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No one should be as rich as Elon Musk

The reactions to Elon Musk’s billionaire status are evidence that far too many South Africans have not fully grasped the destructive consequences of inequality. Entrepreneur Musk was recently crowned the richest man in the world. The founder and chief of Tesla Motors sits on a total net worth of $195-billion. The rapid swelling of Musk’s […]

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Posted: 20 January 2021 | 6:08 pm

Department of basic education edges closer to releasing matric results

The basic education department has said that it is almost done with the marking process and that the capturing of marks is in progress.

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Posted: 20 January 2021 | 2:13 pm

The rare fairytale of Percy Tau

Through much hard work and a bit of good fortune, the South African attacker has converted a potential horror story into magic

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Posted: 20 January 2021 | 2:13 pm

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

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Posted: 20 January 2021 | 9:52 am

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

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Posted: 20 January 2021 | 9:44 am

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

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Posted: 20 January 2021 | 9:14 am

Soup for the Sick: A bowl of warmth in a time of need

Soup for the Sick is nourishing hundreds of people too ill to cook for themselves

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Posted: 20 January 2021 | 9:02 am

Racial bias against black medical practitioners ‘reflects fissures of an unresolved past’

Draft national health department guidelines will look to balance a doctor or nurse's right recuse themselves from performing abortions with a person's right to choose.

The testimonials of black doctors have given credence to allegations of racial profiling. Of those listed on a Gems blacklist, 94% of general practitioners were black

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Posted: 19 January 2021 | 8:13 pm

Q&A Sessions: George Euvrard, the brains behind our cryptic crossword

George Euvrard spoke to Athandiwe Saba about his passion for education, clues on how to solve his crosswords and the importance of celebrating South Africa.

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Posted: 19 January 2021 | 8:00 pm

Why great white sharks are disappearing from South Africa’s coastline

Government panel blames killer whales for the depleted population of great white sharks, but experts say overfishing is the big culprit that is not being addressed

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Posted: 19 January 2021 | 7:45 pm