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29 April 2017 23:32 (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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Photo: Alleged coup plotter, Elvis Ramosebudi, appears in court for a trial over attempted murder charges against government officials, Johannesburg, South Africa, 28 April 2017.  EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

State Capture: ‘Coup plotter’ faces psych observation

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Eastern Cape pupils are demanding that the province sort out schools without proper buildings, sanitation and water. Photo: Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

GroundUp: Report points to systemic 'failure in Eastern Cape education'

By GroundUp
Photo: Designer and graffiti artist Quasiem Gamiet in front of The Cape of Styles wall in Salt River.

GroundUp: A tour of Salt River’s iconic graffiti

By GroundUp
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Zoo Keeper Jess Stockton scratches Brazilian Tapir Arturo at the Melbourne Zoo in Melbourne, Australia, 27 April 2017. Arturo is 11 years old, was born at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo and was transfered to Melbourne Zoo in 2011.

While you were sleeping: TGIF 28 April 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Shadows, by Emanuele Toscano via Flickr.

State Capture: Man arrested for allegedly planning to have Cabinet members assassinated

By News24
Photo: President Jacob Zuma sings at a rally celebrating Workers' Day at Galeshewe Stadium in Kimberley in the Northern Cape  on Wednesday, 1 May 2013. Also pictured is Cosatu president S'dumo Dlamini. Picture: GCIS/SAPA

May Day: Unions don't want Zuma to address rally

By Jillian Green
Original Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma (R) greets ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe (L) as he arrives for the the opening session of the ruling African National Congress (ANC)'s national general council in Durban, South Africa, 20 September 2010.  EPA/JON HRUSA

No Apology: Did Zuma mislead the Concourt about Mantashe, Ramaphosa reshuffle stance?

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Electricity pylons at Koeberg nuclear power plant. Photo: Brent Meersman

Nuclear Deal: Court puts the brakes on deal

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Left: Willie Bester’s Saartjie Baartman sculpture on UCT. Right: Same sculpture after it was covered up. (Left photo by Flickr user Alan Cordle - CC BY-NC-SA 2.0; Right photo by GroundUp - CC BY-ND 4.0

GroundUp: This is probably the list of artworks UCT has removed

By GroundUp
Photo (L-R, per vertical): Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Cyril Ramaphosa, Baleka Mbete, Zweli Mkhize, Lindiwe Sisulu, Gwede Mantashe, Nathi Mthethwa, Jeff Radebe, Senzo Mchunu, Mathews Phosa, David Mabuza, Paul Mashatile, Tito Mboweni, Ace Magashula, David Makhura.

Who wants to be a president? A dummy’s guide to the 2017 ANC leadership race

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Sedibeng Technical and Vocational Education and Training College in Vereeniging.

amaBhungane: Sedibeng College funds for sale to sharp investors

By AMABHUNGANE
Photo: Original photo by Rod Waddington via Flickr.

South Africa: Alive with political intimidation

By Rebecca Davis
Photo of the original hourglass by Tor Andreas Torhaug via Flickr

These are the Days of our SA Lives: Ntlemeza vs Mbalula, High Noon, Tuesday episode

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Minister Fikile Mbalula speaks during a press conference at the Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 17 March 2016. EPA/SUMAYA HISHAM

The Ego has Landed: Sheriff Mbalula sets out plan of action and accuses Ntlemeza of going rogue

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Supporters of the Save South Africa movement listen to speeches in St Albans Church in Tshwane, 2 November 2016. (Greg Nicolson)

ISS Today: Citizens must unite to save corruption-crippled SA

By ISS TODAY
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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (C) loses the ball as he attempts to shoot between Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic of Montenegro (L) and Chicago Bulls forward Bobby Portis (R) in the second half of game four of the first round NBA Eastern Conference playoffs at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 23 April 2017. The Celtics defeated the Bulls.

While you were sleeping: Tuesday 25 April 2017

By John Stupart
Photo by Nomboniso Gasa.

Op-Ed: Opulence and Emptiness of the Gupta Family’s Shrimad Bhagwat Katha

By Nomboniso Gasa & Roshnie Moonsammy
Photo: Neighbours in Nkaneng, Marikana, South Africa, 16 October 2012.  (Photo: Greg Marinovich)

Freedom Day Op-Ed: What’s Freedom? Can you eat it?

By Jodi Williams & Gugu Nonjinge
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Freedom day: There can be no freedom without peace

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Cyril Ramaphosa, Zweli Mkhize, Gwede Mantashe, Lindiwe Sisulu, Mcebisi Jonas, David Makhura, Paul Mashatile.

ANC Succession: Emerging – an anti-Zuma super slate?

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: French presidential election candidate for the far-right Front National (FN) party, Marine Le Pen blows a kiss to supporters as she delivers a speech after finishing second in the first round of the French presidential elections in Henin-Beaumont, Northern France, 23 April 2017. EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

Op-Ed: Europe’s Elections: a Yardstick for Populism

By Carmel Rawhani
Photo: Planet Earth by Pixnio.

Just Google It: The SA web app that could turn ecological research into a safe, cheap desk job

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng (Greg Nicolson)

Mogoeng: Fake Democracy vs Judicial Independence

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Loftus Stadium, 19 July 2008. (Photo by Aquila via Flickr)

Analysis: The Gospel According To Angus Buchan

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Police Minister Fikile Mbalula addresses the media at Hawks headquarters in Pretoria, April 24, 2017. Photo: Greg Nicolson

House of Cards: Ntlemeza is a scandal and embarrassment – Mbalula

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Some of thousands of members of the NUMSA march to highlight corruption within the government during a mass anti corruption march in Johannesburg, South Africa, 14 October 2015. Photo: EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Op-Ed: New federation's declaration maps its plan of action

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Lonwabo Tsotsobe of South Africa Photo: ©Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Cricket: Tsotsobe officially charged under CSA’s anti-corruption code

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: School governing body chairperson Osmond Nkuzo at Mpumelelo Primary School. Photo: Julia Chaskalson

GroundUp: The no-fee school where parents were forced to pay fees

By GroundUp
Photo: Then Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi speaks at a news conference in Johannesburg, Thursday, 25 August 2011, Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Vavi & Co: New federation Saftu launches, now the work begins

By Greg Nicolson