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20 February 2017 12:41 (South Africa)
South Africa

GroundUp: Vigilante violence in Rosettenville leaves Malawian family homeless

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Main photo: Elube Mwalwen surveys the damage done to the room which she rents in the house which was set alight during a vigilante attack. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee
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Swiss musher Ueli Gerber leads his six Samoyed dogs during the international dog sled races in the Bernese Oberland, Kandersteg, Switzerland, 18 February 2017. 

While you were sleeping: 20th February 2018

By John Stupart
Photo: Theewaterskloof Dam in June 2016. It has the capacity of almost all the other 13 dams supplying Cape Town’s water combined. Photo: Masixole Feni

GroundUp: This Water Crisis won’t be Cape Town’s last

By GroundUp
Photo: President Jacob Zuma officially opening Medupi Power Station’s commercialised Unit 6. Liphalale, Limpopo. 30/08/2015, Elmond Jiyane, GCIS

Analysis: Zuma’s Great Gamble

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: President Jacob Zuma welcomed by Eskom CEO Brian Molefe at Eskom headquarters in Megawatt Park, Sunninghill on his monitoring visit to the state owned power utility. 06/05/2016 Kopano Tlape GCIS

Life of Brian: Mexican standoff looms for Zuma over Guptas’ new Cabinet deployee

By Ranjeni Munusamy
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Evita's Free Speech: Ep.78 – Evita on not calling a spade a spade (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: The building, which has a large metal door big enough for a vehicle to drive through, does not have any signage. It is in a rundown shopping complex just off Cindi Street, Atteridgeville. (Photo by Health-e)

Health-e News: Esidimeni’s dead were stored in a pile in a rundown private Atteridgeville mortuary

By HEALTH-E NEWS
Photo: NSFAS Chairman Sizwe Nxasana delivers a statement during a media briefing on the 2016 budget allocations and outline administration processes for additional funding following recent government resolution on historic debt and upfront registration fee for NSFAS students in Johannesburg, 21 June 2016 (Photo: GCIS)

NSFAS: Students claim their future is on hold after fund’s continued failures

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Security officials remove members of the Economic Freedom Fighters during the State Of The Nation Address (SONA) by President Zuma in Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa 09 February 2017. EPA/SUMAYA HISHAM / POOL

Exposed: Parliament’s crisis communication plan for SONA2017

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana. (Photo by The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) via Flickr)

Would Parliament’s accounting and financial management stand up to scrutiny?

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Children play at Pomona Estate informal settlement in Kempton Park. Photo: Julia Chaskalson

GroundUp: Land Claims Court halts eviction of 2,000 people in Kempton Park

By GroundUp
Caption: The Thembokwezi site in Khayelitsha, where Bongiwe Ninini’s body was dumped after she was murdered. The site, where houses were meant to have been built, has stood empty for eight years. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Bongiwe Ninini’s murder shines a light on inequality

By GroundUp
Photo: This cliff on the West Coast partially collapsed allegedly because of activity at the Tormin mine.

GroundUp: Critical court showdown on mining and environment

By GroundUp
Photo: ANC veteran Mathews Phosa. Photo: Sapa/ Werner Beukes

Op-Ed: This was my Damascus moment

By Mathews Phosa
Photo: Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini and President Jacob Zuma (GCIS)

amaBhungane: Gun still to SA's head, social grants still hostage – SASSA now demands R1.3 billion more

By AMABHUNGANE
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma reacts before replying to the debate about his State Of The Nation Address (SONA) in 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

SONA, The Rebound: Battered Zuma bounces back, puts bank collusion in the spotlight

By Ranjeni Munusamy
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Video: Street Talk – Sugar Babes

By Street Talk
Photo: A general view of the Parliament during a session to debate the president’s State of the Nation Address, Cape Town, South Africa 14 February 2017. A joint sitting of Parliament started debating the president’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) that was delivered on 09 February. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Parliamentary sexism: When is enough ENOUGH?

By Rebecca Davis
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Life Esidimeni: Fears mount over more deaths as toll tops 100

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma (R) receives applause from his party membres following his reply to the debate about his State Of The Nation Address (SONA) in 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

SONA2017 Debate, Day 3: It’s not us, it’s them, stupid

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas (L), Ajay Gupta (R)

Guptas vs Gordhan: Mcebisi Jonas strikes back at Ajay Gupta’s alternative version of history

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: New South African bank notes featuring an image of former South African President Nelson Mandela are displayed at an office in Johannesburg January 17, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

TRAINSPOTTER: Currency collusion scandal – the Great Global Bank Heist comes to South Africa

By Richard Poplak
Caption: Prison officials are violating the rights of prisoners with impunity, says Sonke Gender Justice in an application to the Constitutional Court. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Call to give Prisons Inspectorate more powers

By GroundUp
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma replies to the debate about his State Of The Nation Address (SONA) in 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

ISS Today: ‘Regrettable mayhem’ and SONA 2017

By ISS TODAY
Photo: Major-General Sandra Malebe-Thema's Linked-in page

House of Cards: SAPS Major-General, a businesswoman, implicated in Life Esidimeni tragedy

By Marianne Thamm
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A member of the Shwe Daung Circus performs during the opening show at People Park in Yangon, Myanmar, 14 February 2017. The Shwe Daung (Golden Peacock) Circus, led by Sarah Schwartz of Germany and Sergio Nguyen of France, has European, African and South American performers and was founded in 2016. 

While you were sleeping: 16th February 2017

By John Stupart
Photo by Fahad via Flickr.

To regulate or deregulate the lighting industry, that is the question

By CHRIS YELLAND & MARK BOTHA
Photo: President Jacob Zuma waves at the crowd after arriving at the Medi-Clinic Heart Hospital in Pretoria on Thursday, 18 July 2013 to visit former president Nelson Mandela on his 95th birthday. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Op-Ed: The Negotiated Settlement is Dead

By Marius Oosthuizen
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma delivers his State Of The Nation Address (SONA) in Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa 09 February 2017.  EPA/SUMAYA HISHAM / POOL

Op-Ed: SONA2017 President Zuma should have given

By Karen Robertson
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Op-Ed: Live Art 2017 reflects the crises that are besetting the world

By Jay Pather