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    Commuters rebel as Metrorail fails
    Commuters rebel as Metrorail fails
    Commuters at Cape Town’s central train station toyi-toyed, destroyed two cell phone shops, smashed glass, stoned a bus and burnt trains in...
    Dlamini lied, says Sassa chief executive
    Dlamini lied, says Sassa chief executive
    Thokozani Magwaza, chief executive officer of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa), has applied to the Constitutional Court for...
    Gupta company fails to pay R4.2m clinic bill
    Gupta company fails to pay R4.2m clinic bill
    Optimum Coal Mine has failed to pay a R4.2 million invoice to a company contracted to build a new state-of-the-art public health clinic.
    ANC branch chair, kids survive hail of bullets in alleged political attack at home
    ANC branch chair, kids survive hail of bullets in alleged political attack at home
    Nonhlanhla Khumalo, the ANC Machibisa branch chairperson in Ward 22, Pietermaritzburg, fears for her life and her family's safety after their home...
    Spotlight on social grants: The good, the bad and the confusing
    Spotlight on social grants: The good, the bad and the confusing
    But the R9-billion monthly social grant payment is not managed by the state: it has been outsourced to Net1, which owns the companies that pay out...
    Spotlight on social grants: Sassa's bid to stop illegal deductions
    Spotlight on social grants: Sassa's bid to stop illegal deductions
    The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) is working to get this money refunded. But according to the Black Sash, the system Sassa has set...
    Net1 - the company that runs the social grant payment system
    Net1 - the company that runs the social grant payment system
    Net1's goals are ambitious and include providing a system through which “the billions of unbanked and under-banked people in the world” can...
    Spotlight on social grants: How grants are used to back loans
    Spotlight on social grants: How grants are used to back loans
    As early as 2013, the Black Sash warned of the “erosion of social grants” and pinpointed the “immoral and possibly illegal business...
    Spotlight on social grants: How the system works
    Spotlight on social grants: How the system works
    It’s 6.30am on a cold Wednesday morning and about 50 people, mostly women with babies, are already queuing outside the South African Social...
    Fees and finances
    Fees and finances
    Zizipho Pae is in her fourth and final year of her commerce degree at UCT. Last year she received the most votes in the Student Representative...
    The academic staff
    The academic staff
    “I’ve had two black male lecturers at university since being here. Not being able to see yourself existing in this world is one of the reasons...