When past editor Mondli Makhanya left the Mail & Guardian, he left behind these thoughts.
In going forward, the M&G must look backward, writes editor Ferial Haffajee.
Weekly Mail staff were charting new waters when they created the first electronically produced newspaper.
The M&G's "green team" has taken on environmental issues with the same vigour as the paper tackles human-rights abuses, writes Fiona Macleod.
Weekly Mail recruits were poverty stricken, persecuted and despised, writes Anton Harber, but those who stayed afloat are now shaping the news.
Former Weekly Mail advertising executive Marilyn Honikman recalls flogging ad space in the early days of the newspaper.
On June 14 1985, just six weeks after the death of the Rand Daily Mail, the first edition of the Weekly Mail rolled off the presses.
Former editor Howard Barrell reflects on a time of sometimes painful transition at the M&G.
"Interns came from all walks of life, with their own histories, bringing different life experiences to the courses, holding conflicting ideologies."
The Weekly Mail was the first home of the country's best cartoonists, writes Julia Beffon.