Six years on, police describe their horror as ‘rogue’ officers mowed down Marikana strikers
Chilling emails suggest Vusi Mhlanzi was on the cusp of exposing top officials before he was killed
“It was the simple things I experienced there that really made me live my blackness; my Africanness”
Dirk Toto and his sister Rina Ndara are to lodge a claim on the land where Maremane once stood and where their ancestors are buried. They hope to return the remains of their grandfather, freedom fighter Makgolokwe Toto, who died on Robben Island
The mayor lives to fight another day as the opposition scold DA’s ‘racism’
Supporters of Free State premier hopeful Thabo Manyoni are planning to push for the reinstatement of the 200 fraud and corruption charges against his main political opponent, arts and culture MEC Mathabo Leeto.
The controversial — and award-winning — film can now only be screened in adult-only cinemas
The price tag on pupils’ outfits has parents up in arms but suppliers say they’re short-changed
It’s D-day but social grant beneficiaries are in the same place they were a year ago and key questions still remain
Andrew Mlangeni says the ANC’s integrity body gave Zuma a list of reasons to step down last year
An 11th-hour meeting between President Cyril Ramaphosa and Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has prompted speculation that she may be selected to take over as deputy president of the country
He worked his way up from poverty and imprisonment for his political beliefs to become the country’s leader but he will be remembered for a presidency that hurt the people
South Africa’s judiciary has been a thorn in Jacob Zuma’s side from the outset
Ajay Gupta did not appear in the Bloemfontein regional court and is regarded as a fugitive by the police
There was a time long ago, and not so long ago, when Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma represented the potential the liberation of an oppressed people held.
It was 1990 and a country teasing with the idea of that freedom was emerging. It was a time when the man ‘from the intestines of Zululand’ represented more than himself. Here is Zuma, in his own words, as recorded by The Weekly Mail, the forerunner of the Mail & Guardian
Years of underhand scheming were paying off handsomely but the very institutions Zuma sought to undermine were finally his undoing
Governments and even anonymous do-gooders are stepping in to fill the funding gap left by the US decision, but their pockets will never be deep enough
Those who oversaw the removal of mental health patients could face the full wrath of the law as could those standing by as KZN’s cancer care fails.
Zimbabwe’s Morgan Tsvangirai, a man of the people who for decades defied the regime, has died.
In the wake of his death, many glowing words will be written and spoken about Morgan Tsvangirai. He deserves them. But he also made mistakes and we need to talk about them.
There is no way we can ever tell the post-independence story of Zimbabwe without mentioning Morgan Tsvangirai as a major cog. He moved an era.
The Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership was established more than a decade ago, with the aim of recognising and rewarding exceptional African leadership. Too often, it has risked achieving the opposite.
A legal ruling in Botswana has set an example for other countries in the region
They are using fashion and art — and meetings with traditional leaders — to foster acceptance
Like all good poets, Fumba Chama, aka Pilato, likes his metaphors. The Zambian rapper knows that imagery is more powerful than mere words — and, he is discovering, far more dangerous.
He has very little room to manoeuvre — and the ratings agencies will be watching very closely
Funds are eager to flood into new tech ventures, but the stakes are very high
Its share price has plummeted and investors are waiting for the results of an investigation
The vast sums of money preachers rake in have drawn the attention of the revenue service
“I usually fall asleep watching something on YouTube. One night iwas clips of an Oprah episode in which she spent a couple of days interviewing Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn. I was transfixed”
“Right now, I’m four chapters deep. I’m right in the middle of the 1985 State of Emergency in Cape Town — in a house with a 14-year-old Grace, her beautiful, distant mother and her abusive father — as she watches her parents’ love turn into habitual domestic violence”
Local myths, born of violence, can be subverted to reflect the new conditions of the black cultural imagination
Black Panther might depict a fantasy of the continent but its contribution to geekdom remains important.
Coming of age in the 1990s, an age when Hollywood and hip-hop were newly locked in holy matrimony, a fair share of our music listening was made up of motion picture soundtracks.
The appropriation of visual artist Lina Iris Viktor’s work in the video to Black Panther soundtrack song ‘All The Stars’ has become an international scandal following the publication of a New York Times article in which she says she declined participation in the film project due to unfavourable financial and artistic terms.
Cape Town, a parched city of rain worshippers and opposition contrarians, has in the past few years been refashioning itself as an art destination. New museums and art institutions have opened new spaces, among them the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, A4 Arts Foundation and the Maitland Institute.
If we purposefully make space for any group that has been prevented from participation and representation — pushed to the margins, or erased altogether from culturally-validated forms of public self-representation — we have to speak about why such extraordinary efforts are necessary. Inevitably, there will be those who do not believe that historical erasures exist.
As your dominance begins to crumble, here’s a helpful guide from the former powerless to your only guiding light — the stars
COMMENT & ANALYSIS
Cut the BS: The ANC sculpted its now-discarded presidential toy in its own, highly flawed image
In the course of his detailed self-exculpation (in procedural terms) this week, just ahead of his actual resignation, former president Jacob Zuma asked repeatedly: “What have I done wrong?” He said nobody in the ANC had been able to tell him what exactly his sins were. Now he may well have a point here: Why has the ANC not been able to enunciate all Zuma’s sins?
Our readers write in about how Caron van Zeil’s desire to restore Table Mountain’s Camissa spring is good from a historical perspective but it won’t solve Cape Town’s water crisis, and how the ANC has paralysed South Africa.
The final nightmare leading up to the post-Zuma era is over and the sun is shining
South African political history might one day record that the fate of modern-day ANC presidents owes many parallels with the story of Buendía.
Social justice must be Cyril Ramaphosa’s focus, resisting the corrupting influence of big business
The new president has tough decisions to make but Sisulu or Pandor are a shoo-in for his deputy
Eddie Koch was a relentlessly determined reporter and the people he wrote about mattered
David Beckham writes about the first day he got involved to fight one of the world’s oldest diseases.
Game theory is the study of working out, mathematically, what strategies to use in competitive situations. One of the simplest and most effective is called tit-for-tat.
Now that the deal is done, we can reveal some of the negotiating positions taken by the former president during the Zexit process.
A future artificial intelligence-assisted economy means education must get with the program
India’s captain is set on leading his own terms, no matter what his haters have to say
The four-time Tour de France winner was given a warm welcome in Spain despite doping claims
The price paid per game by broadcasters has dropped by a cool million euros