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Innovative leader has to keep its sights on the future

The M&G's clarity of purpose and voice positions it better for success than some of its larger rivals. But it is not enough to be well positioned.

Nic Dawes: Mandela and my two brackets of absence

Nic Dawes reflects on hearing about the death of Nelson Mandela in India.

Nic Dawes: It’s time to start a new conversation

The Mail & Guardian's editor-in-chief reflects on years of working with a team that sets the bar.

Nic Dawes: Mandela, the long goodbye

As he hovers on the threshold, Madiba's long goodbye takes on the form of a return - not as a statue, or as a caricature, but as living potential.

Old Mutual JoBerg2C: Keeping up with the M&G’s bike trek

We follow M&G editor-in-chief Nic Dawes and amaBhungane reporter Craig McKune as they take part in the 910km Old Mutual JoBerg2C mountain bike race.

Central African Republic: Have our leaders learned their lesson?

A fortnight after 13 South African soldiers died in the battle for Bangui, much remains unclear about what happened, and why.

Budget 2013: Gordhan exposes the limits of the fiscus

The "fiscal space" built up during the austere Gear period and in the boom years between 2003 and 2008 is all used up, and then some.

Cyril Ramaphosa the key to urban voters

By going for broke, Kgalema Motlanthe ensured the ANC had to face the scale of its Jacob Zuma problem, writes Nic Dawes.

From the Editor: This is my song, for the asking

Shell-shocked by the developments of 2012, ordinary South Africans must now lead, writes Nic Dawes.

Mangaung: Unity calls and purge fears after Zuma landslide

Calls for ANC unity and fears of lingering animosity were heard following the election of Jacob Zuma and the party's senior leadership at Mangaung.

Zuma payments: South Africans have a right to know

In just over a week, delegates sent to Mangaung by ANC branches will vote whether or not to retain President Jacob Zuma.

Midterm budget: Financing the trust gap

Pravin Gordhan clearly wants public finances to to be judged on the numbers, not on the dismal politics that drove ratings downgrades.

Press Releases

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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