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Laura Grant

Laura Grant

    A changing birth: What’s behind SA’s skyrocketing c-section rates?
    A changing birth: What’s behind SA’s skyrocketing c-section rates?
    For decades, caesarean sections were a last resort for mothers and babies in distress. If you had access to this kind of procedure, you could count...
    This map lets tell you which districts have the country's highest c-section rates
    This map lets tell you which districts have the country's highest c-section rates
    The map shows the c-section rate in public health facilities in South Africa’s 52 districts, using data from the District Health Barometer...
    Suspended officials are bleeding SA dry
    Suspended officials are bleeding SA dry
    The salaries of public sector employees eat up nearly 40% of the government's budget. Curtailing "bloated budgets for employee compensation", as...
    Africa: The not-so-happy continent
    Africa: The not-so-happy continent
    Africa is the world's least happy continent, according to a report produced by experts to describe how scientific "measurements of well-being can be...
    Men get lion's share of income
    Men get lion's share of income
    Women earn nearly a third less than men on average in South Africa, according to the latest tax statistics published by the South African Revenue...
    Luanda tops Africa's high rent list
    Luanda tops Africa's high rent list
    The most expensive real estate in Africa is in Angola's capital, Luanda, according to a report released by the global property consultancy, Knight...
    SA's richest people live … where?
    SA's richest people live … where?
    ANALYSIS
    Infographic: The medium-term budget at a glance
    Infographic: The medium-term budget at a glance
      https://magic.piktochart.com/output/3179487-mini-budget-2014
    Zuma comes clean on his pineapples
    Zuma comes clean on his pineapples
    President Jacob Zuma receives a lot of gifts: more than 140 in the past year, according to his declaration of financial interests from June 2013 to...
    Millions spent on out-of-work DGs
    Millions spent on out-of-work DGs
    Up to R44-million a year has been spent on the government's most senior civil servants sitting idle and not doing the jobs they were hired to do, the...