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11 December 2017 09:24 (South Africa)
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ANC MK Council: Our allegiance is to South Africa first – we cannot fight against our own people

  • Ranjeni Munusamy
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    Ranjeni Munusamy

    Ranjeni Munusamy is a survivor of the Salem witch trials and has the scars to show it. She has a substantial collection of tattered t-shirts from having “been there and done it” – from government, the Zuma trials, spin-doctoring and upsetting the applecart in South African newsrooms. Following a rather unexciting exorcism ceremony, she traded her femme-fatale gear for a Macbook and a packet of Liquorice Allsorts. Her graduation Cum Laude from the School of Hard Knocks means she knows a thing or two about telling the South African story.

Photo:  The Chief of South African National Defence Force Siphiwe Nyanda salutes the General Officer commanding the North West province April 27, 1999, during Freedom Day Celebrations in Umtata stadium. This was the last Defence Force day parade which President Nelson Mandela attended in his Capacity of Commander in-Chief of the armed forces, before his retirement after the country's second all-race elections on June 2, 1999.
Photo: Delegates the ANC policy conference in July 2017. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee.

ANC Leadership Race: Just one week before the show, Dlamini Zuma’s side appears to feel the pressure

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: The original iconic photo that was taken by photographer Sam Nzima.

Repurposing Historic Symbols: Lessons from Hector Pieterson via Trump’s America to Selborne College

By J Brooks Spector
Main photo: Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Au Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma addressing the mourners at the memorial service of Ronnie Mamoepa held at Tshwane Events Centre in Pretoria. 27/07/2017  Kopano Tlape GCIS

ANC Leadership Race: Profile – With five days to go, who is Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma?

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Shootings at Sharpeville 21 March 1960

Op-Ed: Developing a voice of resistance – the beginning of the Catholic Church’s opposition to apartheid

Photo by Claus Tom Christensen via Flickr.

Health-e News: Policing the law – when rape survivors lose faith in the system meant to protect them

Photo: Katy Katopodis explores the big question ‘What future SA?’ with Bantu Holomisa, Nombonisa Gasa and Sipho Pityana, at The Gathering in Johannesburg: Photo: Daniel Born.

The Gathering (video, session 7): Holomisa, Pityana and Gasa get out their crystal ball

By Daily Maverick
Photo: A protester hold up a sign at a #MeToo rally in front of the Trump International Hotel at Columbus Circle in New York, New York, USA, 09 December 2017. EPA-EFE/PETER FOLEY

Op-Ed: How sexual violence and corruption have converged within our politics

By Lisa Vetten
Photo: A photo provided by the South African Government Information Service shows South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma (L) speaking to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (R) attending a session of the 24th African Union Summit of the NEPAD Heads of State/Government Orientation Committee (HSGOC) at the African Union Headquaters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 29 January 2011. EPA/Ntswe Mokoena

South Africa’s latest threat to withdraw from the ICC, or, How to Squander Leadership

By Max du Plessis
Photo: A voter walks into a polling station set up by the Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) to cast his vote in Alexandra, Johannesburg, 07 May 2014. EPA/CORNELL TUKIRI

By-Election: Polls in various wards give ANC pause for thought

By Wayne Sussman
Photo: Then Minister of Communications Yunus Carrim speaks at the launch of the Digitising of the Military Veterans Heritage in April 2014. (Photo: GCIS)

MultiChoice scandal: Yunus Carrim – when did I ever voice my support for

By Yunus Carrim

Evita's Free Speech: Ep.120 – Evita recreates the silly season (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Laloo Chiba (Youtube)

Hamba Kahle Laloo Chiba (1930 – 2017): A principled activist, humble revolutionary and selfless leader

Photo: Laloo Chiba. Photo: Yunus Chamda

Remembering Laloo Chiba: Brave, unyielding and principled to the end

Original photos: NPA head Shaun Abrahams (GCIS) and SA President Jacob Zuma. (EPA)

NPA Judgment: President to appeal ruling that found Zuma 'reckless' and sets asides Shaun Abraham's appointment as NPA boss

Photo: Students from Wits University demonstrate on campus during a fourth week of clashes with police forces during protests against the cost of higher education in Johannesburg, 10 October 2016. Photo: Kim Ludbrook/(EPA).

University Fees: HETN targets university reserves to fund students

Photo: Metrorail carriages are frequently overcrowded, making it dangerous for commuters trying to get to work. Archive photo: Tariro Washinyira

GroundUp Op-Ed: The terrible price of Prasa’s negligence and corruption

By GroundUp
Photo: NPA Head Shaun Abrahams (GCIS), President Jacob Zuma (WEF)

Newsflash: Shaun Abrahams to vacate his position, deputy president to appoint new prosecutions boss, court rules

Photo: Earlier in the week suspended Gauteng health head Dr Tiego ‘Barney’ Selebano consoled a crying Bertha Molefe, whose daughter Sophie died after she was released from Life Esidimeni. Molefe has said Selebano promised her help in the past. Photo: Greg Nicolson

Life Esidimeni: Tears as former Gauteng Health head Dr Selebano asks for forgiveness

By Greg Nicolson
Tunisians take part in a protest against US President Donald J. Trump decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in Tunis, Tunisia, 07 December 2017. US president Donald J. Trump on 06 December announced he is recognising Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and will relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

While you were sleeping: 8 December 2017

By John Stupart
Photo:  Andrew Feinstein at The Gathering: ‘The current nuclear deal will make the Arms Deal seem like small change, both in the scale of its corruption and its corrosive impact on our democracy … The last two people on the planet one would want negotiating such a deal are Messrs Vladimir Putin and Jacob Zuma.’ Photo: Daniel Born.

The Gathering (Video, Session 6): Andrew Feinstein unravels the web of global corruption

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Werner Kok of South Africa (R) drives past to score a try against Japan during the HSBC 7s World Rugby Series held at the National Stadium in Singapore, 15 April 2017. Photo: EPA/WALLACE WOON

Magnificent Sevens: Seven talking points before the Cape Town Sevens

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Mike Masutha, addresses the National Human Rights Day Commemoration in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, on 21 March, 2015. (Photo: GCIS)

‘SA should not withdraw from ICC, needs to project itself as a leader in anti-impunity efforts’ – NGOs

Photo: ANC supporters celebrate during victory celebrations at Nasrec in Johannesburg, April 24, 2009. Photo: REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Letter to the Editor: Reclaiming the ANC’s history in the year of OR Tambo

By Daily Maverick

Op-Ed: In the ‘New Zimbabwe’, will the looting continue?

By David Moore
Photo: Dr Tiego ‘Barney’ Selebano at the Life Esidimeni hearings. Photo by Joyrene Kramer/Section27

Life Esidimeni: Dr Selebano and the system of death

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Ahmed Rizkhaan/(Unsplash)

Op-Ed: The Glebelands killing fields: Dead – 100, Convicted – 1. And no end in sight for hostel violence

By Vanessa Burger
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Paul O’Sullivan vs The State: Forensic investigator demands R199-million for unlawful arrest

By Marianne Thamm

Op-Ed: A personal glimpse at how MultiChoice cuts, amends and abandons deals

By André-Pierre du Plessis

GroundUp: ConCourt victory for women in polygamous marriages

By GroundUp