Khuthala Nandipha is a journalist for the Mail & Guardian. This involves writing about various social issues that develop and change on an hourly basis. Her interests are, in a nutshell, how South Africa and the world’s revolution affect the person on the street: “the forgotten voting citizens”, as she calls them. She loves writing, and taking photos as a way to complement her stories. She grew up on the south-east coast of East London in the Eastern Cape. She studied journalism at Rhodes University in Grahamstown. She is not new to Jo’burg, having spent the first eight years of her journalism career working for various newspapers and magazines there.
Friends and family have spoken of their grief at the death of enterprise development specialist James Thomas in the Westgate mall attack in Kenya.
Kenyan police are investigating claims that the al-Shabab mall attack may have been led by Brit Samantha Lewthwaite, widow of the London 7/7 bomber.
An SA man from Cape Town has been killed in the al-Shabab shooting in Kenya, confirmed the department of international relations and co-operation.
Cosatu's president has confirmed that the trade union is investigating claims that Zwelinzima Vavi breached the conditions of his suspension.
Following a court's decision to rule in favour of six independent candidates in Tlokwe, the credibility of the IEC has been put under the spotlight.
The Economic Freedom Fighters plan to launch educational workshops that teach governance using the theories of communists such as Marx and Lenin.
The ANC has launched its draft elections manifesto based on the National Development Plan, despite widespread criticism from its allies.
The ANC says the DA is using "dirty tricks" ahead of the elections after it accused the Limpopo health department of dumping medical equipment.
The ousted Tlokwe mayor, facing fraud charges, seems to have reached the end of the line, with the DA saying the ANC "knows" he has to be dismissed.
As the university prepares to reopen, students say Blade Nzimande's inaction during crippling strikes has cost the ANC their support.