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26 June 2017 14:23 (South Africa)
South Africa

By-elections: Safe seats and some surprises in by-elections

  • Wayne Sussman
    Wayne Sussman
Photo: An Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) official checks a ballot box at a polling station in Alexandra township, Johannesburg, South Africa, 07 May 2014.  Photo: EPA/CORNELL TUKIRI
Photo: Shadows of children are seen during a march in front of the Hector Pieterson Memorial as commemorations continue on the 40th anniversary of the student uprising against the Apartheid regime in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, 16 June 2016 Photo: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Youth Day: ‘Tackle issues that will open doors for us’

Photo: Minister of Police Fikile Mbalula introducing new Acting National Commissioner of Police Lieutenant General Lesetja Mothiba on June 1 2017 Photo: GCIS

ANC Succession: Mbalula tweets slam Magashule

By News24
Photo: Dr Dvora Joseph Davey speaking at the South African Aids Conference in Durban. Photo: Ashleigh Furlong

GroundUp: Men at higher risk of not getting HIV under control

By GroundUp
Photo: Trucks were used to block the N1 highway near Allendale. According to police spokesperson Wayne Minnaar, the trucks were hijacked and the keys stolen so that they could not be moved. Photo supplied

GroundUp: Thousands left stranded by Johannesburg taxi blockade

By GroundUp
Photo: Participants on the Peninsula Paddle which traces the waterways from Muizenberg to Milnerton. Greg Bertish can be seen in his blue Little Optimist craft. Photo: Gavin Lawson

GroundUp: Paddling across Cape Town

By GroundUp
Photo: Helen Zille (Greg Nicolson)

The Art of the Apology: Why Zille’s climbdown was a significant political moment

By Ranjeni Munusamy

Street Talk: Culture Clash (Video)

By Street Talk
Photo: Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (L) reacts next to South Africa's President Jacob Zuma during the opening of the 25th African Union summit in Johannesburg, June 14, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Analysis: While Zuma may want to be like Mugabe, South Africa is not Zimbabwe

By Stephen Grootes
Main photo: Patients with HIV and tuberculosis (TB) wear masks while awaiting consultation at a clinic in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha township, February 23, 2010. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

GroundUp: South Africa is making progress against its most deadly disease

By GroundUp
Photo: A general view shows a destroyed car on the side of the road after a raging bush fire swept through the seaside town of Knysna, South Africa, 08 June 2017 (issued 09 June 2017). The town of 10,000 people was evacuated late 07 June, after the fire swept through the forests in the area and into the town. An estimated 400 houses were destroyed. EPA/STR

Op-Ed: Tourism can help rebuild Knysna, but we need your help

Original photo: Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema (L) and DA Parliamentary Leader Mmusi Maimane are seen during a debate in Parliament on President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address, Wednesday, 18 June 2014.Picture: GCIS/SAPA

Coalition Politics: A common enemy, a divided future

By David Reiersgord
Photo: Mogale City limit (Satour)

Mogale City on a precipice: DA has two weeks to uncover its rebel

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Courtesy of Sonke Gender Justice

GroundUp: I am a sex worker – criminalising my work puts me in danger

By GroundUp
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing parliament in the National Assembly, Cape Town, 31 May 2017. (GCIS)

Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: It’s corporate capture, states Ramaphosa, now let people clear their names

By Marianne Merten
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman

Op-Ed: The need for a revitalised politics after Zuma

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Shaun Swingler

GroundUp: Rocky road up ahead for Minerals Bill

By GroundUp
Photo: Selby Cindi, a forensic   officer from Johannesburg Forensic Pathology Services in Hillbrow , brings in the body of an accident victim. February, 2016. Photo: Alon Skuy/ The Times

Mortuary Strike: Bodies pile up as Gauteng mortuary workers down tools

Photo: Rubbish and foam in the Stiebeuel River. A new project aims to make this water clean and usable. Photo: Trevor Bohatch

GroundUp: Researchers test nifty way to save water in informal settlement

By GroundUp
Photo:Dr Jonathan Bernheimer presents at the South African Aids Conference in Durban on Tuesday. Photo: Ashleigh Furlong

GroundUp: Khayelitsha study offers hope for children with HIV who are failing treatment

By GroundUp
Photo: Social grant recipients participated at a meeting in Ceres in which many demanded that their accounts with a loan company be closed. Photo: Barbara Maregele

GroundUp: Black Sash and Net1 in war of words

By GroundUp
Photo: Helen Zille (Photo: Greg Nicolson)

Analysis: Zille remains premier, but what does it mean for DA?

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Antoine Wirtz – Scene from Hell (Wikimedia Commons)

TRAINSPOTTER: #GuptaFreaks – How the monsters are beginning to eat themselves

By Richard Poplak
Photo: A patient lies in bed at the Hillcrest Aids Centre in Durban, South Africa, 01 December 2011. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Health-e News: Faith healers or charlatans – convincing sick congregants hopeful of a cure to stop treatment

Photo: President Jacob Zuma addressing the community of Elsies River and surrounding areas during the Fight against Crime Imbizo held at Adriaanse Community Centre in Elsies River, Cape Town. (Photo: GCIS)

Op-Ed: Elite struggle over Zuma is making weapons against the poor

By R Brunette, P Nqaba, J Pearson & M Phadi
The original photo: President Jacob Zuma addressed the South Africa Police Service Commemoration Day to remember police officers killed in the line of duty, Union Buildings, Pretoria, 06/09/2015, Elmond Jiyane, GCIS

Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: ‘People who must enforce the law behave like criminals’, Scopa scolds police top brass

By Marianne Merten
Photo: ANC supporters at the launch of the party's 2014 election manifesto at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit Mpumalanga, Saturday, 11 January 2014. Photo: SAPA stringer

Op-Ed: Break the ANC now or later?

By Marius Oosthuizen
Photo: Helen Zille in Mpumalanga in 2011 (Flickr)

Disciplining Zille: Helen Zille apologises, keeps premiership

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: A train on Cape Town station burns on Monday evening. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: In Cape Town, commuters rebel as Metrorail fails

By GroundUp
Photo:Marchers against xenophobia in Johannesburg in April 2015. Photo by Bridget Mnyulwa of Sonke Gender Justice.

GroundUp: Why more criminalising of hate speech is a bad idea

By GroundUp