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M&G Newsroom: Ending 2013, celebrating Mandela

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In the final instalment of M&G Newsroom, we talk about Nelson Mandela's passing, Nkandla, and the top strangest science news of 2013.

Listen live here.

Join Mmanaledi Mataboge and Deshnee Subramany between 1pm and 2pm for the last M&G Newsroom of the year.

The show will be dedicated to Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Thursday night. All the songs played during the show will be about his leadership, and will include favourites such as Brenda Fassie's Black President. We will talk to a Mandela family representative on South Africa's first democratically elected president, and what his passing means for the country. We'll also give you updates on the memorial service for the former statesman and comment from those close to him.

Your hosts will speak to amaBhungane's Vinayak Bhardwaj on the Nkandla debacle and what we can expect next year.

Adrian Ephraim, the Mail & Guardian's online news editor, will give you a run down of the year's top stories that got people tweeting, sharing and arguing.

On Sunday, Cape Times editor Alide Dasnois was fired. No reason was provided for her sacking, but her removal from office coincides with the newspaper publishing a front-page article on public protector Thuli Madonsela's finding that Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson was guilty of maladministration, as well as improper and unethical conduct. We'll look at what this means for the newspaper, as well as its owners, Sekunjalo Consortium.

Finally, science editor Sarah Wild will take us through the top five weird and wonderful science stories of the year.

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