Sarah Smit

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

Mabe disputes M&G tender deal front page

The former MP went on the defensive on Radio 702’s Eusebius McKaiser show on Friday

Motshekga airs basic education’s infrastructure budget woes

During the department's budget vote speech, the minister emphasised that budget cuts will make it difficult to deliver safe infrastructure

#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

Press Releases

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa