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Most Gauteng, Western Cape schools in hotspots

Out of more than 25 000 schools in the country, 8 047 were in hotspots and 6 995 of these were public schools. And most of Gauteng’s and the Western Cape’s schools are in hotspots

Relocation rears its head: Bringing de-densification home in Alexandra

About 1 600 families in the Stjwetla shack settlement in Alexandra, Johannesburg are standing on the verge of seismic change. This is one of their stories

Workers battle for UIF payouts

Snarl-ups at the Unemployment Insurance Fund and bosses not assisting employees worsens people’s suffering

An end to police and army brutality is still urgent – Khosa family

The family of Collins Khosa, who died after police and army personnel assaulted him, says the easing of the lockdown does not spell the end of police abuse of power

Alexandra’s black market for booze under lockdown

Underground liquor has a long history in South Africa. Its next chapter is being written under the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown

Remembering David Koloane

His work as a curator, teacher and mentor cemented his role as a hands on, revered voice in Africa’s artistic landscape.

Linda Twala — the father of the nation of Alex

​Linda Twala was born to one of the original residents of Alexandra. He is now known as the father of Alex, a title he takes very seriously

Black people must be free to articulate their anger at the theft of their land

The equality court ruling that the slogan ‘Land or Death’ is hate speech sets a dangerous precedent

Maile launches probe into Mashaba’s ‘stolen’ Alex renewal project files claim

The Human Settlement MEC has initiated a probe into Mayor Herman Mashaba’s claims that a government official stole Alex Renewal Project files

Immediate priorities for Ramaphosa and the sixth Parliament

South Africa faces a host of problems that the new administration must attend to with urgency

Alex citizens just want it ‘to be nice’

Alexandra citizens are struggling, with housing woes and unkept promises making life difficult for them

Whose responsibility is it anyway

A 2018 survey found that 51% of Gauteng residents don’t know which sphere is responsible for water and sanitation services

Despair drives #AlexShutDown

Women who have lived in the township for decades have no access to proper housing, services and politicians

Blameshifting is a pre-poll taster

As the DA and ANC bicker over who failed Alex, Malema gets a warning in

Tyresome lower-case tornado

Tony Yengeni’s tweet implied Mashaba should be necklaced. He has been widely criticised for this, and the DA has laid a charge.

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Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

Roshan Morar is being investigated in connection with KwaZulu-Natal education department backpack sanitiser tender worth R4-million and a batch of face masks that vanished

Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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