Unembargoed: Mail & Guardian December 16 - 20
Daddy’s decade has seen resolutions gather dust and the party left in tatters
Delegates from disqualified branches are intent on bargaining into the ANC’s leadership election
Critics say he operates in the shadows, but David Mabuza may be the kingmaker at conference time.
Several of the legal challenges concerning the conference remain unresolved, with the promise of more to come.
Students have vowed to get their expulsions overturned; one didn’t get a chance to testify.
Employees say the university’s mooted salary increases won’t cover the escalating costs of living.
With dry taps an imminent reality for the City of Cape Town, a former resident has started a campaign to get Johannesburg residents holidaying in the Mother City to take 10 litres of water with them.
Sections of South Africa’s draft International Crimes Bill are likely to be strongly opposed.
Social grants recipients finally have a deal that ensures they are paid without their personal information being shared.
The president can opt to stymie the state capture probe further, but it maybe for his own account.
Every week, about 20 men walk through the doors of a container-cum-health centre.
Many are taxi drivers and travellers, including in transit to far-flung places such Durban and Johannesburg.
This is not a situation that technology can simply paper over — or that imposed technology can mitigate.
It is estimated that more than one million Mozambicans died during the 16-year civil war the broke out in 1977. It finally ended in October 1992 with the singing of the General Peace Agreement in Rome.
Futuregrowth dumped its shares in the company years ago because the warning signs were clear
On top of that, Sars has seen a gradual increase of tax noncompliance from both individuals and companies
Corruption still bedevils the agency but Molepo says he will not be an armchair chief executive.
Try as hard as it might, it’s proving increasingly hard for Naspers to distance itself from the MultiChoice muddle—and now Chinese regulators have also been asked to investigate the matter.
The city of gold’s creaky infrastructure means water security may cause it to run out by 2025.
Big events have their attractions but niche festivals, which are less financially risky, are drawing crowds.
There is plenty out there to binge watch to escape any obligatory merriment this festive season
There is no better ally to get you through the awkward moments of silence with that weird cousin than the great vine.
Eating out this festive season needn’t bankrupt you. Here are some of our best cheap, family-run eateries.
It was another great year for music. Lloyd Gedye picks 10 albums that soundtracked his year.
An underground operative challenges many established views about important aspects of the struggle.
In Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary, directed and written by John Scheinfeld, there are parts where you begin to feel like the title is purposefully metaphorical.
A trip around Spain, taking in Barcelona, Madrid and Granada, and ending in Lisbon, Portugal, is packed with gastronomic delights and adventure.
New accusations raise the question: Who is watching the watchers
South Africa doesn’t have enough heart surgeons for toddlers and babies. Find out why in this week’s edition of the M&G
Even in its best days, the CAR was never much of a state. But since the outbreak of civil war in 2013, the government has all but ceased to exist outside the capital Bangui.
“Since the military takeover, soldiers have not returned to barracks but are now involved in policing the streets”
The ANC presidential race is about how much control the victor will be able to exercise
If there is one thing we will take away from Zuma’s disastrous management of the country, it is the dire consequences of allowing systems of accountability to decay, be subverted and ultimately fail.
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If a Ramaphosa win spells uncertainty, a Dlamini-Zuma win spells disaster. Just look at the thugs she has in her inner circle, such as Ace Magashule.
“I understand what’s wrong with me. With three days to go till the ANC national conference, I’m already in the zone. The dreams will continue throughout conference. I had the same problem at Polokwane. And Mangaung.”
A ‘downgrading’ of diplomatic relations with Israel may be in the country’s interest
Pastors who use biblical texts to justify what is ‘natural’ perpetuate gender violence
The university’s reason for not changing its name is disingenuous considering its history
Parents and early childhood educators are as vital as foundation phase teachers