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Amanda Strydom

Amanda Strydom

Amanda Strydom is the Mail & Guardian online's night editor. With a background in science and journalism, she has a black belt (third dan) in ballet and, according to a statistical analysis of the past three years, reads 2.73 books every week. She never finishes her tea, although she won't say no to a cupcake. But only just this once.
Three former Cabinet ministers resign from Parliament
Three former Cabinet ministers resign from Parliament
Three more ANC members of Parliament have resigned, the office of the ANC chief whip confirmed on Friday.
Zuma does not want to change Constitution, says Maharaj
Zuma does not want to change Constitution, says Maharaj
The presidency told the Mail & Guardian on Friday that President Jacob Zuma "did not use the word 'constitution'" earlier this week, with spokesperson Mac Maharaj saying "he did not say he wants to change the...
SABC cancels Mangaung talk show at last minute
SABC cancels Mangaung talk show at last minute
A planned radio interview with three journalists took a surprising turn, when minutes before the show was meant to start, they were stopped from...
NGO threatens to take state to court over lax standards
NGO threatens to take state to court over lax standards
Equal Education has threatened legal action against the department of basic education for not signing norms and standards regulations that would...
Bushed again
Bushed again
As the weekend began, the third day of Innibos 2011 in Nelspruit saw a doubling of the throng of people shoving to get into the festival.
Meanwhile, back in the bush
Meanwhile, back in the bush
Were you to drive into Nelspruit this weekend, you might start to worry that you've slipped a year back in time, as you're presented with soccer...
Poverty damns SA's children to ignorance
Poverty damns SA's children to ignorance
Shocking new school tests of literacy and numeracy show powerful links between poverty and poor classroom performance. Other factors contributing...
Eskom: Yes, yes ... we're trying!
Eskom: Yes, yes ... we're trying!
Eskom has responded to Greenpeace's coal-dumping protest on Monday morning, insisting it was vigorously implementing renewable energy strategies....
Bid to thwart M&G ruling leaves SABC in suspense
Bid to thwart M&G ruling leaves SABC in suspense
The SABC will hear on Monday whether the BCCSA will suspend an order compelling the broadcaster to air a summary of a judgment reprimanding it for...
So, the end of the world has been postponed
So, the end of the world has been postponed
The end of the world has been postponed ... to October 21.
Russia shuts down newspaper for 'supporting' opposition
Russia shuts down newspaper for 'supporting' opposition
During the recent local government elections in South Africa, the ANC accused the media of biased reporting; saying media coverage predominantly...
Homeless, powerless, but still loyal
Homeless, powerless, but still loyal
"Today the ANC will know we are still loyal and they will give us what they promised," said Prelicia (50), standing in the voting queue on a dusty...