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18 January 2017 18:02 (South Africa)
South Africa

FIVE MINUTES: South Africa

  • Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
    Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
Photo: Hlaudi Motsoeneng (Photo: Steven Lang)

Parliament: Leaked 'Working document' slams SABC

By Marianne Merten
A rider goes through a bonfire at the 'Luminarias' (Illuminations) in San Bartolome de Pinares, Avila, central Spain, 16 January 2017. More than twenty bonfires are placed on this village streets continuing a more than two centuries tradition which tries to purify the animals.

While you were sleeping: 18th January 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: (LEFT) Then the African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (L) talks to South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma during the close of the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 31, 2016. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri (RIGHT) Baleka Mbete in Mangaung 2012. (Leonie Marinovich)

The Gender Contender: Dlamini-Zuma and Mbete vie to be the woman on top

By Ranjeni Munusamy

TRAINSPOTTER: Bankorp, BLF and the radioactive dust in our eyes

By Richard Poplak

Letter to the Editor: UCT group reply

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa being received by Ambassador Claudinah Ramosepele in Switzerland ahead of WEF 2017 in Davos, 16 January 2017. (Photo: GCIS)

Davos 2017: Good vibrations as Ramaphosa greets SA’s business leadership

By Stephen Grootes
Police secure the roof of the Congress Centre where preparations are underway for the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, 16 January 2017. The annual meeting brings together business leaders, international political leaders and select intellectuals, to discuss the pressing issues facing the world. The overarching theme of the 2017 meeting, which takes place from 17 to 20 January, is 'Responsive and Responsible Leadership'.

While you were sleeping: 17th January 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Former South African Reserve Bank Chris Stals.

‘Lifeboat’ scandal: An unlikely whistle-blower?

Photo: President-elect Donald J Trump, Steve Hofmeyr.

President Trump, SA’s white right’s white knight?

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini during the official opening of the Disability Rights Summit held at Saint Georges Hotel in Centurion, 10 March 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

SASSA’s deafening silence on April 1 readiness for monthly R10-billion grant handover

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Mmusi Maimane shakes hands with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu. Picture: Mtshatshalazisi

Maimane in Israel: DA defends visit while attacks mount

By Greg Nicolson

Life after Office: Madonsela still following her Northern Star

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Freshly caught snoek, a mackerel species, in the small fishing harbour of Kalk Bay in Cape Town, South Africa, 22 April 2014. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: Is southern Africa running out of fish?

Main photo: Jackal cull in Karoo 2012.

Op-Ed: 573 dead jackals in search of a reason

By Don Pinnock
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: What is at stake in the ANC “succession” race?

By Raymond Suttner

Cartoon: Zuma Trumped

By Zapiro

Video: Evita's Free Speech, Ep.73 – Breaking news or faking news: that is the question

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Andy Murray of Britain during a practice session ahead of Australian Open Tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia, 14 January 2017. The Australian Open tennis tournament will run from 16 to 29 January 2017.

While you were sleeping: 16th January 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Mmusi Maimane shakes hands with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu during his visit. Picture: Mtshatshalazisi/

Maimane’s Israeli blunder: The DA’s self-inflicted injury

By Ranjeni Munusamy

Nuclear SA: Ep 1 – The Laager

Photo of Johannesburg by Arthur Spring via Flickr.

2017: Is ISIS attack likely in South Africa?

By Jasmine Opperman
Photo: South Africa’s Statistician-General, Pali Lehohla at the conference. (StatisticsSA via Flickr)

Sexy, cool data: Get ready for the UN’s ‘Cape Town Global Action Plan’

By Marianne Merten
Photo: A scene from Project Spear.

ABSA, SABC and the documentary that never aired

By Greg Nicolson
Main photo: Earnest and Eadith Segelberg outside of their Happy Feet Day Care Centre in Bushkoppies Informal Settlement. All photos by Cecilia Johnson.

GroundUp: Caring for our kids – informal crèches are desperate for aid

By GroundUp
Photo: Hashim Amla of South Africa during the International Test Series 2016/17 match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on the 14 January 2017 ©Muzi Ntombela/Backpagepix

Cricket: Five talking points after South Africa’s whitewash over Sri Lanka

By Antoinette Muller
Photo credit: Amy Green

Health-e News: DIY test for HIV comes to a pharmacy near you

Photo: Dr Ben Ngubane (Netwerk 24)

SABC inquiry: Ben Ngubane defends Hlaudi, attacks Chapter 9 institutions

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President of the United States Barack Obama (R) welcomes President of South Africa Jacob Zuma (L) during the Nuclear Security Summit at the Washington Convention Center in Washington DC, USA, 12 April 2010. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

A tale of two speeches: Zuma and Obama’s legacies, in their own words

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

SARS WARS: Moyane/Gordhan cold war to reach breaking point in 2017

By Marianne Thamm