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Cigarette sales ban battle looms

Tobacco companies are fighting to lift the ban on cigarette sales, but research shows people are still smoking — and this is feeding the black market

Battle for control of the City of Tshwane is back on

The DA has won a high court victory, but the ANC is taking its campaign for power to the Constitutional Court. All the while, residents are left leaderless and without services

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

Reining in the public protector

As well as its scathing findings on Mkhwebane’s investigation into Ramaphosa, the high court also made important in-principle pronouncements

Compensation Fund capacity grilled

Despite fears that backdated claims by domestic workers may cripple the beleaguered Compensation Fund, the labour department said it will honour its legal obligations

Law firms hit Road Accident Fund with court action

Billions of rand at stake if lawyers lose out, but the fund says it is only trying to reduce the ballooning costs associated with personal injury claims

Anarchy rules at home affairs

It is unwise to entrust our fingerprints, biographical details and legislative authority to a syndicate of delinquent government officials

Mkhwebane’s CR17 report is ‘confused, inexplicable, irrational’

The Public Protector was derided by the Pretoria High Court for refusing to consider facts logically and for a material error of law

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

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

Zondo argues for more time for state capture commission

But Casac says this should be the final extension granted

Embattled Limpopo municipality fails residents — again

The Sekhukhune district municipality does not have the money to provide water to all its residents

​ConCourt scrutinises interim interdicts in public protector ‘rogue unit’ case

During the hearing the justices of the ConCourt grappled with some of the legal questions posed by its earlier decision in the infamous Nkandla case

Domestic workers are one step closer to workplace rights

The fight to ensure domestic workers are paid when they are injured or die at work does not stop with a high court victory

Mkhwebane hauled to court again

The public protector’s report on Prasa is irrational, according to NGO coalition #UniteBehind

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Centre for Women & Gender Studies

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Greening the Future

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National Science and Technology Forum

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Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

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