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30 March 2017 04:26 (South Africa)
South Africa

ISS Today: SA Parliament seeking fresh ways to oversee the executive

Photo: Communications Minister Faith Muthambi speaks addresses ICT career education campaign at Lefatlheng Sports Ground in Moretele, North West, 12 March 2017. (Photos GCIS)
In photos: High emotions and politically charged remarks as Ahmed Kathrada is laid to rest

In photos: High emotions and politically charged remarks as Ahmed Kathrada is laid to rest

By Greg Nicolson

amaBookaBooka: From pavement to published author (Podcast)

By Amabookabooka
Photo: Viewers look upon a portrait of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada during the burial procession at West Park Cemetery in Johannesburg, South Africa, 29 March 2017. EPA/KEVIN SUTHERLAND

“Chaps, this is goodbye”

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan (Greg Nicolson / Daily Maverick)

Explainer: Who might replace Pravin Gordhan as Finance Minister?

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Former president Kgalema Motlanthe at the funeral of Ahmed Kathrada, 29 March 2017. (Greg Nicolson/Daily Maverick)

Op-Ed: We can’t pay tribute to Kathrada by pretending he was not disturbed by the current post-apartheid failure of politics

By Kgalema Motlanthe
Photo: Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma in Polokwane, 18 Dec 2007. (Original photo by Greg Marinovich)

Op-Ed: The madness and evil of Manto and Thabo meets the madness and evil of Bathabile and Jacob

Photo: Eskom’s chief nuclear officer, David Nicholls (EE Publishers)

Interview: Eskom’s chief nuclear officer on renewed interest in the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor

Photo: A member of the Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), which was the armed wing of the African National Congress, carries a portrait of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada as he is buried at West Park Cemetery in Johannesburg, South Africa, 29 March 2017. EPA/KEVIN SUTHERLAND

TRAINSPOTTER: Dead man talking—the Kathrada funeral, and a warning for Zuma from beyond the grave

By Richard Poplak
Original photo: South African President Jacob Zuma arrives at a plenary session of the Africa-South America Summit in Margarita Island September 27, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Editorial: How does it feel, President Zuma?

By Daily Maverick
Visitors to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial are seen behind cherry blossoms in bloom, at the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC, USA, 27 March 2017, as the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival is underway. The festival commemorates the 1912 gift of three thousand cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC.

While you were sleeping: 29 March 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Police Minister Nathi Nhleko (GCIS), the Hawks head, General Ntlemeza (eNCA)

House of Cards: Unfit Ntlemeza a threat and must step down – HSF

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Jacob Zuma and Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan during a meeting with business and labour leaders at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. South Africa. 09/05/2016. Siyabulela Duda / GCIS

Stay of execution for Gordhan as South Africa bids farewell to Ahmed Kathrada

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: The South African opposition Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille arrives to cast her vote in Rondebosch, Cape Town, May 7, 2014. REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham

Analysis: Helen Zille and the art of political kamikaze

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma (R) greets ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe (L) as he arrives for the the opening session of the ruling African National Congress (ANC)'s national general council in Durban, South Africa, 20 September 2010. EPA/JON HRUSA

ISS Today: Towards the ANC policy conference – what hope for renewal?

Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman

Op-Ed: Remember ‘Comrade Kathy’ and learn from his life

By Raymond Suttner
Main photo: Marchers observed a moment of silence for Ahmed Kathrada. (Simon Allison)

Anti-xenophobia march: ‘There’s no reason they should hate us’

By Simon Allison
Photo: From Thom Pierce The Price of Gold: Zwelakhe Dala died on March 30 2015. His death certificate just states that he died of natural causes. He was 55 years old and was suffering from silicosis. He worked on the gold mines for 28 years and received no compensation when he got sick from exposure to the silica dust. “It is too painful. If my husband was not working on the mines, he would still be alive.” says his wife, Nosipho. Mrs Dala raised their five children on her own, for the most part. She is now left with no income except for a small pension.

GroundUp: Silicosis – the shifting sands of compensation for sick miners

By GroundUp
Photo: President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan give a thumbs up to the Budget speech outside Tuynhuis. Minister of Finance Mr Pravin Gordhan delivers his 2017 Budget Speech in the National Assembly, Parliament. Cape Town 22/02/2017, Elmond Jiyane, GCIS

Reshuffle Chronicles: Playing with matches, Zuma may start a fire he cannot control

By Stephen Grootes
The original photo: SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane (GCIS)

Parliament: A combative Tom Moyane slams ‘unwarranted attacks to sabotage SARS’

By Marianne Merten
Photo: GoogleMaps aerial view of the Woodstock Hospital site with the section requested to be subdivided and rezoned highlighted.

Civil disobedience the next step for Tafelberg disaffected

By Daily Maverick Chronicle
Photo: Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan during the 2017 Budget media briefing held at Imbizo Centre in Cape Town. (Photo: GCIS)

Gordhan vs Guptas: Guptas win first round in court as details of 72 'suspicious' transactions struck from record

By Greg Nicolson
Ahmed Kathrada at a memorial service in Lenasia for his friend and comrade, Nelson Mandela, in December 2013. Kathrada and fellow Robben Island prisoner Laloo “Isu” Chiba shared their stories and memories of Madiba. Picture Greg Nicolson / Daily Maverick

Ahmed Kathrada, In Loving Memory

By Ranjeni Munusamy
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

Ahmed Kathrada: Hamba Kahle Mkhonto – tributes for a life well lived

By Jillian Green
Photo: Struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada, who was at Robben Island prison with Mandela, makes an address to the funeral congregation during the State Funeral ceremonies for South Africa's first black president, in Qunu, Eastern Cape province 15 December 2013.  EPA/Kopano Tlape

Ahmed Kathrada (1929-2017): An honourable and humble hero

By Marelise van der Merwe
A gallery assistant looks at the light installation 'Forms in Space...by Light (in Time)' by Welsh artist Cerith Wyn Evans at the Tate Britain in London, Britain, 27 March 2017. The sculpture is made from almost 2km of neon lighting and is created for the annual Tate Britain Commission. The annual commission, with the support by Sotheby’s auction house, invited contemporary British artist Cerith Wyn Evans to create fro 2017 a new artwork for the Duveen Galleries in the center of the Tate Britain museum.

While you were sleeping: 28 March 2017

By John Stupart

House of Cards: As Pravin Gordhan flies back to South Africa, the battle moves to North Gauteng High Court

By Marianne Thamm

Street Talk: Disability (Video)

By Street Talk
Photo: Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan (left), photo by Greg Nicolson/Daily Maverick; President Jacob Zuma (right) looks on before delivering an address in Polokwane, South Africa, December 20, 2007. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Finance Ministry ‘Recall’: Gordhan trumped by Guptas' Number One asset

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: From Thom Pierce’s The Price of Gold: Mncedisi Dlisani worked in the explosives team at Western Areas Mine. He was diagnosed with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB of the lungs) and spent nine months in the mine hospital. During that time he did not receive his monthly wage to send home and so his wife, Nokwakha, had to beg relatives for money to feed her family. He left the job two years later and returned to Butterworth where he spent another nine months in hospital. After 15 years of service at Western Areas Gold Mine, he received no compensation for his illness.

GroundUp: Silicosis – unpacking the gold mines’ strategy

By GroundUp