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26 July 2017 06:44 (South Africa)
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FIVE MINUTES: South Africa

  • Daily Maverick Staff Reporter
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Convention goers participate in a photo shoot for people dressed as Marvel Comics characters during the second day of the Comic Con International 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, USA, 21 July 2017.

While you were sleeping: 26 July 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Minister Malusi Gigaba, Deputy Minister Sifiso Buthelezi, South African Revenue Service Commissioner, Mr Tom Moyane, 3 April 2017 (Photos GCIS)

Tax Season: Systemic IT glitch raises red flags at SARS

By Marianne Thamm
Photo by Neil Moralee via Flickr.

HairGate Rebooted: Another Gauteng school penalises black girls because of their hair

Photo by Andrew Thrasher via Flickr.

TRAINSPOTTER: The ageless, never-ending government/corporate collusion porno

By Richard Poplak
Photo: President Jacob Zuma welcomed by Eskom CEO Brian Molefe at Eskom Headquarters in Megawatts, Sunninghill on his monitoring visit to the state owned power utility.  06/05/2016 Kopano Tlape GCIS

SCORPIO: In addition to his R30m Eskom pension bonanza, Brian Molefe also got a R1.3m tax discount

Photo: Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu (GCIS), Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (GCIS), Parliament Speaker Baleka Mbete (EPA)

ANC Leadership Race: Lindiwe Sisulu & Baleka Mbete set to go against Dlamini-Zuma, but are they to be taken seriously?

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: President Jacob Zuma addresses Eskom staff at Eskom Headquarters in Megawatts during his monitoring visit to the state owned power utility, 6 May 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Parliament & State Capture: Inquiry into Eskom's role passes first hurdle, but is it just a show of form?

By Marianne Merten
Photo: GCIS staff members raise their voices against rape at the “Day of Action Against Rape” in Pretoria, 11 Feb 2013. (GCIS Photo)

Op-Ed: Education and policies are vital in fight against rape culture

By Kirsten Whitfield
Raymond Suttner

Op-Ed: State Capture and Beyond

By Raymond Suttner
Image: Urban designer Azraa Rawoot’s impression of what he Tafelberg site could have been as a mixed-use and social housing development

GroundUp: Sea Point Jewish residents and domestic workers meet over Tafelberg

By GroundUp
Photo: A resident watches as police try to create calm and stop a protest in Military Road. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Steenvilla social housing residents protest against evictions

By GroundUp
Original photo by Gallo Images.

amaBhungane & Scorpio #GuptaLeaks: Another German software giant implicated in ‘kickback’ payments

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
Photo: President Jacob Zuma and Human Settlements Minster Lindiwe Sisulu launch the country’s biggest social housing project in Imbali Township, in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal Province. 01/04/2017, Elmond Jiyane, GCIS

ANC Leadership Race: Finding a place on the slate may prove difficult for Lindiwe Sisulu

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Zwelibanzi Dalindyebo speaks to journalists after handing over a memorandum to government officials in Pretoria July 10, 2013. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham

Op-Ed: Will the new TCB live up to its promises?

Photo: Ahmed Timol.

Timol inquest: A testimonial to a wounded country

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: The ANC office and four community leaders’ homes were burned down in Imizamo Yethu. Photo: Supplied

GroundUp: Hout Bay residents agree to keep the peace

By GroundUp
Photo: Frikkie Rossouw, of the SANParks’ Environmental Crime Investigations Unit, prepares the carcass of a rhino killed for its horn for postmortem, Kruger National Park, South Africa, 04 February 2015. EPA/SALYM FAYAD

Poaching: SA heads for 1,000 rhino killings for the fifth year in a row

By Tony Carnie
Photo: Speaker Baleka Mbete addressed media at OR Tambo international Airport on Sunday 2 April 2017 after opposition parties launched a motion of no confidence vote application against the president. (Greg Nicolson)

Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: Zero words about no confidence vote from Baleka Mbete

By Marianne Merten
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

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

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

Photo: The South African Broadcasting Corporation headquarters in Johannesburg, 2008 Photo: Mike Powell (Wikimedia Commons)

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