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The evolution of backpacking

A look at how the local backpacking culture has transformed

Editorial: Where are the police?

The killings at Glebelands hostel continue amidst accusations of partisan law enforcement - inevitably fuelling perceptions of official complicity.

Glebelands: Fingers pointed at untouchable ‘serial killer’

Still no convictions, despite statements from 50 victims in which the same perpetrator is named.

No reprieve from hostility in Dube

Neither violent protests nor politics have helped hostel residents who still live in squalor.

Trepidation reigns at protest-hit Dube Hostel

The calm prevailing at Dube Hostel hinges on whether the electricity problems it is experiencing can be fixed for good, according to hostel leaders.

Adequate housing a major practical challenge

The hostel systems of the past have to be replaced by housing with one individual per room, writes Johann Barnard.

Hostels must be integrated into inclusive housing policy

The Inkatha Freedom Party in Gauteng has welcomed the investigation by the M&G into the hostel situation faced by numerous families in Soweto.

Crumbling hostels refuse to go away

A lack of management as well as distrust and infighting have brought redevelopment to a halt. Kwanele Sosibo reports.

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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Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Sassa disses disability grant applicants

Towards the end of level four of the lockdown, Sassa offices reopened for applications for old age pensions and childcare and foster care grants, but not for disability grants

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

Press Releases

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

Sizwe Nxasana talks about the macro-economic impact our country will suffer if the accountancy profession fails to transform its pipeline in the pandemic

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