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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.
The battle cry for land is spreading
The battle cry for land is spreading
NEWS ANALYSIS
Pravin for president?
Pravin for president?
NEWS ANALYSIS
Why this is the end for Zuma
Why this is the end for Zuma
NEWS ANALYSIS 
NEWS ANALYSIS: The king's men prod at Humpty Dumpty's  shattered pieces
NEWS ANALYSIS: The king's men prod at Humpty Dumpty's shattered pieces
Gwede Mantashe, the secretary-general of the African National Congress, wonders in the Sunday Times if they still have leaders who can...
ANC’s human rights legacy lies in tatters
ANC’s human rights legacy lies in tatters
COMMENTFor a political party that draws so much capital from its struggle against apartheid, the ANC appears to have very quickly forgotten...
News analysis: We are dangling on the edge of a failed state
News analysis: We are dangling on the edge of a failed state
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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
One of the ugliest and most enduring myths of social-democratic societies is the idea of the welfare sponger, the benefits cheat. Or, if you like...
Tatane, Macia, Marikana: South Africa's own #BlackLivesMatter moment is long overdue
Tatane, Macia, Marikana: South Africa's own #BlackLivesMatter moment is long overdue
In 2012, after Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was gunned down in...
​Meet the M&G 200 Young South Africans for 2016
​Meet the M&G 200 Young South Africans for 2016
Now into its second decade, the 11th edition of the Mail & Guardian’s Young South...
Forget tipping – what about the land?
Forget tipping – what about the land?
What else is left to say about Ntokozo Qwabe and the waiter at Obz Café? This is South Africa. The rage, the flagellation – all the players...
We’ve bastardised blessed with a #
We’ve bastardised blessed with a #
‘May He give you all the desires of your heart” – Psalm 20:4.