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Q&A Sessions: African court ‘will be a tough job’ — Dumisa Ntsebeza

Lawyer, author and political activist Dumisa Ntsebeza talks to Nicolene de Wee about his appointment as judge of the African Court on Human and...

Gomba gone: Mabuyane removes Eastern Cape health MEC

Gomba’s axing comes after the province’s premier was instructed to deal with her

Editorial: Does the ANC give a damn about South Africa?

Citizens will continue to pay the price for the ruling party’s internal battles for control

Exile, exhilaration and Jonas Gwangwa’s case of the ‘South African Blues’

The 1990 documentary ‘South African Blues’ offers insight into the effects of exile on Jonas Gwangwa’s psyche

The Portfolio: Siphiwe Mhlambi on Jonas Gwanga, ‘a proper human being’

Siphiwe Mhlambi spent several years photographing his friend Jonas Gwangwa as he performed. Mhlambi spoke to the Mail & Guardian about their relationship

Q&A Sessions: ‘I’ll never vote ANC again’ — Ndileka Mandela

Ndileka Mandela, the first grandchild of Nelson Mandela, talks about her passion for rural development and that Covid-19 corruption and state capture evidence means she won’t make her X next to the ANC.

Who f***ed up SA?

This is an extract from the book 50 People Who F***ed Up South Africa: The Lost Decade by Alexander Parker and Tim Richman, with cartoons by Zapiro

Review: Sam Msibi’s perilous dance on the frontlines

Lensman Sam Msibi’s memoir, The Accidental Frontline Journalist, reveals a life irrevocably bound to South Africa’s history

A distress signal from Soweto in 1977

A Window on Soweto by Joyce Sikakane-Rankin provided insight during apartheid censorship

South Africa must revisit and refresh its idea of itself

Covid has propelled citizens into feelings of a new shared identity in which the historical force of ‘whiteness’ is fading into irrelevance

Dance with the ‘devil’: Why SA has fought off the IMF for so long

The ANC has, until now, always rejected going to the International Monetary Fund, which underscores how bad our economic situation is

‘Prisoner 913’: The long, zigzagging path to Mandela’s release

A new book draws on the secret archive of NP justice minister Kobie Coetsee to paint a detailed picture of the lead-up to Nelson Mandela’s release. Shaun de Waal spoke to co-author Riaan de Villiers

Cameroon is a ship without a captain

Ahead of planned protests, Cameroon’s main opposition leader argues that change is more urgent than ever

Yes, Cote D’Ivoire’s president is running for a third term. But this time it’s different

COMMENT: A senior Ivorian government official argues that President Alassane Ouattara is within his rights to run again

George’s holiday in Greece with Madiba

In his book 65 Years of Friendship: A memoir of my friendship with Nelson Mandela, George Bizos tells of their only holiday together

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‘Captured’ water utility exec holes up

Thami Hlongwa seems to be in hiding after a blacklisted technology company scored millions from Umgeni Water and the owner was murdered

Q&A Sessions: ‘Media isn’t dying, it’s changing’

Phuti Mahanyele-Dabengwa, chief executive of global internet company Naspers, has held senior posts in investment and development banking. She tells Tshegofatso Mathe about her family life in Soweto and her career, including with Cyril Ramaphosa before he went back to politics

Eight things you need to know about the vaccine rollout

About 80 000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine have arrived in South Africa out of the nine million procured — 300 000 to 500 000 are expected to arrive within two months

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