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Tsonga mixtape with love from Sho Madjozi

May 13th 2021 at 17:04

Sho Madjozi's latest mixtape honours her Xitsonga roots – and Thomas Chauke approves

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Pandemic pushes ethical investing onto 2021’s ‘must do’ list

May 12th 2021 at 08:37

What do the Covid pandemic and ethical and sustainable investing have to do with each other? Everything.

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The many moods of sweet Mary Jane

May 12th 2021 at 07:50

The cannabis underground tutors the corporate class in the vagaries of their shared mistress

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#SOSColombia: Remember Sharpeville?

May 11th 2021 at 14:51

The Colombian government’s violent repression of political dissent is dangerous

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ANC resolute over its step-aside decision: Duarte

May 11th 2021 at 12:26
Duarte: It  is important that we [NEC] have a clear decision that will guide everyone

The governing party has identified 40 members charged with serious crimes who will have to step aside

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So what is a Just Transition?

May 11th 2021 at 08:14

Changing the economy in a just and environmentally sound way is essential for South Africa’s economy

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Chad on edge after Déby’s death

May 9th 2021 at 16:20

The sudden death of Chad’s president, who had ruled for 30 years, has left palpable tension and a lack of security in the air

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Funding bombshell leaves law students in limbo

April 16th 2021 at 13:00

Wits sent students notices stating that they were liable for tuition, allowance and accommodation costs for 2020. The bombshell was dropped on the students in the last week of March.

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Mysteries behind Battle of Bangui

April 12th 2021 at 17:09

A new book offers unprecedented insight into South Africa’s strange relationship with the Central African Republic

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Sindi van Zyl, the doctor who never stopped caring

April 12th 2021 at 05:36

South Africa lost one of its most prominent HIV doctors this weekend to Covid-related complications. Dr Sindi will be remembered for her ability to make HIV and reproductive health knowledge accessible to her hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers.

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Q&A Sessions: Marcia Mayaba —Driven to open doors for women

April 11th 2021 at 15:00

Marcia Mayaba has been in the motor industry for 24 years, donning hats that include receptionist, driver, fuel attendant, dealer principal and now chief executive at Barloworld Motor Retail. She talks to Tshegofatso Mathe about her love of cars, the changes she is making in a competitive industry — and why her nervous breakdown was ‘necessary’ […]

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Hot topic: Is crypto’s climate cost higher than its value?

April 11th 2021 at 12:07

The recent blockchain boom has been followed by concerns over its impact on the environment

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The plight of the ‘missing middle’ is no joke, Nzimande

April 11th 2021 at 11:40
'It is important to understand the university’s system of provisional registration and to see it in context

Parents who, on paper, look like they can afford to pay their children’s university fees often can’t. They also miss out on funding from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme.

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Five KZN campuses closed after prospective students ‘invade’

April 7th 2021 at 09:52
The cause of death and the events leading up to the student’s death remain unclear.

The Durban University of Technology (DUT) on Wednesday closed its five KwaZulu-Natal campuses until further notice after scores of prospective students descended on its main campus a day earlier in the hopes of being accepted to study.   DUT said that a “significant number” of prospective students had gathered at the Steve Biko Sports Centre overnight […]

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Going to church makes my heart sing

April 2nd 2021 at 15:00

Bongekile Macupe loved church, but Covid changed an integral part of her life. She misses congregating with other people and singing

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The cakes that dreams are baked of

April 1st 2021 at 15:00

Nothando Nyathi always associated baking with happiness and she knew that her creations would bring joy to many others, including her son

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What connects the M to the G?

April 1st 2021 at 15:00

The Ampersand connects the M to the G. We leave ‘when-we’ Weekly Mail nostalgia and financial strain behind and focus on the now

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Editorial: Keeping the faith — in people

April 1st 2021 at 15:00

We are exhausted, scared, hurt, overwhelmed, heartsore, sick and disillusioned. But in this past year people have helped each other.
So many of us are still here thanks to the kindness of others.

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The ‘Ever Given’ budged – but not Ace

March 31st 2021 at 14:45

It’s time for major shifts in local politics, given the DA’s lacklustre efforts, the EFF’s faux workerist pose and the ANC’s factionalism

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Review: BMW X5 — A Frankenstein tale come true

March 27th 2021 at 14:30

The BMW X5 Competition, an unholy merger from the mind of a monster-maker, continues its tradition of scaring anyone who holds its wheel

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The ‘secret’ health of our presidents

March 21st 2021 at 15:35

Tanzanian president John Magufuli’s death came after weeks of denial, but reporting on the fitness of African leaders can be perilous for journalists

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US cannot afford to alienate murderous crown prince

March 20th 2021 at 19:58
The Saudi crown prince

With the US announcing its ‘recalibration’ of its relationship with Saudi Arabia, it remains to be seen whether the oil-rich kingdom feels cowed

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Campuses geared for national shutdown

March 15th 2021 at 06:50

Students from campuses across the country have started embarking on protests, demanding that their historical debt be scrapped and that they be allowed to register

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Corporate amends: What is enough?

March 14th 2021 at 14:10

Without getting to the bottom of the problem or offence, apologies and offers ring hollow.

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Khaya Sithole: SABC — about levies, licences and lobbyists

March 12th 2021 at 15:00

The public broadcaster needs to overhaul its funding model if it is to fulfil its mandate

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Second-chance matriculants need support

March 10th 2021 at 09:00

There is a programme for people to rewrite their national certificate outside of the school system, but they aren’t monitored and they need a study material portal, free data and academic support

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Stop Zambia’s digital squeeze

March 9th 2021 at 06:31

A proposed cyber law will muzzle Zambians and restrict the opposition ahead of the elections

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Investigate crimes in Tigray now, or risk a fragmented Ethiopia

March 7th 2021 at 14:31

For any investigation to be successful, evidence must be collected before it degrades

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State’s failure to act leaves Mpumalanga community at land grabbers’ mercy

March 7th 2021 at 12:31

Mpumalanga land claimants have been failed by state organs, whose officials are not helping them to remove land invaders, despite a court order

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Q&A Sessions: ‘SA cannot address racism because it is a racist polity’ — Joel Modiri

March 6th 2021 at 15:03

UP’s youngest professor talks to Nicolene de Wee about racism, hate speech and youth empowerment, as well as his love of good wine and Afro-Cuban jazz

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ANC North West factions fight on

March 6th 2021 at 13:55

Premier Job Mokgoro’s hearing begins despite move to stop it by party secretary general Ace Magashule

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What South Africa’s universities have learnt about the future from Covid-19

March 1st 2021 at 14:00

South African tertiary institutions had to move to emergency remote learning with little warning last year. But experts say a blended learning model will become the new normal for education

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Turn off your Zoom video and help the planet

February 28th 2021 at 12:00

The pandemic has forced us indoors and using more data than ever before, putting more strain on the environment

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In conversation with Kizito Mihigo, the gospel singer who died in a Rwandan jail

February 16th 2021 at 13:27

‘The only thing they want is for us to sing the praises of President Kagame,’ said Kizito Mihigo, in one of the last interviews before his death.

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Haze Club case: ‘Cannabis grow clubs allow people to access their rights’

February 2nd 2021 at 07:10
Cannabis before being harvested.

The owner of a cannabis grow club that provides space and expertise to its members is facing criminal charges.

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LGBTQIA community in Uganda: ‘We are human’

January 30th 2021 at 14:10

Stuart Tibaweswa photographed and interviewed members of Uganda’s LGBTQ community to find out about their views on democracy and experiences of  injustice

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Africa can have an inclusive, cohesive and sustainable recovery from Covid

January 26th 2021 at 03:00

Four main measures — building the African Continental Free Trade Area, reducing macroeconomic vulnerability to debt, seizing digital economy opportunities and ensuring a just transition to a zero carbon economy — will enable this.

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Egypt, Seychelles get first jabs

January 24th 2021 at 14:00

The two countries have rolled out China’s Sinopharm vaccine, but data issues are likely to keep some countries from doing the same

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No one should be as rich as Elon Musk

January 20th 2021 at 12:08

The reactions to Elon Musk’s billionaire status are evidence that far too many South Africans have not fully grasped the destructive consequences of inequality. Entrepreneur Musk was recently crowned the richest man in the world. The founder and chief of Tesla Motors sits on a total net worth of $195-billion. The rapid swelling of Musk’s […]

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