In this fourth episode of The Last Afternoon in the Garden we go back to the communal garden one last time to reflect on everything that has happened. We seek out experts to try and explain the violence and confront a person from the past who has a different version of events.
In this third episode of The Last Afternoon in the Garden we are struck by incredible tragedy, but everyone involved pulls together, gets sensible and builds a strategy so they can win.
In this second episode of The Last Afternoon in the Garden we get deeper into the work of Mbale Kubheka, the determined attorney who is working to get a conviction for the assassination of Ayanda Ngila.
My investigation started as looking into an assassination, but became about land ownership in South Africa. I became increasingly aware of what it takes to achieve even small victories against powerful, established forces.
Ayanda Ngila was assassinated in the Ekhenana communal garden in Durban, South Africa, on the 8th of March, 2022. Ayanda was 30 years old and shot in broad daylight in the middle of the afternoon. He was fixing a water pipe in front of women and children and as he went down he yelled for […]
The corporatisation of SOEs has disempowered the South African public and benefited corporate power and private finance
A 6 Part Podcast Series #UnlockWomen about Money, Wealth and the balance of making it all work! Money, money, money! On July 5th, the Mail & Guardian, in partnership with African Bank, aired the inaugural episode of the #UnlockWomen Podcasts. Mikateko Chauke, African Bank’s Head of Strategic Communications & PR, shared her insights on money […]
In the 1980s Capital Radio 604 was more than just a cool station broadcasting from the hippy haven of Port St John’s on the Wild Coast. It’s small, but effective news team was based in Jo’burg, from where they tackled the state, one bulletin at a time
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For this mixtape Charles Leonard has picked his favourite subversive songs from around the globe and tells their fascinating and often curious stories.
It includes an infamous drinking song
In this episode Charles Leonard speaks to a city musician who’s just released an album through one of the most respected international record labels, explores how this brash mining town’s history can be heard in Jo’burg jazz, and finds out what makes someone open a new record store in the city
Charles Leonard is taken on a walking tour by the Rand Club’s first black, female chairperson. He also gets Jo’burg’s funniest stand-up comedian to tell him his funniest Jo’burg joke
In this episode Charles Leonard examines two types of Jo’burg noise: one made by religious humans in an inner city suburb, the other a familiar avian racket.
Charles Leonard asks three women from different backgrounds about the idea of being outsiders, about being Jo’burgers and what this city means to them
In this third episode of ‘This is Jo’burg’, Charles Leonard hears from a can-do homeless person who regulates traffic at intersections during the constant power cuts – he explains why he started doing it
Charles Leonard has picked 28 of his favourite songs from our continent. Be ready to be entertained, surprised and hopefully thrilled by his celebratory selection of old and new African tunes
The Ampersand Mixtape aims to bring back some of the original mixtape joy, albeit without the physical cassette and with an adapted format..
Self-styled podcasting celebrities – usually male – more and more frequently stray into journalism’s lane, but writer Khanya Mtshali probes the pitfalls of this using the examples of podcasts The Hustlers Corner and Podcast and Chill
The M&G looks at some of the key issues in the ANC that will undoubtedly make for robust conversation as the party congregates
The M&G chats with national executive committee member Nonceba Mhlauli on the ANC’s electoral reform and state capture findings
We chat with Gwede Mantashe on the days leading to the ANC policy conference and the root cause of corruption and state capture
The Mail & Guardian journalists discuss the step aside rule, its genesis and role in the ANC’s renewal programme with NEC member Pule Mabe
These are the illegal miners who are in constant battles with the government to obtain legal mining permits
Emmy-nominated actress Thuso Mbedu credits inclusivity, equality, and sustainability to getting her career to where it is today. As a Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South African, the actress encourages the youth to collaborate for a better future
The continent has so many stories and so many skilled storytellers who need a platform to reach a wider world
Should you exercise a lot, or a little? Should it be in the morning or at night? Follow this easy guide to heart health
Wellness coach Christine Phillips chats with the M&G business journalists about how to sustain a healthy wellness lifestyle
Travel influencer Dineo Zonke Maduna talks about travelling on a budget and becoming an influencer
Busi Selesho chats to the M&G business journalists and podcast editor about why she became a money coach and shares some tips to financial freedom
Journalists Emsie Ferreira and Lizeka Tandwa chat to Mmusi Maimane, Paul Berkowitz and Narend Singh about the state of the opposition
In this episode, veteran journalist Paddy Harper and political journalist Lizeka Tandwa chat to Mawethu Mosery and Vasu Gounden about riots and the elections