From performing nose surgery to grooming a virtual horse, iPad apps are sometimes addictive, sometimes useless, and other times just downright weird.
Biogas digesters, which are commonly seen in many Asian countries, are among the most viable immediate green energy prospects in South Africa.
Telling the real story behind the shocking killings on the koppie of Lonmin's Marikana mine was never going to be easy, writes Kwanele Sosibo.
Niren Tolsi goes deep into the web to find the underground world that lives on the Hidden Wiki.
Tygerberg Zoo, in the Western Cape, became the latest casualty in the changing nature of conservation, writes Sean O'Toole.
Welcome to the world of furry: a bizarre, sometimes pornographic, rambunctious new form of participatory pop culture.
Victoria John reported on an infamous Mauritius institution in 2009. When a new branch opened in Johannesburg, she took another look.
What happens when government plans to build a nuclear plant in your hometown? Lionel Faull went to the Eastern Cape to find out.
Endurance sports for amateurs are growing in number as junkies chase their next high, writes enthusiast Richard Poplak.
The mighty Cosatu once revolutionised the labour scene, but did its transformation into an efficient bureaucracy unwittingly lead to Marikana?
With her thumbs and a phone and despite zero artistic background, Verashni Pillay got her first exhibition.
The story of Molemo Maarohanye is about far more than a celebrity gone bad. Bongani Madondo tracks the breathtaking rise of the new money culture.
We look back at those who died in 2012.
We round up the cringe-worthy, jaw-dropping South African Twitter blunders of 2012.
From the Marikana killings to male initiates, exploring music festivals and township life, we present our very best images shot in 2012.
Important people make idiotic remarks all the time, but these are now so much easier to appreciate thanks to the viral power of social media.
The Mail & Guardian takes a look at the continent's new and not-so-new leaders who were elected into office this year.