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 2021-01-20 08:52 

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Somali troops may have been drawn into Ethiopia's civil war...

The Mail & Guardian spoke to Somalis about their relatives who disappeared after signing up for military training and fear they may have been killed The post Somali troops may have been drawn into Ethiopia's civil war appeared first on The Mail & Guar...

 2021-01-20 08:44 

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US-Africa policy can be reset under Biden...

A lack of nuanced, in-depth analysis has in the past led to policy blunders with disastrous consequences The post US-Africa policy can be reset under Biden appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-20 08:14 

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New tool finds best places to build wind farms to protect birds of prey...

Researchers say the computer model is a 'win-win' for eagles and wind farm developers The post New tool finds best places to build wind farms to protect birds of prey appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-20 08:02 

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A bowl of warmth in a time of need...

Soup for the Sick is nourishing hundreds of people too ill to cook for themselve The post A bowl of warmth in a time of need appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-18 19:00 

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Covid will decide if home refurb boom continues...

If herd immunity is reached and life returns to 'normal', people may switch spending to things they gave up and the desire to DIY may subside The post Covid will decide if home refurb boom continues appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-18 19:00 

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False hope of 'miracle' remedies...

Some people believe a drug used to treat parasites is a Covid cure. But science, not social media, is the only way to determine its efficacy The post False hope of 'miracle' remedies appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-18 15:27 

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Luxor Paints loses CCMA case, must pay workers R40-m in back pay...

Some of the 181 workers were dismissed for carrying sticks during a strike, others were dismissed even though they weren't at the picket, but were deemed guilty by association The post Luxor Paints loses CCMA case, must pay workers R40-m in back pay a...

 2021-01-18 07:19 

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Cryptic crossword 263 January 18...

Pit your wits against South Africa's original cryptic crossword The post Cryptic crossword 263 January 18 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-17 19:00 

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Bitcoin rules take edge off crypto-nite...

New regulations for cryptocurrency exchanges could boost investor confidence in such assets The post Bitcoin rules take edge off crypto-nite appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-17 19:00 

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An experiment in what school could be...

Two Limpopo principals will be helping to create radically reimagined communities of learning: schools as living systems The post An experiment in what school could be appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-17 19:00 

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Covid-19 vaccine will not be a magic bullet for the ailing healthcare system...

The pandemic is happening in the context of a healthcare system we have allowed to decay The post Covid-19 vaccine will not be a magic bullet for the ailing healthcare system appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-17 19:00 

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The inefficiency of the Gini coefficient...

To simplify complex inequality into a single statistic doesn't address how to accurately assess (or reduce) South Africa's large wealth divide The post The inefficiency of the Gini coefficient appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-17 19:00 

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Covid-19 on the rise in Zimbabwe...

The South African variant of the virus is 'clinically present', while a lockdown tries to limit new infections The post Covid-19 on the rise in Zimbabwe appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-16 19:31 

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Hungry for change: An open letter to African governments...

The pandemic has provided humanity with a taste of a future at the limits of existence, as well as an appetite for change The post Hungry for change: An open letter to African governments appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-16 19:30 

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The politics of the Zuma-Zondo showdown...

Any move made by the Zondo commission head or by former president Jacob Zuma must be calculated, because one mistake from either side could lead to a political fallout The post The politics of the Zuma-Zondo showdown appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ...

 2021-01-16 19:00 

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Poachers in prisons tell their stories...

Interviews with offenders provide insight into the structure of illegal wildlife trade networks The post Poachers in prisons tell their stories appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-16 19:00 

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Fuck this view, we're heading north: Reliving 'Mermaid Fillet'...

Mia Arderne's debut novel is, partly, a homage to place. Flashes of Cape Town's northern suburbs pop up, offering hazy solace to the characters. Phumlani Pikoli went along for the ride. The post Fuck this view, we're heading north: Reliving &#...

 2021-01-16 19:00 

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F*ck this view, we're heading north: Reliving 'Mermaid Fillet'...

Mia Arderne's debut novel is, partly, a homage to place. Flashes of Cape Town's northern suburbs pop up, offering hazy solace to the characters. Phumlani Pikoli went along for the ride. The post F*ck this view, we're heading north: Reliving &#...

 2021-01-16 14:00 

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Museveni declared winner of disputed Uganda election...

Security personnel out in force as longtime president wins sixth term and main challenger Bobi Wine alleges rigging. The post Museveni declared winner of disputed Uganda election appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-15 23:58 

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The Portfolio: Nocebo Bucibo...

Photographer Nocebo Bucibo explores the role of photography in the production of the Thokoza hostels as spaces The post The Portfolio: Nocebo Bucibo appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-15 23:55 

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'Joburg Noir' extract: 'Weep for Me, Willow' by Fred Khumalo...

Fred Khumalo's contribution to Niq Mhlongo's 'Joburg Noir' opens with a scene of five gangsters chilling around a braai The post 'Joburg Noir' extract: 'Weep for Me, Willow' by Fred Khumalo appeared first on The Mail & Guar...

 2021-01-15 23:52 

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Nompumelelo Ebronah Moholo: The first lady of jazz...

Mpumie Moholo (1947-2021), who passed this week, was the engine driving the success of her husband, jazz drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo The post Nompumelelo Ebronah Moholo: The first lady of jazz appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-15 23:47 

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Violet Gwangwa: Natural class, nurturing brass...

A builder of networks and a tactical freedom fighter, Violet Molebatsi Gwangwa nurtured not only the liberation movement, but also the creative spirit within her family The post Violet Gwangwa: Natural class, nurturing brass appeared first on The Mail & G...

 2021-01-15 23:43 

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Ma Rainey robbed of complexity on a 'Negro' path leading nowhere...

The life of blues pioneer Gertrude 'Ma' Rainey and her song Black Bottom have been turned into a film. Bongani Madondo laments its anticlimax The post Ma Rainey robbed of complexity on a 'Negro' path leading nowhere appeared first on The M...

 2021-01-15 19:00 

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Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates...

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule and lying empty The post Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates appeared f...

 2021-01-15 19:00 

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Children may benefit when parents share their digital gaming space...

Digital games can provide forums for diverse groups of people to come together, which is especially important while our physical activities are restricted The post Children may benefit when parents share their digital gaming space appeared first on The Ma...

 2021-01-15 19:00 

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly...

Africa's largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime The post Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-15 19:00 

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No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice...

Nomawethu Ma'Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre The post No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice appeared first...

 2021-01-15 16:17 

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Editorial: Campaigns in the time of Twitter...

Just as a "nobody" can spew falsehoods and propaganda on social media, so too can a political leader — only with more dire consequences. The post Editorial: Campaigns in the time of Twitter appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-15 15:08 

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Zuma won't appear before Zondo commission on Monday, say his lawyers...

Last year the commission asked the Constitutional Court to force the former president to appear. Although ruling has not been made, the summons remains valid, but Zuma's lawyers say they won't honour it The post Zuma won't appear before Zondo ...

 2021-01-15 13:44 

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Make Every Day Epic with Samsung Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+...

For users who demand a flagship mobile experience, with pro-grade camera innovations and top-of-the-line performance The post Make Every Day Epic with Samsung Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-15 12:15 

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Molefe blames Ramaphosa for Eskom's woes in statement to Zondo commission...

Brian Molefe guns for Cyril Ramaphosa, alleging that the president's relationship with Glencore was only a ploy to siphon money out of Eskom The post Molefe blames Ramaphosa for Eskom's woes in statement to Zondo commission appeared first on The M...

 2021-01-15 10:58 

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Death and anxiety rife at matric marking centres as schools reopening delayed...

Education department delays 2021 academic year as the Covid-19 death and infection rates rise rapidly, but assures 2020 matrics that results will be released on time The post Death and anxiety rife at matric marking centres as schools reopening delayed ap...

 2021-01-15 08:53 

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"No One Took Us Seriously": Black Cops Warned About Racist Capitol Police Officers for Years...

Allegations of racism against the Capitol Police are nothing new: Over 250 Black cops have sued the department since 2001. Some of those former officers now say it's no surprise white nationalists were able to storm the building The post "No One T...

 2021-01-15 07:50 

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Towards a People's Vaccine Campaign: A call to action...

Vaccinating a significant part of the population is the realistic way to defeat the pandemic, and this cannot be done by the government alone The post Towards a People's Vaccine Campaign: A call to action appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-14 23:03 

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Zondo commission: Lynne Brown reportedly says 'eish' when told of Zuma's alleged Eskom meddling...

More allegations against Jacob Zuma put before the state capture commission, as the questions the former president will have to answer when he appears next week continue to stack up The post Zondo commission: Lynne Brown reportedly says 'eish' whe...

 2021-01-14 22:22 

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15 January 2021...

The Digital Edition is an exclusive product available to our subscribers The post 15 January 2021 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-14 19:01 

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Admissions soar as second wave tightens its hold...

The number of admissions drastically increased in the first two weeks of January, showing the highest numbers since the pandemic reached SA across Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape The post Admissions soar as second wave tightens its hold appear...

 2021-01-14 19:00 

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Life and death at the Beitbridge border post...

The seemingly endless queue at the Zimbabwe border post is not unusual, but Covid testing, a curfew and the Christmas rush stretched it for days. But no matter the obstacles, the trade to a country in economic crisis goes on regardless The post Life and d...

 2021-01-14 19:00 

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Wikipedia wants you to join the good side of the internet...

The collaborative online encyclopedia, which has become a reliable source amid a flood of misinformation, turns 20 today The post Wikipedia wants you to join the good side of the internet appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-14 19:00 

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WhatsApp panics as users flee to rivals in privacy boycott...

The encrypted messaging service is having to embark on some damage control after criticism about its new terms and conditions The post WhatsApp panics as users flee to rivals in privacy boycott appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-14 19:00 

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Ingonyama Trust to get a new board 'soon'...

The ITB's term ended about six months ago and the deadline to establish a new one has passed The post Ingonyama Trust to get a new board 'soon' appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-14 19:00 

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Medical oxygen suppliers see spike in demand...

According to data from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, the past two weeks have seen more than 650 patients having to be put on ventilators The post Medical oxygen suppliers see spike in demand appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-14 18:00 

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Khaya Sithole: World needs a shot in the arm, not its own foot...

Hedging and hoarding behaviour around vaccine access was inevitable, but it will be impossible for the global economy to recover until the majority of the world's citizens have been inoculated The post Khaya Sithole: World needs a shot in the arm, not...

 2021-01-14 16:45 

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No early jab for this wit ou...

Paddy Harper finds his ANC councillor has led him, but much like Donald Trump, it was down a garden path The post No early jab for this wit ou appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-14 16:05 

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Populism faces test in Uganda and Kenya...

Bobi Wine and William Ruto set out to upend the political status quo in their respective countries The post Populism faces test in Uganda and Kenya appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-14 14:27 

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Welcome to the everyday epic: Watch Samsung Galaxy Unpacked here...

Samsung brings us the new Galaxy S21, which is the ultimate flagship smartphone that empowers you to share your world and connect with the things and people that matter most. The post Welcome to the everyday epic: Watch Samsung Galaxy Unpacked here appear...

 2021-01-14 10:34 

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Calls for transparency in how KZN manages Covid-19...

Doctors, nurses, undertakers and civic activists want national and provincial interventions that address the reality of the dire situation in KwaZulu-Natal The post Calls for transparency in how KZN manages Covid-19 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-14 08:11 

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HEAD OF FINANCE & OPERATIONS, Grow Great campaign...

Grow Great is recruiting for an experienced professional to head finance & operations for its zero stunting by 2030 campaign The post HEAD OF FINANCE & OPERATIONS, Grow Great campaign appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2021-01-14 07:12 

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Ugandans vote in charged election under internet blackout...

The internet went down on the eve of the vote, with some parts of the country reporting complete disruptions or significant slowdowns, after one of the most violent campaigns in years The post Ugandans vote in charged election under internet blackout appe...

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