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22 October 2017 19:08 (South Africa)
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Health-E News: Nutrition – a child’s first 1,000 days are what really counts

Photo: A file photograph dated 23 May 2006 shows a child receiving a meal at a feeding scheme in Soweto. Photo: Jon Hrusa/(EPA).
Photo: Protesters support the global call to action on tuberculosis and HIV/Aids in Cape Town by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) son 8 November 2007. South Africa was hosting the 38th Union World Conference on tuberculosis and lung health. Photo: Nic Bothma/(EPA).

New tuberculosis drugs are more effective and may be less toxic. Why are they still unavailable?

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: ANC’s leaders Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma in Polokwane, 18 Dec 2007. (Photo: Greg Marinovich)

Op-Ed: NPA must act speedily and in the interests of justice to bring finality in Zuma case

By Thabo Mbeki Foundation
Photo: President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa during a Women’s Day celebration held at Harry Gwala Multi-Purpose Centre in Sasolburg, Free State.09/08/2015 Kopano Tlape GCIS

ANC Leadership Race: Court applications as politics by other means

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Antonio Grosz/(Unsplash).

Right of Reply: Gun-free proponents make emotional claims

By Jonathan Wright
Photo:  Kensington High School in Cape Town, September 2014. (Photo: GCIS)

Matric 2017: Umalusi declares all systems ready for final exams

Photo: From left to right: Former Cape Times editor Tony Heard, Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane, Philip Kgosana’s sister Louisa Makgopela, Kgosana’s wife Alice, Mayor Patricia de Lille and Kgosana’s son Bani. Photo: Yann Macherez

GroundUp: Philip Kgosana honoured in Cape Town

By GroundUp
Photo: Satellite view of Kropz’s Elandsfontein Phosphate Mine. Photo: DigitalGlobe

GroundUp: Urgent court action to stop mine using West Coast groundwater

By GroundUp
Photo: President Jacob Zuma is seen during a meeting with members of the SA Editors' Forum at the presidential guesthouse in Pretoria on Friday, 20 February 2015. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Analysis: State President, Accused No 1, 18 charges, 783 watertight counts

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma reacts during a discussion titled 'The Future of Africa's Democracies' at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 07 May 2010, on the last day of the 3-day meeting. Photo: EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Newsflash: SCA rules against Zuma and NPA in spy tapes appeal

US President Donald J. Trump (2-L) and First Lady Melania Trump (2-R) welcome Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau (L) and his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau (R), at the South Portico of the White House in Washington DC, USA, 11 October 2017.

While you were sleeping: 13 October 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: A file picture dated 04 November 2016 shows South African National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Advocate Shaun Abrahams as he reacts during a briefing to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services in parliament, Cape Town, South Africa. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Zuma Spy Tapes Judgment Day cometh: Will Shaun Abrahams finally honour his oath of office?

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Jacob Zuma at South Africa-Zimbabwe Bi-National Commission, 3 October 2017. (GCIS)

Op-Ed: The urgent need to reclaim our country and hammer out a vision together

By Bishop Malusi Mpumlwana

Op-Ed: KPMG – rearranging the deckchairs or stage-managing the facts? An insider’s perspective.

By Mooketsi 'Pop' Motsisi
Photo: Forgive us, Three Tenors.

Op-Ed: Is the alliance with the ANC and SACP the root cause of the problems in Cosatu?

By S Nondwangu, T Mokoena, R Jewison & M Phera
Illustrative photo: Priscilla du Preez/(Unsplash)

Right of Reply: There is no assault on academic excellence – Bozzoli got it wrong

By Daily Maverick
Photo: South African residents of the flooded informal shack settlement of Masiphumelele wait for food aid distribution in Cape Town, South Africa, 15 August 2013. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

The Right to Food: Government asked to hear cries of a hungry country

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Zweli Mkhize, Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma at the ANC Policy Conference, 5 July 2017, Nasrec. (Ihsaan Haffejee)

ANC Leadership Race: It’s all about the last push to woo branches now

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: A woman looks through a police cordon set up to separate opposing protest marches outside Parliament on 08 August 2017. Protesters in support and also against the call for President Zuma to step down took to the streets of Cape Town ahead of the motion of no confidence voted on in Parliament. Photo: Nic Bothma/(EPA).

Notes from the House: Leadership failures drag down police’s ability to reach NDP goals

Photo: Prime Minister of Lesotho, Tom Thabane, waves beside US Chief of Protocol Ambassador Peter Selfridge (L), upon arriving at the North Portico of the White House, in Washington DC, on 5 August 2014. Photo: Michael Reynolds/(EPA)

SADC’s delay over Lesotho triggers fears of violence

Photo: Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini at a media briefing by Interministerial Committee on Immigration held at Tshedimosetso House in Hatfield, Pretoria, in 2015. Photo: Kopano Tlape/(GCIS)

GroundUp: Foster care grants – Bathabile Dlamini’s next national embarrassment?

By GroundUp
Photo: Ahmed Timol

Timol inquest opens a door, but apartheid victims might find it hard to emulate

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Blikkiesdorp, also known as ‘Tin Can Town’, near Delft. Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Behind the special needs bus attack

By GroundUp
Photo: Members of Parliament's protection services (PPS) - also known as the “white shirts” or “bouncers”, remove members of the Economic Freedom Fighters during the State Of The Nation Address (SONA) in parliament, on  09 February 2017. Photo: Sumaya Hisham/(EPA).

Parliament: Zelda Holtzman to fight ‘trumped up’ charges that led to her dismissal

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Ahmed Timol

Timol Inquest: He was murdered but culprits are dead, court rules

By Greg Nicolson
A general view of a forest fire close to the village of Lobios, in the natural reserve of Xures, in Orense, northwestern Spain, early 11 October 2017. At least 70 hectares were affected by a fire that started on 08 October.

While you were sleeping: 12 October 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Several handguns are seen at the headquarters of the National Direction for Guns and Ammunition Control (DIGECAM)) where 96 seized weapons were destroyed in Guatemala City, Guatemala, 30 January 2014. Photo: EPA/Saul Martinez

Op-Ed: Mass shootings in SA and the US – why the killings will continue

By Peter Storey & Adele Kirsten
Photo: President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa are seen on the main stage at the ANC’s 5th National Policy Conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg, 5 July 2017. (Picture: IHSAAN HAFFEJEE)

Analysis: ANC’s ‘tradition’ vs reality of the brave new world

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Treasury’s new acting chief procurement officer Willie Mathebula. Picture: Gaye Davis/EWN

Parliament: Treasury’s chief procurement officer ducks and dives about SAA

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Free at last, Dineo Kgatle walks outside Baviaanspoort prison. Photo: Carolyn Raphaely.

Op-Ed: Justice at last for reformed prisoner whose dream new life was destroyed in a heartbeat

By Carolyn Raphaely