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Sarah Smit

Sarah Smit

Sarah Smit is a general news reporter at the Mail & Guardian. She covers topics relating to labour, corruption and the law.
    Locals don’t trust Westbury calm
    Locals don’t trust Westbury calm
    "We were very well-acquainted, me and her,” said David Mentoor. “That day, I just saw her pass here … and I can still see her.”
    ‘I don’t know him’ — Duduzane Zuma on Mxolisi Dukwana claims
    ‘I don’t know him’ — Duduzane Zuma on Mxolisi Dukwana claims
    Duduzane Zuma has denied the claim that he was party to a meeting during which former Free State MEC
    Duduzane Zuma fields questions about Saxonwold meeting
    Duduzane Zuma fields questions about Saxonwold meeting
    There was nothing untoward about moving a private meeting with former deputy finance minister
    Mathunjwa retains Amcu presidency
    Mathunjwa retains Amcu presidency
    Joseph Mathunjwa has been elected to serve another term as the president of Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu). ...
    Jobseekers suffocate in the shade of Sasol’s smokestacks
    Jobseekers suffocate in the shade of Sasol’s smokestacks
    In the shadow of Sasol in Sasolburg is the dilapidated office of the Metsimaholo Labour Forum.
    Amcu congress is not about contestation — Mathunjwa
    Amcu congress is not about contestation — Mathunjwa
    The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union's 2019 national elective congress is "not about the contestation of positions".
    Vavi asks Amcu for unity
    Vavi asks Amcu for unity
    South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi called for worker unity at the Association of Mineworkers and...
    ‘Amcu congress will show that union is democratic’ — general secretary
    ‘Amcu congress will show that union is democratic’ — general secretary
    The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union’s long-awaited national elective congress kicked off this week in an effort that its...
    Pinky’s promise: Domestic workers will rise up
    Pinky’s promise: Domestic workers will rise up
    Pinky Mashiane is wearing all black. With her lips painted deep red, she looks glamorous but tired. She’s been fasting for three days, a show of...
    Motsoeneng: ‘There was nothing wrong with warning SABC journos to adapt’
    Motsoeneng: ‘There was nothing wrong with warning SABC journos to adapt’
    Former SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng on Wednesday confirmed that he warned journalists that management would be “cleaning up the...
    I wanted to capture the Guptas — Motsoeneng
    I wanted to capture the Guptas — Motsoeneng
    Former SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng wanted to “capture” the controversial Gupta family, the Zondo commission of inquiry into...
    Platitudes and short-term plans
    Platitudes and short-term plans
    Slogans, speeches, tweets, marches and summits. Government has done a lot to be seen to be doing something about the assault on women.But a woman...