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/ 20 December 2007

Shake-up in ANC national executive

<a href=""><img src="" align=left border=0></a>The African National Congress’s (ANC) new, 80-member national executive committee was announced at the end of the party’s 52nd national conference in Polokwane at midnight on Thursday evening. Topping the list with 2 845 votes (out of 3 605 votes cast) was Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

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/ 20 December 2007

Zuma: ‘There is only one ANC’

<a href=""><img src="" align=left border=0></a>"We cannot have a Zuma camp or a Mbeki camp; there is only one ANC. None among us is above the organisation or bigger than the ANC," said new African National Congress leader Jacob Zuma on Thursday as the party’s 52nd national conference in Polokwane came to an end.

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/ 18 December 2007

ANC: Zuma issue ‘difficult to deal with’

<a href=""><img src="" align=left border=0></a>Money, members, veterans and Jacob Zuma: at a press briefing on Tuesday afternoon at the African National Congress’s (ANC) national conference in Polokwane, secretary general Kgalema Motlanthe discussed his organisational report, delivered two days before, as well as several other issues concerning the ruling party.

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/ 17 December 2007

Sexwale steps out of ANC race

<a href=""><img src="" align=left border=0></a>African National Congress (ANC) heavyweight Tokyo Sexwale on Monday night declined his nomination to the position of national chairperson as the names of those in the running for the ruling party’s top six positions were announced. As predicted, Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma go head to head in the contest for party president.

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/ 14 November 2007

What has Jimmy Wales been up to?

"We are much better off in the long run by trusting each other," says Jimmy Wales, founder of free-for-all internet encyclopedia Wikipedia. He was speaking on Tuesday in Johannesburg at the inaugural session of the Innovation Series — an endeavour presented by iCommons, ITWeb, Mindshift and the <i>Mail & Guardian Online</i>.

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/ 23 October 2007

Lucky Dube fans pour hearts out on blog

After the death of South African reggae legend Lucky Dube last week in an apparent hijacking attempt in Johannesburg, much was said about the singer’s worldwide appeal — and a flood of responses to a blog on the <i>Mail & Guardian Online</i>’s <i>Thought Leader</i> website was further proof of his star quality.

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/ 31 May 2007

SA sex blogger calls it a day

Following two weeks of debate and legal wrangling about the identity and actions of an anonymous blogger publishing graphic descriptions of the sex he allegedly had with South African celebrities while working as a male prostitute, the blog has come to a sudden end.

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/ 9 May 2007

Game on, says Bullard in blog war

Name and shame them, says <i>Sunday Times</i> writer David Bullard of the more nefarious and less intelligent citizens of the ever-expanding blogosphere — "the sort of wackos who gun down their fellow students at university". Now an incensed blogging community is baying for his blood in what has been dubbed "Bullardgate".

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/ 27 February 2007

Email viruses rule the roost

Computer viruses spreading by email still ruled the roost last year, security solutions provider BitDefender said on Tuesday. The top 10 viruses propagated via email messages accounted for 55% of the total number of infections by BitDefender in 2006, with the infamous Netsky virus causing 13% of last year’s infections.

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/ 3 November 2006

I was a teenage superhero

The new drama series <i>Smallville</i>, starting on M-Net this week, takes the tale of <i>Superman</i>, adds a good dose of <i>Dawson’s Creek</i> and presents a wonderfully refreshing look at growing up with super speed and an invulnerable body, writes Riaan Wolmarans.

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/ 30 October 2006

M&G wins top award for Oilgate reporting

The <i>Mail & Guardian</i> has again been rewarded for its coverage of the Oilgate scandal. <i>M&G</i> journalists Stefaans Brümmer and Sam Sole, together with former staffer Wisani wa ka Ngobeni, share this year’s prestigious Vodacom Journalist of the Year Award with <i>Personal Finance</i>’s Bruce Cameron, it was announced on Sunday evening.