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Ward councillors are key players

The politicisation of such an important element of democracy leaves residents frustrated and angry

Progress in health, human settlements and education

Masuelle highlighted improvements in delivery of services for education

​The state must invest in rental stock for people earning less than R3 200 a month

Informal settlements, ‘bad’ buildings and overcrowding will increase without this government intervention.

Eldorado Park was built on dreams, many of them shattered by government ineptitude

Eldorado Park, south of Johannesburg, is a place where buildings like Hillbrow Flats once reflected people’s hopes. But that was a long time ago.

North West government spent R54m on abandoned housing project

Despite a housing shortage in the area, R54-million has gone missing in a project that provincial leaders cancelled before completion.

Know your rights, says new government programme

The justice department's Amarightza programme aims to educate the public and officials about the socioeconomic rights enshrined in the Bill of Rights.

SA’s ‘sad story of housing’ – Lindiwe Sisulu

The housing delivery rate fell by 25% in the past five years and the backlog stands at 2.3-million, said Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu.

Grootboom win a house of cards

This week, <b>Niren Tolsi<b>, looks at the transformative impact of Constitutional Court judgments in the communities which need it most.

Zuma teary-eyed over poverty

President Jacob Zuma said he was nearly reduced to tears when he saw a family's living conditions in a shack he visited in Orange Farm, Johannesburg.

Secret Joe Slovo rezoning plans

Western Cape housing minister Richard Dyantyi has applied to rezone land occupied by the informal settlement, despite residents opposing evictions.

Hostel eradication kicks off in Soweto

The launch of a hostel eradication programme in Soweto this week stirred speculation that the Gauteng government had been spurred into action by fears of further xenophobic outbursts.

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Western Cape warned not to be complacent about flat-lining Covid-19 cases

The Western Cape, which once had the highest number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa, is seeing a steady decline in active cases

Sisulu axes another water board

Umgeni Water’s board in KwaZulu-Natal was appointed irregularly by her predecessor, the water and sanitation minister claims

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Associate general accountant reveals why she chose to work in the public sector ­– and stayed

Rakshika Danilala is part of the team tasked with auditing the R500-billion fiscal package allocated by government to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic

Accounting for sustainability: A South African case study

The accountancy profession has been recognised and seen its models replicated as successful models for projects that contribute towards the SDGs

Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

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