Rapula Moatshe is the Mail & Guardian's Eugene Saldanha fellow for 2014. He obtained a freelance journalism diploma in 2000 and went on to study BA Communication Science through Unisa. He worked as the news editor for the Rosebank Killarney Gazette, a community newspaper under the umbrella of Caxton Group. In 2012, Rapula underwent a three-month internship programme at the Mail and Guardian Centre for Investigative Journalism, amaBhungane, where he sharpened his investigative skills. During his stay with amaBhungane he exposed how the former mayor of Rustenburg municipality continued to draw his salary whilst behind bars, serving murder sentence. His journalism career started in 2005 when he worked for BuaNews (now called the South African News Agency) as a freelance reporter in North West, covering the developmental news. He worked for regional newspapers such as the Mpumalanga News and the Lowvelder, where he exposed a gang of criminals who would cross the Mozambican border to commit robberies and murders in South Africa, near the Lebombo border gate, and then flee back to their home country.
Kanana's miners are being hounded by creditors and their childrens' school fees are unpaid, but breaking the strike is out of the question.
Three shopkeepers – from Brazil, Ethiopia and Somalia – eke out a living in rural Sandfontein where people struggle to make ends meet.
Far from the cities, villagers sit back and take stock of the South Africa in front of them.
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Now that suspended crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli won't be prosecuted for the murder of Oupa Ramogibe, he is ready to go back to work.
Why the President is trying to stop the 'spy tapes' going public.
School food contracts awarded to an official's relatives in Limpopo could amount to more than R35-million, writes Rapula Moatshe and Lionel Faull.
The alleged warehouse near Mokopane.
Bakenberg North is one of six circuits in Limpopo that the M&G visited to see how the national school nutrition programme was serving schools.
Allegedly orchestrated by Julius Malema, a R1.7-billion school feeding programme in Limpopo appears to have been rigged to favour people close to him.