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Lauren Dold

Lauren Dold

Lauren Dold is interning with the Mail & Guardian's online department.
School closes after walkway collapses, killing 3 pupils
School closes after walkway collapses, killing 3 pupils
Three pupils died at Hoerskool Driehoek in Vanderbijlpark on Friday morning after a walkway collapsed at the school. Two boys and one girl died on...
Planned SABC retrenchments scrapped
Planned SABC retrenchments scrapped
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) announced on Thursday that it would not be renewing notice to invoke Section 189 of the Labour...
Thai court dismisses case against poaching kingpin
Thai court dismisses case against poaching kingpin
A Thai court has dismissed the case against convicted wildlife trafficking kingpin Boonchai Bach, sparking outrage from conservationists. Bach was...
Corruption perception index released, US out of top 20
Corruption perception index released, US out of top 20
Transparency International released its 2018 Corruption Perception Index (CPI) on Monday, reporting that “most countries are failing to make...
Fees Must Fall activist handed three year suspended sentence
Fees Must Fall activist handed three year suspended sentence
Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile was sentenced on Monday to three years in prison, suspended for five years, and has been placed under...
20 dead in Philippine church bombing, ISIS claims responsibility
20 dead in Philippine church bombing, ISIS claims responsibility
At least 20 people have died in twin bomb attacks on a Roman Catholic cathedral on the island of Jolo in the Southern Philippines.
Journalist killed in Ghana, home to Africa’s freest press
Journalist killed in Ghana, home to Africa’s freest press
Despite Ghana’s position as the country with the most press freedom in Africa, 2019’s first recorded death of a journalist happened in Accra...
SABC 8 ‘dismayed’ by Bosasa donation claim
SABC 8 ‘dismayed’ by Bosasa donation claim
The SABC 8, a group of journalists who were suspended in 2016 for speaking out about censorship at the public broadcaster, have refuted claims they...
WhatsApp limits forwarding function to fight misinformation
WhatsApp limits forwarding function to fight misinformation
On Monday, messaging platform WhatsApp announced an update which will limit the number of times a message can be forwarded in a bid to fight...
Saudi $10bn SA investment to bring new refinery, petrochemical plant
Saudi $10bn SA investment to bring new refinery, petrochemical plant
On Friday, Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe and his Saudi Arabian counterpart Khalid Al-Falih confirmed the kingdom’s investment in South Africa...
Political parties tie their promises to lampposts
Political parties tie their promises to lampposts
With elections on the horizon, political parties’ messages offer insight into their vision and leadership — and sometimes the lack...
NSPCA to take action against Joburg zoo over elephant
NSPCA to take action against Joburg zoo over elephant
The National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) has announced it will be taking legal action against the...