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29 June 2017 04:08 (South Africa)
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Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: The ‘myth of white monopoly capital’ and some VVIP bums on seats

  • Marianne Merten
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    Marianne Merten
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Original Photo: Mogale City sign (Satour)

ANC takes back Mogale City amid controversy

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa during the Women’s Day celebration held at Harry Gwala Multi-Purpose Centre in Sasolburg, Free State. 09/08/2015 Kopano Tlape GCIS

ANC conference: It’s not about policy, stupid – it’s about who wins

By Stephen Grootes
Main photo: Protesting community members from the platinum belt carry placards as they march through the streets of Sandton on their way to the JSE. Photo: IHSAAN HAFFEJEE

Miners rise up and march as Anglo Gold Ashanti fires salvo to cut 8,500 jobs

By Ihsaan Haffejee
Photo: President Jacob Zuma (GCIS), DA leader Mmusi Maimane (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)

Op-Ed: Dear President Zuma, let’s talk about Duduzane

By Mmusi Maimane
Photo: President Zuma joined by Minister Lynne Brown and Eskom acting Chief Executive Brian Molefe officially opens the Medupi Power Station Unit 6). President Jacob Zuma officially opening Medupi Power Station’s commercialised Unit 6. Liphalale, Limpopo. 30/08/2015, Elmond Jiyane, GCIS

Op-Ed: Beyond patronage politics – where is South Africa going with Eskom?

By Piet van Staden
Photo: Justice Albie Sachs.

Oliver Tambo Centenary Series, Part 3: The Constitution as a framework for Struggle

By Albie Sachs
Photo: The opening image of Miroslav’s Gospel, XII century.

One God to be kept out of government schools, rules court

By Rebecca Davis
Base photo by Thomas Hawk via Flickr

Toppling Jacob’s ladder: Outa delivers a hard blow

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Ntselamanzi Cricket Ground in Alice, Eastern Cape (Antoinette Muller)

Cricket: Forget Paarl and Benoni, Alice and Healdtown would have been a boon for T20 League

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: A wall painting outside a college in Soweto depicts the violence against women. May 8 2003.  EPA PHOTO KIM LUDBROOK

Lest We Forget: Memorial naming wall aims to shine light on gender-based violence

By Meli Ncube
Photo: A file picture dated 02 May 2014 shows South African women selling chicken on a roadside in Gugulethu, Cape Town, South Africa. Photo: EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Bird Flu: Outbreak leaves a ‘fowl’ taste in the mouth

By BHEKI C. SIMELANE
Photo: Protesters against mining in Mabola outside the Pretoria High Court on Tuesday. Photo: Lukas Spiropoulos

GroundUp: Mining postponed in water-sensitive Mabola area

By GroundUp
Main photo: This clinic in Hendrina, Mpumalanga, is 95% complete, according to a report. The failure of a Gupta-owned company to pay the company responsible for building the clinic means that it is not clear when it will open. Photo supplied

GroundUp: Gupta-owned company blocks improved healthcare in Mpumalanga

By GroundUp
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News24 #GuptaLeaks: More racism exposed in email

By News24
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Children wait at the entrance doors as primary school teachers go on strike, during a protest against the teacher's shortage, work pressure and poor salaries, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 27 June 2017. A nation wide strike which is the first protest that affects parents and students, as all the schools started one hour later than usual.

While you were sleeping: 28 June 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: ANC President Jacob Zuma’s speech at Mangaung conference, 18 December 2012 (Greg Nicolson)

ANC policy conference: Foreign diplomats not welcome, limited space blamed

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Then Director for Strategy and Knowledge Management for the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) Mr. Gengezi Mgidlana addressing the Plenary at the 36th session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), FAO headquarters (Plenary Hall). 12 October 2010, Rome, Photo by FAO.

Parliament: Secretary Gengezi Mgidlana’s dealings are under serious scrutiny – here’s why

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Gauteng Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa, (Lisa Skinner, Mail & Guardian)

Fears of another Esidimeni as Gauteng Health cuts NGO subsidies

By PUSELETSO NTHATE
Photo by Timothy Neesam via Flickr.

Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: From Guptas’ citizenship to turbulent SAA financials, officials make themselves scarce

By Marianne Merten
Photo: President Jacob Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa at the Freedom Day celebrations held in Manguzi, uMhlabuyalingana in KwaZulu-Natal under the theme ‘The year of OR Tambo: Together deepening democracy and building safer and crime free communities’, 27 April 2017. (Photo: GCIS)

AU summit: Absence of Zuma and Ramaphosa raises eyebrows

By PETER FABRICIUS
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Standing ‘Between Two Fires’ and trying to hold a steady course – the political education of John Kane-Berman

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: African National Congress supporters carry a flag during a celebration in Johannesburg ion 2010. Photo: Siphiwe Sibeko / Reuters

More answers to the ANC's ills, but are these youth veterans asking the right questions?

By Carien du Plessis
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Op-Ed: Tough choices ahead for Kruger National Park

By Tony Carnie
Photo: Minister Mosebenzi Zwane visits Harmony Gold's Doorknob Mine, 20 Oct 2015 (GCIS)

Chamber of Mines: Mining Charter is 'illegal', 'unconstitutional' and 'stupefying'

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Fraser and Smith's Gupta bot graphic.

Defenders of the Gupta realm: South Africans join the bots and find all the usual suspects

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Jacob Zuma and incumbent Thabo Mbeki in Polokwane, 18 Dec 2007. Photo: Greg Marinovich.

Op-Ed: Is South Africa suffering from a case of ‘déjà vu’?

By Adam Habib
Photo: President Jacob Zuma holding a tête-à-tête with President Joseph Kabila Kabange of the Democratic Republic of Congo during his official visit to South Africa on 25 June 2017 to attend the 10th session of the South Africa-Democratic Republic of Congo Bi-National Commission (BNC. (Photo: GCIS)

DRC/SA Talks: Zuma happy with 'technical delay' in DRC poll

By PETER FABRICIUS
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Never forget Marikana: Interview with the Alan Paton award winner Greg Marinovich

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: (Left) Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba speaks at the Infrastructure Africa Business Forum in Sandton, Johannesburg on Tuesday, 16 July 2013. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA; (Right) South Africa's Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas arrives for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's 2016 Budget address in Cape Town in this February 24 photo. (GCIS)

TRAINSPOTTER: Exclusive — Leaked letters expose fight over Border Management Authority

By Richard Poplak