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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.
    Platitudes and short-term plans
    Platitudes and short-term plans
    Slogans, speeches, tweets, marches and summits. Government has done a lot to be seen to be doing something about the assault on women.But a woman...
    As SA rages, another woman is murdered
    As SA rages, another woman is murdered
    As the country mourns the murder of University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana, only a handful of people from a village in Dutywa in the...
    White men still dominate SA management
    White men still dominate SA management
    At a press conference in Pretoria on Tuesday, Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi said too many companies are not meeting their equity...
    Slice of life: The fight in me
    Slice of life: The fight in me
    I was 18 and had just dropped out of high school when my cousin brought home a DVD of mixed martial arts fighters who were fighting at a boxing gym...
    Bribe lands ex-con under the bus
    Bribe lands ex-con under the bus
    A former convict is being investigated for alleged corruption at a state transport company after apparently passing background checks —...
    Wild leaps through SA's loopholes
    Wild leaps through SA's loopholes
    In part three of a series on how government entities get around procurement processes, Athandiwe Saba looks at why this is a big problem for...
    Jo’burg grants dodgy fleet tender
    Jo’burg grants dodgy fleet tender
    This is the second part of a series investigating how the City of Johannesburg has been using loopholes in its procurement processes to award...
    Child offender closes the circle
    Child offender closes the circle
    Children commit crimes. The reasons they do are rarely simple and the solution is not a criminal record. In the second part of a series about...
    ‘Drugs are the tools for the youth to self-destruct’
    ‘Drugs are the tools for the youth to self-destruct’
    The numbers are stark: there has been a 10.5% increase in drug-related crimes over the past two years; the Hawks close down more than one illicit...
    Through the eyes of a child convict
    Through the eyes of a child convict
    Children commit crimes — theft, murder and rape. They are sent to juvenile centres to await their trials or to serve their sentences....
    Unions calls for the disbanding of PetroSA board
    Unions calls for the disbanding of PetroSA board
    The PetroSA Board should be dissolved immediately. This is the call made by Solidarity, the National Union of Metalworkers (Numsa) and the...