Sarah Smit

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

Chips are down at Simba as workers prepare to strike

The company has allegedly colluded with labour-broking company Adcorp Blu to evade the requirements of section 198 of the Labour Relations Act

Pulitzer Prize recognises journalism that unmasked sexual harassers

The Pulitzer Prize recognises achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States

Kendrick Lamar, the first rapper to win a Pulitzer

Kendrick Lamar has become the first non-classical, non-jazz artist to win the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for the music category

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?

Press Releases

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

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!