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Sarah Smit

Sarah Smit

Sarah Smit both subs and writes for the Mail & Guardian. She joined the M&G after completing her master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Cape Town. She is interested in the literature of the contemporary black diaspora and its intersection with queer aesthetics of solidarity. Her recent work considers the connections between South African literary history and literature from the rest of the Continent.
    Police defence on Marikana falls flat
    Police defence on Marikana falls flat
    On the eve of the sixth anniversary of the Marikana massacre, an independent report revealing details about what happened at the “small koppie”...
    DBE to appeal #FixTheNorms order
    DBE to appeal #FixTheNorms order
    In the week that President Cyril Ramaphosa launched his initiative to provide schools with safe sanitation, it has emerged that the department of...
    Abrahams: ‘I will return to serve society’
    Abrahams: ‘I will return to serve society’
    Former national director of public prosecutions (NDPP) Shaun Abrahams will be taking time out after being stripped of his position at the helm of...
    ‘Miners did not shoot at police’ – new Marikana report
    ‘Miners did not shoot at police’ – new Marikana report
    Six years after the Marikana massacre, it has emerged that striking mine workers did not attack police at “the small koppie”, despite police...
    Ramaphosa’s choices to take over NPA reins
    Ramaphosa’s choices to take over NPA reins
    Following the Constitutional Court’s ruling on the fate of Shaun Abrahams, President Cyril Ramaphosa will today appoint an acting national...
    Equal Education: Ramaphosa’s #SAFEInitiative is ‘ironic’
    Equal Education: Ramaphosa’s #SAFEInitiative is ‘ironic’
    In response to consistent calls by rural communities and civil society organisations for better infrastructure in schools, President Cyril...
    Concourt: Abrahams out, Nxasana to pay back the money
    Concourt: Abrahams out, Nxasana to pay back the money
    The Constitutional Court ruled on Monday that the termination of Mxolisi Nxasana as the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) was...
    Rhodes rages after suicide
    Rhodes rages after suicide
    It rained in Makhanda on Tuesday morning but still hundreds of students, staff and lecturers made the solemn march to the Settlers’ Monument,...
    Bye, brokers: Hello, service providers
    Bye, brokers: Hello, service providers
    The day after the Constitutional Court’s landmark ruling on labour broking on July 26, workers employed through labour-broking company Ziphi...
    Cosatu, NUM resolve to fight Implats retrenchments
    Cosatu, NUM resolve to fight Implats retrenchments
    The North West division of trade federation Cosatu has resolved to embark on mass action to demand that Impala Platinum (Implats) call off its...
    SABC’s policy still so Hlaudi
    SABC’s policy still so Hlaudi
    ‘If it ain’t broke, why fix it?” asked the SABC’s policy head at the final round of its public hearings on the broadcaster’s editorial...
    My life as a stock photo
    My life as a stock photo
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