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30 April 2017 05:18 (South Africa)
South Africa

House of Cards: President Zuma’s legal adviser Michael Hulley may face charges in Nxasana matter

  • Marianne Thamm
    Marianne Thamm
Photo: Then African National Congress President Jacob Zuma (R) speaks with his lawyer Michael Hulley ahead of a press conference after appearing at the Durban High Court, South Africa, April 7, 2009. REUTERS/Rogan Ward.
Photo: President Jacob Zuma participates in The New Age SABC Business briefing held in Cape Town which is aimed at unpacking some of the key messages and actions from the State of the Nation Address, 1o February 2017. (Photo: GCIS)

South Africa’s explosive political cocktail: Fear, Loathing, Conspiracy, Paranoia

By Ranjeni Munusamy

Book review: Mamphela Ramphele’s ‘Dreams, Betrayal and Hope’

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: President Jacob Zuma delivers the keynote address at the national commemoration of Human Rights Day in King William’s Town, Eastern Cape, 21 March 2017. (Photo: GCIS)

Analysis: What if Zuma refuses to go?

By Stephen Grootes
Main photo: fokofopolisiekar’s Wynand Myburgh spits water on to the crowd at Shimmy Beach Club. Photo: Shaun Swingler

Fokofpolisiekar: Sober, older, but still with as much spunk and relevance as before

By Antoinette Muller
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: The ANC ‘succession race’ and rebuilding South African democracy

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (L) talks to South Africa's President Jacob Zuma during the close of the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 31, 2016. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s presidential protection: The Devil’s in the Security Detail

By Marianne Merten
Children participate in the egg roll during the White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington DC, US, on 17 April 2017. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hosted thousands of people during the annual Easter celebration.

While you were sleeping: Tuesday 18 April 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Hospital, by Rafik Sarlie via Flickr.

Health-e: Grim findings after health facilities are inspected

Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma toured the Progressive Business Forum at the ANC's Mangaung conference on 19 December 2012. Photo Greg Nicolson/Daily Maverick.

Analysis: The aggressively factional world according to Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

By Stephen Grootes

Alibi, Ep7: SA podcast probes why a man was given terrible legal help and whether his co-accused suffered the same fate

By Paul McNally
Photo: A woman looks on as a police Nyala patrols a village during tense local municipal elections in Vuwani, South Africa's northern Limpopo province, August 3, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Vuwani shutdown continues

By Greg Nicolson

Evita's Free Speech: Ep.86 – Evita marches against tax on the Easter Bunny! (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: A Blackheath resident lights a cigarette during a  protest in their Cape Town neighbourhood against a plan by the South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) to move families  evicted from shacks in Lwandle to a  piece of land in their area  on Tuesday, 10 June 2014. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA

Analysis: On land issues, ANC lacks clarity and determination

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Section27 activist Mark Heywood unfurls a “run JZ run” banner for the final stretch of the 2017 Two Oceans marathon. Photo: Cara Viereckl

Analysis: Sport as a means of protest – civil responsibility or crossing an unnecessary line?

By Antoinette Muller

Letter to the Editor – A few words on Zapiro’s cartoon by a fellow cartoonist

By Stacey Stent
Photo of President Jacob Zuma by Greg Nicolson/Daily Maverick.

Op-Ed: Are Zuma’s lies catching up with him?

By Paul Hoffman
Photo: President Jacob Zuma addresses the annual Chris Hani Wreath laying ceremony on 10 April 2017. (GCIS)

Dear President Zuma: Talk is cheap

By David Ka-Ndyalvan
Photo: South African soldiers take part in a joint patrol with Central African soldiers in the streets of Bangui January 8, 2013. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

ISS Today: Can South Africa risk going back into CAR?

Photo: A Translux bus at the George Station. Photo: Bob Adams (flickr)

Bus strikes: Unions ‘wait and see’ as minister set to intervene

By BC Simelane & Greg Nicolson
Photo:  The Chief of South African National Defence Force Siphiwe Nyanda salutes the General Officer commanding the North West province April 27, 1999, during Freedom Day Celebrations in Umtata stadium. This was the last Defence Force day parade which President Nelson Mandela attended in his Capacity of Commander in-Chief of the armed forces, before his retirement after the country's second all-race elections on June 2, 1999.

ANC MK Council: Our allegiance is to South Africa first – we cannot fight against our own people

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Image designed by Dalli Weyers

Right of Reply: Zille’s contempt and lies on Tafelberg a threat to democracy

By Reclaim the City
Photo: Former National Director of Public Prosecutions,  Mxolisi Nxasana. Photo: EWN

Zuma committed perjury, former NPA head Nxasana claims in affidavit

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Protesters hold banners as they crowd the lawns of the Union Buildings during a mass protest by all opposition parties in the country calling for President Zuma to step down, Pretoria, South Africa, 12 April 2017. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

National Day of Action: When mass power knocked on Zuma’s door

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: The ANC no longer welcomes open debate because of patronage and corruption

By Raymond Suttner
Photo by Delyth Angharad via Flickr.

Putting land at the heart of radical economic transformation – a perspective from the ground

By Sithandiwe Yeni
Main photo: Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini (GCIS)

amaBhungane: The minister, the middleman, the mansion and the new corporate kid

Photo: Elton Seconds, Kobus Swart (leader), Jeremy van Niekerk and Eltano Jacob – Robertson Correctional Centre just before the start of BCC cycle tour 2017

Prison break: Robertson’s mountain biking tour with a difference

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: South Africa President Zuma (C) dances with a group during his 75th birthday celebrations held by the ruling African National Congress (ANC), in Soweto, near Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 April 2017. EPA/CORNELL TUKIRI

Happy birthday, Mr President: A defiant Zuma turns 75


AmaBookaBooka: From activist to author to seeker of hidden skeletons (Podcast)

By Amabookabooka