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19 September 2017 15:19 (South Africa)
South Africa

DA's new member: more whimper than bang?

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    Rebecca Davis

    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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A police officer and a cat stand by a barrier cordon outside an address in Sunbury-upon-Thames, London, Britain, 18 September 2017, as part of the investigation the 15 September 'Parsons Green' bomb attack. Detectives are continuing to search a number of properties in relation to the explosive device left on a tube train at 'Parsons Green' station.

While you were sleeping: 19 September 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Original photo of Tom Moyane by GCIS.

SARS vs KPMG: Cornered Moyane risks total exposure

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: A woman and child walk past shelves of meat for sale at a butchery in Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa, 04 May 2017. This butcher shop has been running for the past five years. Slaughtered Cows and Sheep are sourced from a farm in Paarl some 120 kilometers away and brought to the Masiphumelele butchery where it is cut up and sold. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

CDE’s Opportunities First: Create an enabling environment for all entrepreneurs

By ANN BERNSTEIN
Original photo of Tom Moyane by GCIS.

Analysis: SARS vs KPMG. A tale of two four-letter words

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Scopa chairperson Themba Godi. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks.

Parliament: Moyane’s political move pulls the House into KPMG controversy

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Two contrasting figures in current politics, Faith Muthambi and Mcebisi Jonas, both shared a platform hosted by Public Servants' Association on Monday. Original photos by: Katlholo Maifadi and Mike Hutchtings/(Reuters)

Muthambi v Jonas: Which model will public servants follow?

By Rebecca Davis
Illustrative photo by Molly Belle/(Unsplash)

There’s nothing wrong with girls being on top – sans innuendo

By SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE COALITION
Main photo: A bus was burnt out along the N2. Photo: Yann Macharez

GroundUp: Cape taxi strike suspended after day of protest action marred by violence

By GroundUp
Opposition Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi speaks at a final election rally at the township of Thokoza on the outskirts of Johannesburg, April 18, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Letter to the Editor: Busani Ngcaweni should read more so that his writing will reflect the truth

By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
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Op-Ed: Zuma and allies under pressure – what is the way forward?

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane (Photo by Financial Mail)

SARS Wars: Tom Moyane on the offensive says ‘rogue unit’ report is solid, KPMG says it's flawed

By Greg Nicolson
A crumbling wall photo by John Schneider via Flickr.

Analysis: The crumbling edifice, brought to you by President Jacob Zuma

By Marianne Thamm
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German Formula One driver Sebastian Vettel (L) of Scuderia Ferrari and Finnish teammate Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen collide at the start of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore, 17 September 2017.

While you were sleeping: 18 September 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Then Transnet CEO Brian Molefe and then public enterprises minister Malusi Gigaba attended the crane delivery ceremony on 14 May 2013, together with Karl Socikwa, Transnet Port Terminals CEO. (Photo: Puri Devjee, Independent Newspapers)

amaBhungane & Scorpio #GuptaLeaks: A third Gupta-Transnet ‘kickback’ contract unearthed

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
Photo: Then Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma attends a meeting with Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino at Farnesina Palace in Rome 26 June 2013. Photo: Fabio Campana/(EPA)

Op-Ed: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is not the woman other women need

By SARAH GON
Photo: Francois Hougaard shows his disappointment during the All Blacks v Springboks rugby champsionship test at the QBE Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand at the weekend. Photo: Andrew Cornaga/www.Photosport.nz

What the Papers Say: Springboks took one hell of a beating

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Former KwaZulu-Natal ANC chairperson and premier Senzo Mchunu (Photo: eNCA)

ANC Leadership Race: KwaZulu-Natal is Ground Zero

By Carien du Plessis
Illustrative photo: Martin Dorsch/(Unsplash)

Op-Ed: Is Ebongweni C-Max prison living up to its promises?

By Gwen Dereymaeker
Photo: Hillbrow and Braamfontein, by Paul Saad, via Fickr.

Gunning for Mashaba: ANC takes Joburg no confidence vote to court

By Greg Nicolson
Original photo by Wesley Nitsckie via Flickr.

Health-e News: Young, pregnant and abandoned by the system

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo: In a show of unity, (from left to right), Free State ANC leader Ace Magashule, Gauteng ANC leader Paul Mashatile, North West ANC leader Supra Mahumapelo, KwaZulu-Natal deputy ANC leader Willies Mchunu and Mpumalanga ANC leader David Mabuza. Photo: ANC Twitter

Analysis: A provincial turn-off on the ANC’s long and winding road to unity

By Stephen Grootes
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Op-Ed: Many lessons for KPMG – and other state capture collaborators

By SAVE SOUTH AFRICA
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Residents of Hangberg run from tear gas fired by police as they clash during protests in Cape Town, South Africa, 14 September 2017. The fishing community of Hangberg in Hout Bay have been protesting for four days against the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Department's decision to cut fishing quotas but say criminal elements within the community have hijacked the protests. The Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Department announced that rock lobster quotas would be cut from 110kg to 50kg. Residents claim that fishing is their livelihood and cutting the quota will deprive them of it. 

While you were sleeping: 15 September 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Treasurer General of the ANC Zweli Mkhize addresses a breakfast hosted by the Progressive Business Forum at the ANC policy conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre. (Picture: Ihsaan Haffejee)

Analysis: Could Zweli Mkhize take the Number One spot? And if he did... then what?

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: President Zuma and Executive Chairman of Independent News and Media South Africa Dr Iqbal Surve on arrival at the CTICC for the official launch of Independent News and Media South Africa at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. South Africa. 27/02/2014. GCIS.

Op-Ed: Did Iqbal Survé’s personal agenda influence newspaper’s coverage of UCT?

By Ricky Stoch
Photo: Zane Dangor

Op-Ed: Why Zane Dangor should be the next executive director of the UN Population Fund

By Tlaleng Mofokeng
Photo: Police officers remember their own at the South African Police Service Commemoration Day at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, September 6, 2015. (Photo: GCIS)

Notes from the House: Police services dragging their heels in skills development

By MOIRA LEVY
Photo: Police Minister Fikile Mbalula during the South African Police Service (SAPS) National Day of Commemoration ceremony held at SAPS Memorial Site, Union Buildings, Pretoria, on September 3, 2017. (Photo: GCIS)

Mbalula’s Six-Point Plan: Much talk but little action as cops on the ground clueless about it

By PUSELETSO NTHATE
Main photo: View of Woodstock from Taliep Petersen Bridge. Many of the sites are situated in the vicinity. All Photos Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp photo essay: Cape Town’s 13 affordable housing sites

By GroundUp