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19 January 2018 13:57 (South Africa)
South Africa

Cape Town Mafia: Court hears about murder and mayhem on the city streets

  • Marianne Thamm
    Marianne Thamm
Photo: Cape Town at night, by Villem van Valkenburg via Flickr
Photo: Supporters hold aloft material depicting newly elected ANC (African National Congress) President, Cyril Ramaphosa during the ANC 106th anniversary celebrations at ABSA Stadium, East London, South Africa, 13 January 2018. EPA-EFE/STR

Analysis: The shaking of South Africa’s political equilibrium, still a work in progress

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Sassa has called for bids from companies that want to provide cash payment services. Archive photo: Tariro Washinyira

GroundUp: Sassa to start paying grants through Postbank in February

By GroundUp
Photo: The train service on Cape Town’s central line has been suspended, leaving many commuters stranded. Photo: Tariro Washinyira

GroundUp: Cape Town’s central railway line is ‘a war zone’

By GroundUp
Photo: Keorapetse ‘Bra Willie’ Kgositsile (YouTube screengrab)

Tribute: A giant has fallen – Professor Keorapetse Kgositsile

By Alma-Nalisha Cele & L MOKGOROANE
Photo: Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille hosts a media briefing on the city’s Water Resilience Plan on 17 August 2017. Photo: Leila Dougan/Chronicle

#CapeWatergate: Mayor Patricia de Lille fights back on water mismanagement claims

By Rebecca Davis
File Photo: Pupils at Marhulana Primary School in Tembisa listen as President Jacob Zuma delivers an address in 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Back-to-school: Gauteng schools re-open amid multitude of challenges

File Photo: National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Advocate Shaun Abrahams reacts during a briefing to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services in parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 04 November 2016 EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Newsflash: Asset Forfeiture Unit eyes R50-billion in state capture loot

Photo: Lord Peter Hain (EPA)

Scorpio: Hogan Lovells declares 'disappointment' at Lord Hain accusations


While you were sleeping: 16 January 2018

By John Stupart

Op-Ed: De Lille crisis reveals DA factionalism and extreme centralisation

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille (Daily Maverick) and DA leader Mmusi Maimane (EPA)

Analysis: Patricia de Lille and the battle for the heart and soul of the (factionalised) DA

By Marianne Merten
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump makes opening remarks as he holds a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 10 January 2018. Pictured from left to right: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson; President Trump; US Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis; and US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. EPA-EFE/Ron Sachs / POOL

US, SA agree not to step in the by-product of Trump’s racist statement

Photo: Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille delivers a speech during a press conference for the Citylab at the Intercontinental Hotel in Paris, France, 23 October 2017. EPA-EFE/ETIENNE LAURENT

#CapeWatergate: DA hints Mayor De Lille to blame for water crisis mismanagement

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia De Lille. (Photo: Leila Dee Dougan for Daily Maverick)

Op-Ed: Untangling the web of rules governing the DA’s handling of its De Lille problem

By Jaap de Visser
Photo: Arnot Power Station (Eskom photo)

Scorpio: Gupta-linked Trillian and McKinsey’s assets to be frozen by order of High Court

Photo: Lord Peter Hain (EPA)

Scorpio: Lord Hain labels Moyane and Makwakwa ‘corrupt’, Hogan Lovells ‘either a willingly gullible or malevolent accomplice’


Evita's Free Speech: Ep.125 – Evita hopes the Cyril dawn is nigh! (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
File Photo: Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba. Photo: Greg Nicolson

Newsflash: Herman Mashaba sacks Joburg finance MMC for nepotism

By Greg Nicolson

A Boeing 737-800 passenger plane of Pegasus Airlines sits on a cliff crashed after going off the runway at Trabzon Airport in Trabzon, Turkey, 14 January 2018. According to reports, the aircraft flying from Ankara to Trabzon went off the tarmac after landing on 13 January. No injuries of the 162 passengers and 6 crew were reported in the accident.

While you were sleeping: 15 January 2018

Photo: Public Protector, Busissiwe Mkhwebane. (EPA)

Letter to the Editor: Mkhwebane’s perilous bid to ingratiate herself with a cornered Zuma

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Cape Town from Lion’s Head, by Jim Sher via Flickr.

Cape Town Mafia: Biggest underworld trial to expose politically connected in city’s economy of the night

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South African president Jacob Zuma reacts during a question and answer session in Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 22 June 2017.  EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Parliamentary Notebook: From a Zuma exit to State Capture and land expropriation, a rocky year ahead

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Levi Saunders (Unsplash)

Health-e News: Intersex people urge government to ban genital mutilation

Photo: Jessye Lapenn, the Chargé D’Affaires at the U.S. Mission to South Africa, administered the oath to Peace Corps volunteers on September 22, 2017. Photo: US Embassy SA (flickr)

South African government to démarche US embassy official over Trump’s slur

File Photo: SA Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the third Science Forum South Africa held at CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, 7 December 2017 [Photo: GCIS]

Analysis: Winds of ANC change blowing strong

By Stephen Grootes
Photos: Suzy Bernstein

Theatre Review: Another One’s Bread – comedy packed with social commentary and political barbs

By Lesley Stones
Photo: School pupils from the Minerva High School in Alexandra township.

Op-Ed: Everything’s not hunky-dory in education, but there are positive trends

By Nicky Roberts
Photo: Cape Town's Mayor Patricia de Lille delivers a press conference during the C40 Mayors Summit Global Leadership on Climate Change Group, in Mexico City, Mexico, 01 December 2016. EPA/Sáshenka Gutiérrez

Stay of execution as De Lille faces 60 days of scrutiny

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Newly elected ANC President, Cyril Ramaphosa sings before delivering the main speech during the ANC 106th anniversary celebrations in East London, South Africa, 13 January 2018. EPA-EFE/STR

ANC’s 106th: In his Big Speech, Ramaphosa envisions a better party for SA's better future 

By Carien du Plessis