Knowledge is the new black.
20 August 2017 21:00 (South Africa)
South Africa

ISS Today: Marikana demands truth, justice and accountability

Photo: A policeman gestures in front of some of the dead miners after they were shot outside a South African mine in Rustenburg, 100 km (62 miles) northwest of Johannesburg, August 16, 2012. Photo: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
By EPA/Esteban Biba
People take part in the celebrations that honor the virgin of the merchants, the Virgin of Asuncion, during the festivities of the fair of Joyabaj, a small indigenous municipality, in Guatemala, 14 August 2017.

While you were sleeping: 16 August 2017

Photo: Grace Mugabe (EPA)

Vanishing Act: Grace Mugabe flees South Africa

Photo: South African Public Protector Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane speaks during a stakeholder meeting at the Community Hall in Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa, 05 May 2017. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Analysis: It is time to review the appointment of Busi Mkhwebane

By Janet Heard
Photo: Sihle Zikalala (Photo: Khaya Magenu/News24)

Crunch time for ANC as KwaZulu-Natal court battle gets under way

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: President Jacob Zuma. (EPA)

Op-Ed: Keeping faith, speaking truth to power

By Russell Pollitt

Secret funding of SA politics: Is the party over?

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: President Jacob Zuma with Minister Bathabile Dlamini during the 2017 National Women’s Day held at the Galeshewe Stadium, Kimberly in the Northern Cape under the theme ‘The year of OR Tambo Women United in moving South Africa Forward’. (Photo: GCIS)

Sassa Reloaded: Scopa again rings social grants alarm bell as process drags out

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi addresses ICT career education campaign at Lefatlheng Sports Ground in Moretele, North West. (Photos GCIS)

Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: A tough day in the factional trenches

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Caster Semenya of South Africa celebrates after winning the women's 800m final at the London 2017 IAAF World Championships in London, Britain, 13 August 2017. EPA/IAN LANGSDON

IAAF World Championships: SA’s six medals tell only half the story

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Members of the South African Police approach injured and dead Lonmin mine workers after they opened fire on the striking miners killing 34 and injuring 78, Marikana, Rustenburg, South Africa, 16 August 2012. EPA/Kevin Sutherland

Five years later, we haven’t learnt anything from Marikana

By Greg Nicolson
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman

Op-Ed: The no confidence vote – where to now?

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: The Constitutional Court sits for a hearing of African National Congress (ANC) President Jacob Zuma's application in Johannesburg March 11, 2008. Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko (Reuters)

Op-Ed: Medico-legal negligence claims case reaches ConCourt

By Sasha Stevenson
Photo: Knysna ablaze. (Photo: Ivo Vegter)

Knysna Blaze: Hunt is on for the fire starter

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Zama zamas march on the Department of Mineral Resources in Pretoria demanding to be legally recognised. Photo: Orateng Lepodise

Zama zamas demand mining permits from Minerals Minister Mosebenzi Zwane

Photo: Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen. (Photo: Government of Canada)

Learning from Canada’s refugee policy: Diversity is good for business

Photo: President Jacob Zuma in Marikana, 22 August 2o12. (Reuters)

Op-Ed: Marikana – Five Years of Injustice

By Peter Alexander
Photo: Project manager Zodwa Mvulane, acting Sassa CEO Pearl Bhengu, and Chief Financial Officer Tsakeriwa Chauke in Parliament on Tuesday.

GroundUp: Social grants – MPs accuse Sassa of deliberate delays

By GroundUp
Photo: Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane listens during a briefing at Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa October 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Reserve Bank and Parliament trump Public Protector as court sets aside remedial action to change Constitution

By Marianne Merten
Photo: A huge cooling tower for a power station in Soweto stands above the city on Thursday, 08 May 2003, after having been painted over months. Photo: KIM LUDBROOK (EPA)

Route Shut-down Eased: Uneasy peace settles over taxi ranks

Photo: South African policemen make arrests during an outbreak of xenophobic violence in Pretoria in February 2017. Photo: KIM LUDBROOK (EPA)

ISS Today: South Africa must move beyond its organised crime clichés

Photo by Alexandre Duret-Lutz via Flickr.

Students with disabilities disadvantaged at higher education level

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Brigadier Sonja Harri (Facebook)

Western Cape: Brigadier Sonja Harri helped thousands of victims. Now she is a victim herself – of Politics & Backstabbing

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Jacob Zuma. Photo: EPA / WEF

Analysis: What can Zuma do to the rebel MPs? Not much, actually

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: ANC Free State leader Ace Magashule in Mangaung, 18 December 2012. (Greg Nicolson / Daily Maverick)

ANC Free State: A symptom of a divided party

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Cape Town is facing a summer like never before. Without drastic action we really could run dry. Photo: Dan Gold/(Unsplash)

Op-Ed: Cape Town’s water future is bleak – it’s time to call in the groundwater experts

By Roger Parsons
Photo: Max Price

Op-Ed: We should think more carefully about what artworks are displayed in everyday public spaces

By Max Price
Photo: Atul Gupta, President Jacob Zuma.

Op-Ed: South Africa’s problem is greater and deeper than the Guptas, Zuma, and their cronies

By Mike Morris
Photo: Then Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba hands over birth certificates to newly born children at Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto during the Early Birth Registration campaign in partnership with Procter and Gamble. December, 2016. Photo: Kopano Tlape (GCIS)

Op-Ed: Six steps to fix South Africa’s Economy

Photo: Booths are set up on the National Assembly floor for the secret vote on the motion of no confidence in president Jacob Zuma, which took place a week ago. The ballot papers neither carried serial numbers nor MPs’ names. So unless someone confesses, how votes were cast remains speculation. Photo: Leila Dougan/(Daily Maverick Chronicle)

Reporter’s Parliamentary Diary: The knives are out for ‘the enemy’ within the ANC

By Marianne Merten