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    Umdoni residents want change
    Umdoni residents want change
    South Africans are notorious for sticking to their political party choices, come hell or high water. Not so for the residents of voter district...
    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.
    What women want
    What women want
    Where voters won’t come out to vote
    Where voters won’t come out to vote
    The neon pink shack has gaping spaces between the corrugated iron walls and the poles that are holding the rickety structure together.
    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...
    The small town with the big money
    The small town with the big money
    A mere 300km from the border of Namibia lies a small town that’s growing exponentially — it is home to some of South Africa’s highest...
    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,...
    Who owns the Reserve Bank?
    Who owns the Reserve Bank?
    Following President Cyril Ramaphosa clarification of his intentions to nationalise the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), the Mail & Guardian Data Desk decided to take a closer look at the current ownership....
    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...
    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...