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De Lille hastens IDT closure

The Independent Development Trust’s board and the department of public works and infrastructure have agreed to devise an exit plan, which will see the entity closed by early next year

Crucial state workers given lifeline

Employees at the beleaguered IDT have been given a three-month extension of their contracts

Border walls don’t stop viruses, but a blanket amnesty might

Why South Africa should consider amnesty for undocumented migrants in the time of the coronavirus outbreak.

Still on temporary contracts after 12 years

Employees of the Expanded Public Works Programme have essentially become ‘permanent casuals’ who earn a pittance and have no job security

Pace of land reform weak and pathetic, says Cronin

Jeremy Cronin has ascribed the "pathetic" pace of land reform to factors like weak policy, corruption, lack of will and a lack of capacity

Day Zero is a myth, say protesters looking to fill up at Zille’s residence

The group said they would write to Zille for clarity on why they were not able to get water as per her invitation, and when they could come back.

R47m spent to service empty government buildings, MPs told

Unused government buildings are costing South Africa almost R50-million in rates and taxes, while another R12-million is spent on water and lights.

Public works to discuss Nkandla settlement with officials

The settlement discussion will be held with 12 officials who have been charged in connection with upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home.

Public works misspent R35bn in irregular expenditure

Minister Thulas Nxesi says the billions lost by the department over the past five years is shocking.

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SANDF inquiry clears soldiers of the death of Collins Khosa

The board of inquiry also found that it was Khosa and his brother-in-law Thabiso Muvhango who caused the altercation with the defence force members

The inevitable rise in Covid-19 cases and deaths: What the numbers mean

About 20 people in South Africa die each day from the coronavirus, and this number may peak at 300, while positive cases may reach 8 000 a day, according to some projections

Lockdown set to move to level three countrywide from June 1

President Cyril Ramaphosa notes that the behaviour of citizens during level 3 will determine the fate of the nation

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What Africa can learn from Cuba in combating the Covid-19 pandemic

Africa should abandon the neoliberal path to be able to deal with Covid-19 and other health system challenges likely to emerge in future

Coexisting with Covid-19: Saving lives and the economy in India

A staggered exit from the lockdown accompanied by stepped-up testing to cover every district is necessary for India right now

Covid-19: Eased lockdown and rule of law Webinar

If you are arrested and fined in lockdown, you do get a criminal record if you pay the admission of guilt fine

Covid-19 and Frontline Workers

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PPS webinar Part 2: Small business, big risk

The risks that businesses face and how they can be dealt with are something all business owners should be well acquainted with

Call for applications for the position of GCRO executive director

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory is seeking to appoint a high-calibre researcher and manager to be the executive director and to lead it

DriveRisk stays safe with high-tech thermal camera solution

Itec Evolve installed the screening device within a few days to help the driver behaviour company become compliant with health and safety regulations

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