Maya Angelou, Nadine Gordimer, Richard Attenborough, Senzo Meyiwa, Lulu Dikana, Pierre Korkie and Robin Williams were among those who died this year.
Which news trends were most popular on social media for this year? The M&G rounds them up.
M&G newsroom is rife with discussion about the pros and cons of running and participating in the #6Rand campaign. Here are some views.
Where was the missing link that allowed for the publishing of the contentious Grazia tweet? Some of our colleagues at the M&G weighed in.
A frail-looking President Jacob Zuma delivered his State of the Nation Address, promising to improve the struggling economy and creating more jobs.
The metalworkers' union is seeking an official probe of contracts awarded by the transport parastatal.
A round-up of the week's hot-ticket events.
Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula says expelled ANC Youth League leader Julius Malema's plan to start a new party is "political suicide".
Here is a wealth of reasons to head for the kitchen, roll up your sleeves and get to work.
Four Mail & Guardian women went low-brow so you don't have to.