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Laura Grant

Laura Grant

    Suspended officials are bleeding SA dry
    Suspended officials are bleeding SA dry
    Government departments have spent nearly R65-million in the past year on the salaries of 772 suspended employees.
    Africa: The not-so-happy continent
    Africa: The not-so-happy continent
    The 2015 World Happiness Report has been published, and South Africa doesn't even make it into the the top 10 countries in Africa.
    Men get lion's share of income
    Men get lion's share of income
    South Africa's gender wage gap is among the world's worst, with women earning a third less on average than men.
    Luanda tops Africa's high rent list
    Luanda tops Africa's high rent list
    Oil has driven up the price of office and residential space in the continent's commercial cities.
    SA's richest people live … where?
    SA's richest people live … where?
    There are some big surprises in the most recent tax statistics, but there's no escaping the endemic disparities in income everywhere.
    Sona 2015: The walk falls short of the talk
    Sona 2015: The walk falls short of the talk
    We looked at the data to see if Zuma had lived up to promises he made in the seven speeches leading up to this year's State of the Nation address.
    Infographic: The medium-term budget at a glance
    Infographic: The medium-term budget at a glance
    Economic growth is slower than expected, government debt is rising. Here’s what the new finance minister plans to do about it.
    Zuma comes clean on his pineapples
    Zuma comes clean on his pineapples
    President Jacob Zuma received more than 140 gifts this past year, including boxes of fruit and Nguni cattle. But money for Nkandla? Mum's the herd.
    Class edition: Inequality by numbers
    Class edition: Inequality by numbers
    Who earns how much and what exactly do we spend it on?
    Millions spent on out-of-work DGs
    Millions spent on out-of-work DGs
    A high turnover of government’s senior civil servants has led to poor performance and as much as R44-million a year for them to twiddle their thumbs.
    Exiled DGs held in government's 'Siberia'
    Exiled DGs held in government's 'Siberia'
    What does the government do with its inconveniently placed DGs? Banish them to the State Information Technology Agency, of course.