Wearing our brains on our sleeve.
24 June 2017 01:56 (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)
Photo: A group of Wells Estate shack dwellers gather outside the Motherwell Magistrates’ Court on Thursday. The case was postponed. Photo: Joseph Chirume

GroundUp: Police and NPA want land occupiers ‘punished by the courts’

By GroundUp
Photo: Thousands of hopeful job applicants queue for 200 positions advertised by the Metro Police Department in Durban September 9, 2009. Unemployment figures in South Africa for the second quarter of 2009 stand at 23.6 percent, according to official government statistics. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Op-Ed: Employability programmes help tackle high cost of work-seeking

Photo: President Jacob Zuma chairing the Black Economic Empowerment Advisory Council (BEEAC) workshop, focusing on Radical Socio-Economic Transformation at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria. 20 June 2017. (GCIS)

Secret ballot for What? Why Zuma can still laugh it off

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo by Andreas Levers via Flickr.

Op-Ed: How drugs (and alcohol) kill – and it’s not what you think it is

By Zane Dangor

Scorpio and amaBhungane #GuptaLeaks: Direct evidence Gupta henchmen prepared fake race-baiting tweets

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
Photo: Minister Bathabile Dlamini (GCIS)

Analysis: Sassa, Minister Dlamini, CPS and others under continuing spotlight

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Jacob Zuma with Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane and Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula at the Second Extraordinary Summit of the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises (ACIRC) at the African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 9 November 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

A Merry Muddle: The Guiding Document for South Africa’s Foreign Policy

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Anthony Carroll (photo supplied)

Potential Trump pick for US ambassador to SA is ‘a good friend of South Africa’

Photo supplied

GroundUp: Most allegations of assault in prison are not properly investigated

By GroundUp
Photo: President Jacob Zuma responds to Questions for Oral Reply in the National Assembly in Parliament, Cape Town (Photo: GCIS)

Parliament: Zuma stands up to ConCourt Ruling, but there are more questions than answers

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Duane Gervais, right, in the rubble of his uncle’s Knysna Heights house that was one of 846 houses in the Garden Route town gutted by fire

GroundUp: Knysna fire’s wake-up call

By GroundUp
Photo: Constitutional Court Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng hands down judgment in the matter concerning a secret ballot in a motion of no confidence. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

No Confidence Motion: ConCourt throws secret ballot decision back to Mbete

By Greg Nicolson
Main photo: Residents gather to meet on Wednesday morning at Wells Estate after mass evictions. Photo: Joseph Chirume

GroundUp: Second week of mass evictions and violent protests in Port Elizabeth

By GroundUp
Photo: Bird’s eye view of the waterfall above the gorge at the headwaters of Mabola river. Photo: Johnny Miller/AfricanDrone

Watership Down: The reality of mining Mabola

By Oxpeckers
Photo: The front page of WMC LEAKS.

SCORPIO: In the non-surprise of the year, WMCLEAKS.com smear campaign tracked to a Gupta associate

By Marianne Thamm and Jean Le Roux
Photo: Lifers in prisons across the country are demanding that parole be considered for them. (GroundUp)

GroundUp: Prisoners across the country demand parole hearings

By GroundUp
Photo: Carl Niehaus (Left), Mzwanele Manyi (centre), Kebby Maphatsoe (Right) – all photos courtesy of EWN.

Reporter’s Notebook: Journalism in the time of lies

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: South Africa’s Auditor-General (AG) Kimi Makwetu releases the audit results of the country's municipalities for the financial year 2012-13 in Pretoria on Tuesday, 30 July 2014. Picture: GCIS/SAPA

Analysis: Does the Auditor-General need more teeth?

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: House Chairperson of the National Assembly, Hon Cedric Frolick. (Photo by RSA Parliament)

Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: Factions and fractures in the House as committees start to probe #GuptaLeaks, sort of

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Julius Malema, the firebrand leader of South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Etwatwa, a township near Benoni, South Africa. July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko.

Report: In appealing to elites, Malema mixes radicalism with new political savvy

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane. (GCIS)

Let slip the Dogs of War: How beneficiaries of state capture are protecting their project

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: President Jacob Zuma is seen with Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane at the SA Local Government Association (Salga) national conference in Midrand, Monday, 10 September 2012. Picture: GCIS/SAPA

Op-Ed: Fragmenting and diffusing state capture probe a recipe for disaster

By John Steenhuisen
Photo: House Chairperson of the National Assembly, Hon Cedric Frolick. (Photo by RSA Parliament)

Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: Four state capture probes mandated

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Marizanne Kapp of Protea Women during the ODI match between Protea Women and New Zealand White Ferns on 11 October 2016 at the Diamond Oval Kimberley Photo: Frikkie Kapp/BackpagePix

Cricket: Proteas look to lay the foundations of a legacy at the World Cup

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa speaking about the SoNA at the New Age Business Briefing breakfast at Grandwest in Cape Town. 18/06/2014 Kopano Tlape (GCIS)

Op-Ed: Unpacking Radical Economic Transformation

By Cyril Ramaphosa
Photo: Fareed Abdullah, former CEO of the South African National Aids Council, explained the shortcomings of the government’s new Aids plan in Durban on Thursday. Photo: Ashleigh Furlong

GroundUp: Former Aids council head criticises government plan

By GroundUp
Flames rise during a forest fire in Pedrogao Grande, Leiria District, central Portugal, 17 June 2017. About 180 firemen, 52 land vehicles and two planes are fighting to extinguish the fire.

While you were sleeping: 20 June 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: SSA director-general Arthur Fraser.

SCORPIO: SA’s spy boss implicated in massive tender fraud at Prasa

Photo: Knysna Heads fire, December 21 2009, Photo by Slack12 via Flickr

Inside the Knysna inferno: Smoke on The Water – what to save when you are about to lose it all

By Chris du Plessis