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19 January 2017 08:22 (South Africa)
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FIVE MINUTES: South Africa

  • Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
    Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
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Matt Damon, Co-Founder of Water.org (L)and Gary White, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Water.org, are pictured during a penal session on the first day of the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, 17 January 2017. The meeting brings together enterpreneurs, scientists, chief executive and political leaders in Davos January 17 to 20.

While you were sleeping: 19th January 2017

By John Stupart

Cartoon: Pravin's Winter's Tale

By Zapiro
Photo by Cory Doctorow via Flickr

Absa Public Protector report and other ghosts of things past may come back to haunt ANC

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Minister Bathabile Dlamini and Lumka Oliphant. (Twitter)

Op-Ed: Reflections on ‘Lumka’ – we need to talk about the way we talk

By Jacques van Zuydam
Photo: A picture made available on 21 June 2016 and taken with wide angle lens shows two cooling towers of the nuclear power plant Grafenrheinfeld, Germany, 31 May 2016. EPA/DANIEL KARMANN

Understanding Eskom’s nuclear ambitions: An interview with David Nicholls

By Chris Yelland

Art and Outrage: National Gallery under attack

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Carol Dlamini and Jeannette Makhanya protesting in October 2016 against deductions from social grants. The current contract with SASSA for the payment of social grants expires at the end of March. Photo: Nomfundo Xolo

GroundUp: Weeks from grant payment deadline, SASSA still has no plan

By GroundUp
Photo of Shimla Violence via YouTube.

UFS rugby attacks: Violent, racist, barbaric, says inquiry

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: US Vice-President Joe Biden speaks during a panel session on the first day of the 46th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, 20 January 2016. EPA/LAURENT GILLIERON

Reporter’s Davos notebook: Beware of Russia, Biden warns a chilled Europe

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: A burning Ford Pinto after a rear-end collision.

When lives are cheaper than financial losses: Ford Pinto’s chilling lesson

By Rebecca Davis
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