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17 October 2017 15:04 (South Africa)
South Africa

Newsflash: Cabinet reshuffle announced, move appears to strengthen Zuma's hand

  • Marianne Merten
    Marianne Merten
Photo: Then Higher Education and Training Minister, Blade Nzimande, briefing media on the issues affecting higher education and on a meeting he had with higher education stakeholders, 26 January 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

While you were sleeping: 17 October 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: An Election Commission worker tears a ballot paper at a voting station during local municipal elections in Meyerton, Midvaal Municipality, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, 03 August 2016. EPA/KEVIN SUTHERLAND

Analysis: Currently undecided voters could decide SA’s future in 2019 and beyond

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: President Jacob Zuma with Rivonia Trialist Andrew Mlangeni during the 50th anniversary of Liliesleaf Farm gala dinner in Rivonia 11 July 2013. (Photo: GCIS)

Analysis: John Block and Marius Fransman stepped down when charged – why not the same action for President Zuma?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: A passenger passing a South African Airways (SAA) plane and the tailfin of another at OR Tambo, Johannesburg’s international airport, South Africa, 05 July 2013. EPA/UDO WEITZ

Op-Ed: Why does the government hold on to SAA?

Photo: A man surfs on top of a train in Cape Town. Photo: Ricardo Afrika

GroundUp: Train surfers risk their lives without fear of Metrorail’s security

By GroundUp
Photo: A commuter rides between carriages close to Nyanga station. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks.

GroundUp: Prasa says it’s on top of security problems

By GroundUp
Photo: Striking 10111 call centre workers marched to the Union Buildings, the office of the President. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

GroundUp: Police call centre workers march to Union Buildings

By GroundUp
Illustrative Photo: Ciprian Morar/(Unsplash)

#CapeWaterGate: Could towing an iceberg to Cape Town help solve future water problems?

By Rebecca Davis

AmaBookaBooka: Author’s triumphant return (after being killed) – A podcast

By Amabookabooka
Photo: A photographic collage was presented at the hearings by Section27  in memory of the mentally ill patients who died in the Esidimeni Life tragedy. The number of patients who died now stands at 141.  Photo: Section27.

Life Esidimeni: Former MEC Qedani Mahlangu needs to be put on the stand to tell us why

By Greg Nicolson
Photo:  Roland ‘Tiny’ Rowland (Evening Standard)

Declassified: Apartheid Profits – Tiny Rowland, a very British spy?

By Open Secrets
Vehicles burn at the scene of a massive explosion in front of Safari Hotel in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia, 14 October 2017. Reports state at least 20 peole have been killed when a truck bomb went off on a busy street in central Mogadishu. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but the country's Islamist militant group al-Shabab often carries out similar attacks in the capital.

While you were sleeping: 16 October 2017

By John Stupart

Evita's Free Speech: Ep.112 – Evita puts her life on the list! (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys

Letter to the Editor: Feinstein’s article besmirches the legacy of Joe Modise

By Daily Maverick
Main photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma at a rally in the Sekhukhune region in Limpopo on Sunday, 15 October. (Photo: Twitter)

ANC Leadership Race: In Limpopo, Dlamini Zuma attacks the demon of tribalism

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: ANC councillor Sindiso Magaqa, 34, was travelling in this car  when he was ambushed in July 2017 (the bullet holes are numbered with green police stickers). Magaqa was an Exco member in the Umzimkhulu municipality in KwaZulu-Natal and former secretary-general of the ANCYL. He survived the attack but died of apparent heart failure in hospital two months later. Photo: Carien Du Plessis.

Salga: Specialised unit recommended to tackle murder and intimidation of councillors


Street Talk: Gangsters of Delft (Video)

By Street Talk
Photo: A file photograph dated 23 May 2006 shows a child receiving a meal at a feeding scheme in Soweto. Photo: Jon Hrusa/(EPA).

Health-E News: Nutrition – a child’s first 1,000 days are what really counts

Photo: Protesters support the global call to action on tuberculosis and HIV/Aids in Cape Town by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) son 8 November 2007. South Africa was hosting the 38th Union World Conference on tuberculosis and lung health. Photo: Nic Bothma/(EPA).

New tuberculosis drugs are more effective and may be less toxic. Why are they still unavailable?

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: ANC’s leaders Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma in Polokwane, 18 Dec 2007. (Photo: Greg Marinovich)

Op-Ed: NPA must act speedily and in the interests of justice to bring finality in Zuma case

By Thabo Mbeki Foundation
Photo: President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa during a Women’s Day celebration held at Harry Gwala Multi-Purpose Centre in Sasolburg, Free State.09/08/2015 Kopano Tlape GCIS

ANC Leadership Race: Court applications as politics by other means

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Antonio Grosz/(Unsplash).

Right of Reply: Gun-free proponents make emotional claims

By Jonathan Wright
Photo:  Kensington High School in Cape Town, September 2014. (Photo: GCIS)

Matric 2017: Umalusi declares all systems ready for final exams

Photo: From left to right: Former Cape Times editor Tony Heard, Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, Philip Kgosana’s sister Louisa Makgopela, Kgosana’s wife Alice, Mayor Patricia de Lille and Kgosana’s son Bani. Photo: Yann Macherez

GroundUp: Philip Kgosana honoured in Cape Town

By GroundUp
Photo: Satellite view of Kropz’s Elandsfontein Phosphate Mine. Photo: DigitalGlobe

GroundUp: Urgent court action to stop mine using West Coast groundwater

By GroundUp
Photo: President Jacob Zuma is seen during a meeting with members of the SA Editors' Forum at the presidential guesthouse in Pretoria on Friday, 20 February 2015. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Analysis: State President, Accused No 1, 18 charges, 783 watertight counts

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma reacts during a discussion titled 'The Future of Africa's Democracies' at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 07 May 2010, on the last day of the 3-day meeting. Photo: EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Newsflash: SCA rules against Zuma and NPA in spy tapes appeal

US President Donald J. Trump (2-L) and First Lady Melania Trump (2-R) welcome Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau (L) and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau (R), at the South Portico of the White House in Washington DC, USA, 11 October 2017.

While you were sleeping: 13 October 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: A file picture dated 04 November 2016 shows South African National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Advocate Shaun Abrahams as he reacts during a briefing to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services in parliament, Cape Town, South Africa. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Zuma Spy Tapes Judgment Day cometh: Will Shaun Abrahams finally honour his oath of office?

By Marianne Thamm