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Sarah Evans

Sarah Evans

Sarah Evans is a Mail & Guardian news reporter.She's a recovering musician who became a journalist while interning for the Diamond Fields Advertiser in Kimberley.She spent three years reporting there before completing an internship at the Mail & Guardian Centre for Investigative Journalism (amaBhungane).Her areas of interest include crime, law, governance, and the nexus between business and politics.Her areas of disinterest include skyscrapers.
Will hate speech finally be definitively defined?
Will hate speech finally be definitively defined?
Jon Qwelane is challenging the constitutionality of provisions of the Equity Act and hopefully the outcome will clarify what constitutes hate speech.
Arms deal report in Zuma’s hands
Arms deal report in Zuma’s hands
Whistle-blower Richard Young has a gut feeling that critics of the controversial transaction will be torn to shreds.
Battle rages over private security on campus
Battle rages over private security on campus
Students claim private security guards have assaulted them, but management says they are needed to maintain order.
Municipalities cautiously welcome Van Rooyen
Municipalities cautiously welcome Van Rooyen
Some of Co-operative Governance Minister David "Des" van Rooyen's new constituents are cautiously optimistic about next year's municipal elections.
M&G interviews David van Rooyen's Twitter imposter
M&G interviews David van Rooyen's Twitter imposter
Van Rooyen’s only act as finance minister was to have a go at his imposter on social media. Sarah Evans chats to "David".
Van Rooyen: I’m ready to be deployed anytime
Van Rooyen: I’m ready to be deployed anytime
Ignoring speculation over his brief appointment as finance minister, Des Van Rooyen tackled the details of his new ministerial role.
Van Rooyen focused on assisting local government
Van Rooyen focused on assisting local government
The new minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs says his experience will help him understand challenges faced by local government.
Van Rooyen: No deals signed while I was finance chief
Van Rooyen: No deals signed while I was finance chief
David van Rooyen has dismissed cynical speculation that he approved any deals, particularly with regards to SAA, while serving as finance minister.
Pravin Gordhan: We will win the trust of South Africans
Pravin Gordhan: We will win the trust of South Africans
In his first press conference since being reappointed finance minister, Gordhan has pledged to ensure "sound fiscal management".
Pravin Gordhan returns: The tweets that had us in stitches
Pravin Gordhan returns: The tweets that had us in stitches
The sentiment on social media following the appointment of the week's third finance minister was: If we don’t laugh, we will surely cry.
Public protector: 'Hearts have hardened'
Public protector: 'Hearts have hardened'
Is there a link between Thuli Madonsela’s office’s money woes and its difficult findings?