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22 June 2017 18:36 (South Africa)

No Confidence Motion: ConCourt throws secret ballot decision back to Mbete

  • Greg Nicolson
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    Greg Nicolson

    Nicolson left his hometown of Melbourne to move to Johannesburg, beset by fears Australia was going to the dogs. With a camera and a Mac in his bag, he ventures out to cover power and politics, the lives of those included and those excluded. He can be found at the tavern, searching for a good story or drowning a bad one.

Photo: Constitutional Court Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng hands down judgment in the matter concerning a secret ballot in a motion of no confidence. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee
Photo: President Jacob Zuma attends the African Union Summit held on 27-30 January 2012 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (GCIS)

ISS Today: Will South Africa be at the 29th AU summit?

Photo: An Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) official checks a ballot box at a polling station in Alexandra township, Johannesburg, South Africa, 07 May 2014.  Photo: EPA/CORNELL TUKIRI

By-elections: Safe seats and some surprises in by-elections

By Wayne Sussman
Photo: Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula introducing new Acting National Commissioner of Police Lieutenant General Lesetja Mothiba on June 1 2017 Photo: GCIS

ANC Succession: Mbalula tweets slam Magashule

By News24
Photo: Helen Zille in Mpumalanga in 2011 (Flickr)

Disciplining Zille: Helen Zille apologises, keeps premiership

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Gert van der Merwe (ENCA)

#GuptaLeaks: Gupta lawyer, accused of money laundering, claims media is ‘victimising’ him for ‘playing with the naughty kids’

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

Parliament: Mgidlana placed on special leave

By Marianne Merten
Photo: President Jacob Zuma with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa during the Presidency Budget Vote 1 in the National Assembly, Parliament, Cape Town on May 31, 2017. Photo: Elmond Jiyane, GCIS.

ANC Succession: If things seem quiet now, don't panic. It won't last long.

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: SARS commissioner Tom Moyane  addresses media during the announcement of Preliminary Outcome of Revenue Collections for 2016/2017 financial year, 3 April 2017 (Photos GCIS).

Analysis: Moyane, the Gupta R70 million windfall and the trouble with SARS

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Security forces take up positions on the tarmac as members of the U.S. national soccer team arrive at Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo airport, May 31, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

Reporter's Parliamentary Notebook: Chickens, heists and national key points in the house

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Minister of Social Development Ms Bathabile Dlamini and President Jacob Zuma during the official opening of the Disability Rights Summit taking at Saint Georges Hotel, Centurion, 10/03/2016. Ntswe Mokoena. (GCIS)

SassaGate: Dlamini's R47 million 'Work streams' irregularly appointed, says Treasury

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Mogale City limit (Satour)

Coalition Governing: Is there a DA traitor in Mogale City?

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille, accompanied by the party's parliamentary leader  Mmusi Maimane (L) and DA MPs stage a protest in front of Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday, 20 November 2014. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA

Zille readies for battle as DA suspends her ahead of disciplinary hearing

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Collen Maine (Simphiwe Nkwali / Sunday Times)

TRAINSPOTTER: The ANC Youth League, and a re-upped xenophobia campaign

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Outgoing MP Wilmot James is taking a break from parliament to return to academia for a year. Photo: Janet Heard

Step aside, Zille, says departing MP

By Janet Heard

DA’s Wilmot James bows out of politics for now

By Janet Heard
Photo: Brian Molefe (EE Publishers)

The Life of Brian: Molefe out of Eskom...again

By Marianne Merten

State Capture: ANC calls for judicial commission of inquiry

By News24
Photo: Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo delivering her budget vote at the National Assembly Building, Parliament, Cape Town on May 26, 2017. Photo: GCIS

Parliament: High data costs in Dlodlo's crosshairs but questions remain over GCIS

By Marianne Merten
Photo: 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

Analysis: By-election results in Nquthu and Beaufort West another wake-up call for the ANC

By Wayne Sussman
Photo: Beach goers walk in front of the Koeberg power facility in Cape Town, South Africa 21 January 2011. Koeberg power station is the only nuclear power station on the African continent. Photo: EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Parliament: New energy minister deals with controversies from nuclear, strategic fuel in maiden budget vote

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Police minister Fikile Mbalula (Greg Nicolson / Daily Maverick) and former acting head of Hawks General Berning Ntlemeza (eNCA)

House of Cards: Mbalula 2 – Ntlemeza 0 as court strikes the Bern’s application

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: James Aguma, SABC's Chief Financial Officer and acting Chief Executive Officer. (Ugandan Diaspora)

SABC: Scopa MPs call for top SABC official's head over Hlaudi saga

By Marianne Merten
Photo: French newly elected 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

Op-ed: Macron's election holds lessons for South Africa – hope has won and fear has lost

Photo: Brian Molefe (EE Publishers)

Eskom: Molefe's return as CEO has Lynne Brown's approval

By Jillian Green and Marianne Merten
Gengezi Mgidlana

Parliament: Mgidlana's appearance before oversight committee raises more questions than answers

By Marianne Merten
Photo: President Jacob Zuma sharing a light moment with Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng during Freedom Day Celebrations on April 27 2012.

Desperate times, desperate measures – lobby groups approach ConCourt to remove Zuma

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Albie Sachs, by Steve Gordon.

Oliver Tambo Centenary Series, Part 3: Does the Constitution stand in the way of radical land reform?

By Albie Sachs
Photo: South African state workers seeking higher wages take part in a strike in Johannesburg August 26, 2010. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

May Day: Rally cancelled as crowd split over Zuma

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Minister Fikile Mbalula speaks during a press conference at the Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 17 March 2016. EPA/SUMAYA HISHAM

The Ego has Landed: Sheriff Mbalula sets out plan of action and accuses Ntlemeza of going rogue

By Marianne Thamm