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Sarah Britten

10 things that happen to you when you quit Twitter

This is what happens to you after you quit Twitter

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Avishkar Govender

Patriotism is the last refuge of the coward

There are many things that signal the virtue of cowardice. A prolonged and deep reliance on patriotism is just one of them. To say that the South Africa in which we now live is a project in progress is to deny two things. Firstly that the republic is the same republic as from 1961 and…

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Sarah Britten

The Magic of Yo-Yo Ma

I know that I am about to witness something magical, Yo-Yo Ma in concert at Kirstenbosch on February 8, 2020. I have been anticipating this evening, holding onto it like a talisman, ever since I decided to hell with it and booked crazily expensive tickets to see my musical hero. Things to look forward to…

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Avishkar Govender

Zille is gone, Twitter is empty

I do not have any reason to Twitter I joined just to follow Helen Zille I thought we’d have great adventures Propounding Liberalism’s virtues Then the haters and the hatred could Be defeated with rational looks At arguments and mindful logic applied To unwind, untangle and internalize The great social problems of the day The…

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Avishkar Govender

Alternatives

The worst thing about limitations on individual freedoms, rights and responsibilities is that they impinge upon your options, choices and decision-making. Take for example the decision to deploy ANC cadres to government, the public service, the public enterprises and the parastatals; this has wrought havoc in your life, making it impossible for you live, work,…

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Ian Siebörger

Eskom is bent

If Eskom is bent, what is it going to take to straighten it out?

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Mandela Rhodes Scholars

Metrics in Project SAA: What you measure matters

By Dale van der Lingen Inspired by the recent movie Ford vs. Ferrari, which retells Ford Racing’s overthrow of the ever-dominant Ferrari in the 1960s at Le Mans, and the Springbok’s epic turnaround to win last year’s Rugby World Cup, I’ve written this series of pieces to show that not all is lost with our…

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Hammanskraal crisis: Slow tender stops clean water flowing

Little has changed in Hammanskraal since the Mail & Guardian last visited the area in August

Little has changed in Hammanskraal since the Mail & Guardian last visited the area in August, when residents said the tap water had made them sick.

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More battles ahead for domestic worker unions

Florence Sosiba

Florence Sosiba, speaks to the Mail & Guardian about how important domestic workers are and exclusion in the COIDA

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