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27 July 2017 18:50 (South Africa)
South Africa

GroundUp: State mental health patients are being held in prisons

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Photo: St Albans Prison entrance, Port Elizabeth. Photo: Google Maps/Street View
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The Soyuz booster rocket FG with Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft is rolled out to the launch pad by train at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, 26 July 2017. Expedition 52-53 crewmembers Paolo Nespoli of European Space Agency, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos, and Randy Bresnik of NASA are scheduled to launch on the Soyuz MS-05 to the International Space Station (ISS) on 28 July 2017. The Expedition 52/53 crew will spend more than four months together aboard the orbital complex before returning to Earth in December.

While you were sleeping: 27 July 2017

By John Stupart
Original photo: Makhosi Khoza (Wikimedia Commons)

Analysis: The disciplinary dance over Makhosi Khoza could lead to another proxy fight

By Stephen Grootes
Screen grab from Ep1 of Politically Aweh

POLITICALLY AWEH: Ep. 1 – Dr Makhosi Khoza, death threats and extreme ill-discipline (Video)

By Politically Aweh
Photo by Lamdogjunkie via Flickr.

Scorpio & amaBhungane #GuptaLeaks: Let’s hear it for the good guys

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
Photo: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, interviewed by South African journalist Hennie Serfontein in the 1980s. (Photo: South African Council of Churches)

Hennie Serfontein: The passing of a giant of the pen

By John Matisonn
Photo: Minister Pravin Gordhan, Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas and Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago during the pre-Budget speech media briefing at Imbizo Centre in Parliament. (Photo: GCIS)

State Capture: Stop sitting on the fence, take a stand – Gordhan

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: ANC Deputy Secretary General Jessie Duarte and Secretary General Gwede Mantashe at the Policy Conference, 5 July 2017, Nasrec (Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee)

ANC NEC & Lekgotla: Never mind the factional poetics, focus on the economy

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Singer Chester Bennington of Linkin Park performs during the second day of the 43rd edition of the Pinkpop Music Festival at Landgraaf, in the south of the Netherlands, 27 May 2012 (reissued 20 July 2017).  EPA/MARCEL VAN HOORN

Mental Health: Chester Bennington and the demons he knew – and we know

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: President Jacob Zuma participates in the Second Extraordinary Summit of the Volunteering Nations on the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC). AU Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 09/11/2016, Elmond Jiyane, GCIS

Right of Reply: South Africa IS doing its bit to ensure the stability of our region

By Clayson Monyela
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Gupta associate Salim Essa sells shares in Trillian Holdings

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Helderstroom Prison in the Western Cape. Satellite photo from Google Maps.

GroundUp: Catch 22 for refugee in prison

By GroundUp
Photo: Friday 28 July is the final day to comment on the the Cybercrimes and Cybersecurity Bill. Image: Hypnobay on Pixabay (public domain)

GroundUp: Cybercrimes Bill threatens our freedom

By GroundUp
Photo: Aerial view of the the Somerset Hospital Precinct and surrounds. Photo from the Western Cape government’s proposal

GroundUp: Province proposes affordable houses near Waterfront

By GroundUp
PHOTO: Kapil Garg. (Facebook)

News24: Indian IT guru linked to fake WMC sites

By News24
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Convention goers participate in a photo shoot for people dressed as Marvel Comics characters during the second day of the Comic Con International 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, USA, 21 July 2017.

While you were sleeping: 26 July 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Minister Malusi Gigaba, Deputy Minister Sifiso Buthelezi, South African Revenue Service Commissioner, Mr Tom Moyane, 3 April 2017 (Photos GCIS)

Tax Season: Systemic IT glitch raises red flags at SARS

By Marianne Thamm
Photo by Neil Moralee via Flickr.

HairGate Rebooted: Another Gauteng school penalises black girls because of their hair

By PUSELETSO NTHATE
Photo by Andrew Thrasher via Flickr.

TRAINSPOTTER: The ageless, never-ending government/corporate collusion porno

By Richard Poplak
Photo: President Jacob Zuma welcomed by Eskom CEO Brian Molefe at Eskom Headquarters in Megawatts, Sunninghill on his monitoring visit to the state owned power utility.  06/05/2016 Kopano Tlape GCIS

SCORPIO: In addition to his R30m Eskom pension bonanza, Brian Molefe also got a R1.3m tax discount

By PAULI VAN WYK
Photo: Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu (GCIS), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (GCIS), Parliament Speaker Baleka Mbete (EPA)

ANC Leadership Race: Lindiwe Sisulu & Baleka Mbete set to go against Dlamini-Zuma, but are they to be taken seriously?

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: President Jacob Zuma addresses Eskom staff at Eskom Headquarters in Megawatts during his monitoring visit to the state owned power utility, 6 May 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Parliament & State Capture: Inquiry into Eskom's role passes first hurdle, but is it just a show of form?

By Marianne Merten
Photo: GCIS staff members raise their voices against rape at the “Day of Action Against Rape” in Pretoria, 11 Feb 2013. (GCIS Photo)

Op-Ed: Education and policies are vital in fight against rape culture

By Kirsten Whitfield
Raymond Suttner

Op-Ed: State Capture and Beyond

By Raymond Suttner
Image: Urban designer Azraa Rawoot’s impression of what he Tafelberg site could have been as a mixed-use and social housing development

GroundUp: Sea Point Jewish residents and domestic workers meet over Tafelberg

By GroundUp
Photo: A resident watches as police try to create calm and stop a protest in Military Road. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Steenvilla social housing residents protest against evictions

By GroundUp
Original photo by Gallo Images.

amaBhungane & Scorpio #GuptaLeaks: Another German software giant implicated in ‘kickback’ payments

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
Photo: President Jacob Zuma and Human Settlements Minster Lindiwe Sisulu launch the country’s biggest social housing project in Imbali Township, in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal Province. 01/04/2017, Elmond Jiyane, GCIS

ANC Leadership Race: Finding a place on the slate may prove difficult for Lindiwe Sisulu

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Zwelibanzi Dalindyebo speaks to journalists after handing over a memorandum to government officials in Pretoria July 10, 2013. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham

Op-Ed: Will the new TCB live up to its promises?

By NYASHA KARIMAKWENDA & PHILILE NTULI
Photo: Ahmed Timol.

Timol inquest: A testimonial to a wounded country

By Greg Nicolson