Sarah Smit

Wikipedia wants you to join the good side of the internet

The collaborative online encyclopedia, which has become a reliable source amid a flood of misinformation, turns 20 today

Africa trade bloc bets on business without borders

The new year started with a crucial step towards free trade between countries on the continent

The Covid-19 media survival guide

The pandemic hit journalists hard when credible news was most vital. The M&G spoke to newsroom leaders, researchers and stakeholders, who said the only way to sustain the industry is by investing in quality journalism

Chatbot advice for lockdown-hit workers

Luma, a new legal advice chatbot, will help people navigate daunting workplace disputes

What CCMA budget cuts mean for workers

The statutory body mandated to resolve workplace disputes and save jobs will have its budget cut by R600-million over the next three years

PPE ‘proxy’ contract cancelled

The tender linked to Ramaphosa’s presidency has been cancelled by the special corruption court

South Africa records impressive economic recovery

The country’s economy grew at an annualised rate of 66.1%, marking the strongest pace of expansion since at least 1993

High court sets aside public protector report on Gordhan and Sars ‘rogue unit’

Busisiwe Mkhwebane ‘allowed her important office to be used to try and resuscitate a long-dead fake news propaganda fiction’, the court ruled

New minimum wage may close farm, domestic pay gap

These workers could see double-digit increases in their minimum wage

Tighter Covid restrictions for N. Mandela Bay — other hotspots may follow

With the number of cases spiralling out of control in hotspots in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape, longer curfews and restrictions on alcohol sales are being implemented

Covid-19 stems ‘white’ gold rush

The pandemic hit abalone farmers fast and hard. Prices have dropped and backers appear to be losing their appetite for investing in the delicacy

Surveys predict Black Friday likely to fuel e-commerce

Fear of contracting the coronavirus while fighting off other shoppers will probably change how people shop for sales

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