Bloggers A-Z

Adam Haupt writes about film, media, culture and copyright law. He is an associate professor at the University of Cape Town and is the author of Stealing Empire: P2P, Intellectual Property and Hip-Hop Subversion (HSRC Press, 2008) and Static: Race &... read more
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Richard Calland -- known for his work with the Open Democracy Advice Centre and Idasa, and a Mail & Guardian columnist -- is in Ghana for the Africa Cup of Nations on a documentary film project, along with co-producer Lawson Naidoo. Read their ob... read more
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Alan Hammond is publishing editor of the Skills Portal, South Africa's most popular web portal for human resource management, training and skills development. When he's not trying to understand the inner workings of the national skills development st... read more
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Albert Bredenhann used to be the MD of Jump Shopping (www.jump.co.za), South Africa's leading online shopping search engine.

His passion for photography made him quit from IT and he decided to live his dream and are now one of South Africa's lead... read more
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Alexander Matthews is the editor of AERODROME, an online magazine about words and people featuring interviews, original poetry, book reviews and extracts. He is also a freelance writer, covering travel, culture, life and design. The contributing edit... read more
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Alison Tilley is an attorney working at the Open Democracy Advice Centre as the CEO. She specialises in right to know law. She is a founding trustee of the Women's Legal Centre, and has a keen interest in gender issues.... read more
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I'm chief technology officer at the Mail & Guardian. Like most of my titles, this one sounds entirely made up. The work load, alas, is entirely real.

http://alistairfairweather.com/... read more
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Alwyn Van Niekerk is a systems architect currently specialising in identity and access management, having written, designed, and architected many large-scale enterprise Java systems. He has a keen interest in Linux and OSS and the current next-genera... read more
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amaBhungane are the investigators of the M&G Centre for Investigative Journalism, a non-profit, public interest initiative to produce better investigative stories and plough back through internships and advocacy. On this blog, amaBhungane -- seas... read more
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Amanda trained as a journalist then spent eight years writing advertising copy in Cape Town before relocating to Joburg. She is now a social media strategist, which sounds far more important than it really is. Her bribe of choice is single malt whisk... read more
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Amanda Gouws is a professor of political science at the University of Stellenbosch and a commissioner for the Commission for Gender Equality. Her research deals with women and citizenship, representation and the women’s movement. She regularly writ... read more
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Amanda Ngwenya (aka Gwen Ngwenya) is a liberal (with a leaning to the classical interpretation). She is passionate about speaking against impositions on the self-determination of the individual such as imposed collective identity, imposed morality an... read more
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Andrea has been actively involved in local and international digital marketing since 1997 and has worked closely with key global companies on their digital marketing strategies. As one of the pioneering architects of the SA digital landscape, Andrea ... read more
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Andrew is an occasional freelance journalist, wannabe rock star, passionate father and general layabout eking out a meagre existence in the heartless landscape of commercial print. He is hoping that someone heeds his desperate call and he lands that ... read more
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Andrew Human is the CEO of The Loerie Awards. He studied materials science and engineering in the 1980s. He liked his academic years so much that he remained a student for 10 years and was finally given a PhD in order to get him off campus. In the 19... read more
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Andrew Miller is a poet, freelance writer, satirist and brand consultant. He is the co-owner and co-founder of the Unity Gallery, a business-orientated art space based in the Joburg CBD. Miller is the author of the poetry anthology Hintsa's Ghost and... read more
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Angus is the founder of Brandsh Media -- a specialist mobile and social media agency -- and is closely involved with Cerebra Communications. He is active in the mobile industry and sits on Waspa's management committee, the mobile VAS industry's self-... read more
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Anja Merret lives in Brighton, United Kingdom, having moved across from South Africa a while ago. She started a blog at the beginning of 2007 and is using it to try to find out everything important about page ranks, traffic and all things internet-ma... read more
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Anne has 17 years experience as a journalist, mainly spent working for newspapers in Joburg before she joined the start-up team of Independent Online way back in 1999. She has been hooked to all things digital ever since. Now based in Grahamstown, sh... read more
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Anthea Paelo is an economist by day and a writer by night. One of her short stories Picture Frames won the Writivism award in 2013 and is published in an anthology titled Picture Frames and Other Stories. Follow her on Twitter @AntheaPaelo... read more
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Anton Harber is the Caxton Professor of Journalism and Media Studies and director of the Journalism Programme at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Harber has had a long career in journalism, media management and the training of jou... read more
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Anton Herbst is the MD of ACT (Advanced Channel Technologies), one of South Africa's leading IT consumables distributors. Overcoming obstacles with optimism and a smile is core to his business approach, and has accounted for the exponential growth of... read more
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Ari Sitas is a sociologist and writer, a senior professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (www.iols.ukzn.ac.za or www.global-studies.de) and an adjunct professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and at Freiburg University, Germany. He ... read more
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Ariel is an engineering graduate. He has never taken apart a washing machine or opened up a VCR. He studied engineering because he enjoyed maths and science... and because he wanted to know why buildings don't fall down, what makes car's drive and ... read more
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Arthur Goldstuck is a South African journalist, media analyst and commentator on information and communications technology (ICT), internet and mobile communications and technologies. Goldstuck heads the World Wide Worx research organisation, and has ... read more
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Arthur Attwell is a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow, co-founder of Electric Book Works and Bettercare, and founder of Paperight. He lives in Cape Town. On Twitter at @arthurattwell.... read more
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Brand man by day and full-time opinionated South African of Indian descent.
Football, cricket and F1 follower, trend watcher, series and film addict, motoring enthusiast, possible sociopath.
Johannesburg, South Africa
@ashish_za... read more
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A teacher in Cape Town.Interested in education,feminism and sometimes a bit of politics (with a small letter p)... read more
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31 Year old, Avishkar Govender lives and works in Durban, where he is an undergraduate political science student.... read more
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Azad Essa is a journalist at Al Jazeera.

He is also the author of a book called "Zuma's Bastard" (Two Dogs Books, October 2010)

Yes, it is the name of a book. A real book. With a kickass cover.




Click on the cover to find out more.

Y... read more
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Ben Cashdan is a filmmaker and television producer based in Johannesburg.... read more
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Ben Kelly is surveys editor at the Mail & Guardian. He moonlights as a technology pundit and is a regular contributor to the ZATech Show podcast. He can fake knowledge about almost anything, apart from theoretical physics because that ended badly... read more
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Ben studied at Wits, the Hebrew University, London School of Economics and University of Pretoria. He has two master’s degrees and has written four books on anthropology. He was the founding member of Jews for Justice, which took a stand against ap... read more
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Benita Moolman is a postdoctoral fellow and researcher within the Human and Social Development Unit at the Human Sciences Research Council.... read more
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Bernard Allen is passionate about justice, logic, humour, and the arts.... read more
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As an undergraduate student, Bert Olivier discovered Philosophy more or less by accident, but has never regretted it. Because Bert knew very little, Philosophy turned out to be right up his alley, as it were, because of Socrates's teaching, that the ... read more
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Bev Tucker began her media career as a cadet reporter on a daily newspaper that still had typewriters in the newsroom. Some years and several post graduate degrees later she finds herself running her business, Tree Media, from a cottage on a mountain... read more
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Beverley is an unconventional, energetic and dynamic entrepreneur. She is Co-Founder of Wixel and Mooblr.com. On the side she runs FeistyFemale.com (launching soon) and actively blogs on beverleymerriman.com all while maintaining her love-affair with... read more
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Bhekinkosi Moyo is trained in political science and currently shuttles between Southern Africa and West Africa. He works for TrustAfrica-a Pan African oriented foundation that works to secure the conditions for democratic governance and equitable dev... read more
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Bilal is a South African journalist with Al Jazeera English in Doha, Qatar.... read more
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The Mail & Guardian is featuring a series on acid mine drainage (AMD) in South Africa. This Thought Leader blog takes a behind-the-scenes look at each story, giving you a more in depth look at the relationship between mining and water and taking ... read more
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LLB (UKZN), MIBL (UCL, France). A student of Anarchism. I write in my personal capacity.
[email protected] / @Brad_Cibane... read more
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Brendan O'Neill is the editor of spiked, the "sassy, irreverent, UK-based online magazine of news and opinion", as the San Francisco Chronicle described it. He has been labelled "one of Britain's sharpest social commentators" by the Daily Telegraph a... read more
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Brendon is a songwriter from Bethlehem now living in Dublin. You can abuse him on twitter even @brendonshields... read more
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Brent Meersman is a writer based in Cape Town. His most recent novel is Five Lives at Noon (2013), and his previous novels are Primary Coloured (Human & Rouseau, 2007) and Reports Before Daybreak (Umuzi-Random House, 2011). He has been writing fo... read more
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Bridget McNulty is a passionate writer and editor inspired to help others start - and finish - their novels. She has a creative writing degree from the United States, and her first novel, Strange Nervous Laughter, was published in South Africa and th... read more
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In the real world Bronwyn is a freelance script writer, producer and researcher for radio, as well as TV and film documentaries. In her private life she indulges her long-term passion for home style, and keeps track of the latest developments in all ... read more
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A former journalist, in recent years founder and CEO of Absolute Organix.... read more
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Bryan used to be a doctor in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. To cut a long story short, he now lives in Ireland Australia, where he is attempting to write for a living, get into a funded PhD program, and mind his son.

He chronicles his progress here.... read more
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Candice is the founder and editor of
Athena, an interdisciplinary online magazine dedicated to ideas, people and culture

She has a master's degree in political theory from the London School of Economics, and thus can be most commonly found readin... read more
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Carol Freeman is a political activist and women's rights lobbyist, specialising in issues related to violence against women, rape and human trafficking for sexual exploitation. Her experience in this field has given her a particular understanding of ... read more
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Catherine Parker is a South African living and working in San Francisco, U.S.A. Besides her day job as an online marketer for a Silicon Valley Internet company, she is also a freelance writer.... read more
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Charl Norman is the web entrepreneur and freelance journalist behind online automotive titles such as the social network Zoopedup.com and the country’s leading auto blog, carblog.co.za.... read more
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Charlene Smith is a multi-award-winning journalist, author and media consultant. She has had 14 books published, one of which was shortlisted for an Alan Paton award.
Television documentaries for which she has worked have also won awards.
She has ... read more
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Chris Moerdyk retired as head of strategic planning and public affairs at BMW SA 10 years ago after not having succeeded in having a single affair in public. He is now a marketing analyst, whatever that may be, and semi-retired and living in Simon’... read more
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Chris Maroleng is a Senior Researcher in the African Security Analysis Programme (ASAP) at the Pretoria office of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). He joined the ISS in January 2002.

He is responsible for conflict analysis and early warni... read more
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Chris Allsobrook is a lecturer in philosophy at St Augustine College and a politics research associate with the University of Johannesburg. He is also managing editor for the social and political theory journal Theoria and serves a two-year-old child... read more
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Dr Christi van der Westhuizen is an award-winning political columnist and the author of the book Working Democracy: Perspectives on South Africa's Parliament at 20 Years, available for download at www.pmg.org.za.

Twitter @ChristivdWest;
Email chr... read more
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Picture Credit: "Doutor Sócrates" by James Campbell Taylor: @PennarelloNYC... read more
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Claire L Bell is a South African writer, journalist and trends researcher who lives between Glasgow, Scotland and Cape Town. She has been an Open Society Foundation for South Africa Media Fellow and has contributed to TIME magazine and most UK nation... read more
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Born and raised in South Africa Claudia has been fortunate enough to have lived in Sweden and South Korea. She's also backpacked extensively but has her academic roots in issues relating to inequality and identity. She has an MSc in the social studie... read more
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Coenraad Bezuidenhout has a masters degree in political economy and a decade's worth of experience in economic policy and public affairs. He currently heads up the Manufacturing Circle, a private sector lobby group representing - you guessed it - Sou... read more
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Conrad Steenkamp is a social anthropologist and writer.

In 1976 he and some friends founded a youth group optimistically dubbed "South African Youth and Future 2000". It brought together young people from different backgrounds for discussion and e... read more
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A PhD sociology candidate at the University of Cape Town who does not claim to represent anyone but his hat. Console Tleane got introduced to philosophy, sociology and literary studies at a young age and has never looked back. These got grounded in h... read more
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Craig McKune bought himself a bike to ride to work, but he peddled straight for the hills where it was quieter. He only rolled into the city occasionally to empty small bags of coins into the tills of Cape Town's bike shops. He was soon obsessed and ... read more
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Dale Imerman is the Marketing Manager at Financial Technology Solutions provider, Peresys (Pty) Ltd.

His interest in technology, media and web publishing often get the better of him outside the workspace.

Visit his free entertainment magazine h... read more
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Dale Williams lives a portfolio life. Working to bring out the best in people, he invests in individuals and businesses where there is mutual benefit. Investment comes in the form of time, expertise or money and returns are expected, either financial... read more
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Danielle Nierenberg, a food and agriculture expert. She is co-founder of Food Tank: The Food Think Tank (www.FoodTank.org). Twitter: @DaniNierenberg.... read more
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Danny Glenwright is a Canadian journalist and human rights do-gooder currently based in Johannesburg. For several years he has lived and worked in Africa and the Middle East, writing about human rights, gender issues and various other topics that get... read more
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Dario Milo is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Practice at Webber Wentzel, where he leads a team that focuses on media and information law.... read more
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Darren thinks that in the world of The Long Tail, 'Niche is Nice'.

Actually, he thinks 'Niche' really rocks.

Darren is a fundi on B2B media, technology stuff, and does things like hit small white balls, jump off cliffs and out of aeroplanes, r... read more
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Dave Duarte is an entrepreneur, educator and professional speaker specialising in digital media and marketing. He is based in South Africa, but regularly teaches internationally.... read more
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David Parry-Davies is editor and publisher of the Enviropaedia.

After 20 years in the corporate sector, in the City of London, David decided to pursue his lifelong interests in nature and environmental conservation.

After working for several y... read more
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David Smith (sometimes he puts an  L in the middle) likes radio.

He likes it a lot. He's not writing for Thought Leader as often as he'd like to these days because he's busy setting up an independent radio network for Somalia. Bar-Kulan ( meetin... read more
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David Saks has worked for the South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) since April 1997, and is currently its associate director. Over the years, he has written extensively on aspects of South African history, Judaism and the Middle East for lo... read more
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David researches and lectures in the field of security studies. He has a particular interest in the development of original thinking in the security and intelligence sphere, believing that too much of our thinking is unoriginal and imitates Western d... read more
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David Maimela holds a degree in political science majoring in international relations, an honours degree in the same field and is currently pursuing a master's programme in international relations focusing on SA's foreign policy.

He has done proje... read more
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David Smith is a world famous artist and a British Olympic hammer thrower. He is a curler for Scotland and Manitoba. A pro wrestler fondly known as the British Bulldog. A Canadian economist and a Mormon missionary they call the Sweet Singer of Israel... read more
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Deidré Baartman is currently an LLB student at Stellenbosch University and has a passion for Constitutional Law and Human Rights. You can follow her on Twitter @deidrebaartman or visit her website at www.legemetdemocratia.com .... read more
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Derek Daly is a freelance journalist, semi-retired DJ, former cinema owner and part-time double-glazed window-seller. In 1990 he won the Cape Argus Award for Best Writer in a School Newspaper. He was invited to do record reviews, but his articles all... read more
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Diane Awerbuck's first novel, Gardening at Night, struck it lucky. She writes textbooks and fiction (most recently, Cabin Fever) and reviews books for the Sunday Times. Her doctorate, The Spirit and the Letter: Warblogs, Trauma and the Public Sphere,... read more
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People have an innate need and desire to communicate. Be part of the great conversation and join us as we discuss issues around blogging, social networking and cyber identity raised at the second Digital Citizen Indaba, held on 9 September 2007 in Gr... read more
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Dion Chang is an innovator, creative thinker and visionary. He is a sought-after trend analyst, and while his feet remain firmly planted on African soil, he uses a global perspective to source new ideas, gauge the zeitgeist and identify cutting-edge ... read more
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Dipika Nath is a researcher and activist on LGBT and women's rights, and lives in Johannesburg.... read more
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Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation committed to medical care to people affected by crises including conflict, epidemics and disasters. MSF has been working in South Africa since 1999.... read more
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Don Goodson is a Fulbright Fellow based at the University of the Witwatersrand's Centre for Africa's International Relations. He was born and raised in New Mexico but has also lived in Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, Washington, DC, France, England, Botswa... read more
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Ambassador Donald Gips serves as the personal representative of US President Barack Obama in South Africa. Prior to his nomination by the president, Ambassador Gips had a varied career inside and outside of government. Notably, the ambassador served ... read more
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Dumi works with people.
He does not like boxes and pigeon holes, especially those that we like to slot others into in our minds. He tries not to judge or label anyone, and does his best to take everyone as they show up, and not as as he would have ... read more
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Dylan Rogers is a freelance journalist and television producer. A Rhodes University journalism graduate, he has spent 10 years in television sports news, with his time divided between the SABC, ETV and international sports news agency SNTV in London.... read more
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Ebrahim Harvey is a political writer and commentator, former Mail & Guardian columnist, former Cosatu unionist and final-year PhD candidate in sociology at Wits University... read more
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Ebrahim-Khalil is an independent public policy analyst and is Chief Editorial Officer (CEO) of Zapreneur - a platform to debate economic transformatiom in South Africa.... read more
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Eddie is founder and chief executive of Mainstream Renewable Power, a company actively developing more than 10 000MW of wind and solar projects across Europe, North America, South Africa and Chile.

He founded Airtricity in 1997 and was chief exe... read more
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Elaine Rumboll was appointed director of the UCT GSB's executive education portfolio in 2005. A former performance artist, internationally published award-winning poet, blues singer and academic-turned-businesswoman, Rumboll has an eclectic mix of sk... read more
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Born in Umtata, Ena completed high school in New Delhi before studying actuarial science at UCT. She has travelled to over 40 countries and has lived for extended periods in New Zealand, India, China, Germany and England.

Ena spent six years in th... read more
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Erik Hersman is an international technology influencer with a keen eye on the impact of mobile and web technology advancements across Africa. Read his blogs at AfriGadget and White African.... read more
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Eve Dmochowska spends her day playing on and with the Internet, and thinks it is a rather fun way to make money.

She is the founder of Crowdfund, a crowd sourced fund to help local online startups get off the ground, and of the Geekspace, Joburg... read more
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Extra-time! is a blog by international humanitarian medical organisation Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) staff and field workers during the Fifa World Cup in SA from June 7 to July 14 2010. It's an alternate view on the World Cup and shares the positi... read more
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Professor Fackson Banda is the SAB LTD-UNESCO Chair of Media and Democracy at the Rhodes University School of Journalism & Media Studies. He has published in the areas of political communication; media sustainability; media policy and new media. ... read more
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Ferdie Bester is founder and MD of ClickMaven, a leading Internet Marketing company in South Africa. He's a reformed accountant turned marketer and loves the fact that everything online can be measured.... read more
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Ferial Haffajee is the editor of City Press and a former editor of the Mail & Guardian... read more
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Ferrial Adam works in the environmental sector. She has worked on issues ranging from media and corporate accountability to radio astronomy telescopes and, more recently, issues of sustainable energy. The environmental sector has given her the opport... read more
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Fikile-Ntsikelelo Moya is an Orlando Pirates supporter who earns a living as an associate editor/sports editor for the Mail & Guardian. He has never made promises that his love affair with the Buccaneers will not affect his professional judgement... read more
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Fiona Ross, born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, graduated from UCT in 1996 with a Bachelor of Business Science degree. She worked at Unilever in its marketing division, before joining Added Value Marketing Agency in Cape Town. She started Learn to Lead with ... read more
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Fiona Snyckers is outrageously opinionated for a novelist-housewife. She is the author of the Trinity series of novels, and hopes to continue getting paid to make stuff up.... read more
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Gareth Setati holds a masters degree in electrical engineering and qualifications in business management and economics. He is a graduate of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute and is currently pursuing further studies there. He works in the ... read more
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Gary is Deputy Director at the Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership. He has been working with the Cape Town office since January 2011, having previously led SustainAbility's London-based think-tank function. He has advised several leadin... read more
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Durban photojournalist Gavin Foster writes mainly for magazines. His articles and photographs have appeared in dozens of South African, American and British publications, and he's also instigated and researched stories for Carte Blanche.

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Feminist, filmmaker, writer, poet, activist and author, Gillian Schutte has a degree in African politics, an MA in Creative Writing and a Film Director's qualification from the Binger Institute, Netherlands. Winner of the Award of Excellence for her ... read more
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Gino Cosme is a web & social media strategy consultant, a dabbler of things entrepreneurial, and a guy consumed by wanderlust. He's the founder of Cosmedia , trains, coaches and speaks on the local and international corporate circuit, and is ofte... read more
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Glenda Daniels is a senior lecturer at Wits Journalism, where she heads the State of the Newsroom project. She has been a print journalist in SA for over 20 years and started off her career at the then Weekly Mail newspaper as a trainee in 1990. She ... read more
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The human brain is made of atoms. Atoms consist primarily of empty space. It is fair to say, therefore, that my head is basically empty. That will please those of you who disagree with what I say until it dawns on you that your head is empty too.

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I have undertaken extensive academic studies in line with my interest in social innovation and technology in economic development.

Early on in my career, I opted to gain professional experience in some of South Africa’s largest corporations suc... read more
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Grethe Koen works as an online sub-editor at the Mail & Guardian, where she is somewhat the local office feminist. Despite that, she still shaves her legs and has a loving relationship with a male. She loves olives, lots of them. Her greatest fea... read more
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The Guardian's Africa blog and network showcases strong, sometimes conflicting opinions from inside and outside the continent in collaboration with a network made up of a dozen independent sites. Our partners include solo bloggers and group blogs fro... read more
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Guy Berger is a media academic/activist. He blogs about teaching journalism and new media. Find his research online and micro-blogging from conferences at http://www.twitter.com/guyberger... read more
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Gwen Dereymaeker is a researcher at the Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative, a project of the Community Law Centre, at the University of the Western Cape. She has previously worked in the field of international criminal law and international relat... read more
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Although Haji Mohamed Dawjee should be putting her degree in music to better use she suffers from stage fright so instead she spends her time at the Mail & Guardian as the social media editor. Besides pushing the M&G's stories on Facebook, Tw... read more
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Hansie Smit shares his first name with a famous cricketer he met briefly while streaking across St. George’s Park in 1998. He shares his full name with a dominee in his place of birth, Kimberley. He holds a matric certificate and a K53 driver’s l... read more
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Heather Ford is a South African working for an international technology non-profit called iCommons that brings together activists, entrepreneurs and academics to work towards a free digital culture.... read more
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Helga Jansen is a writer and lives amid the chaos, and beauty that is South Africa.... read more
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Hennie van Vuuren thinks that the world can do with more leaders that follow. He is head of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Corruption and Governance Programme based in Cape Town. These views are his own.... read more
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Professor Hussein Solomon lectures in the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria and is also Director of the Centre for International Political Studies. He holds a D.Litt et Phil (Political Science) from the University of South Afri... read more
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I am a political economist. In earlier incarnations, I worked as a journalist and photojournalist, and a professor of political economy. I rarely get time to write for this space as often as I would like to... I don't read comments. For more informat... read more
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Ian is an ardent optimist about constitutional change underway in South Africa. At heart he is a ‘hands-on’ engineer with experience across the research, construction, yacht-building and film industries. Ian currently works in rural obscurity on ... read more
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I'm a journalist, I like persimmons, I'm good with directions, and people think I'm short but it's actually an optical illusion.... read more
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Imraan Buccus is a university-based researcher in Durban. He is also a PhD Research Fellow at the Centre for International Development Issues, Radboud University, Nijmegen in The Netherlands. Imraan is the editor of Critical Dialogue, a journal on pu... read more
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Ines is a twenty-something living in Johannesburg, where the weather is always awesome and the traffic is always not so awesome. She tells stories about food, travels, pretty things, politics, the crazy world we live in and general games and geekery.... read more
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Isaac Mangena is a Chapter Nine Communicator slash activist. He has spent much of the past ten years of his life in a newsroom. He is a former TV and Newspaper journalist who focuses on African and international news. He previously worked for Media24... read more
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Israel Rafalovich is a journalist and analyst based in The Hague, The Netherlands. He covers European affairs and writes a weekly column on international relations.... read more
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Ivo Vegter writes and argues for fun and profit. He is a columnist, magazine journalist and apprentice model shipwright. In his spare time, he helps run a research company. He specialises in the tech and telecoms industries, but keeps a blog on polit... read more
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Jaco Barnard-Naudé is professor in the law faculty at the University of Cape Town. He holds the degrees BCom (Law), LLB and LLD from the University of Pretoria and an MA in creative writing from UCT. He is also a past recipient of the UCT Fellows' A... read more
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Janice Winter is programme manager of the Axess Programme on Journalism and Democracy. She has an M.Phil. in International Development from the University of Oxford, receiving a distinction for research on victims of political violence in Zimbabwe. S... read more
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Jarred Cinman is software director at Cambrient, South Africa's leading developer of web applications. He co-founded Johannesburg's first professional web development company and was one of the founders of VWV Interactive, for many years the premier ... read more
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Having spent the first half of his life in Swaziland, Jason earned a doctorate at the University of Virginia and now holds a fellowship at the London School of Economics. His research focuses on development, globalisation and labor, with an emphasis ... read more
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Despite being attention-starved as a child, Jason’s work has never been compared to Philip Larkin’s. A Bachelor in Journalism with Honours in publishing has taught him to tell, without a ruler, the difference between an en dash, hyphen and the ob... read more
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Jaxon Rice is a developer at Soup Consulting. By night he is the lead singer for a rockabilly band called the Diesel Whores. He blogs at http://jaxonrice.com.... read more
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Jennifer is a young feminist, activist and advocate for women's rights.

In 2010 she started a women's writing project called 'My First Time'. It focuses on women's stories of significant first time experiences. Buy the book on the site http://myf... read more
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Jeremiah Kure is a professional working in the corporate governance arena, based in Johannesburg. He is the founder of the Heights We Must Climb movement and a firm believer in a progressive Africa; an Africa not tied to her stereotyped past but one ... read more
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My story is one of adventuring out into the urban landscape, uncovering the unusual, the eccentric and unexpected treasures that lie hidden. Most of my time is spent in the city of Johannesburg, where I live.... read more
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Jocelyn Newmarch is an indecisive, opinionated and lazy hedonist. She enjoys reading up on obscure trivia, cooking vegetarian food and finding new injustices to be indignant about. She lost her work ethic several years ago and is still searching for ... read more
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Joe Makhafola spent the better part of his post-matric as a radio producer, presenter, a researcher for a current affairs television programme on SABC and a short stint as freelance journalist.

Though he has unfinished business with radio, his one... read more
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John is a blog novice who types really slowly, which generally keeps his thoughts short! He’s currently the MD of Virgin Money South Africa, but has in the past been at the helm of a few financial service businesses, managed a couple of turnarounds... read more
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You can follow John on Twitter if you like @fortyshort.
John Vlismas is an increasingly reclusive former hell-raising coke fiend and fall-down drunk. Now a scuba teacher and far better father; he is an award-winning anti-socialite, has played The... read more
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Jon was an Edward S. Mason Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government from 2010 - 2011, and holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration. He was awarded the Gundle South African Public Service Fellowship.

Jon is the speechwriter to Demo... read more
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In 1993, Jonathan Ancer cut his hair, took out his earrings and began compiling research on South Africa's right wing for the Independent Board of Inquiry into Informal Repression. Two years later, he completed a postgraduate journalism diploma at Rh... read more
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Jonathan Berger is a lawyer by training and a troublemaker by profession.... read more
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Jonty Fisher is a born marketer and a frustrated political pseudo-journo. He owns the integrated marketing agency, Traffic Integrated Marketing, as well as media company Mediaweb Online. He also authors the political commentary site, The Fishbowl.... read more
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Joseph Dana is a freelance journalist based in the Middle East and Africa. He has written for Le Monde Diplomatique, The Nation, GQ (Germany), London Review of Books and the Mail & Guardian among other publications. Dana also files radio reports ... read more
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Judy Sikuza is the programme and projects manager at The Mandela Rhodes Foundation in Cape Town. She is also an associate at Reos, a social enterprise that helps business, governments and civil-society organisations address complex social challenges.... read more
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Kagure Mugo is the co-founder and full-time curator of HOLAAfrica! She is a part-time pseudo-academic and part-time wine-bar philosopher. A nomad (who has been everywhere and belongs nowhere) with a firm belief that no-one will love Africa till she l... read more
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Kameel Premhid is a hack. He has opinions and writes about them. He dabbles in everything, which he shamelessly self-promotes, in an attempt to anger as many people as possible. He holds a BA and LLB from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and is readin... read more
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Kanthan Pillay is MD of the Yired group of companies and CEO of 99.2 Yfm -- 'GP's hottest frequency'.

Kanthan was born in 1961, Durban, South Africa; completed high school in Bangalore, India; and majored in Political Science, Princeton University... read more
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Kate Ferreira is a freelance journalist, writer and editor based in Johannesburg. She has worked in journalism -- and intermittently in communications -- since completing her degree at Rhodes University in 2005, including stints as the online editor ... read more
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Keith is a journalist at the Mail & Guardian Online and is, among other things, appreciative of sport... read more
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Suspended tenuously between the crushing weight of everything she is expected to be and the meanness of what she is, Khadija is inching herself out of a yawning chasm of mediocrity. Calling herself a writer would require she actually write something,... read more
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Former journalist gone to The Dark Side...
PR person, content specialist, and saver of reputations at Magna Carta PR agency -
@dijamagardie... read more
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Khaya Dlanga* By day he perpetuates the evils of capitalism by making consumers feel insecure (he makes ads). For this he has been rewarded with numerous Loerie awards, Cannes Gold, several Eagle awards and a Black Eagle.

Khaya has an ego-crushi... read more
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Kheepe Moremi is a strategy, innovation, marketing and turn-around professional with a broad range of experiences gained in different industry sectors (FMCG, Financial Services, Non Profit Making, Media, Utilities) and in businesses at different stag... read more
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Kimani Chege is a science journalist based in Nairobi. He believes science and pleasure can mix.... read more
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An African woman, which are inseparable parts of her being. A mother, with a passion for human life and well-being. Apart from being a part-time "professional black", she is also a liker of things and a lover of people, with no sense of humour. For i... read more
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Koos Kombuis is an Afrikaans columnist, bilingual author and retired rock musician. In spite of his numerous attempts to settle down and conform, his career has been dogged by controversy ever since he was banned from performing his anti-apartheid so... read more
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Kopano Matlwa Mabaso is a South African medical doctor, author and Rhodes Scholar. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Global Health Science at the University of Oxford.... read more
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Kristin Palitza is an award-winning, independent journalist, editor, media consultant and trainer. She is writing in-depth African features for the South African, German and UK print media and has worked within the newspaper, news service, online and... read more
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La Chica Grande is a peace-loving Africaphile who plans to spearhead a campaign to legalise polyandry. She likes books, horses, dark chocolate and men (in that order).... read more
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Lawrence Twigg is a former retail and banking executive turned consultant and part-time cynical blogger.... read more
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Lawyers for Human Rights is an independent human rights organisation with a 34-year track record of human rights activism and public interest litigation in South Africa. LHR uses the law as a positive instrument for change and to deepen the democrati... read more
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Lazola Ndamase is head of Cosatu's political education department. He is former Secretary General of SASCO.... read more
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Lee-Roy Chetty holds a Master's degree in Media studies from the University of Cape Town and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. A two-time recipient of the National Research Fund Scholarship, he is currently completing his PhD at UCT and is th... read more
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Lesley Perkes writes about the state of imagination, her general loss of respect for politics and big business with too few exceptions, eyesores, aesthetically pleasing moments of bliss. Every now and then she writes too about grave matters some peop... read more
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Lev David is a writer and creative consultant living in Jozi, South Africa. He works with grown-ups to help them create conversations that change things.

Lev finds serious people intolerable, is unable to distinguish between high-brow and low-bro... read more
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@LeviKabwato is a social and political commentator. His other areas of interest include media management, journalism, media freedom, freedom of expression in cyberspace, creative writing and radical philosophy.... read more
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Lihle Tshabalala is a young, former Mail & Guardian journalist who has also had a short-lived stint in broadcast journalism working for eNews Africa. Lihle has been part of life-changing events like the ANC's Polokwane conference and slept in ref... read more
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Lindsay Clowes is a feminist historian based in the Women's & Gender Studies Department at the University of the Western Cape. Follow her on Twitter @lindsayclowes... read more
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Lisa van Wyk is the editor of The Guide and the Mail & Guardian art and entertainment listings. She has managed to convince herself that jumping up and down at gigs counts as adequate exercise, and that eating peanut butter out of the jar when sh... read more
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Lisa Vetten is a research associate with the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER).... read more
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Professor Lizette Rabe holds a DPhil degree from Stellenbosch University and is professor and chair of the department of journalism -- the first woman to hold this position.

She began her professional career in 1979 as a reporter on the Naspers pu... read more
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Llew is the CEO of KeyJam.net, which specialises in corporate training that builds in-house web-commerce competencies and consults around contextualising developments in the web environment and its associated technologies. He was co-founder, head of ... read more
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Lloyd Gedye is a journalist at the Mail & Guardian who tends to focus on business matters and music in that order. When he wasn't allowed to include his music blog [www.isolation.tv] in Thought Leader, he decided he'll just have to start writing ... read more
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Loammi Wolf specialises in public law with a focus on transitional democracy, constitutionalism, state organisation law and taxation. She studied in South Africa, the US and Germany. She currently runs the initiative Democracy for Peace.... read more
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Louise is a freelance journalist and writer living in Johannesburg. She is particularly interested in topics surrounding social justice and gender rights. She's on Twitter as @frrlou.... read more
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Lucky Ntuli is a father of two boys and one girl. He grew up in Emdeni, Soweto. He yearns for the day boerewors will be available in all butcheries around the world and biltong will be accepted as the global standard for all dried meat.

He firmly... read more
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Lukas Muntingh is project coordinator of the Civil Society Prison Reform Initiative, a project of the Community Law Centre at the University of the Western Cape where he is associate professor. His current focus is on the prevention and combating of ... read more
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Lwandile Fikeni is a Cape Town based freelance writer.... read more
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This is the Mail & Guardian Online's Talkback blog, where every week we post a tough question about a hot topic in the news. Answer it, debate with others and have fun!... read more
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Malaika Wa Azania, an AU African Youth Charter Ambassador for the SADC Region, is a pan Afrikanist Socialist, a feminist and the founder of Afrikan Voices of the Left journal, a publication of Pen and Azanian Revolution (Pty) Ltd, of which she's the ... read more
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Mandeep Tiwana is the policy manager at Civicus. Mandeep specialises in legislation affecting the core civil-society freedoms of expression, association and assembly. Since joining Civicus in May 2008, he has been engaged in advocacy to protect and e... read more
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Mandela Rhodes Scholars who feature on this page are all recipients of The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship, awarded by The Mandela Rhodes Foundation, and are members of The Mandela Rhodes Community.

The Mandela Rhodes Community was started by recipien... read more
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Curious scribbler. Born again atheist. Author on training wheels. Poet novice. Amateur human. Collector of stories. Lover of the long form.

Mandy de Waal started writing at Thought Leader many years ago, and hasn't been able to stop. de Waal has b... read more
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Manqoba Nxumalo is a journalist, social-justice activist.

Follow him on twitter @NxumaloManqoba... read more
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Marius Redelinghuys is currently a DA National Spokesperson and Member of the National Assembly of Parliament.

He is a 20-something "Alternative Afrikaner", fiancé to a fellow Mandela Rhodes Scholar (which has made him fortunate enough to be the ... read more
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Martin Young is an ENT surgeon living an idyllic life in Knysna. He is a firm believer that "the unexamined life is not worth living", writes for a hobby and is happy to speak truth to power www.drmartinyoung.com or @MartinYoung... read more
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Matt spends part of his weekends writing a weekly preview of the global economy for the Mail & Guardian and a detailed preview of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa's outlook for The BRICS Post. During the week, he is a senior economis... read more
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Matthew Buckland is the former GM of the Mail & Guardian Online and co-founder of award-winning blog aggregator amatomu.com and editorial blog Thought Leader. He has worked in the online medium all his working life literally from its inception in... read more
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Max is a modern day muse to brilliant individuals, a social entrepreneur in the development of expert learning communities and people weaver.
She surrounds herself with fearless pioneers from various disciplines, in business, academia and culture, s... read more
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Melanie is a feminist activist and scholar. She collaborates with NGOs and donors on strategy, communications and research to advance social justice. Melanie has been extensively involved in advocacy to advance the rights of LGBTI people. She is wide... read more
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Mandela Rhodes Scholar. Fulbright scholar. California Institute of Technology. MSc in electrical engineering.... read more
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Mike Trapido is a criminal attorney and publicist having also worked as an editor and journalist.

He was born in Johannesburg and attended HA Jack and Highlands North High Schools.

He married Robyn in 1984 (Mrs Traps, aka "the government") and... read more
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I have returned to South Africa.

I now teach Economic History and Development Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. I am happy to be back after a couple years away. I had been teaching anthropology at a Canadian University, but Africa ca... read more
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Micheline Tusenius is a South African, presently but temporarily living in Washington DC, with her American husband and their two children. They last lived in Johannesburg in 2010, but visit South Africa often. Visit Micheline's blog, Watching in Was... read more
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Michelle Atagana is a PhD student attempting a social experiment on better yet economical filmmaking using the Nigerian filmmaking industry as the subject. She hopes to document her findings in a documentary, she is at the University of KwaZulu-Natal... read more
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Michelle Solomon is a sexual violence and rape survivor rights activist in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. She works towards realising rape survivors' rights to dignity, privacy, safety and justice in a country struggling towards an understanding of ... read more
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Mike is a young environmentalist. He is also very interested in issues relating to consumerism, consumption, and the capitalist system in Africa.

Mike also has his a worm farm, rides a bike to work, and doesn't own a television. He loves reading, ... read more
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Mike van Graan is the executive director of the African Arts Institute and is an adviser to Arterial Network, a pan-African network of artists, cultural activists, creative enterprises and NGOs active in more than 40 African countries. He is also an ... read more
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Miriam Mannak - born in The Netherlands and bred in Angola and Rwanda - set foot on South African soil in 2004. What was supposed to be a six-month casual fling grew into a long-lasting love affair with this country. South Africa has managed to captu... read more
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Mlilo Mpondo is a mother, writer and political science student. She hopes to rewrite the histories of the children we are yet to birth.... read more
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Mncedisi Mashigoane holds an MA in English (UCT) and PGrad Dipl in journalism (Rhodes). He is currently pursuing a PhD in media studies at Wits where he also lectures film and television studies.... read more
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Mohamed Nanabhay is the Head of New Media at the AlJazeera Network based in Doha, Qatar. He joined Al Jazeera in 2004 and is currently managing a team that is focused on engaging audiences through online communities and emerging technologies.... read more
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Mpho Maboi is a young woman who believes that the youth of South Africa have much business potential but are at the moment bogged down by their obsession with impressing their peers and are therefore stuck in the corporate rat race. In her spare time... read more
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Na'eem Jeenah is the executive director of the Afro-Middle East Centre, a research institute focusing on the Middle East North Africa region. His latest publication (as co-editor) is 'The PLO: Critical appraisals from the inside'. His other publicati... read more
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Nadia Sanger is a feminist researcher and writer. She writes about social and political identities, popular culture, not-so-popular culture, human and animal relationships, and the relationships between them. She writes in her own capacity.... read more
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Nastasya Tay is a freelance writer, television producer and photographer for various broadcasters and publications, including the AP, BBC and IPS.

In South Africa, she has managed communications for CIVICUS, the international civil society allian... read more
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Despite his full-time duty of being a father to two girls and one boy, Nco Dube spends ample time fulfilling his passion for reading and writing. He is not a journalist but he writes from the heart, from an ordinary "man on the street's" perspective.... read more
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Once upon a time, Ndumiso Ngcobo used to be an intelligent, relevant man with a respectable (read: boring-as-crap) job which funded his extensive beer habit.

One day he woke up and discovered that he had lost his mind, quit his well-paying job, pe... read more
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Nicole is a former editor of the Mail & Guardian's development section and ran the newsroom training programme. She's a vegetarian who doesn't really like vegetables, a pacifist who practises martial arts to channel her aggression, a rationalist ... read more
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Nikita Ramkissoon is site editor for Mail & Guardian Online, is a lover of all things music and loves her cat more than she likes most people. She can usually be found hiding behind her camera at concerts.... read more
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Nimrod Zalk is Deputy Director-General of Industrial Development at the South African Department of Trade and Industry.

It goes without saying that these opinions are his own.... read more
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One Young World is a UK-based not-for-profit that gathers together the brightest young people from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections and develop lasting solutions to some of the world's most pressing issues.

At the ann... read more
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Onkgopotse JJ Tabane is Chief Executive of Oresego Holdings - International Business Advisors. He is an accredited Associate of the Institute for Independent Business International (iib). He writes here in his personal capacity.
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Patricia de Lille, the president of the Independent Democrats, has been active in politics for a quarter of a century. She is known for her role as a trade unionist in the struggle and as the initial whistle-blower on the infamous arms-deal corruptio... read more
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Paul McNally is the winner of a CNN MultiChoice African Journalist Award and a MPSA Pica for Public Interest Writer of the Year. He is a freelance journalist living in Cape Town.... read more
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Paul Ngobeni was born and raised in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga, South Africa. He graduated with a BA (magna cum laude) from Hamilton College, New York and Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from New York University School of Law. He is currently employed as a... read more
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POP believes that the problem posed by the imminent peaking of global oil production is something warranting serious attention.

The group is made up of a small yet diverse group that brings together theoretical skills on geology, economics and st... read more
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Percy Zvomuya is a reporter at the Mail & Guardian. His interests are Africa, books and football, with his favourite teams being Arsenal, AC Milan and Orlando Pirates.... read more
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Peter van der Merwe is a communications consultant, writer, inveterate media junkie and a keen student of people and how they see the world. He spends too much time feeding the belly of the corporate beast and too little time sitting in coffee shops,... read more
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Dr Phillip Dexter is a Congress of the People MP. He has been a trade union general secretary, SACP national treasurer and ANC MP and NEC member. He has served as executive director of Nedlac and on the boards of a number of companies.... read more
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Professor Pierre de Vos teaches constitutional law at the University of Western Cape. His writing has been published widely in both scholarly journals and in the popular press on a wide range of topics, including gay rights, the right to equality, so... read more
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Primarashni Gower is co-editor of the Mail & Guardian's Higher Learning publication, which she helped establish with colleague Cornia Pretorius. She is also editor of Campus Times, a national publication owned by M&G Ventures. She has worked ... read more
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Pumla Dineo Gqola is a feminist, Joziphile and author of What is Slavery to Me? Postcolonial/Slave Memory in Post-Apartheid South Africa, published by Wits Press in 2010. She is @feminist_rogue on twitter and associate professor of African literary a... read more
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Rams Mabote has had four careers. He started as a journalist, moved to entrepreneurship, then became a spin doctor and now he is a banker. Nowadays, he writes mostly on golf and has been trying hard to complete a book on BEE and another on President ... read more
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On our Reader Blog, we invite Thought Leader readers to submit one-off contributions to share their opinions on politics, news, sport, business, technology, the arts or any other field of interest.

If you'd like to contribute, first read our guide... read more
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A journalist for more than two decades, Reg Rumney is the head of the Centre for Economics Journalism in Africa, whose aim is to improve the quality of business, finance and economics journalism. He brings to the task wide-ranging experience in busin... read more
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Riaan Wolmarans is a former editor, reader liaison, spell checker, general mechanic, morale officer and journalist at large at the Mail & Guardian Online.... read more
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Rob Boffard is a freelance music and technology journalist. He's been writing, talking and thinking about his specialty, hip-hop music, for over 10 years -- and been trying to convince people of its awesomeness for about the same amount of time.

H... read more
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Robert Brand teaches media law, ethics and economics journalism at Rhodes University. Before joining academia, he worked as a journalist for the Pretoria News, the Star and Bloomberg News.... read more
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Robin Booth is a qualified life and executive coach, a school principal, an international keynote speaker, seminar leader and trainer as well as the SyEDgy Schooling Approach founding principal. He specialises in mentoring other coaches, teachers, te... read more
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CRACKING CHINA was previously the title of this blog. That title was used as the name for Rod MacKenzie's second book, Cracking China: a memoir of our first three years in China. From a review in the Johannesburg Star: " Mackenzie's writing is shot t... read more
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Rodrigo Orihuela is a South African-born Argentine journalist based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he is an online editor for the newspaper Perfil. He has worked for the Financial Times, Reuters and the Buenos Aires Herald, where he still reviews ... read more
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Roger Young has at various times been a filmmaker, fashion photographer, street junkie and journalist. For the past three years he was editor-at-large of Mahala online magazine. He is currently crowd funding a film, Suburban Whites, about white guilt... read more
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Ronald Suresh Roberts is the author of Clarence Thomas and the Tough Love Crowd: Counterfeit Heroes and Unhappy Truths (New York University Press, 1995), Reconciliation Through Truth: A Reckoning of Apartheid's Criminal Governance (with Kader and Lou... read more
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Roy Jobson is a specialist medical doctor in clinical pharmacology. He was previously an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Pharmacy at Rhodes University. He is presently employed as a clinical pharmacologist at the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hosp... read more
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Play for @AshtrayElectric. Work for @brandsrock. Write for a couple of others. Drink for amusement. Unboring.... read more
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Ryland Fisher is former editor of the Cape Times and author of the book Race. This is his second book, following on Making the Media Work for You, which was published in 2002. He is executive chairperson of the Cape Town Festival, which he initiated ... read more
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Life in the presence of the spirit is an invitation for ongoing awareness. Every moment and every situation is an encounter, an open window to the divine.
As I walk before the beloved almighty in the lands of life, my pray and hope is to be humble ... read more
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Sadiyya is a writer in a doctors coat, looking for a calling and grumbling about public health.... read more
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Sandile Memela is a journalist, writer, cultural critic, columnist and civil servant.
He writes a regular column for The Daily Dispatch.
He lives in Midrand.... read more
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Sandy has extensive experience related to the mining industry, including senior management positions in various disciplines and departments.

She owns an environmental strategy business, Lime Green, which focuses on climate change and mitigation ... read more
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Having spent his entire career working in emerging economies in Africa, Middle East, South Asia and India, Sanjeev has in-depth experience of these economies and an exemplary track record in setting up and managing financial services businesses in th... read more
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During the day Sarah Britten is a communication strategist; by night she writes books and blog entries. And sometimes paints. With lipstick. It helps to have insomnia.... read more
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Sarah studied physics and English literature in an effort to make herself unemployable. It didn't work and she is now the Science Editor at the Mail&Guardian newspaper in South Africa. She has published children's stories and non-fiction work, in... read more
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Sarah is a sociology masters student at the University of Cape Town. An avid reader and self-proclaimed amateur academic, her research interests include identity, religion, gender, culture and aesthetics.... read more
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Sefiso Hlongwane is an intuitive, tongue-in-cheek and inquisitive writer, merely combining a life-long interest, passion and extensive experience to squeeze himself into media spaces. While the objective is to remain in a creative, energetic and disc... read more
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Sekete is the education manager at the Nelson Mandela Foundation.... read more
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Sekoetlane Jacob Phamodi is a black feminist who trained as a lawyer and, later, accidentally fell into journalism. When he’s not working as a media activist, he can be found looking for justice in unusual places.

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Sello S Alcock is the journalist formerly known as Sello Selebi who is still undergoing a transformation after being heavily teased about sharing a name and surname with former police National Commissioner Jacob. He maintains that Don Jackie is an ac... read more
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Sentletse Diakanyo's blogs may contain views on any subject which may upset sensitive readers. Parental guidance is strongly advised..

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Seyed Abdollah Hoseini is a lecturer in Islamic studies and a political analyst. He is the founder of the Islamic Centre for Africa and chairperson of the South Africa/Iran Friendship Association. He’s also a lecturer at Al Mustafa International Un... read more
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Shafinaaz Hassim is a sociologist based in Johannesburg. She is the author of Daughters are Diamonds: Honour, Shame & Seclusion -- A South African Perspective (2007), Memoirs for Kimya (2009), and the critically acclaimed novel on domestic violen... read more
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Although all contributions are my personal views, I am an ANC member and a cadre. I am employed as a study group secretary by ANC Caucus in Parliament. I grew up in the ANC, and it forms a large part of who and what I am... read more
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Sharlene Swartz is a director at the Human Sciences Research Council, adjunct associate professor with the department of sociology at University of Cape Town and chairperson of The Restitution Foundation.... read more
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Shaun de Waal was the M&G's literary editor from 1991 to 2005 and has been its chief film critic since 1998. His recent publications include Pride: Protest and Celebration and To Have and to Hold: The Making of Same-Sex Marriage in South Africa..... read more
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Sheila Camerer has been a member of South Africa's Parliament since 1987. She has worked as deputy minister of justice, leader in the National Assembly of the now-defunct New National Party and a member of the Judicial Service Commission. After the d... read more
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Shelagh Gastrow is the executive director of the South African Institute of Advancement, known as Inyathelo.

Better known as the author of five editions of Who's Who in South African Politics, Shelagh has spent the past five years building up the... read more
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Shubnum Khan was once romantic, young and intelligent. Now she writes to make sense of the world. She has an honours degree in Media Studies and a masters in English and lectures at UKZN. She's also written a novel (Onion Tears, Penguin, 2011), pens ... read more
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Sibusiso Tshabalala is a 20-something dude who tries to read, write, eat and sleep -- at the same time. He has never won the lottery and has never read any of Enid Blyton's books. Sibusiso tweets at @sbutshabs.... read more
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Simon Barber joined the International Marketing Council as US country manager in 2002. He was for many years the Washington correspondent for Business Day and the Sunday Times. He arrived in South Africa 30 years ago last September armed with little... read more
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Simon Hartley writes television scripts and fluffy magazine articles, and co-edits the upstart news website, 2oceansvibe.com. He's a refugee from the East in the Western Cape. He would give his last Rolo to his fiancee. Follow him on twitter: @silver... read more
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Simon is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre of Criminology, UCT. He has a few interests, most of which seem to revolve around drugs, gangs, and violence in South Africa. He was awarded a PhD in 2012, and since then has published on a number... read more
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Sipho Hlongwane is a journalist and columnist for the Daily Maverick.

He is an avid fan of jelly beans, Top Gear, Arsenal and thinks that South Africans tend to take themselves a little too seriously.

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Siphokazi Magadla is a lecturer with the political and international studies department at Rhodes University, Grahamstown.... read more
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Siyabonga Ntshingila is a walking example of how not to go through life productively.

Having been chanced his lackadaisical way through an education at one of the country's finest boys schools and a noted university, he then proceeded to unleash h... read more
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Siyanda Mohutsiwa is a 20-year-old mathematics major in her final year at the University of Botswana. An avid reader, sighing feminist and optimistic African, she can be found behaving inelegantly on twitter (@siyandawrites) and doing the same on zan... read more
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Songezo Mabece is a lawyer, currently employed as a researcher at the Constitutional Court. He has an interest in public law, especially international trade law. Equally, he is passionate about sport and how it can be used as a tool for socio-economi... read more
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Steve Whitford is the editor of (Do Gaming). After working as a journalist across a number of sectors for a couple of years, he began freelancing and then moved into tech public relations and lastly content generation and Internet strategy. He owns I... read more
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Steve Vosloo is the 21st Century Learning Fellow at the Shuttleworth Foundation. He is a past Digital Vision Fellow at Stanford University, where he researched youth and digital media. He blogs at vosloo.net.

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Steven Lamini is a specialist adviser in one of the key policy fields troubling modern-day Europe and works across a range of equality fields, advising on policy and strategic approaches to cohesion.

His interests are wide and varied, and he writ... read more
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Steven Friedman is a research associate at Idasa and visiting professor of politics at Rhodes University. He is a newspaper columnist and a media commentator on South African politics. His academic speciality is the study of democracy. He wrote Build... read more
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Sthembile is a former production assistant for the M&G Online. Sthe’s weekends are well spent at the best joints in town, where music and arts are served. She is a social butterfly who sees her weekends as adventures worth sharing.... read more
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True stories of ordinary South Africans that believe in help.... read more
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Stu Stobbs is Creative Partner at Studio4332.

He started copywriting in advertising in the 90s after a failed drag-queen career. He is co-founder of Studio4332, a new age communications agency that changes consumer behaviour through any medium ne... read more
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Sukasha Singh is the Mail & Guardian’s motoring editor.... read more
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Suntosh Pillay works as a clinical psychologist in a public hospital in Durban. He has a Masters in Social Sciences from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and has written extensively on a range of topics in various media. He is grappling with social di... read more
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Talia Meer has studied political science and development studies in South Africa and the great white north. She is a researcher and gender activist. She is interested in how the social categories of race, class and gender are practiced and articulate... read more
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Tendai Marima is a blogger and doctoral scholar at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research interests include African literature, global feminist theory and issues concerning contemporary Black presence in Europe. Follow her on twitter @KonWomy... read more
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Once, while his greyhound from Washington D.C. to San Francisco was on a breakfast stop, Terence Beney met an American princess from an all-girl pre-law college and a forty year old man who was heading back to his trailer (parked in his parents back... read more
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Terri Barnes is an associate professor of history at the University of the Western Cape. She is fortunate to have lived in southern Africa since 1982. She has two teenage boys and an incarcerated husband. She thinks about money and the end of the wor... read more
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Tertius Kapp is a visiting senior lecturer in the department of Dutch and South African studies at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan.... read more
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Thabang is a very experienced and leading strategy consultant with more than 20 years of executive management experience. His forte and focus is helping organisations deal with corporate strategy development and repositioning challenges in changing m... read more
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Dr Thabisi Hoeane is a lecturer at the Rhodes University Department of Political and International Studies. His research interests include African and South African politics, democratisation, ethinicity and identity politics, politics of emerging de... read more
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Philippe Orliange and Cecile Vigneau are career diplomats. Philippe currently holds the position of deputy head of mission at the French Embassy in Pretoria. Cecile is first secretary in charge of following South Africa’s foreign policy. She also h... read more
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An on-line documentary series produced by Media for Justice. This series highlights the voices of those who are marginalised on the basis of race, class and gender and is a platform to hear the voices of the people in their struggle for social justic... read more
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The Sumo is a strapping young man in his late 20s who considers himself the ultimate transitional South African. Born and raised in a KwaZulu-Natal township near Durban, he was part of the first group of black initiates into the "multiracial" educati... read more
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Thorne Godinho has been a struggling freelance writer, blogger and editor for years. He is reading towards his law degree at the University of Pretoria, where he has been active in academia and student politics (unfortunately, some might say). He is ... read more
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Tinyiko Sam Maluleke is a South African academic (currently attached to the University of South Africa [UNISA]) who suffers from restlessness, intellectual insomnia, insatiable curiosity, a facsination with ideas, a passion for justice, a crazy imagi... read more
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TO Molefe is a Cape Town-based freelance writer and editor. He is the author of Black Anger and White Obliviousness, a Mampoer short on how race matters in public dialogue in post-apartheid South Africa when black anger, white obliviousness and polit... read more
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Tom Robbins is a freelance writer concentrating on economics, business and politics. Robbins was previously a senior financial journalist at Independent Newspapers’ Business Report, focusing on the performance of the retail sector (though his intim... read more
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Tony is a corporate animal but it wasn't always so. He used to work in the media, with a specific interest in technology; travel; music; and getting free stuff. He doesn't consider himself a thought leader, although he does confess to having thoughts... read more
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Tony Grant is a salesman from Jo'burg; he used to be a well-respected surfer. Anyway, he's decided to ask some big, and some small, questions of varying nature, and he's using this blog site to do so. One of his most talked-about attributes is that w... read more
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Tony Jackman is a journalist, budding playwright and sometime chef. He's written two plays, An Influence of Ghosts and Blue Train Coming, and back in the day wrote loads of songs. He paints a bit in watercolours when he remembers to, and apart from t... read more
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Archbishop Tutu Fellows comprise dynamic young African professionals awarded the fellowship in recognition of their leadership qualities and the role they are currently playing in contributing towards the continent’s development. The Tutu Fellows a... read more
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Tracy Humby is passionate about exploring the multiple intersections of environmental and social justice. Weary of sustainability-talk, wary of sufficiency she wonders whether sacrifice is the better metaphor to capture the transformations needed in ... read more
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Trevor Ncube is the owner of M&G Media in South Africa, which publishes the Mail & Guardian newspaper and the M&G Online, among others. He is also the publisher of the Zimbabwe Independent and the Standard in Zimbabwe.... read more
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Trevor Davies has worked in African media and development for 26 years. He challenges the conventional gendered stereotypes of Africa with innovative approaches. He is currently co-ordinator for the Africa Fatherhood Initiative -- a continent-wide in... read more
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Tyler Reed is a technology entrepreneur, hacker and speaker on all things web and mobile. He has an interest in almost everything from advertising to physics, from finance to philosophy. He can be considered a jack of all trades, but prefers the ter... read more
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Journalist Vadim Nikitin claims to be working on a book about nostalgia. He blames his poor judgement and unhealthy obsession with the past on having been born perilously close to the Soviet Union's largest nuclear submarine base.... read more
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Vincent Maher was the Mail & Guardian Online's digital strategist. He has worked in the web industry for 12 years, was the head of the New Media Lab at the Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies and writes columns for Enjin and ... read more
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Vinny Lingham received global acclaim for for founding a number of businesses, under the umbrella of incuBeta.com, which has become a world leader in online marketing & search engine marketing employing 60 talented technologists and search market... read more
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Vusi Gumede is Professor and Head of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute at the University of South Africa. He previously was an associate professor at the University of Johannesburg. He also lectures public policy, since 2009, at the Gradua... read more
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Walter Bhengu is a pseudo-intellectual who writes anything that comes to mind. He longs for the day public discourse is free from ad hominem debates.... read more
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Warren Foster is a part time writer, part time editor, part time student and full time thinker with much on his mind... mostly about gender, politics and reconciliation in this country. Every so often one of these thoughts sneaks its way onto Thought... read more
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Warren has been specialising in information technology and intellectual property law for the past eight years and has become rather good at it during this time. His experiences have involved some interesting journeys along the information superhighwa... read more
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This Jaundiced Eye column appears in Weekend Argus, The Citizen, and Independent on Saturday. WSM is also a book reviewer for the Sunday Times and Business Day. Follow @TheJaundicedEye.... read more
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The Winter School -- a place where people perform by talking -- is an old, established part of the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown. On this blog, some participants and observers share their views on the 2008 Winter School.

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This blog Thought Leader thing seemed like an interesting social experiment to say YES to. Besides, quite a few of my friends and acquaintances had already been invited to blah-blah, so why not join the party?

The official bit anticipated: Yazeed... read more
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Zahira is a former intern at Mail and Guardian Online.

Newswatch is supposed to provide you the reader with quick links to the best articles on the internet, on specific topics.... read more
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For most of her twenties, Zama believed she was destined to be a middle-class coconutty capitalist with an MBA. Turns out her calling is beating people with the truth-stick. If it hurts, it’s not personal.

When she's not watching the world with ... read more
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Zodidi Mhlana is a former Mail & Guardian trainee reporter. In her spare time she likes reading, following current affairs and watching sports.... read more
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Zukile Majova is Head of News for YFM 99.2. He is a former Mail & Guardian Investigative Reporter. He writes politics for Sowetan Newspaper. Contact him via Facebook, Twitter, [email protected], 011 280 0300 and 071 681 0192... read more
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