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20 August 2017 13:40 (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: Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana launching the Ekurhuleni East Tvet College Daveyton Campus - 26 May 2017 (GCIS)

Manana: Deputy Higher Education Minister resigns following assault charges

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Photo: Zimbabwean First Lady, Grace Mugabe during a pre-2018 election rally event at the Rudhaka Stadium in Marondera, about 100 kilometers east of Harare, Zimbabwe, 02 June 2017. Photo: EPA/AARON UFUMELI

Grace Mugabe: Plans afoot to grant diplomatic immunity once the Zimbabwean first lady is on home soil

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: Thabang (L) and Solly Mathebula (R) carry water containers at their two-roomed shack in Mankweng village, in Limpopo. Photo: EPA/JON HRUSA

GroundUp: Residents compel Limpopo municipality to provide clean water

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Photo: Grant beneficiaries raised problems with their green cards at a meeting in Ceres in July organised by the Black Sash. Photo: Esley Philander, Black Sash

GroundUp: How Net1 will make money after social grant contract ends

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Photo: Chris Hani

Hani Killer: Janusz Walus' fate back in Masutha's hands

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Gordhan vs Guptas: Oakbay gets a back-handed victory

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: False start to Parliament’s state capture probe

By GroundUp
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa with KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu during the World AIDS Day Commemoration in Port Shepstone, 9 December 2015. (Photo: GCIS)

ANC KwaZulu-Natal: A test case before Mantashe signs off figures for December conference

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: In court, Professor David Nutt, head of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College, London, pointed out that decriminatlisation of cannabis and other drugs had proved to be an effective way of reducing crime. Photo:  Felipe Trueba/(EPA)

The Cannabis Chronicles: On the upside of moral panic

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: Outspoken ANC MP was axed from her position as chairperson of parliament’s public service and administration committee on Thursday. Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Makhosi Khoza: Cadre with a conscience removed as ANC discipline is the new factional stick

By Marianne Merten
Photo: The African Christian Democratic Party is pushing to place further obstacles in the way of women accessing abortion services. File photo: Nic Bothma/(EPA).

Analysis: Proposed changes to SA’s abortion law would be (more) bad news for women

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Indebted South Africans are feeling the pinch of the country’s junk status. Photo: Kai Oberhauser/(Unsplash)

Notes from the House: SA’s economic woes bring new urgency to debt relief reforms

By MOIRA LEVY
Photo: US cyclist Benjamin King (R), of Dimension Data team; Spaniard Marcos Jurado, of Burgos BH team; Dutch Etienne Van Empel (2-L), of Roompot team; and French Antoine Duchesne (L), of Direct Energie team, compete during the fouth stage of Vuelta a Burgos cycling race over 147 km between Bodegas Nadal and Clunia, Burgos, northern Spain, 04 August 2017. EPA/Santi Otero

#BicyclesChangeLives: Qhubeka and Team DD a reminder that not everything has gone to hell in a handcart

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Concerns have been raised about the behaviour of some blue light convoy drivers. Here, ministerial cars – which make use of blue lights – are parked at Parliament. Photo: Janet Heard

Gauteng blue light convoy crash raises questions about risks to other drivers

By ORATENG LEPODISE
Photo: Informal traders with no water or electricity sell food cooked over open fires in a shack at the entrance to the construction site of Soccer City, the venue for the final of the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup in Soweto, South Africa, 16 January 2008. Photo:  EPA/JON HRUSA

Op-Ed: Don’t forget the woman worker this August

By ANNIE DEVENISH
Makhosi Khoza remained unrepentant on Thursday evening after being removed from her position as parliamentary committee chairperson. Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Makhosi Khoza, Interrupted: ‘The ANC I joined is no longer there’

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Then South African State prosecutor Gerrie Nel prior to the appeal by the state against Pistorius man slighter charges at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in Bloemfontein, 03 November 2015.  Photo: EPA/SIPHIWE SIBEKO / POOL

Grace under Fire: ‘Bulldog’ Gerrie Nel guns for Zimbabwe’s First Lady

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Thousands flocked to the open field near the scene of the Marikana massacre to listen to AMCU President Joseph Mathunjwa and other political leaders. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

Marikana Five Years Later: Thousands gather on the koppie to pay tribute to the 34 miners

By Ihsaan Haffejee
Photo: Grace Mugabe (R) speaks to her husband President of Zimbabwe Robert Mugabe (L) at a welcome home event at Harare International airport, Harare, Zimbabwe, 24 September 2016. Photo: AARON UFUMELI (EPA)

Saving Grace: Zimbabwe's first lady attempts to hide behind diplomatic immunity

By PETER FABRICIUS
Photo: Advocates for My Vote Counts and for the Democratic Alliance in court before the hearing on Wednesday. Photo: Ashleigh Furlong

GroundUp: Disclosure of party funding – only if it’s relevant, says DA

By GroundUp
Photo: President Jacob Zuma with Deputy Minister of Higher education Mduduzi Manana, Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor, Minister of Higher Education Blade Nzimande, Minister in the Presidency Susan Shabangu and Minister of State Security David Mahlobo during a consultative meeting with the Vice-Chancellors and Chairpersons of Councils as well as with student leaders at the Union Buildings in Pretoria with a view to finding a solution to the impasse. (Photo: GCIS)

ANC slaps down SACP: ‘We will not be dictated to’

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: State Security Minister David Mahlobo is seen in conversation with President Jacob Zuma at the final session of the ANC’s 5th National Policy Conference which was held at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg. Picture: IHSAAN HAFFEJEE

Op-Ed: How state spying enables state capture

By Jane Duncan
Main photo by Craig Foster.

The Morality of Octopus Hunting in False Bay

By Don Pinnock
Photo: PW Botha at the1985 National Party congress in Port Elizabeth. (AP)

Declassified: Apartheid profits – The Sanctions Busters’ Toolkit

By Open Secrets
Photo: Commuters were stranded in Pretoria as taxi drivers gathered outside Tshwane House. Photo: Orateng Lepodise.

Pretoria Taxi Strike: Minibus drivers bring Tshwane to a standstill, want fines cancelled

By ORATENG LEPODISE
Photo: Police officers patrol the streets during violent service delivery protests in Bekkersdal, west of Johannesburg October 25, 2013. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko.

Parliament: SA’s crime-intelligence fighters, at war with themselves

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Police had running battles with residents of Nkaneng shantytown after the police disarmed about 100 miners, one month after the Marikana massacre, 15 September 2012. (Greg Marinovich)

Marikana: What’s been done on SAPS recommendations?

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the last day of the 3rd Presidential Local Government Summit held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Johannesburg, 7 April 2017. (GCIS)

Analysis: Ramaphosa’s high-speed response to smear reveals he is at the ready, in the game

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: South Africa’s big banks are being taken to the Constitutional Court over home repossessions. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: R60bn Constitutional Court case against banks

By GroundUp