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Nic Dawes

Nic Dawes

Nic Dawes is the Mail & Guardian's editor-in-chief.
Innovative leader has to keep its sights on the future
Innovative leader has to keep its sights on the future
Big birthdays are bound to be nostalgic. We are probably thinner in the photographs dug out for the occasion, perhaps we are laughing. If we are...
Nic Dawes: Mandela and my two brackets of absence
Nic Dawes: Mandela and my two brackets of absence
I was at school in Canada when the news came through, Madiba, that you were to be released at last from prison. And I am in India now, a pupil of a...
Nic Dawes: It's time to start a new conversation
Nic Dawes: It's time to start a new conversation
This is my last week at the Mail & Guardian.
Nic Dawes: Mandela, the long goodbye
Nic Dawes: Mandela, the long goodbye
Nelson Mandela has a genius for saying goodbye, honed, perhaps, by a life of leave-taking – of underground work and flight from the apartheid...
Old Mutual JoBerg2C: Keeping up with the M&G's bike trek
Old Mutual JoBerg2C: Keeping up with the M&G's bike trek
On Friday the Mail & Guardian's Nic Dawes and Craig McKune will start the Old Mutual 
Central African Republic: Have our leaders learned their lesson?
Central African Republic: Have our leaders learned their lesson?
But one thing is certain: this is an unprecedented domestic and international disaster for President Jacob Zuma and his administration.
Budget 2013: Gordhan exposes the limits of the fiscus
Budget 2013: Gordhan exposes the limits of the fiscus
That is the hard choice beneath Pravin Gordhan's "keep calm and carry on" message to Parliament this week.
Cyril Ramaphosa the key to urban voters
Cyril Ramaphosa the key to urban voters
When Kgalema Motlanthe decided not to run for deputy president and instead to contend only for the top job, he knew that he would lose – and...
From the Editor: This is my song, for the asking
From the Editor: This is my song, for the asking
Under the bright, bright sun of Bloemfontein – now comprehensively rebranded Mangaung – opposition to the established order seemed to...
Mangaung: Unity calls and purge fears after Zuma landslide
Mangaung: Unity calls and purge fears after Zuma landslide
Delegates split neatly into two camps, with a 75% majority of roughly 3 000 voting for Zuma as president, Cyril Ramaphosa as deputy president,...
Zuma payments: South Africans have a right to know
Zuma payments: South Africans have a right to know
It is a decade since the Mail & Guardian first revealed that Jacob Zuma was under investigation for corruption and five years since he...
Midterm budget: Financing the trust gap
Midterm budget: Financing the trust gap
The medium-term budget policy statement is the finance minister's bid for numerical respectability – a fiscal policy bridge across the...