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PODCAST: Bad blood in Graceland

In this Sound Africa podcast Lungile Sojini revisits the story of the Graceland album

This beautiful land is your land

Claimants told sad tales of dispossession but they are determined to realise their dreams

Rest in Peace

They left us in 2017

Writing Ray between the lines

Behind the legend, Ray Phiri was a deep thinker who was generous with his time and wisdom

Editorial: Hambani kahle, omkhulu

Ray Phiri and Johnny Mekoa survived apartheid, succumbing to mortality while leaving behind exemplary legacies.

May the sun never set on Ray

Ray Phiri was instrumental in ­creating the sound of a ­nation and a generation

Many rivers for Phiri to cross

Stimela’s beloved storyteller constantly indulged his thirst for learning and his quest for meaning.

Mystery of the lost Mandela song

Nic Hofmeyr tells the secret history of "The People Want Mandela" and how it has been salvaged for generations to come.

Zuma declares war on ANC’s ‘demon of factionalism’

President Zuma has plotted out the ANC's future, promising to defeat factionalism and "political demons" in the party, and to speed up transformation.

Great SA Song: Stimela – Whispers in the Deep

In this series, the <i>M&G</i> chooses songs that say something about what it means to be South African.

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SABC retrenchment process set to be finalised on Friday

At a portfolio committee meeting on Tuesday, developing a sustainable funding model for the SABC was top of the agenda

Slain top cop blamed for not cooperating with police

The widow of Charl Kinnear submitted a petition to parliament to find out why protection services were withdrawn before her husband’s assassination

Zuma not at court to hear his arms-deal trial start date

The former president’s lawyers asked last week that he be excused from appearing in person, although no such arrangements were made for his snubbing of the Zondo commission

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