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Early-morning exercise: Jo’burg’s three golden hours

Under level four of the Covid-19 lockdown, the hours from 6am to 9am became the time when inner-city residents could use local parks to escape the nightmare around them

Police use sjamboks and rubber bullets to enforce Hillbrow lockdown

In one of South Africa’s most densely populated suburbs, the national lockdown is being implemented with force

Police and military abuses raise concerns amid lockdown defiance

Multiple reports and videos are emerging of authorities abusing their power as they crack down on lockdown violations

Malaicha trade goes digital

A new app lets users in South Africa buy goods that are dispatched from warehouses in Zimbabwean cities

Slice of life: The day I met my first friend

I will always remember the day we met in the park

Moving township tourism away from ‘poverty porn’ to an economic goldmine

This is a crucial growth sector in the South African economy

Catch Jo’burg Pride before it falls

The founders of the annual march are disillusioned with its commercial flavour

‘Is fokol is nex’: The South Western side of life

A week in the life of a Soweto flâneur and the characters of the township he encounters

Provincial breakdown of crime statistics places the Western Cape front and centre

Ten of South Africa's police stations which record the highest number of murders are found in the Western Cape, seven in Gauteng and six in KZN.

1 dead, 7 injured after man opens fire on Jo’burg concert audience

Stolen cellphone said to be at root of shooting incident

Learning on an empty stomach: food insecurity hits students hard

Religious and nonprofit groups play an important role in providing food to students, but sometimes this is not enough.

Face to face with the inner-city miracle worker

Jo’burg churchgoers take a leap of faith in prophet Samuel Radebe’s version of African Christianity.

The blood-stained chronicles: Undercover as a homeless Hillbrow windscreen washer

Mission: Make R400 in this hostile environment as a homeless windscreen washer.

Gay rights pioneer who blazed a trail in Jozi leaves SA richer

Michele Bruno, hairstylist to Jo’burg’s glamour set, and the first Miss Gay SA, opened the way for the LGBTI community, writes Mark Gevisser.

Boxer George Khosi gives his heart to Hillbrow

Training youngsters and young professional boxers is crucial to preparing them for life’s battles, says the thwarted amateur boxing champion.

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SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

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The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

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

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

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