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We visited the Mayixhale family in the Eastern Cape in 2004 and 2009 to find out how life has progressed between elections. This is their 2014 story.
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While the Eastern Cape is a key ANC stronghold, it is also the place to form a breakaway party. How will its people vote in this year's elections?
amaBhungane's Lionel Faull talks us through the Nkandla report and what it means for Jacob Zuma, the ANC, and the country.
It is no small task opening a university - but South Africa can boast two new ones as of last month. So what do they look like and are they likely to succeed?
We visited one of the world's most water-stricken areas, where the extraordinary Marsh Arabs are restoring the waterways that Saddam Hussein blocked.
Due to cultural pressure and poverty, half the women in Malawi are married before their 18th birthday – some as young as 10 years old.
Peter Magubane's latest exhibition includes images from his time as Madiba's official photographer, and some from 1954 to 1994 that were never shown before.
Mariella Furrer talks to us after completing a moving, shocking and incredibly important body of work on child sexual abuse in South Africa.
Prudence Mabele, a sangoma and one of the founding members of the TAC, is adamant that ARVs are imperative to the survival of HIV positive people.
Chimpanzees face extinction in the next 10 years. But the Jane Goodall Chimp Eden in Nelspruit, home to 34 rescued chimps, is hoping for change.
While UK fitness star Terrol "Boost" Lewis was in SA promoting "Star Blockworkout", he stopped by the M&G to give our social media editor a few tips.
Wednesday was D-day for SA's political parties, who had to submit candidate lists and cough up thousands to register – no easy feat for the EFF.
In her report on the Nkandla upgrades, public protector Thuli Madonsela says the president has to pay back some of the money spent on the homestead.
From the Oscar trial circus to Number One getting booed yet again, we fill you in on all the news you need to know this week.
The EFF might be one of the youngest parties on the ballot paper this year, but pundits predict it will rank third come May 7.
Jacob Zuma, Lindiwe Sisulu and Gwede Mantashe crack an invite to Helen Zille's compound. It's hard work being authentic, as MaZille soon discovers.
Spinning classes are not what they used to be. Nowadays, it's a must-do for any self-preserving servant of the people. Class is in session.
ANC members from minority races must earn their positions in the party instead of relying on racial quotas, says Gwede Mantashe. Listen to the clip.
ANC leadership campaigned in Soweto this week, listening to people's concerns and handing out free T-shirts. They were met with a mixed response.
When Number One finds himself in compromising positions, he can be thankful he has some trusty minions to correct matters. It's despicable, really.
Believe it, 'cause it's true. From hippies to security guards and convicts, there are some rather interesting smaller parties on the ballot.
Has the Marikana massacre affected SA's voting decisions? Eastern Cape communities tell us how, if at all, the incident changed their views.
DA leader Helen Zille gets frank with us about EFF, Twitter, Mmusi Maimane and her failed marriage to Mamphela Ramphele.
Watch a secret recording of the Nation editor Bhekithemba Makhubu and human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko after their arrest last month.