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Bo-Kaap locks itself down early

Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap community was effectively sealed off from visitors more than a week before the president’s announcement

An open letter to the City of Cape Town: Land restitution and the Rondebosch Golf Club

Families were forcibly removed during apartheid and this dispossession has not been rectified during democracy

Proclamation 73: Forgotten people returned to history

An exhibition draws on people’s personal albums to reconstruct a past that is missing from current narratives

Attacking SA’s race laws bought time

There were small gains to be had by finding loopholes in the laws that bolstered apartheid

Architecture should be based  on people’s needs

Development initiatives need to consider the contexts, past and present, in which they occur to ensure human-centred solutions

Land restitution is an urban issue

It has been largely successful but limited by family fights and an urban land shortage

​Arundhati Roy: Brilliant, troubled and troubling

The acclaimed author unwittingly finds herself in disputed territory but she sticks to her principles and keeps on fighting

How land expropriation would work

The way in which land is expropriated is just as important as the outcomes that are achieved

Building bridges over taken land

"Do I go Winnie or Mandela on him? Urrrggghhhh, I’m just trying to get fit, I don’t want to think about racism right now bletty shet".

Of pain(t)ful pasts and parents

‘Grace’ explores the imbalance of concealing and confronting as well as inherited histories and the complex ways they influence the future

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Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

Epic fail: Africa’s Fortnite battle

Forced onto the backfoot by poor ping and overseas servers, African gamers are getting creative in an attempt to play one of the biggest competitive games. In the second instalment of our gaming corner, we chat to some of the innovators

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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

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

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