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26 September 2017 07:41 (South Africa)
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GroundUp: Insourcing at universities – uneven progress

  • GroundUp
Photo: UCT students demand in 2016 that outsourced workers be brought onto the staff. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks
The colors were presented to an empty bench as both teams stayed in the locker rooms during the singing of the national anthem and then some of the Tennessee Titans went to the end zone before their game at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, on 24 September 2017 in protests to comments by US President Donald J. Trump calling for the firing of NFL players who don't stand for the national anthem before games.

While you were sleeping: 26 September 2017

By John Stupart
Main photo: PW Botha.

Declassified: Apartheid Profits – Behind the Iron Curtain

By Open Secrets
Photo: The latest intake of US Peace Corps volunteers attend a swearing-in ceremony in Pretoria. Photo: Orateng Lepodise

US volunteers give back and in turn learn the practice of Ubuntu

Photo: James Cairns and Taryn Bennett in The Old Man and the Sea. Photo: Supplied

Theatre Review: The Old Man and the Sea

By Lesley Stones
Photo: Emergency tents are set up at Turffontein’s Wembley stadium. Photos: Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon

Op-Ed: Meaningful engagement, not militarisation, is the way forward for Mashaba’s Johannesburg

Photo: A spaza shop in Alexandra, Johannesburg, with the ubiquitous fizzy drink branding on the wall. Photo: Thom Pierce.

Health-e News: ‘Ban junk food adverts’

Photo: Marijuana farming is the only form of livelihood in poverty-stricken parts of the rural Eastern Cape, as seen here in this file photo from March 2016. Photo: Masixole Feni.

Op-Ed: Marijuana farming – a silver bullet for rural poverty?

Photo: A view of a small internet business with hand painted advertising in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg, South Africa, 26 August 2015. Many small businesses in the townships of the city are adorned with hand painted advertising. Most fashionable and colour are the hair salons. Sign writers are paid per shop including paint and time spent painting. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Op-Ed: State failed to deliver on connecting the majority

Photo: ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe addressed branch Chairpersons and Secretaries of Peter Mokaba Region Ga-Ramokgopa on Saturday 23 September 2017. (ANC twitter photo)

ANC Leadership Race: Gwede Mantashe makes his position well known

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Current KZN ANC chairperson Sihle Zikalala and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma addressed an ANC Cadres Forum at the Musa Dladla region of KZN in Empangeni Town Hall.

ANC Leadership Race: KwaZulu-Natal, a province waiting to exhale

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Protesters chant slogans in Siyathemba township outside Balfour July 22, 2009. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

CDE Opportunities First: Governments court failure by not improving the lives and opportunities of the poor

Photo: African National Congress (ANC) Secretary General Gwede Mantashe briefs the media at the end of the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) three-day meeting in Pretoria, South Africa March 20, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

ANC NEC: Future of KwaZulu-Natal leadership to be decided in three days

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Onlookers watch as residents from Ocean View block Kommetjie Road during a protest on Thursday. All photos: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: In photos – Ocean View residents and police clash over failure to reduce crime

By GroundUp

Fin24: Gupta coal mine to pay salaries late after court bid fails

By Fin24
Photo: Makhosi Khoza (GCIS)

Analysis: What next for Makhosi Khoza?

By Carien du Plessis

KPMG: Auditor ditched by medical aid of legislators and judges, Gigaba calls for review of firm’s government work

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with South African President Jacob Zuma during their bilateral meeting of the BRICS summit in Xiamen, China, 04 September 2017.    Photo:    EPA-EFE/MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/SPUTNIK/KREMLIN POOL / POOL MANDATORY CREDIT/SPUTNIK

Scorpio: PetroSA board duo loses court bid after ‘Rosgeo fall-out’

Photo: SARS commissioner Tom Moyane (left), Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. (GCIS)

SARS Wars: Vlok Symington loses bid to interdict taxman from disciplining him

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Masixole Feni’s collection of photos titled A Drain on Our Dignity is travelling across South Africa. All photos: Masixole Feni

GroundUp: Bearing Witness – Why it is worth seeing Masixole Feni’s photography

By GroundUp
Photo: Tord Sollie (Flickr)

GroundUp: Understanding the court judgment on polygynous Muslim marriages

By GroundUp
Young women wearing costumes pose in front of an exhibition booth during the Tokyo Game Show 2017 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, east of Tokyo, Japan, 21 September 2017. Asia's largest gaming event opened with 609 companies and organisations from 36 countries and regions exhibiting at the show.

While you were sleeping: 22 September 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Sonny Bill Williams addresses the players huddle Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship match, Australia Wallabies vs New Zealand All Blacks, Sydney, Australia. Saturday 19 August 2017. Photo: Paul Seiser /

Analysis: What the Springboks can learn from the All Blacks about inclusion

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

Analysis: South Africans must defend PIC till the bitter end – failure could cost us the country

By Dirk de Vos
Photo: Kliptown Informal Settlement is home to hundreds of residents who feel forgotten by the government. Tired of waiting for any sort of services from the government they have turned to electricity thieves to supply them with power. Photo: Bafana Mvambi

Electricity Theft: Kliptown ‘hero’ brings light to forgotten community

Photo: Residents of Ocean View protesting against the lack of policing set up barricades along Kommetjie Rd. Photo: SHAUN SWINGLER

Police and protesters clash in Ocean View, Kommetjie (Video)

By Shaun Swingler
Photo: Andrew Yardley/(Unsplash)

‘People’s Tribunal’ set up to hear evidence on arms trade corruption

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Activist Ahmed Timol was killed in detention on 22 October 1971.

History, suppressed: What didn’t get revealed at the Timol inquest

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: A man makes his mark in a voting booth during South Africa's general elections, in Soweto, South Africa, 07 May 2014. Photo: EPA/IHSAAN HAFFEJEE

By-Elections: Comebacks, wins and losses across the board

By Wayne Sussman
Photo: ANC MP Makhosi Khoza addressed a gathering at The Conference for The Future of South Africa at the Rhema Bible Church in Randburg on Tuesday, 19 July 2017. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

Reporter's Parliamentary Notebook: Dlamini-Zuma is in, Makhosi Khoza is out of ANC benches

By Marianne Merten