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Competitors take on the post office

Blamed by many South Africans for offering a shoddy service, the embattled institution faces financial strain and serious competition

CPS is now claiming over R1-billion from Sassa

This revelation is contained in documents and correspondence between the embattled SA Social Security Agency and the Net1 subsidiary.

Letters to the editor: August 28 to September 1 2017

Readers write in about health equity, the Post Office, and Krotoa

MPs accuse Sassa of ‘delay tactics’

Come March 2018, the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) may find itself in a "mad dash" to secure grant payments once again.

Postbank could speed up change

The SA Post Office is embarking on what it hopes will be the final stretch before becoming the Postbank, a fully fledged banking service provider.

Concourt judgement disproves Dlamini’s assertions of ‘media-created’ grants anxiety

Although the Teflon minister remains unscathed, misleading Parliament may come back to bite her.

Dlamini rejects Gordhan’s social grants proposal

The social development minister has 43 days to ensure the 17-million people get their money. She has had since 2014 to sort out the problem.

Barking up a lot of weird trees in 2015

We caught up with some local celebrities and politicians to find out what they hope to achieve in the Year of the Goat.

Post office strike continues as union talks collapse

As letters and parcels continue to pile up in post offices across South Africa, there appears to be no end in sight to the long-running strike.

Mafika Sihlali: A man ‘in a hurry’ to succeed

Despite the movement restrictions imposed by the fact he is out on bail, Mafika Sihlali is a hard man to find. Phillip de Wet reports.

ConCourt hearing could change methods of foreclosure

A mix-up at the Post Office might change the way companies foreclose on those in debt, following a Constitutional Court hearing in Johannesburg.

Post Office reports trading profit up 40%

Members of Parliament heard on Tuesday that the South African Post Office has made 40% more trading profit in the first six months of this financial year than it did last year. Chief financial officer Nick Buick said that the six months' net profit for this year was R210-million, 20% above last year's interim result.

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention