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By now you’re all aware that this is our final issue. We are truly saddened, but very grateful to you, our loyal Marie Claire readers, for your support over the past 15 years.
The decision was not an easy one to make. As we came to the end of our contract with our partners in France, we decided not to renew it.
In the final issue, we celebrate the women who have stood up for all of us. And I’d like to add a male name to this celebration. He is our new finance minister, Tito Mboweni, who has dropped VAT on sanitary pads, effective from April next year. What’s more, he will allocate more money to provinces so that an increasing number of learners can receive free sanitary towels at school.
We also came across a letter by the young Gaia Elkon, addressed to Mail & Guardian. The letter, titled ‘Mr Kavanaugh, I am angry’, is the best denunciation we’ve read this year of the despicable Brett Kavanaugh. In it, Gaia accuses him of stealing the voice ‘from those you victimised’. Scan the QR code above to read the complete letter. Why not send it on to your friends and acquaintances (with our compliments) so they can respond or, in turn, pass it on to their contacts? Khadija Patel, the editor in chief of Mail & Guardian, is happy to support this project, and we will keep you posted online.
This is not goodbye, but thank you.
Chairman of Associated Media Publishing and special guest editor
‘We celebrate the women who stood up for all of us’