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22 November 2017 10:52 (South Africa)
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    Rebecca Davis studied at Rhodes University and Oxford before working in lexicography at the Oxford English Dictionary. After deciding she’d rather make up words than define them, she returned to South Africa in 2011 to write for the Daily Maverick, which has been a magnificilious decision.  

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Photo: Former Eskom Chief Executive Brian Molefe: File photo by EE Publishers

Parliament: In a reality twisting performance, Molefe denies everything

By Marianne Merten
People celebrate outside parliament after hearing the news that President Robert Mugabe resigned in Harare, Zimbabwe, 21 November 2017. Zimbabwe's parliamentary speaker on 21 November said Mugabe has resigned as President via a letter to parliament after having been president of Zimbabwe for 37 years. This comes days after tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the capital to call for President Mugabe to step down.

While you were sleeping: 22 November 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma reacts as he convenes the President’s Co-ordinating Council meeting at Tuynhuis in Cape Town, South Africa, 14 November 2017. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA.

Analysis: Get Zuma

By Stephen Grootes
File Photo by Unsplash.

Commission hears of severe problems in mental health care

Photo: Mark Heywood is cross-examined by Advocate Simon Phaswane. Photo: Ciaran Ryan

GroundUp: Michael Komape Case – Limpopo education department a ‘quagmire’ of maladministration

By GroundUp
Photo: UCT examination site. Photo: @vernacnews (Twitter)

Universities in limbo as all goes quiet on student fees

By Rebecca Davis

Life Esidimeni: Dr Makgabo Manamela’s absence from arbitration upsets victim’s mother on her late son’s birthday

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: From left, Jacob Zuma, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa are seen at the final session of the ANC’s National Policy Conference in July 2017. Picture: IHSAAN HAFFEJEE

ANC Leadership Race: December conference likely to go ahead despite branch meeting worries

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini at the media briefing by Interministerial Committee on Immigration held at Tshedimosetso House in Hatfield,Pretoria. 28\04\2015 Kopano Tlape GCIS

SassaGate Reloaded: Officials should be probed for possible malpractice – court panel

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South African National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Advocate Shaun Abrahams reacts during a briefing to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services in parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 04 November 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Scorpio: Asset Forfeiture Unit to go after State Capture’s ‘billionaire izinyoka’

Photo: Family members of the 143 patients who died after being moved from Life Esidimeni were angered by suspended Gauteng director of mental health services Makgabo Manamela's no-show at the Life Esidimeni arbitration on Tuesday. Photo: Greg Nicolson

Manamela dodges Life Esidimeni hearing

By Greg Nicolson
Bavaria state governor and chairman of the German Christian Social Union (CSU) party, Horst Seehofer (L), and German Chancellor Angela Merkel pass an artwork during a final session of exploratory talks of four political parties at the federal state residence of Baden Wuerttemberg in Berlin, Germany, 19 November 2017. The Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the Christian Social Union (CSU), the Greens and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) are holding talks to form the next Government after the general elections in September 2017.

While you were sleeping: 21 November 2017

By John Stupart

Analysis: Facing the Myth of Hostile Media

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: A couple walk their dog during sunset at Camps Bay in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 March 2017. (EPA)

NIDS Survey: A glimpse over high walls, in a country where many don’t answer their doors

By Pippa Green

Street Talk: Leave or stay? (Video)

By Street Talk
Photo: Mihai Surdu (Unsplash)

MeToo: Early research hints at vulnerability of young South African athletes

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Water and sanitation engineer David Still spent most of the day in the witness box. Photo: Ciaran Ryan

GroundUp: Court hears of terrible condition of Limpopo’s school toilets

By GroundUp
Photo: This property in Pickwick Road is the largest of the sites marked by the city of Cape Town for affordable housing in the Woodstock/Salt River area.

GroundUp Op-Ed: Why Woodstock needs affordable housing

By GroundUp

Letter to the editor: eThekwini amendment by-law an attempt to decrease transparency

By Daily Maverick
Photo: (L) Mxolisi Nxasana (Paul Botes, Mail & Guardian), (R) President Jacob Zuma responds to his political rivals in Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday, 20 February 2014 following his State-of-the-Nation address. Picture: GCIS/SAPA

NPA independence in the spotlight as court hears crucial Nxasana matter

By Rebecca Davis

Life Esidimeni: Makgabo Manamela’s testimony exposes ugly heart of Gauteng health

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Students at the University of Zimbabwe protest outside the offices of Vice-Chancellor Levi Nyagura, as they shut down the institution.

GroundUp: Students shut down University of Zimbabwe

By GroundUp
Zimbabweans watch as President Robert Mugabe addresses the nation live on national TV in Harare, Zimbabwe, 19 November 2017. This comes a day after tens of thousands of people toke to the streets of the capital to call for President Mugabe to step down.

While you were sleeping: 20 November 2017

By John Stupart

Evita's Free Speech: Ep.117 – Evita draws a line in the sandbox of power (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: A woman holds up some of the vegetables she has grown in a garden in Cape Town, South Africa, made possible through the Abalimi Bezekhaya voluntary association, supported with funding from Australia. The garden helps improve food security through improving production, and generating income for the farmers involved. Photo: Kate Holt/Africa Practice (flickr)

ParlyBeat: Billions needed for food security plan, MPs hear

By ParlyBeat
Photo: The psychologist for the Komape family, Stephen Molepo, spent the entire day on the stand in the Limpopo High Court. Photo: Ciaran Ryan

GroundUp: Michael Komape case – psychologist describes suffering of drowned boy’s family

By GroundUp
Photo: Nobel Prize of Economy Joseph Stiglitz speaks during a conference in the frame of the Annual Meeting of International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank (WB), in Lima, Peru, 09 October 2015. Stiglitz made a call to ‘rewrite the rules of the market’ to fight inequality. EPA/Ernesto Arias

Joseph Stiglitz: South Africa must continue with intellectual property reforms

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: A South African woman carrying her baby rests against a fence with thousands of South Africans waiting in line outside Guguletu Social Services office to register for a Social Relief of Distress Grant, Gugulethu, Cape Town, South Africa 28 January 2009. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

SassaGate: CPS accused of making R614m more than declared on grants

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Hlengewi Mthembu massages the hands of her husband Nkosinathi at their home in Esikhawini township, near Empangani, in South Africa’s Kwa-Zulu Natal province October 13, 2005. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Health-e News: If we’re going to beat TB, SA needs to wake up first