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The arts sector is economic gold

Artists everywhere are self-publishing and performing through social media to get their voices heard.

Celeste Ntuli

Actress and comedian

3 Minutes with Langa Mavuso

M&G Friday caught up with jazz performer Langa Mavuso, who is putting old ideas of masculinity to sleep and breaking rules of music distribution.

Slice of Life: Learning from a place of failure

To find self-value in an industry that at times makes artists feel small can be a lifelong journey

​The Foxy Five: Issue-driven, thinly written but rich with potential

The creator of  ‘The Foxy Five’ deserves praise, but the writing could improve.

Entertainment news: Dineo Moeketsi’s alleged altercation, Pharrell makes SA happy

From Pharrell Williams's SA tour to Drake's new song with Beyonce, we look at the news that had us talking this weekend.

Entertainment news: Safta winners and Suge Knight have us talking

From the best actors and actresses at the Safta awards to Suge Knight collapsing in court, we've rounded up the news you might have missed here.

The Creative Showcase: Exploring the female gaze by Billie Zangewa

A weekly round-up of South Africa's creative community and projects, by Between 10and5.

Letters to the editor: May 30 to June 5 2014

M&G readers speak their minds about policies against European culture in the arts and EFF commissar Andile Mngxitama's open letter to Richard Branson.

M&G Newsroom: 28 January 2013

In our first edition we cover major news, talk all things tech, arts and culture, Africa and get insight from M&G editor Nic Dawes.

Fair and fabulous

M&G's arts editor Matthew Krouse takes us behind the scenes at the 2012 FNB Jo'burg Art Fair, which took place in Sandton at the weekend.

Oppikoppi 2012: The sweetest thing

Around 20 000 people descended on the dusty, rocking 'n rolling festival this year. Themed SweetThing, we ask people about their sweetest thing at Oppi.

Hip-hop or hip-pop?

Underground hip-hop artist Ben Sharpa, BlackNoise legend Emile, and ProVerb ask whether hip-hop is still relevant and whether it still talks to social issues.

The champion of African music

We chat to legendary musician Baaba Maal who is curating 'Africa Utopia', a series of African music events for the Cultural Olympiad as part of London 2012.

Soweto Theatre: A dream realised

The R150-million Soweto Theatre complex opens this week and forms part of an ambitious development plan to revive Soweto's cultural life.

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The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

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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