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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.
Whose responsibility is it anyway?
Whose responsibility is it anyway?
About half of Gauteng residents do not know which spheres of government are responsible for which services.
Slice of life: ‘Why me’ changed my life
Slice of life: ‘Why me’ changed my life
I’m from a township in Pretoria called Soshanguve. Growing up, there were a lot of gangs and violence. As a boy, you have to choose your friends...
Trust in Presidency up, courts and media down — survey
Trust in Presidency up, courts and media down — survey
Trust in the presidency of Cyril Ramaphosa has emerged as the biggest determining factor in voter preference for the governing party, according to...
Job losses threaten the CSIR’s reputation
Job losses threaten the CSIR’s reputation
Close to 100 jobs at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are on the line as the continent’s leading research centre...
Zuma’s first 100 days on Twitter
Zuma’s first 100 days on Twitter
With his hands folded on his lap, former president Jacob Zuma launches into his first Twitter moment seated at a grand piano. In this unsteady video,...
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...