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Khadija Patel

Khadija Patel pushes words on street corners. She is the editor-in-chief of the Mail & Guardian, a co-founder of the The Daily Vox and vice chairperson of the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI). As a journalist she has produced work for Sky News, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Quartz, City Press and the Daily Maverick, among others. She is also a research associate at WISER (Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Witwatersrand) and has previously worked in community media. In 2017, she was among 11 people from across Africa and the diaspora who were awarded the inaugural Africa #NoFilter fellowship from the Ford Foundation and in 2018, she was awarded honorary membership of the Golden Key Society. She is passionate about the protection and enhancement of global media as a public good.

‘Exactly where I was meant to be’

As I reflect on my time as editor amid today’s uncertain world, one thing is certain: the M&G’s importance in our media landscape

Lockdown loosened: Ramaphosa announces Level 3 to begin May 31

Certain metros, where the vast majority of infections have occurred, will remain under level-four lockdown restrictions

The solitary choreography of solo prayer

Covid-19 transmissions in mosques and churches have complicated our relationships with them

North West opts to keep ANC in power

The party has won over 60% of the vote, down from 67.39% in 2014.

ANC: From Everyman to Faust

Ramaphosa needs to lose the unity narrative if he is to dispel the stink of the Zuma years

Silence surrounds SA doc in Syria

Isis is about to be vanquished in Syria. But its shadow looms large in South Africa

The world according to Dr Survé

Iqbal Survé’s business success has bought him the ultimate luxury: his own version of reality

‘You watch this space!’ — Ramaphosa

This was the president’s promising refrain throughout his State of the Nation address

EFF seizes on divisions in the ANC

The Economic Freedom Fighters are targeting Pravin Gordhan, a symbol of unity, and fighting the battle of disgruntled ANC members

Slice of life: Now I have two birthdays

We neglect our health. I didn’t take the doctor seriously. Until I collapsed

Denel lands deep in Gulf crisis

The South African arms manufacturer fends off undue pressure from Saudi military company

Khashoggi was collateral damage

Supporting Saudi Arabia’s lukewarm reforms sends a signal of consent to a murderous regime

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