Steven Friedman, Ramphele’s nomination will create problems not votes

Pallo Jordan, DA, Agang creates a coalition of a new type

Rebecca Davis, DA/Agang, dial M for merger

Greg Nicolson on EFF mastery of dramatic entries and presence

Richard Poplak satirises the DA presentation of candidates

Carol Paton, Ramphele changes the face of SA’s elections

Leonard Gentle, Forging a New Movement: NUMSA and the Shift in SA Politics

I am not in complete agreement with the conclusions of this article, but believe it is an important contribution. I will comment further at a later stage

Gareth van Onselen, Ramphele’s ego lands on the DA

Steven Friedman, NUMSA’s choices could change the future

Raymond Suttner, Realignments in South African politics

Raymond Suttner interview on current situation with Creamer Media’s Polity

Guardian report of Pete Seeger’s death and his singing This Land is Your Land (Woody Guthrie)

General council of the bar slams government for silence over homophobic steps on the continent

Amandla Marikana! by All Clear band (lyrics by Allan Kolski Horwitz)

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Greg Nicolson, on Durban Deep police killing

State action used to threaten those who may not give Zuma warm reception in Eastern Cape

Note how police are present and those who are not inlined to give Number one a warm reception are threatened not only with organisational discipline but the arm of the state

Kwanele Sosibo, On dynamics within the EFF