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23 October 2017 04:36 (South Africa)
South Africa

Op-Ed: Students won’t tolerate being used as pawns in party poli-tricks

Photo: Students from Wits University demonstrate on campus during a fourth week of clashes with police forces during protests against the cost of higher education in Johannesburg, 10 October 2016. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/(EPA).
Photo: Then Minister of State Security, David Mahlobo chairing the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) cluster about the implementation of the cluster programme of action for the year, following the 2017 State of the Nation Address at a briefing held at Tshedimosetso House in Pretoria. 05/03/2017. By Ntswe Mokoena (GCIS).

Analysis: A Trillion Rand man, David Mahlobo

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: A well point is installed at a surburban home in Cape Town. Photo: Shaun Swingler.

#CapeWaterGate: ‘We need to start drilling for groundwater now’

By Leila Dougan
Photo: Minister Mosebenzi Zwane (GCIS), Brian Dames (EPA).

Parliament: Minister Zwane and former Eskom CEO Dames provide opposing takes on State Capture

By Marianne Merten
Photo: President Jacob Zuma is welcomed by the acting CEO of SAA, Musa Zwane and the Chairman of the SAA Board, Ms Dudu Myeni at the Airways Park in Kempton. 06/05/2016 Kopano Tlape GCIS

SAA: Yes, Dudu Myeni is out

Illustrative photo by Claudia Soraya @claudiasoraya

‘Danny Jordaan raped me’: Singer Jennifer Ferguson urges others to speak up

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: The new Welsh Secretary Peter Hain departs 10 Downing Street following a cabinet meeting in London, Britain, 09 June 2009. EPA/ANDY RAIN.

UK: Lord Hain to question role of UK and European financial institutions in State Capture

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini (GCIS via Flickr)

SassaGate Reloaded: Expert panel and AG warn of serious risk in future social grant payments

By Marianne Thamm
Filipino soldiers conduct a patrol in the ruined city of Marawi, southern Philippines, 17 October 2017. The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte announced that the city of Marawi is liberated after five months of fighting between the Philippine armed forces and rebels allied to the Islamic State terror group. Rodrigo Duterte's announcement came a day after the army killed Isnilon Hapilon, the self-proclaimed emir of the IS in Southeast Asia and leader of the Islamist rebels in the southern Philippines.

While you were sleeping: 18 October 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma during the G20 leaders retreat as part of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, 07 July 2017. EPA-EFE/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL/POOL

Cabinet Reshuffle Analysis: Jacob Zuma, the Disruptor-in-Chief

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Julius Malema (C), leader of South African opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), laughs during a question and answer session with president Jacob Zuma (not pictured) in Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 31 August 2017. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

TRAINSPOTTER: Julius Malema vs the Shuffleupagus

By Richard Poplak
Photo: President Jacob Zuma gestures during his opening address at the African National Congress 5th National Policy Conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Soweto, South Africa June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko.

Cabinet Reshuffle: Zuma may strike yet again before December

By Carien du Plessis
Base Photo: New South African bank notes featuring an image of former South African President Nelson Mandela are displayed at an office in Johannesburg January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Curious and Curiouser: McKinsey’s astonishing attempt at self-exoneration

Photo: Richard Tanswell/(Flickr)

Letter to the Editor: The SABC must not be recaptured under new board

By Right2Know
Photo: SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane addresses media during the announcement of Preliminary Outcome of Revenue Collections for 2016/2017 financial year Photo: GCIS.

Op-Ed: In defence of Tom Moyane at SARS

By Sandile Memela
Photo: Minister David Mahlobo chairing the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) cluster about the implementation of the cluster programme of action for the year, following the 2017 State of the Nation Address at a briefing held at Tshedimosetso House in Pretoria. 05/03/2017. Ntswe Mokoena (GCIS).

Cabinet Reshuffle: David Mahlobo’s appointment comes days after DEA gives Eskom nuclear site authorisation

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: People gather to cool off in the public swimming pools in Sea Point on 16 January 2016. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/(EPA)

#CapeWaterGate: The Cape Town swimming pools you can splash around in this summer

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: The newly installed Minister of Energy David Mahlobo and President Jacob Zuma at the ANC Policy Conference, 5 July 2017, Nasrec.

Cabinet Reshuffle: A worried South Africa responds

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Grant beneficiaries raised problems with their green cards at a meeting in Ceres in July organised by the Black Sash. Photo: Esley Philander, Black Sash.

GroundUp: Black Sash raises red flag over future of Sassa accounts

By GroundUp
Photo: Stellenbosch University campus. Photo: Stellenbosch University website.

Universities castigated for announcing increases before release of Fees Commission report

Photo: President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane Zuma appears at the Randburg Magistrate Court on December 11, 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Gallo Images / Daily Sun / Lucky Maibi)

Gerrie Nel’s bid to prosecute Duduzane Zuma fits the private prosecution bill

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: (background) President Jacob Zuma and S’dumo Dlamini (Jordi Matas); (middle) SACP general secretary Blade Nzimande attends Popcru’s national political school in Benoni, 22 August 2013. Photo: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Cabinet Reshuffle 2.0: Blowback from across political landscape, but furious SACP stays put for now

By 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)

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

By Marianne Merten

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