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24 January 2018 09:50 (South Africa)
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While you were sleeping: 24 January 2018

  • John Stupart
    John Stupart
    John Stupart

    John Stupart is the editor of the African Defence Review. He has completed his masters in War Studies at Kings College and has blathered endlessly on several mediums on all things pertaining to African defence policy, strategic, operational and tactical challenges. Most importantly, he brings you DailyMaverick's First Thing daily newsletter each morning.


South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela performs on stage during the Safaricom International Jazz Festival in Nairobi, Kenya, 12 August 2016.
Original Photo: Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini announces grant beneficiaries during a joint media briefing with NSFAS at Tshedimosetso House in Pretoria. South Africa. 10/01/2016. Photo: Siyabulela Duda

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Photo: Grand Cafe and Beach, Cape Town. Photo: Klaus Nahr (Flickr)

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By Marianne Thamm
Anoj Singh

Eskom Inquiry: Former CFO Anoj Singh joins the growing queue of the ‘I don’t know’, ‘I can’t say’, ‘It wasn’t me’

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Students engage in a protest meeting on the University of Cape Town (UCT) campus under the banner #FeesMustFall, Cape Town, South Africa, 20 September 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Now’s the time for transformation to build excellence in higher education

By Mamokgethi Phakeng
Photo: South African musician Hugh Masekela performs during the Elbjazz Festival in Hamburg, Germany, 23 May 2014. EPA/DANIEL REINHARDT

Op-Ed: Hamba Kahle, Comrade Hugh Masekela

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Wheelchair, by Zeevveez via Flickr.

Op-Ed: Back to School – but not if you have a disability

By Anjuli Maistry
Photo: Former National Director of Public Prosecutions,  Mxolisi Nxasana. Photo: EWN

NPA: Former prosecutions head Mxolisi Nxasana files appeal papers in golden handshake saga

By News24

Letter to the Editor: Let us strive for a universal ethic

By Daily Maverick
Prof Sipho Seepe.

Right of Reply: Our challenges are much bigger than our obsession with President Jacob Zuma

By Sipho Seepe
Photo: Photo: Dan Gold/Unsplash

Op-Ed: Bracing for disaster, Capetonians can take deep breaths and save last drops of water

By Marelise van der Merwe

Street Talk: Pride in our heritage (Video)

By Street Talk
Photo: Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, who has been appointed to chair the State Capture inquiry, fielded questions from the media on 23 January 2018. Photo: Greg Nicolson

State Capture Inquiry: Waiting for Zuma’s terms of reference – Zondo

By Greg Nicolson
Main Photo: Hugh Masekela in concert in Kimberley, 2008. Photo: Steve Gordon/

RIP Hugh Masekela: A true South African legend

By Rebecca Davis

Protesters run from a police tear gas canister during fierce running battles after people took to the streets over crime in their area, Johannesburg, South Africa, 22 January 2018. 

While you were sleeping: 23 January 2018

By John Stupart
Photo: Ace Magashule at the ANC's 54th conference in Nasrec (Daily Maverick)

Analysis: When Ace Magashule met the National Press – pretty it was not

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Anoj Singh.

State Capture: Eskom CFO Anoj Singh resigns ‘with immediate effect’

By News24
Photo: Flickr

Op-Ed: Don’t let the City of Cape Town gaslight you — the water crisis is not your fault

By Jason Norwood-Young
Photo: A snowman on the roof of the Congress Centre on the eve of the 48th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, 22 January 2018. The meeting brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, chief executives and political leaders in Davos January 23 to 26. EPA-EFE/LAURENT GILLIERON

Op-Ed: A New Deal, by and for Davos - or The People?

By Luke Jordan

Op-Ed: Transitioning from Zuma to Ramaphosa

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu testified at the Life Esidimeni arbitration on Monday. Photo: Greg Nicolson

Life Esidimeni: Former Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu spins a web of confusion and deceit to shift the blame

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: A tap inside the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement in Hout Bay. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: How severe is the drought? A detailed look at the data

By GroundUp
Photo: Former Eskom CFO, Anoj Singh.

Notes from the House: Parliamentary Eskom inquiry to run parallel to Zuma’s State Capture probe

Photo by Timothy Swinson via Flickr.

#CapeWaterGate: Fear and loathing in the face of #DayZero

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: A well point is installed at a suburban home in Cape Town. Photo: Shaun Swingler.

#CapeWaterGate: Six ways in which Capetonians could be violating water regulations

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Bathabile Dlamini, Minister of Social Development (GCIS)

SassaGate Inquiry: The truth ‘lost in elaboration’ as belligerent Bathabile Dlamini glowers, blames and evades

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Robert Huang (right) with Khulubuse Zuma.

Scorpio: The curious case of ANC benefactor Robert Huang, a never-ending investigation and billions owed to SARS


Theatre Review: Hani – The Legacy is instantly infectious

By Lesley Stones
Photo: Guinea's President Alpha Conde, President-in-Office of the African Union (AU) speaks during a news conference after the closing session of the 5th African Union - European Union (AU-EU) summit in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 30 November 2017. EPA-EFE/LEGNAN KOULA

ISS Today: AU summit 30 – Clearer lines are needed when responding to a crisis

File Photo: Minister of transport, Joe Maswanganyi: Photo: GCIS

Newsflash: More than 1500 people died on SA roads over the festive season, but down on previous year