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20 February 2018 17:07 (South Africa)
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Newsflash: It’s Official – Cyril Ramaphosa is the new president of South Africa

  • Marianne Merten
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    Marianne Merten
Photo: Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in as president of South Africa at the Tuynhuys in Cape Town on Thursday evening. Photo: Leila Dougan
In the dock, from left: Nazeem Howa, Ashu Chawla, and  Kamal Vasram. Photo Courtesy Litaletu Zidepa/(News24)

Explainer: The eight Gupta-linked suspects who appeared in court

By Rebecca Davis
File Photo: Cape Town mayor Patricia De Lille. Photo: Leila Dougan

Newsflash: 'Die Hard' Patricia De Lille survives despite open ballot

By Marelise van der Merwe
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Open letter to Cyril Ramaphosa: Use your power to make reparation over Marikana

By Daily Maverick
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President Jacob Zuma addresses the media during a national television address in which he resigned, Pretoria, South Africa, 14 February 2018. President Zuma has been under intense pressure to resign amidst ongoing corruption and state capture allegations.

While you were sleeping: 15 February 2018

By John Stupart
Photo: ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (R) and outgoing President Jacob Zuma (L) during the 54th ANC National Conference held at the NASREC Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 18 December 2017. EPA-EFE/Cornell Tukiri

Analysis: The night Zuma completed his transition into a has-been

By Carien du Plessis
Photo of former president Jacob Zuma by Sapa.

President’s End: While Zuma did resign, Parliament had a plan anyway

By Marianne Merten
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma addresses the media during a national television address in which he resigned, Pretoria, South Africa, 14 February 2018. President Zuma has been under intense pressure to resign amidst ongoing corruption and State Capture allegations. EPA-EFE/STR

President’s End: Jacob Zuma resigns in live speech to the nation

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma during the 53nd ANC National Conference held in Mangaung, South Africa, 16 December 2012. EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

Analysis: South Africa’s long nightmare is over

By Stephen Grootes
File Photo: A general view of the Koeberg nuclear power station on the West Coast outside Cape Town, South Africa, 18 February 2015.  EPA/NIC BOTHMA

South Africa’s Electricity Choice, Part 3: Decentralised power generation is the pathway to ‘energy democracy’

By Anton Eberhard & Amory Lovins
Photo: Ben Crouch/(Flickr)

Commuters put Prasa’s ‘atrocious’ train service under scrutiny at Parliament

By Suné Payne
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GroundUp: Sassa files explosive papers in court

By GroundUp
Photo: Thuli Madonsela (Sapa)

Op-Ed: Why and how South Africa needs to fill the gap of inequality

By Thuli Madonsela
Photo: A torn African National Congress (ANC) election poster, Soweto, South Africa, 20 April 2009.(reissued 11 February 2018). EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK.

Jacob Zuma: Legacy of a tainted president

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Outgoing ANC President Jacob Zuma sings on stage during the 54th ANC National Conference held at the NASREC Convention Centre, Johannesburg , South Africa, 18 December 2017. EPA-EFE/Cornell Tukiri.

Trainspotter: Hasta la Vista, JZ

By Richard Poplak
Photo: The media camped outside the Union Buildings on Wednesday, waiting for President Jacob Zuma to hold a press briefing that never happened. Photo: Greg Nicolson

Analysis: Union Buildings echo with the sound of Zuma’s hollow reign

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma addresses the nation on TV via the national broadcaster SABC, responding to the political crisis surrounding him, in Pretoria, South Africa, 14 February 2018. T EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

Jacob Zuma digs in his heels: ‘I’m being victimised here’

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: ANC Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu (SAPA)

Zuma cornered: ANC parliamentarians mark the final 24 hours

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Members of the Hawks special police unit raid the compound of the Gupta family in Johannesburg, South Africa, early on 14 February 2018. EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

Net tightens on Guptas as Hawks move in on Saxonwold and also conduct arrests

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma reacts during a question and answer session in parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 22 June 2017. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

Analysis: If Zuma doesn't quit, it's over to parliament with no good options for the ANC

By Marianne Merten
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Tomorrow Never Dies: Waiting for Zuma to fall on his sword

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma. (Sapa)

Op-Ed: Ramaphosa must show whether South Africa has a Zuma problem – or an ANC problem

By Dirk de Vos
Photo: Residents of Endumeni protesting during the court case. Photo: Nompendulo Ngubane

GroundUp: Endumeni housing judgment is a warning to municipalities

By GroundUp
Photo by Greg Nicolson.

Letter to the Editor: The price of Jacob Zuma’s presidency will be felt for a long time

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Patricia de Lille’s supporters set up a special entrance for her at her secret ballot application which took place at Western Cape High Court on Tuesday 13 February 2018. Photo: Hlumela Dyantyi

DA vs Patricia De Lille: The Mayor’s last stand

By Rebecca Davis & Aphiwe Ngalo
Photo: ANC Secretary-General Ace Magashule dodges a barrage of questions at Luthuli House on Tuesday, 13 February, 2018. Photo: Greg Nicolson

Reporter’s Notebook: Magashule’s Q&Ace – lack of answers a ‘monumental waste of time’

By Greg Nicolson
Photo of Jacob Zuma by Greg Nicolson / Daily Maverick

ANC briefing on Zexit: Two certainties and one very big elephant in the room

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Jacob Zuma (Sapa)

Editorial: Jacob Zuma – Man of No Character

By Daily Maverick
File Photo: The entrance to Luthuli House. (Picture Siphiwe Sibeko Reuters)

Expectation builds outside Luthuli House ahead of Zexit update by ANC

By BHEKI C. SIMELANE
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma speaks to his (then) party deputy Cyril Ramaphosa (L) during the final election rally of his ruling African National Congress (ANC) party in Soweto, May 4, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Newsflash: ANC launches three-pronged bid to remove Jacob Zuma after he back-tracked

By Marianne Thamm