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New records, big celebrations and heartbreaking defeats marked this year's Games. Here's a selection of some of the epic moments and top photos of London 2012.
We tell the stories of how we began and recount our achievements but sometimes we fall short of that legacy. Who are we and where do we want to go?
The M&G's Mia Malan spent a week in Diepsloot and spoke to rape victims, parents and councillors to understand the high rate of rape in the township.
This week we take a look at the crime stats, the corrupt take a stand against the corrupt and just so you know, we are not gays!
Minister of selfies Fikile Mbalula pays tribute to some of his sporting and celebrity heroes. If only South Africans shared his passion.
For many LGBT people in Kenya, safety is a daily concern and the limited response by authorities means violence continues with impunity.
The Mail & Guardian spoke to Jo'burg residents about transformation in the Springboks team, and what their emblem represents in the new South Africa.