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30 May 2017 14:57 (South Africa)
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While you were sleeping: 30 May

  • 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.

French President Emmanuel Macron (R-2) welcomes Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) at the Versailles Palace for a work meeting near Paris, France, 29 May 2017. Discussions between the two are expected to include the situation in Syria and Russia's veto position at the UN security council.
Photo: President Jacob Zuma addresses guests at the official launch of the Trans Africa Locomotive at Koedoespoort in Pretoria. 4 April 2017 (Photo: GCIS)

ANC NEC’s final surrender to Zuma-Gupta capture

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Photo: Ernest and Sipho Mashaba have been evicted several times from their Katlehong home even though they have paid for it. Photo: Ciaran Ryan

GroundUp: Families fight eviction while ‘epidemic’ of repossessions continues

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Photo: Photo of “Mary” by Greg Nicolson.

Analysis: What happened to the sex work report?

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Photo: Cape Town by Kyle Witting via Flickr

Op-Ed: ‘World Class’ – Cape Town’s contradictory Quality of Life

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Photo: Teacher Reginald Sikhwari poses for a picture with his class of grade 11 students at Sekano-Ntoane school in Soweto, South Africa, September 17, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Op-Ed: The crisis of public education – when the solution might become the problem

By Y Sayed, H Jacklin, S Muller & T de Kock
Photo: (Left) Fugitive Czech businessman Radovan Krejcir looks on at the Kemptonpark court July 6, 2007. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (Right) Paul O'Sullivan (Sally Shorkend / Maverick magazine)

Paul O’Sullivan wants Vodacom to pay legal costs incurred in Krejcir matter

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Jacob Zuma visits Vulindlela, 23 Jun 2016 (GCIS)

Analysis: Houses and the danger of political gift-giving

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: President Jacob Zuma and S’dumo Dlamini (Cosatu President) during the first day of COSATU’s 11th National Congress, celebrated at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand, 17 September 2012. (Jordi Matas)

Cosatu delegates rally behind Ramaphosa as S’dumo Dlamini’s position questioned

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Photo: Ben Stokes of England celebrates with teammate David Wiese of South Africa during the Momentum One Day International 4th match between South Africa and England at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 12, 2016 Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Cricket: Champions Trophy Group A preview – fixtures, squads, head-to-head stats and more

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Photo: Members of the tenth Salvadoran military contingent of UN's peacekeepers participate on an official ceremony held at a military facility in San Salvador, El Salvador, 09 February 2015. EPA/OSCAR RIVERA

ISS Today: We can honour UN peacekeepers by preventing conflicts

Photo: President Jacob Zuma addressing the Indigenous and Traditional Leaders Indaba held at Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg under the theme ‘Unity in Diversity – Together moving South Africa forward for an inclusive prosperous future’. 29/05/2017 Kopano Tlape GCIS

Analysis: Zuma’s 2019 options

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State Capture: ANC calls for judicial commission of inquiry

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Abo Mohammed pray the sunset prayers with his family, during the first day of Ramadan at al-Shaffouneh, rebel-held besieged Eastern Ghouta, outskirts of Damascus, Syria, 27 May 2017 (Issued 28 May 2017). Abo Mohammed's family locally emigrated several times, the family was from al-Qesa city which belongs to al-Marj side in Eastern al-Ghouta, they emigrated from al-Qesa to Hamoria after huge bombing, then they emigrated to al-Shaffouneh after a huge battle between the opposite forces in Eastern Ghouta. Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the night time and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts daily between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the Koran’s first verse was revealed during its last 10 nights.

While you were sleeping: 29 May 2017

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Theatre Review: ‘Kaktus’ sees Tannie Evita walking us through colonialism

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TRAINSPOTTER: The Escape to Dubai, and other e-mailed missives from the shadow state

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Photo: President Jacob Zuma and DA’s Helen Zille (both photos by Reuters)

Op-Ed: Zille and Zuma – a fading star, a black hole and the end of an era

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Photo: James Aguma (Ugandan Diaspora)

Analysis: Suspension of SABC’s Aguma a step in the right direction

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Main photo: Charlene (Health-e).

Health-e News: Sex workers to remain ‘criminals’, vulnerable to HIV?

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

State Capture: Letters provide the smoking gun but is it enough to topple Zuma?

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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

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Photo: Electricity pylons carry power from Cape Town's Koeberg nuclear power plant. Photo: Mike Hutchings / Reuters

Power Struggles: The answers on Eskom debt – but not from Eskom

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

Betrayal of the Promise: The Anatomy of State Capture

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: (Left) Conservative lobbyist and consultant Roger Stone speaks with the press in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, NY, USA, 06 December 2016. EPA/ALBIN LOHR-JONES. (Centre) A file picture dated 29 January 2008 of former US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Jack Kemp on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA. EPA/MATTHEW CAVANAUGH (Right) A file photo dated 03 May 2016 showing Paul Manafort (C), campaign advisor for US presidential candidate Donald Trump in New York, during 2016 campaign. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Book Extract: Buying the US presidency – the apartheid connection

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

Open Letter from the Stalwarts: For the sake of our future, take a stand and defend our revolution

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Photo: A Swedish air force Saab Gripen multi task fighter plane performs over the Waterkloof airforce base in South Africa in this November 1, 1998 file photo. REUTERS/Peter Andrews

Arms Deal: Now Quaker Peace Centre lodges claim for return of R35bn

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Ministers Bathabile Dlamini and Lynne Brown (GCIS)

Parliament: Two controversies. Two ministers, Dlamini and Brown. One approach: Deflection

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Letter to the Editor: Nuclear power plant construction is not a heavily veiled mega-project

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