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26 April 2017 19:36 (South Africa)
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What’s Mine isn’t yours: Mining Indaba 2013

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

Nuclear Deal: Court puts the brakes on deal

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Left: Willie Bester’s Saartjie Baartman sculpture on UCT. Right: Same sculpture after it was covered up. (Left photo by Flickr user Alan Cordle - CC BY-NC-SA 2.0; Right photo by GroundUp - CC BY-ND 4.0

GroundUp: This is probably the list of artworks UCT has removed

By GroundUp
Photo (L-R, per vertical): Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Cyril Ramaphosa, Baleka Mbete, Zweli Mkhize, Lindiwe Sisulu, Gwede Mantashe, Nathi Mthethwa, Jeff Radebe, Senzo Mchunu, Mathews Phosa, David Mabuza, Paul Mashatile, Tito Mboweni, Ace Magashula, David Makhura.

Who wants to be a president? A dummy’s guide to the 2017 ANC leadership race

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Sedibeng Technical and Vocational Education and Training College in Vereeniging.

amaBhungane: Sedibeng College funds for sale to sharp investors

Photo: Original photo by Rod Waddington via Flickr.

South Africa: Alive with political intimidation

By Rebecca Davis
Photo of the original hourglass by Tor Andreas Torhaug via Flickr

These are the Days of our SA Lives: Ntlemeza vs Mbalula, High Noon, Tuesday episode

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Minister Fikile Mbalula speaks during a press conference at the Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 17 March 2016. EPA/SUMAYA HISHAM

The Ego has Landed: Sheriff Mbalula sets out plan of action and accuses Ntlemeza of going rogue

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Supporters of the Save South Africa movement listen to speeches in St Albans Church in Tshwane, 2 November 2016. (Greg Nicolson)

ISS Today: Citizens must unite to save corruption-crippled SA

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (C) loses the ball as he attempts to shoot between Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic of Montenegro (L) and Chicago Bulls forward Bobby Portis (R) in the second half of game four of the first round NBA Eastern Conference playoffs at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 23 April 2017. The Celtics defeated the Bulls.

While you were sleeping: Tuesday 25 April 2017

By John Stupart
Photo by Nomboniso Gasa.

Op-Ed: Opulence and Emptiness of the Gupta Family’s Shrimad Bhagwat Katha

By Nomboniso Gasa & Roshnie Moonsammy
Photo: Neighbours in Nkaneng, Marikana, South Africa, 16 October 2012.  (Photo: Greg Marinovich)

Freedom Day Op-Ed: What’s Freedom? Can you eat it?

By Jodi Williams & Gugu Nonjinge
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Freedom day: There can be no freedom without peace

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Cyril Ramaphosa, Zweli Mkhize, Gwede Mantashe, Lindiwe Sisulu, Mcebisi Jonas, David Makhura, Paul Mashatile.

ANC Succession: Emerging – an anti-Zuma super slate?

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party, Marine Le Pen blows a kiss to supporters as she delivers a speech after finishing second in the first round of the French presidential elections in Henin-Beaumont, Northern France, 23 April 2017. EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

Op-Ed: Europe’s Elections: a Yardstick for Populism

By Carmel Rawhani
Photo: Planet Earth by Pixnio.

Just Google It: The SA web app that could turn ecological research into a safe, cheap desk job

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng (Greg Nicolson)

Mogoeng: Fake Democracy vs Judicial Independence

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Loftus Stadium, 19 July 2008. (Photo by Aquila via Flickr)

Analysis: The Gospel According To Angus Buchan

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Police Minister Fikile Mbalula addresses the media at Hawks headquarters in Pretoria, April 24, 2017. Photo: Greg Nicolson

House of Cards: Ntlemeza is a scandal and embarrassment – Mbalula

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Some of thousands of members of the NUMSA march to highlight corruption within the government during a mass anti corruption march in Johannesburg, South Africa, 14 October 2015. Photo: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Op-Ed: New federation's declaration maps its plan of action

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Lonwabo Tsotsobe of South Africa Photo: ©Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Cricket: Tsotsobe officially charged under CSA’s anti-corruption code

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: School governing body chairperson Osmond Nkuzo at Mpumelelo Primary School. Photo: Julia Chaskalson

GroundUp: The no-fee school where parents were forced to pay fees

By GroundUp
Photo: Then Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi speaks at a news conference in Johannesburg, Thursday, 25 August 2011, Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Vavi & Co: New federation Saftu launches, now the work begins

By Greg Nicolson
A man waves a flag during the gathering following the March for Science in Berlin, Germany, on 22 April 2017. Hundreds of thousands of people in more than 400 locations across the globe are taking part in the March for Science to recognise scientific progress, raise awareness of scientific discovery, and defend scientific integrity.

While you were sleeping: 24 April 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma speaks to his party deputy Cyril Ramaphosa (L) during the final election rally of his ruling African National Congress (ANC) party in Soweto, May 4, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

#CR2017, We Have Liftoff: Ramaphosa takes aim at Zuma, state capture

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Then South Africa's Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas arrives for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's 2016 Budget address in Cape Town, February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Op-Ed: Betrayal of the promise

By Mcebisi Jonas

Alibi, Ep 8: SA podcast concludes with finding a lawyer to help, a cop to tell his story and a prison warder to argue for our guy’s innocence

By Paul McNally

Street Talk: Interracial Relationships (Video)

By Street Talk
Photo: Acting National Commissioner of SAPS Lieutenant-General Kgomotso Phahlane. (Photo: Leila Dee Dougan)

House of Car(d)s: Kgomotso Phahlane, the man who could have saved SAPS

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Community members get tested for sicknesses such as high blood pressure and diabetes at Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital during the World Diabetes Day awareness campaign led by MaNgema Zuma in Umlazi, South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, 22 Nov 2012 (GCIS)

Health-e News: Junk food, junk status cause skyrocketing medical costs