Welcome to Thought Leader

Thank you for visiting the Mail & Guardian’s Thought Leader community.

This is where you can comment on stories published on Thought Leader and the Mail & Guardian. Chances are that’s what you came here to do - and you can get started just below this notice. Just hit reply, and your words will appear here and back on the story you just came from.

This isn’t just a commenting system though. It’s a place where you can have intelligent discussions with like-minded readers and contributors. This is a space away from the polarising effects of social media: conversations here are moderated and curated by hand, not by algorithm. It’s a place to comment on the news, politics, the arts and what it means to work towards a socially just South Africa.

We do require that you register an account to take part - it’s one of the ways that we keep the trolls out.

Our moderation policy is simple: we aim to foster constructive, passionate discussions with a light touch. But any comment that is derogatory to an individual or group will be removed. Adult language is tolerated, but not encouraged and may be removed.

In other words, be good to one another. It’s that easy.

Please feel free to look around, comment and send any feedback to talktous@mg.co.za.