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South Africa’s advertising industry has a long way to go

White-owned advertising agencies need to change, but fundamentally, projects aimed at black people need to be given to agencies that are black-owned or have at least demonstrated that they understand the market

Hair to the rescue as oil spills blight coastlines

Synthetic materials are effective in mopping up oil but human hair is cheaper and is biodegradable

Whites should stop poking the lion

Dismissing black people’s pain is dehumanising

What’s wrong with the TRESemmé advert?

Is ‘fine and flat’ a compliment or an insult? Depends who you ask...

Paddy Harper: Anti-racism is the mane thing

What we want: Ramaphosa to cough up a hairball, racists in hair shirts and consumer boycotts that don’t turn hairy

Eusebius McKaiser: Arguments to challenge your inner racist

These three common responses to racism must be deconstructed until something ... clicks

The pencil test still colours the rainbow nation illusion

This latest racist hair fiasco is just one more thing that all the darkies in me are tired of defending and explaining

Can you spell ‘man bun’ in Futhark?

'In fact, combs are among the most frequently discovered relic of Viking society, indicating that they paid a lot of attention to their hair'

‘Woza Sisi’ tracks the ways of street hairstylists

Photographer and graphic designer Dahlia Maubane tracks the ways of street hairstylists as insight on how women use and negotiate urban spaces.

Felicia and my hair epiphany

"Seeing successful black women rocking different hairdos that I’d never seen before planted the love of hair into my soul"

Sans Souci Girls’ High School pupils protest against ‘discriminatory’ code of conduct

Black pupils at the school want the rules on hair and language to be scrapped.

Despite the advance of feminism, there’s still an ugly truth about keeping smooth

Females are still being told what’s in vogue – such as shaving pubic hair – and it’s less about being womanly and more about trying to stay girly.

Warfare and difficult hair days

Black women’s hair care is still fraught with shame and politics, to start with hairdresser's annoyance at customers not using chemicals.

Face the fro and say hello, gorgeous

Frizz is fine for men, but women must iron out or wig up? That sheitel ain't funny, girl.

Pubes, bushy pits and kink: Four women’s hair diaries

Ahead of #MGFridayBody, an edition on body politics, we tackle beauty standards by challenging women to grow their body hair. Here are their diaries.

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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

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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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