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Nickolaus Bauer

Nickolaus Bauer

Nickolaus Bauer is the Mail & Guardian's jack of all trades news reporter that chases down stories ranging from politics and sports to big business and social justice. Armed with an iPad, SLR camera, camcorder and dictaphone, he aims to fight ignorance and pessimism through written words, photographs and videos. He believes South Africa could be the greatest country in the world if only her citizens would give her a chance to flourish instead of dwell on the negativity. When he's not begging his sub-editors for an extra twenty minutes after deadline, he's also known to dabble in the occasional poignant column that will leave you mulling around in the depths of your psyche. The quintessential workaholic, you can also catch him doing sports on the weekday breakfast show on SAfm and presenting the SAfm Sports Special over the weekend.
Zuma appoints ministerial team to boost mining industry
Zuma appoints ministerial team to boost mining industry
"Our country needs a stable and growing mining industry," Zuma told reporters in Pretoria on Thursday.
Diepsloot residents deny claims of xenophobia
Diepsloot residents deny claims of xenophobia
"This isn't xenophobia, people are just jealous of the businesses making money and want to steal. They don't hate foreigners, they are...
Diepsloot: Crime, xenophobia - or both?
Diepsloot: Crime, xenophobia - or both?
Foreigners have been at the centre of two incidents of violence in Gauteng over the past few days, which has seen their businesses attacked...
Zuma says no to dropping his name
Zuma says no to dropping his name
However, Zuma stopped short of calling for action against those who name-drop.
Gupta report: Scapegoats to escape sanction?
Gupta report: Scapegoats to escape sanction?
The report contains the findings of a team of directors general from the security cluster departments, including the departments of justice and...
Fire guts historic Holy Family College hall
Fire guts historic Holy Family College hall
The blaze broke out on the first floor shortly before 9pm on Wednesday and destroyed the building's roof, which crashed into the ground...
ANC, DA: BBC report on white South Africans distorts truth
ANC, DA: BBC report on white South Africans distorts truth
The report, which appears as a video and written article on the broadcaster's website, claims only certain white...
Jo'burg service centre near breaking point after employee suspensions
Jo'burg service centre near breaking point after employee suspensions
The City employees were suspended after they embarked on an unprotected strike in March. 
ANC on Gupta report: Name-dropping is human nature
ANC on Gupta report: Name-dropping is human nature
"This is what happens in society and any organisation when people want favours. They will name-drop to exaggerate their weight and it happens...
Guptagate: Treating the symptom – not the cause
Guptagate: Treating the symptom – not the cause
Sunday's release of the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security cluster's report into the unauthorised landing of a plane carrying 270...
Name game blamed for Gupta debacle
Name game blamed for Gupta debacle
Name-dropping is the main cause behind the unlawful landing of an aircraft carrying 270 guests to the Gupta family wedding at the Waterkloof Air...
How much of your money did J Arthur Brown waste?
How much of your money did J Arthur Brown waste?
J Arthur Brown was convicted on two counts...