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Education Editor, Conversation Africa
As seen in:  The Atlantic, City Press

Education editor for @TC_Africa, Contributing editor to @IndexCensorship. Dogs. Buffy. Women in suits. Black coffee. Serial killers.

Megawealthy love our land — South Africa is the continental destination of choice for the world's megawealthy, followed by Morocco, Egypt and Kenya. The country's appeal for well-heeled visitors lies in its "spectacular wildlife, great beaches and good value for money", according to research recently released by New World Wealth.

SA the least united since 2010 - survey — The sense of unity among South Africans is at its lowest level since the heady days of the 2010 soccer World Cup, new research reveals. There is also a very strong perception among black South Africans that whites feel superior to blacks - and 50% of black people surveyed believe white people should still feel guilty about apartheid.

Wooing and weeping: marriage and divorce in SA — Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) this week released its Marriages and Divorces 2012 report, which looks at trends in happy beginnings and unhappy endings. Here are some of the key findings: 1. Entering into a civil marriage? You're most likely to do so between September and December.

Did architecture contribute to the violence against Palestinians? — Did architecture contribute to the violence against Palestinians? You can't escape the visceral destruction of Gaza. It's on our screens - TV, tablet, mobile, monitor - almost every night as Israel and Palestine continue a tragic, blood-soaked tussle without end. A recent YouTube video showed a block of flats being destroyed as one of the inhabitants filmed it.

Book review - Broken Monsters — Book review - Broken Monsters Broken Monsters joined a pile of holiday reading on my bedside table that consisted largely of literary "end-of-the-month ­Salticrax"- easy-to-read, no-fuss thrillers ­ replete with troubled detectives and deranged psychopaths. It's ­always an unnaturally hot summer, or a winter that's colder than a witch's tit, in these novels.
Aug 04, 2014

Hot SA novels 2: Lauren Beukes' Broken Monsters, even better than her last one… by @TashJoeZA #Trending @laurenbeukes

Young people split over legal drinking age — Young people split over legal drinking age One in two young South Africans believe the current legal drinking age of 18 should be lowered. A survey "found that 50% of respondents believed it appropriate for people under 18 to drink alcoholic drinks," consumer insights company Pondering Panda said today.

We need more than fire, brimstone and funky red berets — We need more than fire, brimstone and funky red berets The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) rocketed into Parliament and the country's provincial legislatures on a ticket of revolution, evolution and genuine social change. Now they're fighting about clothes. The fighters' insistence on wearing red overalls and domestic workers' outfits has given their opponents yet another stick to beat them with.

How to own an island — How to own an island Why spend your spare change on a seafront home in Cape Town or a well-appointed log cabin somewhere in the Drakensberg when you could buy your own island instead?

Police nab goat-stealing syndicate in Rustenburg — Police nab goat-stealing syndicate in Rustenburg A 42-year-old woman and her brother, believed to be part of a syndicate stealing goats, were arrested in Ledig, near Rustenburg, North West police said. "The pair was found in possession of a goat carcass, meat, as well as 6.1kg of dagga with street value of R3 000," Sergeant Kealeboga Molale said today.

2 held over theft of 112 rhino horns — 2 held over theft of 112 rhino horns Two people arrested in connection with the theft of 112 rhino horns from a strongroom at the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) were expected to appear in court today. "They were arrested around Nelspruit, one on Friday and the other on Saturday, and investigations are still continuing," Hawks spokesperson Captain Paul Ramaloko said.
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Nov 28, 2015

Well done @KimHarrisberg, @code4sa and because he's too modest to say it, I will - @rayjoe, for winning a Vodacom journo award :)

Nov 26, 2015

My battery is going poof. That was me, live tweeting from @ferialhaffajee's Cape Town book launch.

Nov 26, 2015

Down to last 3 questions. @ferialhaffajee raises AG's latest reports about wastage. "Who is accountable?" yells an audience member.

Nov 26, 2015

@mmofokeng2 He bought a copy and the guy at the shop started ranting about the ANC - because, Mangcu says, all blacks = ANC

Nov 26, 2015

I love book launches. I hate monologues. Always people must take the mic and tell their own stories.

Nov 26, 2015

"Angry young man" points out how whiteness manifests - like people at book launches who shush Mangcu for Haffajee.

Nov 26, 2015

A self-professed "angry young black man" takes the mic and wants to find out more about the conversations @ferialhaffajee had for research.

Nov 26, 2015

If you never see Prof Mangcu's byline in City Press again, it's because he just casually told a story about buying the Sunday Times.

Nov 26, 2015

Mangcu reflects: until he started writing about race, white middle class suburbanites loved him.

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