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14 December 2017 22:48 (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: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma attends the ANC's National Policy Conference in Johannesburg in June.   Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

ANC Leadership Race: Dlamini Zuma gives evangelical speech ahead of 'festival of ideas'

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Ghandi Square, Johannesburg (Francisco Azola via Flickr)

ANC Elective Conference: A spin-off, spill-over bonanza for Jozi businesses

Photo: Delegates at the ANC Policy conference in June 2017. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

ANC Leadership Race: Seven survival tips for delegates to the conference

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Julius Malema told the audience at The Gathering: ‘I love Bob [Mugabe]. But when I love you, it doesn’t mean I can’t criticise you.’ Photo: Daniel Born

The Gathering (video, session 10): Julius Malema – The Guptas are an irritation

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa attends a plenary session titled - Africa's Role in the New Reality - on the opening day of the World Economic Forum on Africa 2011 in Cape Town South Africa 04 May 2011. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: The good, The Bad and The Very Ugly – an economic review of Zuma’s Presidency

By Palesa Shipalana
Photo: Protesters from ANC celebrate in support of South African president Jacob Zuma outside Parliament in Cape Town, 08 August 2017. Protesters in support and also against the call for President Zuma to step down took to the streets of Cape Town ahead of the motion of no confidence against the president. Heavy police presence kept the two groups apart. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Op-Ed: ANC Death Knell? The five stages of a party in its death throes

By Mzukisi Qobo

Letter to the Editor: The ANC is in a state of organisational emergency – Veterans

By Daily Maverick
Photo: African immigrants, displaced by anti-foreigner violence in Johannesburg, warm their hands around a small fire outside the Jeppe police station in the city, May 27, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA)

Op-Ed: Looking back to look forward – the next 21 years of the Constitution

By Mark Heywood
Photo: ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks at the closing proceedings of the ANC’s national conference in Mangaung on Thursday, 20 December 2012. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

ANC Leadership Race: Cyril Ramaphosa – five years after his return, the prodigal son might finally get to be king

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Chris Hani, Oliver Tambo (Reuters)

Analysis: Morogoro conference – memorandums, wedge drivers and the saving of the ANC’s soul

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma during the G20 leaders’ retreat as part of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, 07 July 2017. EPA-EFE/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL/POOL

Analysis: President Zuma heads to ANC conference with bloodied nose amid damning court rulings

Image: Three-dimensional images of HIV superimposed on electron micrographs of the virus. Constructed by Stephen Fuller, Centre for Human Genomics, Oxford University and taken from front cover of Equal Treatment March 2006.

GroundUp: South Africa’s HIV treatment programme – a phoenix rising from the ashes?

By GroundUp
File Photo: The new Welsh Secretary Peter Hain departs 10 Downing Street following a cabinet meeting in London, 09 June 2009. EPA/ANDY RAIN.

State Capture: Lord Hain cautions British banks not to threaten SA whistleblowers

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma reacts during the opening ceremony of the 10th Boao Forum for Asian Annual Conference in Boao town, Hainan province, April 15, 2011. REUTERS/Jason Lee xa

Newsflash: Double trouble for Zuma as court dismisses State Capture review case and orders him to personally pay costs

Fire fighters at the scene of an explosion at a gas hub of OMV in Baumgarten, Austria, 12 December 2017. According to reports by the Red Cross, at least one person has died and 18 others have been injured in the explosion.

While you were sleeping: 13 December 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: President Jacob Zuma and the candidates for president of the ANC, 23 November 2017. (Presidency SA)

ANC Leadership Race: Why court cases will probably not disrupt conference – and how the party plans to settle disputes

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Journalist and commentator Stephen Grootes introduces Pravin Gordhan on stage at The Gathering. Gordhan: ‘The current leadership has failed us. Its preoccupation has been how to fill certain people’s bank accounts, local or foreign, or how to get certain people who might become difficult out of the way… The priority is not you [the public].’ Photo: Daniel Born

The Gathering (video, session 9): Pravin Gordhan tackles the failures of leadership

By Daily Maverick
Original photo: A woman walks past a giant ruling party poster on the eve of the 53rd ANC conference that began in Mangaung on 16 December, 2012. Photo: EPA/Kim Ludbrook

ANC Leadership Race: Policy Explainer 1 – Factional proxy battles play out in proposals

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Veteran investigative journalist and author Jacques Pauw on stage at Daily Maverick’s The Gathering, in Johannesburg last month. Photo: Daniel Born

Analysis: Why are South Africa’s securocrats so jumpy over Jacques Pauw & Ronnie Kasrils?

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: ANC Secretery-General Gwede Mantashe addresses the media at a briefing following calls for President Zuma to step down, in Johannesburg, South Africa, 05 April 2017. EPA/STR

Analysis: In the centre of the ANC’s gravity field – Gwede Mantashe

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Alexander Bay, Northern Cape, South Africa. March 2, 2012. (Greg Marinovich)

amaBhungane and Scorpio #GuptaLeaks: A tale of two captures – Alexkor, Gupta Inc and ‘WMC’

By amaBhungane & Scorpio

Op-Ed: Hunter-gatherers – the original affluent society

By James Suzman
Photo: Then Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba and President Jacob Zuma unveil E-Home Affairs at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa. 07/04/2016. Siyabulela Duda

ANC Leadership Race: Policy Explainer 2 – Forget the bling, viva serving the people, viva!

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Police forces shoot at protestors during a violent service delivery protest in Ennerdale, Johannesburg, South Africa, 09 May 2017. The local community took to the streets blocking major roads in a second day of demonstrations as they protested a lack of housing and land for their community. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Land Reform: ‘Expropriation without compensation is a red herring’

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources heard a report back on plans to set up a trust for mineworkers suffering from silicosis. Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Silicosis – Department of Mineral Resources slams 'lawyers who loot'

By GroundUp
Photo: ANC top six at the January 8 celebration, 2017, in Soweto. (Greg Nicolson / Daily Maverick)

ISS Today: South Africa’s short-term pain or long-term gain future

Photo: Nkaneng, Marikana, 15 September 2012 (Photo: Greg Marinovich)

Scorpio: SANDF document outlines draconian draft state of emergency regulations

Photo: Hoosain Karjieker, CEO of the Mail & Guardian, has been identified as the US-based Media Development Investment Fund's local empowerment partner.  Photo: The Press Ombud

Newsflash: Mail & Guardian sold to US media not-for-profit investment fund

By Greg Nicolson
Screenshot of the Mail&Guardian website in November 2017

Op-Ed: Changing of the guard under way at Mail & Guardian

By Trevor Ncube