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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
President Jacob Zuma hopes to restore confidence in the mining industry with the appointment of a ministerial team to tackle problems in the sector.
Diepsloot residents deny claims of xenophobia
Diepsloot residents deny claims of xenophobia
Both local and international residents of Diepsloot have denied claims that xenophobia is behind two days of violence in the township.
Diepsloot: Crime, xenophobia - or both?
Diepsloot: Crime, xenophobia - or both?
As Diepsloot remains tense following a night of looting, experts have accused the government and police of fudging the issue of xenophobia.
Zuma says no to dropping his name
Zuma says no to dropping his name
President Jacob Zuma has condemned the practice of using his name and that of Cabinet ministers to secure privileges and violate state procedures.
Gupta report: Scapegoats to escape sanction?
Gupta report: Scapegoats to escape sanction?
Government's Gupta plane landing report does not conclusively suggest that Christine Anderson and Bruce Koloane will face criminal charges.
Fire guts historic Holy Family College hall
Fire guts historic Holy Family College hall
A fire has ripped through Holy Family College's hall, destroying the decades-old building and four class rooms.
ANC, DA: BBC report on white South Africans distorts truth
ANC, DA: BBC report on white South Africans distorts truth
A controversial BBC report on white South Africans has been condemned by the ANC and the DA for being incongruent with the reality in the country.
Jo'burg service centre near breaking point after employee suspensions
Jo'burg service centre near breaking point after employee suspensions
One of the City of Johannesburg's main customer service centres is close to paralysis following the suspension of around 40 city employees.
ANC on Gupta report: Name-dropping is human nature
ANC on Gupta report: Name-dropping is human nature
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has downplayed the practice of name-dropping as an inherently South African problem.
Guptagate: Treating the symptom – not the cause
Guptagate: Treating the symptom – not the cause
The response to the Gupta debacle is indicative of a state only dealing with the symptoms rather than the cause of its ills, writes Nickolaus Bauer.
Name game blamed for Gupta debacle
Name game blamed for Gupta debacle
Name-dropping has been blamed for the unlawful landing of an aircraft carrying guests to the Gupta family wedding at the Waterkloof Air Force Base.