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Days of Cannibalism Review: Not a Hannibal Lecter story

Days of Cannibalism tells a compelling story about Chinese traders moving into Lesotho in search of economic success and the effects this has on the Basotho people

Vital remittance flows plummet due to Covid-19 lockdown

Money sent home by migrant workers in South Africa fell about 80% in April after the hard lockdown was instituted

Moz miners’ misery unveiled

Migrant workers faced many depredations on their railway trips to and from Mozambique

Despite legislation, workers’s rights are still abused

The Constitution enshrines the right to dignity, but it should also include the right to work

Leaving home means leaving family – and could have health implications

Leaving home means leaving your friends, family and social support. But it's worse than that.

Plant, pick, pack: Finding Mpumalanga’s missing fruit pickers

In this province, the agricultural and mining sectors draw thousands of workers each year – and then they disappear. Here’s why we need to find them.

Uganda bans deployment of workers to Saudi Arabia

The country has placed a ban on the deployment of workers to Saudi Arabia amid allegations of sexual abuse and ill-treatment.

Migrant workers: The human right to access health care

Although migrant farmworkers don't have much of a chance at accessing social security their access to healthcare in South Africa has improved.

Security doesn’t flow across the river

This is the second in a series of four articles about the cross-border portability of social benefits for migrant workers.

Migrants flee Italian town as pope condemns violence

More than 1 000 Africans fled a southern Italian town over the weekend after a wave of violence against migrant farm workers.

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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

Zuma won’t appear before Zondo commission on Monday, say his lawyers

Last year the commission asked the Constitutional Court to force the former president to appear. Although ruling has not been made, the summons remains valid, but Zuma’s lawyers say they won’t honour it

Molefe blames Ramaphosa for Eskom’s woes in statement to Zondo commission

Brian Molefe guns for Cyril Ramaphosa, alleging that the president’s relationship with Glencore was only a ploy to siphon money out of Eskom

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