​Unembargoed: May 18 to 24

The M&G is now free to read.

The M&G is now free to read.

NGO’s sexual harassment woes grow

Equal Education co-founder Doron Isaacs and activist Zackie Achmat implicated by staff

Mabe’s fingers in many pies

ANC spokesperson’s links to companies, apps and patents in controversial R49-million deal

Slice of life: Divorce is not a failure

‘This belief that women divorcées are embittered — there’s a very overt streak of patriarchy in that’

Meet UCT’s new ‘spicy’ FabAcademic

Self-confessed maverick Mamokgethi Phakeng says this job was not exactly part of her career plan

Rural teachers to get critical backup from assistants

Treasury has allocated an initial R29.2-million to the rural education assistant project

BLF wants the ANC’s pro-Zuma votes for 2019

Andile Mngxitama confirmed that the BLF will contest the elections nationally for the first time next year.

EFF won’t prey on vexed voters

The party says its support base will come from the ‘missing voters’, those who’ve never voted or belonged to a party

Mbeki’s African dream comes full circle

Former president Thabo Mbeki could soon be back to finish what he started if the international relations department has its way and brings him on board to spearhead the revival of his African Renaissance project.

DD must tell Putin the deal’s off

The deputy president and Jacob Zuma are both in Russia to meet the newly re-elected head of state

DA sins the same way as the ANC

How the opposition is ridding itself of De Lille smacks of how the ruling party handled Malema

Mr Thuma Mina winning over the ANC

One by one, the wily politician appears to be dealing with problems and consolidating his position

Asteroid to fly by Cape Town

An asteroid about the size of a football field is expected to zoom by Earth on Tuesday, but at a safe distance, the United States space agency said.

North West Strike threat to health

‘As doctors, we’ve advised each other to discharge stable patients and explain to there is nothing we can do.’

It’s D-Day for besieged Mahumapelo and his lieutenants

The embattled North West premier, Supra Mahumapelo, will know his fate next weekend when the ANC NEC members meet to discuss the matter

Justice failed, says initiates’ father

Two traditional nurses found guilty of mutilating a man’s two sons were given an ‘insulting’ sentence

UN dithers over Rohingya genocide

Such a definition would spark international action, but even refugee status is not being granted

Why Iran will exit its nuclear deal

The nuclear deal was a political shield for Iran. After the US’s pull-out, pressure for regime change will be back on the table

HEALTH:

Sex workers: Shocking rate of assaults by the police

Sex workers tell of being tortured, including being beaten with sjamboks. One in three say police have sexually assaulted them.

Nine oncologists for half of SA?

Meanwhile, a lone specialist in the North West caters for 3.7-million people as four provinces are forced to send patients to Gauteng.

AFRICA:

A love letter to struggling Sierra Leone

The poor country epitomises the step-by-step realisation of democracy taking place in Africa

The life of Lungu: Mystery mansion raises suspicion

The plans for the president’s eSwatini estate were leaked on social media earlier this week

Anatomy of 21st century corruption

The connected world demands new responses to graft, says a Kenyan activist

Water usage lessons from Namibia

In Namibia, the national government has piped water to many remote villages and put them in charge of distribution and payment

BUSINESS:

Icasa regulations fail to deliver

The amendments don’t address high cost of data, which many consumers hoped for

Corruption-buster Molefe tackles Transnet

The move is part of Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan’s overhaul of state-owned enterprises

North West takeover no simple task

It’s the first time a whole province has been placed under administration, and the devil is in the detail

Jobs issue plagues green energy

Unions say renewables will cause unemployment but the state disagrees and mines will soon close

On-off oil refinery back on the table

The minister of energy announced that an implementation framework for a new oil refinery would be finalised this year

SA’s transition, interrupted

A World Bank report aims to help the country to eliminate poverty by 2030 and to boost shared prosperity

COMMENT & ANALYSIS:

Gaza suffers in long shadow of 1492

The normalisation of racism has very real consequences – look at what is happening in Gaza

Editorial: Israel must mind its own borders

‘Although it is not the first time South Africa has recalled its ambassador, this week’s move marked a more decisive response to Israeli aggression’

Editorial: State recapture of SOEs

‘Given the vast scale of the depredations suffered by the SOEs, it’s clear that restoration will be a huge job’

Letters to the editor: May 18 to 24

A reader writes in about the silicosis class action

Human rights face uphill struggle

Authoritarian countries will put liberal democracies under pressure

Gaza bleeds while Israel celebrates

The bitter conflict highlights the shame of the world after 70 years of Palestinian suffering

SA’s new foreign policy agenda must embrace human rights

The team charged with reviewing South Africa’s foreign policy must keep in mind the principles of dignity and human rights

Women, it’s okay to lust like men

Half-naked, oiled-up, gyrating male strippers. We want this but think we can’t be seen to do so

The Lille city that could

‘Running out of mayors hasn’t been pandemonium, as everyone expected,’ says the writer

FRIDAY:

I voted yes for land expropriation

In 1994, 86% of land was white-owned. There had been an agreement that 30% would be transferred by 1999, the date has been shifted to 2025.

Turner thrives in Shondaland

Although a writer and filmmaker in South Africa, Jann Turner is making waves on TV in the United States

Mahlangu leads by example

The artist is a national treasure who wants others to do what she has done for Ndebele art

Steely resolve, unrelenting gaze

Veteran photographer Peter Magubane inspires both hero worship and interrogation, proof that at 86, he’s passed into the realm of legend

SA’s self-publishing rock stars

There’s a new wave of local writers who are abandoning the conventional way of doing things

History gets a voice

The founder of the KZN Ensemble keeps culture alive and develops it for a new generation

Mx Blouse and the new-age genre-busters

From the fringes, a different breed of musicians is disrupting established norms

A snapshot of Sam Nzima

The photo that made him famous cost him his career and almost his life. His death may bring to life his plans for a school of photography

SPORT:

Football roundup

What is going on in the world of football?

‘Mum, we’re off to the World Cup’ – England football squad

AFP Sport looked at the social media response from the 23-man squad

Atlético a nuisance to their rivals

Diego Simeone has taken the club to new heights and the relentless coach is ready for La Liga

Barcelona’s one-night stand

Seeing Barça live was riveting but some say, next time, football’s elite could be put to better 

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