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Dear read­ers,

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’

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