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Government misses the mark on the recovery plan

Government, labour, business and community have come up with a combined economic recovery plan amidst three others to help kickstart the economy. Some are new, while others are old and falter in not taking into account the ‘new normal’

Covidpreneurship: From corruption to rebuilding legitimacy and trust in our political leadership

High levels of corruption and low levels of trust go together; citizens need to use every available resource to hold government to account

Censorship, surveillance could be the biggest rights challenges post Covid-19

The impacts of these infringements could last well beyond the life of the Covid-19 pandemic

There are limits to what a capitalist government can do in this crisis

We need an entirely new way of doing things to put an end to poverty

The democratic process of voting was wearing thin before lockdown

The number of adults who didn’t vote in the 2019 elections reflects citizens’ disenchantment with their representatives. Perhaps Covid-19 presents government with the chance to change this

A chance to ‘reimagine South Africa’

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to announce the government's long-awaited economic stimulus plan to deal with the effects of Covid-19. The key will be getting loans for a stimulus without ‘selling’ the country.

Kenya’s government can’t tackle the pandemic alone. It needs civil society

Kenya’s government has excluded nongovernmental organisations and other groups such as churches from its emergency decision-making. This is a mistake

Editorial: Trust government to put politics first

Once again, political expediency has trumped principled action

​All actions to counter climate change matter

Sipho Kings and Sarah Wild consider the question we all ask: Do our efforts count, or is this just about what big corporations do?

AG targets tender deviations

In part three of a series on how government entities get around procurement processes, the M&G looks at why this is a big problem for the AG's office

Don’t dismiss ANC’s rural voters as ignorant

Critics don’t understand why citizens in the poorest provinces would still back the ruling party

Editorial: A letter to our leaders

'Corruption is not a question of ethics. It is a criminal matter'

Why changes to picketing rules in South Africa pose a threat to strikes

Proposed changes to South African labour laws threaten to set back workers rights

SA’s social policies must be resurrected

As with economics, the state is rudderless, which requires a return to the ideals of the Constitution and a developmental state

Words have the power to effect change

We need to think about the way we speak and the effect that has on society and our country

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Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

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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

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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