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Imprisoned in open space: The frustration of unemployment

'After Freedom: The Rise of the Post-Apartheid Generation in Democratic South Africa' looks at how hard it is for most of SA to find employment.

Education round here is not yet uhuru

Our journey to freedom continues: 20 years after democracy, those who can’t read or write are locked in a sinister struggle.

Foreigners brave an uneasy refuge in SA

Immigrants to South Africa still face an uphill battle, but their neighbours seem happy to live and let live.

Democracy has also brought us great inequality

The Nkandla scandal and the Marikana massacre are the lowest points of South Africa's democracy yet.

De Klerk: The lasting challenge of April 27 1994

It is also important to stress that April 27 did not constitute the victory of some South Africans over others, as it is often presented now.

Freedom is the door to the future

We stand together as one nation – and together we will prosper, says President Jacob Zuma.

Murder of ANC guerrilla Kriel haunts sisters 27 years later

Ashley Kriel's sisters appreciate what freedom has delivered, but feel there should be more

KZN’s Romeo and Juliet, two decades later

Two families recall the harrowing times when peace in KwaZulu-Natal was little more than a pipe dream.

Last Boer general fears for the future

General Constand Viljoen says Afrikaners need to establish a political bloc to survive ANC majoritarianism.

Twenty years of democracy: Much has changed, but not enough

While there is better access to a quality life, let us not forget the sacrificies that made our freedom possible and pretend there's no more to do.

Buthelezi: IFP fought for good citizenship

The Inkatha Freedom Party prepared a generation of young people to become active participants in a liberated South Africa.

SA’s 20 years of democracy: Celebration and concern

South Africa requires the same levels of wisdom, insight, ­passion and leadership it had 20 years ago in order to complete the transformation.

ANC and Cope: Freedom unites two generations

Gertrude Shope and her daughter Lyndall Shope-Mafole have taken different routes to meet South Africa's challenges.

Madiba taught me to be a free white Afrikaner in a modern SA

Twenty-four years after Nelson Mandela was freed from prison, Zelda le Grange remembers what he taught her - with freedom comes responsibility.

Tutu: ‘Unfinished business’ of the TRC’s healing

Nelson Mandela's departure from office was a blow from which the commission never recovered.

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KZN officials cash in on ‘danger pay for Covid-19’

Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

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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

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