Unembargoed: Mail & Guardian December 8 - 14
All the articles in this week’s Mail & Guardian are now free to read online
Neither presidential hopeful is prepared to stand back for party unity, which could lead to a split.
The pay-TV service admits it lobbied e.tv to drop its encryption agenda but denies resorting to bribery
KPMG and McKinsey employees linked to Gupta deals have walked away with their pockets lined.
The unit says it has found no signs of the psychosis-inducing drug but others insist it is in the country
Meet Stephen Motsumi: A former Sterkfontein caves tour guide who made one of the world’s most important evolutionary science discoveries- Little Foot.
An ex-staffer claims UFS sacked her on trumped-up fraud charges leaked by her alleged harasser
Is he the one to rescue the ANC and South Africa? There is no telling from his contradictory record.
The public protector was grilled so badly in court that she was left fighting for her professional life
But surgery can help those whose dreams of a normal adult life were brutally ended
Transgender patients and activists have mobilised health profession to get more surgeons interested in doing gender-affirming surgery.
The church leader gained support for pursuing its founders ideals
Westville jail inmates say they are being unlawfully punished for gang violence
Commemorative events and memorials, as well as consultants have cost the defence department millions
Cyril Ramaphosa and Naledi Pandor have a particularly pro-intellectual stance, pushing science and technology as a way to drive economic growth and job creation.
Tough as nails, the ANC top-sixer is labelled a party unifier by some and clearly biased by others
Police have arrested five men — one of them a police officer — in what appears to be a major breakthrough in investigations into the series of murders that have taken place at Durban’s Glebelands hostel
Go inside the international network of women willing to break the law to give people access to abortions
Sent home after failing to reach Europe, migrants tell of the horrors they endured
It took just 50 days into the new Angolan administration for the former president’s daughter to be replaced as boss of Sonangol, along with three other top officials at the national oil company.
After months of illness and treatment abroad Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari made his first trip to a key state, the latest sign of his return to the national stage.
Punitive fines are used to raise revenues, and women are the biggest target
Former Minister announces investigation by Financial Services Board into alleged misconduct
Automation is replacing manual workers at a rapid rate. What will be the ‘safe’ careers of the future?
Banks are usually blamed but a professional body is taking steps to stop fraud
Invest in the risky cryptocurrency only if you are prepared to lose everything
We sometimes forget that our struggle as the beneficiaries of desegregation is to solve these existing power dynamics piecemeal, from the inside of these new shared intimate spaces.
We’d miss out on the work of the talented, but a stayaway is a vote for values—and for their victims
Before the hype wave, Gqom was Kwaito’s errant teenage child. In Friday this week, Kwanele Sosibo talks Gqom after watching the supposed EPK for Maphorisa’s project, the Gqom Wave documentary.
The director has recast his signature film and its characters for a new generation
The world-renowned artist is being introduced to audiences with his latest exhibition ‘Meyina’
Pudding politics: Dinika Govender invites us into her family’s annual Christmas Eve dinner and shares her grandmother’s politically-layered dessert with us.
“How can I explain this feeling of beginning to understand Africanity beyond the mother continent?”. Chaze Matakala’s travel diary across the Atlantic transports us into a pilgrimage on Africanness.
A daily commune offers discomfort, the smells and sounds of the city and time to think about where you come from and where you’re going.
Unless care of the intellectually disabled changes there will be a never-ending series of tragedies
The democratic project is fatally wounded without a national plan to teach teachers how to teach reading
If CR17 becomes president, Abraham’s lack of action could provide the reason to get rid of him
“ANC national chair Baleka Mbete and treasurer general Zweli Mkhize didn’t have much fun at the KwaZulu-Natal provincial council.”
The state’s response to violence against women and children avoids the real work that’s needed
The secret move to closely monitor public school education will track children right into adulthood