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The Weekly Mail was started in mid-1985 by a group of journalists who had been recently retrenched from the Rand Daily Mail and the Sunday Express, which had both closed down. The paper was run on a shoestring, but made possible by the revolution in “desktop publishing” of the 1980s. In the mid-1990s, a deal with the British paper The Guardian integrated that publication’s international content with the Mail’s South African coverage, beginning the process that would see The Weekly Mail become the Mail & Guardian.

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More than 50 women have accused Ebola aid workers from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and leading nongovernmental organisations of sexual exploitation and abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo, an investigation by the nonprofit news agency The New Humanitarian and the Thomson Reuters Foundation has revealed. In interviews, 51 women — many of whose […]

The post Women accuse aid workers of sexual abuse during the DRC’s Ebola crisis appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

Author: Kiri Rupiah
Posted: September 29, 2020, 6:10 pm

Last week’s tremor has anti-nuclear campaigners questioning the safety of Koeberg, although the nuclear facility said the plant is designed to sustain a magnitude-seven earthquake

The post Cape quakes no concern for Koeberg appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

Author: Kiri Rupiah
Posted: September 29, 2020, 6:00 pm
Palestinian and peace activist demonstrators are hosed by a water cannon during a protest against Israel's controversial barrier near the West Bank village of Bilin.

The United States is negotiating with African countries that will see them exchange Palestinian people’s rights for improved economic and trade conditions

The post US ‘brokered’ agreements on Israel: Wind of change or toxic blast of extortion? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

Author: Eyaaz
Posted: September 29, 2020, 3:10 pm
A new Global Witness report has revealed that environmental activists were killed at the rate of more than two a week in 2011.

They have played a crucial role in protecting biodiversity on their land but are largely relegated to the back seats in discussions at the local and international levels that aim to maintain ecosystems

The post A healthy Earth needs its indigenous people appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

Author: Eyaaz
Posted: September 29, 2020, 3:04 pm
As it stands, the law does not protect whistle-blowers adequately.

With corruption and fraud endemic in South Africa, whistleblowers have played a pivotal role in bringing wrongdoing to light. Despite their invaluable role to society, in most cases their own outcomes are harrowing and devastating. Mandy Weiner’s new book The Whistleblowers shares their stories. The following is an extract.

The post SA needs a speak-out culture and whistleblowers are recognised as patriots appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

Author: Eyaaz
Posted: September 29, 2020, 12:22 pm
About three million people aged 15 to 24 remain vulnerable in the labour market and are not in employment

The decline in employment has been accompanied by a larger increase in economic inactivity, resulting in a 42% expanded unemployment rate

The post ‘Lockdown quarter’ sees jobs bloodbath appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

Author: Eyaaz
Posted: September 29, 2020, 12:06 pm

Right of reply to How to whitewash colonial pain and trauma, published in the Mail & Guardian 24 September

The post River Club redevelopment is a triumph for the future of First Nations’ heritage appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

Author: Eyaaz
Posted: September 29, 2020, 5:22 am
John Steenhuisen

With reference to Eusebius McKaiser “The DA’s next leader should have a diverse political toolkit” (Mail&Guardian, September 23)

The post Steenhuisen remains simply the best appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

Author: Eyaaz
Posted: September 29, 2020, 5:00 am

The ANC has, until now, always rejected going to the International Monetary Fund, which underscores how bad our economic situation is

The post Dance with the ‘devil’: Why SA has fought off the IMF for so long appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

Author: Eyaaz
Posted: September 27, 2020, 7:00 pm
Mahlodumela Primary School had asked the education department for toilets six years before Michael Komape drowned in a crudely built pit latrine.

When the hard lockdowns kicked in it was discovered that 3 000 schools didn’t have an adequate water supply. But this is not a new problem

The post Time the state drilled down into water scarcity at schools appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.

Author: Eyaaz
Posted: September 27, 2020, 7:00 pm
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