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Athandiwe Saba

Athandiwe Saba

Athandiwe Saba is a multi award-winning journalist who is passionate about data, human interest issues, governance and everything that isn’t on social media. She is an author, an avid reader and trying to find the answer to the perfect balance between investigative journalism, online audiences and the decline in newspaper sales. It’s a rough world and a rewarding profession.
    Mathew Phosas 'hidden hand' in royal war reaps rich mineral rewards
    Mathew Phosas 'hidden hand' in royal war reaps rich mineral rewards
    While a kingship battle rages over who is the rightful heir to the Bapedi throne, businesspeople are calculating how best to profit from the...
    Illegal Limpopo chrome mining — digging deep for empty promises
    Illegal Limpopo chrome mining — digging deep for empty promises
    COMMENTFor decades South Africa has been stripped of its minerals, but little has been ploughed back to the people who have lived on these...
    SABC 'can't get rid' of Hlaudi because he's replaced talent with the 'totally clueless'
    SABC 'can't get rid' of Hlaudi because he's replaced talent with the 'totally clueless'
    Hlaudi Motsoeneng is a very happy man. And he’s getting happier by the day.
    'Someone will die soon': Bloody chieftainship battle rages on in North West
    'Someone will die soon': Bloody chieftainship battle rages on in North West
    A North West community has been caught up in a bloody feud while the government drags its feet over a 2014 report into a disputed chieftainship....
    Behind the Limpopo chrome rush is the shadow of an apartheid death squad operative
    Behind the Limpopo chrome rush is the shadow of an apartheid death squad operative
    While police and government officials were chasing informal miners from abandoned chrome mines, a former apartheid-era operative was carting off...
    ​Plenty of maize, but not a grain to eat: How small farmers went hungry in Limpopo
    ​Plenty of maize, but not a grain to eat: How small farmers went hungry in Limpopo
    In the land of abundance, nothing could have prepared more than 5 000 small-scale farmers for the news that they could lose millions of tonnes of...
    Solly Msimanga's Tshwane mayoral team comes with Afrikaner pride built in
    Solly Msimanga's Tshwane mayoral team comes with Afrikaner pride built in
    After Jo'burgs new mayoral team was found to contain ...
    Herman Mashaba's A-team: Controversial backgrounds of Jo'burg mayor's committee
    Herman Mashaba's A-team: Controversial backgrounds of Jo'burg mayor's committee
    Some of the 10 members of the Democratic Alliance’s Johannesburg mayoral committee hold controversial beliefs, including that Bantu education...
    "I lived in a shack" says optimistic newly-elected Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga
    "I lived in a shack" says optimistic newly-elected Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga
    Solly Msimanga didn’t like what he saw during his travels to some African countries.
    Has gender verification made women's athletics into a sordid masquerade?
    Has gender verification made women's athletics into a sordid masquerade?
    The female body in all its wondrous complexities has been the object of shame, ridicule, dictation and degradation since the beginnings of human...
    Work on establishing a national minimum wage has begun
    Work on establishing a national minimum wage has begun
    Last month, a Labour Court appeals judgment referred to the salary paid to a cashier by Woolworths as shocking.
    ANC sells its lies – to itself – that voter trust has never really been lost
    ANC sells its lies – to itself – that voter trust has never really been lost
    Other political parties were negotiating broad coalitions and far-reaching voting agreements that will change the way major cities are governed...