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Book extract: Media critique is not a crime

Journalists need to value criticism of their work to the same degree they value press freedom, argues Julie Reid in this extract from ‘Tell Our Story: Multiplying Voices in the News Media’ The post Book extract: Media critique is not a crime appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Journalism, The Guardian, Death Threats, Journalists, Openaccess, Julie Reid, Assasinations


Bobi Wine presents his presidential credentials

The Ugandan opposition leader believes he is best-placed to lead an opposition coalition The post Bobi Wine presents his presidential credentials appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Elections, Africa, Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, Tanzania, Opposition, Openaccess, John Magufuli, Kizza Besigye, People Power, Tundu Lissu, Chadema, Bobi Wine, Top Six


Nigeria’s anti-corruption boss arrested for corruption

Ibrahim Magu’s arrest by the secret police was a surprise — but also not surprising The post Nigeria’s anti-corruption boss arrested for corruption appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Corruption, Politics, Nigeria, Africa, Muhammadu Buhari, Openaccess, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, Top Six, Abba Kyari, Babagana Monguno, The Editors Picks, Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Department Of Security Services


An open letter to Burundi’s new president, Évariste Ndayishimiye

It’s time to deliver justice, Mr President The post An open letter to Burundi’s new president, Évariste Ndayishimiye appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Burundi, Openaccess, Pierre Nkurunziza, Evariste Ndayishimiye, Imbonerakure, Albert Niyondiko, Burundi Human Rights Initiative, CNDD-FDD, Désiré Ntahondabasigiye, Évariste Nyabenda, Fauzia Basesuwabo, Jean Bosco Ngabirano, Richard Havyarimana


Nine years later, South Sudan is still a nation in waiting

July 9 marks nine years since South Sudan became independent. But the promise of that independence has yet to be realised The post Nine years later, South Sudan is still a nation in waiting appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Human Rights, Africa, Independence, South Sudan, Human Rights Watch, African Union, Openaccess, Top Six, COVID-19


George Hallett: Nomad, raconteur and photographer who ‘became the camera’

The renowned South African photographer understood how to look for the tucked-away spaces that were the sources of both light and dark The post George Hallett: Nomad, raconteur and photographer who ‘became the camera’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Photography, Nelson Mandela, Obituary, Friday, Nomad, Openaccess, Apartheid, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Exile, Top Six, South Africa (country, George Hallett, Rashid Lombard, District Six, African Writers Series


Unfollow the leader: The Twitter campaign against Zimbabwe’s president

Campaigners urge Zimbabweans to unfollow the president on Twitter The post Unfollow the leader: The Twitter campaign against Zimbabwe’s president appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Africa, Social Media, Zimbabwe, Openaccess, Emmerson Mnangagwa, George Charamba, Top Six, Evan Mawarire


A place called home: Jazz and the new normal at the National Arts Festival

Several jazz offerings at the virtual festival focus on journeys and identity The post A place called home: Jazz and the new normal at the National Arts Festival appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Jazz, Friday, Openaccess, Migration Suite, Top Six, Cara Stacey, Dudu Pukwana, The Pelican, National Arts Festival, Louis Moholo-Moholo, Tshepang Ramoba, As-Shams, Jeroen van Vliet, Johnny Mekoa, Keenan Ahrends, Mete Erker


The fight for equality in domestic relationships goes to the courts

What could be a landmark case seeking recognition for a woman’s right to inheritance and maintenance in the event of her partner’s death, is currently being adjudicated The post The fight for equality in domestic relationships goes to the courts appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Marriage, Opinion, Courts, Gender Equality, Constitutional Court, Spouse, Openaccess, Top Six, South Africa (country, Women’s Legal Centre, South African Law, Common-law Marriage, Domestic Partnership Bill, Domestic Relationships, Intestate Succession Act, Maintenance of Surviving Spouses Act


IEC ready for elections despite budget and Covid setbacks

The Electoral Commission of South Africa said next year's local government elections will go ahead despite the pandemic as it has plans in place to keep employees and voters safe The post IEC ready for elections despite budget and Covid setbacks appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Elections, Budget, Parliament, Home Affairs, Openaccess, National Treasury, IEC, Department of Home Affairs, Independent Electoral Commission, Top Six, Local Government Elections, Tito Mboweni, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19


Eskom refers employees suspected of contracts graft for criminal investigations

The struggling power utility has updated Parliament on investigations into contracts where more than R4-billion was lost in overpayments The post Eskom refers employees suspected of contracts graft for criminal investigations appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Corruption, Parliament, Openaccess, Hawks, Eskom, NPA, National Prosecuting Authority, Siu, Special Investigations Unit, South Africa (country, The Editors Picks, Asea Brown Boveri Tenova Mining and Minerals SA, Basil Read, Bowman Gilfilan, Forensic Investigation


Locally built ventilators ready in two weeks as Covid cases rise

The companies making the non-invasive devices, which will create jobs and are cheaper than other types, include car and diving manufacturers The post Locally built ventilators ready in two weeks as Covid cases rise appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: National, Openaccess, SKA, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, The Editors Picks, COVID-19, coronavirus South Africa, National Ventilator Project, Professor Justin Jonas, South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (Sarao


Time to get tough on failing municipalities

Consequence management would deter ineffective, indifferent, non-compliant and crooked officials whose actions and attitudes prevent the efficient delivery of services to the public The post Time to get tough on failing municipalities appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Municipalities, Openaccess, Financial Report, 2018-2019, South Africa (country, Auditor General, Municipal Financial Management Act, Municipal Public Accounts Committee


Eastern Cape schools to only open for grades 3, 6 and 11 at the end of July

The province says the increase in Covid-19 cases has made it re-evaluate some decisions The post Eastern Cape schools to only open for grades 3, 6 and 11 at the end of July appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Schools, Openaccess, Eastern Cape, Angie Motshekga, Eastern Cape Department of Education, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, The Editors Picks, COVID-19, COVID, Themba Kojane, Fundile Gade


Consolidating democracy in Malawi: A case of recycled elite pacts?

Lazarus Chakwera’s ascent to the presidency was made possible by the nine-party Tonse Alliance, which included Mutharika’s former deputy, Saulus Chilima, as his running mate The post Consolidating democracy in Malawi: A case of recycled elite pacts? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Malawi, Openaccess, Democratic Progressive Party, Joyce Banda, Lazarus Chakwera, Mutharika, United Democratic Front, Bingu wa Mutharika, Bakili Muluzi, Malawi Electoral Commission, Malawi Congress Party, United Transformation Movement, Cashgate scandal, People’s Party, Peter wa Mutharika


Klopp and his Beatles move on from ‘Yesterday’

The wait was long and painful, from the endless jokes to that Steven Gerrard slip. But after 30 years Liverpool are finally Premier League champions of England The post Klopp and his Beatles move on from ‘Yesterday’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: England, The Beatles, Sport, Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Steven Gerrard, Sir Alex Ferguson, Jurgen Klopp, Klopp, UEFA Champions League, English Premier League, Openaccess, Top Six


‘Lesedi’: A bright star alights on Lulu Mlangeni

On stage hers is the powerful body always rippling with refined movement quality. Thanks to the documentary film on the vNAF programme, we learn that off stage Lulu Mlangeni's as powerful a force. The post ‘Lesedi’: A bright star alights on Lulu Mlangeni appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Friday, Openaccess, Top Six, Lesedi, Gregory Maqoma, National Arts Festival, Lulu Mlangeni, Luyanda Sidiya, Mama Nonku, Standard Bank Young Artist, Vuyani Dance Company


Ramon’s music is reliable and relatable

Rooted in the Cape Town sound, Ramon Alexander celebrates it’s genealogy The post Ramon’s music is reliable and relatable appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Cape Town, Friday, Openaccess, Ramon, Ramon Alexander, South Africa (country, National Arts Festival, Andile Yenana, Annemie Nel, Byron Abrahams, Robbie Jansen, Standard Bank Jazz Festival, Valentino Europa


Review: ‘Vukazithathe’, a portrait of the maskandi artist as a mentor and friend

Nthato Mokgata’s documentary ‘Vukazithate’, showing online at the National Arts Festival, tells an intimate story of his mentor and maskandi legend, Bhekisenzo “Vukazithathe” Cele The post Review: ‘Vukazithathe’, a portrait of the maskandi artist as a mentor and friend appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Music, Film, Documentary, Friday, Mentorship, Openaccess, Spoek Mathambo, South Africa (country, National Arts Festival, Maskandi, Bhekisenzo Vukazithathe Cele, Nthato Mokgata, Vukazithate, Bhekisenzo


Amadou Diallo will never be forgotten

Amadou Diallo, a Guinean man, was killed by NYPD officers 21 years ago. Today protesters still invoke his name as they fight for justice The post Amadou Diallo will never be forgotten appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, New York City, Africa, Netflix, Racism, Police Brutality, Nypd, Immigrants, Wyclef Jean, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Police Killings, Blacklivesmatter, Openaccess, Suzanne Plunkett, Amadou Diallo


Review: ‘Swan Song’, a brutally vulnerable performance

Buhle Ngaba’s ‘Swan Song’, showing online at the virtual National Arts Festival, explores the rawness of heartbreak, and of life The post Review: ‘Swan Song’, a brutally vulnerable performance appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Film, Theatre, Dance, Friday, Openaccess, Heartbreak, Black Swan, Swan Song, National Arts Festival, the Other, Buhle Ngaba


Review: ‘Making Grace Amazing’ — songs of resistance

Neo Myanga’s ‘Making Grace Amazing’ is one of the online offerings at this year’s National Arts Festival in Makhanda The post Review: ‘Making Grace Amazing’ — songs of resistance appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Music, Slavery, Friday, Songs, Amazing Grace, Openaccess, Hymns, Christina Sharpe, Neo Muyanga, National Arts Festival, Legitima Defesa, Making Grace Amazing, Tina Mene, Neo Myanga


Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders The post Demolition of hope in Hangberg appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Housing, Cape Town, Violence, Evictions, National, Openaccess, Human Rights Commission, Hout Bay, Top Six, Hangberg, City of Cape Town, South Africa (country, Angberg, Demolish


Cartoon: Carlos on respect for the law

It appears that those tasked with enforcing the law don't know it. The post Cartoon: Carlos on respect for the law appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Police, Cartoons, Police Brutality, Openaccess, Carlos, Bheki Cele, South Africa (country


Danger: Burundi’s new president

Évariste Ndayishimiye’s first speech as president, and the conspicuous absence of Burundi’s main opposition leader, do not bode well for democracy The post Danger: Burundi’s new president appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Democracy, Africa, Burundi, Openaccess, Pierre Nkurunziza, Evariste Ndayishimiye, Top Six, Agathon Rwasa, Burundi Elections, Burundi Government


Eusebius McKaiser: Let’s slay some academic freedom myths

Bigoted academics and shoddy or racist work are not above criticism — nor should they be The post Eusebius McKaiser: Let’s slay some academic freedom myths appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Racism, Academia, Openaccess, University of the Witwatersrand, Top Six, Academic Freedom, Eusebius McKaiser


We can’t expect learners and teachers to function optimally right now

It may well be that we have warm bodies in schools, but to think their minds are highly productive is a reach The post We can’t expect learners and teachers to function optimally right now appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Students, Education, Mental Health, Teachers, Schools, Openaccess, Education System, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Schools South Africa, coronavirus South Africa


International students need to be treated equally

Contradictory pandemic regulations could to be putting critical training in jeopardy The post International students need to be treated equally appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Travel, Students, Education, Schools, Universities, International Students, Learners, Openaccess, SADC, Southern African Development Community, University of Free State, Lockdown, Medical Training, Department of Higher Education and Training, Medical Professions, Coronavirus


Brawn vs brain: New study finds racial bias in football commentary

The findings suggest old prejudices – such as a white player is a keen strategist and the black player a raw athlete – are still very much alive in the game The post Brawn vs brain: New study finds racial bias in football commentary appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Sport, Racism, Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1, BLM, Blacklivesmatter, Openaccess, Racial Bias, Simon Kuper, Football Manager, Peter Ndlovu, Bigotry, anti-Black racism, Top Six, Football Against the Enemy (book


South Africa’s GDP contracts 2%, entrenches recession

Stats SA’s latest GDP figures show the country’s economy has shrunk 2% in the first quarter of 2020 The post South Africa’s GDP contracts 2%, entrenches recession appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Recession, Unemployment, South Africa, International Monetary Fund, Gdp, Gross Domestic Product, Openaccess, Stats SA, Tito Mboweni, South Africa (country, The Editors Picks, Risenga Maluleke