Sarah Smit
Sarah Smit is a general news reporter at the Mail & Guardian. She covers topics relating to labour, corruption and the law.
What the ANC can learn from the Tory meltdown
/ 15 May 2024

What the ANC can learn from the Tory meltdown

If South Africa’s governing party does end up losing its majority in future elections, it might never get it back

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Who’s afraid of Julius Malema?
/ 7 May 2024

Who’s afraid of Julius Malema?

The spectre of an ANC-EFF tie-up has been used to forewarn of massive economic destruction. But none of the other options are damage-free

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A strong South Africa Al plan could protect economy – and people
/ 4 May 2024

A strong South Africa Al plan could protect economy – and people

The technology has huge implications for the country and the world. Experts say if South Africa fails to prepare, it will be preparing to fail

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Anglo’s Wanblad won’t go easily
/ 2 May 2024

Anglo’s Wanblad won’t go easily

With the prospect of a takeover in sight, Anglo American’s first South African chief executive in 15 years is tasked with unlocking value from the global mining company

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Minimum wage stance won’t get DA a raise
/ 30 April 2024

Minimum wage stance won’t get DA a raise

The party’s belief that the base pay should be phased out could scupper its coalition prospects

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30 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY: SA’s economy neither Gear nor there
/ 26 April 2024

30 YEARS OF DEMOCRACY: SA’s economy neither Gear nor there

Amid directionless policy after 30 years of democracy, the country’s prospects continue to be driven by the whims of miners and their financiers

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Disinflation uncertainty could push interest rate cuts to 2025
/ 23 April 2024

Disinflation uncertainty could push interest rate cuts to 2025

The US Federal Reserve’s ‘higher for longer’ stance and local election jitters have weighed on the rand, adding to price pressures

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