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 2022-01-16 17:00 

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Cycads are being 'loved to death' in South Africa...

The plants are seen as a status symbol by wealthy local and international collectors, which drives the lucrative and well-organised illicit trade The post Cycads are being 'loved to death' in South Africa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-16 16:00 

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Snap a butterfly and Whatsapp it to global census...

Butterfly and moth species, which are indicators of change in ecosystems, are declining with some becoming extinct. The post Snap a butterfly and Whatsapp it to global census appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-16 13:00 

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Ugandan writer charged for tweets about Museveni, son...

In one post, the satirical writer described Museveni's son, a general, as 'obese' and a 'curmudgeon' The post Ugandan writer charged for tweets about Museveni, son appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-16 10:00 

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Radical economic transformation 'bullshit' won't change lives of poor...

Lindiwe Sisulu and other power and prosperity seekers in the ANC had the authority to improve the lives of 'the people', but didn't The post Radical economic transformation 'bullshit' won't change lives of poor appeared first on Th...

 2022-01-16 08:00 

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Former quarry turned into haven for endangered UK birds...

With its reedbed wetlands, the marshy plain of the Fens near Cambridge has become an attractive habitat for the bittern, which was, until 2015, on the United Kingdom's red list of most-threatened species. The post Former quarry turned into haven for e...

 2022-01-16 08:00 

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'A weird new sort of fascism'...

'Trans-exclusionary' views are not unlawful. So what gives self-appointed enforcers the right to police what can and cannot be said about transgender people? The post 'A weird new sort of fascism' appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-16 08:00 

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Small businesses must be proactive in their tax affairs...

There are numerous means by which errant taxpayers can start the new year on a clean slate The post Small businesses must be proactive in their tax affairs appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-16 03:00 

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Terminally ill children suffer from neglect, say health experts...

Many of these children die without any palliative support and experience unnecessary discomfort and pain, unless an overburdened NGO steps in. The post Terminally ill children suffer from neglect, say health experts appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-15 18:00 

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World's crises are interlinked and need a global response...

The connections between health, climate change, declining public trust and democratic legitimacy, and geopolitical instability must be recognised The post World's crises are interlinked and need a global response appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ...

 2022-01-15 17:30 

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US cancer death rate drops by a third since 1991...

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States behind heart disease. The post US cancer death rate drops by a third since 1991 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-15 11:00 

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Family details four-year-old's battle with agonising neuroblastoma...

The Philbins are only now starting to come to terms with the death of their daughter, Gracie Rae The post Family details four-year-old's battle with agonising neuroblastoma appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-15 10:00 

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Our ancestors worked less and had better lives. What are we doing wrong?...

In an age of both untold prosperity and existential crisis, it's time to rethink work The post Our ancestors worked less and had better lives. What are we doing wrong? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-15 08:00 

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The harrying of Kathleen Stock...

The bitterly polarised controversy over the status of transgender people has spawned attacks on freedom of thought and speech at British and South African universities The post The harrying of Kathleen Stock appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-15 07:00 

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Ramaphosa's quick release of Zondo's report a bold but dangerous move...

Probe findings may result in little more than a Pyrrhic victory as kingpins go free The post Ramaphosa's quick release of Zondo's report a bold but dangerous move appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-15 04:00 

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Gungubele asks if Sisulu did not cross a line in law...

The minister in the presidency said there was a need for the government to do more to protect the judiciary The post Gungubele asks if Sisulu did not cross a line in law appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-15 03:00 

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Sassa security tender headed to court...

Lawyers have questioned why there was no objection period for the R181-million contract to guard four facilities. The post Sassa security tender headed to court appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-14 17:37 

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SA whistleblowers call for reform of Protected Disclosures Act...

Whistleblowers also want the introduction of compensation to a whistleblower for loss of livelihoods, income, life savings, pensions and reputations The post SA whistleblowers call for reform of Protected Disclosures Act appeared first on The Mail & Guard...

 2022-01-14 17:03 

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Giraffes stick their survival necks out...

New assessment puts their numbers in Africa at more than 117000, up by 20% since 2015. The post Giraffes stick their survival necks out appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-14 15:47 

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Blood supply is critically low and a rise in demand looms, says the blood service...

Instead of reaching a daily target of 3 500 litres, the South African National Blood Service is collecting only 2 300 litres The post Blood supply is critically low and a rise in demand looms, says the blood service appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-14 15:35 

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Proteas' hungry young lions drive SA to Test victory over India...

But black players have to battle the opposition as much as racist sections of South African media and fans — whose expectations demand they fail The post Proteas' hungry young lions drive SA to Test victory over India appeared first on The Mail ...

 2022-01-14 14:48 

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Amendments to the Schools Act proposes making grade R compulsory...

The Basic Education Law Amendment Bill has been tabled in parliament The post Amendments to the Schools Act proposes making grade R compulsory appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-14 11:36 

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Amendments to the Schools Act proposes making grade R compulsory...

The Basic Education Law Amendment Bill has been tabled in parliament. The post Amendments to the Schools Act proposes making grade R compulsory appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-14 11:30 

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Residents warned City of Joburg about deadly Goudkoppies landfill years before murders...

The residents live less than 500 metres from the landfill and have, for several years, complained to the city's various entities. The post Residents warned City of Joburg about deadly Goudkoppies landfill years before murders appeared first on The Mai...

 2022-01-14 11:04 

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UK: New 'partygate' revelations heap more pressure on PM Boris Johnson...

The British Prime Minister is fighting for his political future amid public outrage at the slew of revelations about similar alleged rule-breaking while the rest of the country followed guidelines — at personal cost. The post UK: New 'partygate&...

 2022-01-14 11:00 

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Agrizzi says he had more to tell Zondo...

Angelo Agrizzi told the M&G he was offered R50-million in 2018 to keep quiet about state capture. The post Agrizzi says he had more to tell Zondo appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-14 10:30 

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A plea from Zondo commission whistleblowers: 'We want prosecutions'...

Themba Maseko, the former chief government spokesman said it would be a very long wait for legislative reform, as urged by the Zondo report, to see the light of day if state capture culprits still in the state did not face the music The post A plea from Z...

 2022-01-14 09:02 

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Sidney Poitier: Stone cold when 'cool' was not even a factor...

Pioneer actor and activist Sidney Poitier, who died at age 94, alchemised the Black condition into a dignified on-screen presence in the 20th century. Bongani Madondo wrestles with his legacy The post Sidney Poitier: Stone cold when 'cool' was not...

 2022-01-14 08:52 

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The Lost Daughter explores motherhood's complexities...

Maggie Ggyllenhaal's new film is best viewed alongside its origin novel by Elena Ferrante The post The Lost Daughter explores motherhood's complexities appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-14 08:42 

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'Camouflage': Tales from the powerhouse of modern African writing...

An extended version of this anthology promises more writings from Nigeria's nooks and crannies The post 'Camouflage': Tales from the powerhouse of modern African writing appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-14 08:10 

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Cisco: Reimagining the future of healthcare...

Technology is helping to bridge the healthcare gap The post Cisco: Reimagining the future of healthcare appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-14 08:10 

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Values of African philanthropy can right social imbalance...

The field of philanthropy links directly to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals The post Values of African philanthropy can right social imbalance appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-14 08:01 

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Australia cancels Novax Djokovic visa again: immigration minister...

Immigration Minister Alex Hawke said he acted on "health and good order grounds on the basis that it was in the public interest to do so". The post Australia cancels Novax Djokovic visa again: immigration minister appeared first on The Mail & Guar...

 2022-01-14 08:00 

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A giant of the anti-apartheid movement has fallen...

Bhamjee's selfless dedication to the struggle against injustice is an inspiration for us all The post A giant of the anti-apartheid movement has fallen appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-14 07:16 

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Cryptic Crossword 310 January 14, 2022...

19A Stop University of Pretoria examination (5-2) The post Cryptic Crossword 310 January 14, 2022 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-14 06:00 

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Zondo was damned if he did, damned if he did not...

The attack by Minister Lindiwe Sisulu on judges as enslaved to a colonial mentally placed the acting head of the judiciary in an impossible position, fraught with politics, legal scholars say The post Zondo was damned if he did, damned if he did not appea...

 2022-01-13 22:05 

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14 January 2022...

The Digital Edition is an exclusive product available to our subscribers The post 14 January 2022 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-13 19:00 

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Soldiers plead for more air support in Mozambique's battle against insurgents...

Budget deficits limit the South African National Defence Force's ability to supply more aircraft for logistical support, attacks and evacuation The post Soldiers plead for more air support in Mozambique's battle against insurgents appeared first o...

 2022-01-13 18:00 

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Whispers of insurgency add up to a murky national security situation...

Concerns abound about the parliament fire, with insiders saying the timing was suspicious and the truth may never come out, while intelligence and security clusters are worried. The post Whispers of insurgency add up to a murky national security situation...

 2022-01-13 18:00 

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Timeline: state security-compromising attacks...

Eskom, parliament, constitutional court, looting could all be linked. 'We smell a rat', says Blade Nzimande The post Timeline: state security-compromising attacks appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-13 17:00 

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Viva Rastazeneca, viva!...

Lindiwe Sisulu's broadside isn't the only attack on SA's supreme law. The post Viva Rastazeneca, viva! appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-13 16:05 

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Private religious schools' beliefs in the balance as landmark case goes to court...

The outcome might have major ramifications for the autonomy of all private religious schools The post Private religious schools' beliefs in the balance as landmark case goes to court appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-13 15:35 

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Parliament fire suspect Mafe admitted to psychiatric hospital for evaluation...

Zandile Mafe appeared at the Cape Town magistrate court on Thursday morning before being taken in for observation. The post Parliament fire suspect Mafe admitted to psychiatric hospital for evaluation appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-13 15:08 

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Victory for motorists as court declares demerit system unconstitutional...

Outa says it is back to the drawing board for the government. The post Victory for motorists as court declares demerit system unconstitutional appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-13 13:09 

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Brace for above inflation electricity hike and municipalities' power grab...

The price of electricity could go up by 20.5% in April and an upcoming court bid could see users paying surcharges to municipalities The post Brace for above inflation electricity hike and municipalities' power grab appeared first on The Mail & Guardi...

 2022-01-13 10:55 

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Gauteng's property market lags other metros...

Broker survey shows bleak prospects for Gauteng in 2022 as coastal areas lead in commercial, retail and industrial property The post Gauteng's property market lags other metros appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-13 10:37 

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The 'prosperity gospel' excuses poverty and its true causes in Africa...

You can't tackle issues like poverty until you understand their root causes. Pastors who focus on self-enrichment through misleading their congregations misdiagnose these causes. That's dangerous. The post The 'prosperity gospel' excuses p...

 2022-01-13 10:26 

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How the pandemic can shake up African airlines for the better...

By embracing a single African air transport market, the continent could grow the aviation industry, create more jobs and allow people to travel regionally. The post How the pandemic can shake up African airlines for the better appeared first on The Mail &...

 2022-01-13 10:07 

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Editorial: Education failures are a failure for us all...

For the next three months we all must critically engage with the education sector to halt the flood of a generation slipping through. The post Editorial: Education failures are a failure for us all appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2022-01-13 09:14 

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'Be My Baby' singer Ronnie Spector dies at 78...

Ronnie Spector, the leader of the girl group the Ronettes and the voice behind immortal classics like "Be My Baby" and "Walking in the Rain," died after a battle with cancer. The post 'Be My Baby' singer Ronnie Spector dies at 78 a...

 2022-01-13 09:01 

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Twitter back in Nigeria after seven-month blackout...

The ban shocked many in Nigeria, where Twitter has had a major role in political discourse, with the hashtags #BringBackOurGirls after Boko Haram kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in 2014. The post Twitter back in Nigeria after seven-month blackout appeare...

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