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22 October 2017 21:24 (South Africa)
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Ketani murder: ex-wife steps out

  • Alex Eliseev
    Alex Eliseev

    Dubbed a "troublemaker" for his investigative work, Alex Eliseev is also an award-winning hard news journalist who has reported from Haiti, Japan and Libya. Currently an Eyewitness News reporter, he's worked for South Africa's top newspapers, including The Star and Sunday Times. To quench the thirst of his soul, he writes human-interest features. He also collects shirts with birds on them. 

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Photo: Brain Molefe. Photo: EE Publishers

Parliament’s Eskom Inquiry: Molefe pension – instructions from above accepted without question, rules or no rules

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Khumbulani Dube, Skhumbuza’s father, and Edith, his stepmother in their home in Brokhorstspruit. Photo: Julia Chaskalson

GroundUp: Activists furious with delays in child shooting case

By GroundUp
Traditional Moroccan knights ride in an equestrian show during the Festival of Tbourida, a competition between the Moroccan tribes, in Al-Jadidah, Morocco, 18 October 2017. Tbourida is a traditional exhibition of horsemanship in the Maghreb performed during cultural festivals and to close Maghrebi wedding celebrations. The performance consists of a group of horse riders, all wearing traditional clothes, who charge along a straight path at the same speed so as to form a line, the pickup speed and then at the end of the charge, fire into the sky using old muskets or muzzle-loading rifles.

While you were sleeping: 20 October 2017

By John Stupart
Main photo: Tholakele “Bhele” Dlunga was killed on Tuesday evening. (Photo by Greg Marinovich)

Marikana: Survivors of the massacre are still hounded and assassinated amid rumoured ‘hit list’

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Residents of Ocean View burn tyres and blockade the Kommetjie road in protest against the lack of policing in their area in Cape Town, South Africa, 21 September 2017. Ocean View has been plagued by gang violence. Recently Aqeel Davids, 9, was killed in suspected gang crossfire. Residents claim the police and the ward councellors responsible for the area are not doing enough to combat the problem whilst innocent residents are being killed. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Beware of suspicious crime statistics methods to come

By Chris De Kock
Photo: Security personnel keep a lookout on Durban’s Addington Beach. Photo: Linh Do (flickr)

AmaBhungane: The axe falls – but no end in sight for Durban’s R50m security debacle

Photo: Leader of the opposition DA (Democratic Alliance) Mmusi Maimane and other members of civil society, political parties and church leaders address the media at the formation of the Freedom Movement, in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 April 2017. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/(EPA).

#CapeWaterGate: ‘I wish we could have acted better’ – DA’s Maimane

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Members of the South African Police Services enter a house during a training session in Pretoria, on 08 August 2006. Photo: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

GroundUp: Over 2,000 police firearms lost in three years

By GroundUp
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa signs the pledge at an event where he led the 2017 Grade 12 signing of the pledge ceremony at Albert Moroka Secondary School in Thaba Nchu, Free State. 13 Octber 2017 (GCIS)

ANC Leadership Race: Rumour mill in overdrive, Ramaphosa lives to fight another day

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Sipho M Pityana, Chairman, AngloGold Ashanti, South Africa speaking during the session ‘Investing in Peace’ at the Annual Meeting 2017 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 18, 2017. Copyright by World Economic Forum / Jakob Polacsek

Op-Ed: Can South Africa’s constitutional democracy be sustained?

Photo: Auditor General Kimi Makwetu reports an encouraging improvement in the audits results of South Africa’s municipalities over the past five years during a media briefing at Tshedimosetso House in Pretoria. South Africa. 01/06/2016. Siyabulela Duda (COGTA)

Notes from the House: Auditor General slams growing practice of ‘contesting’ audit findings

Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa deliver a message of encouragement to delegates in his capacity as SADC Facilitator to the Kingdom of Lesotho during his working visit to Lesotho where he attended the landmark Post-Elections National Dialogue in Maseru, Kingdom of Lesotho. 18 October 2017. (GCIS)

Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: ‘Mr Clean’ Ramaphosa battles stinging State Capture comments

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Piping is prepared for the installation of a well point in a domestic garden in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town this week. Photo: Shaun Swingler.

#CapeWaterGate: Demand for boreholes rises as dam levels sink to 35%

By Leila Dougan
Photo: Blogtrepreneur (flickr)

Social media surveillance may not just be urban legend

By Heidi Swart

Key Eskom witnesses fail to appear at Koko’s disciplinary hearing

By Chris Yelland
Photo: African National Congress (ANC) supporters brandish t-shirts showing South African President Jacob Zuma as they celebrate during a pre-election rally in Bekkersdal near Johannesburg, South Africa, 06 May 2014. Photo: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

By-elections: Poll upset for ANC in Mpumalanga but KZN remains solid

By Wayne Sussman
Photo: (left) Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond speaks at an OECD press conference in central London, Britain, 17 October 2017. EPA-EFE/NEIL HALL; (right) Ajay Gupta (Gallo images)

State Capture: UK Serious Fraud Office aware of Guptas’ overseas banking networks

By Marianne Thamm
Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric (L) in action against Tottenham's English striker Harry Kane (R) during the UEFA Champions League group H soccer match between Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, 17 October 2017.

While you were sleeping: 19 October 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: The Newlands Cricket Ground has put elaborate water systems in place to help see it through the crisis. Other clubs with fewer resources have had their fixtures drastically reduced. Photo: Shaun Swingler.

#CapeWaterGate: How Newlands Cricket Ground is fighting the drought

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Raymond Suttner is a political analyst who served lengthy periods in prison and under house arrest during apartheid. Photo: Chris Snelling

Op-Ed: Leadership in question

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Students from Wits University demonstrate on campus during a fourth week of clashes with police forces during protests against the cost of higher education in Johannesburg, 10 October 2016. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/(EPA).

Op-Ed: Students won’t tolerate being used as pawns in party poli-tricks

Photo: Then Minister of State Security, David Mahlobo chairing the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security (JCPS) cluster about the implementation of the cluster programme of action for the year, following the 2017 State of the Nation Address at a briefing held at Tshedimosetso House in Pretoria. 05/03/2017. By Ntswe Mokoena (GCIS).

Analysis: A Trillion Rand man, David Mahlobo

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: A well point is installed at a surburban home in Cape Town. Photo: Shaun Swingler.

#CapeWaterGate: ‘We need to start drilling for groundwater now’

By Leila Dougan
Photo: Minister Mosebenzi Zwane (GCIS), Brian Dames (EPA).

Parliament: Minister Zwane and former Eskom CEO Dames provide opposing takes on State Capture

By Marianne Merten
Photo: President Jacob Zuma is welcomed by the acting CEO of SAA, Musa Zwane and the Chairman of the SAA Board, Ms Dudu Myeni at the Airways Park in Kempton. 06/05/2016 Kopano Tlape GCIS

SAA: Yes, Dudu Myeni is out

Illustrative photo by Claudia Soraya @claudiasoraya

‘Danny Jordaan raped me’: Singer Jennifer Ferguson urges others to speak up

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: The new Welsh Secretary Peter Hain departs 10 Downing Street following a cabinet meeting in London, Britain, 09 June 2009. EPA/ANDY RAIN.

UK: Lord Hain to question role of UK and European financial institutions in State Capture

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini (GCIS via Flickr)

SassaGate Reloaded: Expert panel and AG warn of serious risk in future social grant payments

By Marianne Thamm
Filipino soldiers conduct a patrol in the ruined city of Marawi, southern Philippines, 17 October 2017. The President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte announced that the city of Marawi is liberated after five months of fighting between the Philippine armed forces and rebels allied to the Islamic State terror group. Rodrigo Duterte's announcement came a day after the army killed Isnilon Hapilon, the self-proclaimed emir of the IS in Southeast Asia and leader of the Islamist rebels in the southern Philippines.

While you were sleeping: 18 October 2017

By John Stupart