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Assassination pushes Burundi to the brink

Close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza, widely believed to be behind a spate of arbitrary arrests and killings of opposition members, gunned down.

Ten things about berets

With his usual flair for style, Julius Malema has dressed the active members of his new political party, Economic Freedom Fighters, in red berets.

Literary Festival 2013: The authors

The M&G Literary Festival features a lineup of well-known names from the worlds of media and publishing.

10 things about…Christmas

December 25 was also traditionally the birthday of the Persian god Mithra, known as the Sun of Righteousness and Lord of Light.

Ten things about Mangaung

Mangaung is the municipality in which the city of Bloemfontein is situated; the city is also erroneously referred to as Mangaung.

Ten things about James Bond

This year is the 50th anniversary of the James Bond movie franchise, which began with Dr No in 1962.

Ten things about Syria

The Mail & Guardian brings you ten facts you might have not konwn about Syria.

Ten things about defamation

The Law of South Africa dictionary defines defamation as a statement that "has the effect of injuring a plaintiff's reputation".

Ten things about social pacts

Social pacts grow from social contract theory, which goes back to the great Enlightenment philosophers of the 1600s and 1700s.

Ten things about presidential debates

The US debate tradition began in 1858 when, during the senatorial campaign, Abraham Lincoln challenged an opponent from the audience.

Ten things about national anthems

South Africa's national anthem is the only one in the world to contain stanzas in five different languages. Read more facts about national anthems.

Steve Biko trends on Twitter

While the world was tweeting about the new iPhone on Wednesday, South Africans were sharing thoughts about Steve Biko on Twitter.

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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