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M&G Data Desk

    What does ‘fourth industrial revolution’ even mean?
    What does ‘fourth industrial revolution’ even mean?
    Over the past three years, very excited politicians have used every opportunity to talk about 4IR as the next phase of South Africa’s...
    Emergency! City of Joburg’s tender processes investigated
    Emergency! City of Joburg’s tender processes investigated
    The City of Johannesburg has awarded contracts of about R3.9-billion over the past five years without going through regular tender processes....
    Consultants are a fruitless waste
    Consultants are a fruitless waste
    Despite spending more on external services to plug gaps left by mismanagement and a shortage of skilled workers, data shows that municipalities...
    ‘Drugs are the tools for the youth to self-destruct’
    ‘Drugs are the tools for the youth to self-destruct’
    The numbers are stark: there has been a 10.5% increase in drug-related crimes over the past two years; the Hawks close down more than one illicit...
    2021: ANC, DA could lose metros
    2021: ANC, DA could lose metros
    The country’s metros make up more than 40% of the country’s total registered voters, therefore support in the big cities is critical,...
    What the low voter turnout really shows
    What the low voter turnout really shows
    Pomfret is a town like no other in South Africa. A substantial number of Portuguese-speakers live there, descendants of soldiers who fought in the...
    A nail biting finish for the ANC in Gauteng
    A nail biting finish for the ANC in Gauteng
    The ANC has retained its majority in Gauteng by the slightest margin in its history.
    Townships hold fate of Gauteng in their hands
    Townships hold fate of Gauteng in their hands
    The fate of Gauteng lies in the hands of the province’s biggest townships, with the likes of Soweto, Soshanguve and Tembisa likely to decide...
    ANC granted one last chance
    ANC granted one last chance
    One last chance: that’s the message to the ANC from the electorate, as it slipped below the psychological 60% threshold for the first time in a...
    Jozini: Where youth actually vote
    Jozini: Where youth actually vote
    The municipality of Jozini, in KwaZulu-Natal, had the highest proportion of young voters in the 2014 national elections. More than a third of the...
    What women want
    What women want