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23 August 2017 12:06 (South Africa)
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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: President Jacob Zuma accompanied by Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Western Cape Premier visited communities of Wit Lokasie and Knysna Heights in the Garden Route that have been adversely affected by the recent fires that caused total devastation, destruction of property, displacement of people and loss of life. (Photo: GCIS)

No arson in Knysna fires, AfriForum report finds

By Rebecca Davis

Tegeta: Guptas shed mining business to ‘save staff’

By Rebecca Davis
Thar A Thae Ta Pwint, right, from Myanmar fights with Victor Hugo Nunes from Brazil during the seond Myanmar Lethwei World Championship at the Thuwanna indoor stadium in Yangon, Myanmar, 20 August 2017. 

While you were sleeping: 23 August 2017

By John Stupart
Photo by Thom on Unsplash

Cellphone privacy: Law enforcement pulls 70,000 subscribers’ call records each year – and that’s a minimum estimate

By Heidi Swart
Photo of Ajay and Atul Gupta by Gallo Images.

Scorpio & amaBhungane #GuptaLeaks: Questions surround Guptas’ minimal tax returns

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
Photo: Statistician-General Dr Pali Lehohla briefing the media on house breaking report at Tshedimosetso house in Pretoria, 31 May 2017. (Photo: GCIS)

StatsSA Poverty Report 2017: Policies fail the people of South Africa

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma takes a photo of delegates singing  before the start of the ANC's 5th National Policy Conference at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg, 5 July 2017. Picture: IHSAAN HAFFEJEE

ANC Leadership Race: Limpopo ANCYL leaders back Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma after ‘stolen’ elective conference

By Carien du Plessis
Main photo: St Mary’s Cathedral – the so-called “Mother Church” in Cape Town in 1908.

Op-Ed: The shaping of South African Catholicism – 200 years


Letter to the Editor: Sadly, Joe Modise was no angel on the Arms Deal

By Andrew Feinstein
Main photo: Jacob Zuma celebrates his narrow escape outside Parliament after the motion of no confidence. Photo: Chronicle/Daily Maverick

POLITICALLY AWEH: Ep. 2 – #NoConfidence – Jacob Zuma the Ultimate survivor (video)

By Politically Aweh
Photo: Operation Wanya Tsotsi members gather around as a man is administered a “blessing” for being in possession of a knife and drugs. All Photos by Shaun Swingler.

GroundUp: ‘People call us before they call the police’ – A vigilante group’s quest for legitimacy

By GroundUp
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma (L) walks with Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe at Harare International airport, March 16, 2010. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

Solidarity over Justice: The ties that bind South Africa and Zimbabwe

Vodacom has apologised to customers whose data mysteriously vanished on Monday. Photo: Priscilla du Preez (Unsplash)

Vodacom reimburses users after disappearing data

Photo: Gauteng is considering imposing drug testing for pupils entering  high school. Photo: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Gauteng Education MEC proposes drug testing for high school entrants


Book Review: Shaping the present through the nobility of our past

By Mark Heywood
Photo: Compared to eight other cities, the City of Cape Town has the highest rates of murder, robbery and property-related crimes in the country.   Photo: Finbarr O'Reilly/(REUTERS)

Urban Crime: Report breaks down SA’s most dangerous metropoles

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Save South Africa chairperson Sipho Pityana says the organisation has cut its link to the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution following a letter from concerned activists. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Lonmin link to Casac questioned

By GroundUp
Photo: The chairman of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) national disciplinary committee Derek Hanekom addresses a press conference at the party's headquarters in Johanesburg, South Africa, 10 November 2011. EPA/JON HRUSA

Replacing Hanekom: Not so simple, not so easy

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Mzwanele Manyi (GCIS)

TRAINSPOTTER: A New Age indeed — Mzwanele Manyi becomes a media baron

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Union Bank of Switzerland, photo by Wikimedia Commons

Declassified: Apartheid Profits – Nuclear Bunkers and Swiss Bankers

By Open Secrets
Photo: Sandile Msibi, who heads the Free State's Department of Police, Roads and Transport (Photo: FS Government), Bloemfontein (Satour)

amaBhungane: Making Free in the Free State


Bell Pottinger: What’s at stake for SA’s least favourite PR firm?

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: ANC MP Makhosi Khoza addressed the gathering at The Conference for The Future of South Africa at the Rhema Bible Church in Randburg on Tuesday, 19 July 2017. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

Makhosi Khoza: If I get fired from the ANC, I won’t disappear into obscurity

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: A White Rhino awaits buyers in a pen at the annual auction in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi national park, September 18, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

Rhino horns online auction: A solution to some, a disaster to many

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe is seen in conversation with President Jacob Zuma  at the final session of the ANC’s 5th National Policy Conference which was held at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg, July 2018. Photo: IHSAAN HAFFEJEE

ANC policy conference report: ‘This is not a beauty contest’ – Mantashe

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: A mural outside a college in Soweto depicts the violence against women. May 8 2003. EPA PHOTO KIM LUDBROOK

Op-Ed: Trauma relived, how the public health system fails victims of gender-based violence

Photo: Raymond Suttner and JailBird

Op-Ed: ‘Jailbird’, Sergeant Joubert and me

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Nine years after publication of his column, Jon Qwelane’s utterances were declared hate speech in court last week. He is seen here in a file photo in Johannesburg in April 2008. Werner Beukes/(SAPA)

Op-Ed: Jon Qwelane’s hate speech – why words and context matter

By Melanie Judge
Photo: Members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) march through the streets of Cape Town in protest against high food, fuel and electricity prices August 6, 2008.  REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA)

ISS Today: Labour and economic policy in South Africa