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20 November 2017 07:52 (South Africa)
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While you were sleeping: 20 November 2017

  • 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.

BY EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK
Zimbabweans watch as President Robert Mugabe addresses the nation live on national TV in Harare, Zimbabwe, 19 November 2017. This comes a day after tens of thousands of people toke to the streets of the capital to call for President Mugabe to step down.
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Evita's Free Speech: Ep.117 – Evita draws a line in the sandbox of power (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: A woman holds up some of the vegetables she has grown in a garden in Cape Town, South Africa, made possible through the Abalimi Bezekhaya voluntary association, supported with funding from Australia. The garden helps improve food security through improving production, and generating income for the farmers involved. Photo: Kate Holt/Africa Practice (flickr)

ParlyBeat: Billions needed for food security plan, MPs hear

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Photo: The psychologist for the Komape family, Stephen Molepo, spent the entire day on the stand in the Limpopo High Court. Photo: Ciaran Ryan

GroundUp: Michael Komape case – psychologist describes suffering of drowned boy’s family

By GroundUp
Photo: Nobel Prize of Economy Joseph Stiglitz speaks during a conference in the frame of the Annual Meeting of International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank (WB), in Lima, Peru, 09 October 2015. Stiglitz made a call to ‘rewrite the rules of the market’ to fight inequality. EPA/Ernesto Arias

Joseph Stiglitz: South Africa must continue with intellectual property reforms

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: A South African woman carrying her baby rests against a fence with thousands of South Africans waiting in line outside Guguletu Social Services office to register for a Social Relief of Distress Grant, Gugulethu, Cape Town, South Africa 28 January 2009. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

SassaGate: CPS accused of making R614m more than declared on grants

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Hlengewi Mthembu massages the hands of her husband Nkosinathi at their home in Esikhawini township, near Empangani, in South Africa’s Kwa-Zulu Natal province October 13, 2005. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Health-e News: If we’re going to beat TB, SA needs to wake up first

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo: (Left) Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma in KwaMhlanga; (right) Cyril Ramaphosa in Nelspruit, both on Saturday, 18 November 2017 (both photos from Twitter)

ANC Leadership Race: Dlamini Zuma and Ramaphosa seek support in Mpumalanga

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Students from University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) protest during the third week of ongoing protests against the cost of higher education, Johannesburg, South Africa, 03 October 2016. EPA/CORNELL TUKIRI

Analysis: A problem less discussed – the high cost of university dropouts

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: A Collapsed cliff at the Tormin Mine on the West Coast. Communities affected by mining want a greater say in the Mining Charter. Photo supplied by an anonymous third-party

GroundUp: Victory for community organisations in Mining Charter battle

By GroundUp
Photo: Zimbabwean refugee artist Lovemore Kupeta hangs his works on a security fence at a busy street intersection in the affluent suburb of Sandton in Johannesburg, South Africa, 02 November 2007. Photo EPA/JON HRUSA

Zimbabweans in SA look north – will anything change?

By ORATENG LEPODISE
Photo: Chris Hani's killer Janusz Walus Photo: eNCA

Hani Killer: Janusz Walus denied parole

By Nkateko Mabaso
Photo: Hundreds of people queue in long lines to take part in the 2014 general elections in Diepsloot. (Photo: GCIS)

By-Elections: Mixed results amid low turn-outs

By Wayne Sussman
Photo: Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu during the Social Protection, Community and Human Development Cluster media briefing, 2015. (Photo: DoC)

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By SARA GON
BY SHAUN SWINGLER/DAILY MAVERICK
A Zimbabwean Army armoured personnel carrier is seen parked in Harare. As of the end of Thursday, the Zimbabwean military remained squarely in control of the country.

While you were sleeping: 17 November 2017

By John Stupart
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State Capture: HSBC continues to investigate its links to Gupta family

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Chad le Clos of South Africa on his way to win the men’s 200m Butterfly final during the 17th FINA Swimming World Championships in the Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary, 26 July 2017. EPA/TAMAS KOVACS HUNGARY OUT

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Photo: A general view shows the Lethabo coal fired power station run by Eskom in Johannesburg, South Africa, 03 January 2017. Photo: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Op-Ed: Eskom’s sales, revenue and debtor management challenges

By C Yelland & Y Groenewald
Photo: This is the pit latrine that Michael Komape drowned in. This photo was taken by Charles Malebana shortly after the incident. It was admitted as evidence on Wednesday.

GroundUp: Family wants to get rich out of Michael Komape’s death, argues state

By GroundUp
Photo: City officials demonstrate water distribution points that will be set up around Cape Town if the city runs out of water and reaches ‘Day Zero’. Photo: Leila Dougan/Chronicle

Water Crisis: City of Cape Town reveals plan for 200 distribution points in the event of ‘Day Zero’

By AYANDA CHARLIE and LEILA DOUGAN
Photo: ANC uniforms were sold ahead of Mangaung conference, Bloemfontein, 16 November 2o12. (Greg Nicolson)

ANC Leadership Race: Desperate moves at branch level as clock ticks to December

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Then Director for Strategy and Knowledge Management for the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme Gengezi Mgidlana addressing the Plenary at the 36th session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), FAO headquarters (Plenary Hall). 12 October 2010, Rome. (Photo by FAO)

Parliamentary Reporter’s Notebook: Furore erupts over audit report undermining Gengezi Mgidlana’s disciplinary

By Marianne Merten
Photo: DA Manifesto Launch, 23 April 2016, Johannesburg. (Greg Nicolson)

Analysis: With ANC struggling to perform, the DA hopefuls compete for Gauteng leadership

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams (R) walks past his deputy Adv Nomgcobo Jiba as he leaves at the end of a media  briefing in Pretoria, South Africa, May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

AfriForum’s private prosecution plan under way with Jiba in sights

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: John Moodey (DA photo) and Ghaleb Cachalia (Greg Nicolson)

DA’s 2019 Gauteng ambitions divide party ahead of provincial election

By Greg Nicolson
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Notes From The House: R550m bill for ‘prestige’ real estate and maintenance – including minister’s R675k braai facility

By MOIRA LEVY
Photo: Voëlvlei is the second-largest dam supplying Cape Town’s municipal water. This photo is from May 2017. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp Op-Ed: Water crisis – the more we know, the better we can respond

By GroundUp
Photo: HSBC's City of London branch, 24 April 2015. Photo: Andy Rain/(EPA)

State Capture: HSBC SA warned London of Gupta money laundering – Peter Hain

By Marianne Thamm
BY EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI
A woman reads a copy of the special edition of a local daily in Harare, Zimbabwe, 15 November 2017. The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has reportedly taken control over the government of President Robert Mugabe. The army seized the national broadcaster's headquarters (ZBC) on 14 November night. The military denied it staged a coup d'etat.

While you were sleeping: 16 November 2017

By John Stupart
Main photo: A file picture dated 12 June 1987 shows US president Ronald Reagan (R) and German chancellor Helmut Kohl (L) waving as Reagan visits the Berlin Wall in West Berlin, Germany on the occasion of Berlin’s 750th anniversary. EPA/ROLAND HOLSCHNEIDER

Declassified: Apartheid Profits – German U-boats

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