnock
Photo: Commuters were stranded in Pretoria as taxi drivers gathered outside Tshwane House. Photo: Orateng Lepodise.

Pretoria Taxi Strike: Minibus drivers bring Tshwane to a standstill, want fines cancelled

Photo: Police officers patrol the streets during violent service delivery protests in Bekkersdal, west of Johannesburg October 25, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko.

Parliament: SA’s crime-intelligence fighters, at war with themselves

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Police had running battles with residents of Nkaneng shantytown after the police disarmed about 100 miners, one month after the Marikana massacre, 15 September 2012. (Greg Marinovich)

Marikana: What’s been done on SAPS recommendations?

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Protesters chant outside of Trump Towers in New York, New York, USA, 14 August 2017. US President Donald J. Trump will make his first overnight trip back to New York since becoming president. EPA/ANDREW GOMBERT.

The Road Not Taken: Donald Trump’s fatal misstep

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: South Africa’s big banks are being taken to the Constitutional Court over home repossessions. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: R60bn Constitutional Court case against banks

By GroundUp
Photo: A policeman gestures in front of some of the dead miners after they were shot outside a South African mine in Rustenburg, 100 km (62 miles) northwest of Johannesburg, August 16, 2012. Photo: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

ISS Today: Marikana demands truth, justice and accountability

By EPA/Esteban Biba
People take part in the celebrations that honor the virgin of the merchants, the Virgin of Asuncion, during the festivities of the fair of Joyabaj, a small indigenous municipality, in Guatemala, 14 August 2017.

While you were sleeping: 16 August 2017

Photo: Grace Mugabe (EPA)

Vanishing Act: Grace Mugabe flees South Africa

Photo: South African Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane speaks during a stakeholder meeting at the Community Hall in Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa, 05 May 2017. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Analysis: It is time to review the appointment of Busi Mkhwebane

By Janet Heard
Photo: Sihle Zikalala (Photo: Khaya Magenu/News24)

Crunch time for ANC as KwaZulu-Natal court battle gets under way

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: President Jacob Zuma. (EPA)

Op-Ed: Keeping faith, speaking truth to power

By Russell Pollitt

Secret funding of SA politics: Is the party over?

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: President Jacob Zuma with Minister Bathabile Dlamini during the 2017 National Women’s Day held at the Galeshewe Stadium, Kimberly in the Northern Cape under the theme ‘The year of OR Tambo Women United in moving South Africa Forward’. (Photo: GCIS)

Sassa Reloaded: Scopa again rings social grants alarm bell as process drags out

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi addresses ICT career education campaign at Lefatlheng Sports Ground in Moretele, North West. (Photos GCIS)

Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: A tough day in the factional trenches

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Caster Semenya of South Africa celebrates after winning the women's 800m final at the London 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, Britain, 13 August 2017. EPA/IAN LANGSDON

IAAF World Championships: SA’s six medals tell only half the story

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Members of the South African Police approach injured and dead Lonmin mine workers after they opened fire on the striking miners killing 34 and injuring 78, Marikana, Rustenburg, South Africa, 16 August 2012. EPA/Kevin Sutherland

Five years later, we haven’t learnt anything from Marikana

By Greg Nicolson
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman

Op-Ed: The no confidence vote – where to now?

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: The Constitutional Court sits for a hearing of African National Congress (ANC) President Jacob Zuma's application in Johannesburg March 11, 2008. Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko (Reuters)

Op-Ed: Medico-legal negligence claims case reaches ConCourt

By Sasha Stevenson
Photo: Knysna ablaze. (Photo: Ivo Vegter)

Knysna Blaze: Hunt is on for the fire starter

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Zama zamas march on the Department of Mineral Resources in Pretoria demanding to be legally recognised. Photo: Orateng Lepodise

Zama zamas demand mining permits from Minerals Minister Mosebenzi Zwane

Photo: Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen. (Photo: Government of Canada)

Learning from Canada’s refugee policy: Diversity is good for business

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S.Africa opposes online rhino horn auction


34 nationalities among Spain attack killed and wounded


Residents stage service delivery protest in Hout Bay

By News24

'Star Wars' Obi Wan spin-off in the works: US media


First eclipse in 99 years to sweep North America


Mali ex-jihadist liable for 2.7 mn euros for Timbuktu destruction: ICC


Blue light convoy crash causes chaos on M1

By News24

Trump's far-right defence 'a huge mistake': Germany


Jailed Pistorius allowed to attend grandmother's funeral

By News24

Trump at Camp David on Friday for Afghanistan talks

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Photo: South African policemen make arrests during an outbreak of xenophobic violence in Pretoria in February 2017. Photo: KIM LUDBROOK (EPA)

ISS Today: South Africa must move beyond its organised crime clichés

Photo by Alexandre Duret-Lutz via Flickr.

Students with disabilities disadvantaged at higher education level

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Brigadier Sonja Harri (Facebook)

Western Cape: Brigadier Sonja Harri helped thousands of victims. Now she is a victim herself – of Politics & Backstabbing

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Jacob Zuma. Photo: EPA / WEF

Analysis: What can Zuma do to the rebel MPs? Not much, actually

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: ANC Free State leader Ace Magashule in Mangaung, 18 December 2012. (Greg Nicolson / Daily Maverick)

ANC Free State: A symptom of a divided party

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Cape Town is facing a summer like never before. Without drastic action we really could run dry. Photo: Dan Gold/(Unsplash)

Op-Ed: Cape Town’s water future is bleak – it’s time to call in the groundwater experts

By Roger Parsons
Photo: Max Price

Op-Ed: We should think more carefully about what artworks are displayed in everyday public spaces

By Max Price
Photo: Atul Gupta, President Jacob Zuma.

Op-Ed: South Africa’s problem is greater and deeper than the Guptas, Zuma, and their cronies

By Mike Morris
Photo: Then Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba hands over birth certificates to newly born children at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto during the Early Birth Registration campaign in partnership with Procter and Gamble. December, 2016. Photo: Kopano Tlape (GCIS)

Op-Ed: Six steps to fix South Africa’s Economy

Photo: Booths are set up on the National Assembly floor for the secret vote on the motion of no confidence in president Jacob Zuma, which took place a week ago. The ballot papers neither carried serial numbers nor MPs’ names. So unless someone confesses, how votes were cast remains speculation. Photo: Leila Dougan/(Daily Maverick Chronicle)

Reporter’s Parliamentary Diary: The knives are out for ‘the enemy’ within the ANC

By Marianne Merten
Photo: A storage room was set alight in conflict between residents and police. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Families evicted at Cape Town social housing complex

By GroundUp
Photo: Unemployed workers wait for jobs in the Western Cape, South Africa, May 2015. Photo: Nic Bothma (EPA)

ISS Today: Employment must be central to South Africa’s economy

Original photo by Gallo Images.

#GuptaLeaks: Guptas’ blue lights mystery solved

By News24
Photo: Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana launching the Ekurhuleni East Tvet College Daveyton Campus - 26 May 2017 (GCIS)

Op-Ed: Mduduzi Manana, Bathabile Dlamini and Co – the 21st Century Untouchables

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: A new initiative, the South African Women’s Collective, was launched recently to hold the state accountable for its failure to protect them from violence. In this file photo, a resident of Masiphumelele in Cape Town protests against the lack of policing in her impoverished area. Photo Nic Bothma/(EPA)

Op-Ed: Fear is a daily reality for South African women – let’s change that

By Rikky Minyuku

Evita's Free Speech: Ep.103 – Evita at the end of the world (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: ANC MP Makhosi Khoza (GCIS)

Makhosi Khoza: ANC hounds are worse than apartheid forces

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Atul and Ajay Gupta.

Analysis: KPMG action over Gupta Inc links – too little, too late?

Photo: The status quo will remain the same until women say enough is enough, according to the writer. Here in this file photo, GCIS staff take part in a “Day of action Against Rape” in Pretoria in 2013. Photo GCIS

Op-Ed: Courts must play a role in the fight against gender violence, or remain part of the problem

By Section 27
Photo: An abortion services poster on an electric box in Mfuleni. Photo: Masixole Feni.

Health-e: Health workers are undermining women’s right to abortion

Photo:  Caster Semenya of South Africa celebrates after winning the women's 800m final at the London 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, Britain, 13 August 2017. EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

IAAF World Championships: Semenya strikes gold again, can the world finally show her some respect?

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Escalators out of poverty: in Comuna 13, a poor area in Medellin, Colombia, a giant 384-meter orange-roofed escalator, installed in 2011, scales the mountain in six sections. A journey that was previously all but impossible now takes just six minutes and makes it easier for residents to access economic opportunities located across the city.

Op-Ed: Don’t compensate the poor for their exclusion – focus on inclusion

Photo:  Makatleho Selibo is the Widow of Mahola Selibo who worked as a team leader at President Steyn mine in Welkom. He worked underground for 33 years. He died in 2013 and suffered from tuberculosis and silicosis. He did not receive any compensation from the mines. Photo: Thom Pierce

GroundUp: End in sight for silicosis case?

By GroundUp
KPMG, which has been embroiled in the Guptaleaks scandal, has admitted it made mistakes.

KPMG: ‘We should have stopped working for the Guptas earlier’

By Daily Maverick
Photo: In this file photo of 2010, a protester joins a silent march agains the Protection of State Information Bill, which has yet to be signed into law by the President. The threat of a statutory Medial Appeals Tribunal also hangs over the media. Photo Kim Ludbrook/(EPA)

Op-Ed: The tinkering has started against media freedom in post-apartheid SA

By Joe Thloloe
Photo: An undated file photo released by the North Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the state news agency of North Korea, shows an 'underwater test-fire of strategic submarine ballistic missile' conducted at an undisclosed location in North Korea (reissued 22 March 2017).  North Korea is under tough UN sanctions following its recent nuclear and missile tests at a moment of great tension in the Korean peninsula. EPA/KCNA

The Donald vs Kim Jong-un: When Bluster trumps Diplomacy

By J Brooks Spector
Original photo by Gallo Images.

Scorpio and amaBhungane #GuptaLeaks: How Ajay Gupta was trusted with crafting SA’s global image

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
Photo: Radovan Krejcir looks on during his court appearance on charges of kidnapping and attempted murder at the Palm Ridge court, December 2, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Killers for hire: Corrupted law enforcement nourishes assassins in SA

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Then South African Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula addresses a media conference in Cape Town, March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Gender-based Violence: Mbalula admits SAPS neglects cases – but no special treatment for Manana

By Marianne Merten
Deputy Higher Education Minister leaves the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Thursday. He received bail after being charged with two counts of assault with the intent to do grievous bodily harm. (Greg Nicolson)

Manana: Deputy Minister slips in and out of court as claims of special treatment swirl

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Then-President Thabo Mbeki  congratulates newly-elected African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma  on the third day of the 52nd ANC National Conference at the University of Limpopo in Polokwane, South Africa, 18 December 2007.  Photo: JON HRUSA (EPA)

Analysis: Political déjà vu – Lessons from a time of ordinary problems

By Stephen Grootes
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. Photo: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Explainer: The upcoming bullets that President Zuma must dodge

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: The lights of Cape Town from Signal Hill. Photo: Martie Swart (flickr)

Right of Reply: Proposed three-tier tariff structure will be responsive to electricity consumption and property values

Photo: Parliament is finally investigating possible changes to the regulations governing party funding. Photo: Janet Heard

Notes From the House: It’s been a long and troubled path to party funding regulations

Photo: Former hostage Stephen McGown addresses the media for the first time after being released from captivity last week. To his left is his father, Malcolm McGown Photo: Ihsaan Haffajee

McGown: ‘I did my best to see the best in the bad situations and the difficult times’

Photo: a delegation of officials visit the scene of the bridge collapse this morning. Photo Arrive Alive

Johannesburg N3 bridge collapse: traffic flow restored, but questions remain over inspections

Photo: Former President PW Botha gestures after an appearance in the George Magistrates Court in this January 1998 file picture. (Reuters)

Declassified: Apartheid profits – the tap root of the National Party

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Photo: Ajay and Atul Gupta, Duduzane Zuma and Jagdish Parekh (standing) speak to the City Press from the New Age Newspaper's offices in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa on 4 March 2011. (Photo by Gallo Images/City Press/Muntu Vilakazi)

amaBhungane: The woman who blew the whistle

Photo: Street artist Solomon Muyundo, also known as Solo7, paints a message of peace on a wall in Kibera slum, one of the opposition leader Raila Odinga's strongholds in the capital Nairobi, Kenya, 09 August 2017. Photo: DAI KUROKAWA (EPA)

Kenyan Elections: Threats of violence in the air as vote counting draws to an end

Photo: A picture released by the US Marine Corps on 09 October 2014 shows US Marines and Sailors assigned to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Africa prepare to board an KC-130J Super Hercules as they deploy to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, at Moron Air Base, Spain, 08 October 2014. Photo: EPA/US Marine Corps/ Gerard Farao 

ISS Today: Is Trump militarising US-Africa policy?

Photo: A 2014 West African report showed that criminalisation of drug use worsens health and social problems. Photo: Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

West Africa reform agenda looks to decriminalise drug use

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Photo: Leader of the DA (Democratic Alliance) Maimane Mmusi speaks prior to a motion of no confidence vote against South African President Jacob Zuma in a sitting of parliament in Cape Town, South Africa 08 August 2017.  Mark Wessels / POOL (EPA)

Elections: DA’s Mmusi Maimane files papers to demand early national poll

By Marianne Merten
Photo: A supporter of the opposition leader Raila Odinga stands in midst of burning tyres during a protest after Odinga announced that he rejects the provisional result of the presidential election announced by the electoral body, in Kibera slum, one of Odinga's strongholds in Nairobi, Kenya, 09 August 2017.  Photo: DAI KUROKAWA (EPA)

Kenyan Poll: Opposition cries foul over alleged elections cheating, but at what cost?

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete reads out the results of the voting process during a motion of no confidence vote against South African President Jacob Zuma in the Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa 08 August 2017. Photo: MARK WESSELS / POOL (EPA)

Vote of No Confidence: What next for Baleka Mbete?

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: South African police stand behind members of Earthlife Africa and the Southern African Faith Communities Environment Institute and other organisations protesting outside the Western Cape High Court ahead of the ruling against governments proposed nuclear deal in Cape Town, South Africa, 26 April 2017. Photo: NIC BOTHMA(EPA)

Op-Ed: The state of the proposed nuclear new-build programme in SA

By Chris Yelland
Photo: President Jacob Zuma and Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini during the official opening of the Disability Rights Summit held at Saint Georges Hotel in Centurion, March 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Women’s Day: Zuma’s been tortured and persecuted – Bathabile Dlamini

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Domestic violence is annually the subject of impassioned speeches and campaigns by politicians during women's month, but there is little action.

GroundUp: All talk and no action when it comes to violence against women

By GroundUp
Despite having more women in government, it hasn't translated into ensuring basic protections for women in the home, according to the writer. In this file picture, an anti-gender violence campaign is launched at Wits University. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/(EPA).

ISS Today: Women’s security must come first


Evita's Free Speech: Ep.102 – Evita says: a day is not enough! (Video)

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Original Photo: “I’ve just come to say thank you to all of you,” said President Jacob Zuma to his supporters upon taking the stage near Parliament on Tuesday evening after surviving a vote of no confidence. Image by Katie Warren.

TRAINSPOTTER: Secret ballot outcome — does Zuma dream of electoral sheep?

By Richard Poplak