Danger: mind-broadening ahead
23 April 2017 10:03 (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)
Photo: Komati Power Station (Eskom)

amaBhungane: R10bn in 15 days – another massive Eskom boost for the Guptas

By AMABHUNGANE
Photo: Wits students gathered at the Empire Road entrance to the institution to protest against poor services at the Yale Village residence. Photo: Bheki C Simelane

Student Protests: Unhappiness over accommodation leads to protests at Wits

By BHEKI C. SIMELANE
BY EPA/KIM LUDBROOK
Wrestler 'Big Fire' (L) strangles his opponent 'Cowboy' during a hardcore wrestling match at the Brakpan Community Hall, in Brakpan, Johannesburg, South Africa, 04 March 2017. The winner of the fight was the wrestler who could throw his opponent through the metal table. 'Big Fire' went on to win this match. In the East Rand region of South Africa lives dedicated, passionate, amateur hardcore wrestling community, whose members find time between work and family to put on shows for their devoted following of fans at local community halls, high schools and motorcycle rallies. Hardcore wrestling is a form of professional wrestling where disqualifications, count-outs, and all other different rules do not apply. Matches are decided by the use of numerous dangerous items including tables, chairs, barbed wire, light tubes, shovels, chains, hammers, etc.

While you were sleeping: TGIF 21 April

By John Stupart
Photo: South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma (L) jokes with opposition United Democratic Movement (UDM) leader Bantu Holomisa (R) after a signing ceremony committing parties to the electoral code of conduct in Midrand, north of Johannesburg, South Africa, 11 March 2009. EPA/JON HRUSA

Party/State conundrum: Holomisa and Zuma go head to head in court bid over a secret ballot

By Marianne Merten
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-ED: The ANC in crisis – will it survive?

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Water cascading over a pair of hands. (Mike R. Manzano via Flickr)

Op-Ed: The contrition clause of parole

By Ruth Hopkins
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa speaks during the Education Awards ceremony held in Sandton, Johannesburg, 22 January 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

ANC succession: ‘Nice Guy’ Ramaphosa needs to rediscover the fiery activist original

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: Edward Munch: The Scream – SA style

Life Esidimeni: Most patients moved, but families concerned

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Kgosana is lifted up at a march of 30,000 people on Parliament in protest against the pass laws, 30 March 1960.

Philip Kgosana: The meaning of his courage today

By Tony Heard
Photo: Marius Fransman (Wikimedia Commons)

ANC: National Disciplinary Committee cuts short Marius Fransman’s attempt at Hlaudi routine

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Zuma addresses the Easter Service of the Twelve Apostles Church in Christ (TACC) at Umgababa Church Mission, South of Durban, 16 April 2017. (Photo: GCIS)

Team Zuma vs The Banks: The GCIS is the newest distribution platform

By Rebecca Davis
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Protesters shout slogans during a rally against the referendum results in Istanbul, Turkey, 18 April 2017. Media reports Turkish President Erdogan won a narrow lead of the 'Yes' vote in unofficial results, 17 April 2017. The proposed reform, passed by Turkish parliament on 21 January, would change the country's parliamentarian system of governance into a presidential one, which the opposition denounced as giving more power to Turkish President Erdogan.

While you were sleeping: Thursday 20 April 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: (Higher Education and Training Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande; ANC Treasury General, Dr Zweli Mkhize; ANC Stalwart/Rivonia Treason Trialist, Andrew Mlangeni and Human Rights Lawyer Advocate George Bizos). Funeral service of ANC Stalwart/Rivonia Treason Trialist Ahmed Mohamed Kathrada at Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg. South Africa. 29/03/2017. Siyabulela Duda

Reporter’s Notebook: Interviewing Zweli Mkhize

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: A child stands against a gate as refugees from xenophobic violence walk are interviewed by South African government officials at the Rand Airport camp near Germiston, east of Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 August 2008.  EPA/JON HRUSA

GroundUp: No birth certificate, no education

By GroundUp
Photo: Supporters of the Black Sash ‘Hands off our Grants’ campaign demonstrate outside St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town last year. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Equal Education confronts Allan Gray over social grant deductions

By GroundUp
Photo: President Jacob Zuma on the last day of the ANC’s 53rd conference, Mangaung 20 December 2012.  Photo Greg Marinovich / Daily Maverick

What’s Left? Fighters, communists and unionists plot a post-Zuma future

By Rebecca Davis
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AmaBookaBooka: Seed Thief Steals Hearts (Podcast)

By Amabookabooka
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa (GCIS)

Op-Ed: Radical economic transformation should be about building a more equal society

By Cyril Ramaphosa
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Reporter’s Notebook: Time for Hlaudi to become a relic of the SABC’s crazy past

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini welcomes President Jacob Zuma to the podium at the National Disability Rights Summit, 10 March 2016. (Photo: GCIS)

Op-Ed: Personal legal cost orders against rogue public officials are the frontline in the war against impunity

By Ivan Herselman
Photo: African Union Chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma addresses Africa Editors Forum, 24 Oct 2016.

TRAINSPOTTER: On the road with Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the president-elect South Africa can’t afford

By Richard Poplak
Photo: Khaya Zondo of the Dolphins during the 2016 CSA T20 Challenge match between Hollywoodbets Dolphins and Multiply Titans at Kingsmead Stadium, Durban South Africa on 30 Nomvember 2016 Photo: Muzi Ntombela/BackpagePix

Cricket: No surprises in South Africa's Champions Trophy squad, but South Africa's A team tells a bigger story

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Then African National Congress President Jacob Zuma (R) speaks with his lawyer Michael Hulley ahead of a press conference after appearing at the Durban High Court, South Africa, April 7, 2009. REUTERS/Rogan Ward.

House of Cards: President Zuma’s legal adviser Michael Hulley may face charges in Nxasana matter

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: President Jacob Zuma participates in The New Age SABC Business briefing held in Cape Town which is aimed at unpacking some of the key messages and actions from the State of the Nation Address, 1o February 2017. (Photo: GCIS)

South Africa’s explosive political cocktail: Fear, Loathing, Conspiracy, Paranoia

By Ranjeni Munusamy
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Book review: Mamphela Ramphele’s ‘Dreams, Betrayal and Hope’

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: President Jacob Zuma delivers the keynote address at the national commemoration of Human Rights Day in King William’s Town, Eastern Cape, 21 March 2017. (Photo: GCIS)

Analysis: What if Zuma refuses to go?

By Stephen Grootes
Main photo: fokofopolisiekar’s Wynand Myburgh spits water on to the crowd at Shimmy Beach Club. Photo: Shaun Swingler

Fokofpolisiekar: Sober, older, but still with as much spunk and relevance as before

By Antoinette Muller
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: The ANC ‘succession race’ and rebuilding South African democracy

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma (L) talks to South Africa's President Jacob Zuma during the close of the 26th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU) at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 31, 2016. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s presidential protection: The Devil’s in the Security Detail

By Marianne Merten