Daily Maverick NPA's Shaun Abrahams and the incredible shrinking case against Pravin Gordhan

Shaun Abrahams appears to be scrambling to find a way out of what has clearly turned into a bit of a prosecutorial cock-up. By MARIANNE THAMM.

Daily Maverick Thuli Madonsela's #WitsPeaceAccord gives us a new hashtag

Let’s just agree that Thuli Madonsela's first post-office foray was not a rousing success. By RICHARD POPLAK.

Angelo Fick The meanings of Samora Machel: 19 October 1986-2016

Angelo Fick reflects on the significance of Samora Machel in his life, since he first heard of his death in 1986, and today, marking the 30 years since.

Angelo Fick The importance of university autonomy: resistance is not futile

The mistaken declaration that the police took control over some university campuses holds lessons from the distant and recent past, says Angelo Fick

The Conversation Africa Charges against finance minister show misuse of South African law

Closer examination of criminal charges brought against Pravin Gordhan suggest that they are weak in law and serve a political agenda. By CATHLEEN POWELL.

Angelo Fick From the Age of Madonsela to the Age of Mkhwebane

ANGELO FICK considers the transition from Thuli Madonsela's tenure as Public Protector to the start of Busisiwe Mkhwebane's term.

The Conversation Africa Dangerous echoes of the past as church and state move closer in SA

Once again South Africa is facing the challenge of a compromised relationship between the state and the church. Is Nelson Mandela inadvertently responsible? THE CONVERSATION AFRICA

The Conversation Africa Can money buy you happiness? It's complicated

Consumption of goods and services has grown at a staggering rate over the past few decades and prompts us to ask: does it makes us happy, asks CATHRINE JANSSON-BOYD.

Diana Neille When burning threatens music, our divisions are frighteningly clear

Since its establishment in Braamfontein, the Orbit Jazz Club & Bistro has become a haven for local musical artistry. On Friday night it hosted the sound of burning. DIANA NEILLE.

The Conversation Africa Why South Africa faces a train smash if its finance minister is removed

What lies behind this latest attack on the finance minister, asks ALAN HIRSCH.

The Conversation Africa Why Bob Dylan deserves his Nobel prize in literature

To the surprise of many, Bob Dylan has become the first singer-songwriter to win the Nobel prize in literature, writes RICHARD BROWN.

Raymond Suttner Chief Albert Luthuli as an ethical leader

Acting ethically entails a choice and Luthuli was very conscious of the need to choose to do what he considered to be good rather than evil, writes RAYMOND SUTTNER.

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