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29 May 2017 11:38 (South Africa)
South Africa

GroundUp: Insourcing at universities – uneven progress

  • GroundUp
Photo: UCT students demand in 2016 that outsourced workers be brought onto the staff. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks
Abo Mohammed pray the sunset prayers with his family, during the first day of Ramadan at al-Shaffouneh, rebel-held besieged Eastern Ghouta, outskirts of Damascus, Syria, 27 May 2017 (Issued 28 May 2017). Abo Mohammed's family locally emigrated several times, the family was from al-Qesa city which belongs to al-Marj side in Eastern al-Ghouta, they emigrated from al-Qesa to Hamoria after huge bombing, then they emigrated to al-Shaffouneh after a huge battle between the opposite forces in Eastern Ghouta. Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the night time and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts daily between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the Koran’s first verse was revealed during its last 10 nights.

While you were sleeping: 29 May 2017

By John Stupart

Theatre Review: ‘Kaktus’ sees Tannie Evita walking us through colonialism

By Lesley Stones
Photo: Grigori Rasputin (Wikimedia Commons), Atul Gupta.

TRAINSPOTTER: The Escape to Dubai, and other e-mailed missives from the shadow state

By Richard Poplak
Photo: President Jacob Zuma and DA’s Helen Zille (both photos by Reuters)

Op-Ed: Zille and Zuma – a fading star, a black hole and the end of an era

By Marius Oosthuizen
Photo: James Aguma (Ugandan Diaspora)

Analysis: Suspension of SABC’s Aguma a step in the right direction

By Greg Nicolson

Evita's Free Speech: Ep.92 – Evita dare not mention Dubai! (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Main photo: Charlene (Health-e).

Health-e News: Sex workers to remain ‘criminals’, vulnerable to HIV?

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

State Capture: Letters provide the smoking gun but is it enough to topple Zuma?

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo delivering her budget vote at the National Assembly Building, Parliament, Cape Town on May 26, 2017. Photo: GCIS

Parliament: High data costs in Dlodlo's crosshairs but questions remain over GCIS

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Electricity pylons carry power from Cape Town's Koeberg nuclear power plant. Photo: Mike Hutchings / Reuters

Power Struggles: The answers on Eskom debt – but not from Eskom

By Chris Yelland
Photo: Opposition Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi speaks at a final election rally at the township of Thokoza on the outskirts of Johannesburg, April 18, 2009.  REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Analysis: By-election results in Nquthu and Beaufort West another wake-up call for the ANC

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

Betrayal of the Promise: The Anatomy of State Capture

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: (Left) Conservative lobbyist and consultant Roger Stone speaks with the press in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, NY, USA, 06 December 2016. EPA/ALBIN LOHR-JONES. (Centre) A file picture dated 29 January 2008 of former US Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Jack Kemp on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA. EPA/MATTHEW CAVANAUGH (Right) A file photo dated 03 May 2016 showing Paul Manafort (C), campaign advisor for US presidential candidate Donald Trump in New York, during 2016 campaign. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Book Extract: Buying the US presidency – the apartheid connection

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)

Open Letter from the Stalwarts: For the sake of our future, take a stand and defend our revolution

By Daily Maverick
Photo: A Swedish air force Saab Gripen multi task fighter plane performs over the Waterkloof airforce base in South Africa in this November 1, 1998 file photo. REUTERS/Peter Andrews

Arms Deal: Now Quaker Peace Centre lodges claim for return of R35bn

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Ministers Bathabile Dlamini and Lynne Brown (GCIS)

Parliament: Two controversies. Two ministers, Dlamini and Brown. One approach: Deflection

By Marianne Merten

Letter to the Editor: Nuclear power plant construction is not a heavily veiled mega-project

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Johannesburg Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba in his office. (Greg Nicolson)

Johannesburg: Mashaba’s administration starts to assert itself

By Greg Nicolson
The original photo of Piet Byleveld by Simone Kley, Netwerk24.

South Africa’s Super Cop: The top cases Piet Byleveld helped crack

By Antoinette Muller
President Jacob Zuma, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, Ministers and Deputy Ministers in support of Africa Day 2017 celebration which will take place today, 25 May 2017.

While you were sleeping: 25 May 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: SA Parliament, by GCIS.

Reporter’s Parliamentary Notebook: Something’s brewing at committee level

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Mandisa Mokwena (Masi Losi/Pretoria News)

Analysis: SARS official on trial for corruption was State Security spy. The question is, WHY?

By Marianne Thamm
The original photo of President Jacob Zuma by Greg Nicolson/Daily Maverick.

Analysis: The maths is complicated ahead of a crucial NEC meeting

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women Susan Shabangu briefs the media on the state of readiness for the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Women’s March to the Union Buildings, Pretoria, 8 August 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Gender-based violence: Government steps up, but Department of Women limps along

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Pravin Gordhan in 2010 by EPA/NIC BOTHMA and Sipho Pityana by JAKOB POLACSEK.

Op-Ed: Leading in SA, stuck between moral courage and moral hazard

By Marius Oosthuizen
Photo: A motorcyclist passes a General Motors Chevrolet car parked on the roadside in Vasai on the outskirts of Mumbai, India, 20 May 2017. According to reports, General Motors, one of the biggest auto makers in the world, announced to exit from India’s domestic sales market, pulling its Chevrolet brand out of India by the end of this year. Photo: EPA/DIVYAKANT SOLANKI

Analysis: South Africa is stuck in a failing second industrial revolution – Let’s move beyond it

By Dirk de Vos

Letter to the editor: Good men can be violent too

By Daily Maverick
A woman sits in the street in a blanket near the Manchester Arena as police guard the area following reports of an explosion, in Manchester, Britain, 23 May 2017. According to a statement released by the Greater Manchester Police on 23 May 2017, police responded to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena on 22 May 2017 evening. At least 19 people have been confirmed dead and others 50 were injured, authorities said. The happening is currently treated as a terrorist incident until police know otherwise. According to reports quoting witnesses, a mass evacuation was prompted after explosions were heard at the end of US singer Ariana Grande's concert in the arena.

While you were sleeping: 24 May 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Residents in Town Two protest during an illegal land occupation in Khayelitsha. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: ‘We are fed up with promises, we have to take action’

By GroundUp