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Retailers and employers nailed in Covid-19 crackdown

More than 300 complaints have been lodged against unscrupulous suppliers and business owners, who are now under the microscope for violating the Disaster Management Act

Debt relief won’t be a quick fix

Writing off debts of the poor, as laid out in a Bill before Parliament, may take up to seven years

Editorial: It’s inequality that breeds violence

'The persecution of the weak and the vulnerable finds new iterations all the time'

Icasa regulations fail to deliver

The amendments don’t address high cost of data, which many consumers hoped for

Tiger Brands’ share price down following listeria revelations

The company is one of the largest food manufacturers in the country, and the 7% fall equates to a R5.6-billion drop in its value

Consumer commission to hear e-toll complaints

The National Consumer Commission says it will take up complaints about e-tolling but has encouraged consumers to not make it their first option.

Thuli Madonsela finds DTI general abused power

The public protector has found that Lionel October abused his authority by interfering in the National Consumer Commission's HR management.

Sanral plans to keep motorists calm (and carry on e-tolling)

The SA National Roads Agency is hoping to "allay fears" by issuing revised terms and conditions for motorists who register for Gauteng e-tolling.

Sanral accused of ducking legal action

The Democratic Alliance has accused the South African National Road Agency Limited of trying to duck legal action over the e-tolling system.

Winning bid to out auction ghosts

The Auction Alliance case of ghost bidders and collusion has confirmed the consumer commission's powers and capabilities.

Battle for control of opt-out list

The Direct Marketing Association's bid to manage the "opt-out list" database has been criticised for conflict issues.

Pay TV gears up for battle royal

MultiChoice seeks to delay the tribunal hearing about unbundling channel bouquets, writes <b>Lloyd Gedye</b>

Auction Alliance in alleged money-making racket

Auction company Auction Alliance has allegedly been colluding with banks, liquidators and attorneys in a money-making racket.

Calling for a break from apathy

It is a pity that the National Consumer Commission's lines went down and its emails started bouncing. We need it to be fully functional.

CPA complaints require good record keeping

The National Consumer Commission has highlighted the importance for businesses to ensure they have effective records management systems in place.

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Zuma maintains his true colours at Zondo commission

The former president’s escapades at the commission of inquiry into state capture are a far cry from Nelson Mandela’s response when summonsed to testify in the high court

Gordhan tells Zondo how Moyane wanted to advance the objectives of state capture

The public enterprises minister is being cross-examined by Tom Moyane’s lawyers at the state capture inquiry, as both men seek to defend their reputations

Shadow of eviction looms over farm dwellers

In part two of a series on the lives of farm dwellers, Tshepiso Mabula ka Ndongeni finds a community haunted by the scourge of eviction

Press Releases

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa

Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!