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While you were sleeping: 28 July 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/Maciej Kulczynski
National teams of Japan (white) and Australia during a Frisbee game during the World Games of the non-Olympic sports in Wroclaw, Poland, 21 July 2017.
Photo: Dladla’s house in the Blue Valley golf estate in Midrand, Gauteng. (Picture: News24)

News24, Scorpio & amaBhungane: Top Zuma bodyguard in kickback scandal


Book Review: As it was in the beginning – division, crisis and factionalism are part of the ANC’s DNA

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

Right of Reply: SARS is not falling apart, saying so is a misrepresentation of the facts

By Daily Maverick
Photo: ANC leadership at the policy conference, 5 July 2017, Nasrec. (Ihsaan Haffejee)

In the Guptas’ shadow: ANC lekgotla will talk economy, but mean electoral business

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Lonmin employees gather on a hill called Wonderkop at Marikana, outside Rustenburg in the North West Province of South Africa, August 15, 2012. The following day, 34 of them were dead, 78 were wounded. (Photograph Greg Marinovich)

What’s mine is mine: Lonmin and the secret claim on Marikana land

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: Anoj Singh (EWN)

Eskom CFO Anoj Singh is out. Finally.

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: St Albans Prison entrance, Port Elizabeth. Photo: Google Maps/Street View

GroundUp: State mental health patients are being held in prisons

By GroundUp
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

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
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

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

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