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AG’s report reveals the municipalities where money goes to waste

Municipalities are in complete disarray, with many of them flagged by the auditor-general for deliberate lack of accountability and tolerance for transgressions by political and administrative leadership while billions are squandered.

No back to school for teachers just yet

Last week the basic education minister was adamant that teachers will return to school on May 25, but some provinces say not all Covid-19 measures are in place to prevent its spread

Lawfare hits North West ANC regions

A flurry of legal cases before the party’s regional and provincial conferences are central to Supra’s fightback

Can-do people achieve despite the odds

Our final freedom is the choice we make in our attitude to difficult circumstances — as the stories of 16 exceptional teachers show

Zuma-ists hope to ace provinces

Acolytes of the ex-president gear up take-back regions in Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and North West before the ANC mid-term meeting

Changes to mining Act need work

Proposed amendments to the legislation mandate meaningful consultation with communities but critics say there are loopholes

The Aurum Institute partners with Pelebox to deliver new approaches to healthcare

Collection times for chronic medication have been hugely reduced

Tens of millions spent on repairs but sewage still flows in the Vaal

The Vaal River is the lifeblood for almost 50% of the South African population yet at its banks around the Lekwa municipality, sewage flows into it

Kgosi’s role in vanishing billions

An inquiry reveals that mining houses, auditors, lawyers, the traditional authority and the North West government watched as the law was ignored

The power, the purse strings and the NHI

The NHI Bill proposes major shifts in who controls our national and provincial health budgets. Will the draft legislation rob provinces of control?

Hawk eyes for municipal crimes

A report by the auditor general said most municipalities, which are supposed to be on the front line of service delivery, were in financial difficulty

Numsa strike against sexual harassment is a ‘powerful moment in labour history’

Almost 300 workers went on strike to force management to deal with a longstanding harassment allegation.

JB Marks Municipality in the North West placed under administration

The municipality, that includes Potchefstroom and Ventersdorp, had been placed under administration as per a provincial executive committee decision

North West opts to keep ANC in power

The party has won over 60% of the vote, down from 67.39% in 2014.

Illiteracy is part of a ticking time bomb

Unemployment, corruption, unfair distribution of wealth and the frustration at the cost of living are all powder kegs waiting to explode.

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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

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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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