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The writing on the web: What the M&G is reading

What’s being read around the M&G newsroom? Here are some things we like. A lot.

Addicted to drug addiction memoirs

The first instalment of our drug edition looks at books that are easy to get hooked on – if you're into misery, redemption and excruciating honesty.

Why the geeks will inherit the Earth

The Grugq, who is pale, balding, boyishly pudgy and was dressed in a black golf shirt and a zip-up black jersey, looked like he had just woken up.

Best little bookshop in Braamfontein

With its bright, floor-to-ceiling window shopfront, the Wits Hospice Shop just might be the coolest thing in town, writes Tanya Pampalone.

A high-seas education

Growing up in the global yachting community made for a great memoir.

In cruise mode: Living the high life on the high seas

Tanya Pampalone boarded the Crystal Serenity bubble for the Black Sea to find out how the other 5% live.

Tanya Pampalone: I’m a fan of Zapiro, but…

Zapiro's cartoons are revolutionary, writes the M&G's features editor, Tanya Pampalone. But defending his latest is proving to be difficult.

Is this the end of the bookshop, or just a new chapter?

Bookstores around the world have been shutting their doors in the face of what looks a lot like publishing Armageddon. What's a bibliophile to do?

Champagne wishes and corrupted dreams

The top dogs of anti-corruption came out in force to support a new initiative. But can they make us all believe?

In a Dainfern state of mind

Life in Johannesburg's premier luxury golf estate has reached surreal perfection. But whose reality is it anyway?

Singing for his SUVs — and Kabila

One of the DRC's most famous musicians talks about the elections and singing for President Joseph Kabila.

DRC: And now for the bad news…

Death threats, assassinations, brown envelopes and politically aligned media owners. Being a journalist was never easy in the Congo.

High hopes and low blows in DRC election battle

Opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi takes on President Joseph Kabila in the DRC's November elections, and already there's blood on the streets.

Lightening up the fest

The LitFest brought out the M&G's core readership to witness some intellectually heady discussions. But what it lacked was a serious injection of hip.

That’s Dr Oprah Winfrey to you

The queen of talk became the queen of tears as the University of the Free State handed over a PhD, dubbing her a South African -- and a Kovsie!

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Madibeng has a ‘blatant disregard for the law’

The local municipality irregularly spent at least R443.8-million according to the auditor general’s latest report

Q&A Sessions: ‘I think I was born way before my time’ — Mamodupi Mohlala

The chief executive of the Estate Agency Affairs Board and the deputy chair of the SABC board, shares her take on retrenchments at the public broadcaster and reveals why she hates horror movies

Public protector’s ‘mistakes’ were made to nail the president, court hears

Busisiwe Mkhwebane discarded facts that were inconvenient to her when she investigated the CR17 campaign, Cyril Ramaphosa’s lawyers argued

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National Science and Technology Forum

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Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!

Nurturing expert teachers

There's a shortage of resources in many schools and it's important for teachers to understand that they are the biggest resource in a classroom

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Free data for your bank card spend every month will go that extra mile to help keep South Africans connected to their dreams

Introducing Greening the Future 2020

We highlight the work of those accelerating sustainable living in SA – at a vital moment for the environment

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation