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Mining: It's a man's world

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    Khadija Patel

    Khadija peddles words on street corners, in polite company she's known as a journalist. Words are her only defence against impending doom, old age and iniquity - spurring her interest in what language tells us about where we are from, what we are doing and where we are headed. Don't mind the headscarf, she don't need no liberation. 

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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

SASSA Grants: The rogue minister and the great Treasury stitch-up

By Marianne Thamm

While you were sleeping: 1st March 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party leader Julius Malema arrives with supporters for a demonstration in Pretoria, South Africa, November 2, 2016. Picture taken November 2, 2016.   REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File photo

Malema: If you see a beautiful piece of land, take it

By News24
Photo: Mzwanele (Jimmy) Manyi in his days as government spokesperson. (Photo: GCIS)

Jimmy’s Self-Killer Pawns: New nexus to capture finance ministry exposes itself

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: ANC’s Top Six (Greg Nicolson/Daily Maverick)

Op-Ed: Self-correction eludes the ANC Leadership

By David Ka-Ndyalvan
Photo: West Indies fielder Laurie Williams (2nd R) is assisted by teammates from the field after he suffered a concussion from falling on his head whilst trying to take a catch during the one-day international against Australia in Melbourne January 11, 2001. (Reuters)

Cricket: ICC’s baffling reluctance to act on concussion

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi with the then SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng at the funeral service of Mduduzi “Mandoza” Tshabalala held at Grace Bible Church in Soweto, 23 September 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Parliament: SABC puts 17 names forward for interim board

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

GroundUp: Young leaders call on President Zuma to take action against xenophobia

By GroundUp
Caption: Zoleka Mapikana waiting outside the Net1 Moneyline office at Philippi Plaza. Photo: Barbara Maregele

GroundUp: Sassa beneficiaries coerced into ‘green’ cards to get loans

By GroundUp
Photo: Social grant beneficiaries queue in Gugulethu. Photo: Mary-Anne Gontsana.

GroundUp: SASSA’s last-ditch Constitutional Court bid

By GroundUp
Photo:  Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini launches Child Protection Week, Braakspruit Farm Sports Ground near Klerksdorp, 29 May 2016 (GCIS)

Social Grants Crisis: Rogue minister on a suicide mission – Bathabile Dlamini undermines Parliament, again

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South African President Thabo Mbeki answers questions in Parliament in Cape Town, September 20, 2000. (Reuters)

Nzimande hails Mbeki as one of the greatest intellectuals of the liberation movement

By News24

Street Talk: My Hair. My Roots? (Video)

By Street Talk
Photo: Members of the South African Police force patrol an area around the Jeppe Street men’s hostel where local South African men attacked shops owned by foreign nationals overnight in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, 27 February 2017. Incidents of xenophobic attacks have occurred in both Pretoria and Johannesburg over the past week. Local police forces have been increased in the hot spots to try to contain the outbreak. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Gauteng Xenophobia: Gigaba and Mashaba trade accusations

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Workers underground at Lonmin Rowland Shaft setting up for drilling and later drilling. By GREG MARINOVICH.

Op-Ed: Let’s get mining under way – again

By Dirk de Vos
Photo by Steve Evans via Flickr.

Rhino sale bombshell hidden in new draft regulations

By Don Pinnock
Photo: Letter sent by Eastleigh Primary School to parents (via social media)

GroundUp: Gauteng school withdraws xenophobic letter

By GroundUp
Photo: South Africa’s rugby coach Allister Coetzee (BackPagePix)

Rugby: SARU finally confirms its anything-but-merry coaching-go-round

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South African residents travel on the back of a pick-up truck as they look for foreign nationals during a xenophobic march by the Mamelodi Concerned Residents through the streets of Pretoria, South Africa, 24 February 2017. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK\

Analysis: The awful politics of xenophobia

By Stephen Grootes
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: Xenophobia and the question of universal rights

By Raymond Suttner

Evita's Free Speech: Ep.79 – Oceans oceans everywhere, not a drop to drink? (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: (in the Pic - President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyryl Ramaphosa flanked  Minister Pravin Gordhan, Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas and Director General Lungile Fuzile give a thumbs up to the budget speech outside Tuynhuis). Cape Town 22/02/2017, Elmond Jiyane, GCIS

Reshuffle Catch-22: Would a Cabinet shakeup help Zuma or backfire against him?

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane (Photo by Financial Mail)

SARS Wars: Tom Moyane's multiple storms

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Minister of Higher Education and Training, and SACP general secretary Dr Blade Nzimande briefs media on the 2016 Post–School Education and Training Opportunities and plans for this academic year, 11 July 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Cabinet tremors: What will the Communists do?

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Young Kenyan innovator Caroline Wambui shows a journalist (R) the interface of a mobile app called ‘Life Pocket’ that she designed in Utawala, Nairobi, Kenya, 15 December 2016. Wambui who has recently completed her high school education at the Embakasi girls secondary school in the Mukuru kwa Njenga slums of Nairobi, conceived of the app after her uncle died when the family couldn’t find a matching kidney in adequate time. Together with her teacher Damaris Muteti (not pictured), Wambui learnt to code and built the app so patients, donors, doctors and hospitals can easily communicate and people who need to receive or donate organs can find a match. The app is currently being piloted by a number of hospitals and is expected to be available to the public by February 2017.  EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU

Op-Ed: Smart tech can make fees fall

By Magda Wierzycka
Photo: A dog looks down an alleyway between shack homes in Masiphumelele informal settlement in Cape Town, South Africa, 07 September 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Health-e News: The inequality gap and its impact on health

Photo: Electricity pylons at Koeberg nuclear power plant. Photo: Brent Meersman

GroundUp: Russian nuclear deal places massive liability on South Africans

By GroundUp
Photo: President Jacob Zuma joined by Minister Faith Muthambi, via a GCIS link-up, engaged with listeners of different Community Radio stations across South Africa, (Photo: GCIS)

Analysis: Reality Check – how strong is Zuma’s support base?

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Judge Essa Moosa (Ashraf Hendricks/GroundUp)

Essa Moosa: The struggle lawyer who was ‘everywhere’

By Ryland Fisher