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Digital pioneer whose kindness stood out

Matthew Buckland, 1974-2019

Christianity is the enemy of Christianity

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng's call for religion to influence the laws that govern the country could lead to the oppression of other religions.

Fat cats fall out: Sisulu vs Kasrils

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu takes on Ronnie Kasrils and allows us insight into the truth of what it means to be an ANC politician, writes Chris Roper.

I’m over Outa

Outa's press release paints its opposition to paying tolls as a mighty crusade. But there are much more important battles to fight.

Pistorius ‘spike’ breaks journalism!

Chris Roper reflects on the end of traditional media and why we are the tabloid nation now.

The lies Nelson Mandela taught us

Chris Roper examines the myths and lies created by former president Nelson Mandela.

The day we broke Nkandla

In November 2009, Chris Roper and Mandy Rossouw stumbled upon the start of what would become Zuma's Nkandla home. Chris looks back.

‘White Widow’: Language as terrorism

A debate around the term "White Widow" has raged in the M&G newsroom, with some feeling it's racist. Chris Roper weighs in on the argument.

ANC: Devious or Dim?

The ANC claims they're vindicated by a Press Council verdict on a recent M&G headline. Play "Devious, or Dim?". You be the judge.

Looking Glass Wars: Lady Gaga, enemy of democracy

Lady Gaga disallowing news photographers at her concert is hardly a threat to democracy and the country's Constitution, writes Chris Roper.

Looking-Glass Wars: Ubuntu in the bathroom

A public discussion around Adriaan Basson's new book has given Chris Roper a sleepless night.

Little Heart breathes new life into Fetish

Little Heart is an album that will win Fetish many new fans, while remaining true to the dark vision that converted so many people at the beginning.

Die Antwoord is my pimp

Chris Roper says Die Antwoord's reaction to his review of their album "SOS" was a cry for attention from the South African audience.

Bob Dylan’s Tempest: A privilege to listen to

Chris Roper finds Bob Dylan's Tempest isn't a great Dylan album - and it doesn't have to be, because it's still one of 2012's finest offerings.

Comedy, that cruel mistress

Chris Roper was in the audience at Comedy Central's roast of Steve Hofmeyr. But the evening of laughter left him terminally depressed.

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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

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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

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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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