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David Smith

David Smith

    Trump attacks Clinton as victories set stage for brutal election
    Trump attacks Clinton as victories set stage for brutal election
    Donald Trump set the stage for a brutal battle with Hillary Clinton, claiming she is only in contention for the presidency because she is a woman,...
    Trump marches toward nomination as Clinton sweeps south on Super Tuesday
    Trump marches toward nomination as Clinton sweeps south on Super Tuesday
    A pitched battle for the White House between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton moved closer to becoming reality as both leapt further ahead in the...
    Man held at Guantánamo for 13 years a case of mistaken identity
    Man held at Guantánamo for 13 years a case of mistaken identity
    A man who has spent 13 years in the US prison camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, was arrested partly in a case of mistaken identity, US officials...
    The African hands that reached out to help a British journalist
    The African hands that reached out to help a British journalist
    For six years David Smith watched the whole of Africa, for one-time Mail & Guardian parent publication the Guardian,...
    'Silent killer' ravages Madagascar's children
    'Silent killer' ravages Madagascar's children
    She had never heard of Facebook, so when shocking photos of her emaciated children and grandchildren were posted there, Njomasy could little guess...
    Cartoon of Zuma's penis: Limp humour or hardline free speech?
    Cartoon of Zuma's penis: Limp humour or hardline free speech?
    Anton Kannemeyer’s cartoon, R is for Respect, shows a giant black penis and scrotum hovering above a group of angry black...
    Never too old to learn the three Rs
    Never too old to learn the three Rs
    He sat in a classroom next to children who could have been his great-grandchildren, living proof that it is never too late to learn.
    Can the Rainbow Nation ever shine through South Africa’s fog of racism?
    Can the Rainbow Nation ever shine through South Africa’s fog of racism?
    Malwande Mhamhe is the same age as South Africa’s multiracial democracy. He will not be pulling on the green and gold of the Springboks at the...
    'The world must see our golden rhino'
    'The world must see our golden rhino'
    The golden rhinoceros of Mapungubwe, the defining symbol of precolonial civilisation in South Africa, could leave the country for the first time next...
    Oscar Pistorius release: 'Reeva would have been 32 today'
    Oscar Pistorius release: 'Reeva would have been 32 today'
    June and Barry Steenkamp will today spend the morning on the beach in Port Elizabeth where their daughter Reeva Steenkamp's ashes are...
    Africa hits a high point in the fight against polio
    Africa hits a high point in the fight against polio
    Africa has achieved a year without any new cases of wild polio for the first time, but experts warn that violent insurgencies could yet prove their...
    Peacekeepers probed for rape, killing
    Peacekeepers probed for rape, killing
    UN peacekeepers shot dead a 16-year-old boy and his father, and raped a 12-year-old girl in the Central African Republic, Amnesty International has alleged....