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EFF eyes municipalities ahead of 2021 local government elections

EFF leader Julius Malema says the party is preparing to govern in many municipalities from next year. It is also launching a programme to defend the rights of farm workers

Covid-19 exacerbates old electricity struggle

The coronavirus lockdown has added new dimensions to a decades-long struggle for electricity in the far west of Soweto, where residents have challenged the situation fiercely in recent weeks

Herman Mashaba wants you to forget

When considering Herman Mashaba’s new political plans, the South African public must reckon with the former mayor of Johannesburg's actual record

Lockdown bins wheelie business

When Pikitup stopped replacing bins for free, it created a new business in Soweto. But the lockdown regulations are strangling it

Inner-city raids: criminal police conduct violates residents’ privacy and dignity

Residents of 11 buildings in Johannesburg have challenged the constitutionality of the raids they were subjected to in the high court

Behind Jo’burg’s dirty tenders

For two years the man parachuted into a City of Johannesburg department dealing with the biggest and most crucial contracts required to run the city has been suspending and sidelining top officials in an apparent effort to direct the outcome of multimillion rand tenders. We track down who this man is and why it had taken so long for the city to investigate him

Mashaba’s xenophobic legacy

The outgoing mayor’s tweet about the arrest statistics of migrants displays both his bigotry and a misunderstanding of how crime and policing work

The fiction, fantasy and horror of ‘Joburg Selected’

The solo show by Sam Nhlengethwa explores the many sites and scenes of the city, caught in a loop of ambition and horror

Flailing coalitions are failing democracy in SA

Battles between the parties affect their ability to deliver promises to the electorate

Garden feeds hundreds in inner city Jo’burg

Hunger is widespread in SA and malnutrition affects children’s growth. Refiloe Molefe is doing her bit to change this with her food bank project

‘Jo’burg uses our fees for slush fund’

The city says it will investigate the missing millions claim by the municipal workers’ union

City of Joburg’s R500-million fire truck tender in court

Losing bidders approach high court to overturn tender award

Slice of life: ‘I fell in love with a space’

It’s an unloved, rusted old factory. But I fell in love with the amount of empty space and the possibilities of what we can do with it

AG targets tender deviations

In part three of a series on how government entities get around procurement processes, the M&G looks at why this is a big problem for the AG's office

Toilet tender is squeaky clean says Masina

Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina has dismissed reports that the chemical toilet tender was dodgy as untrue

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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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