Lauren Clifford Holmes

Lake Chad: Where refugees flee from Boko Haram

The M&G's Lauren Clifford-Holmes reflects on her trip to Chad where she visited refugee camps filled with families trying to escape Boko Haram.

Tracing a life gone awry

Turner Adams, at the centre of photographer Gordon Clark's latest body of work, is an extraordinary subject.

‘Everyone’s view of Jo’burg is valid’

Kutlwano Moagi's exhibition <em>Split Façades,</em> curated by Thato Mogotsi, asks us to take another look at the heart of Johannesburg.

The importance of being Ernie

Gordon Clark's latest work, <em>Ernie Lastig Occurrence</em>, reveals life on the Cape Flats and the inevitable journey from childhood to gangster.

A short life, richly lived

Leon Botha, an accomplished South African painter and DJ, as well as one of the world's oldest survivors of progeria, died on June 5.

Beyond transgression

Accomplished painter and DJ Leon Botha, who died of heart complications relating to his rare progeria condition, died on Sunday. He was 26 years old.

Journalists call for Hammerl’s release

Friends and media activists have rallied to demand the release of Anton Hammerl, the SA lensman believed to be held by Gaddafi forces in Libya.

Emancipation takes pride of place

To be included in the Deutsche Bank Collection, is a big accolade for any artist. For SA artist and photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa, it's an honour.

Most viewed M&G multimedia of 2010

The most viewed <em>Mail and Guardian</em> multimedia of 2010, from the hilarity of the dancing striker to our exclusive series on refugees.

No end to Silva streak

Though he stepped on a land mine in Afghanistan, the show is not over for João Silva.

Change springs from deep in the past

Photographer Araminta de Clermont captures the profound transformation of young men after initiation, writes <b>Lauren Clifford-Holmes</b>.

Full circle in the city centre

Marc Shoul gives <strong>Lauren Clifford-Holmes</strong> the lowdown on the creative process behind Flatlands.


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