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No one should be as rich as Elon Musk

The reactions to Elon Musk’s billionaire status are evidence that far too many South Africans have not fully grasped the destructive consequences of inequality. Entrepreneur...

Department of basic education edges closer to releasing matric results

The basic education department has said that it is almost done with the marking process and that the capturing of marks is in progress.

Somali troops may have been drawn into Ethiopia’s civil war

The Mail & Guardian spoke to Somalis about their relatives who disappeared after signing up for military training and fear they may have been killed

US-Africa policy can be reset under Biden

A lack of nuanced, in-depth analysis has in the past led to policy blunders – with disastrous consequences

Racial bias against black medical practitioners ‘reflects fissures of an unresolved past’

The testimonials of black doctors have given credence to allegations of racial profiling. Of those listed on a Gems blacklist, 94% of general practitioners were black

R100-billion needed to staunch KZN’s water woes

Municipalities have failed to maintain their existing infrastructure for providing residents with water

How Zimbabwe’s footballers turned to ‘money games’ for survival

The unsanctioned, illegal matches provide much-needed cash after the cancellation of the regular season due to coronavirus

Tens of thousands skip India’s Covid vaccination drive

Government confirms two post-vaccination deaths, denies link to jab in one case while post-mortem report is awaited in another

Tunisia President Saied urges protester restraint on fourth day

Tunisian leader tells protesters in Tunis suburb to not let looters exploit their "poverty and misery"

Alexey Navalny timeline: From poisoning to prison

The Kremlin’s most prominent critic has returned to Russia, five months after collapsing on a plane

Starvation crisis looms as aid groups seek urgent Tigray access

Humanitarians sound alarm for millions of people in need of emergency assistance in Ethiopia’s conflict-hit northern region

Why prisoners are a priority in vaccine rollout

Inmates comprise a vulnerable group in society and they are meant to receive Covid-19 vaccines earlier than the general population. This has sparked debate locally and globally

False hope of ’miracle’ remedies

Some people believe a drug used to treat parasites is a Covid cure. But science, not social media, is the only way to determine its efficacy

Covid-19 on the rise in Zimbabwe

The South African variant of the virus is ‘clinically present’, while a lockdown tries to limit new infections

Covid-19 vaccine will not be a magic bullet for the ailing healthcare system

The pandemic is happening in the context of a healthcare system we have allowed to decay

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Why prisoners are a priority in vaccine rollout

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