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23 May 2017 10:58 (South Africa)
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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: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma reacts during a discussion titled 'The Future of Africa's Democracies' at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 07 May 2010, on the last day of the 3-day meeting. EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

Op-Ed: The descent of Jacob Zuma in 31 steps and counting

U.S. President Donald Trump touches the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City, 22 May 2017. Trump arrived for a 28-hour visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority areas on his first foreign trip since taking office in January.

While you were sleeping: 23 May 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Sacked former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan listens to speakers during the memorial serice for Ahmed Kathrada in Cape Town, South Africa, 06 April 2017. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Gordhan: Glorification of globalisation has masked its considerable downsides

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: Afghan Army soldier uses his weapon among smoke and rubble after an attack by IS militants in Chapahar district of Nangarhar district, Afghanistan, 21 May 2017.  EPA/GHULAMULLAH HABIBI

Analysis: The changing face of the Islamic State in South Africa

By Jasmine Opperman
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman

Op-Ed: The question of ‘judicial overreach’

By Raymond Suttner
Photo by Craig Sunter via Flickr.

Editorial: Write your comments below, but keep it civil please

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Members of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces take up position at al-Shuhada district in western Mosul, Iraq, 19 May 2017. Nearly 90 percent of west Mosul has been recaptured by Iraqi forces, and the Islamic State group in the city are on the brink of total defeat, Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, spokesman for Iraq's Joint Operations Command said. Iraqi forces launched the massive operation to retake Mosul from IS nearly seven months ago, the fighting forced around 560 thousands of people to flee from the city. EPA/AHMED JALIL

ISS Today: Are Islamic State returnees a risk for South Africa?


Letter to the Editor: The paradox of a secret vote of no confidence in the President

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Then Justice Minister Jeff Radebe speaks at a briefing in Pretoria on Friday, 21 September 2012 about the probe into the Marikana shootings. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Op-Ed: Would the alleged Radebe sexts endanger his career? Unlikely.

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Jean-Paul Duminy celebrates with team mates after running out Santner. One Day International Cricket. New Zealand Black Caps v South Africa Proteas. Eden Park, Auckland. New Zealand. Saturday 4 March 2017 © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

Cricket: England vs South Africa ODI preview – talking points, head-to-head and more

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma gestures during the ANC’s 104th anniversary celebrations in Rustenburg January 9, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

Analysis: Politics in the Age of Lies

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: The then Cosatu general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is seen with the trade union federation's president Sidumo Dlamini (R) at a news conference in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 29 May 2013. Picture: Werner Beukes/SAPA

Cosatu’s Dlamini under fire as Vavi looks to capitalise

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: People use computers at a cyber cafe in Taipei, Taiwan, 13 May 2017. According to news reports, a 'Ransomware' cyber attack has hit computers in 99 countries with the attacker demanding 300 US dollars in Bitcoin to decrypt the files. Photo: EPA/DAVID CHANG

ISS Today: Be ready for the next global cyberattack

Visitors observe the Panorama 'Luther 1517' by Yadegar Asisi in Wittenberg, Germany, 20 May 2017. The Wittenberg city celebrates the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation and hosts the World Reformation Exhibition 'Gates of Freedom'.

While you were sleeping: 22 May 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: A screenshot shows a WannaCry ransomware demand, provided by cyber security firm Symantec, in Mountain View, California, U.S. May 15, 2017. Courtesy of Symantec/Handout

Ransomware: Prepare for more, bigger, worse – and closer to home

By Marelise van der Merwe
Photo: Soprano Christine Bam features in Schande! during its premiere in Cape Town. Photo provided.

Q&A: South African creatives take on violence against women and children in new operatic work

By Diana Neille
Photo: Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane speaks at a news conference at Parliament on Friday, 14 November 2014 following raucous behaviour in the House which culminated in fisticuffs and scuffles. Picture: Nardus Engelbrecht/SAPA

Snapshot: DA’s moment in the maelstrom

By Stephen Grootes
The Original Photo: Secretary to Parliament Gengezi Mgidlana (GCIS)

Securocracy, Parliament edition: Where the ceilings have eyes

By Marianne Merten

Letter to the Editor: Tokyo Sexwale should answer for delays blamed for more soccer on stolen land

By Daily Maverick
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

Succession Chronicles: Who wants to be the next Gwede?

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: (Left) A student wears a T-Shirt with the defaced image of president Jacob Zuma over his head during a student protest over fees to parliament on the occasion of South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan presenting his Medium Term Budget Policy speech to Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 26 October 2016. EPA/NIC BOTHMA (Right) An actor portraying US President Donald J. Trump calls on the President to release his tax returns outside the Trump Hotel in Washington, DC, USA, 15 April 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

Trumping Zuma (and Trump): History provides a backdrop for the battle to bring two presidents down

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa celebrates after winning the men’s 400m final of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games Athletics, Track and Field events at the Olympic Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 14 August 2016. Van Niekerk set a new World Record time of 43.03 seconds. EPA/ANTONIO LACERDA

Sascoc’s looming lottery funding crisis: A nightmare or a gravy train running out of steam?

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: Omega (7y, disabled) is drinking porridge. Omega can’t speak, can’t run like the other children and is physically stunted. She likes to play alone. She suffered from a prolonged illness as a child. The child’s mother abandoned the child to find work in South Africa. Photo by Trocaire via Flickr.

Health-e News: Who is fighting for stunted kids and obese adults?


Evita's Free Speech: Ep.91 – Evita serves a full English Brexit! (Video)

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Beach goers walk in front of the Koeberg power facility in Cape Town, South Africa 21 January 2011. Koeberg power station is the only nuclear power station on the African continent. Photo: EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Parliament: New energy minister deals with controversies from nuclear, strategic fuel in maiden budget vote

By Marianne Merten
Photo: A student from the Wits drama school lays out a sign on pairs of shoes to raise awareness at the issue of gender violence at Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa, 15 August 2016. TEPA/KIM LUDBROOK

Gender-Based Violence: Concerns raised over reduction in funding for sexual offences courts

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Victoria Ntongana holds up a green card used to access her EasyPay Everywhere account. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Allan Gray commits to putting pressure on Net1

By GroundUp
Photo:Protest in southern Johannesburg earlier this month. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

GroundUp: Officials, media deplore violence that their apathy makes inevitable

By GroundUp
Photo: Students are sleeping in the ResLife building at the University of the Western Cape because of a shortage of residences. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: Homeless and hungry at UWC

By GroundUp