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SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

Formula one set to welcome up to 20 000 fans to the Nürburgring

German officials have given the go-ahead for as many as 20 000 to attend next month’s Formula One race at the Nürburgring circuit

200 Young South Africans 2020

Every year, the Mail & Guardian canvasses the country to find the 200 most outstanding young South Africans. Then we celebrate them...

WATCH LIVE: Customary Marriages Bill panel discussion

Facilitated by chairperson Kedibone Diale, the discussion will provide legal, socioeconomic, cultural, legislative and human rights perspectives from various subject experts.

Stronger tobacco control regulation will reduce harm

South Africa’s tobacco industry interference statistics are improving year on year, but more needs to be done

Osaka using US Open as platform for activism

The 22-year-old fourth seed has spoken out repeatedly in the wake of the protests that swept the United States following the death of George Floyd during a confrontation with police in May

SA in dire need of a political spring tide

The only time change has occurred in South Africa is in response to global events such as World War II. The country is once again facing such an event — Covid-19 — and will have to react

Preventing illegal evictions prevents homelessness

A pandemic is a crisis that both exposes inequality but can also provide opportunities for better policy decisions from now on

No proof of Covid-19 reinfection, yet

Some people report testing positive for Covid-19 after initially having the disease and then testing negative. Scientists are still trying to understand if this means that reinfection is possible

Safe medicines key in Africa’s Covid-19 response

The decrease in the amount of time to register medicines has shown to significantly increase lives saved and expand access to essential health technologies

A political response to gender-based violence

The gender-based violence pandemic in South Africa is fuelled by outdated patriarchal attitudes and frequently by binge drinking

Part I: ‘Afropessimism’ and the rituals of anti-black violence

Frank B Wilderson discusses 'Afropessimism', his memoir that analyses structural violence

The Portfolio: Malcolm Nhleko

The music producer and sound engineer views his ears as his weapons

Parly corona-style is perfect

I now go to meetings barefoot and in my shorts. And it cuts what we pay for MPs to travel. We should keep it this way post-Covid

Racist mayor extends his leave

The Free State ANC blames lockdown for no disciplinary action against Nkosinjani Speelman

The Portfolio: Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo

Photographer Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo's latest project, Slaghuis, is a recounting of the trauma he experienced growing up in his family’s tavern business

Dear Doctor Dlamini-Zuma

There has been a constant narrative that aims to reduce you to an ex-wife of a former head of state. This is factual, but in mainstream media there seems to be no other description of you

South African women live with the burden of ‘constant vigilance’

Fear of being attacked restricts the movement of most women in everyday life

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