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Jacques Coetzee

Jacques Coetzee

Jacques Coetzee is the Adamela Data Fellow at the Mail & Guardian, a position funded by the Indigo Trust.
Rape stats unreliable
Rape stats unreliable
Policymakers require solid statistics if they are to correctly respond to the daily violence women experience. But, we don’t have many.
Prejudice against immigrants cuts across class and race
Prejudice against immigrants cuts across class and race
The most common solution believed by South Africans to deal with xenophobia is to expel immigrants, research by the Human Sciences Research Council...
How to win votes and influence people
How to win votes and influence people
The company that created the CR17 brand online — and was instrumental in influencing more than 4 700 ANC delegates back in December 2017...
Slice of life: ‘Cannabis calm saved me’
Slice of life: ‘Cannabis calm saved me’
I was an ex-drug addict who used to battle with heroin and meth. But I started the Anti-Drug Alliance of South Africa about 12 years ago and then...
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...
Boots, balls & bluster: Blowing the whistle on rugby ref bias
Boots, balls & bluster: Blowing the whistle on rugby ref bias
It’s halftime at the Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg. The Lions home team are trailing 33-5 against the Rebels, one of Australia’s...
Media industry mourns the deaths of three veteran journalists
Media industry mourns the deaths of three veteran journalists
On Wednesday, South African media awoke to the news of the passing of former newspaper editor and media heavyweight Raymond Louw. He was 93.
StatsSA survey: Service delivery improves overall, but with stark inequalities
StatsSA survey: Service delivery improves overall, but with stark inequalities
The General Household Survey (GHS) 2018 by Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) has found that, despite service delivery and education improving...
Cutting the fat from Cabinet could save R300m
Cutting the fat from Cabinet could save R300m
Bloated, excessive and overweight — that has been the Cabinet for more than 10 years. But, with the culling that President Cyril...
Cyril wants SA’s pupils up to code
Cyril wants SA’s pupils up to code
Last month, President Cyril Ramaphosa handed over computer tablets to grade 10s from Thahameso Secondary School in Phuthaditjhaba, in the Free...
Private sector wants to play a bigger role in higher education
Private sector wants to play a bigger role in higher education
Every year, the country’s universities are bombarded with students who want a higher education, but there is not enough space.
FF+ third most googled party in past 24 hours
FF+ third most googled party in past 24 hours
The Freedom Front Plus (FF+) is the third most searched for party in the last 24 hours, the latest Google search data reveals.