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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
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.
SA author’s descent into publisher hell
SA author’s descent into publisher hell
FIFTH COLUMN
Red berets give DA the blues
Red berets give DA the blues
FIFTH COLUMN
The Boks: SA's Flying Dutchman
The Boks: SA's Flying Dutchman
FIFTH COLUMN
Learn to love South Africa's ugly camel
Learn to love South Africa's ugly camel
FIFTH COLUMN
The opportunism of political selfies
The opportunism of political selfies
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Proudly South African
Proudly South African
In Death of a Colonialist, the character of Harold Smith says: "It's a dangerous thing to hate the place you call home. We all have shares...