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 2021-09-28 16:00 

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Q&A Sessions: Kagiso Rabada — 'When I retire, I will know that I gave my best shot'...

Kagiso Rabada talks to Eyaaz Matwadia about his love for music and production, how the lockdown affected him, and how he hopes to get back to his best The post Q&A Sessions: Kagiso Rabada — 'When I retire, I will know that I gave my best shot...

 2021-09-28 14:30 

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R. Kelly convicted of leading decades-long sex abuse ring...

He faces up to life in prison, a dramatic fall for the singer long praised as R&B's king The post R. Kelly convicted of leading decades-long sex abuse ring appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-28 12:39 

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State to subpoena and fact-check Agrizzi's 'illness' claims...

The National Prosecuting Authority will conduct its own probe into Angelo Agrizzi's claims of ill health, after he failed to attend court again The post State to subpoena and fact-check Agrizzi's 'illness' claims appeared first on The Mail...

 2021-09-28 11:26 

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UK puts army on standby as fuel pumps run dry...

Desperate motorists queued up at fuel pumps across Britain, draining tanks, fraying tempers and prompting calls for the government to use emergency powers to give priority access to healthcare and other essential workers The post UK puts army on standby a...

 2021-09-28 10:37 

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Is B-BBEE an anchor for democracy?...

Empowering the poor should be what underlies every debate and policy adopted in South Africa The post Is B-BBEE an anchor for democracy? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-28 10:18 

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Tigrayans are starving to death...

The famine that was feared has come to pass, and aid just isn't getting in The post Tigrayans are starving to death appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-28 10:16 

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Africa in brief: 18-25 September...

In the round-up: Covid-19; the obscenity of Western countries; closing schools for the rest of the year; and Samuel Eto'o declares his candidacy The post Africa in brief: 18-25 September appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-28 09:59 

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You just can't keep a good thing down: China bans crypto (again)...

China banned cryptocurrencies again, but this time the markets hardly noticed. What does this mean for the strength of crypto, and has China just made another big mistake? The post You just can't keep a good thing down: China bans crypto (again) appea...

 2021-09-28 09:58 

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France slashes visas for Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia in migrant row...

Immigration is shaping up to be a key issue in next year's French presidential election, when President Macron is widely expected to face off again against the far-right leader Marine Le Pen The post France slashes visas for Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia ...

 2021-09-28 09:51 

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North Korea fires 'missile', insists on right to weapons tests...

The projectile was fired from the northern province of Jagang into waters off the east coast The post North Korea fires 'missile', insists on right to weapons tests appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-28 08:49 

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Child marriage is a negative coping mechanism for millions of girls...

Many people do not see it as a crime, but rather a tradition they should follow without question. Regular school attendance can keep girls out of harm's way The post Child marriage is a negative coping mechanism for millions of girls appeared first on...

 2021-09-28 08:44 

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How to game Twitter's algorithm and hoodwink journalists...

It is possible to convince newsrooms looking for a topical story that something is news when it isn't, to dangerous effect The post How to game Twitter's algorithm and hoodwink journalists appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-28 08:25 

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R191m SAPS corruption case involving Phahlane delayed, again...

Former top cops file applications to contest the 'unreasonable delays' in their fraud matter, also known as the 'blue-light' tender The post R191m SAPS corruption case involving Phahlane delayed, again appeared first on The Mail & Guardian...

 2021-09-28 07:21 

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We will do better, ANC president Ramaphosa says in corrective manifesto...

At the ANC's manifesto launch, Cyril Ramaphosa promised to reduce unemployment, increase social security, and stamp out corruption in the party The post We will do better, ANC president Ramaphosa says in corrective manifesto appeared first on The Mail...

 2021-09-27 17:57 

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Young and jobless? Apply for one of 287 000 education assistant posts...

Education department urges young, jobless people to apply for teaching assistant vacancies The post Young and jobless? Apply for one of 287 000 education assistant posts appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-27 13:48 

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Officials implicated in arts council mismanagement will be brought to book — Mthethwa...

The National Arts Council vows that every cent from the sector's Covid-19-relief programme will be disbursed to artists, after auditors uncover maladministration The post Officials implicated in arts council mismanagement will be brought to book &mdas...

 2021-09-27 13:20 

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Covid-19 vaccine mandates: a constitutional balancing act...

South Africa's laws allow the government to implement mandatory Covid vaccinations but, if it chooses this path, it must do so responsibly The post Covid-19 vaccine mandates: a constitutional balancing act appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-27 07:03 

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Popularity will not guarantee mayoral selection — Ramaphosa...

ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has promised a more rigorous mayoral selection process, which will involve the party's top six The post Popularity will not guarantee mayoral selection — Ramaphosa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-27 07:00 

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Nowhere to turn for abused bakery workers...

After being chased away for asking for minimum wage, Gqeberha bakers who endured racism turned first to the CCMA, then to a political party, then to a union. None helped The post Nowhere to turn for abused bakery workers appeared first on The Mail & Guard...

 2021-09-27 06:57 

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Health director general suspended for alleged involvement in Digital Vibes contract...

After initially defending Sandile Buthelezi's personal leave, the health department has announced that he has been placed on precautionary suspension The post Health director general suspended for alleged involvement in Digital Vibes contract appeared...

 2021-09-27 05:00 

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Happy Jele has given 'The Ghost' much to smile about...

The Orlando Pirates captain may have reached one of the most significant milestones any player could hope for, but as a self-confessed achiever he has more dreams he wants to realise The post Happy Jele has given 'The Ghost' much to smile about ap...

 2021-09-27 05:00 

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For many SA women, home is hell...

Gender-based violence often takes place at home or in intimate relationships, taking a traumatic toll on victims, their families and friends The post For many SA women, home is hell appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-27 04:00 

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The Mental Health Care Act and the art of patient care corruption...

But, for greedy relations, unscrupulous lawyers and other "experts", it can be a license to plunder the unfortunate The post The Mental Health Care Act and the art of patient care corruption appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-26 16:00 

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Afrobeats conquer the world...

From Grammys to sold-out concerts, the West African music phenomenon is going mainstream The post Afrobeats conquer the world appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-26 15:38 

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EFF produces ambitious manifesto, promising land redistribution...

The EFF has made bold promises to root out corruption in ailing municipalities and redistribute land to the poor ahead of this year's local government elections. The post EFF produces ambitious manifesto, promising land redistribution appeared first o...

 2021-09-26 12:08 

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Township women: Invisible, formidable...

Many don't have a formal education or business literacy but they support their families and create opportunities for others The post Township women: Invisible, formidable appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-26 10:00 

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R350 social relief grant not enough to live on...

Nearly half of the population in South Africa — one of the most unequal countries in the world — is considered chronically poor. The post R350 social relief grant not enough to live on appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-26 09:00 

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Has South Africa reached a tipping point?...

At a time when unemployment and poverty must be tackled head on, our country appears rudderless The post Has South Africa reached a tipping point? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-25 19:56 

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Local government elections: Dear ANC, look before you leap...

In love, as in politics, look before you leap The post Local government elections: Dear ANC, look before you leap appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-25 18:00 

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US fashion contaminates Africa's water...

Untreated effluent from textile factories in in Lesotho, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius and Madagascar pours into rivers, contaminating the water The post US fashion contaminates Africa's water appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-25 17:00 

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Deep seabed mining a threat to Africa's coral reefs...

The deep oceans are a fragile final frontier, largely unknown and untouched but mining companies and governments — other than those in Africa — are eying its mineral riches The post Deep seabed mining a threat to Africa's coral reefs appea...

 2021-09-25 16:00 

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Komodo dragon faces extinction...

The world's largest monitor lizard has moved up the red list for threatened species, with fewer than 4 000 of the species left The post Komodo dragon faces extinction appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-25 15:44 

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DA says ANC's implosion has thrown local government elections wide open...

The DA launched its 37-page manifesto on a virtual platform under the banner "The DA gets things done". The post DA says ANC's implosion has thrown local government elections wide open appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-25 04:00 

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Didiza unveils plan to reverse Ingonyama Trust leases...

R39m to effect Ingonyama ruling The post Didiza unveils plan to reverse Ingonyama Trust leases appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-24 19:14 

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Mzwanele Manyi: The Zindzi Mandela of our time...

If Jacob Zuma is our Nelson Mandela, what does that leave Mzwanele Manyi? The post Mzwanele Manyi: The Zindzi Mandela of our time appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-24 19:00 

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South Africa breaking more temperature records than expected...

The country's climate is becoming 'more extreme' as temperature records are broken The post South Africa breaking more temperature records than expected appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-24 16:00 

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Environmentalists are trying to save South Africa's obscure endangered species...

Scientists are digging for De Winton's golden moles, working on the mystery of the riverine rabbit and using mesh mattresses to save the unique Knysna seahorse The post Environmentalists are trying to save South Africa's obscure endangered species...

 2021-09-24 15:00 

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Shadow states infest Africa's democracies...

Two recent reports show evidence that democracy in Africa is being threatened by private power networks The post Shadow states infest Africa's democracies appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-24 13:00 

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What can be done about our 'hidden hunger' pandemic...

The healthy-food famine does not fit stereotypical images of need, yet it can be addressed creatively The post What can be done about our 'hidden hunger' pandemic appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-24 12:25 

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The West owes Africa $100bn (at least) for climate recovery...

In fewer than three days, a US citizen emits as much carbon as a person from Chad or Niger does in one year. Such is the asymmetry in culpability for climate change. The post The West owes Africa $100bn (at least) for climate recovery appeared first on Th...

 2021-09-24 10:00 

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Environmental groups welcome China's pledge on coal...

Will China's end of coal finance be the final nail in the coffin for MMESZ? The post Environmental groups welcome China's pledge on coal appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-24 10:00 

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Local elections: More than 800 ANC candidate disputes remain unresolved...

Candidate court challenges loom for ANC The post Local elections: More than 800 ANC candidate disputes remain unresolved appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-24 07:00 

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No more cash for coal says FirstRand says...

The bank's chief risk officer says banks can't stand on the sidelines of the climate crisis debate The post No more cash for coal says FirstRand says appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-24 04:00 

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Zuma's health not relevant, says his lawyer...

With legal challenges to his medical parole looming, the former president's lawyers opted to first argue for the removal of the prosecutor The post Zuma's health not relevant, says his lawyer appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-23 19:00 

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Roads decimate West Africa's chimpanzee population...

The species face mounting pressure from roads and infrastructure development in Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone The post Roads decimate West Africa's chimpanzee population appeared first on The Mail &...

 2021-09-23 19:00 

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Resilience is forged in the crucible of crisis...

Some countries are placing the state at the centre to battle the problems caused by Covid-19 rather than relying solely on the markets The post Resilience is forged in the crucible of crisis appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-23 18:01 

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23 September 2021...

The Digital Edition is an exclusive product available to our subscribers The post 23 September 2021 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-23 17:01 

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South Africa gets major investment to treat Covid-19, TB, cancer, and HIV...

President Cyril Ramaphosa welcomed the investment, noting that it 'is a leapfrog to cutting edge technology' The post South Africa gets major investment to treat Covid-19, TB, cancer, and HIV appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-23 16:31 

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Mining industry vaccinates over 200 000 workers, mandatory vaccination not on the cards for now...

Minerals Council aims to get 80% of its workforce vaccinated by November The post Mining industry vaccinates over 200 000 workers, mandatory vaccination not on the cards for now appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-09-23 14:45 

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Despite inflation risks, the monetary policy committee keeps rates on hold...

Inflation rose well beyond the Reserve Bank's midpoint target in August The post Despite inflation risks, the monetary policy committee keeps rates on hold appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

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