Sarah Smit

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

Numsa accuses Fortune Steel of not caring for workers’ safety after furnace blast

The trade union has accused the mine of flouting health and safety protocols after seven workers were injured during a blast

Hundreds gather to see Winnie home

A crowd of hundreds gathered to pay their respects to the struggle icon as she made her final journey home

The gaze of upward-facing dog

Your self-worth can’t help but be buoyed by a pet’s love – the universal spirit in furry or feathered form

Feminism is: Skirting spaces between theory, practice, consensus

The collection is absorbing but it lacks the reality and practical work done by local level organisers

Forget Black Panther — Africa’s homegrown superheroes

What makes Kwezi special is the fact that, in the comic’s creation, they get to draw from the cultural terrain of South Africa

A make-or-break case for the labour-broking sector reaches top court

Labour brokers are fighting a law that advances calls to ban the practice

Slice of Life: Unwittingly in my dad’s footsteps

'Movies were never going to be something that I could watch. But that interested me'

ConCourt to hear ‘orphan’ pension funds scandal case

One woman’s fight to take on the pension board’s ‘unlawful’ cancellation of funds makes it to the top court

The grey anatomy of a bad date

What do we lose when we characterise sexual coercion as a romantic blunder – and who gains from that loss?

Africa’s first woman skeleton Olympian: ‘I am prepared’

The Nigerian skeleton racer made history during her last two qualifying races on her way to PyeongChang

#RhodesWar students’ battle revealed in internal disciplinary documents

Students have vowed to get their expulsions overturned; one didn’t get a chance to testify.

Slice of life: A labour of love – and victory

A work organiser at the Casual Workers Advice Office has never lost a case at the CCMA, and he has helped workers return to their previous jobs.

Press Releases

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

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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