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Despite elections, Burundi is still a long, long way from redemption

Whether citizens vote for the ruling party or the opposition, Burundi’s democracy is still in an unfavourable state

Online campaign advocates for tenants’ rights during the lockdown

Rent Strike South Africa says working-class families are struggling to keep up with paying rent during the lockdown. And, although there is a moratorium on evictions, it fears people will be put out on the street when the lockdown ends

Teacher unions warn Motshekga not to jump the gun on reopening schools

Five organisations stand firm on ensuring schools have taken all safety measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus when learners, teachers and school management teams return

Watch it again: President Ramaphosa to address the nation

The president’s address follows a number of meetings with Cabinet and the National Coronavirus Command Council

Bioethics for the pandemic

Our existing ethical frameworks for healthcare decisions were not devised for a pandemic – and it shows

Covid-19, the black swan event that disrupted the green energy transition

South Africa has made some progress in the move to cleaner energy, but at 106 out of 115 countries on the energy transition index there’s clearly much room for improvement

Africa’s ill-resourced healthcare systems need immediate revamping

Now is the time to rewrite a collective script of Africa’s development agenda and the well being of its people

Eusebius McKaiser: How do we decide whose lives matter most?

The way Covid-19 death facts are reported (age and comorbidities) reflects how old people and those with chronic conditions are valued. Scientifically there’s an argument for this, but morally it’s troubling

Political pragmatism is required to survive Covid-19

Political ideologies — communism, capitalism, liberalism — and an unrealistic view of the world as we’d like it to be got us into this mess

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Ramaphosa issues instruction on Western Cape Covid-19 numbers

President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued an instruction to the Western Cape government to recruit more staff to stem the Covid-19 tide

Capture claims plague new private-security bargaining council

Unhappy members of the National Bargaining Council for the Private Security Sector say corporate governance standards are being flouted

A lifeline for the homeless people in eThekwini

eThekwini plans to retain permanent and safe open spaces for people with nowhere to sleep

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Automotive Industry and Covid-19

Many rental fleets are no longer operational and their usually well-maintained cars are entering the market in big numbers

The fourth industrial revolution: It works for UJ

Huge advances in technology make training and the application of medical knowledge better, faster and more widely accessible

PPS Webinar 4: Asset Protection in Times of Uncertainty

The Covid-19 crisis means people are spending more time at home, so they expect different packages from their insurance companies

International Partnerships are key for Africa during Covid-19

Perhaps this pandemic is the jolt that we needed to strengthen intra-country collaboration and revive international friendships

Auditor-General of South Africa seeks request for information

Suitably qualified and experienced vendors are sought to supply tools to assist in the support of financial statement audits

Former bursary student hits a six and lands top job at WPCA

Thuthuka Bursary recipient Tennyson Botes decided to make a difference in his community — and he's doing exactly that

SANRAL to professionalise its finance division with world-class professional accounting designations

'It is about how I can get my staff to acquire more skills and sharpen those skills that they already have,' says SANRAL CFO Inge Mulder

Empowering his people to unleash their potential

'Being registered as an AGA(SA) means you are capable of engineering an idea and turning it into money,' says Raymond Mayekisa

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