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23 January 2018 05:50 (South Africa)
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Analysis: When Ace Magashule met the National Press – pretty it was not

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    Stephen Grootes

    Grootes is the host of the Midday Report on 702 and Cape Talk, and the Senior Political Correspondent for Eyewitness News. He's been part of the political hack pack since before the Polokwane Tsunami, and covers politics in a slightly obsessive manner. Those who love him have recommended help for his politics addiction. He quotes Amy Winehouse.

Photo: Ace Magashule at the ANC's 54th conference in Nasrec (Daily Maverick)
Photo: Anoj Singh.

State Capture: Eskom CFO Anoj Singh resigns ‘with immediate effect’

By News24
Photo: Flickr

Op-Ed: Don’t let the City of Cape Town gaslight you — the water crisis is not your fault

By Jason Norwood-Young
Photo: A snowman on the roof of the Congress Centre on the eve of the 48th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, 22 January 2018. The meeting brings together entrepreneurs, scientists, chief executives and political leaders in Davos January 23 to 26. EPA-EFE/LAURENT GILLIERON

Op-Ed: A New Deal, by and for Davos - or The People?

By Luke Jordan

Op-Ed: Transitioning from Zuma to Ramaphosa

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu testified at the Life Esidimeni arbitration on Monday. Photo: Greg Nicolson

Life Esidimeni: Former Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu spins a web of confusion and deceit to shift the blame

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: A tap inside the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement in Hout Bay. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: How severe is the drought? A detailed look at the data

By GroundUp
Photo: Former Eskom CFO, Anoj Singh.

Notes from the House: Parliamentary Eskom inquiry to run parallel to Zuma’s State Capture probe

Photo by Timothy Swinson via Flickr.

#CapeWaterGate: Fear and loathing in the face of #DayZero

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: A well point is installed at a suburban home in Cape Town. Photo: Shaun Swingler.

#CapeWaterGate: Six ways in which Capetonians could be violating water regulations

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Bathabile Dlamini, Minister of Social Development (GCIS)

SassaGate Inquiry: The truth ‘lost in elaboration’ as belligerent Bathabile Dlamini glowers, blames and evades

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Robert Huang (right) with Khulubuse Zuma.

Scorpio: The curious case of ANC benefactor Robert Huang, a never-ending investigation and billions owed to SARS


Theatre Review: Hani – The Legacy is instantly infectious

By Lesley Stones
Photo: Guinea's President Alpha Conde, President-in-Office of the African Union (AU) speaks during a news conference after the closing session of the 5th African Union - European Union (AU-EU) summit in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 30 November 2017. EPA-EFE/LEGNAN KOULA

ISS Today: AU summit 30 – Clearer lines are needed when responding to a crisis

File Photo: Minister of transport, Joe Maswanganyi: Photo: GCIS

Newsflash: More than 1500 people died on SA roads over the festive season, but down on previous year

Photo:  Nomvula Nonjabe, a relative of a patient who survived the move from Life Esidimeni, joined demonstrators outside the arbitration on Monday. (Greg Nicolson)

Life Esidimeni: Qedani Mahlangu joins the blame game

By Greg Nicolson

Evita's Free Speech: Ep.126 – Evita has a hot flush! (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
File Photo: The sun sets behind the cooling towers of the Hendrina Power Station in Mpumalanga, August 29, 2011. Hendrina Power Station is currently one of the oldest operating power stations in South Africa. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Op-Ed: Foul air on the Highveld – the sour smell of environmental racism

By David Hallowes

Health-e News: Tackling rape culture in schools

Photo: News photographers capture a visual aid prior to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s press conference as the Senate continues work on ending the government shutdown in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 20 January 2018.  Photo: EPA-EFE/SHAWN THEW

US government shutdown affects embassy staff in SA

Photo: Some of the thousands of ANC supporters wait for party president, Jacob Zuma, to address them during the launch of the 2009 presidential election manifesto in East London, South Africa, 10 January 2009. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Zuma’s Exit: It’s no longer IF he goes – it’s When and How (amnesty or not)

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa flanked by Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe and Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, interacting with business leaders. Ramaphosa hosted the Team South Africa breakfast planning session ahead of South Africa’s participation in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos next week, 23-26 January. [Photo: GCIS]

Analysis: SA holds its breath as Ramaphosa solidifies his grip on ANC power

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: New ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa with Jacob Zuma in NASREC Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 18 December 2017. EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

TRAINSPOTTER: The House that Zuma built

By Richard Poplak
Photo: A resident of Cape Town collects drinking water from a mountain spring collection point in Cape Town, South Africa, 19 January 2018. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA.

Op-Ed: Cape Town, a city drowning in incompetence

By Nic Spaull
File Photo: Farmworkers are seen at a farm in Eikehof outside Johannesburg, September 30, 2008. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Op-Ed: What’s wrong with our land reform programme – will a commission really help?

By Terence Corrigan
Photo: A photograph made available on 10 June 2013 shows the sun rising behind a windmill near Johannesburg, South Africa, 06 June 2013. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Op-Ed: Economics curricula need to enter 21st century too

By Michael Nassen Smith
Photo: A general view of the critically low Theewaterskloof Dam in Villiersdorp, South Africa, 25 January 2017. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Analysis: A drought of nature compounded by a drought in leadership

By Marianne Merten
Photo by EPA.

Eskom Crisis: SA Government announces new board and removes executives facing corruption charges

By Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
Photo: Mayor Patricia de Lille speaks at a media briefing at a sports field in Maitland,  16 November 2017 . The mayor demonstrated the operation of the proposed water points should the city reach 'Day Zero'.

Water crisis: Curve balls and chaos at Cape Town council meeting reveal political games

By Marelise van der Merwe
Theewaterskloof dam in mid-winter, July 2017. Photo: Christiaan Sterfontein.

Council passes motion to strip Patricia De Lille of her powers over water crisis

By Marelise van der Merwe