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Life on the edge: Stories from Zambia

For Zambian subsistence farmers losing a crop means going hungry, leaving few resources to spare when the health system cannot help them.

Oxfam’s cash trickle goes a long way in Malawi

Oxfam's money transfer scheme in Malawi gives vulnerable citizens access to basic foodstuffs. The NGO's <b>Nicole Johnston</b> visits the country.

Giving hope to children with disabilities

In an almost forgotten corner of Zimbabwe, the BaTonga people try to scratch a living from the dessicated earth of the Binga district.

No longer out of sight or out of mind

In an almost forgotten corner of Zimbabwe the BaTonga people try to scratch a living from the dessicated earth of the Binga district.

Africa’s brain gain

"Migration has been happening since time immemorial. The United States was built as a nation of immigrants. Migration happens. Fact."

‘You never forget the past’

Anne Marie fled the Rwandan genocide in 1994. But her new life in South African was shattered in the 2008 xenophobia attacks.

Finding family in a foreign land

Dosso Ndessomin knows all about xenophobia -- but he also knows how many South Africans are welcoming to foreign nationals.

‘The end of this story may be very sad’

Jacques Kikonga Kamanda is a gentle leader of refugees. But he wants the South African government to do its job -- and avoid catastrophe.

‘A jail you have to pay to stay in’

Safia (17) has never been to Somalia and lived in South Africa all her life. But her "otherness" is often used to exclude her.

Somalia’s loss, Johannesburg’s gain

As part of a series on xenophobia, the <i>M&G</i> presents the Sowda Hussen Mohamud story...

Xenophobia and the World Cup

While the nation may have rallied behind Ghana as "Africa's hope", refugees and migrants fear that come July 12 the solidarity may have withered away.

Somalis seek safety in numbers

Threats of more attacks on foreigners after the World Cup are already becoming a reality and many Somalis are fleeing to “Little Mogadishu".

Ancient ways in deep water

Climate change is affecting the annual Kuomboka ceremony of the Lozi people of western Zambia --Ancient ways in deep water and their way of life.

Basic learning an uphill battle

The war in Mozambique may have ended 18 years ago, but its legacy lives on in the classrooms of rural schools in Zambezia province.

Earthquake ‘swarm’ shakes Malawi

A series of quakes has left people too frightened to sleep indoors until a geological survey is concluded.

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Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

Gordhan tells Zondo how Moyane wanted to advance the objectives of state capture

The public enterprises minister is being cross-examined by Tom Moyane’s lawyers at the state capture inquiry, as both men seek to defend their reputations

Shadow of eviction looms over farm dwellers

In part two of a series on the lives of farm dwellers, Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni finds a community haunted by the scourge of eviction

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Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!