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22 June 2017 14:14 (South Africa)
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GroundUp: Knysna fire’s wake-up call

  • GroundUp
Photo: Duane Gervais, right, in the rubble of his uncle’s Knysna Heights house that was one of 846 houses in the Garden Route town gutted by fire
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
Main photo: Residents gather to meet on Wednesday morning at Wells Estate after mass evictions. Photo: Joseph Chirume

GroundUp: Second week of mass evictions and violent protests in Port Elizabeth

By GroundUp
Photo: Bird’s eye view of the waterfall above the gorge at the headwaters of Mabola river. Photo: Johnny Miller/AfricanDrone

Watership Down: The reality of mining Mabola

By Oxpeckers
Photo: The front page of WMC LEAKS.

SCORPIO: In the non-surprise of the year, WMCLEAKS.com smear campaign tracked to a Gupta associate

By Marianne Thamm and Jean Le Roux
Photo: Lifers in prisons across the country are demanding that parole be considered for them. (GroundUp)

GroundUp: Prisoners across the country demand parole hearings

By GroundUp
Photo: Carl Niehaus (Left), Mzwanele Manyi (centre), Kebby Maphatsoe (Right) – all photos courtesy of EWN.

Reporter’s Notebook: Journalism in the time of lies

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: South Africa’s Auditor-General (AG) Kimi Makwetu releases the audit results of the country's municipalities for the financial year 2012-13 in Pretoria on Tuesday, 30 July 2014. Picture: GCIS/SAPA

Analysis: Does the Auditor-General need more teeth?

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: House Chairperson of the National Assembly, Hon Cedric Frolick. (Photo by RSA Parliament)

Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: Factions and fractures in the House as committees start to probe #GuptaLeaks, sort of

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Julius Malema, the firebrand leader of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Etwatwa, a township near Benoni, South Africa. July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko.

Report: In appealing to elites, Malema mixes radicalism with new political savvy

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane. (GCIS)

Let slip the Dogs of War: How beneficiaries of state capture are protecting their project

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: President Jacob Zuma is seen with Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane at the SA Local Government Association (Salga) national conference in Midrand, Monday, 10 September 2012. Picture: GCIS/SAPA

Op-Ed: Fragmenting and diffusing state capture probe a recipe for disaster

By John Steenhuisen
Photo: House Chairperson of the National Assembly, Hon Cedric Frolick. (Photo by RSA Parliament)

Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: Four state capture probes mandated

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Marizanne Kapp of Protea Women during the ODI match between Protea Women and New Zealand White Ferns on 11 October 2016 at the Diamond Oval Kimberley Photo: Frikkie Kapp/BackpagePix

Cricket: Proteas look to lay the foundations of a legacy at the World Cup

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa speaking about the SoNA at the New Age Business Briefing breakfast at Grandwest in Cape Town. 18/06/2014 Kopano Tlape (GCIS)

Op-Ed: Unpacking Radical Economic Transformation

By Cyril Ramaphosa
Photo: Fareed Abdullah, former CEO of the South African National Aids Council, explained the shortcomings of the government’s new Aids plan in Durban on Thursday. Photo: Ashleigh Furlong

GroundUp: Former Aids council head criticises government plan

By GroundUp
Flames rise during a forest fire in Pedrogao Grande, Leiria District, central Portugal, 17 June 2017. About 180 firemen, 52 land vehicles and two planes are fighting to extinguish the fire.

While you were sleeping: 20 June 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: SSA director-general Arthur Fraser.

SCORPIO: SA’s spy boss implicated in massive tender fraud at Prasa

Photo: Knysna Heads fire, December 21 2009, Photo by Slack12 via Flickr

Inside the Knysna inferno: Smoke on The Water – what to save when you are about to lose it all

By Chris du Plessis
Photo: Paul Adams, Ashwell Prince, CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat, (CSA) President, Chris Nenzani, Robin Petersen and Makhaya Ntini during the T20 Launch on 31 May 2017 at Bidvest Wanderes Stadium © Sydney Mahlangu /BackpagePix

Analysis: What does the T20 Global League mean for cricket in South Africa?

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Police officers patrol the streets of Bekkersdal, west of Johannesburg October 25, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Op-Ed: Constitutionality of Gatherings Act challenged

By Ntuthuzo Ndzomo

Explainer: What is Cricket South Africa’s T20 Global League?

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Sidney Frankel

Sexual assault ruling scrapping 20-year charges limit ‘enormous’

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane (GCIS)

Analysis: Public Protector’s strange Absa report, and disturbing attack on Reserve Bank

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane (YouTube via TechCentral)

Rand tanks as Public Protector opens Pandora’s Box on currency laws

By News24
Photo: People living in shacks in backyards have been occupying vacant land in Khayelitsha. Photo: Barbara Maregele

GroundUp: Khayelitsha backyarders clash with police

By GroundUp

Captura Continua: Will the Guptas determine the ANC succession race?

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Tina Benko, left, portrays Melania Trump in the role of Caesar’s wife, Calpurnia, and Gregg Henry portrays President Donald Trump in the role of Julius Caesar during a dress rehearsal of The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar in New York. File photo provided by The Public Theater.

A Comedy of Terrors: Donald Trump v Julius Caesar

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Mineral Resources Minister, Mosebenzi Zwane addresses members of the media on his visit to Harmony Gold's Doornkop Mine. (Photo: GCIS)

Zwane’s Mining Charter: Risking jobs in a recession

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: President Jacob Zuma during the swearing-in ceremony of the new Minister of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Joseph Zwane, Pretoria, 23 September 2015 (GCIS)

Op-Ed: Who will really gain from the new version of the Mining Charter?

By James Lorimer