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19 February 2018 21:25 (South Africa)
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GroundUp: Insourcing at universities – uneven progress

  • GroundUp
    GroundUp
Photo: UCT students demand in 2016 that outsourced workers be brought onto the staff. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks
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A view on a mural by Italian street art artist Andrea Ravo Mattoni of a famous painting 'Orphan Girl at the Cemetery' by French artist Eugene Delacroix at 'Le Mur' in Paris, France, 17 February 2018.

While you were sleeping: 19 February 2018

By John Stupart
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Evita's Free Speech: Ep.130 – Evita’s Valentines for Africa! (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
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Zapiro: The best of the Zuma years

By Zapiro
Photo: Ajay and Atul Gupta  (Original Photo by Gallo Images/City Press/Muntu Vilakazi)

Scorpio: Gupta Inc – crushed and on the run

By JESSICA BEZUIDENHOUT
Photo: Xolobeni activist Sikhosiphi Bazooka Rhadebe was gunned down in 2016.

GroundUp: Two years later, still no arrests for murder of Xolobeni activist

By GroundUp
Photo: Social Justice Coalition members outside the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday, where the police resources case is being heard. Photo: Mary-Anne Gontsana

GroundUp: Police allocation system discriminates, argues civil society lawyer

By GroundUp
Photo: Ajay and Atul Gupta and Duduzane Zuma (Muntu Vilakazi for Gallo Images)

Op-Ed: The Guptas can be extradited from the United Arab Emirates

By Anton Katz & Eshed Cohen
Photo: Residents of Cape Town collect drinking water in the early morning from a mountain spring collection point in Cape Town, South Africa, 31 January 2018. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

#CapeWaterGate: The devil is in the detail of communication

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his maiden State of the Nation Address on February 16, 2018. Photo: Leila Dougan

Analysis: Cyril Ramaphosa and the narrative of good Public Relations

By Antoinette Muller
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Op-Ed: What Ramaphosa needs to do to fix state spying, Part One: Rica and lawful interception

By Jane Duncan
Photo: Cyril Ramaphosa and Iraq Prime Minister Mr Haider al-Abadi in Davos, 25 January 2018. (Photo: GCIS)

Analysis: Foreign Policy, Ramaphosa’s current governmental stepchild

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Residence of South Africa-based Gupta Brothers in Dehradun. Photo: Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times: Uttarakhand gives Z-security to Gupta brothers probed over graft in South Africa

By Hindustan Times
Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin (front) visits the Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics in Novosibirsk, Russia, 08 February 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE/ALEXEY NIKOLSKY / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN POOL MANDATORY CREDIT

South Africa’s Electricity Choice, Part 4: The dangers of dealing with Russia

By Anton Eberhard & Amory Lovins
Photo: Then South African President Jacob Zuma (L) shares a joke with a family member during his traditional wedding to Tobeka Madiba, his fifth wife, in Nkandla, January 4, 2010.  REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Analysis: Life after Zuma is not all plain sailing for the ANC, particularly in KZN

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Newly elected President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa addresses Parliament during an extraordinary sitting after the resignation of President Jacob Zuma, Cape Town, South Africa, 15 February 2018. EPA-EFE/MIKE HUTCHINGS / POOL

Analysis: Turning vicious into a virtuous circle

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: The EFF Leadership (EPA)

Op-Ed: Van Onselen's false revolution cannot go unchallenged

By Hlengiwe Mkhaliphi
Photo: A handout photo made available by the South African Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) on 16 February 2018 shows President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa (C) arriving at the parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 February 2018, to deliver his State Of the Nation Address 2018 (SONA) speech. EPA-EFE/KOPANO TLAPE

SONA 2018: This new broom intends to sweep clean

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa arrives to deliver his (SONA) State of the Nation address at the Parliament, in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 February 2018. President Ramaphosa was sworn in on 15 February 2018, after ex President Zuma's resignation a day earlier, after intense pressure to resign amidst corruption and state capture allegations. EPA-EFE/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA.

Op-Ed: Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address – a weak speech that follows more than it leads

By Gareth van Onselen
Photo by Leila De Dougan.

SONA 2018: A moment of unity in more than just words

By Rebecca Davis
Photo by Leila Dee Dougan.

SONA 2018: President Ramaphosa promises to turn the tide of corruption

By Marianne Merten
Photo: President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa (C) arrives to deliver his (SONA) State of the Nation address at the Parliament, in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 February 2018. President Ramaphosa was sworn in on 15 February 2018, after ex President Zuma's resignation a day earlier, after intense pressure to resign amidst corruption and state capture allegations. EPA-EFE/NASIEF MANIE

SONA 2018: Ramaphosa’s final victory over his predecessor

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Street dwellers who live – and survive – on Parliament’s doorstep. They were forced to pack their belongings and leave during SONA 2018. They spoke to Daily Maverick, but declined to be identified. The man removing a garbage bin lends an ironic touch to the scenario. Photo: Hlumela Dyanti

SONA 2018: Homeless and helpless while the perfumed politicians walk the red carpet

By Aphiwe Ngalo & Hlumela Dyantyi
Photo: Newly elected President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his maiden State of the Nation Address (SONA), 16 February 2018, Cape Town.

SONA 2018: New dawn. Renewal. It’s a thing now

By Marianne Merten
Photo: President of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa arriving at the parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 16 February 2018, to deliver his State Of the Nation Address 2018 (SONA) speech. GCIS/EPA-EFE

SONA 2018 – Cyril Ramaphosa: Our task, as South Africans, is to seize this moment of hope and renewal

By Cyril Ramaphosa
Photo: President Cyril Ramaphosa delivers his State of the Nation Address in the National Assembly on 16 February, 2018. Photo: Leila Dougan

SONA 2018: Cyril Ramaphosa finally gets his moment and thanks Jacob Zuma

By Rebecca Davis
File Photo: South African National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Advocate Shaun Abrahams reacts during a briefing to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services in parliament, Cape Town,  04 November 2016 EPA/NIC BOTHMA

ISS Today: Budget cuts and staff shortages have aggravated the NPA's leadership challenges

By ISS TODAY
Original Photo: Public Protector, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane (GCIS)

Court trashes Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, again

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: South Africa's now  former 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 xa5

Op-Ed: Lightning does strike twice – just ask our frazzled former president

By Xolani Mamkeli
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Letter to the Editor: Zexit - A brief note of gratitude

By Alan Storey