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Ramaphosa yields to wage concerns
Ramaphosa yields to wage concerns
President Cyril Ramaphosa this week reassured ANC alliance partner Cosatu that talks about the national minimum wage would be reopened and agreed...
Land hunger spreads across Cape
Land hunger spreads across Cape
Squares of red and white tape wrapped around four wooden pegs dot the once-vacant field between Parkwood and the M5 highway in Cape Town. Men and...
Pandor: How to fix former black universities
Pandor: How to fix former black universities
Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor says the shortcomings of some of the country’s previously disadvantaged universities are because of poor...
How human brains became so big
How human brains became so big
The human brain is disproportionately large. And although abundant grey matter confers certain intellectual advantages, sustaining a big brain is...
Dr Malombo fought to keep his music in a genre of its own
Dr Malombo fought to keep his music in a genre of its own
There have been few innovative contributions that have sparked such polemical responses as the tussle over the categorisation of malombo as jazz,...
ANC fields a young face for land
ANC fields a young face for land
ANC national executive committee (NEC) member Ronald Lamola wants to use his experience on a farm to fight for the land ownership rights of farm...
M.I.A.’s collage clarifies the cause
M.I.A.’s collage clarifies the cause
In 1985, the wave of Sri Lankan refugees to South London included 10-year-old Mathangi Arulpragasam, her mother, brother and sister. Her father...
Slice of life: My sister, my strength
Slice of life: My sister, my strength
We were born on the same day and month but she was older than me by three years. I remember not having a gift for her one year but I knew that she...
There’s more to racism than meets the eye
There’s more to racism than meets the eye
Academic and political analyst Sithembile Mbete taught me a simple but crucial insight into the true cost of racism. There is a lot intuitively...
Letters to the Editor: May 25 to 31
Letters to the Editor: May 25 to 31
I am a 23-year-old woman, who was an Equal Education member from 2008 to 2013.
Ebola vaccine put to the test in DRC
Ebola vaccine put to the test in DRC
The first case of Ebola ever recorded, in 1976, was near the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which flows into the Congo...
Editorial: At every level the state fails citizens
Editorial: At every level the state fails citizens
For three weeks now, the Mail & Guardian has reported on the business dealings of ANC spokesperson (and one time M&G intern) Pule Mabe....
Burning varsities: Responding to fire
Burning varsities: Responding to fire
Jonathan Jansen’s book, As by Fire: The End of the South African University, predicts an apocalyptic scenario, one that may well become...

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