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Police killings: How does South Africa compare?

An examination of South African statistics reveal that the police are substantially more violent than those in the United States or Canada

President urges caution against more contagious Covid variant as SA moves to level 1

The curfew is shorter, alcohol sale times almost normal and more people can meet at religious, social, political and cultural gatherings

Celebrate the matric class of 2020 for their resilience and perseverance

This is not the time for faint praise. This year’s class achieved their results amid a pandemic

Dreams of Covid recovery dashed by rising unemployment

According to Statistics South Africa, the unemployment rate reached 32.5% in the last months of 2020 — the highest since the quarterly labour-force survey began

Living up to our promise of ubuntu

South Africa needs active citizens and real change starts in the home, with conversations about social justice

Artificial intelligence presents a moral dilemma

The world has a chance to set a new course so that everyone benefits from artificial intelligence

R350 a month: Inside the lives of special grant recipients

The Covid-19 relief grant helped millions of South Africans, but it ended in January. The M&G spoke to unemployed youth who found the money helpful

Déjà vu as time runs out for schools to get PPE

The scenes from last year, when learners finally returned to school after the hard lockdown, are about to play themselves out again

Top South African cyclist is on a winning track, virtually

Virtual racing is revolutionising cycling, and South Africa’s own Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio is leading the way

The state of the (performing) arts: Theatres try to find their groove

Theatres are opening (and closing) again in fits and starts, driven by a fierce determination to bounce back

Booze, pools, and late(r) nights – Covid lockdown eased

Less strict measures are in place as South Africa moves through Covid-19 second wave

Herd immunity once 40-million have been vaccinated – Ramaphosa

Easing lockdown regulations and allowing alcohol, the president said the majority of vaccines will arrive between April and June

Africa: The only continent where political violence increased in 2020

Militias have increased in numbers and strength, and now outnumber state security forces by four to one

Do the ‘lies of the ANC drown out its honesty’? A Covid-19 case study

The governing party elite seems to have different rules for its members than the regulations imposed on citizens — and the trust deficit continues to grow

Freedom of expression is a crucial factor in managing the Covid-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative effect on journalists’ health, working conditions and freedom to report. Now more than ever, media freedom needs to be upheld

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Don’t be deceived: Covid-19 vaccines are not for sale

Police warn against fake Covid-19 vaccines and urge the public to report any criminal activities

Zondo deplores ‘attempted killing’ of state capture witness who implicated Molefe

The deputy chief justice says an attack on one witness may deter many others from giving evidence

State’s failure to act leaves Mpumalanga community at land grabbers’ mercy

Mpumalanga land claimants have been failed by state organs, whose officials are not helping them to remove land invaders, despite a court order

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