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23 March 2017 08:12 (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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Armed police following major incidents outside the Houses of Parliament in central London, Britain, 22 March 2017. Scotland Yard said on 22 March 21017 the police were called to a firearms incident in the Westminister palace grounds and on Westminster Bridge amid reports of several people injured in central London.

While you were sleeping: 23 March 2017

By John Stupart
Main photo: Bridget Hilton-Barber

AmaBookaBooka: The activist and the ‘Olive Branch’ (Podcast)

By Amabookabooka
Main photo: Armed police following major incidents outside the Houses of Parliament in central London, Britain 22 March 2017. EPA/ANDY RAIN

Analysis: Lessons to be learnt from terror attacks beyond South Africa’s borders

By Jasmine Opperman
Photo: President Jacob Zuma delivered a keynote address at the National Youth Day Commemoration under the theme, Youth Action for Economic Freedom in Our Lifetime, 16 June 2011. Zuma is seen with the then Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane and National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) Executive Chairperson Andile Lungisa.

Zuma’s Lungisa gambit: Breaking the rules, risking ANC’s future

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Minister of Police Nathi Nhleko (GCIS), the Hawks head,  Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza (eNCA)

House of Cards: General Ntlemeza fights to remain the Hawks head, Minister Nhleko supporting him all the way

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Reclaim the City supporters protest in April 2016 against the sale of Tafelberg. Photo: Naib Mian

GroundUp: Tafelberg sale to proceed – no social housing

By GroundUp
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SAPS: Making arrests, but is it making improvements?

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Co-founder and CEO of Airbnb Brian Chesky speaks during an interview in Langa township, Cape Town, South Africa March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Airbnb’s African takeover: One-on-One with founder Brian Chesky

By Rebecca Davis
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: ANC and democratic crisis – what do we do?

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: People write get well messages on a board for Ahmed Kathrada. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

GroundUp: Prayers for Ahmed Kathrada at Liliesleaf

By GroundUp
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US President Donald J. Trump walks to a meeting with House Republicans to encourage a deal on the American Health Care Act in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 21 March 2017. The long-awaited House vote to repeal Obamacare is expected on 23 March.

While you were sleeping: 22 March 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma laughs before answering questions about his State Of The Nation Address (SONA) in parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 19 February 2015. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Analysis: Happy Human Rights Day – 57 years later, political thugs threaten fragile democracy

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Ahmed Kathrada (EPA), Julius Malema & Mmusi Maimane (SAPA)

The spirit of Robben Island: Kathrada’s unusual wish for Maimane and Malema

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Minister of State Security David Mahlobo during Pre-Budget Vote  Media Briefing 2016. (SIYABULELA DUDA/GCIS)

Op-Ed: Why I don’t Trust David Mahlobo and the State Security Agency

By John Steenhuisen
Photo: Aerial view of Tormin mine on the West Coast. Photo from Tormin promotional video.

GroundUp: Warrant for search-and-seizure at West Coast mine ruled invalid

By GroundUp
Main photo: Martin McGuinness, deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, arrives to a meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee at number 10 Downing street in London, Britain, 24 October 2016 (reissued 21 March 2017). EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Op-Ed: Martin McGuinness and the comparative struggles of Northern Ireland and South Africa

By Wilmot James
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South African ‘Serial’ podcast – we visit the supermarket and stand exactly where the two victims were murdered (Episode 3)

By Paul McNally
Photo: Picture dated 13 February 2008 shows South African pedestrians walking past M.J Unisex Hair Salon run out of a transformed shipping container by Hair Dressers from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in Masiphumelele township in Cape Town, South Africa. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Letter to the Editor: Help SA to lead Africa in the management of human mobility

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba and President Jacob Zuma during the E- Home Affairs launch at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, 7 April 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

ANC’s policy document on Home Affairs: When Big Brother met Monopoly Capitalist

By Marianne Merten
Image: Urban designer Azraa Rawoot’s impression of the proposed mixed-use and social housing development on the Tafelberg site. This impression was included in Ndifuna Ukwazi’s submission to Cabinet.

GroundUp: Tafelberg decision – the moment of truth for Zille and her Cabinet

By GroundUp
Photo: Striking parliamentary workers affiliated to the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) protest outside the gates to Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa 08 September 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

GroundUp: Sassa warns workers not to strike

By GroundUp
Photo: Children play on the public play gyms in Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa, 18 March 2017.

Festering Indifference: Foster care grant mess has echoes of Sassa crisis

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Lonmin employees gather on a hill called Wonderkop at Marikana, August 15, 2012. Photograph Greg Marinovich / Daily Maverick

Marikana Massacre: “He is fine, let him die”

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Minister Blade Nzimande delivering his SoNA speech Debate in parliament, 18/02/2015, Siyasanga Mbambani, DoC

SACP/ANC alliance on shaky ground, thanks to Zupta, Molefe and social grants crisis

By Jillian Green
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump (R) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 17 March 2017. EPA/CLEMENS BILAN

Health-e News: US Gag Rule to cause more abortion-related deaths

By HEALTH-E NEWS
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Evita's Free Speech: Ep.82 – Evita celebrates a human right from the left (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: President Zuma speaking to Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini at the National Non-Profit Organisations summit, 15 Aug 2012

Unfunny Democracy: Concourt’s backhanded slap at Zuma and Dlamini

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Police Minister Nathi Nhleko (GCIS), Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini (GCIS), the Hawks head Lieutenant-General Mthandazo Ntlemeza (News24)

The Usual Suspects: Ntlemeza, Nhleko, Dlamini – Zuma’s serial legal delinquents

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Jacob Zuma with Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula Second Extraordinary Summit of the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC) at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 9 November 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Analysis: ANC's International Relations Discussion Document – not a guide to what to do next

By J Brooks Spector