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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.
Garden feeds hundreds in inner city Jo’burg
Garden feeds hundreds in inner city Jo’burg
Refiloe Molefe talks as she plucks out the weeds from her garden. “The nyaope boys from under the bridge don’t want to work too much,” she...
Who’s who on the US blacklist
Who’s who on the US blacklist
The Gupta brothers and their business associate Salim Essa are the most recent additions to the 1 300-page United States blacklist, which...
Landy’s Velar roars in plush luxury
Landy’s Velar roars in plush luxury
Land Rover’s latest Velar demands speed. This trademark was inspired by the company’s humble Rover Light Six in January 1930, when it became...
Migration system is ‘xenophobic’
Migration system is ‘xenophobic’
Bastin Kashita is a car guard in Johannesburg. He wants to move back to his home country — the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) — but...
​Data-driven safety plan aims for rapid violent crime prevention in the Western Cape
​Data-driven safety plan aims for rapid violent crime prevention in the Western Cape
Six out of the top 10 police stations which recorded the most murders over the last 12 months are in the Western Cape. The province’s premier,...
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...