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Watch: Lynsey Sharp cries foul after Caster Semenya wins the 800m finals in Rio
Watch: Lynsey Sharp cries foul after Caster Semenya wins the 800m finals in Rio
The British athlete said the decision to overturn rules on testosterone suppression meant that other athletes did not stand a chance against Semenya.
Lidudumalingani Mqombothi: I don't know English for sh*t''
Lidudumalingani Mqombothi: I don't know English for sh*t''
The 2016 Caine Prize recipient visited the M&G studio to talk to Friday's Milisuthando Bongela and Kwanele Sosibo about contemporary writing.
Writing about black communities is about writing about yourself - Lidudumalingani
Writing about black communities is about writing about yourself - Lidudumalingani
Friday's Milisuthando Bongela and Kwanele Sosibo speak to the author about language, quotas and processes.
DA has entered into an agreement with several parties including Cope, UDM and IFP
DA has entered into an agreement with several parties including Cope, UDM and IFP
Party leader Mmusi Maimane said they had ideological differences with the EFF, but welcomed their supporting vote nonetheless.
#Caster4Gold: Semenya rises above hate
#Caster4Gold: Semenya rises above hate
The middle-distance runner continues to fly the South African flag high, leaving her haters in the dust.
Coalition talks: The EFF will assume its seats as the opposition, says Julius Malema
Coalition talks: The EFF will assume its seats as the opposition, says Julius Malema
The organisation will not form coalitions with any political party, but has offered to vote with the opposition in any of the hung municipalities
Coalitions: Parties play their cards right
Coalitions: Parties play their cards right
The DA's planning pays off, Julius Malema appears more mature and the ANC blusters about making Johannesburg ungovernable.

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Writing about black communities is about writing about yourself - Lidudumalingani
Writing about black communities is about writing about yourself - Lidudumalingani
Friday's Milisuthando Bongela and Kwanele Sosibo speak to the author about language, quotas and processes.
My body is a battleground: The struggles of transgender people in rural Eastern Cape
My body is a battleground: The struggles of transgender people in rural Eastern Cape
The Mail & Guardian looks at the daily battles faced by rural transgender people who struggle with acceptance, culture and discrimination.
Quality, credible journalism while cash-strapped? It’s possible, here’s how.
Quality, credible journalism while cash-strapped? It’s possible, here’s how.
How did the M&G go from low circulation and retrenchments to the only paper with major growth? Ashraf Garda finds out from editor Verashni Pillay.
Local government elections go off without a hitch, in spite of minor issues
Local government elections go off without a hitch, in spite of minor issues
South Africans came out in numbers to cast their vote in the local elections, with many hopeful that their mark will bring about positive change.
The ANC will retain Tshwane, says mayoral candidate Thoko Didiza
The ANC will retain Tshwane, says mayoral candidate Thoko Didiza
The ANC’s mayoral candidate predicted a win for the ANC as she cast her vote at Kaya Beach in Grootfontein in Pretoria.
Public protector Thuli Madonsela votes: This election is a milestone of our democracy
Public protector Thuli Madonsela votes: This election is a milestone of our democracy
Madonsela cast her vote at the Lynnwood Ridge Laerskool in Pretoria and urged South Africans to use their vote to promote our democracy.
Thabo Mbeki: The elected officials must serve the people, not themselves
Thabo Mbeki: The elected officials must serve the people, not themselves
After being probed on the significance of the visit of EFF leader Julius Malema, the former president said he will meet with anyone who asks.
Explore SA's killing fields: An interactive map of all 2016 political assassinations
Explore SA's killing fields: An interactive map of all 2016 political assassinations
Who have been the political figures assassinated, where they died and how.

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Zapiro's best Nkandla cartoons
Zapiro's best Nkandla cartoons
A collection of Zapiro's cartoons on the Nkandla saga that continues to haunt President Jacob Zuma.
Is the Zika virus a threat to Africa?
Is the Zika virus a threat to Africa?
The Deputy director of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, on why the Zika virus's potential threat to Africa is different from Ebola.
How to deal with a national student revolution
How to deal with a national student revolution
Blade Nzimande falls into a deep meditation, remotely dealing with the #FeesMustFall movement. Woosah everybody, woosah!
In pictures: #ZumaMustFall protests
In pictures: #ZumaMustFall protests
President Jacob Zuma might have taken pains to draw distinctions between his government and the apartheid regime - but public outrage is growing.
This year in pictures: The best images from 2015
This year in pictures: The best images from 2015
Mail & Guardian photo editor Paul Botes selects the best pictures of the year.
#FeesMustFall protest still going strong
#FeesMustFall protest still going strong
More institutions heeded the call for to shutdown of the country's universities on Wednesday with Cape Town students taking the fight to parliament.

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