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Waste pickers reclaim their power

Reclaimers have not been deemed essential workers amid the Covid-19 lockdown, threatening their already precarious livelihoods. But they will not let each other starve

Old Mutual establishes creative incubator in Newtown

Spaces like these provide valuable support for young people wanting to pursue creative careers. However, brand promoting is a big part of it

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Trailblazing in the community

Façade reveals Jozi’s entrails

Happy Dhlame’s gritty exhibition weighs up the human cost of gentrification in the city

Get a taste of Fordsburg’s history

Sweetmeats, samoosas, laffa, tikka chicken, jalebi, and a mango lassi. Zaza Hlalethwa eats her way through Fordsburg to get a taste of its history.

‘We’re going to change the Jo’burg skyline’

A new mixed-income housing plan in Jo’burg includes refurbishing ‘hijacked’ buildings

Acclaimed trumpeter Bruce Cassidy promises to take fans on a ‘musical journey’

The musician will be accompanied on stage by a 15-piece string, woodwind, brass, and jazz rhythm group for his November 9 performance at the Bassline.

M&G’s Litfest takes flight, honouring Sol Plaatje on his 140th anniversary

Alongside panels discussing hot topics, shortlisted poets from the Sol Plaatje European Union Poetry Award and Anthology will receive their awards.

Review: Jo’burg restaurant ‘Town’ serves some yummy dim sum

The portions may be on the small side, but the food bar is fast becoming the go-to spot in Jo’burg’s cultural heartland, writes Milisuthando Bongela.

Thembiso Twala, the prince of Newtown

Prince has grown with Jo'burg's urban art scene and had earned his royal moniker by the time the millennium hit.

Obama’s support for gun control has roots in Chicago

Chicago is plagued by deadly shootings where as many children die from guns every four months as were killed at the school shooting in Connecticut.

Americans fear weapon control laws after Connecticut shooting

Karl Durkheimer's gun shop enjoyed record sales of semi-automatic firearms -- "modern sporting rifles", as he calls them -- and handguns last weekend.

Obama calls for ‘meaningful action’ after school shooting

"We've endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years," Obama said during a somber televised appearance in the White House briefing room.

Bagging the best of Jo’burg

Sara Hallatt, the director of the hip Bag Factory Artists' Studios reveals some of her personal tastes.

The fresh Prince of Newtown

Prince Twala is as much part of Newton as the bricks and mortar, and he doesn't like what's going on, writes <b>Percy Zvomuya</b>.

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Sekhukhune’s five-year battle for water back in court

The residents of five villages are calling for the district municipal manager to be arrested

Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

The SIU is investigating 102 companies doing business with the provincial government in Gauteng alone

Vaccine trial results due in December

If successful, it will then have to be manufactured and distributed

Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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