Katharine Child

iPad edition launches M&G into the future

The <i>Mail & Guardian</i> has launched its iPad edition, downloadable from the Apple store.

Poor healthcare for migrants ‘threatens public safety’

SA desperately needs to address the health risks posed by overcrowded detention centres and migrant deportation processes, a rights group says.

Glitz and good food in the name of peace

Four chefs promoted peace in the Middle East at an event "Taste of Peace", recently held in Johannesburg.

Pansy Tlakula confirmed as IEC chair

The Presidency announced on Tuesday that Pansy Tlakula is the new chairperson of the Independent Electoral Commission.

SA women having fewer babies

SA's population hit 50-million this year, but the country's population growth is considerably slower than that of Africa's 39 high-fertility countries

Teenage moms learn the hard way

Teenage pregnancy is common in rural Ingwavuma. Doctors at the nearby hospital say half the estimated 180 women who give birth are 18 and younger.

Turns out the New Delhi superbug isn’t all that super

The New Delhi superbug causing alarm in a Benoni hospital is probably more prevalant in SA than originally thought -- but not especially dangerous.

Cape Town rape crisis trust faces risk of closure

The Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust, which has helped more than 5000 women in the past two years, may be forced to reduce its services -- or close.

Mr Razzmataz and the Sunday papers

Twitter had mixed reactions about reports of Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula's affair with a model. Here's how it played out.

Judges benched in arms deal and Cele inquiry

Yvonne Mokgoro will no longer be heading the Cele inquiry commission, while Willem van der Merwe has stepped down from the arms deal probe.

Criminalising teen sex is getting us nowhere

The Sexual Offences Act of 2007, which criminalises consensual sex and kissing from 12 to 16-year-olds, is not helping HIV rates, a forum has heard.

Muammar and me

Gaddafi met an ignominious, ghastly death at the hands of his own people, but SA farmer Charl Senekal has only fond memories of the slain ex-dictator.


From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it