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Nelly Shamase

Nelly Shamase

Nelly is a regular contributor to the Mail & Guardian.
    At least your parents couldn't share your early experiences on YouTube in the Eighties
    At least your parents couldn't share your early experiences on YouTube in the Eighties
    Reminiscing about the many firsts experienced by a child of the 1980s can bring back lovely memories — but some are best forgotten.
    Calling me 'yellow bone' is no compliment – all it will get you is an eye roll
    Calling me 'yellow bone' is no compliment – all it will get you is an eye roll
    Slang names come and go but this one stays and for some reason is meant to be flattering, writes Nelly Shamase
    Cracked: A coconut's check list
    Cracked: A coconut's check list
    There’s more to being one than merely being able to speak English with a fancy accent.
    Damned by the 'blessers'
    Damned by the 'blessers'
    Social climbers sell their souls to a new breed of sugar daddy.
    Unisa profs step out of class to teach poor
    Unisa profs step out of class to teach poor
    Unisa lecturers have been taking free learning to the townships since 2009, helping to boost small businesses in impoverished communities.
    Brash hip hop star Emtee moves in silence
    Brash hip hop star Emtee moves in silence
    Behind Emtee’s brash façade is a softly spoken but highly ambitious young entertainer.
    'There's going to be pain': Jo’burg set for M1 upgrade
    'There's going to be pain': Jo’burg set for M1 upgrade
    The upgrades on parts of the M1 will cause traffic chaos, but the roads agency says they are vital to the country’s economic growth.
    Who will take the fall for the M1 Grayston bridge collapse?
    Who will take the fall for the M1 Grayston bridge collapse?
    The first sitting of the inquiry has revealed that deadlines were missed, bolts were missing and concerns about alignment had been raised.
    Inquiry into Grayston bridge collapse off to a slow start
    Inquiry into Grayston bridge collapse off to a slow start
    The construction firm's project manager was unable to say what led to the collapse of the temporary structure last October.
    Stats reveal South Africans’ hopes and despair
    Stats reveal South Africans’ hopes and despair
    An Afrobarometer survey shows most South Africans are dissatisfied with the state of our democracy and believe Cosatu is hungry for political power.
    Guptas must go, says EFF
    Guptas must go, says EFF
    Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has alleged that the money Zuma pledged to pay for Nkandla upgrades will likely come from the Guptas.