In the M&G this week – Guptas, Please call me and the DA’s list fail

The April 29, 2016 edition of the Mail & Guardian is packed with great news, features and more this week. Take a look at the stories you can expect and grab a copy on stands now or click here to get a digital copy. 

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Our lead – Diary of a Gupta guard
From countless trips to Zuma’s guesthouse, to the dignitaries that visited and the overflowing bags, we talk to the guards for South Africa’s most notorious business family.

Note: The M&G sent questions to Tokyo Sexwale on Tuesday about his visits to the Guptas, but by the time of going to print he had yet to respond. On Thursday however, the Daily Maverick published an open letter authored by Sexwale and addressed to Ajay Gupta. In the letter, Sexwale confirmed that he had meetings with Ajay at both the Gupta homestead and his own home.

DA’s election list woes
Claims of nepotism, and favouritism amongst members of secret organisations have forced the Democratic Alliance in Tshwane to compile its election lists afresh.


Tempest in China’s teapot
Climate change means tea across the world is in danger of tasting worse and dropping in production – and that includes our beloved Rooibos

Interview with Mr Please Call Me
It’s being hailed as the ultimate David vs Goliath story of the South African corporate world. Read our profile of the man set to win billions.

‘Campus rape plans favour perpetrators’
Following the furore at Rhodes University, the Mail & Guardian looked into the sexual offence policies of five universities.

Business – The story of South Africa’s rusting iron heart
The Kumba iron ore Sishen mine and surrounding town that went from boom to bust in five years

Arts – Songs of freedom reign at Jo’burg’s best-kept secret
Read about the Afrikan Freedom Station or “hole in the wall” on Thornton Street in the Johannesburg suburb of Westdene.

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