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This week, a grade seven scholar visited me with a notebook and 10 questions. She was completing an assignment and had decided to focus on “women...
Controversy overshadows annual State of the Newsroom report
Controversy overshadows annual State of the Newsroom report
The 2018 ‘State of the Newsroom’ report, an academic reflection on the state of journalism in South Africa, paints a bleak picture of the state...
From the archives: Thandi Modise, the knitting needles guerrilla
From the archives: Thandi Modise, the knitting needles guerrilla
This remarkable account gives a face and personality to that shadowy stereotype which we so often read about and fear, and which we understand...
Thandeka Gqubule hits back at Stratcom allegations
Thandeka Gqubule hits back at Stratcom allegations
Journalist Thandeka Gqubule has come out guns blazing to clear her name following the recent uproar over her alleged involvement in an apartheid...
Editorial: Turning the page at the M&G
Editorial: Turning the page at the M&G
For the last 32 years, the Mail & Guardian— and The Weekly Mail, its previous incarnation—has been South...
M&G needed now just as much as it was 30 years ago
M&G needed now just as much as it was 30 years ago
When the Weekly Mail started printing 30 years ago, Billboard magazine's top 100 songs for 1985 had George Michael and Wham! at number...
M&G's 'PC Review': How the internet changed 20 years ago
M&G's 'PC Review': How the internet changed 20 years ago
The headline looks quaint today: "Visit another world at the end of your phone". But 20 years ago this week, it was like a lightbulb was...
Honour outs revolutionary newsman
Honour outs revolutionary newsman
Irwin Manoim was the invisible editor. He was – and remains – a man of few words. He kept a low profile. Few people knew about him. But...
Looking back to where it started
Looking back to where it started
Corporate social investment has undergone enormous change since the Investing in the Future Awards was launched 25 years ago. The awards have...
Back to Black? Really?
Back to Black? Really?
In You Have Been Warned, Weekly Mail founding editor Irwin Manoim's history of the first 10 years of the newspaper that became the...
Cartooning no fun for Kentridge
Cartooning no fun for Kentridge
Depending how you frame it, the portrait of artist William Kentridge as a young man is not very flattering, his diverse forays into acting, movie...
'We won't advertise in your commie rag'
'We won't advertise in your commie rag'
Ad agencies gave us no advertising in the first two years, but they did give us advice.

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