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ANC Leadership Race: Dlamini Zuma gives evangelical speech ahead of 'festival of ideas'

Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma attends the ANC's National Policy Conference in Johannesburg in June.   Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee
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Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma during the G20 leaders’ retreat as part of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, 07 July 2017. EPA-EFE/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL/POOL

Analysis: President Zuma heads to ANC conference with bloodied nose amid damning court rulings

By PAULI VAN WYK
Photo: Protesters from ANC celebrate in support of South African president Jacob Zuma outside Parliament in Cape Town, 08 August 2017. Protesters in support and also against the call for President Zuma to step down took to the streets of Cape Town ahead of the motion of no confidence against the president. Heavy police presence kept the two groups apart. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: ANC Death Knell? The five stages of a party in its death throes

By Mzukisi Qobo
Photo: Delegates at the ANC Policy conference in June 2017. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

ANC Leadership Race: Seven survival tips for delegates to the conference

By Carien du Plessis

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Photo: Chris Hani, Oliver Tambo (Reuters)

Analysis: Morogoro conference – memorandums, wedge drivers and the saving of the ANC’s soul

By Marianne Thamm
File Photo: The new Welsh Secretary Peter Hain departs 10 Downing Street following a cabinet meeting in London, 09 June 2009. EPA/ANDY RAIN.

State Capture: Lord Hain cautions British banks not to threaten SA whistleblowers

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: African immigrants, displaced by anti-foreigner violence in Johannesburg, warm their hands around a small fire outside the Jeppe police station in the city, May 27, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA)

Op-Ed: Looking back to look forward – the next 21 years of the Constitution

By Mark Heywood
Photo: Julius Malema told the audience at The Gathering: ‘I love Bob [Mugabe]. But when I love you, it doesn’t mean I can’t criticise you.’ Photo: Daniel Born

The Gathering (video, session 10): Julius Malema – The Guptas are an irritation

By Daily Maverick
Photo: ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks at the closing proceedings of the ANC’s national conference in Mangaung on Thursday, 20 December 2012. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

ANC Leadership Race: Cyril Ramaphosa – five years after his return, the prodigal son might finally get to be king

By Greg Nicolson

Photo: Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa attends a plenary session titled - Africa's Role in the New Reality - on the opening day of the World Economic Forum on Africa 2011 in Cape Town South Africa 04 May 2011. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: The good, The Bad and The Very Ugly – an economic review of Zuma’s Presidency

By Palesa Shipalana
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Letter to the Editor: The ANC is in a state of organisational emergency – Veterans

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Ghandi Square, Johannesburg (Francisco Azola via Flickr)

ANC Elective Conference: A spin-off, spill-over bonanza for Jozi businesses

By ORATENG LEPODISE
Photo: Alexander Bay, Northern Cape, South Africa. March 2, 2012. (Greg Marinovich)

amaBhungane and Scorpio #GuptaLeaks: A tale of two captures – Alexkor, Gupta Inc and ‘WMC’

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
File Photo: A picture dated 23 June 2014 shows Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy flashing the victory sign from behind bars during the sentencing session for al-Jazeera journalists in Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian court on 12 February 2015 ordered the release of two Al Jazeera journalists jailed for more than a year. Fahmy was ordered to pay a bail of 250,000 Egyptian pounds (around US$32,890). His colleague Egyptian journalist Baher Mohammed was released without bail. EPA/KHALED ELFIQI

Op-Ed: Record number of journalists jailed as Turkey, China, Egypt pay scant price for repression

By Elana Beiser

Photo: ANC Secretery-General Gwede Mantashe addresses the media at a briefing following calls for President Zuma to step down, in Johannesburg, South Africa, 05 April 2017. EPA/STR

Analysis: In the centre of the ANC’s gravity field – Gwede Mantashe

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma reacts during the opening ceremony of the 10th Boao Forum for Asian Annual Conference in Boao town, Hainan province, April 15, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee xa

Newsflash: Double trouble for Zuma as court dismisses State Capture review case and orders him to personally pay costs

By PAULI VAN WYK
Photo: President Jacob Zuma and the candidates for president of the ANC, 23 November 2017. (Presidency SA)

ANC Leadership Race: Why court cases will probably not disrupt conference – and how the party plans to settle disputes

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Nkaneng, Marikana, 15 September 2012 (Photo: Greg Marinovich)

Scorpio: SANDF document outlines draconian draft state of emergency regulations

By PAULI VAN WYK
Photo:  Ecowas mediator and Guinea’s President Alpha Condé at a press conference after a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron (not seen) at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, 22 November 2017. EPA-EFE/PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL MAXPPP OUT

ISS Today: Creating conditions conducive to stability in Guinea-Bissau

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Veteran investigative journalist and author Jacques Pauw on stage at Daily Maverick’s The Gathering, in Johannesburg last month. Photo: Daniel Born

Analysis: Why are South Africa’s securocrats so jumpy over Jacques Pauw & Ronnie Kasrils?

By Rebecca Davis
Image: Three-dimensional images of HIV superimposed on electron micrographs of the virus. Constructed by Stephen Fuller, Centre for Human Genomics, Oxford University and taken from front cover of Equal Treatment March 2006.

GroundUp: South Africa’s HIV treatment programme – a phoenix rising from the ashes?

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Photo: After earning $6 daily as a bus tout, this man has had to move to a rural area where he earns $1.50 a day. He sleeps in this van. Photo: Zimbabwean Reporter

GroundUp: Zimbabwean army’s crackdown on touts leaves many desperate

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Fire fighters at the scene of an explosion at a gas hub of OMV in Baumgarten, Austria, 12 December 2017. According to reports by the Red Cross, at least one person has died and 18 others have been injured in the explosion.

While you were sleeping: 13 December 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: People hold a massive flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic during a demonstration called by EUCOCO Support and Solidarity with the Sahrawi People, in downtown Madrid, Spain, 14 November 2015. Morocco has refused to hold a referendum on the disputed territory’s status in the western Sahara. EPA/ANGEL DIAZ

Open letter to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa: The Sahrawi have a right to self-determination

By Catherine Constantinides
Photo: Journalist and commentator Stephen Grootes introduces Pravin Gordhan on stage at The Gathering. Gordhan: ‘The current leadership has failed us. Its preoccupation has been how to fill certain people’s bank accounts, local or foreign, or how to get certain people who might become difficult out of the way… The priority is not you [the public].’ Photo: Daniel Born

The Gathering (video, session 9): Pravin Gordhan tackles the failures of leadership

By Daily Maverick
Original photo: A woman walks past a giant ruling party poster on the eve of the 53rd ANC conference that began in Mangaung on 16 December, 2012. Photo: EPA/Kim Ludbrook

ANC Leadership Race: Policy Explainer 1 – Factional proxy battles play out in proposals

By Marianne Merten
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Op-Ed: Hunter-gatherers – the original affluent society

By James Suzman
Photo: Then Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba and President Jacob Zuma unveil E-Home Affairs at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa. 07/04/2016. Siyabulela Duda

ANC Leadership Race: Policy Explainer 2 – Forget the bling, viva serving the people, viva!

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Police forces shoot at protestors during a violent service delivery protest in Ennerdale, Johannesburg, South Africa, 09 May 2017. The local community took to the streets blocking major roads in a second day of demonstrations as they protested a lack of housing and land for their community. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Land Reform: ‘Expropriation without compensation is a red herring’

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources heard a report back on plans to set up a trust for mineworkers suffering from silicosis. Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Silicosis – Department of Mineral Resources slams 'lawyers who loot'

By GroundUp
Photo: ANC top six at the January 8 celebration, 2017, in Soweto. (Greg Nicolson / Daily Maverick)

ISS Today: South Africa’s short-term pain or long-term gain future

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Hoosain Karjieker, CEO of the Mail & Guardian, has been identified as the US-based Media Development Investment Fund's local empowerment partner.  Photo: The Press Ombud

Newsflash: Mail & Guardian sold to US media not-for-profit investment fund

By Greg Nicolson
Screenshot of the Mail&Guardian website in November 2017

Op-Ed: Changing of the guard under way at Mail & Guardian

By Trevor Ncube
By EPA-EFE/Fredrik Sandberg
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden at the table of honour during the Nobel banquet during the banquet for the Nobel Prize laureates in Stockholm, Sweden, 10 December 2017.

While you were sleeping: 12 December 2017

By John Stupart
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AmaBookaBooka: Turning the tables on Jonathan Ancer

By Jonathan Ancer
Photo: Raymond Suttner

Op-Ed: Will continuing crises of 2017 persist?

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Then Minister of State Security, David Mahlobo, chairing the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) cluster on  05/03/2017. By Ntswe Mokoena (GCIS).

Op-Ed: Irrational IRP madness grips the energy sector in South Africa

By Chris Yelland
Photo: A woman walks past a poster in Mangaung on 15 December 2012, ahead of the 53nd ANC National Conference in Mangaung. EPA/KIM

ANC Leadership Race: What goes on behind the scenes – breathalyser tests and confiscated cellphones

By Carien du Plessis
Original photo: Jacob Zuma, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa at the ANC policy conference in June. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

Explainer: ANC Leadership Race – exact sequence unclear, but it’s likely that the opening session will happen first

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Journalist Sam Mkokeli gets contrasting views on the biggest threats facing South Africa from Iraj Abedian, Mzwanele Manyi and Jacques Pauw at The Gathering in Johannesburg. Photo: Daniel Born.

The Gathering (video, session 8): Pauw, Abedian and Manyi face off over threats to SA

By Daily Maverick
Illustrative photo by Ruel Calitis on Unsplash

Op-Ed: The ‘Choice on the Termination of Pregnancy Amendment Bill’ and its moral shortcomings

By Tanya De Villiers-Botha
Photo: ANC Free State chairperson Ace Magashule in Mangaung, 18 December 2012 (Greg Nicolson)

ANC Leadership Race: Free State branches rally against provincial and national conference delegates

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: A file photograph dated 23 May 2006 shows a child receiving a plate of food at a feeding scheme in Soweto, South Africa.  EPA/JON HRUSA

Op-Ed: Mind the (food) gap

By LEONIE JOUBERT
Photo: Grants disbursement in Gugulethu (GroundUp)

SassaGate Reloaded: Three steps towards payments for social grants revealed by Post Office and Sassa

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Mncedisi Dlisani, left, worked at Western Areas drilling holes for dynamite. This exposed him to a large amount of dust. He has TB and spent nine months in hospital. He did not receive his monthly wage to send to his wife, Nokwakha, right.  Two years later, he spent another nine months in hospital. After 15 years’ service, he has received no compensation. Photo by Thom Pierce

GroundUp: Silicosis – we’re close to a deal with the mines, says miners’ attorney

By GroundUp
Photo: Demonstrators against farm murders gathered near Green Point Stadium. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

ISS Today: Accurate statistics are needed for the SA farm murder debate

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore during an address at the state judicial building in Montgomery, Alabama, 25 August 2003. Media reports on 15 November 2017 state that US Senate Majority Leader McConnell stated that Roy Moore, who is standing as the Republican candidate for US Senate in Alabama is 'unfit' for the US Senate as Moore is facing allegations of sexual misconduct. Photo: EPA-EFE/JAMIE MARTIN

Op-Ed: Roy Moore and the Republican War in Trump’s America

By Jonathan Faull
Photo: Laloo Chiba (ahmedtimol.co.za)

Laloo Chiba: An appeal to President Zuma to step down in the interests of the country, the ANC and the people

By LALOO CHIBA
Photo: Delegates the ANC policy conference in July 2017. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee.

ANC Leadership Race: Just one week before the show, Dlamini Zuma’s side appears to feel the pressure

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: The original iconic photo that was taken by photographer Sam Nzima.

Repurposing Historic Symbols: Lessons from Hector Pieterson via Trump’s America to Selborne College

By J Brooks Spector
Wired World

Ramaphosa must 'go down on one knee' and ask me to be his deputy - Sisulu

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'They won't see Nasrec. We will show them' - striking SABC workers

By News24

While you were sleeping: 14 December 2017

By John Stupart

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson honoured with Hollywood star

By AFP

US military to send cyber soldiers to the battlefield

By AFP

British PM suffers defeat in Brexit bill

By AFP

British city refuses licence for Uber

By AFP

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone enter Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

By AFP

US 'cautiously considering re-engaging Zimbabwe' after Mugabe ouster

By News24

Alabama reckoning as polls close in scandal-mired US Senate race

By AFP
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Photo: A protester hold up a sign at a #MeToo rally in front of the Trump International Hotel at Columbus Circle in New York, New York, USA, 09 December 2017. EPA-EFE/PETER FOLEY

Op-Ed: How sexual violence and corruption have converged within our politics

By Lisa Vetten
Photo: A voter walks into a polling station set up by the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) to cast his vote in Alexandra, Johannesburg, 07 May 2014. EPA/CORNELL TUKIRI

By-Election: Polls in various wards give ANC pause for thought

By Wayne Sussman
Photo: Then Minister of Communications Yunus Carrim speaks at the launch of the Digitising of the Military Veterans Heritage in April 2014. (Photo: GCIS)

MultiChoice scandal: Yunus Carrim – when did I ever voice my support for e.tv?

By Yunus Carrim
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Evita's Free Speech: Ep.120 – Evita recreates the silly season (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Laloo Chiba (Youtube)

Hamba Kahle Laloo Chiba (1930 – 2017): A principled activist, humble revolutionary and selfless leader

By BHEKI C. SIMELANE
Photo: Laloo Chiba. Photo: Yunus Chamda

Remembering Laloo Chiba: Brave, unyielding and principled to the end

By SHAREEN SINGH
Original photos: NPA head Shaun Abrahams (GCIS) and SA President Jacob Zuma. (EPA)

NPA Judgment: President to appeal ruling that found Zuma 'reckless' and sets asides Shaun Abraham's appointment as NPA boss

By PAULI VAN WYK
Photo: Students from Wits University demonstrate on campus during a fourth week of clashes with police forces during protests against the cost of higher education in Johannesburg, 10 October 2016. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/(EPA).

University Fees: HETN targets university reserves to fund students

By ORATENG LEPODISE
Photo: Metrorail carriages are frequently overcrowded, making it dangerous for commuters trying to get to work. Archive photo: Tariro Washinyira

GroundUp Op-Ed: The terrible price of Prasa’s negligence and corruption

By GroundUp
Photo: NPA Head Shaun Abrahams (GCIS), President Jacob Zuma (WEF)

Newsflash: Shaun Abrahams to vacate his position, deputy president to appoint new prosecutions boss, court rules

By PAULI VAN WYK
Photo: Earlier in the week suspended Gauteng health head Dr Tiego ‘Barney’ Selebano consoled a crying Bertha Molefe, whose daughter Sophie died after she was released from Life Esidimeni. Molefe has said Selebano promised her help in the past. Photo: Greg Nicolson

Life Esidimeni: Tears as former Gauteng Health head Dr Selebano asks for forgiveness

By Greg Nicolson
Photo:  Andrew Feinstein at The Gathering: ‘The current nuclear deal will make the Arms Deal seem like small change, both in the scale of its corruption and its corrosive impact on our democracy … The last two people on the planet one would want negotiating such a deal are Messrs Vladimir Putin and Jacob Zuma.’ Photo: Daniel Born.

The Gathering (Video, Session 6): Andrew Feinstein unravels the web of global corruption

By Daily Maverick
Photo: ANC supporters celebrate during victory celebrations at Nasrec in Johannesburg, April 24, 2009. Photo: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Letter to the Editor: Reclaiming the ANC’s history in the year of OR Tambo

By Daily Maverick
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Op-Ed: In the ‘New Zimbabwe’, will the looting continue?

By David Moore
Photo: Dr Tiego ‘Barney’ Selebano at the Life Esidimeni hearings. Photo by Joyrene Kramer/Section27

Life Esidimeni: Dr Selebano and the system of death

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Ahmed Rizkhaan/(Unsplash)

Op-Ed: The Glebelands killing fields: Dead – 100, Convicted – 1. And no end in sight for hostel violence

By Vanessa Burger
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Paul O’Sullivan vs The State: Forensic investigator demands R199-million for unlawful arrest

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: SARS No2 (again) Jonas Makwakwa.

Scorpio: The Makwakwa Dossier, Part 3 – Why SARS No 2’s erratic spending pattern raised red flags with Financial Intelligence

By PAULI VAN WYK
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Op-Ed: A personal glimpse at how MultiChoice cuts, amends and abandons deals

By André-Pierre du Plessis
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GroundUp: ConCourt victory for women in polygamous marriages

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GroundUp: Cape Town’s sluggish judges

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ISS Today: Libya’s slave trade shocks AU-EU leaders into action

By ISS TODAY
Photo: A photo provided by the South African Government Information Service shows South Africa's President Jacob Zuma (L) speaking to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (R) attending a session of the 24th African Union Summit of the NEPAD Heads of State/Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 29 January 2011. EPA/Ntswe Mokoena

South Africa confirms withdrawal from ICC

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at the start of the trading day in New York, New York, USA, 07 January 2016.  Photo: EPA/ANDREW GOMBERT

Collateral damage: Who owns Steinhoff?

By Moneyweb
Photo: Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste will have to answer to accusations of accounting shenanigans. Photo: Moneyweb

Steinhoff: Skeletons emerge as allegations of accounting fraud and other financial irregularities come to light

By Moneyweb
BY EPA-EFE/JOHN CETRINO
A Los Angeles County Fire helicopter flies over during the 'Skirball Fire' which began in the early morning in Bel-Air, California, USA, 06 December 2017.

While you were sleeping: 7 December 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa with Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and José Graziano da Silva Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, 7 September 2015. (Photo: GCIS)

ANC Leadership Race: As the final contest nears, two top candidates with two opposite approaches to final days

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Nedbank has responded to criticisms that appeared in GroundUp of its home repossession policies. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Repossession of homes – Nedbank responds to criticism

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Photo: Security on Metrorail trains has been compromised by irregular Prasa contracts. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Train safety – auditors recommend criminal investigations at Prasa

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Photo: Protesters attend a demonstration against alleged slavery in Libya, at Sergelstorg in Stockholm, Sweden, 25 November 2017. CNN’s footage of young Africans being auctioned off near Tripoli, filmed on a hidden camera and aired on November 14, has prompted protests in various parts of the world. EPA-EFE/CLAUDIO BRESCIANI.

Op-Ed: Dealing with Libya’s slave trade could be at the risk of the area’s ‘stability’

By Menzi Ndhlovu
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Right of Reply: Zapiro’s depiction of Moyane amounts to trial by media

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Right of Reply: ‘Every instance where Risk Diversion Digital was appointed as the preferred bidder by SAPS was lawful’

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Photo: Suspended Gauteng health head Dr Tiego ‘Barney’ Selebano consoles a crying Bertha Molefe, whose daughter Sophie died after she was released from Life Esidimeni. Molefe has said Selebano promised her help in the past. Photo: Greg Nicolson

Life Esidimeni: Gauteng health head Dr Selebano takes ‘responsibility’

By Greg Nicolson
File Photo: DA leader Mmusi Maimane sits with COPE leader Mosiuoa Lekota and other opposition politicians prior to addressing the media to update the public on coalition talks after the recent local elections, Johannesburg, 17 August 2016. The DA announced that it would enter into political arrangements with other parties including COPE, FF Plus, ACDP, UDM and the IFP. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Coalitions the future despite challenges, DA & Friends agree

By BHEKI C. SIMELANE
Photo: Mmusi Maimane at The Gathering: ‘I’d like to argue that Zanu-PF and the ANC – as the young people would say – same WhatsApp group.’ Photo: Daniel Born.

The Gathering (Video, Session 5): Mmusi Maimane in the hot seat

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Photo: A girl holds a placard among tens of thousands of South Africans demonstrating in support of Palestinians in the streets of Cape Town, South Africa, 09 August 2014. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

ANC conference, Foreign Relations Dept: Issues of Israel and Morocco to heat up the debate

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: South Africa’s State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele sits in court before his wife Sheryl Cwele appears in the Pietermaritzburg High Court, February 5, 2010. Sheryl Cwele was applying for bail after being arrested on charges of dealing drugs, the country’s National Prosecuting Authority said. REUTERS/Stringer

The Principal Agent Network (PAN) Dossier, Part 3: Fast cars, family ties and fiscal dumping

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: ‘The Little Foot’ hominid is on display during the unveiling by Professor Ronald J. Clarke (unseen) and his crew at Wits University in Johannesburg, 06 December 2017. Thought to be 3.7-million years old, the hominid was found 20 years ago but only revealed to the public now. The initial find by Professor Clarke was made at the Sterkfontein Caves near Johannesburg. The recovery of the complete skeleton of the Australopithecus proved extremely difficult as it was completely embedded in concrete-like rock. EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

Meet Little Foot: World’s oldest forerunner of modern humans unveiled and on display

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Veteran investigative journalist and author Jacques Pauw on stage at Daily Maverick,'s The Gathering, in Johannesburg last month.  Photo: Daniel Born

Editors’ forum concerned over threats to arrest Jacques Pauw and News24 journalist

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Photo: Britain’s then Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain, during his keynote speech at the Labour Party’s annual conference, in Manchester, England, Thursday 28 September 2006. EPA/RICHARD LEWIS

Op-Ed: UK must investigate all bank accounts held in London by any SA state-owned company – Peter Hain

By PETER HAIN
Photo: Businessman Keith Keating slipped in to the SCOPA hearing at parliament to observe proceedings on November 28. The DA then dropped bombshell revelations that implicated Keating. Photo: Marianne Thamm.

SAPS/SITA capture: IPID raid businessman Keith Keating and Phahlane's homes

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: The Constitutional Court has ruled that it is constitutional for the state to offer bursaries that give preference to students from rural areas specialising in an African language. Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Court rules in favour of mother tongue education

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Photo: Cape Town’s largest dam, Theewaterskloof, is down to less than 24% of its capacity. Photo from 11 May: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Drought – Has Cape Town planned properly for Day Zero?

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Photo: French President Emmanuel Macron looks on at the Jardins du Luxembourg in Paris, France, 10 May 2017 during a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the abolition of slavery and to pay tribute to the victims of the slave trade. Photo:    EPA/ERIC FEFERBERG / POOL

ISS Today: Many new plans in Macron’s no-Africa policy

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Photo: Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi speaking during the Stop TB Conference held at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Cape Town. 31/01/2014 (Kopano Tlape/GCIS).

Heath minister warns of ‘unusually high number’ of babies with listeriosis, notably in Gauteng

By PUSELETSO NTHATE
Photo: Evita Bezuidenhout told the audience at The Gathering: ‘Luthuli House – the only active power station the ANC has bothered to build in the last 20 years.’ Photo: Daniel Born.

The Gathering (video, session 4): Evita Bezuidenhout

By Daily Maverick
Photo: A file photograph showing South African president PW Botha during his last election speech in Johannesburg, on 04 May 1987. Botha led white minority rule of the nation between 1978 and 1989. EPA/STF

Declassified: Apartheid Profits – Ties to Tel Aviv

By Open Secrets
Photo: Former African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma chats to South Africa’s deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa ahead of the African National Congress 5th National Policy Conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Soweto, South Africa, June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

ANC Leadership Race: Divisions rule on the Road to Unity

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Dr Chris Barnard

50 Years since the first heart transplant: What a piece of work is a man!

By J Brooks Spector
File photo: A photo made available 01 March 2010 shows an aerial view of Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Why we should care about inhumane prison conditions

By Ariane Nevin & Clare Ballard