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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.
How state funds are sliced up
How state funds are sliced up
Ten years ago, South Africa set aside R54-billion to pay interest on its debt. Today, R202-billion, or 11% of the total budget, is used to service...
The State of the Nation in numbers
The State of the Nation in numbers
The M&G Data Desk analysed the previous 29 State of the Nation addresses (Sona) delivered since 1994. In total, 97 530 words were pulled...
RAF amendment bill could boost loss of support claim expenditure by 70%
RAF amendment bill could boost loss of support claim expenditure by 70%
The Road Accident Fund (RAF) is already in a shambles. But the proposed alternative, the Road Accident Benefit Scheme (Rabs) could make it worse,...
Festive spending continues to boom amid tough economic climate
Festive spending continues to boom amid tough economic climate
The end-of-year season is associated with holidays, socialising with friends and entertaining family. It is also the month when the most pourable...
Gauteng quality of life increases despite deepening inequality
Gauteng quality of life increases despite deepening inequality
Despite very challenging economic conditions, the overall quality of life in Gauteng continues to improve.
Internet freedom thrives in SA
Internet freedom thrives in SA
Minister Malusi Gigaba’s “romantic” video, Adam Catzavelos' racist rant and the Gupta bots have one thing in common: the freedom South...
Call to decolonise water laws
Call to decolonise water laws
The most precious commodity in farming is water, but the law still largely favours large-scale farmers, the majority of whom are white, to the...
Job summit glosses over skills problem
Job summit glosses over skills problem
In the jobs summit’s framework agreement’s 84 pages and 12 798 words, “the fourth industrial revolution” is mentioned just three...
The future of the middle class is bleak
The future of the middle class is bleak
Another petrol hike is not what South Africa’s precarious middle class needs. The National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) will release a report in...