South Africa: When the Pen Was Mightier Than the Catholic Church
In an era where established and once influential newspaper titles across the world face enormous financial pressures and have been decimated by dwindling readerships and huge staff... Read more »
South Africa: Obituary - Godfrey Cleinwerck
The Sergeant-At-Arms of South Africa's first democratic parliament was an old-school gentleman who had time to chat to anyone, whatever their station in life. By MARIANNE MERTEN. Read more »
South Africa: Westinghouse Opposes Eskom, Areva Appeal to Constitutional Court, and Lodges Counter Appeal
In further developments in the ongoing dispute of a R5-billion contract award by Eskom to Areva, Westinghouse has opposed their applications to the Constitutional Court for leave... Read more »
Africa: The African Peer Review Mechanism - an Idea Whose Time Has Come - Again?
Thabo Mbeki and former Nigerian president Olesegun Obasanjo initiated the APRM in 2003. This system was designed to help the continent's leaders urge each other to better... Read more »
South Africa: The Silence of Trauma - a Holocaust Story Finds Unique Roots and Resonance
South African anthropologist, Steven Robins, has just published a memoir tracing the history of his family who perished in the Holocaust in Europe. Far from focussing narrowly on... Read more »
South Africa: Jacob Zuma and Julius Malema - a Collision Course Made in Nkandla
Next week President Jacob Zuma and Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema will face off on two different platforms, two days apart. The first will be at the highest court... Read more »
Africa: Q&A - Inside America's Military Build-Up in Africa
Officially, the United States has one military base in Africa. Unofficially, the story is a little different, according to investigative journalist Nick Turse. Turse has uncovered... Read more »
South Africa: South African Wines Could Be Smoked Out By Fire and Lack of Rain
Drought, fire, high temperatures and strong winds have wreaked havoc in the Western Cape's farming sector, with the fruit and wine industries suffering substantial losses. The... Read more »
South Africa: Nothing Justifies Threats Against Journalists
Daily Maverick has never hidden our distaste for the ersatz media empire created by the Gupta family, which includes the newspaper property The New Age, and the television station... Read more »
South Africa: SA Vs Eng, 1st ODI - De Kock Heroics Not Enough in Rain-Affected Match
Rain had the final say in what was building up to be an epic ODI between South Africa and England. Quinton de Kock look determined to chase down the 400-run target on his own, or... Read more »
South Africa: Malema's New War Game - #paybackthe Money Meets #guptasmustgo
Now that Jacob Zuma has agreed to pay back the money, what's an opposition party to do? How about declare war on the President's BFF's, and everyone currently in their employ?... Read more »
South Africa: South Africans React to President Zuma's #paybackthemoney Offer
News of President Jacob Zuma's commitment to, finally, pay back a portion of the money spent on upgrades to his private residence in Nkandla, as per the public protector Thuli... Read more »
Somalia: Life After Al Shabbab's Attack On El-Adde - How Will Kenya Respond?
On 15 January 2016, a Kenyan Defence Force base at El-Adde in the Gedo region of Somalia was attacked and overrun by Al-Shabaab. News still remains sketchy, though it is... Read more »
South Africa: The Politics of Zuma's #paybackthemoney Offer
President Jacob Zuma's decision to make a "proposal" to solve the issues arising out of Nkandla is a massive victory for Julius Malema and the Economic Freedom Fighters. It is a... Read more »
South Africa: Zuma's Nkandla Offer, A.K.A. Let's Delay Some More, Shall We?
In separate processes stretching over more than two years, three parliamentary ad hoc committees, plus the Joint Standing Committee of Intelligence (JSCI), a government... Read more »
South Africa: Gwede Mantashe's Nuclear Mischievousness
South Africa's Cabinet has endorsed nuclear power. However Gwede Mantashe, ANC's Secretary-General, has stated that those who claim that South Africa can't afford it are... Read more »
South Africa: Phiyega - 'I Am Not a Criminal'
Suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega defended herself forcefully on Wednesday against criminal charges that could be laid for misleading the Marikana Commission of... Read more »
South Africa: Mashatile and Makhura Will Lead the ANC Cavalry to Defend the Capital
On Tuesday night, Gauteng Premier David Makhura announced he was reshuffling his provincial cabinet. The headline change was the re-introduction of Paul Mashatile into an official... Read more »
Africa: The Long Road 2.0 - Combatting Racism in South Africa
The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Ahmed Kathrada Foundation have launched a week-long campaign for South Africans to engage in activities and programmes to confront the scourge of... Read more »
South Africa: Trainspotter - the Moveable Palace - Jacob Zuma and His Great Nkandla Dodge
The money is to be #PaidBack. Is this President Jacob Zuma meeting the terms of the Public Protector's Nkandla report, or is this just a political ploy meant to run interference on... Read more »
South Africa: Zuma's #paybackthemoney Offer - Not Good Enough, Opponents Say
President Jacob Zuma has proposed to pay a portion of the money spent on upgrades to his private Nkandla residence, almost two years after the release of Public Protector Thuli... Read more »
South Africa: Are Non-Profit Leaders Different From Business Leaders?
While the world expects a business approach, it is coy about market related salaries in the non-profit sector. In a setting where an entity has to behave like a business, but not... Read more »
South Africa: Hating, Hurting, Vengeful - the New Face of 'News'
As a former journalist, I understand the dynamics of newsrooms. I understand pressures and I understand too, that despite the best intentions (and denials) every publication/media... Read more »
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