Nelly is a reporter at the Mail & Guardian.
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has alleged that the money Zuma pledged to pay for Nkandla upgrades will likely come from the Guptas.
It was energising to be in a room where female bonding strips away the social masks we wear, writes Nelly Shamase.
A chance just to be themselves acknowledges their bitter struggle
Mmusi Maimane is too easily influenced by his white "puppet masters", according to some party members.
Insiders say the Democratic Alliance boss is taking "leadership classes" from the controversial ex-president.
There are few structures in place and the Democratic Alliance's youth wing is in danger of falling apart.
Pushing pupils into grade 12 before they are ready causes more headaches than it solves, according to teachers.
As South Africa mulls the drop in the grade 12 pass rate, one medical student is tutoring matric pupils. Nelly Shamase caught up with him.
A record number of matriculants registered for 2015, while the Western Cape was revealed as the top performing province in terms of pass rate.
Mpho Mokoena, the matriculant thrust into the spotlight by a tweet by DJ S'bu, is indeed a bright young man, but fears the attention is misplaced.