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Panic over water in Gauteng is misplaced
Panic over water in Gauteng is misplaced
It has been a hot, dry October in much of the interior of South Africa. And the rains have started later than usual. So it was not surprising that...
Rain brings tentative hope of a normal farming season
Rain brings tentative hope of a normal farming season
Some parts of South Africa have received near-normal showers, which has ignited a renewed hope for a normal season for farmers.
Our future is here: Empty taps, dry lands, thirsty power plants
Our future is here: Empty taps, dry lands, thirsty power plants
Johannesburg uses 530-million more litres of water than it is allowed to – every single day. And taps and reservoirs in Gauteng,...
Municipal corruption remains rampant
Municipal corruption remains rampant
Since 2002, 239 cases involving R1.4-billion in dodgy spending by municipalities have been referred to criminal prosecution by the Special...
Digitising delays ANC elections
Digitising delays ANC elections
Problems with the ANC’s electronic membership system are likely to delay key elective conferences in a number of the party’s provincial and...
Collusion, competition and corruption — A new Rx for better healthcare?
Collusion, competition and corruption — A new Rx for better healthcare?
If you were a hospital manager, what would be the very first thing you'd do when you got to work every day?
Provinces push for matric passes
Provinces push for matric passes
In an investigation into the human cost of matric, the Mail & Guardian documented a year that overwhelms and damages both teachers and...
The shame of being a South African in the rest of Africa
The shame of being a South African in the rest of Africa
My first major story as a foreign correspondent was Egypt’s Arab Spring. I arrived in Tahrir Square in Cairo early on 2 February 2011, which is...
South Africa is burning: femicide, xenophobia and protests
South Africa is burning: femicide, xenophobia and protests
Over the past few days South Africa’s major cities have burst into flames. This is not new. Co-ordinated and sporadic acts of violence linked to...
What’s driving our electric future?
What’s driving our electric future?
Imagine pulling into your local shopping centre to buy your groceries and leaving the parking lot fully refuelled. Or perhaps you’d prefer to...
Hospital crime endangers workers
Hospital crime endangers workers
Staff held at gunpoint, kidnapped newborns and assaults — more than 30 hospitals across the...
Strangers are blamed for our burdens
Strangers are blamed for our burdens
In times of economic crisis, the flourishing of fear and ignorance always seems to coincide with the death of common sense and compassion. As...

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