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.

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

Observatory’s starring role in pandemic

The astronomical centre will oversee the production of cheaper and less invasive devices than ventilators to treat Covid-19 patients

Nine months later and still no suspects in Eastern Cape village rape and murder case

Aviwe Wellem’s violent death shook a village in the Eastern Cape, but the DNA results are still not back and no one has been arrested.

Timeline: The first 100 days of Covid-19

This timeline captures key events that occurred in the first 100 days of the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa

Where is the deputy president?

David Mabuza is hard at work — it’s just not taking place in the public eye. The rumblings and discussion in the ANC are about factions in the ruling party, succession and ousting him

Eastern Cape fails tracing and testing

With the shift to lockdown level three on Monday, details are emerging of how the previous relaxation added pressure to the already poorly performing Eastern Cape Covid-19 response

‘Small fires’ drive rise in Covid cases

Lockdown easing will happen and so will the increase in positive cases. This balancing act will require rapid returns to stringent measures to protect thousands of lives

Universities rally to fight pandemic

These institutions are a crucial part of the research and development process that underpins South Africa’s life-and-death fight against the Covid-19 outbreak

Wanted: Medical experts in the Eastern Cape

Its government is far behind other provinces in tackling the Covid-19 pandemic

2020 to 2022: Herding the disease

The state is trying to balance containing the virus with fears of hunger amid predictions that 25% to 50% of the population will get Covid-19

Sisulu’s plan threatens water future

With nearly 19 000 tanks needed for emergency water supply, the already broke water department is exhausting its future budget for crucial projects in areas already without water

Eastern Cape’s PPE shortage endangers healthcare workers

Health workers on the front line in one of the poorest provinces are struggling with a shortage of protective equipment and accuse the health department of being unprepared for the pandemic

Press Releases

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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