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Real relief requires the reform of state recruitment

Covid-19 has exposed, among a host of other things, the glaring gaps that appear when the wrong people have been put in the job

Nurses ‘threatened’ after refusing to attend to people in quarantine

Sixteen people identified during mass testing in the Eastern Cape were first taken to a B&B before being taken to a hospital

How to refresh SA’s jaded democracy

We should look to the Philippines, where barangays, or neighbourhood governments, help to empower communities

Angola’s dos Santos family empire in the firing line

Law enforcement agencies are cracking down on the high profile family of former Angolan president José Eduardo dos Santos, accused of plundering revenues from...

Drama rocks Market Theatre

Allegations and counter-allegations are flying between the board’s chair, management and staff

Daughter of Angola’s ex-president sacked as state oil chief

​Angolan President Joao Lourenco has fired his predecessor's daughter, Isabel dos Santos, from her influential post as head of the state oil company

CSIR chief claims ‘state capture’

The council’s boss feels he is being targeted for opposing a bid to meddle in a tender .

Political observers: SA has become a police state

Several political observers have hinted that a recent spate of incidents - dismissed as random acts of crime - may be the workings of state security.

Dos Santos exit plan but a ploy

The Angolan president is buying time in an attempt to diffuse growing political tensions and balance popular demands with his personal interests.

Rent-seeking is gobbling up our economy

When the politically connected keep gorging at the trough, bona fide black talent is kept back, writes William Gumede.

Jobs for pals at state nuclear firm

A whistle-blower has claimed that the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation created a job for the chief executive's wife, Ngeniswa Tyobeka.

Magashule: Cadre deployment is here to stay

"We [the ANC] are not ashamed of cadre deployment. We will continue to implement it without fail," says the Free State premier.

What Mugabe’s red carpet tumble means

The president’s fall on the red carpet made him mortal - but laid bare the nation’s hate and hurt.

Jacob Zuma’s daughter cleared for duty

Thuthukile Zuma's job as chief of staff at the telecommunications and postal ministry has been okayed, but efforts to change the status quo are afoot.

Zimbabwean officials deny vice-president’s resignation

While Zimbabwean officials deny vice-president Joice Mujuru's resignation, President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has embarked on a smear campaign.

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Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

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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

Mental Health

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Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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