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12 December 2017 11:00 (South Africa)
South Africa

Op-Ed: UK must investigate all bank accounts held in London by any SA state-owned company – Peter Hain


    Peter Hain’s childhood was in South Africa until his anti-apartheid activist parents were forced into exile in 1966 after being jailed and banned. From 1969 he led campaigns to stop white South African sports tours. In 2015 he received the OR Tambo National Award for his contributions to the liberation struggle. A former British MP and Cabinet Minister, he is now in the House of Lords.

Photo: Britain’s then Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain, during his keynote speech at the Labour Party’s annual conference, in Manchester, England, Thursday 28 September 2006. EPA/RICHARD LEWIS
Photo: Businessman Keith Keating slipped in to the SCOPA hearing at parliament to observe proceedings on November 28. The DA then dropped bombshell revelations that implicated Keating. Photo: Marianne Thamm.

SAPS/SITA capture: IPID raid businessman Keith Keating and Phahlane's homes

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: The Constitutional Court has ruled that it is constitutional for the state to offer bursaries that give preference to students from rural areas specialising in an African language. Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Court rules in favour of mother tongue education

By GroundUp
Photo: Cape Town’s largest dam, Theewaterskloof, is down to less than 24% of its capacity. Photo from 11 May: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Drought – Has Cape Town planned properly for Day Zero?

By GroundUp
Photo: Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi speaking during the Stop TB Conference held at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Cape Town. 31/01/2014 (Kopano Tlape/GCIS).

Heath minister warns of ‘unusually high number’ of babies with listeriosis, notably in Gauteng

Photo: Evita Bezuidenhout told the audience at The Gathering: ‘Luthuli House – the only active power station the ANC has bothered to build in the last 20 years.’ Photo: Daniel Born.

The Gathering (video, session 4): Evita Bezuidenhout

By Daily Maverick
Photo: A file photograph showing South African president PW Botha during his last election speech in Johannesburg, on 04 May 1987. Botha led white minority rule of the nation between 1978 and 1989. EPA/STF

Declassified: Apartheid Profits – Ties to Tel Aviv

By Open Secrets
Photo: Former African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma chats to South Africa’s deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa ahead of the African National Congress 5th National Policy Conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Soweto, South Africa, June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

ANC Leadership Race: Divisions rule on the Road to Unity

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Dr Chris Barnard

50 Years since the first heart transplant: What a piece of work is a man!

By J Brooks Spector
File photo: A photo made available 01 March 2010 shows an aerial view of Pollsmoor Maximum Security Prison. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Why we should care about inhumane prison conditions

By Ariane Nevin & Clare Ballard
Photo: Edward Munch: The Scream – SA style

Life Esidimeni: Gauteng health leaders continue with their denials

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Coach Allister Coetzee, during 2017 a Castle Lager Outgoing Tour Press Conference at Tsogo Sun Palazzo Hotel, Montecasino South Africa on 02 November 2017 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Rugby in Crisis: It’s not just Allister Coetzee who should be subject to a performance review

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Coffer dam mining from the shore on the west coast. (Supplied)

amaBhungane: Shortcomings of SA legislation exposed through controversial shoreline mining of Alexkor and West Coast Resources

Photo of Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa by Greg Nicolson / Daily Maverick.

Ramaphosa: The myths, the man – and the making of a president?

By John Allen

Street Talk: GATVOL Part II (Video)

By Street Talk
Photo: Aaron Burden/Unsplash

Open Letter to the next South African president: Get an urgent plan to eradicate illiteracy

By Nic Spaull and David Carel
Photo: Kimberly Farmer/(Unsplash)

Education shocker: SA child reading rates far lower than hoped

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Minister of State Security David Mahlobo during a Pre-Budget Vote media briefing, 27 April 2016 (Siyabulela Duda/GCIS)

The Principal Agent Network (PAN) Dossier, Part 2: Bugging the auditors – dumb and dumber

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Former Eskom CFO,  Anoj Singh.

Parliament: Eskom State Capture 2.0 – Governance by plausible deniability, memory lapses and competing documents

By Marianne Merten
Photo: A learner walks past school bags on the first day of school at General Alberts Primary School in New Redruth, Alberton, Wednesday, 9 January 2013. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Another Gauteng school embroiled in a principal appointment row

Photo:  The Constitutional Court of South Africa hosts a ceremony in honour of former Chief Justice Pius Langa in the Court Chambers. (Photo: GCIS)

GroundUp: Don’t separate husbands and wives in shelters, says court

By GroundUp
Photo: Residents facing eviction from the Steenvilla social housing complex erected burning barricades in July. All photos: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: What happens when people in state housing cannot pay the rent?

By GroundUp
Romain Jordan Sebastian Imadouchine from France reacts during the men's 85kg weight class Snatch competition at the Weightlifting World Championships at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, USA, 03 December 2017.

While you were sleeping: 5 December 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Some of the hundreds of activists who demonstrated against canned lion hunting outside a popular lion park near Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 March 2015. Photo: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Op-Ed: Hunters and predator breeders take aim at Star journalist

By Don Pinnock
Photo: Gwede Mantashe and Jessie Duarte at the ANC policy conference on 4 July 2017 in Nasrec. (Ihsaan Haffejjee)

ANC Leadership Race: With branches’ cards revealed, a tough, tight contest looms

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Former Minister of State security, David Mahlobo, and President Jacob Zuma at the ANC policy conference, 5 July 2017, Nasrec.

The Principal Agent Network (PAN) Dossier, Part 1: Zuma and Mahlobo knew about Arthur Fraser’s rogue intelligence programme

By Marianne Thamm

AmaBookaBooka goes book in time with Imraan Coovadia

By Jonathan Ancer
Raymond Suttner

Op-Ed: ANC in December – what is at stake?

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: This is the pit latrine that Michael Komape drowned in. This photo was taken by Charles Malebana shortly after the incident. It was admitted as evidence to the Polokwane High Court.

Schools Without Dignity: Lessons of Michael Komape’s death not learnt by Limpopo education department

Photo: Former Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana delivered an address at a Youth Development Expo at the Halala Community Hall, Block H, in Soshanguve, Pretoria, 3 October 2015. (Photo: GCIS)

Op-Ed: Look beyond the 16 Days and hold leaders accountable

By Nabeelah Mia