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11 fresh African blogs to bookmark

The best kinds of lists are the subjective ones – much like the best blogs, writes arts and culture editor Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine.

Photography: The brothers who see a different world

Alexandra and Soweto's Pimville, Kliptown and Orlando are not usually names that conjure the hipster lifestyle, freedom, beauty or high fashion.

Gay girls in the web of hoaxes

Sexual kicks do not seem to be the reason two men posted as lesbians online.

Syrian lesbian blogger turns out to be a married man

Tom MacMaster's wife has confirmed that he is the real identity behind the <em>Gay Girl in Damascus</em> blog.

The best of Thought Leader

Thought Leader is our digital village that is home to the local blogosphere's greatest minds and loyal readers. Here are some of the year's favourites

Tweeters and bloggers show we do like Mondays after all

The first day back at work was always assumed to be the day we are most miserable, but in fact it is the second happiest day of the week.

M&G blogger clinches top blog award

<em>Mail & Guardian Online</em>'s Thought Leader blogger Azad Essa clinched the best political blog award at the SA Blog Awards ceremony last weekend.

Newspaper to bring blogs into the real world

Who says print is dead? A Chicago-based start up is hoping to revitalise the newspaper by reprinting blogs in hyper-localised free papers.

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Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Sassa disses disability grant applicants

Towards the end of level four of the lockdown, Sassa offices reopened for applications for old age pensions and childcare and foster care grants, but not for disability grants

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

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