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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.
    Ajay denies he met Jonas
    Ajay denies he met Jonas
    Gupta family patriarch Ajay has denied ever meeting with former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas, saying he has witnesses who would say he was...
    ‘Whistle-blower’ takes UJ to court
    ‘Whistle-blower’ takes UJ to court
    A former University of Johannesburg (UJ) professor has accused the university’s humanities dean of undermining his black colleagues and calling...
    #StateCaptureInquiry: Zondo rebuffs Lynne Brown’s cross-examination efforts
    #StateCaptureInquiry: Zondo rebuffs Lynne Brown’s cross-examination efforts
    Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has dismissed former public enterprises minister Lynne Brown’s application to cross-examine Mcebisi Jonas at a...
    ANC did not bully Nedbank’ — CEO
    ANC did not bully Nedbank’ — CEO
    Nedbank officials did not feel pressured to reconsider its closure of Gupta-related bank accounts after a meeting at the ANC headquarters, the...
    #StateCaptureInquiry: Banks expose ANC intervention in Gupta account closures
    #StateCaptureInquiry: Banks expose ANC intervention in Gupta account closures
    The state capture commission’s inquiry into the closure of Gupta-related bank accounts continues on Wednesday, with testimony expected from...
    #StateCaptureInquiry: ‘Banks did not collude in cutting Gupta ties’ — FNB official
    #StateCaptureInquiry: ‘Banks did not collude in cutting Gupta ties’ — FNB official
    FNB officials did not collude with other banks when they closed down the Gupta bank accounts, the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture...
    #StateCaptureInquiry: Absa, FNB set to testify on Gupta account closures
    #StateCaptureInquiry: Absa, FNB set to testify on Gupta account closures
    The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture will continue to look into the 2016 closures of Gupta-related bank accounts on Tuesday, with...
    Standard Bank was accused of belonging to WMC lobby at Luthuli House meeting
    Standard Bank was accused of belonging to WMC lobby at Luthuli House meeting
    The ANC questioned Standard Bank’s decision to cut ties with the Guptas, asking its officials if it was part of a campaign by white monopoly...
    State capture inquiry: Zondo to hear why banks cut Gupta ties
    State capture inquiry: Zondo to hear why banks cut Gupta ties
    The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture — chaired by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo — reconvenes on Monday, with...
    Flaming row over health dept dangers
    Flaming row over health dept dangers
    The day after a deadly fire began raging through the Bank of Lisbon building in Johannesburg on Wednesday last week, there was a much smaller fire...
    Zondo denies Guptas leave to cross-examine
    Zondo denies Guptas leave to cross-examine
    As long as the Gupta brothers are not prepared to return to South Africa, they will not be allowed to cross-examine witnesses to state capture, the...
    Zondo to decide on Gupta, Duduzane Zuma applications to cross examine
    Zondo to decide on Gupta, Duduzane Zuma applications to cross examine
    Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo will deliver his decisions on the Guptas’ and Duduzane Zuma’s applications to cross-examine state capture...