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Gift Ngoepe becomes first African to ...

Gift Ngoepe, who became the first African player to appear in a Major League Baseball game on Wednesday, marked the occasion by getting a single in his first at-hat for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ngoepe, from Polokwane, entered the game playing second base in the fourth inning of the Pirates 6-5 win over the Chicago Cubs. […]

Google Doodle honours Enoch Sontonga ...

Google has graced its home page with an illustration of Enoch Sontonga wrapped in the colours of the South African flag. In honour of #FreedomDay in South Africa, we are celebrating Enoch Sontonga, the composer of Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika in our #GoogleDoodle. pic.twitter.com/cSd10imI4x — Google in Africa (@googleafrica) April 27, 2017 For many years before […]

Mabulu’s art of plundering phalluses

Why can’t I read this article?This article is considered premium content, which is available to subscribers only during the week of publication under the Mail & Guardian’s content embargo system. It’s our way of showing M&G subscribers that we appreciate their support. How does the content embargo system work? As a reader, you’re able to […]

Hawks arrest 23-year-old man for alle...

The directorate for priority crime investigation (Hawks) said on Wednesday they had arrested a 23-year-old man for allegedly plotting a coup and planning to assassinate officials perceived to be beneficiaries of state capture. Read the full statement below. During October 2016 the Hawks intercepted communication material of possible assassinations which were being planned where various members […]

South Africa has a new trade union fe...

The newly launched trade union grouping in South Africa – the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) – promises to be a voice for the growing numbers of unorganised and marginalised workers in the country. But, as the secretary of the South African Informal Traders Alliance warned delegates, Don’t break our hearts with false […]

What Mbalula actually said about the ...

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has denied  reports that suggested he encouraged South Africans to download radio personality Thabo “TB Touch” Molefe’s to report crime. So what did the minister actually say? At a press briefing on Tuesday, Mbalula outlined his plans to fight crime in his first 100 days in office.  He said: ”… the environment has […]

​George Orwell’s newspeak is reborn o...

COMMENT George Orwell (1903-1950), author of Animal Farm and outspoken critic of fascism and communism, coined the term newspeak. Newspeak, as distinct from oldspeak, is the language of self-styled progressive activists who gain power and become authoritarian. In his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, citizens who did not conform to political orthodoxy were arrested by “thought police”, […]

Family loses father and two children ...

On Saturday afternoon, a group of men stood near the gate of the Masilela family home in Verena, Mpumalanga, speaking in low tones. On the other end of the cement-paved yard, a row of old men sat, looking contemplative. The mood was sombre; the Masilela family had lost two children and their father, Mancani Wonderboy.  […]

Mbalula urges public to download Tbo ...

Police Minister Fikile Mbalula has urged the public to download an app by well-known radio personality Tbo Touch to help with fighting crime. News24 reported on Monday that it was alleged in court papers that Wandile Bozwana, a tender mogul and ANC benefactor from North West, who was shot dead in Pretoria in October 2015, […]

Press council exec director appeals o...

Joe Thloloe, the executive director of the Press Council of South Africa, has lodged an application for leave to appeal the hate speech ruling on a blog published by the Huffington Post South Africa calling for the disenfranchisement of white men. Huffington Post South Africa reported that Thloloe lodged the application on Tuesday .  The Press […]

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