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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.
    Bosasa was run like a cult — Agrizzi
    Bosasa was run like a cult — Agrizzi
    Angelo Agrizzi’s participation in alleged corruption at Bosasa can be attributed to cult-like behaviour, the former chief operating officer of...
    Former Bosasa COO received death threats in lead-up to state capture testimony
    Former Bosasa COO received death threats in lead-up to state capture testimony
    Attempts have been made to coerce former chief operations officer of the controversial Bosasa group Angelo Agrizzi into silence, through bribes and...
    African universities move up the ranks
    African universities move up the ranks
    Higher education institutions in Africa have moved up university rankings. This is according to the 2019 Emerging Economies University Rankings....
    The state capture spectacle is back
    The state capture spectacle is back
    The commission of inquiry into state capture is set to reconvene this week after proceedings came to an abrupt end last December. And, with an...
    Women across political spectrum receive Twitter abuse – study
    Women across political spectrum receive Twitter abuse – study
    Women of colour bear the brunt of Twitter abuse. This is according to a joint study conducted by Amnesty International and global artificial...
    Achmat demands TAC apology
    Achmat demands TAC apology
    Prominent activist Zackie Achmat has demanded the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) retract a statement it released in the wake of allegations that...
    Battered Samwu again at odds
    Battered Samwu again at odds
    A forensic audit report said to have found evidence of corruption at the top of the embattled South African Municipal Workers’ Union is being...
    A culture of sexual harassment and bullying existed at EE – report
    A culture of sexual harassment and bullying existed at EE – report
    The allegations of sexual harassment, intimidation, bullying and silencing reflect an organisational culture at Equal Education that in the past...
    Racism tops SA human rights violations
    Racism tops SA human rights violations
    Racism and infringements of socio-economic rights were the most reported human rights violations in South Africa for the 2016/2017 year. This is...
    We want a stable SABC — ANC
    We want a stable SABC — ANC
    The ANC has called on the government to restore stability to the SABC, which suffered another blow this week after four of its board members...
    Eskom sweats as Trillian buys time
    Eskom sweats as Trillian buys time
    A delay in Eskom’s battle to claw back the millions of rands it lost to Gupta-linked Trillian could further hurt the ailing power utility, the...
    Zondi calls for better protection for rape complainants
    Zondi calls for better protection for rape complainants
    Cheryl Zondi has asked the public protector to investigate South Africa’s witness protection programme.