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Emergency! City of Joburg’s tender processes investigated
Emergency! City of Joburg’s tender processes investigated
The City of Johannesburg has awarded contracts of about R3.9-billion over the past five years without going through regular tender processes....
Raw power dumped on farms
Raw power dumped on farms
There is an expansive view of northern Johannesburg from the edges of the informal settlement of Diepsloot. Below, on the dusty and wintry...
This piggery can’t go to market
This piggery can’t go to market
Mike Fysh, the owner of a family-owned piggery about 20km north of Pretoria, is as congenial and relaxed a person as you could hope to meet, given...
Jozi’s biogas plant goes to waste
Jozi’s biogas plant goes to waste
Sewage can be a mess. It despoiled the Vaal River so badly that the army had to be called in, and recently a plant failure turned Durban harbour...
Parents scrambling to get spaces in Gauteng schools
Parents scrambling to get spaces in Gauteng schools
The Gauteng Department of Education’s online application for next year’s admission for Grade 1 and 8 pupils has already received some 200 000...
Alex is a ‘disaster-in-waiting’ – Gauteng settlements MEC
Alex is a ‘disaster-in-waiting’ – Gauteng settlements MEC
According to Dikgang Uhuru Moiloa — Gauteng’s MEC in the department of human settlements — as the situation stands in Alexandra...
Sex workers do it for their kids
Sex workers do it for their kids
“I never was the fantasy/ Of what you want or wanted me to be/ ... But don’t judge me so harsh, little girl/ So, you got a playboy...
OLICO Maths pupils score top marks in matric
OLICO Maths pupils score top marks in matric
The OLICO maths project is committed to making mathematics accessible to children from grades R to matric by giving them the tools and understanding they need to move on to the next phases of their lives....
The state of Joburg’s pipes
The state of Joburg’s pipes
Johannesburg’s infrastructure includes 22 000 manhole covers. To get water to homes, the utility has 117 reservoirs, 31 pump stations and 1 100km...
[Video]Want to write a story people won’t forget? [WATCH] this
[Video]Want to write a story people won’t forget? [WATCH] this
When it comes to weaving a good yarn, the devil really is in the detail.
The third of us who live with so little
The third of us who live with so little
New data from Stats SA show that, despite a decline in poverty between 2006 and 2013, it has started to rise again. The latest Poverty Trends in...
'I will rape them personally, those drunkard women in the short dresses'
'I will rape them personally, those drunkard women in the short dresses'
Brown Lekekela heads over to the flipchart that hides a red and gold advert for Lion Lager emblazoned with the words “choose with pride”....

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