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Today — May 8th 2021The Mail & Guardian

Ramaphosa faction dividing Limpopo — NEC hears

May 8th 2021 at 12:09
A vote for the ANC

In a leaked recording during Saturday’s ANC national executive committee meeting, Mathabatha said he has observed ‘comrades who run around purporting to be the defenders of our president’.

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Yesterday — May 7th 2021The Mail & Guardian

Shanduka shade over Free State education

May 7th 2021 at 15:00

Audit firm PwC said R500-million irregular expenditure incurred by the Free State education department is related to an unsolicited bid by the Kagiso Shanduka Trust to improve schools

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Of Cubans and other Amigos

May 7th 2021 at 15:00
By: Eyaaz

A new Bafana coach and Mabuyakhulu’s Zondo testimony leaves our columnist feeling Broos-ed and battered

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Cryptic crossword 279 – May 7

May 7th 2021 at 12:00

26 Across: Exchange car then Jozi suburb (11)

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Before yesterdayThe Mail & Guardian

07 May 2021

May 6th 2021 at 18:05

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Editorial: Covid-19 vs ANC palace politics

May 6th 2021 at 15:00
By: Eyaaz

Our way of life is still far from finding its “new normal” and we aren’t getting any closer, while palace politics once again take centre stage as we head to October’s local elections

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Why South Africa stopped making vaccines

May 5th 2021 at 18:00

The high demand for Covid vaccines means there is a limited global supply. Local manufacturing is one solution. So why isn’t South Africa making its own jabs?

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Hlophe’s attorney found in contempt of court

May 5th 2021 at 11:28

The high court said Barnabas Xulu acted with impunity and contempt in the saga of getting him to repay millions in state funds

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Bongo considers legal options on step-aside order as his corruption case is postponed

May 4th 2021 at 13:36
Bongani Bongo has said that the allegations were a “plot” to tarnish his name and that Parliament and the Hawks are deliberately dragging their feet in concluding their respective investigations.

The former state security minister said the National Prosecuting Authority was politically captured and compromising his right to a speedy trial

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World Press Freedom Day

May 4th 2021 at 08:25

A gift to the world from African journalists The African journalists finalised their definition of press freedom on 3 May 1991.  The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) funded and supported the seminar. The United Nations agreed to adopt the Windhoek declaration in 1993 and to declare 3 May World Press Freedom Day. […]

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MX-5: 0utrun by its earlier incarnations

May 1st 2021 at 15:00
By: Eyaaz

Removing the gear stick has left the tiny roadster flat-footed, though stylistically it still has pizzazz

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Farmers, civil rights groups oppose Uganda’s oil project

May 1st 2021 at 15:00
By: Eyaaz

Farmers and the rights groups have called for an in-depth evaluation of the effects on people’s lives and the environment

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No silver lining for Silvertown

April 30th 2021 at 12:00

The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality does little to improve the living conditions in shack settlements in Gqeberha, residents say

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23 April 2021

April 29th 2021 at 18:10

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Your smartphone is probably spying on you

April 29th 2021 at 15:00
By: Eyaaz

The spy in your pocket: Granting microphone and camera permission to certain apps does not mean they are only active during use

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Q&A Sessions: Establishing Gift of the Givers ‘was a spiritual calling’

April 29th 2021 at 15:00
By: Eyaaz

A peek into the life of Dr Imtiaz Sooliman, 59: his name is synonymous with his humanitarian organisation Gift of the Givers, which started operating from a spare room in his Pietermaritzburg home in 1992

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Zondo asks Ramaphosa if the ANC can change its spots

April 29th 2021 at 13:23

The deputy chief justice invited the president to reflect on the matter, given continued corruption since 2017 when he said the party reached a watershed

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Madikizela resigns as DA’s Western Cape leader

April 28th 2021 at 14:05

Bonginkosi Madikizela was accused of lying about his educational qualifications

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No escape from the step-aside deadline, says Mantashe

April 28th 2021 at 04:02
Hold the line: Minister Gwede Mantashe

ANC chairperson Gwede Mantashe, who criticised Ace Magashule and Supra Mahumapelo during an interview, said those party leaders who want the NEC to reverse its step-aside resolution used a ‘convenient blackmail argument’

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India is being pulverised by a second Covid-19 wave

April 28th 2021 at 03:57
By: Eyaaz

Oxygen, hospital bed and medication shortages have left thousands dead. But the ruling party lets millions gather at religious festivals and remains on the campaign trail

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‘My Octopus Teacher’ Oscar win a great boost for South Africa

April 27th 2021 at 04:43

‘Films, documentaries and series play an important part in shaping audiences and their perceptions about a destination’

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From order to chaos in a few seconds

April 26th 2021 at 15:00
By: Eyaaz

The butterfly effect illuminates how even the slightest change in conditions can have massive ramifications down the line

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Local story ticks the right boxes

April 25th 2021 at 15:00
By: Eyaaz

A partnership between the National Film and Video Foundation and Netflix will see six South African films being premiered on the streaming service

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Noncedo Madubedube: A fighter for equal education

April 25th 2021 at 15:00

Noncedo Madubedube was exposed to inequality in the school system when she was a girl. Now she is at the forefront of the battle for equality

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Addicted to Twitter outrage

April 24th 2021 at 15:00
By: Eyaaz

The Democratic Alliance is a cue for Twitter fury, but this diminishes intelligent political debate

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E-Class sedan dazzles with major facelift

April 24th 2021 at 03:01

Eight out of 10 customers of the E-Class Sedan remain loyal to Mercedes-Benz when buying their next vehicle

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The Portfolio: Monageng ‘Vice’ Motshabi

April 24th 2021 at 00:15
By: Eyaaz

Playwright Monageng ‘Vice’ Motshabi is always looking for something outside a Western “slice of life” kind of theatre

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Breakaway football tycoon in a league of his own

April 23rd 2021 at 15:00
By: Eyaaz

Florentino Pérez, the president of Real Madrid and would-be chairperson of Super League

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Chad faces an uncertain future

April 23rd 2021 at 13:40

Idriss Déby’s son takes power after strongman father dies in battle a day after his re-election

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‘I was bullied and I still carry the scars’

April 23rd 2021 at 12:07
Graphic: John McCann

Bongekile Macupe had self-esteem issues because of how she was belittled in primary school.

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Zuma sings RET praises, calls on branches to act on group’s ‘purge’

April 23rd 2021 at 09:12

The former president sang the ‘radical economic transformation’ group’s praises and called for ANC branches to hold the NEC to account for the RET group’s so-called ‘purge’.

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Public confidence in social, health and communication interventions during the pandemic

April 23rd 2021 at 03:00

As the vaccination programme commences it is vital to ensure that people keep faith in the government's risk mitigation interventions

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23 April 2021

April 22nd 2021 at 18:05

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Money can’t buy it all, Tokyo

April 22nd 2021 at 15:00
By: Eyaaz

As the wannabe president cuts loose, uBaba’s lawyers cut him loose, but other people’s money never dries up

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Diko to challenge step-aside ruling

April 21st 2021 at 10:17

Khusela Diko’s lawyers say she has appealed an instruction to step down from her position on the ANC provincial executive committee after a finding that she brought the party into disrepute

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JSC will deliberate Hlophe’s fate on June 4

April 21st 2021 at 08:21

The Judicial Service Commission said in a letter to the Cape Bar that the judge president would participate in interviews of aspirant judges in his division

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Leaders need to earn the moral authority to lead

April 21st 2021 at 08:08

Using power and hierarchy creates a culture of fear and discomfort – and no extraordinary customer service has ever been delivered from that type of environment

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The things we lost in the fire

April 21st 2021 at 07:49
By: Eyaaz

The fight for equality is valid but the burning down of our universities is not the revolution or decolonisation any of us should want

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Chad’s president Deby dies in combat: army

April 20th 2021 at 07:11
By: Eyaaz

Chad's newly re-elected President Idriss Deby Itno, in power for three decades, died Tuesday of injuries while fighting rebels in the north of the Sahel country

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Angel face: painting Bheki Mseleku

April 20th 2021 at 06:34
By: Eyaaz

‘I never looked at it like it was my work’: Justin Nomad says his mural at The Orbit ensured the musician never left the building, even when the music stopped

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Guilty: ANC orders Diko to step aside

April 20th 2021 at 05:15

The ANC’s disciplinary committee has recommended Khusela Diko stay away from any government position after it found her guilty of bringing the party into disrepute

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Mice to the rescue in schizophrenia research

April 18th 2021 at 15:00

A new study has shown that similarities between human brains and those of mice can make them useful for studying mental illness, something previously believed impossible

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Democracy and open society in Zimbabwe 41 years after independence

April 18th 2021 at 03:00
By: Eyaaz

A full 41 years after ‘freedom’, many Zimbabweans still strive for what they sought then – the enjoyment of their fundamental human rights and freedoms

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Crypto and blockchain: it’s time to put the phenomenon vs fad debate to bed

April 17th 2021 at 15:50

There will be winners and losers in the new currencies, and it’s going to be fascinating to see how this journey unfolds over the coming decade

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Capitec undeterred by earnings dip, focuses on growth

April 17th 2021 at 15:00
By: Eyaaz

Planning for innovation and not the pandemic has given Capitec bank runway to better results

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Food delivery drivers seek better employee rights

April 17th 2021 at 15:00
By: Eyaaz

A group of South African Uber drivers plan to go to court to seek employee rights including compensation for overtime and holiday pay, hoping for a similar victory to that of British drivers in March

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Cryptic Crossword 276 – April 16

April 16th 2021 at 16:15

14 Across: Moving impatiently, throw around "endlessly dour Northern Cape" (9)

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Paddy Harper’s on the Rastazenica vaccine

April 16th 2021 at 15:02

Thursday. It’s Day 385 of the Covid-19 lockdown. Like most of my fellow South Africans, I’m wondering when, if ever, it will be my turn to get vaccinated. There’s no real answer coming from President Cyril Ramaphosa — or Health Minister Zweli Mkhize — at this stage. Lots of ifs, buts and maybes. There are […]

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