Sarah Smit

Sarah Smit is a general news reporter at the Mail & Guardian. She covers topics relating to labour, corruption and the law.

#BusStrike: As the wage battle plays out, where do other key demands stand?

Aside from salaries, other key demands are still up in the air

Malema takes his spot in the Pan-African Parliament

The EFF leader is set to be inducted into the legislative body of the African Union alongside four other South African MPs

Nobel literature prize postponed over sexual misconduct scandal

The foundation said the reason had to do with a crisis within the Swedish Academy, the institution that is responsible for selecting the award winner

#BusStrike: Ultimatums plague negotiations

As talks breakdown again, the bus strike is set to continue and unions have vowed to intensify it.

#ZolileKhumalo: Students come out in numbers to protest outside court

The student representative council of MUT expressed dismay following the death of the 21-year-old student, who was shot in Lonsdale Hotel residence

Bus strike: Unions and bosses back at the bargaining table on Thursday

Five different unions are participating in the strike which started on April 16

‘The struggle for a living wage is still on’ – Ramaphosa

The president has hit back at critics of the national minimum wage saying the proposed R20 an hour is just a baseline

Amcu slams Cosatu for giving Ramaphosa the stage on Workers’ Day

The labour union has taken aim at trade federation Cosatu for allowing the president to address workers at their May Day celebration

#TimesUp takedowns in full swing

Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson admitted to blacklisting Ashley Judd and Mira Sorvino

Protests in Zakariyya Park as water crisis looms

Residents say they find themselves without water almost weekly

Bus strike negotiations breakdown again

Despite interventions from Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant and Transport Minister Blade Nzimande, unions, drivers and bus bosses are deadlocked.

Saftu strike ‘threatens worker unity’

The strike was ignored by three other federations, who described the action as a miscalculation

Press Releases

Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

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