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24 July 2017 20:43 (South Africa)
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Uganda Transit Camp, Durban: A report from the frontlines of the struggle for democracy

  • Jared Sacks
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    Jared Sacks

    Jared Sacks is a founder of the Children of South Africa. Since 2007, he has been living in Cape Town working directly with communities supporting their efforts to build authentic grassroots social change. He has worked closely with a range of poor people's social movements. He is also the compiler of the anthology No Land! No House! No Vote! Voices from Symphony Way.

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Photo: Scopa chairperson Themba Godi. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

The Themba Godi Interview: The paw-paw has hit the fan, but there is hope

By Janet Heard
Photo: Black First Land First leader Andile Mngxitama. Picture: Facebook.com via EWN

#GuptaLeaks: Gupta spin machine commissioned BLF’s Andile Mngxitama

By News24
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Evita's Free Speech: Ep.100 – A Century of Evita's Free Speech (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Main photo: President Jacob Zuma addressing the launch of the Truman Magubane Family Foundation in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. The foundation which Named after its founder and Grand Patron Truman Magubane, 22/07/2017 (Elmond Jiyane/GCIS)

ANC Leadership Race: Foundations as weapons of war

By Carien du Plessis
Original photo: A file picture dated 23 November 2015 shows the new home of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, The Netherlands. EPA/MARTIJN BEEKMAN

Op-Ed: ICC muddies waters with failure to refer SA for non-compliance

By Angela Mudukuti
Photo: Prudence Mabele: 21 July 1971 to 10 July 2017. Photo from her Facebook page

GroundUp: Prudence Mabele was a radical who led the struggle for openness about HIV

By GroundUp
Photo: ANC President Jacob Zuma, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the ANC’s Policy Conference, 5 July 2017 (Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee)

ANC’s Leadership Race: The Dirtiest Options

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa during a funeral service of Prudence Nobantu Mabele at Rhema Bible Church in Randburg, Johannesburg, July 19, 2017 Photo: GCIS

Health-e News: Pills, prevention and politicking – the unfinished business of HIV

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo: A woman looks on as a police Nyala patrols a village during tense local municipal elections in Vuwani, South Africa's northern Limpopo province, August 3, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Vuwani: Unhappy community on the march, again

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: A man stands with his dog as police evict hundreds of people from their houses on a farm in the rural town of Skeerport, South Africa Wednesday 6 April 2005. Land evictions have seen thousands of people move from illegally occupied land since the fall of the apartheid system. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Op-Ed: Resisting evictions from farms

By MICHAEL CLARK and ALANA POTTER
Photo: The South African Broadcasting Corporation headquarters in Johannesburg, 2008 Photo: Mike Powell (Wikimedia Commons)

Op-Ed: SABC programming post-Hlaudi – any green shoots?

By KATE SKINNER
Photo: Veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada looks on during the ANC's centenary celebration in Bloemfontein, South Africa, January 8, 2012. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Op-Ed: Kathrada spoke – and acted – out of concern for the state of the movement and the needs of the country

By Cyril Ramaphosa
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gupta-leaks.com: Everything you ever need to know about #GuptaLeaks in one place

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Sipho Pityana (right) with (from left)Nelson MandelaBay Mayor Athol Trollip and city council speaker James Lawack at a protest in Port Elizabeth in April. Photo: Joseph Chirume

GroundUp: Pityana asks MPs to vote according to conscience

By GroundUp
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Upgrading Informal Settlements: A burning need for houses sparks protests on the streets of Atteridgeville

By PUSELETSO NTHATE
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma replies to the debate about his State Of The Nation Address (SONA) in the parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 February 2017. The president responded to the debate in parliament following the 09 February 2017 SONA. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Makhosi Khoza: Fear and loathing in the parliamentary precinct

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: SASCOC CEO Tubby Reddy and Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula during the Paralympics send off at OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.

Sascoc’s war in the Boardroom: Phone bugging allegations surface 

By ANTOINETTE MULLER & PAULI VAN WYK
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O.J. Simpson (R) attends his parole hearing at Lovelock Correctional Center, in Lovelock, Nevada, USA, 20 July 2017. Simpson is serving a nine to 33 year prison term for a 2007 armed robbery and kidnapping conviction.

While you were sleeping: 21 July 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Vytije Mentor and her self-published book. (Source: Twitter)

Lone Ranger: Vytjie Mentor on the groper president and the ANC’s lost soul

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Hundreds of DA supporters gathered outside National Treasury in Pretoria on 20 July to protest against its ‘capture’. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

State Capture: Maimane takes the Gupta fight to the UAE

By Ihsaan Haffejee
Main photo: Members of the City of Cape Town’s Anti-Land Invasion Unit demolish homes in Imizamo Yethu. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Violence erupts in Hout Bay as City attempts to reblock

By GroundUp
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Life Esidimeni: Justice at last? Dikgang Moseneke enters the tragedy

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Masixole Feni

GroundUp: Lost trial record hampers prisoner’s appeal

By GroundUp
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A fireman works to extinguish embers the day after a large fire swept through the pine forest of Castelfusano in Ostia near Rome, Italy, 18 July 2017. Homes in Rome have been evacuated after famed beauty spots went up in smoke outside the Italian capital and in the southern Italian port amid a continuing spate of alleged arson related wildfires across Italy.

While you were sleeping: 20 July 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: A family, extended and direct, harvest a bumper crop of sweet potatoes in Sigidi Village. Photo: Supplied

Op-Ed: ‘Resistance is fertile’ – Amadiba agriculture challenges elite mining agenda

By Andrew Bennie
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Book Review: foodSTUFF – a touching memoir with food as the centrepiece

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: African National Congress President Jacob Zuma (R) speaks with his lawyer Michael Hulley ahead of a press conference after appearing at the Durban High Court, South Africa, April 7, 2009. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Nothing to see here: KZN Law Society refuses to investigate Zuma’s lawyer Michael Hulley

By Marianne Thamm
Main photo: Red Ant security guards remove belongings from Fattis Mansions on Harrison Street on Wednesday morning. All photos: Steve Kretzmann.

GroundUp: Red Ants turf residents out of Johannesburg building

By GroundUp
Photo: Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies addresses the media on the upcoming South Africa- European Union Summit, Tshedimosetso House in Pretoria. (Photo: GCIS)

Brexit: Southern African Customs Union trade with UK not to be disrupted

By PETER FABRICIUS