Dennis Webster has a research background in labour, land and housing. He writes about cities, farmwork and popular politics in rural areas.
About 1 600 families in the Stjwetla shack settlement in Alexandra, Johannesburg are standing on the verge of seismic change. This is one of their stories
Under level four of the Covid-19 lockdown, the hours from 6am to 9am became the time when inner-city residents could use local parks to escape the nightmare around them
Street traders are central to food security in Johannesburg. But since being declared an essential service under lockdown, street trade in South Africa’s biggest city has returned to uneven ground
When people call South Africa the most unequal country in the world, they’re talking about income. Now, we have a clear picture of how unequally the country’s wealth is distributed
Early studies suggest that the Covid-19 can survive up to three days in droplets that are coughed or sneezed on to surfaces
The label is used so often it runs the risk of monotony. A new report sheds light on the full, multidimensional nightmare of South African inequality
The unemployment figures in Statistics South Africa’s latest quarterly report are shocking, but 3.5-million people are missing from the official count
SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector
Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well
MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East
'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'