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M&G Data Desk

M&G Data Desk

    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...
    The Bosasa tally: R12-billion
    The Bosasa tally: R12-billion
    Just under 10 000 invoices reveal how facilities management company Bosasa spread its tentacles into every corner of the state, including...
    Who runs SA’s media is a black-and-white issue
    Who runs SA’s media is a black-and-white issue
    The media is not unlike many companies in the country; it’s run mostly by white people. An analysis of ownership structures, demographics and...
    Off to Parliament, educated or not
    Off to Parliament, educated or not
    As a debate raged this week about the qualifications of MPs, the Mail & Guardian tracked down the educational qualifications of more than...
    Offline horrors hit home affairs
    Offline horrors hit home affairs
    Almost everyone has a home affairs horror story to tell and the words “we are offline” often feature.
    State-fixed prices cause major pain
    State-fixed prices cause major pain
    Administered prices have been increasing well above inflation recently, hurting consumers and businesses alike, eliciting promises from President...