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Myesha Jenkins: A sister who always said it with feeling

Poet and activist Myesha Jenkins (1948-2020) took her craft, including her teaching, extremely seriously

Obituary: The pointillist detail and zen brush strokes of Jürgen Schadeberg

‘Drum’ photographer Jürgen Schadenberg, who died on Sunday, displayed a profound humanism, writes his friend and sometime collaborator Hazel Friedman

George Hallett: Nomad, raconteur and photographer who ‘became the camera’

The renowned South African photographer understood how to look for the tucked-away spaces that were the sources of both light and dark

Credo Mutwa: Defying the sting of death

The highest honour that can be paid to Credo Mutwa is familiarising oneself with his output

2019: The ones who left us

From Uyinene Mrwetyana, Oliver Mtukudzi to Xolani Gwala, Mail & Guardian remembers those who have passed on

A life spent rewriting Africa

Binyavanga Wainaina was an exceptional writer, activist and human being

Digital pioneer whose kindness stood out

Matthew Buckland, 1974-2019

Salute to a giant African academic

Samir Amin was a fearless scholar whose ideas will long outlive him

The essayist who froze history’s quiet moments

David Goldblatt has left South African documentary photography incalculably richer, writes Niren Tolsi

Unchained spirit of Bra Willie

His sharp and progressive pen‚ he contributed in cutting open the oppressive blanket of the apartheid system to keep the liberation spirit burning.

Making photos, forging connections

Remembering Peter McKenzie, whose work spanned the breadth of his considerable creative imagination and highly political sense of social justice.

Obituary: Final bow for struggle stalwart

An all-rounder who led by example, a father figure and a warm comrade

Feisty professor ‘took life on the chin’

Craig MacKenzie Margaret Lenta, born September 2 1936, died November 5 2012

South Africa’s eminent prof of fossils dies

After battling a long illness, Professor Emeritus Phillip Tobias passed away on Thursday morning.

Robala ka khotso

The death of the youngest and most short-lived of the rain queens, Makobo Modjadji, this week has thrown the Balobedu nation into mourning. Mathole Motshekga, former Gauteng premier and legal adviser to the royal family, says the question of Queen Makobo’s daughter succeeding her has not yet arisen. A new queen will be chosen after a spiritual ceremony has been completed.

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