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Ntlemeza: Saga over Hawks head's unlawful appointment ends – at a cost to the general

Photo: Former Hawks boss Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza has officially now retired. File Photo courtesy: EWN
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Op-Ed: KPMG – Too big to fail?

By IRAJ ABEDIAN and SIMON MANTELL
Photo: Original photo of Tom Moyane by GCIS.

SARS vs KPMG: Cornered Moyane risks total exposure

By Marianne Thamm
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Evita's Free Speech: Ep.108 – Evita on local affairs to remember (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys

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Original photo of Tom Moyane by GCIS.

Analysis: SARS vs KPMG. A tale of two four-letter words

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Two contrasting figures in current politics, Faith Muthambi and Mcebisi Jonas, both shared a platform hosted by Public Servants' Association on Monday. Original photos by: Katlholo Maifadi and Mike Hutchtings/(Reuters)

Muthambi v Jonas: Which model will public servants follow?

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Scopa chairperson Themba Godi. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks.

Parliament: Moyane’s political move pulls the House into KPMG controversy

By Marianne Merten
A crumbling wall photo by John Schneider via Flickr.

Analysis: The crumbling edifice, brought to you by President Jacob Zuma

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: The Belgian daily newspapers, show 'America on Fire' on their front pages, Wednesday 12 September 2001 following deadly terrorist attacks on the United States. Photo: EPA Photo-Belga Photo Herwig Vergult

ISS Today: Is the media giving a voice to terrorists?

By ISS TODAY

Photo: A woman and child walk past shelves of meat for sale at a butchery in Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa, 04 May 2017. This butcher shop has been running for the past five years. Slaughtered Cows and Sheep are sourced from a farm in Paarl some 120 kilometers away and brought to the Masiphumelele butchery where it is cut up and sold. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

CDE’s Opportunities First: Create an enabling environment for all entrepreneurs

By ANN BERNSTEIN
Main photo: A bus was burnt out along the N2. Photo: Yann Macharez

GroundUp: Cape taxi strike suspended after day of protest action marred by violence

By GroundUp
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Op-Ed: Zuma and allies under pressure – what is the way forward?

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane (Photo by Financial Mail)

SARS Wars: Tom Moyane on the offensive says ‘rogue unit’ report is solid, KPMG says it's flawed

By Greg Nicolson
Opposition Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi speaks at a final election rally at the township of Thokoza on the outskirts of Johannesburg, April 18, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Letter to the Editor: Busani Ngcaweni should read more so that his writing will reflect the truth

By Mangosuthu Buthelezi

By EPA-EFE/WILL OLIVER
A police officer and a cat stand by a barrier cordon outside an address in Sunbury-upon-Thames, London, Britain, 18 September 2017, as part of the investigation the 15 September 'Parsons Green' bomb attack. Detectives are continuing to search a number of properties in relation to the explosive device left on a tube train at 'Parsons Green' station.

While you were sleeping: 19 September 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: A South Sudanese youth holds a candle during the celebration of the seventh anniversary of Martyrs day, in Juba, South Sudan, 30 July 2012. Photo: EPA/PHILIP DHIL

ISS Today: Turning Africa’s youth into peace builders

By ISS TODAY
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump delivers remarks to the news media prior to boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 14 September 2017. EPA-EFE/SHAWN THEW

US 2020? Welcome to The Age of Perpetual Campaign

By J Brooks Spector
Illustrative photo by Molly Belle/(Unsplash)

There’s nothing wrong with girls being on top – sans innuendo

By SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE COALITION
Photo: Then Transnet CEO Brian Molefe and then public enterprises minister Malusi Gigaba attended the crane delivery ceremony on 14 May 2013, together with Karl Socikwa, Transnet Port Terminals CEO. (Photo: Puri Devjee, Independent Newspapers)

amaBhungane & Scorpio #GuptaLeaks: A third Gupta-Transnet ‘kickback’ contract unearthed

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
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SARS Wars: KPMG report compromised by interference, undeclared conflicts of interest and press leaks

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Former KwaZulu-Natal ANC chairperson and premier Senzo Mchunu (Photo: eNCA)

ANC Leadership Race: KwaZulu-Natal is Ground Zero

By Carien du Plessis
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German Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel (L) of Scuderia Ferrari and Finnish teammate Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen collide at the start of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore, 17 September 2017.

While you were sleeping: 18 September 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Then Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma attends a meeting with Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino at Farnesina Palace in Rome 26 June 2013. Photo: Fabio Campana/(EPA)

Op-Ed: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is not the woman other women need

By SARAH GON
Photo: Francois Hougaard shows his disappointment during the All Blacks v Springboks rugby champsionship test at the QBE Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand at the weekend. Photo: Andrew Cornaga/www.Photosport.nz

What the Papers Say: Springboks took one hell of a beating

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Supporters of Raila Odinga, the leader of The National Super Alliance (NASA) opposition coalition and its presidential candidate, cheer as they listen to Odinga's speech during his campaign rally in Nairobi on 17 September 2017. Odinga once again reiterated that opposition will not take part in presidential election re-run unless the electoral body Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) is reconstituted by removing some of its officials. The presidential election re-run is set for 17 October 2017. Photo: Dai Kurokawa/(EPA)

Op-Ed: Kenya’s struggle to execute a peaceful vote

By RYAN CUMMINGS
Illustrative photo: Martin Dorsch/(Unsplash)

Op-Ed: Is Ebongweni C-Max prison living up to its promises?

By Gwen Dereymaeker
Photo: Burundian police officers stand guard at the scene of a double grenade attack in the capital Bujumbura, Burundi, in this file photo taken on 23 May 2015. Photo: Dai Kurokawa/(EPA)

The SADC Wrap: DRC soldiers kill refugees, Tanzania’s gay arrests, and Zim stock exchange’s odd highs

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: Hillbrow and Braamfontein, by Paul Saad, via Fickr.

Gunning for Mashaba: ANC takes Joburg no confidence vote to court

By Greg Nicolson
Original photo by Wesley Nitsckie via Flickr.

Health-e News: Young, pregnant and abandoned by the system

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo: In a show of unity, (from left to right), Free State ANC leader Ace Magashule, Gauteng ANC leader Paul Mashatile, North West ANC leader Supra Mahumapelo, KwaZulu-Natal deputy ANC leader Willies Mchunu and Mpumalanga ANC leader David Mabuza. Photo: ANC Twitter

Analysis: A provincial turn-off on the ANC’s long and winding road to unity

By Stephen Grootes
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Op-Ed: Many lessons for KPMG – and other state capture collaborators

By SAVE SOUTH AFRICA
Photo: Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga  (Photo: GCIS)

GroundUp: Learners in Limpopo town unable to write exams

By GroundUp
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KPMG: ‘Weak’ apology suggests company saw no evil, heard no evil – therefore did no evil

By PAULI VAN WYK
Photo: A file photo dated 25 April 2016 showing a group of the 195 opposition soldiers arriving with General Simon Gatwech Dual, the chief of staff of the South Sudan rebel troops, in Juba, South Sudan. Reports on 10 July 2016 said hundreds were killed in two days of renewed fighting between supporters of President Salva Kiir and Vice-President Riek Machar. The UN Security Council condemned the fighting that erupted in Juba, the worst violence since a peace deal was signed in 2015 and forming the national unity government in April this year. Photo: EPA/PHILLIP DHIL

ISS Today: South Sudan needs more than a hybrid court

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Women farm workers march in Cape Town to the provincial legislature and then to the Department of Labour. Photo: Laura Bratton

GroundUp: Women farm workers’ rights routinely violated

By GroundUp
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Residents of Hangberg run from tear gas fired by police as they clash during protests in Cape Town, South Africa, 14 September 2017. The fishing community of Hangberg in Hout Bay have been protesting for four days against the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Department's decision to cut fishing quotas but say criminal elements within the community have hijacked the protests. The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Department announced that rock lobster quotas would be cut from 110kg to 50kg. Residents claim that fishing is their livelihood and cutting the quota will deprive them of it. 

While you were sleeping: 15 September 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Treasurer General of the ANC Zweli Mkhize addresses a breakfast hosted by the Progressive Business Forum at the ANC policy conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre. (Picture: Ihsaan Haffejee)

Analysis: Could Zweli Mkhize take the Number One spot? And if he did... then what?

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: President Zuma and Executive Chairman of Independent News and Media South Africa Dr Iqbal Surve on arrival at the CTICC for the official launch of Independent News and Media South Africa at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. South Africa. 27/02/2014. GCIS.

Op-Ed: Did Iqbal Survé’s personal agenda influence newspaper’s coverage of UCT?

By Ricky Stoch
Photo: Zane Dangor

Op-Ed: Why Zane Dangor should be the next executive director of the UN Population Fund

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

Notes from the House: Police services dragging their heels in skills development

By MOIRA LEVY
Photo: Police Minister Fikile Mbalula during the South African Police Service (SAPS) National Day of Commemoration ceremony held at SAPS Memorial Site, Union Buildings, Pretoria, on September 3, 2017. (Photo: GCIS)

Mbalula’s Six-Point Plan: Much talk but little action as cops on the ground clueless about it

By PUSELETSO NTHATE
Main photo: View of Woodstock from Taliep Petersen Bridge. Many of the sites are situated in the vicinity. All Photos Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp photo essay: Cape Town’s 13 affordable housing sites

By GroundUp
Photo: Students hold a protest meeting on the University of Cape Town under the banner #FeesMustFall, on 20 September 2016. Photo: Nic Bothma/(EPA)

Reporter’s Campus Notebook: Varsity protests – Negotiation vs Perspective

By Marelise van der Merwe
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Book Review: The anti-psychotic case for a post-GDP growth world

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: ANC Treasurer-General Zweli Mkhize listens to the opening speech of Jacob Zuma at the party’s policy conference earlier in 2017. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

Analysis: Mkhize steps up his charm offensive but the clock’s ticking – 90 days and counting

By Carien du Plessis
President Jacob Zuma welcomed by the acting CEO of SAA, Mr Musa Zwane and the Chairman of the SAA Board, Ms Dudu Myeni at Airways Park in Kempton.06/05/2016 Kopano Tlape GCIS

Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: Tooth extraction pulls SAA’s Dudu Myeni out the House, while bailouts could bite the national purse

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane’s mining charter threw the industry into turmoil. File Photo dated 2016: GCIS

Mining Charter: Zwane granted a delay on review hearing

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: President Jacob Zuma greets supporters during a rally following the launch of a social housing project in Pietermaritzburg in April this year. Photo Rogan Ward/(Reuters)

Zuma may yet get his day in court – but don’t underestimate the chess master

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Several sub-Saharan migrants arrive at the local temporary immigrant holding center (CETI) in Ceuta, Spanish enclave in northern Africa, 01 August 2017, after a total of 67 people managed to enter in Spain from Morocco, in a mass breach of the border fence, in early morning. Photo: EPA/REDUAN

ISS Today: Morocco and Algeria’s changing roles in managing migration

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Q(h)ubeka Trust has paid out more than R66 million to former mineworkers, Sophia Kisting, the chair of the trust, told the board meeting. Photo: Pete Lewis

GroundUp: R66-million paid out to former miners with silicosis

By GroundUp
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SA cricket's new sheriff is in town

By News24

Russia unveils statue of AK-47 inventor Kalashnikov

By AFP

Sasfin drops KPMG after 18 years over Gupta and SARS saga

By News24

Former Hawks head Ntlemeza retires

By News24

Startup Pi out to slice the charging cord

By AFP

Western powers warn Suu Kyi on Rohingya before speech

By AFP

Trump UN speech to slap 'rogue regimes', embrace nationalist tone

By AFP

Category-5 Maria makes landfall in 'potentially catastrophic' hurricane

By AFP

Suicide bombers kill 15 in northeast Nigeria

By AFP

Hurricane Maria bears down on storm-battered eastern Caribbean

By AFP
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Photo: This view shows how low Theewaterskloof, one of Cape Town’s major water suppliers, was in May 2017. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

Op-Ed: Cape Town’s inadequate drought tariffs

By Jessica Wilson & Taryn Pereira
Photo 1: A police officer points his rifle at people hiding behind a table in Hangberg on Tuesday. One of the people hiding was Ona Dubula. Photo: Justin Sullivans

GroundUp: A history of violence – police action in Hout Bay

By GroundUp
Photo: Courtgoers snap away as former deputy higher education and training minister Mduduzi Manana appears in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court.  Photo: Greg Nicolson

Mduduzi Manana found guilty on three assault charges, but will he face jail time mañana – or ever?

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Arnot Power Station (Eskom photo)

Scorpio & amaBhungane: How McKinsey and Trillian ripped R1.6bn from Eskom – and planned to take R7.8bn more

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
Photo: ANC KZN provincial chairperson Sihle Zikalala (Photo by Satour)

ANC KwaZulu-Natal: One day after court’s shattering ruling, party looks to avoid paralysis

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba briefs Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa ahead of his visit to the USA for the IMF World Bank Spring meeting and his meetings with the rating agencies at the Deputy President's official residence OR Tambo House in Pretoria. South Africa. 18/04/2017. Siyabulela Duda

Parliament: Time squeeze for Gigaba’s SAA rescue plan highlights Cabinet muddle and political fractures

By Marianne Merten
Photo: President Jacob Zuma reacts during a question and answer session in parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 31 August 2017.  Photo: EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

ISS Today: SA’s parliamentary watchdogs must up their guard

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Parliament's security personnel manhandle the EFF's Mbuyiseni Ndlozi during the opening of parliament in February 2017. Photo: EPA

GroundUp: Parliament in court over its high-paid bouncers

By GroundUp
Photo: Pravin Gordhan

GroundUp: Gordhan urges South Africans to be informed about Eskom

By GroundUp
Photo: Photo: Sihle Zikalala (Photo: Khaya Magenu/News24)

GroundUp: Court invalidates ANC conference and election

By GroundUp
Photo: Protesters throw petrol bombs at riot police

GroundUp: In photos – Hangberg erupts over fishing rights

By GroundUp
Photo: Clashes between police and Hangberg residents carried on into the evening on Tuesday. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Tracking down the teenager shot in the mouth by police

By GroundUp
Photo: Robert Wood, US Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament, informs to the media during a briefing about the US objectives for the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) PrepCom, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, 28 April, 2017. Photo: EPA/SALVATORE DI NOLFI

Nuclear Ban: Treaty will make the world more dangerous, not safer –US

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: Former Public protector Thuli Madonsela set a one-month deadline to initiate an inquiry into state capture. It is now almost a year later. File photo: Werner Beukes/(SAPA)

State Capture inquiry: Zuma’s ‘unconstitutional’ delay the focus of court action

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: A resident who lives in a shack in Mankweng village outside Polokwane in  Limpopo province, pushes a wheelbarrow with water containers. In the same province in the district of Sekhukhune, five villages – Elandskraal, Morarela, Mbuzini, Tsansabela and Dichoeung – have been without reliable water sources since 2009. Photo: Jon Hrusa/(EPA)

GroundUp: ‘Mayor should go to jail’ over water failures

By GroundUp
Photo: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

Op-Ed: ‘Twin Peaks’ trades simple, effective financial regulation for a complex mess

By Ivo Vegter
Photo: A woman walks past Aids awareness posters in Durban, South Africa, 01 December 2011. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Sanac: New CEO responds to questions about his past

By UFRIEDA HO
Photo: With One World Trade Center at left, a light tribute is seen from Jersey City, New Jersey, marking the 16th anniversary of the terror attacks on 9/11. Nearly 3,000 died when hijackers flew commercial airplanes into New York’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Photo Porter Binks/(EPA)

Remembering 9/11: The long-term effects are only playing out now, 16 years later

By J Brooks Spector
Photo by Jens Lelie/(Unsplash)

SAPS Courts Trouble: Good guys sidelined while state guns kill children and fan gang warfare on Cape Flats

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South Africa’s then Finance Minister Trevor Manuel chats with ruling African National Congress President Jacob Zuma in Parliament in Cape Town during the swearing in of members and the formal election of the country's president, May 6, 2009. REUTERS/Nic Bothma

National Development Plan: Five years on, are celebrations really in order?

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma attends the 20th World Economic Forum on Africa in Tanzania’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam, May 7, 2010. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

Analysis: The damage the Zuma Tsunami has wrought

By Stephen Grootes
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: Court ruling puts a spoke in the wheel of Dlamini-Zuma’s provincial campaign

By Carien du Plessis
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

Zuma, State Security and Public Protector behind attack on SA Reserve Bank, court papers reveal

By Marianne Thamm
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Remembering Biko: Black Consciousness Movement leader's killers must sit in the dock

By Greg Nicolson
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View of a giant land art painting entitled 'A story of the future' by French artist Saype, depicting a young girl reading a book, on a hillside in Les Rochers-de-Naye, in Veytaux above Montreux, Switzerland, 11 September 2017. The artwork covering approximately 6,000 square meters was produced with over 600 liters of biodegradable paint made from natural pigments, water and a milk protein and is part of the celebration for the 125th anniversary of the Glion Rochers-de-Naye train line.

While you were sleeping: 12 September 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: A polluted stream runs through the urban area of Ocean View in Cape Town, South Africa, 08 March 2011. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

What becomes of the broken-hearted: Parents of murdered Stellenbosch student vow to plough back

By Marianne Thamm
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Op-Ed: December ANC conference – what are the realistic expectations?

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Artist’s impression of the Zero-2-One building on Adderley Street in Cape Town. Photo supplied by FWJK to GroundUp

Op-Ed: The time is now for inclusionary housing in Cape Town

By Julian Sendin
Photo: South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba attends the second day of the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 meeting in Durban, South Africa, 04 May 2017. EPA/STRINGER

Parliament: SAA remains Gigaba’s albatross amid political squawking on route to Medium-term Budget Statement

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Judge Navi Pillay speaking at a press conference in Geneva in December 2013. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

No ‘one size fits all’ solution for intrepid international jurists on the world stage

By PETER FABRICIUS
Main photo: Protesters walk to Cape Town Station with the intention of travelling to the Bellville campus of Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Photo: William Yoder

GroundUp: CPUT Campus – stun grenades fired, stones thrown, room petrol-bombed

By GroundUp
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 Leadership Race: Who will decide – Delegates, or a Judge?

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Atul and Ajay Gupta.

Op-Ed: The KPMG Failure – Ethical test for SA business and company directors

By Iraj Abedian
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the final session of the ANC's National Policy Conference  that took place in Gauteng in June. Photo Ihsaan Haffejee

Op-Ed: Ramaphosa is next in line to be ANC leader, but he will have to fight the Gupta virus for it

By ZAMANI SAUL
Photo: A young internally Displaced Person (IDP) looks on from her family's makeshift shelter in an IDP camp in the outskirts of Qardho in Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland, on 26 March 2017. The food crisis caused by lack of rainfall in the region affects 5.6 million people in Ethiopia, according to the Red Cross. Photo Dai Kurokawa/(EPA)

ISS Today: Africa must call for climate change solidarity at the UN

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and President Jacob Zuma at the ANC Policy Conference, 5 July 2017, Nasrec. (Original photo by Ihsaan Haffejee)

TRAINSPOTTER: The Way we are. The Where we are

By Richard Poplak
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A file picture dated 15 September 2001 shows smoke continues to rise from the destroyed World Trade Center in New York, USA. On 11 September 2001, during a series of coordinated terror attacks using hijacked airplanes, two airplanes were flown into the World Trade Center's twin towers causing the collapse of both towers. A third plane targeted the Pentagon and fourth plane heading towards Washington, DC ultimately crashed into a field. The unprecedented attack claimed the lives of almost 3,000 people.

While you were sleeping: 11 September 2017

By John Stupart
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Evita's Free Speech: Ep.107 – Evita ducks hurricanes here and there (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Professor Patrick Loch Otiena Lumumba (eNCA)

Tiro Memorial Lecture: In a seminal speech, Patrick Lumumba calls for a ‘fair deal’ for Africa

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma takes to the stage at the  ANC Youth League’s 73rd birthday celebrations in Nyanga, Cape Town, on Sunday. Photos by MATT ROSS

ANC Campaign Notebook: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma gets down to business at Cape rally

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Supporters gather to listen to President Jacob Zuma at Ezakheni near Ladysmith. Photo: Carien du Plessis

Shifting ground: Zuma enters KZN battlefield amid rumours and counterstrikes

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Then African Union Chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma addresses Africa Editors Forum, 24 Oct 2016.  (GCIS)

Analysis: SA Parliament – a placeholder amid ANC factional battles

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Child refugees from xenophobic violence receive food at the Rand Airport camp near Germiston, east of Johannesburg, South Africa, 31 July 2008. EPA/JON HRUSA

GroundUp: Children of immigrants born in SA can now get citizenship

By GroundUp
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and President Jacob Zuma at the ANC Policy Conference, 5 July 2017, Nasrec. (Original photo by Ihsaan Haffejee)

TRAINSPOTTER: The Way we are. The Where we are.

By Richard Poplak
Photo: A file photograph showing President Jacob Zuma addressing the crowds during his 75th birthday celebrations held by the ANC in Soweto on 12 April 2017.  Photo Cornell Tukiri/(EPA)

Analysis: Unpredictability rules as Zuma enters the real game of risk

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump waits to greet President Sauli Niinisto of Finland as he arrives to the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 28 August 2017. EPA-EFE/SHAWN THEW.

US: From Hurricane Harvey to Cyclone Donald, a country weathering multiple storms

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: In this file photo, Kimberly Process monitor, Abbey Chikane, holds the Zimbabwe Kimberly certificate during the relaunch of its diamond exports from its eastern Chiadzwa fields in Eastern Zimbabwe during an event in Harare on 11 August 2010. Zimbabwe was given authority to sell diamonds from Marange and was then auctioning 4.5-million carats. Photo: Aaron Ufumeli/(EPA)

Zimbabwe: Marange diamond fields firms ‘captured’ by sinister spooks, state elites

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
Photo: Lesotho’s army chief was murdered last week. In this file photo dated 5 August 2014, Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane arrives in the White House in Washington DC. Photo Michael Reynolds/(EPA).

The SADC Wrap: Shootings in Lesotho and Tanzania, and Angola’s opposition challenges vote tally

By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE
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An open letter to Grace Mugabe – hear the call of your ‘children’

By GERALD DZAWO
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CDE’s Opportunities First: The key to urban growth is creating cities of hope for the poor

By ANN BERNSTEIN