Nic Dawes is the Mail & Guardian's editor-in-chief.
The M&G's clarity of purpose and voice positions it better for success than some of its larger rivals. But it is not enough to be well positioned.
Nic Dawes reflects on hearing about the death of Nelson Mandela in India.
The Mail & Guardian's editor-in-chief reflects on years of working with a team that sets the bar.
As he hovers on the threshold, Madiba's long goodbye takes on the form of a return - not as a statue, or as a caricature, but as living potential.
We follow M&G editor-in-chief Nic Dawes and amaBhungane reporter Craig McKune as they take part in the 910km Old Mutual JoBerg2C mountain bike race.
A fortnight after 13 South African soldiers died in the battle for Bangui, much remains unclear about what happened, and why.
The "fiscal space" built up during the austere Gear period and in the boom years between 2003 and 2008 is all used up, and then some.
By going for broke, Kgalema Motlanthe ensured the ANC had to face the scale of its Jacob Zuma problem, writes Nic Dawes.
Shell-shocked by the developments of 2012, ordinary South Africans must now lead, writes Nic Dawes.
Calls for ANC unity and fears of lingering animosity were heard following the election of Jacob Zuma and the party's senior leadership at Mangaung.