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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.
    Luxor workers: ‘After seeing one of our comrades lost his eye, we cried like babies’
    Luxor workers: ‘After seeing one of our comrades lost his eye, we cried like babies’
    Workers at Luxor Paints in Jet Park, Boksburg say they will not back down, despite the alleged violent attacks on them during protracted strike...
    #ScrapNewLabourLaws campaign is ready for a national shutdown
    #ScrapNewLabourLaws campaign is ready for a national shutdown
    In a press conference ahead of the national strike on April 25, general secretary of the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu),...
    Unions reject bus bosses' ‘insulting’ offer, call for intensified strike action
    Unions reject bus bosses' ‘insulting’ offer, call for intensified strike action
    The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has condemned employers in the bus sector for causing a breakdown in negotiations.
    #MeToo-era Pulitzers give Trump one on the nose
    #MeToo-era Pulitzers give Trump one on the nose
    This year the Pulitzer juries responded to the zeitgeist of the Donald Trump era, awarding prizes to works that appraise perhaps the most notable...
    Numsa continues its fight against ‘notorious’ Fortune Steel
    Numsa continues its fight against ‘notorious’ Fortune Steel
    In an effort to force Fortune Steel to comply with health and safety laws, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) embarked on a...
    Cosatu slams Golden Arrow for letting down working-class commuters
    Cosatu slams Golden Arrow for letting down working-class commuters
    Cosatu has condemned Golden Arrow Bus services “for the disdain that they are showing to the commuters” during the turbulence of the 
    Saftu boasts a double victory over Lamberti’s Imperial resignation
    Saftu boasts a double victory over Lamberti’s Imperial resignation
    The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has called the resignation of Mark Lamberti from his position as the chief executive of...
    Chips are down at Simba as workers prepare to strike
    Chips are down at Simba as workers prepare to strike
    Workers at Simba Chips in Isando are preparing to strike against the company for its alleged attempts to contravene labour laws by unilaterally...
    Pulitzer Prize recognises journalism that unmasked sexual harassers
    Pulitzer Prize recognises journalism that unmasked sexual harassers
    The New York Times and The New Yorker have won the Pulitzer Prize for public service after exposing sexual harassment in...
    Kendrick Lamar, the first rapper to win a Pulitzer
    Kendrick Lamar, the first rapper to win a Pulitzer
    The platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated rapper won the award for his 2017 album DAMN, which the award panel describes as “a virtuosic...
    Numsa accuses Fortune Steel of not caring for workers’ safety after furnace blast
    Numsa accuses Fortune Steel of not caring for workers’ safety after furnace blast
    The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has accused Fortune Steel of flouting health and safety protocols when at least seven...
    Hundreds gather to see Winnie home
    Hundreds gather to see Winnie home
    As the afternoon sun broke through the clouds over Soweto, a crowd of hundreds gathered to pay their respects to the late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela....