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Shaun de Waal

Shaun de Waal

Shaun de Waal has worked at the Mail & Guardian since 1989. He was literary editor from 1991 to 2006 and chief film critic for 15 years. He is now editor-at-large. Recent publications include Exposure: Queer Fiction, 25 Years of the Mail & Guardian and Not the Movie of the Week.
New documentary out on iconic Springs band The Radio Rats
New documentary out on iconic Springs band The Radio Rats
They came from the Far East … the Far East Rand, that is. Somewhere out beyond the pale of Johannesburg proper, Springs to be precise, a new...
The other side of cliched and repetitive headlines
The other side of cliched and repetitive headlines
THE FIFTH COLUMNAustralian novelist Pauline Schokman’s novel about a “tumultuous week” in the life of a Melbourne doctor was published...
Turkish journalists and judges are in Erdogan’s cross-hairs, says journalist
Turkish journalists and judges are in Erdogan’s cross-hairs, says journalist
Turkish journalist Abdullah Bozkurt left his homeland after the increased crackdown on the free media following the coup attempt of July this year,...
All hail the wise and all-seeing Uber oracle
All hail the wise and all-seeing Uber oracle
THE FIFTH COLUMN
Tales from the armed struggle: There were heroes in MK but villains, too
Tales from the armed struggle: There were heroes in MK but villains, too
Within a few pages of Thula Simpson’s rather large tome, there are several key moments that illumine the history of the ANC’s armed wing and...
​Psych the metrics of your soul
​Psych the metrics of your soul
THE FIFTH COLUMNWe at the ministry of silly hats take our duties very seriously. In fact, we like to think of “ministry” in the religious...
Brexit and the cattle problem
Brexit and the cattle problem
THE FIFTH COLUMN
We White Monopoly Capitalists must dig in our heels to deepen the minions’ misery
We White Monopoly Capitalists must dig in our heels to deepen the minions’ misery
THE FIFTH COLUMNI was relaxing in my fire pool the other day, you know, and wondering if there was any way I could oppress the working people...
Goggle the asp that fits with your Leninist
Goggle the asp that fits with your Leninist
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Journey back to a world where men were men
Journey back to a world where men were men
What is this SaxonWorld, of which Cabinet ministers speak? We investigated and this is what we found.