Clive Rubin
Prisons have R385 a day to care for prisoners
/ 26 November 2022

Prisons have R385 a day to care for prisoners

How many law-abiding citizens reliant on state grants might be better off in prison rather than trying to feed and fend for themselves on less than $1.25 a day, or R624 a month?  The income threshold for the means test for the social relief grant is R624, the food poverty line. “A food poverty line […]

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/ 30 June 2006

SA armour ‘used in Iraq’

South African armoured cars are being sold to the United States army for use in Iraq, despite the often-stated opposition of the government to the US-led invasion and strict laws forbidding the export of military equipment to conflict zones. Last year 148 South African-built RG-31 armoured personnel vehicles worth about R468-million were bought by the US army.

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/ 12 May 2006

Irregular constitutional change?

Possible irregularities in the passage of legislation to eliminate cross-boundary municipalities are being investigated by the Public Protector. On May 8 the Cape Town office of the Public Protector handed a letter to the Speaker of Parliament, Baleka Mbete, asking her to explain how the 12th amendment to the Constitution was passed despite confusion over the recording of votes that took it past the required two-thirds majority.

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/ 19 March 2004

Figuring women

There is not much traditional African art currently on display in central Cape Town, but the Gold of Africa Museum has provided Cape Town with a centrally located display of African art and crafts, writes Clive Rubin.