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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 MPs have resigned, days after President Jacob Zuma announced his new Cabinet, which did not include them.
Zuma does not want to change Constitution, says Maharaj
Zuma does not want to change Constitution, says Maharaj
The presidency has denied media reports stating that President Jacob Zuma said he wants to change the Constitution.
SABC cancels Mangaung talk show at last minute
SABC cancels Mangaung talk show at last minute
Three journalists have been stopped from being interviewed on Metro FM, minutes before the show was meant to start after "higher powers" interfered.
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 enacting regulations on school infrastructure.
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
From far and wide, tens of thousands of South Africans have poured into Nelspruit for Innibos, an event that has become one of SA's premier festivals.
Poverty damns SA's children to ignorance
Poverty damns SA's children to ignorance
SA's schools assessment shows how poor classroom performance is linked to poverty, and aggravated by curriculum chaos and inadequate district support.
Eskom: Yes, yes ... we're trying!
Eskom: Yes, yes ... we're trying!
Eskom has responded to Greenpeace's coal-dumping protest at Megawatt Park, 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 an order compelling it to air a summary of a judgment in favour of the M&G will be suspended.
So, the end of the world has been postponed
So, the end of the world has been postponed
In the wake of the apocalypse-that-wasn't, an unrepentant preacher has revised his apocalyptic prophecy.
Russia shuts down newspaper for 'supporting' opposition
Russia shuts down newspaper for 'supporting' opposition
A Russian newspaper has been shut down after it printed flyers for an opposition party intending to contest parliamentary elections in December.