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Imke Van Hoorn

Thousands march over food, power

Thousands of members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) took to the streets of Johannesburg to protest against the rising prices of food, fuel and electricity. The march proceeded to the offices of Eskom and supermarket chain Pick n Pay, where memorandums of understanding were delivered.

Bullard shown the door over ‘racist column’

A "racist column" has cost well-known <i>Sunday Times</i> columnist David Bullard his job, media reports said on Friday. "He wrote a racist column on Sunday. I had a conversation with him on Tuesday, I told him that what he wrote was unacceptable," <i>Sunday Times</i> editor Mondli Makhanya was quoted as saying.

Design it, wear it: SA talent on a T-shirt

"We want to show that South Africa's textile is definitely capable to stand on its own and that we don't need to import cloth … We make people aware that South Africa has talent," says Eran Eyal, one of the designers behind Springleap, an innovative South African online retail outlet launched this month.

Selebi saga bags M&G top newspaper award

The saga of police National Commissioner Jackie Selebi has won the Mail & Guardian's investigations team the Mondi Shanduka Newspaper Award for story of the year, it was announced on Wednesday evening at the seventh annual awards ceremony held at the Wanderers club in Johannesburg.

‘If Mugabe is still there, I am not going home’

An estimated three to five million refugees have fled to South Africa in recent years, where they are anxiously waiting the results of their home country's presidential poll. The <i>Mail & Guardian Online</i> spoke to several refugees about their plans for the future, depending on the full election outcome.

Sector-sharing power? No — April Fool’s Day!

You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. Bleary-eyed readers of the <i>Mail & Guardian Online</i> on Tuesday April 1 could be forgiven for falling for Eskom's bold new "sector-sharing plan" to save electricity. We round up some of the day's best pranks.

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