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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.
    Forget Black Panther — Africa's homegrown superheroes
    Forget Black Panther — Africa's homegrown superheroes
    A young man tries to get Loyiso Mkize’s attention. Once he finally succeeds in pulling the man away from the throng, he introduces himself: “My...
    A make-or-break case for the labour-broking sector reaches top court
    A make-or-break case for the labour-broking sector reaches top court
    A dispute over the new law on labour-broking will be heard this week Thursday in the Constitutional Court.
    Slice of Life: Unwittingly in my dad’s footsteps
    Slice of Life: Unwittingly in my dad’s footsteps
    When I was growing up, my dad didn’t want us to watch television. Because he thought that, if you watch television, it would influence us in the...
    ConCourt to hear ‘orphan’ pension funds scandal case
    ConCourt to hear ‘orphan’ pension funds scandal case
    The battle over the cancellation of thousands of “orphan” pension funds — believed to total more than R20-billion — by the...
    The grey anatomy of a bad date
    The grey anatomy of a bad date
    The recent tidal wave of sexual assault allegations involving powerful men will mean very little if it isn’t followed by a setting of higher...
    Africa’s first woman skeleton Olympian: ‘I am prepared’
    Africa’s first woman skeleton Olympian: ‘I am prepared’
    Having taken home bronze at her last two qualifying races in Lake Placid, New York, Simidele Adeagbo will be the first African woman skeleton racer...
    Slice of life: A labour of love – and victory
    Slice of life: A labour of love – and victory
    I was very nervous. I had never been at the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) representing workers. I’ve always been...
    #RhodesWar students' battle revealed in internal disciplinary documents
    #RhodesWar students' battle revealed in internal disciplinary documents
    The decision to expel two anti-rape protesters from Rhodes University was made in the absence of one of the students and without hearing her side...
    Life expulsion from Rhodes for 'conduct beyond lawful boundaries'
    Life expulsion from Rhodes for 'conduct beyond lawful boundaries'
    Two unnamed student activists have been expelled for life from Rhodes University, reportedly for their "conduct beyond lawful boundaries" while...
    Nigerian athlete slides into history
    Nigerian athlete slides into history
    The hit song If starts with a simple synthy beat and a percussive melody — it’s classic back-to-his-roots Davido. It is the type of song...
    Spike Lee revives Nola Darling in a TV joint that hits and misses
    Spike Lee revives Nola Darling in a TV joint that hits and misses
    There’s a scene in the first episode of She’s Gotta Have It — the 10-episode remake of the original Spike Lee film — in...
    Council defends law school accreditation decision
    Council defends law school accreditation decision
    The head of the Council for Higher Education (CHE), Narend Baijnath, has defended the council’s bombshell decision to withdraw the undergraduate...