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24 March 2018 14:17 (South Africa)
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Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: The ‘myth of white monopoly capital’ and some VVIP bums on seats

  • Marianne Merten
    Marianne Merten
Photo: A Kenyan suffering from Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR TB) prepares to take her medicines at Medecins Sans Frontieres Infection Control for Tuberculosis and Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Clinic Green House, on the occasion of World TB Day in Nairobi, Kenya, 24 March 2015. EPA/DANIEL IRUNGU

Op-Ed: World TB Day – Ramaphosa’s response will be a test for his commitment to the poor

Photo: A sign made from children's hand prints in Masiphumelele in Cape Town, South Africa, 01 December 2013. The sign refers to Tuberculosis known as the terrible twin of HIV/AIDS. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Health-E News: World TB Day - SA’s TB breakthrough returns to 100-year-old vaccine

Photo: Flickr, Thomas Hawk

Sex Workers vs Police: Report lists brutal beatings, rape and being ‘dropped off far from home’

By Nkateko Mabasa
Photo: Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in as president of South Africa in Cape Town in February, 2018. Photo: Leila Dougan

Norway eyes SA's 'growth-focused policies', calls for clarity on land expropriation plans

Main Photo: A photo dated 25 December 2012 showing CRH380 (China Railway High-speed) trains at a maintenance base in Wuhan city, central China's Hubei province. The two leading train builders in China merged in 2014 to help the country export its expertise in high-speed rail technology. The deal sees the China South Locomotive & Rolling Stock Corporation Limited (CSR) absorb the shares of the China CNR Corporation. Photo: EPA

News24: Exclusive - Gupta-linked train company in R5bn rip-off

By News24
By Leila Dougan.

Mayor Patricia de Lille speaks to journalist outside Marks building, Parliament on Thursday  22 March, 2018. She objected to Pogiso Monchusi and Sheila Camerer being on the panel of her internal disciplinary hearing.

While you were sleeping: 23 March 2018

By John Stupart
Photo: Iqbal Sharma

amaBhungane & Scorpio #GuptaLeaks: The Great Train Robbery, Part 2 – The Choo-Choo Switcheroo

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
Illustrative photo by EPA

Parliament: National Minimum Wage Bill will not be rushed

By Marianne Merten
Photo: An aerial view of Richmond shot by Shaun Swingler using a drone. All photos by Shaun Swingler

GroundUp: Inside the ANC’s KZN war (Part 2)

By GroundUp
Photo: Andy Atzert via flickr

Op-Ed: Left Behind – The Realisation of Children’s Rights Undercut by Violence

By Stefanie Röhrs
Photo: Leila Dougan

Op-Ed: Gender inequalities hinder full attainment of human rights for all

By Sediko Rakolote
Photo by REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Sympathy for the Prisoner (Part 2): The people we love to hate

By Nkateko Mabasa
Photo: Teacher Reginald Sikhwari poses for a picture with his class of Grade 11 students at Sekano-Ntoane school in Soweto, South Africa, September 17, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Op-Ed: The PIRLS debacle – literacy, language and standards in schools in South Africa

By Mastin Prinsloo
Photo by Gabriel Jimenez on Unsplash

Land Reform: Restitution finally on the cards for Tshwane community of Rama

By Marelise van der Merwe

The Other News Round-Up: Broad Horizons

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Julius Malema (C), leader of South African opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), wears a worker’s hard hat as he exits Parliament after being asked to leave by the Deputy Speaker during a question and answer session with former president Jacob Zuma (not pictured) in Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 31 August 2017. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

Analysis: The EFF vs …............. (insert next enemy’s Name/Acronym/Description)

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Sikhosiphi ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe (John Clarke)

Wild Coast: Bazooka Rhadebe’s murder probe ‘sabotaged’ by police

By Tony Carnie
Photo: One of the properties left damaged by the violent storm in December 2017. Photo: Supplied

Joburg Storm: Substandard construction partly to blame for damages to homes

Photo: Former head of Crime Intelligence, Richard Mdluli (Sapa)

Crime Intelligence Top Job: Candidates on shortlist ‘wholly unsuitable’ warns Paul O’Sullivan, citing ‘criminal acts’

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Communal taps in Imizamo Yethu in Hout Bay, Cape Town. 13 March 2018. Photo: Leila Dougan.

ISS Today: South Africa can balance its water system, but the clock is ticking

Photo by AppleDave via Flickr.

Hired Guns: Alarming escalation in political assassinations threatens democracy, study finds

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Grade 3 learners line up outside their classroom at a Cape Town school. 8 March 2018. Photo by Leila Dougan

Op-Ed: Every child deserves access to a decent, affordable education

Photo: Residents of Masiphumelele throw rocks and petrol bombs at an armoured police vehicle during a protest against the lack of policing in Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa, 29 September 2015. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

A Reflection: Nowhere to hide in race and land debate in SA

By Nkateko Mabasa
Photos: Leila Dougan

So Tired, Tired of Waiting: Cape Town protesters demand housing

Main Photo: Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille and land claimant Rebecca Hlokwana at a land handing over ceremony at Rondebosch East Primary School in Cape Town on 19 March 2018. All Photos: Hlumela Dyantyi

Land claimants get their land: ‘My grandparents will be smiling from their graves’

By Hlumela Dyantyi
Main photo: Julius Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (R) and Floyd Shivambu, member of Parliament for the Economic Freedom Fighters (L), react as South African President Cyril Ramaphosa (not pictured) speaks during a question and answer session in Parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 14 March 2018. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA. (Insert: Members of the Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweeging Wave the Neo-Nazi and old Boerestaat Flags, 22 May 1986 in Pietersburg. (Photo by Ismail Lagardien)

Op-Ed: Public Disruptions and Intimidation of Journalists – it all seems so familiar

By Ismail Lagardien
File Photo: Gideon Sam, President of SACOC, during the 2018 Commonwealth Games at Town Square Mall of Africa, Midrand South Africa on the 27 February 2018 ©Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Analysis: Sascoc Inquiry highlights grotesque arrogance and disregard for SA athletes

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: President Cyril Ramaphosa signs the Kigali Declaration on the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area at the 10th Extraordinary Summit of the Assembly of the African Union in Kigali, Rwanda, 21 March 2018. (GCIS)

AU Extraordinary Summit: Ramaphosa’s major step towards the African Continental Free Trade Area

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Then Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Gauteng Provincial Government’s Senior Management Service Conference, with Gauteng Premier David Makhura, 30 March 2016, Boksburg (GCIS)

Analysis: The 2019 Gauteng politics and Life Esidimeni tragedy

By Stephen Grootes