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Sipho Hlongwane

Sipho Hlongwane

Sipho Hlongwane is the Mail & Guardian's special projects editor. A published author, columnist and reporter by training (School of Hard Knocks), he has covered some of South Africa's most vivid protest marches, wildcat strikes and press conferences. His most challenging assignments were for women's glossy magazines. He obsesses over football and popular music for fun.
We put remarks from buster of 'welfare queens' Helen Zille against her actual power
We put remarks from buster of 'welfare queens' Helen Zille against her actual power
The professional troll from Cape Town is luckily entirely unable to exclude child grant recipients from university bursaries.
Tatane, Macia, Marikana: South Africa's own #BlackLivesMatter moment is long overdue
Tatane, Macia, Marikana: South Africa's own #BlackLivesMatter moment is long overdue
Statistics prove that South Africa’s police are deadlier than their American counterparts. And they’re also more likely to die.
​Meet the M&G 200 Young South Africans for 2016
​Meet the M&G 200 Young South Africans for 2016
The country's best and brightest under 35 will be unveiled at a gala event on June 23 2016. They'll be featured in this Friday's edition of the M&G.
Forget tipping – what about the land?
Forget tipping – what about the land?
As debates rage about Qwabe's treatment of a white waitress and the money donated to her thereafter, Sipho Hlongwane asks a question left unanswered.
We’ve bastardised blessed with a #
We’ve bastardised blessed with a #
Forget the God of Galatians 5. Another lord who rules the temples of wealth will grant all your wishes, particularly if you are among the 1%.
SA author’s descent into publisher hell
SA author’s descent into publisher hell
“So you’d rather I focus on, ‘Why can’t we go back to the state that allocated 85% of resources to me and my kin?’?”
Red berets give DA the blues
Red berets give DA the blues
The DA has set up the EFF for another opportunity to show what real opposition to Zuma ought to look like.
The Boks: SA's Flying Dutchman
The Boks: SA's Flying Dutchman
Would you say that the Bokke adequately reflect the black-and-white nature of the game in South Africa?
Learn to love South Africa's ugly camel
Learn to love South Africa's ugly camel
Camels are great. They’re better than horses in many respects.
The opportunism of political selfies
The opportunism of political selfies
DA leader Mmusi Maimane was told to get lost when he arrived at UCT to talk to protesting students, a moment captured and shared on social media.
Proudly South African
Proudly South African
For all of us to start moving forward together, we have to start agreeing on what happened in the past.