M&G Data Desk

Mr President, the government can — and should — create jobs

The private sector, experts say, cannot alone be entrusted with the important task of stopping South Africa’s unemployment tailspin

Matric results 2021 mapped: how did your school do?

Which schools and districts improved and which didn’t? Our complete guide to the 2021 matric results.

SIU still to settle civil cases totalling R6.3bn

The Special Investigating Unit has cases dating back to 2019, but rejected that this is a problem

Local government elections: Find your councillor

Though voter turn out was at an all time low, all residents must now hold their councillors to account. Find out who is representing your ward

Poll day: The Great Stayaway

Only a few people have chosen who will govern South Africa’s municipalities

Is the ANC’s corrective action too little too late?

Although the ANC believes it has done okay in these elections, the numbers tell a different tale

Eastern Cape premier Mabuyane lives large amid province’s poverty

Oscar Mabuyane and MEC Babalo Madikizela allegedly used a portion of state funds for struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela’s commemoration for their own benefit

The smelly and corrupt side of ‘dysfunctional’ Nelson Mandela Bay

The municipality has accrued billions of rand in wasteful spending, and more than 6 000 putrid bucket toilets

Effluent Warrenton: ‘Our town is worth saving’

Warrenton’s residents live in sewage mess and battle with chronic water delivery problems

Government fails to act on officials implicated in R3bn SIU recommendations

Half of the 127 managers incriminated in gross procurement corruption have yet to be disciplined

What we know about the C.1.2 Covid variant, so far

Experts studying the new variant, C.1.2, are surprised by its substantial mutations but are confident current vaccines will be effective against it

World Hunger Day: Children in South Africa still going hungry

One in seven South Africans reported child hunger in February and March this year, according to a recent survey

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