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    Editorial: DisGrace – and a diplomacy one too
    Editorial: DisGrace – and a diplomacy one too
    It’s like Game of Thrones – without the dignity. The hit TV series has a lot of aristocrats perpetuating various forms of violence upon...
    Editorial: Can we spell accountability?
    Editorial: Can we spell accountability?
    Public Service Minister Faith Muthambi was supposed to appear before a parliamentary committee looking into claims that she flew 30 family members on...
    Editorial: Don't break the system for just one victory
    Editorial: Don't break the system for just one victory
    As this edition of the Mail & Guardian was going to print, two questions dominated the world news agenda: Just how much violence will follow...
    Women’s Month just proves it: Our leaders are trash
    Women’s Month just proves it: Our leaders are trash
    In an environment of systemic abuse, femicide and rampant inequality, there has never been much reason to celebrate Women’s Month. But rarely...
    Editorial: Lift the veil on party funding
    Editorial: Lift the veil on party funding
    In May this year, Baleka Mbete, the speaker in the National Assembly, told Parliament that an ad hoc committee on party funding would be established....
    Editorial: In despair over elections
    Editorial: In despair over elections
    There are three major elections in Africa this month. None offer an encouraging picture of the state of democracy on the continent.
    Editorial: Putting ethics ahead of profits
    Editorial: Putting ethics ahead of profits
    We can’t expect private companies to act in the best interests of people. After all, they have a duty to reward their shareholders for their...
    Editorial: To those doing the hard work
    Editorial: To those doing the hard work
    Two significant figures in the South African media landscape died this week. One, Ronnie Mamoepa, was the consummate political spokesperson, a man...
    Editorial: Eskom is still lying to us
    Editorial: Eskom is still lying to us
    The lasting damage done by state capture is seldom so well illustrated.
    Editorial: Beware deputy top cop's fascism
    Editorial: Beware deputy top cop's fascism
    In mature democracies, a period of disorder is usually followed by the “law and order” party’s victory at the polls. Politicians promise a...
    Editorial: Hambani kahle, omkhulu
    Editorial: Hambani kahle, omkhulu
    Ray Phiri’s death is not being mourned in isolation. With him goes jazz musician and teacher to many, Johnny Mekoa.
    Editorial: Protect us from our protector
    Editorial: Protect us from our protector
    In the last period of her term, former public protector Thuli Madonsela – fresh from magnificent victory over a sitting president in the Nkandla...