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24 September 2017 23:18 (South Africa)
South Africa

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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Photo: African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Gwede Mantashe briefs the media at the end of the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) three-day meeting in Pretoria, South Africa March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

ANC NEC: Future of KwaZulu-Natal leadership to be decided in three days

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Onlookers watch as residents from Ocean View block Kommetjie Road during a protest on Thursday. All photos: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: In photos – Ocean View residents and police clash over failure to reduce crime

By GroundUp
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Fin24: Gupta coal mine to pay salaries late after court bid fails

By Fin24
Photo: Makhosi Khoza (GCIS)

Analysis: What next for Makhosi Khoza?

By Carien du Plessis
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KPMG: Auditor ditched by medical aid of legislators and judges, Gigaba calls for review of firm’s government work

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with South African President Jacob Zuma during their bilateral meeting of the BRICS summit in Xiamen, China, 04 September 2017.    Photo:    EPA-EFE/MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/SPUTNIK/KREMLIN POOL / POOL MANDATORY CREDIT/SPUTNIK

Scorpio: PetroSA board duo loses court bid after ‘Rosgeo fall-out’

By JESSICA BEZUIDENHOUT
Photo: SARS commissioner Tom Moyane (left), Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. (GCIS)

SARS Wars: Vlok Symington loses bid to interdict taxman from disciplining him

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Masixole Feni’s collection of photos titled A Drain on Our Dignity is travelling across South Africa. All photos: Masixole Feni

GroundUp: Bearing Witness – Why it is worth seeing Masixole Feni’s photography

By GroundUp
Photo: Tord Sollie (Flickr)

GroundUp: Understanding the court judgment on polygynous Muslim marriages

By GroundUp
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Young women wearing costumes pose in front of an exhibition booth during the Tokyo Game Show 2017 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, east of Tokyo, Japan, 21 September 2017. Asia's largest gaming event opened with 609 companies and organisations from 36 countries and regions exhibiting at the show.

While you were sleeping: 22 September 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Sonny Bill Williams addresses the players huddle Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship match, Australia Wallabies vs New Zealand All Blacks, Sydney, Australia. Saturday 19 August 2017. Photo: Paul Seiser / www.photosport.co.nz

Analysis: What the Springboks can learn from the All Blacks about inclusion

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma during the G20 leaders retreat as part of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, 07 July 2017. EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL/POOL

Analysis: South Africans must defend PIC till the bitter end – failure could cost us the country

By Dirk de Vos
Photo: Kliptown Informal Settlement is home to hundreds of residents who feel forgotten by the government. Tired of waiting for any sort of services from the government they have turned to electricity thieves to supply them with power. Photo: Bafana Mvambi

Electricity Theft: Kliptown ‘hero’ brings light to forgotten community

By BHEKI C. SIMELANE
Photo: Residents of Ocean View protesting against the lack of policing set up barricades along Kommetjie Rd. Photo: SHAUN SWINGLER

Police and protesters clash in Ocean View, Kommetjie (Video)

By Shaun Swingler
Photo: Andrew Yardley/(Unsplash)

‘People’s Tribunal’ set up to hear evidence on arms trade corruption

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Activist Ahmed Timol was killed in detention on 22 October 1971.

History, suppressed: What didn’t get revealed at the Timol inquest

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: A man makes his mark in a voting booth during South Africa's general elections, in Soweto, South Africa, 07 May 2014. Photo: EPA/IHSAAN HAFFEJEE

By-Elections: Comebacks, wins and losses across the board

By Wayne Sussman
Photo: ANC MP Makhosi Khoza addressed a gathering at The Conference for The Future of South Africa at the Rhema Bible Church in Randburg on Tuesday, 19 July 2017. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

Reporter's Parliamentary Notebook: Dlamini-Zuma is in, Makhosi Khoza is out of ANC benches

By Marianne Merten
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Bank of Baroda: What next for the soon-to-be unbanked Guptas?

By Rebecca Davis
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A handout picture provided by the citizen Edgar Cabalceta shows a general view of Mexico City following a magnitude 7.1 earthquake, in Mexico City, Mexico, 19 September 2017. 

While you were sleeping: 21 September 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Residents walk through shacks in Cape Town’s crime-ridden Khayelitsha township in this picture taken July 9, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Khayelitsha – Where’s the weakest link?

By Marelise van der Merwe
Graphic illustration: The image shows Dr Pierre Durand, project leader of the Evolution of Complexity Laboratory in the Evolutionary Studies Institute at Wits University.  A simple RNA molecule such as the one depicted here is an example of what may have been responsible for the evolution of complex life as we know it. Photo sources: Wits University and Unsplash

Explainer: New study finds out how complex life was formed billions of years ago

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Commercial near-shore fisherman Sherman Pharos echoes the sentiments of many in the Hawston community who believe reducing the Total Allowable Catch for crayfish and abalone merely turns fishers into poachers. Photo: Steve Kretzmann/WCN

GroundUp: Fishing communities battle the law and a depleted ocean

By GroundUp
Photo: President  Jacob Zuma (R) greets the crowd at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday, 10 January 2015 during the ANC's 103rd anniversary celebrations. Zuma is accompanied by ANC stalwart Cyril Ramaphosa (L). Picture: Department of Communications (DoC)/SAPA

Analysis: The ANC and its muddle-through tendencies

By Stephen Grootes
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Analysis: Unchartered territory – KPMG, Zuptas and the tainting of chartered accountancy in SA

By Rebecca Davis
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Op-Ed: Child murders – South Africa’s preventable tragedy

By SHANAAZ MATHEWS and LORNA MARTIN
Photo: Youth Day is a public holiday in South Africa honouring the youth that were ambushed by apartheid police on 16 June 1976. Here, children from disadvantaged communities warm up ahead of a beach cleanup organised by Waves For Change organisation in honour of the Youth in Cape Town on 16 June 2017. Photo: Nic Bothma/(EPA)

Op-Ed: The bold spirit of the youth can drive Africa forward

By JODI WILLIAMS
Photo: In this file photo on 15 July, 2015, Nobuhle Mashaba, the widow of the late deputy mayor of  the late UThungulu District Municipality mayor Thulani Mashaba, is flanked by President Jacob Zuma, his wife Thobeka and then KZN Premier Senzo Mchunu during a memorial service for the deputy mayor, who was killed in a car accident. Photo Elmond Jiyane/(GCIS).

Moerane Commission: Senzo Mchunu lays bare his version of why KZN politicians are being assassinated

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: President Jacob Zuma participating in The New Age SABC Business Briefing held on Friday in Cape Town which is aimed at unpacking some of the key messages and actions from the Stae of the Nation Address 10/02/2017 Kopano Tlape (GCIS)

TRAINSPOTTER: The End of Law, The End of Democracy

By Richard Poplak