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25 March 2018 00:00 (South Africa)

SONA2017 Debate, Day One: Insults, heckling and profanity in the House

  • Marianne Merten
    Marianne Merten
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma reacts in parliament Cape Town, South Africa, 14 February 2017.  A joint sitting of Parliament started debating the president’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) that was delivered on 09 February.  EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Video: Nomboniso Gasa in conversation with Raymond Suttner

By Daily Maverick
Photo: President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Baleka Mbete and Zweli Mkhize during the start of the ANC’s 5th National Policy Conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg.Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

ANC policy conference: Key players to watch in the days ahead

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Twitter collage

From the archives: TRAINSPOTTER: Hell’s Wedding Bells — How the #GuptaLeaks reveal that South Africans paid for the whole damn thing

By Richard Poplak
Photo: President Jacob Zuma before he addresses delegates at the ANC's 5th National Policy Conference at Nasrec, Johannesburg on June 30 2017. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

Op-Ed: The ANC must and will emerge from this policy conference stronger

By President Jacob Zuma
Photo: Jacob Zuma addresses delegates at the ANC's 5th National Policy Conference at Nasrec, Johannesburg on June 30 2017. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

ANC policy conference: Zuma takes hardline, begins fight back

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Minister of Finance Malusi Gigaba addresses a breakfast hosted by the Progressive Business Forum at the ANC policy conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre, 30 June 2017. Photo: IHSAAN HAFFEJEE

Public Protector can’t order the Constitution to change, Gigaba states

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: A woman arrives at the polling station during the South African municipal elections in Nkandla on May 18, 2011.  REUTERS/Rogan Wa

By-Elections: Safe seats and a political party to watch

By Wayne Sussman
Photo: President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Freedom Day celebrations held on 27 April 2017 in Manguzi, uMhlabuyalingana in KwaZulu-Natal under the theme "The year of OR Tambo: Together deepening democracy and building safer and crime free communities. (Photo: GCIS)

ANC policy conference: The long walk to unity

By Carien du Plessis

ANC stalwarts reject policy conference in battle for heart of the party

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: South Africa's ruling African national Congress (ANC) holds its national general council in Durban in 2010. Photo: JON HRUSA/EPA

Analysis: ANC policy, radical economic transformation and ideological proxy battles for control

By Marianne Merten
Photo: African National Congress supporters carry a flag during a celebration in Johannesburg ion 2010. Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko / Reuters

More answers to the ANC's ills, but are these youth veterans asking the right questions?

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Minister Mosebenzi Zwane visits Harmony Gold's Doorknob Mine, 20 Oct 2015 (GCIS)

Chamber of Mines: Mining Charter is 'illegal', 'unconstitutional' and 'stupefying'

By Greg Nicolson

Never forget Marikana: Interview with the Alan Paton award winner Greg Marinovich

By Greg Nicolson
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: What do we need after Zuma?

By Raymond Suttner
Photo of President Jacob Zuma by Greg Nicolson / Daily Maverick

Op-Ed: The arrogance of Jacob Zuma and his faction of loyalists

By David Reiersgord
Photo: (Left) Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba speaks at the Infrastructure Africa Business Forum in Sandton, Johannesburg on Tuesday, 16 July 2013. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA; (Right) South Africa's Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas arrives for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's 2016 Budget address in Cape Town in this February 24 photo. (GCIS)

TRAINSPOTTER: Exclusive — Leaked letters expose fight over Border Management Authority

By Richard Poplak
Photo: President Jacob Zuma at Siyanqoba Rally in Soweto, 8 January 2017. (Greg Nicolson)

Analysis: The ANC's Top Nine proposal will not address real issues

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: School children from Kgotlelelang wait to greet Argentina soccer coach Diego Maradona in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria January 19, 2010. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Op-Ed: Our country needs a compelling dream that pulls all of us forward and inspires us to work together

By Marius Oosthuizen
Photo: Traditional Leaders in attendance of the Africa Day celebration held at University of Pretoria, Mamelodi Campus.  24 /05/2015 Kopano Tlape GCIS

Op-Ed: A veneer of legality to disguise total system failure of traditional councils

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

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

By Greg Nicolson
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