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23 October 2017 08:17 (South Africa)
South Africa

Gauteng's e-tolling volcano

  • Alex Eliseev
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    Alex Eliseev

    Dubbed a "troublemaker" for his investigative work, Alex Eliseev is also an award-winning hard news journalist who has reported from Haiti, Japan and Libya. Currently an Eyewitness News reporter, he's worked for South Africa's top newspapers, including The Star and Sunday Times. To quench the thirst of his soul, he writes human-interest features. He also collects shirts with birds on them. 

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Aniya Seki of Switzerland,(R), fights against Kleopatra Tolnai of Hungary, (L), during a WBC silver title fight in Guemligen, Switzerland, 21 October 2017. EPA-EFE/PETER KLAUNZER

While you were sleeping: 23 October 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses Albert Moroka Secondary School students, 13 October 2017. [Photo: GCIS]

ANC Leadership Race: Ramaphosa boldly goes to North West

By Carien du Plessis
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Evita's Free Speech: Ep.113 – Evita rearranges the ANC deckchairs (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
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amaBhungane: The McKinsey Dossier, part 5 – How Transnet cash stuffed Gupta letterboxes

By AMABHUNGANE
Photo: President Jacob Zuma with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa during the commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa at George Thabe Sports Ground in Sharpeville, Gauteng. 10 December 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Analysis: Firing Ramaphosa could turn into political suicide for Zuma

By Stephen Grootes
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Ntlemeza: Former Hawks boss approaches ConCourt to challenge ‘involuntary termination’ – but it’s all about the money

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South African president Jacob Zuma reacts during a question and answer session in Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 31 August 2017.  EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

Letter to Editor: Is the Catholic Bishops’ call for a new TRC such a bad idea, as Paul Hoffman suggests?

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Boys stand in front of a mural depicting African National Congress leader and South African presidential candidate Jacob Zuma in the township of Gugulethu in Cape Town April 21, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O’Reilly.

Op-Ed: A snapshot of South African politics from a parliamentary tour

By David Reiersgord
Photo: Secretary of Defence William Cohen (not in the frame) escorts visiting South African Defence Minister Joe Modise (left) to the Pentagon River Entrance Parade Field on 28 July, 1997. DoD photo by R. D. Ward.

Letter to the Editor: History of the Arms Deal cannot be rewritten to salvage Joe Modise’s reputation

By Andrew Feinstein
Photo: Kingdom of Lesotho Minister of Foreign Affairs Lesego Makgothi receiving Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on arrival at King Moshoshoe 1 International Airport, 9 August 2017 (GCIS)

Lesotho: Peacekeeping troops’ arrival imminent, state insists

By PETER FABRICIUS
Illustrative photo by EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Health-e News: New tests to diagnose TB in children?

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo: Brain Molefe. Photo: EE Publishers

Parliament’s Eskom Inquiry: Molefe pension – instructions from above accepted without question, rules or no rules

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Khumbulani Dube, Skhumbuza’s father, and Edith, his stepmother in their home in Brokhorstspruit. Photo: Julia Chaskalson

GroundUp: Activists furious with delays in child shooting case

By GroundUp
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Traditional Moroccan knights ride in an equestrian show during the Festival of Tbourida, a competition between the Moroccan tribes, in Al-Jadidah, Morocco, 18 October 2017. Tbourida is a traditional exhibition of horsemanship in the Maghreb performed during cultural festivals and to close Maghrebi wedding celebrations. The performance consists of a group of horse riders, all wearing traditional clothes, who charge along a straight path at the same speed so as to form a line, the pickup speed and then at the end of the charge, fire into the sky using old muskets or muzzle-loading rifles.

While you were sleeping: 20 October 2017

By John Stupart
Main photo: Tholakele “Bhele” Dlunga was killed on Tuesday evening. (Photo by Greg Marinovich)

Marikana: Survivors of the massacre are still hounded and assassinated amid rumoured ‘hit list’

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Residents of Ocean View burn tyres and blockade the Kommetjie road in protest against the lack of policing in their area in Cape Town, South Africa, 21 September 2017. Ocean View has been plagued by gang violence. Recently Aqeel Davids, 9, was killed in suspected gang crossfire. Residents claim the police and the ward councellors responsible for the area are not doing enough to combat the problem whilst innocent residents are being killed. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Beware of suspicious crime statistics methods to come

By Chris De Kock
Photo: Security personnel keep a lookout on Durban’s Addington Beach. Photo: Linh Do (flickr)

AmaBhungane: The axe falls – but no end in sight for Durban’s R50m security debacle

By AMABHUNGANE
Photo: Leader of the opposition DA (Democratic Alliance) Mmusi Maimane and other members of civil society, political parties and church leaders address the media at the formation of the Freedom Movement, in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 April 2017. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/(EPA).

#CapeWaterGate: ‘I wish we could have acted better’ – DA’s Maimane

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Members of the South African Police Services enter a house during a training session in Pretoria, on 08 August 2006. Photo: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

GroundUp: Over 2,000 police firearms lost in three years

By GroundUp
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa signs the pledge at an event where he led the 2017 Grade 12 signing of the pledge ceremony at Albert Moroka Secondary School in Thaba Nchu, Free State. 13 Octber 2017 (GCIS)

ANC Leadership Race: Rumour mill in overdrive, Ramaphosa lives to fight another day

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Sipho M Pityana, Chairman, AngloGold Ashanti, South Africa speaking during the session ‘Investing in Peace’ at the Annual Meeting 2017 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 18, 2017. Copyright by World Economic Forum / Jakob Polacsek

Op-Ed: Can South Africa’s constitutional democracy be sustained?

By SIPHO PITYANA
Photo: Auditor General Kimi Makwetu reports an encouraging improvement in the audits results of South Africa’s municipalities over the past five years during a media briefing at Tshedimosetso House in Pretoria. South Africa. 01/06/2016. Siyabulela Duda (COGTA)

Notes from the House: Auditor General slams growing practice of ‘contesting’ audit findings

By MOIRA LEVY
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa deliver a message of encouragement to delegates in his capacity as SADC Facilitator to the Kingdom of Lesotho during his working visit to Lesotho where he attended the landmark Post-Elections National Dialogue in Maseru, Kingdom of Lesotho. 18 October 2017. (GCIS)

Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: ‘Mr Clean’ Ramaphosa battles stinging State Capture comments

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Piping is prepared for the installation of a well point in a domestic garden in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town this week. Photo: Shaun Swingler.

#CapeWaterGate: Demand for boreholes rises as dam levels sink to 35%

By Leila Dougan
Photo: Blogtrepreneur (flickr)

Social media surveillance may not just be urban legend

By Heidi Swart
Photo: Matshela Koko (FREDDY MAVUNDA/FINANCIAL MAIL)

Key Eskom witnesses fail to appear at Koko’s disciplinary hearing

By Chris Yelland
Photo: African National Congress (ANC) supporters brandish t-shirts showing South African President Jacob Zuma as they celebrate during a pre-election rally in Bekkersdal near Johannesburg, South Africa, 06 May 2014. Photo: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

By-elections: Poll upset for ANC in Mpumalanga but KZN remains solid

By Wayne Sussman
Photo: (left) Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond speaks at an OECD press conference in central London, Britain, 17 October 2017. EPA-EFE/NEIL HALL; (right) Ajay Gupta (Gallo images)

State Capture: UK Serious Fraud Office aware of Guptas’ overseas banking networks

By Marianne Thamm
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Real Madrid's Croatian midfielder Luka Modric (L) in action against Tottenham's English striker Harry Kane (R) during the UEFA Champions League group H soccer match between Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, 17 October 2017.

While you were sleeping: 19 October 2017

By John Stupart