Kalay Maistry (33) is the newly appointed Southern Africa correspondent for al-Jazeera International, the new 24-hour English-language news channel.
Manana Moroka took up the position of Proudly South African CEO in November this year. The M&G Online asks her why Proudly SA has lost members.
About 200 people who flew to Johannesburg International airport from Lagos, Nigeria, entered South Africa on Thursday morning without having their passports checked. A Department of Home Affairs spokesperson said there were "very few immigration officers around at that time to assist the passengers".
"Today I might be reporting about a crime that happened across the street, and tomorrow about a car accident. I'll report about everything that is newsworthy," says a Johannesburg security officer. Hold on a second -- a security officer who reports on everyday news? What he will be doing is called "citizen journalism", and everyone can take part in it.
Millions of children die every year, despite efforts to provide them with the necessary services that could save their lives. They are the world's "invisible" children, who are highlighted in a new United Nations Children's Fund report, The State of the World's Children 2006: Excluded and Invisible, released on Wednesday.
"My days of racing are done," stressed seven-times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong during a press conference in Johannesburg on Wednesday. "However, I would love to do the Argus Cycle Tour once. Is Cape Town flat?" It was Armstrong's first visit to South Africa.
Since the beginning of December, 560 people have been killed on South African roads -- mostly due to drunken driving, driver fatigue and speeding. At about the same time last year, 726 road deaths had been reported. Road accidents have also decreased, from 619 up to this time in December 2004 to 466 thus far.
Looking back at the Mail & Guardian Online's news stories of 2005, it was a year filled with high-profile events such as Oilgate and the Jacob Zuma scandal. But there was also a lot of lightweight news that was noticed by our national and international readers.
Anton Harber, co-founder of The Weekly Mail, now the Mail & Guardian, answers 10 questions as the M&G celebrates 20 years.
Local and international scientists have been invited to another round table with Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism Marthinus van Schalkwyk to discuss the proposed culling of elephants in the Kruger National Park. A report from the South African National Parks board in July this year proposed the culling of the elephants.