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21 August 2017 21:35 (South Africa)
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Photo: Members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) march through the streets of Cape Town in protest against high food, fuel and electricity prices August 6, 2008.  REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA)
Photo: Then Government Communication and Information System CEO Jimmy Manyi addresses a two day Government Communicators Forum (GCF) conference held at Velmore hotel in Centurion on 14 November 2011. Photo: GCIS

From cheerleader to owner: Mzwanele Manyi buys TNA and ANN7

By Greg Nicolson
By EPA/Quique Garcia
Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, right, pay their respects to the victims outside the Liceu Theatre, on the site of a deadly van attack in Barcelona, Spain, on 19 August 2017. At least 14 people were killed and about 130 others injured after cars crashed into pedestrians on the La Rambla boulevard in Barcelona and on a promenade in the coastal city of Cambrils on 17 August.

While you were sleeping: 21 August 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Escalators out of poverty: in Comuna 13, a poor area in Medellin, Colombia, a giant 384-meter orange-roofed escalator, installed in 2011, scales the mountain in six sections. A journey that was previously all but impossible now takes just six minutes and makes it easier for residents to access economic opportunities located across the city.

Op-Ed: Don’t compensate the poor for their exclusion – focus on inclusion


UDF at 34: ANC Western Cape seeking solace and inspiration in bleak political times

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Derek Hanekom in Mangaung 17 December 2012. Photo Greg Marinovich / Daily Maverick

No Confidence Vote aftermath: ANC moves on Derek Hanekom

By Janet Heard
Main photo by Marelise van der Merwe.

Sunday, bloody Sunday: Bishop Lavis mourns

By Marelise van der Merwe

Letter to the Editor: We refute baseless accusations against Joe Modise

By Daily Maverick
Photo:  Grace Mugabe (R) speaks to her husband President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe (L) at a welcome home event at Harare International airport, Harare, Zimbabwe, 24 September 2016. EPA/AARON UFUMELI

Disgrace 2.0: Just like Omar al-Bashir, Grace Mugabe allowed to flee South Africa


Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: ‘Urgent’ state capture probes slow to kick off

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana delivers an address at a Youth Development Expo at the Halala Community Hall, Block H, in Soshanguve, Pretoria, 3 October 2015. (Photo: GCIS)

Mduduzi Manana, the demise of the political centre and rise of citizen power

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Criselda Kananda-Dudumashe’s book cover. The book was written by ‘God's favourite daughter’.

Health-e News: SANAC board membership for Manto’s favourite, Criselda Kananda-Dudumashe?

Photo: The 2017 Rugby Championship game between South Africa and Argentina at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth on 19 August 2017 © Deryck Foster/BackpagePix

Rugby Championships: The Paper Round – The Boks are back, sort of

By Antoinette Muller

Evita's Free Speech: Ep.104 – Evita shows proof with grace (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana launching the Ekurhuleni East Tvet College Daveyton Campus - 26 May 2017 (GCIS)

Manana: Deputy Higher Education Minister resigns following assault charges

By News24
Photo: Zimbabwean First Lady, Grace Mugabe during a pre-2018 election rally event at the Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera, about 100 kilometers east of Harare, Zimbabwe, 02 June 2017. Photo: EPA/AARON UFUMELI

Grace Mugabe: Plans afoot to grant diplomatic immunity once the Zimbabwean first lady is on home soil

Photo: Thabang (L) and Solly Mathebula (R) carry water containers at their two-roomed shack in Mankweng village, in Limpopo. Photo: EPA/JON HRUSA

GroundUp: Residents compel Limpopo municipality to provide clean water

By GroundUp
Photo: Grant beneficiaries raised problems with their green cards at a meeting in Ceres in July organised by the Black Sash. Photo: Esley Philander, Black Sash

GroundUp: How Net1 will make money after social grant contract ends

By GroundUp
Photo: Chris Hani

Hani Killer: Janusz Walus' fate back in Masutha's hands

By News24

Gordhan vs Guptas: Oakbay gets a back-handed victory

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: False start to Parliament’s state capture probe

By GroundUp
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa with KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu during the World AIDS Day Commemoration in Port Shepstone, 9 December 2015. (Photo: GCIS)

ANC KwaZulu-Natal: A test case before Mantashe signs off figures for December conference

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: In court, Professor David Nutt, head of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College, London, pointed out that decriminatlisation of cannabis and other drugs had proved to be an effective way of reducing crime. Photo:  Felipe Trueba/(EPA)

The Cannabis Chronicles: On the upside of moral panic

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: Outspoken ANC MP was axed from her position as chairperson of parliament’s public service and administration committee on Thursday. Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Makhosi Khoza: Cadre with a conscience removed as ANC discipline is the new factional stick

By Marianne Merten
Photo: The African Christian Democratic Party is pushing to place further obstacles in the way of women accessing abortion services. File photo: Nic Bothma/(EPA).

Analysis: Proposed changes to SA’s abortion law would be (more) bad news for women

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Indebted South Africans are feeling the pinch of the country’s junk status. Photo: Kai Oberhauser/(Unsplash)

Notes from the House: SA’s economic woes bring new urgency to debt relief reforms

Photo: US cyclist Benjamin King (R), of Dimension Data team; Spaniard Marcos Jurado, of Burgos BH team; Dutch Etienne Van Empel (2-L), of Roompot team; and French Antoine Duchesne (L), of Direct Energie team, compete during the fouth stage of Vuelta a Burgos cycling race over 147 km between Bodegas Nadal and Clunia, Burgos, northern Spain, 04 August 2017. EPA/Santi Otero

#BicyclesChangeLives: Qhubeka and Team DD a reminder that not everything has gone to hell in a handcart

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Concerns have been raised about the behaviour of some blue light convoy drivers. Here, ministerial cars – which make use of blue lights – are parked at Parliament. Photo: Janet Heard

Gauteng blue light convoy crash raises questions about risks to other drivers

Photo: Informal traders with no water or electricity sell food cooked over open fires in a shack at the entrance to the construction site of Soccer City, the venue for the final of the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup in Soweto, South Africa, 16 January 2008. Photo:  EPA/JON HRUSA

Op-Ed: Don’t forget the woman worker this August

Makhosi Khoza remained unrepentant on Thursday evening after being removed from her position as parliamentary committee chairperson. Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Makhosi Khoza, Interrupted: ‘The ANC I joined is no longer there’

By Greg Nicolson