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SIU heeds the ‘more orange overalls’ call

In an interview with the Mail & Guardian Data Desk, the head of SIU said it is fixing internal problems

NPA recovers nearly R12-billion

In the past year alone, the Asset Forfeiture Unit has recovered money and assets gained through corruption-related crimes

Want a jet, a car, a house? Gupta sale is on

Money from the dodgy family’s assets will be used to settle debts. Eight companies are under business rescue – but what’s the point?

The high price of coal connections

Eskom is spending R4.5m more on coal each day because of contracts that are lucrative for certain producers

What does ‘fourth industrial revolution’ even mean?

The M&G Data Desk aims to find out what 4IR really is

Emergency! City of Joburg’s tender processes investigated

Three of Johannesburg’s biggest fleet tenders — amounting to billions of rands — bypassed the regular tender process

‘Drugs are the tools for the youth to self-destruct’

A new report reveals that  South Africa is the leading importer in southern Africa of chemicals to make illicit synthetic drugs such as tik

Consultants a fruitless waste

Despite spending more on external services to plug gaps left by mismanagement data shows that municipalities are underperforming

Jozini: Where youth actually vote

The youth of Jozini are determined to make a better future for themselves despite record unemployment

FF+ gains traction in Mossel Bay

And it is not only white conservatives who are donning the party’s green and orange colours

Small parties are shrinking – except for Freedom Front Plus

​Over the past four elections the smaller political parties have been losing votes hand over fist

Umdoni residents want change

Counting Every Person: The M&G Data Desk has analysed voting results across SA for the past 20 years

Where voters won’t come out to vote

Many citizens in the North West have lost faith in elections, saying they do not get what is promised

What women want

There are more women registered to vote than men. In response, political party manifestos have increased their attention to gender issues.

Trust in Presidency up, courts and media down — survey

‘Ramaphoria’ is not dead just yet despite a few bumps on the road to the elections

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

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