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25 May 2017 14:28 (South Africa)
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Marikana Commission: Sowing the killing fields

  • Greg Nicolson
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    Greg Nicolson

    Nicolson left his hometown of Melbourne to move to Johannesburg, beset by fears Australia was going to the dogs. With a camera and a Mac in his bag, he ventures out to cover power and politics, the lives of those included and those excluded. He can be found at the tavern, searching for a good story or drowning a bad one.

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BY GCIS
President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Ministers and Deputy Ministers in support of Africa Day 2017 celebration which will take place today, 25 May 2017.

While you were sleeping: 25 May 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: SA Parliament, by GCIS.

Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: Something’s brewing at committee level

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Mandisa Mokwena (Masi Losi/Pretoria News)

Analysis: SARS official on trial for corruption was State Security spy. The question is, WHY?

By Marianne Thamm
The original photo of President Jacob Zuma by Greg Nicolson/Daily Maverick.

Analysis: The maths is complicated ahead of a crucial NEC meeting

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women Susan Shabangu briefs the media on the state of readiness for the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Women’s March to the Union Buildings, Pretoria, 8 August 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Gender-based violence: Government steps up, but Department of Women limps along

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Pravin Gordhan in 2010 by EPA/NIC BOTHMA and Sipho Pityana by JAKOB POLACSEK.

Op-Ed: Leading in SA, stuck between moral courage and moral hazard

By Marius Oosthuizen
Photo: A motorcyclist passes a General Motors Chevrolet car parked on the roadside in Vasai on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, 20 May 2017. According to reports, General Motors, one of the biggest auto makers in the world, announced to exit from India’s domestic sales market, pulling its Chevrolet brand out of India by the end of this year. Photo: EPA/DIVYAKANT SOLANKI

Analysis: South Africa is stuck in a failing second industrial revolution – Let’s move beyond it

By Dirk de Vos
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Letter to the editor: Good men can be violent too

By Daily Maverick
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A woman sits in the street in a blanket near the Manchester Arena as police guard the area following reports of an explosion, in Manchester, Britain, 23 May 2017. According to a statement released by the Greater Manchester Police on 23 May 2017, police responded to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena on 22 May 2017 evening. At least 19 people have been confirmed dead and others 50 were injured, authorities said. The happening is currently treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise. According to reports quoting witnesses, a mass evacuation was prompted after explosions were heard at the end of US singer Ariana Grande's concert in the arena.

While you were sleeping: 24 May 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Residents in Town Two protest during an illegal land occupation in Khayelitsha. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: ‘We are fed up with promises, we have to take action’

By GroundUp
Photo: The New Age Board Chairman Atul Gupta and President Jacob Zuma and the First Lady MaNtuli Zuma at the T20  match between  South Africa and India. South Africa. 30/03/2012. (GCIS)

Anti-Corruption Task Team at Scopa: Under the shadow of invisible State Capture elephant

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Zuma and then CEO Brian Molefe address the media and Eskom staff at Eskom Headquarters in Megawatt Park, Sunninghill, on his monitoring visit to the state-owned power utility.  06/05/2016 Kopano Tlape (GCIS)

Resigned to his fate? Brian Molefe to face parliamentary inquiry

By Marianne Merten
Photo: A file picture dated 16 December 2012 shows South African President Jacob Zuma during the 53rd ANC National Conference held in Mangaung, South Africa.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

ANC’s moment of reckoning as state capture crisis escalates

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: EFF Johannesburg chairman Musa Novela, pictured on the screen in the Joburg city council’s new R360-million chambers, questions City Speaker Vasco da Gama over an allegedly irregular R500,000 salary hike given to chief of staff at the mayor’s office, Micheal Beaumont, before Mayoral Committee Member for Finance Rabelani Dagada tabled his inaugural budget speech. Photo: Steve Kretzmann/WCN

GroundUp: Joburg’s new budget claims to benefit the poor

By GroundUp
Photo: Police Minister Fikile Mbalula addresses the media at Hawks headquarters in Pretoria, 24 April 2017. (Greg Nicolson)

Fikile Mbalula’s vow on reporting rape: ‘No woman will be turned away from a police station’

By Marianne Merten

Sidney Frankel: The true legacy of an alleged paedophile philanthropist

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: Jack Bloom, by Greg Nicolson.

TRAINSPOTTER: A Blooming shame – the healthcare screw-ups that have cost Gauteng a billion

By Richard Poplak
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Book Extract: Spy – Uncovering Craig Williamson

By Jonathan Ancer
Photos: Audiences watch a demonstration of the digital possibilities of the new Iziko Planetarium. (SkyScan)

To infinity and beyond: New Iziko Planetarium brings space to Earth

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: A view of the city of Johannesburg. Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko / Reuters

Balancing the Budget: Joburg DA shows us the money

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma reacts during a discussion titled 'The Future of Africa's Democracies' at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 07 May 2010, on the last day of the 3-day meeting. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Op-Ed: The descent of Jacob Zuma in 31 steps and counting

By KAVISHA PILLAY and MARK HEYWOOD
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U.S. President Donald Trump touches the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City, 22 May 2017. Trump arrived for a 28-hour visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority areas on his first foreign trip since taking office in January.

While you were sleeping: 23 May 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Sacked former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan listens to speakers during the memorial serice for Ahmed Kathrada in Cape Town, South Africa, 06 April 2017. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Gordhan: Glorification of globalisation has masked its considerable downsides

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Afghan Army soldier uses his weapon among smoke and rubble after an attack by IS militants in Chapahar district of Nangarhar district, Afghanistan, 21 May 2017.  EPA/GHULAMULLAH HABIBI

Analysis: The changing face of the Islamic State in South Africa

By Jasmine Opperman
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman

Op-Ed: The question of ‘judicial overreach’

By Raymond Suttner
Photo by Craig Sunter via Flickr.

Editorial: Write your comments below, but keep it civil please

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Members of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces take up position at al-Shuhada district in western Mosul, Iraq, 19 May 2017. Nearly 90 percent of west Mosul has been recaptured by Iraqi forces, and the Islamic State group in the city are on the brink of total defeat, Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, spokesman for Iraq's Joint Operations Command said. Iraqi forces launched the massive operation to retake Mosul from IS nearly seven months ago, the fighting forced around 560 thousands of people to flee from the city. EPA/AHMED JALIL

ISS Today: Are Islamic State returnees a risk for South Africa?

By ISS TODAY
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Letter to the Editor: The paradox of a secret vote of no confidence in the President

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Then Justice Minister Jeff Radebe speaks at a briefing in Pretoria on Friday, 21 September 2012 about the probe into the Marikana shootings. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Op-Ed: Would the alleged Radebe sexts endanger his career? Unlikely.

By Rebecca Davis