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Scores die in Western Cape’s deadly taxi tit-for-tat

Forty-three people were shot dead in the first six months of this year in the Western Cape’s intractable taxi violence, while close to 100 have been arrested and 40 are on court rolls in connection with the conflict

Ingonyama Trust Board moves to retrench staff

More than 50 workers at the Ingonyama Trust Board have been issued section 189 notices

Solar stuck where sun don’t shine: State spends R289m to store solar water heaters

The national solar water heater programme is set to take off once again this year, but meanwhile the government is spending millions on storing heaters that have yet to be installed

‘The corrupt must go to jail’

As Gauteng braces itself for its Covid-19 peak, the provincial government says it is knuckling down to deal with ‘shameful’ corruption allegations

KwaZulu-Natal is emerging as a new Covid-19 epicentre

Large groups attending funerals and people delaying being tested and treated because they fear dying in hospital has contributed to a spike in coronavirus infections in KZN

Excess deaths increase but we are ‘still in the dark’

The data shows 17 000 more people have died than usual since May, but only 6 000 deaths have officially been attributed to Covid-19

Job seekers hit the pavement in hope and desperation

About 3-million South Africans have lost their jobs during the lockdown. Lester Kiewit talks to people waiting for work on the side of the road in Cape Town

Job losses induce midwife crisis

The pandemic has an especially dire effect on sectors dominated by women, such as birth companions. Doulas are already feeling the pinch

Schools to close for a month due to Covid infection surge — Ramaphosa

The academic year will extend into 2021 in a ‘deliberately cautious approach’ as president confirms South Africa has world’s fifth-highest Covid-19 infection tally

Watch it again: Ramaphosa addresses the nation

President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the nation on developments in South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of Covid-19.

Wet worries for Cape Town’s poorest a perennial issue

A fortnight after an early winter downpour, a recently established informal settlement comes to terms with the Cape’s hydromorphology of seasonal floodplains.

Red flags over Durban’s multimillion-rand Covid-19 overtime bill

eThekwini metro police and security staff are raking in almost R100-million in overtime during the lockdown, with some employees far exceeding the permitted overtime cap of 40 hours a month

Durban mayor pulls plug on R8m online lockdown channel

eThekwini’s enterprising parks and recreation department launched the channel, intended to entertain the city’s people during the lockdown, without getting authorisation

Andrew Mlangeni: The ‘backroom boy’ with a twinkle in his eye

The Rivionia Trialist was a humble, steadfast and sincere man

Charges loom over dodgy R15-million blanket deal

KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala wants to recover R15-million of Covid-19 funds allegedly looted by service providers and civil servants

Mpumalanga municipalities fail to deliver services to informal settlements

The auditor general’s report on local government stated that most councils did not spend their infrastructure development budgets and did not address concerns regarding financial controls

Civil service edges closer to Covid cliff

Public sector unions say the rampant Covid-19 pandemic will have a devastating effect on how the government is run and services are delivered

Coffins are a sad business but they have to be made

The economy may be contracting because of Covid-19, but the funeral sector is on the up

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