Indulge in some literary banting
18 December 2017 09:08 (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)

Street vendors sell ANC memorabilia on the sidelines of Nasrec, Sunday 17 December.

While you were sleeping: 18 December 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe and Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte on the second day of the ANC’s 54th national conference, 17 December 2017, Nasrec, Johannesburg. (Photo by Ihsaan Haffejjee)

#ANCdecides2017: ANC’s election loss may ‘soon be reality’ – Organisational Report’s dark warning to a party in crisis

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and David Mahlobo on Sunday 17 December 2017, the second day of ANC’s 54th conference in Nasrec (Leila Dee Dougan)

#ANCdecides2017: CR17 and NDZ – a hair’s breadth apart in a contest where anything goes

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Security on Metrorail trains has been compromised by irregular Prasa contracts. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Forensic auditor’s recommendation on Prasa security company ignored

By GroundUp
Photo: Jenna Norman/(Unsplash).

Health-E News: When a parent’s ‘bundle of joy’ becomes a mental struggle

Photo: Supplied by Unicef

Op-Ed: Undocumented minors – The life and death struggle for education

Photo: Justice Minister Michael Masutha (GCIS)

Op-Ed: South Africa could inspire reform of the International Criminal Court – but chooses to be an outlier in the global justice system instead

By Angela Mudukuti
Main photo: An activist protests outside the 54th ANC Conference at Nasrec ExpoCentre, 17 December, 2017.  Photo: Leila Dougan.

#ANCdecides2017: Meanwhile, outside the conference hall, the ignored and disaffected people who are told to move on

By Nkateko Mabasa

Evita's Free Speech: Ep.121 – Evita wears Nasrec fancy dress (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte watches proceedings at the ANC's 54th National Conference underway at Nasrec, Johannesburg. Photo:Daily Maverick/Leila Dougan

#ANCdecides2017: Reporter’s notebook – the day of waiting dangerously

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Delegates wave an ANC flag during the 54th ANC National Conference held at the NASREC Convention Centre, Johannesburg , South Africa, 16 December 2017.  Photo EPA-EFE/Cornell Tukiri

#ANCdecides2017: The leadership vote finally begins – and it’s a straight Slate vs Slate fight once more

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa at the ANC's Elective Conference at Nasrec. Photo: Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2017 Analysis: In their hands - the 4,776 delegates who now choose the next president by secret vote

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: President Jacob Zuma on day one of the elective conference when he delivered his final address as president of the ANC. Photo: Daily Maverick

#ANCDecides2017: SACP, Cosatu and veterans hit back at Zuma

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Supporters of Cyril Ramaphosa from KZN at the ANC elective conference. Photo: Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2017: Expect more delays as horse-trading and questions over swollen voting delegate numbers stall path to choosing a new leader

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: 1984, By George Orwell. And Jacob Zuma, the outgoing ANC president. (Zuma photo: Daily Maverick)

#ANCdecides2017: In his final report as President, ‘humble’ Zuma fires salvos at critics, blames everyone but himself

By Marianne Merten
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma speaks during the 54th African National Congress National Conference held at the NASREC Convention Centre, Johannesburg , South Africa, 16 December 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

#ANCdecides2017: Reporter’s notebook – smile and wave boys, smile and wave

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa share a light moment before the start of the conference. Photo: Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2017: 54th National Conference Day 1 in pictures

By Daily Maverick
Photo: ANC President Jacob Zuma delivers his Political Report officially getting the 54th National Conference underway. Photo: Daily Maverick.

Op-Ed: ‘Our movement is at a crossroads’ – Jacob Zuma

By Jacob Zuma
Photo: Delegates sing and chant ahead of the start of the ANC elective conference on December 16, 2017. Photo: Leila Dougan/Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2o17 – A Reflection: Battle of the songs

By Nkateko Mabasa
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma at the gala dinner on Friday night: Photo: Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2017: Dlamini Zuma chooses lunch with diplomats over lobbying – and Mabuza chooses NDZ

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Presidential candidates Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa at the gala dinner on Friday night. Photo: Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2017: Media kept penned as delegates caucus through the day

By Rebecca Davis

Letter to the Editor: We will decide our future, not the ANC

By Daily Maverick
File Photo: Students from Wits University demonstrate on campus during a fourth week of clashes with police forces during protests against the cost of higher education in Johannesburg,  10 October 2016. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Newsflash: President Zuma announces free higher education for poor students

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: The Nasrec Expo Centre  is the venue for the  ANC elective conference. Photo: Leila Dougan/Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2017: Constitutional amendments, leadership elections and changes to be decided

By Marianne Merten
Photo: President Jacob Zuma takes his seat at the main table flanked by one of his wives, Thobeka and Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini. Photo: Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2017: Zuma full of jokes, jibes and half-truths at ANC gala dinner

By Carien du Plessis
An ANC sign is displayed at the Nasrec Expo Centre. Photo: Daily Maverick.

#ANCDecides2017: Elective conference, day one as it happened

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma greets President Jacob Zuma at the ANC's Policy Conference in June 2017. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

#ANCdecides2017: Court judgments put a spanner in the works of elective conference

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown addressing members of the media at Economic Sectors, Employment and Infrustucture Development Cluster media briefing at media centre in Cape Town. 24/02/2015. Photo: Ntswe Mokoena (GCIS)

Koko cleared while Brown warns new board it will be regarded with suspicion and mistrust

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma in Rustenburg, 27 March 2017. (Richard Poplak)

#ANCdecides2017: Hamas is in the house

By Carien du Plessis