Paul Botes

Joyce Jokanisi: The life and death of a Marikana Titan

Joyce Jokanisi died without knowing who killed her son in Marikana and while still battling with heartache and depression from the massacre

2020 in pictures

Mail & Guardian pictures editor Paul Botes presents some of the most striking images of 2020

Health workers fight without fuel

Community health workers are at the frontline of the fight against Covid-19 in Gauteng, but many have not been paid for months. Sarah Smit and Paul Botes talked to workers who spoke of their love for the job – and how that love has been trifled with

The bakkie that made me ‘that guy’

The Isuzu D-Max 300 LX 4x4 may be quite a mouthful. But on the road, it’s a dream to drive

Porous border is smugglers’ paradise

<b>Sean O'Toole</b> and <b>Paul Botes</b> take a journey along the border from Pontdrift to south of Komatipoort to find the gaps in a broken system.

Where ‘funny things’ happen

Paul Botes recounts his experience at a meeting of South Africans preparing for disaster.

A long, hard wait

Before the 2004 elections the Mail & Guardian visited the Mayixhale family in a village outside Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape.

In search of MaMbeki

Mandy Rossouw and Paul Botes went looking for Thabo Mbeki's mother in Idutywa and came away feeling there's only one Cope supporter in town.

At the coalface

The Mpumalanga highveld is big-sky country. Low green hills slouch slowly towards wide, clouded heavens.

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