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Stella set to retain her perks

Communication minister will keep Cabinet perks during her two months of special leave

Femicide takes its toll on children

They can develop post-traumatic stress syndrome and may blame themselves for their mother’s death

South African politicians resist Trump’s ‘falsehoods’ about South Africa

Deputy president David Mabuza says the US president’s comments are a ‘distortion’

Is South Africa home to more than a million asylum-seekers? The numbers don’t add up

A recent report published by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees claims that there are more than a million asylum seekers in SA.

Elections: Three final fact-checks of the ANC, DA and EFF’s claims

President Jacob Zuma, Mmusi Maimane and Julius Malema pulled out all the stops in their parties' final rallies - but also stretched the truth.

Why South Africa’s unreliable rape ‘facts’ flourish

Kate Wilkinson looks at why wrong rape 'facts' flourish and why the police aren't helping to resolve the problem.

Pharma funding for TB research four times less than government funding

Available data shows significantly higher investment by public and philanthropic institutions in TB research than by the pharmaceutical industry.

Are 41% of South African college students HIV positive?

Africa Check dissects a report claiming that the HIV prevalence rate among students is nearly four times the national estimate.

Five African elections to watch in 2015

With elections scheduled for 15 sub-Saharan countries this year, an Africa Check factsheet looks to the polls for leadership in five volatile states.

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Court must declare Cape Town’s ‘inhuman’ demolitions, evictions illegal, says law centre

The city argues that it is not carrying out evictions, but is acting against land invasions

Back in time to meals on wheels

Cape Town’s oldest roadhouse is hoping to make a comeback during the coronavirus lockdown. Nostalgia is the biggest seller

People’s behaviour stoking Gauteng pandemic

The active case count of Gauteng surpasses that of whole countries. Workers at clinics report a ‘concerning’ relaxation of basic health protocols

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Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

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