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Most Gauteng, Western Cape schools in hotspots

Out of more than 25 000 schools in the country, 8 047 were in hotspots and 6 995 of these were public schools. And most of Gauteng’s and the Western Cape’s schools are in hotspots The post Most Gauteng, Western Cape schools in hotspots appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Education, Schools, Houghton, Soweto, Western Cape, Gauteng, Alexandra, Dobsonville, Top Six, Panyaza Lesufi, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, coronavirus South Africa, Mathanzima Mweli


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


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


Empire and environmentalism: The legacy of a brilliant maverick, Richard Grove

The prolific interdisciplinary scholar who worked on the periphery and challenged Eurocentrism also drew attention to the El Niño phenomenon and global warming concerns in Victorian times The post Empire and environmentalism: The legacy of a brilliant maverick, Richard Grove appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Australia, Opinion, Africa, Environmentalism, El Nino, St Vincent, Empire, University of Cambridge, Mauritius, Journal, St Helena, Barbados, MADEIRA, Montserrat, University of Sussex, Jawaharlal Nehru University


Inclusive cabinets don’t improve governance or reduce conflict

Research on 3 916 ministers in 23 African countries shows that cabinets are representative and that leaders select members to reduce internal threats from challengers The post Inclusive cabinets don’t improve governance or reduce conflict appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Nigeria, Africa, Guinea, Central African Republic, Cabinets, Top Six, African Cabinet and Political Elite Dataset, Regimes


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


Extract: Gunning for Bessie’s Head, from ‘The Terrorist Album’

The question of what made one a terrorist is easy to answer: any form of opposition to apartheid. Harder to answer is the question: Who made one a terrorist? Among the people in the album is novelist Bessie Head, who left South Africa for Botswana in 1964 to escape the “fatal feeling of doom” that […] The post Extract: Gunning for Bessie’s Head, from ‘The Terrorist Album’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Books, South Africa, Terrorism, Literature, Friday, Extract, Botswana, Apartheid, Bessie, NonFiction, Top Six, Security Police, Bessie Head, Jacob Dlamini, The Terrorist Album


Pandemic-induced human rights violations a double tragedy to humanity

The conflation of human rights violations and a pandemic leave the most vulnerable marginalised. Equitable and democratic societies are needed to fight against this The post Pandemic-induced human rights violations a double tragedy to humanity appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Human Rights, Nigeria, Africa, Uganda, Military, South Africa, Rape, United Nations, Zimbabwe, UN Security Council, World Health Organisation, Police Brutality, Rwanda, Botswana, Uhuru Kenyatta, Excessive Force


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


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


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


‘Ngibambeni, ngibambeni bomama!’ Refiguring Princess Magogo

The official historiography of Princess Magogo misses the nuances and influences of the many women in her life The post ‘Ngibambeni, ngibambeni bomama!’ Refiguring Princess Magogo appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Friday, Black Women, Zulu, Top Six, Magogo, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, South Africa (country, Princess Magogo, Makhosazana Xaba, Norma Masuku, REfiguring the Archive, Zulu Histography


Behind Ramaphosa’s rejection of the Copyright Bill

The poorly conceptualised and materially flawed proposed legislation was patched up instead of being rewritten. It will now go to Parliament, which should reject the Bill as unfixable The post Behind Ramaphosa’s rejection of the Copyright Bill appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Copyright, Constitution, Bill, Parliament, National Assembly, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, Top Six, South Africa (country, Copyright Amendment Bill


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


AU must keep momentum to end structural racism

The parallels between the African and African-American struggles for equality and justice are striking. The African Union needs to engage more vigorously with human rights entities to address global anti-black racism The post AU must keep momentum to end structural racism appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, African Union, Top Six


Dancer and queer rights activist Kirvan Fortuin’s final farewell

The slain dancer and choreographer was so much more than an internationally celebrated artist. They were also a proud queer rights activist and a beloved child and friend The post Dancer and queer rights activist Kirvan Fortuin’s final farewell appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Murder, Activism, Funerals, Dance, Balls, Homophobia, Friday, Trans People, Dancer, Lgbtqi, Top Six, Eulogies, Queer Rights, Macassar, Gender Non-conforming, Choreographer


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


The foundations of Afropessimism: A reading list by Frank B Wilderson III

Frank B Wilderson III recommends five pioneering books that contribute to the Afropessimist school of thought The post The foundations of Afropessimism: A reading list by Frank B Wilderson III appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Friday, Openaccess, Top Six, Frank B Wilderson III, Frank B Wilderson, Antiblack Racism


Beyoncé and the Heart of Darkness

Few black thinkers and creatives in the United States seem able to grapple with the implications of their Americocentrism in relation to Africa The post Beyoncé and the Heart of Darkness appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Beyonce, Africa, United States, Colonialism, Friday, The Lion King, Chinua Achebe, Donald Glover, Top Six, John Kani, Pan Africanism, Americocentrism


UN special rapporteur on the environment joins local air pollution case

The state is facing a court battle about big industry’s emissions and their link to poor health. This is a public health concern and the government must take action to save lives The post UN special rapporteur on the environment joins local air pollution case appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Human Rights, Environment, Public Health, Air Pollution, Pollution, Courts, Un, Air Quality, Toxins, Mpumalanga, Openaccess, Eskom, Top Six, David Boyd, Amicus Curiae, Groundwork


‘Athlete A’ exposes the ‘cruelty’ of the elite gymnastics machine

The Netflix documentary explores the system that created the conditions for decades of abuse The post ‘Athlete A’ exposes the ‘cruelty’ of the elite gymnastics machine appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Sport, Gymnastics, Netflix, Olympics, Sexual Abuse, Maggie Nichols, USA Gymnastics, Top Six, Larry Nassar, Steve Penny, Athlete A


Please don’t celebrate me: Nothing hurts more

The Netflix series Sex Education shows that whether you’re celebrating or vilifying “the Other”, it’s all part of the same subjugation The post Please don’t celebrate me: Nothing hurts more appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Netflix, Racism, Sexuality, Sex Education, Morality, Friday, Stereotypes, Objectification, Top Six, Subjugation, Teenage Sexuality, the Other


Chakwera has his work cut out restoring democratic rule that delivers for Malawians

The new president leads a party which was at the forefront of the country’s fight for independence from Britain and went on to rule during the 27-year dictatorship of Hastings Banda The post Chakwera has his work cut out restoring democratic rule that delivers for Malawians appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Democracy, Africa, Britain, Malawi, Openaccess, Lazarus Chakwera, Chakwera, Peter Mutharika, Top Six, Hastings Banda, Malawi Elections, Malawi Electoral Commision, Malawi Assemblies of God


In a bid to placate politics on race UCT fails to protect academic freedom

The University of Cape Town’s Academic Freedom Committee has let intellectual freedom down regarding Professor Nicoli Nattrass’s commentary in the South African Journal of Science The post In a bid to placate politics on race UCT fails to protect academic freedom appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Openaccess, University of Cape Town, UCT, Top Six, Academic Freedom Committee, South Africa (country, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South African Journal of Science, Nicoli Nattrass, Professor Nicoli Nattrass