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21 July 2017 06:27 (South Africa)
South Africa

Tales of our Youth: Jason Davids (17), Mondeor, Johannesburg

  • Erin Mc Luckie
    Erin Mc Luckie
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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: Supporters of the Save South Africa movement listen to speeches in St Albans Church in Tshwane, 2 November 2016. (Greg Nicolson)

Op-Ed: The state of civil and political rights in South Africa

By Kate Tissington and Fola Adeleke
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
Photo: SASCOC CEO Tubby Reddy and Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula during the Paralympics send off at OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.

Sascoc bugged by claims of ‘spy’ devices installed in its offices

By ANTOINETTE MULLER & PAULI VAN WYK
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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
Photo: Zethembe Khoza (iafrica.com)

Eskom’s Bleak Powerhouse: Results offer too many questions, too few answers

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Agents from the 10111 South African Police Service call centre protest on Jan Smuts Drive, Maitland. Photo: Vincent Lali

GroundUp: 10111 agents down phones

By GroundUp
Photo: Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini at a media briefing by Interministerial Committee on Immigration held at Tshedimosetso House in Hatfield, Pretoria. 28\04\2015 Photo: Kopano Tlape GCIS

Sassa: Dlamini appoints Pearl Bhengu acting CEO of grants agency

By News24
Photo: James Aguma, SABC's Chief Financial Officer and acting Chief Executive Officer. (Ugandan Diaspora)

SABC: Acting CEO Aguma resigns from public broadcaster, disciplinary charges withdrawn

By News24
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Goalie Jessica Milcich of New Zealand prepares to save a shot during the New Zealand vs South Africa women's water polo Group B second round match at the 17th FINA Swimming World Championships in Hajos Alfred National Swimming Pool in Budapest, Hungary, 18 July 2017.

While you were sleeping: 19 July 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: A South African boy stands with his mother and thousands of South Africans as they wait in line outside Guguletu Social Services office to register for a Social Relief of Distress Grant, Guguletu, Cape Town, South Africa 28 January 2009.  EPA/NIC BOTHMA

SassaGate Reloaded: CEO signed a final letter with us before being axed, says SA Post Office CEO Mark Barnes

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler.

amaBhungane & Scorpio #GuptaLeaks: The Captured Presidency

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler.

TRAINSPOTTER #GuptaFreaks: Fool’s Mates – How the Presidency was captured, one pawn at a time

By Richard Poplak
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GroundUp Op-Ed: Takedown of Black Opinion website exposes poor SA internet law

By GroundUp
Photo: Policemen open fire as protesting miners and residents burn tyres near Impala Platinum’s Rustenburg mine, February 16, 2012. Photo: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

After 59 deaths allegedly at the hands of SAPS in Gauteng, no officer has faced justice

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Theewaterskloof Dam in May 2017. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: What is government doing about Cape Town’s water crisis?

By GroundUp
Photo: General Berning Ntlemeza (Lucky Nxumalo for  Netwerk24)

ISS Today: It’s time for the right Top Cops in South Africa

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Nelson Mandela Lecture, held at the University of Pretoria, Mamelodi Campus, South Africa. 17 July 2016. EPA/CORNELL TUKIRI

Mandela Day: Honouring his legacy in anger and pain as the country weeps

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Hundreds of security guards marched to the Tshwane mayor, Solly Msimanga's office on Monday to demand an end to outsourcing by the metro. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

Outsourcing: Protesting guards demand job security in Tshwane

By Ihsaan Haffejee
Photo: Brent Meersman

GroundUp: Asylum seekers entitled to UIF

By GroundUp