Bracing for Disaster, Capetonians Can Take Deep Breaths and Save Last Drops of Water

[Daily Maverick] There’s been a dramatic change in tone regarding Cape Town’s water crisis. And with good reason. Frankly, it’s a little hard not to panic. But there’s not much we can do any more, except take a deep breath, save those last few drops, a…

[Daily Maverick] There's been a dramatic change in tone regarding Cape Town's water crisis. And with good reason. Frankly, it's a little hard not to panic. But there's not much we can do any more, except take a deep breath, save those last few drops, and prepare for the worst. By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE.

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State Capture Inquiry – Waiting for Zuma’s Terms of Reference – Zondo

[Daily Maverick] Announcing the State Capture inquiry, President Jacob Zuma said the allegations were of paramount importance. Two weeks later, he is yet to release the inquiry’s terms of reference, which will probably draw legal challenges if he decid…

[Daily Maverick] Announcing the State Capture inquiry, President Jacob Zuma said the allegations were of paramount importance. Two weeks later, he is yet to release the inquiry's terms of reference, which will probably draw legal challenges if he decides it should investigate issues outside of former public protector Thuli Madonsela's State of Capture report.

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Things We Lost in the Fire, Zum’ing Into History

[Daily Maverick] Did our silence do any harm, did our indifference leave a stain in the clean cloth of progress of the land? I think it did. Did our patience allow the Gupta episode to come into effect? To an extent I think it did. All is not lost thou…

[Daily Maverick] Did our silence do any harm, did our indifference leave a stain in the clean cloth of progress of the land? I think it did. Did our patience allow the Gupta episode to come into effect? To an extent I think it did. All is not lost though, the new era is here. We must crush corruption right off the bat.

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Right of Reply – Our Challenges Are Much Bigger Than Our Obsession With President Jacob Zuma

[Daily Maverick] Many commentators have warned about the country’s slippage into group think. Group think breeds intellectual intolerance. Unfortunately this is what describes the state of affairs of the South African public discourse.

[Daily Maverick] Many commentators have warned about the country's slippage into group think. Group think breeds intellectual intolerance. Unfortunately this is what describes the state of affairs of the South African public discourse.

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Eskom Inquiry – Former CFO Anoj Singh Joins the Growing Queue of the ‘I Don’t Know’, ‘I Can’t Say’, ‘It Wasn’t Me’

[Daily Maverick] It wasn’t me. I was not obliged to do so. I did not know. There is an ever-lengthening queue of senior officials from State-owned Entities (SoEs) and government departments – throw in a few politicians like former Gauteng Health MEC Qe…

[Daily Maverick] It wasn't me. I was not obliged to do so. I did not know. There is an ever-lengthening queue of senior officials from State-owned Entities (SoEs) and government departments - throw in a few politicians like former Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu or Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown - claiming ignorance and invoking tunnel vision of their governance duties to disavow responsibility when things go wrong and their actions come under public scrutiny. On Tuesday, Eskom's former Chief Financial Officer

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The Latest Alarming Oxfam International Inequality Report Should Act to Unite the Working Class

[COSATU] We now know from the last report released by Statistics South Africa that more than half of the South African population live in poverty. In fact, the number of people living in extreme poverty (i.e. persons living below the 2015 Food Poverty …

[COSATU] We now know from the last report released by Statistics South Africa that more than half of the South African population live in poverty. In fact, the number of people living in extreme poverty (i.e. persons living below the 2015 Food Poverty Line of R441 per person per month) has increased by 2,8 million, to nearly 14 million. Women, children and the elderly are the hardest hit by poverty. This reality of the deepening and widening poverty was also confirmed by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), which

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Hamba Kahle, Comrade Hugh Masekela

[Daily Maverick] News of Hugh Masekela’s death reverberated around the world on Tuesday. The UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND was among those that paid tribute to his legendary contribution to music and culture. Dr Masekela was awarded an Honorary Docto…

[Daily Maverick] News of Hugh Masekela's death reverberated around the world on Tuesday. The UNIVERSITY OF THE WITWATERSRAND was among those that paid tribute to his legendary contribution to music and culture. Dr Masekela was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Music from Wits in 2017, in the Wits Great Hall, the same stage where he performed as a 19-year-old member of the orchestra in the opening concert of Todd Matshikiza's landmark jazz opera, King Kong.

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SADTU Sends Its Condolences On the Passing of Music Legend Hugh Masekela

[COSATU] The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) would like to express its sincere condolences to Hugh Masekela’s family, the rest of the country and the music fraternity.

[COSATU] The South African Democratic Teachers' Union (SADTU) would like to express its sincere condolences to Hugh Masekela's family, the rest of the country and the music fraternity.

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Nehawu Statement On the Testimony of the Former Gauteng Health MEC

[COSATU] The National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union [NEHAWU] refuses to be used as a scapegoat by the former Gauteng MEC for Health, Qedani Mahlangu, in her testimony yesterday at the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing.

[COSATU] The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union [NEHAWU] refuses to be used as a scapegoat by the former Gauteng MEC for Health, Qedani Mahlangu, in her testimony yesterday at the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing.

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