Depending on which political analyst you listen to over the next few days, you’ll be told that the news that Agang leader Mamphela Ramphele will be the DA’s presidential candidate in this year’s elections is either a total gamechanger, or no gamechanger at all.

Depending on which political analyst you listen to over the next few days, you’ll be told that the news that Agang leader Mamphela Ramphele will be the DA’s presidential candidate in this year’s elections is either a total gamechanger, or no gamechanger at all.

Malwande Msongelwa found her brother dead at a bus-stop near her house. He had been stabbed. She called the emergency number, 10111. There was no response. By Adam Armstrong for GROUNDUP.

Malwande Msongelwa found her brother dead at a bus-stop near her house. He had been stabbed. She called the emergency number, There was no response. By Adam Armstrong for GROUNDUP.

Ostensibly driven by claims of high levels of police inefficiency and a general breakdown in relations between community members and SAPS, the O’Regan Commission of Inquiry finally took off in crime-ridden Khayelitsha last week.

Khayelitsha Policing Commission reveals residents’ fear, frustration and resilience

The Marikana Massacre strikes a deep chord amongst the workers in the platinum belt, currently on a protected strike at the world’s three biggest platinum producers – Lonmin, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) and Impala Platinum (Implats). THAPELO LEKGOWA & GREG NICOLSON give an update on what could be a marathon strike for the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU).

Platinum belt strikes: The road is still long

In politics, some things are hard, and some are even harder. In a game that is all about making choices, any single wrong one can have an impact upon you, your party, and your country, for many years to come. This is one of the reasons why political parties under our system, where party bosses essentially choose a list of candidates to represent it in Parliament, have to manage this process so carefully.

Photo: ANC supporters at the launch of the party's 2014 election manifesto at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit Mpumalanga, Saturday, 11 January Photo: SAPA stringer

An official curriculum vitae for Thandi Modise, the controversial Premier of South Africa’s North West province, contains a number of false claims and glaring factual inaccuracies, AFRICA CHECK has discovered. By KATE WILKINSON and JULIAN RADEMEYER.

The life and times of Thandi Modise: North West premier’s official CV just doesn’t check out

On Saturday, the Democratic Alliance gathered its new (and old) candidates at a Rosebank hotel, in order to show off their skill sets. This is the army they will take to battle. Good luck with that. By RICHARD POPLAK.

On Saturday, the Democratic Alliance gathered its new (and old) candidates at a Rosebank hotel, in order to show off their skill sets. This is the army they will take to battle. Good luck with that. By RICHARD POPLAK.

As protests continue to rage across the country, getting significant attention as we run up to the elections, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) are following them faster than the Bang Bang Club. They want to be seen as the leaders of the New Struggle, and on the streets, no one does it so well. By GREG NICOLSON.

Coming to a protest near you: The EFF revolution/roadshow continues

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