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18 December 2017 08:58 (South Africa)
South Africa

Bus strikes: Unions ‘wait and see’ as minister set to intervene

  • BC Simelane & Greg Nicolson
    BC Simelane & Greg Nicolson
Photo: A Translux bus at the George Station. Photo: Bob Adams (flickr)

Street vendors sell ANC memorabilia on the sidelines of Nasrec, Sunday 17 December.

While you were sleeping: 18 December 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: ANC Secretary-General Gwede Mantashe and Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte on the second day of the ANC’s 54th national conference, 17 December 2017, Nasrec, Johannesburg. (Photo by Ihsaan Haffejjee)

#ANCdecides2017: ANC’s election loss may ‘soon be reality’ – Organisational Report’s dark warning to a party in crisis

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and David Mahlobo on Sunday 17 December 2017, the second day of ANC’s 54th conference in Nasrec (Leila Dee Dougan)

#ANCdecides2017: CR17 and NDZ – a hair’s breadth apart in a contest where anything goes

By Marianne Merten
Photo: Security on Metrorail trains has been compromised by irregular Prasa contracts. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Forensic auditor’s recommendation on Prasa security company ignored

By GroundUp
Photo: Jenna Norman/(Unsplash).

Health-E News: When a parent’s ‘bundle of joy’ becomes a mental struggle

Photo: Supplied by Unicef

Op-Ed: Undocumented minors – The life and death struggle for education

Photo: Justice Minister Michael Masutha (GCIS)

Op-Ed: South Africa could inspire reform of the International Criminal Court – but chooses to be an outlier in the global justice system instead

By Angela Mudukuti
Main photo: An activist protests outside the 54th ANC Conference at Nasrec ExpoCentre, 17 December, 2017.  Photo: Leila Dougan.

#ANCdecides2017: Meanwhile, outside the conference hall, the ignored and disaffected people who are told to move on

By Nkateko Mabasa

Evita's Free Speech: Ep.121 – Evita wears Nasrec fancy dress (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte watches proceedings at the ANC's 54th National Conference underway at Nasrec, Johannesburg. Photo:Daily Maverick/Leila Dougan

#ANCdecides2017: Reporter’s notebook – the day of waiting dangerously

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Delegates wave an ANC flag during the 54th ANC National Conference held at the NASREC Convention Centre, Johannesburg , South Africa, 16 December 2017.  Photo EPA-EFE/Cornell Tukiri

#ANCdecides2017: The leadership vote finally begins – and it’s a straight Slate vs Slate fight once more

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa at the ANC's Elective Conference at Nasrec. Photo: Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2017 Analysis: In their hands - the 4,776 delegates who now choose the next president by secret vote

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: President Jacob Zuma on day one of the elective conference when he delivered his final address as president of the ANC. Photo: Daily Maverick

#ANCDecides2017: SACP, Cosatu and veterans hit back at Zuma

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Supporters of Cyril Ramaphosa from KZN at the ANC elective conference. Photo: Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2017: Expect more delays as horse-trading and questions over swollen voting delegate numbers stall path to choosing a new leader

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: 1984, By George Orwell. And Jacob Zuma, the outgoing ANC president. (Zuma photo: Daily Maverick)

#ANCdecides2017: In his final report as President, ‘humble’ Zuma fires salvos at critics, blames everyone but himself

By Marianne Merten
Photo: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma speaks during the 54th African National Congress National Conference held at the NASREC Convention Centre, Johannesburg , South Africa, 16 December 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE/KIM LUDBROOK

#ANCdecides2017: Reporter’s notebook – smile and wave boys, smile and wave

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa share a light moment before the start of the conference. Photo: Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2017: 54th National Conference Day 1 in pictures

By Daily Maverick
Photo: ANC President Jacob Zuma delivers his Political Report officially getting the 54th National Conference underway. Photo: Daily Maverick.

Op-Ed: ‘Our movement is at a crossroads’ – Jacob Zuma

By Jacob Zuma
Photo: Delegates sing and chant ahead of the start of the ANC elective conference on December 16, 2017. Photo: Leila Dougan/Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2o17 – A Reflection: Battle of the songs

By Nkateko Mabasa
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma at the gala dinner on Friday night: Photo: Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2017: Dlamini Zuma chooses lunch with diplomats over lobbying – and Mabuza chooses NDZ

By Carien du Plessis
Photo: Presidential candidates Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa at the gala dinner on Friday night. Photo: Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2017: Media kept penned as delegates caucus through the day

By Rebecca Davis

Letter to the Editor: We will decide our future, not the ANC

By Daily Maverick
File 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. EPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Newsflash: President Zuma announces free higher education for poor students

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: The Nasrec Expo Centre  is the venue for the  ANC elective conference. Photo: Leila Dougan/Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2017: Constitutional amendments, leadership elections and changes to be decided

By Marianne Merten
Photo: President Jacob Zuma takes his seat at the main table flanked by one of his wives, Thobeka and Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini. Photo: Daily Maverick

#ANCdecides2017: Zuma full of jokes, jibes and half-truths at ANC gala dinner

By Carien du Plessis
An ANC sign is displayed at the Nasrec Expo Centre. Photo: Daily Maverick.

#ANCDecides2017: Elective conference, day one as it happened

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma greets President Jacob Zuma at the ANC's Policy Conference in June 2017. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

#ANCdecides2017: Court judgments put a spanner in the works of elective conference

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown addressing members of the media at Economic Sectors, Employment and Infrustucture Development Cluster media briefing at media centre in Cape Town. 24/02/2015. Photo: Ntswe Mokoena (GCIS)

Koko cleared while Brown warns new board it will be regarded with suspicion and mistrust

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma in Rustenburg, 27 March 2017. (Richard Poplak)

#ANCdecides2017: Hamas is in the house

By Carien du Plessis