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Good week for women’s films

CINEMA: Andrew WorsdaleIN The First Wives Club Goldie Hawn as a ditzy, sexy screen star on the slippery slope of character parts pleads...

Holomisa appeals to Mandela for cash

Short of funds to fight his court battle, Bantu Holomisa has asked the president for his Transkei military pension, reports Stefaans BrmmerBANTU HOLOMISA,...

Thabo Mbeki under attack in affidavit

Mail & Guardian ReportersDEPUTY President Thabo Mbeki comes in for a scathing attack in Bantu Holomisa's court challenge against his expulsion from the...

Boy died for his piggy bank

They came as robbers to a house in Lenasia but they left as murderers of a young boy. Angella Johnson reports on the...

Ravan: Child of a special time

BOOKS: The latest from the literary worldCourageous anti-apartheid publisher Ravan is no more. TONYMORPHET pays tribute to those who first published JM Coetzee...

Key to an African intellectual revival

Claudia BraudePRIOR to one of the lectures of the three candidates for the position of vice- chancellor at Wits last week, I bumped...

Truth trickle becomes a flood

The truth commission's Alex Boraine said the confessions would start. Last week, the perpetrators began to tell their stories. In the latest in...

Matric exam leaks `plugged’

Matric exam leaks have resulted in large- scale reshuffling within the Gauteng Department of Education, report Joshua Amupadhi, Stuart Hess and David ShapshakSECURITY...

Pagad hampering crime battle

Rehana RossouwPEOPLE Against Gangsterism and Drugs (Pagad) campaign in Cape Town is beginning to affect police attempts to combat crime, the South African...

The not quite SABC show

Not Quite Friday Night is back on our TV screens with a change of name.ANDREW WORSDALE talks to the directorON entering the room...

Dizzie Lizzie and the vamps

FILM: Derek MalcolmIT IS difficult to imagine a sillier film than From Dusk Till Dawn, but the fact that it was written by...

Battle for five precious places

Andrew Muchineripi sets the scene for the qualifying competition that will determine which five nations represent Africa at the 1998 World Cup finals...

Labour’s new kids on the block

Despite the loss of many familiar faces in the labour movement, unions deny a lack of leadership, write Jacquie Golding-Duffy and Anthony KundaTHE...

State accident policy slammed

Mungo SoggotTHE shortcomings of state-sponsored accident insurance were highlighted this week in a case in which a paraplegic told a tragic tale of...

Pro-lifers will fight `to the death’

The anti-abortion campaign will not die down after the passage of the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Bill, pro-life groups vow. Rehana Rossouw...

How we planted the flag for Mandela

At last, Cathy O'Dowd's incredible story of the troubled expedition to Mount Everest, as told to David Beresford I USED to hate physical...

Pirates set to struggle in Soweto derby

SOCCER:Andrew Muchineripi`I'M a Pirate, I was born a Pirate and I will die a Pirate." Those were the words of an ardent soccer...

ANCman who went to his death singing

Policemen now before the truth commission shocked Harold Sefolo to death. His widow spoke to Stefaans BrmmerIT was 1965 in Witbank, and Lizzie...

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