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Spain did it, so why can’t South Africa nationalise healthcare to save lives?

South Africa is working towards establishing a publicly-funded universal health service and now, amid the coronavirus pandemic, is the time to implement it

EFF manifesto calls for scrapping of the tender system to eliminate corruption

The manifesto incorporates the party’s seven cardinal pillars — including land redistribution without compensation

ANC divided over Reserve Bank

EFF tries to force the ruling party’s hand to make the central bank state-owned

Jury still out on economic hot potatoes

It is viewed as a “historical anomaly” that the reserve bank has private shareholders. It is recommended that the Reserve Bank be entirely state owned

Editorial: Give privatisation a fair hearing

There is no sense in trying to impose socialist solutions that barely worked even in the advanced industrial countries

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EFF election manifesto plays it safe

Despite it representing a consolidation of its policies, the EFF's election manifesto, launched over the weekend, has shown a few inconstencies.

Malema rips into Zuma’s Nkandla homestead

EFF leader Julius Malema says President Jacob Zuma built an expensive pool at his Nkandla home but nobody in his family can swim.

Zambia to cede control in copper mines

The Zambian government continues to step back from nationalisation as it now looks to cut its stake in the once dominant ZCCM Investment Holdings.

Vavi: Cosatu’s calls for nationalisation not confusing

The Congress of South African Trade Unions is not confused about its call for nationalisation, says its general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

Mining sector kept guessing about ANC’s intentions

Nationalisation of mines is firmly off the table, but there is still a lot of uncertainty about state intervention in South Africa's mining sector.

Mining: Resource nationalism all the rage

Countries around the world have been asking what they are getting from the mining of their resources.

Gwede rejects Amcu’s calls for government to nationalise mines

The government has no plans to nationalise unsustainable mines, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said.

Wasp: Party with a sting in its tail is going mainstream

One of the key demands of the newly formed Workers and Socialist Party, which will enter mainstream politics will be the nationalisation of the mines.

ANC gets decisive on economy, integrity and governance

Jacob Zuma's new ANC leadership has taken its most decisive move to end uncertainty about economic policy by flatly rejecting nationalisation.

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Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

Epic fail: Africa’s Fortnite battle

Forced onto the backfoot by poor ping and overseas servers, African gamers are getting creative in an attempt to play one of the biggest competitive games. In the second instalment of our gaming corner, we chat to some of the innovators

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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