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Schools are geared up for 2021

Covid disrupted the 2020 academic year but catchup plans have been hatched in the nine provinces, including extra lessons, earlier class times, and subject-specific boot camps

SA accelerating towards virus peak without capacity, experts warn

Despite efforts to prepare for the worst, it is ‘very unlikely’ that hospitals will be able to cope with the onslaught of Covid-19 cases

Education: A state of unreadiness

Evidence shows schools are not ready as the department pushes them to reopen in 10 days

Renewables not a silver bullet for inequality

COMMENT We talk as if building wind, solar and other sources of limitless, clean energy will redistribute wealth and drive social justice globally. We see...

Get over the No 1 matric obsession

The obsessive drive by provincial departments of education to be ranked the best performing province in the matric exams is dangerous and risks compromising...

Hospital crime endangers workers

There may be no quick fix to making our hospitals safer, but there may be one simple place to start

How much does South Africa spend on VIP funerals?

Each province gets over R3m a year to spend on the last rites of its latest and greatest – but if they spend it all in one go, that’s their funeral.

Editorial – Causes before clothes

The legislature should not be fixated on clothes, and the EFF should stop their gimmicks. There is work to be done.

Delivering consistent quality and rapid growth

The family-run business OBC Chickens was founded in 1987 and franchised in 1998.

Call for provinces to stay, but not in current form

The need and usefulness of the provinces has been debated endlessly without reaching a conclusion.

Real governance takes political will

Usefulness of provinces under the spotlight again.

Conflict over the capital business

Clashes over the location of the new capitals have erupted both between and within political parties.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

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