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The Covid-19 burial problem for South Africa

The government’s plan to deal with the pandemic and its aftermath includes managing ‘the challenges of bereavement’ that will accompany large-scale deaths

Global leaders converge for summit

Local government bodies are enabled to influence global policy decision-making

Nersa to begin hearings on electricity tariffs

Over the course of three weeks, Nersa will hold hearings on what the debt-laden power utility

Are municipalities ready to flip the switch?

Three-day summit worked towards practical solutions to energy crisis

Eskom to make way for new players

Experts from across the country gathered to chart a way forward to bring cheaper energy to South Africa

Eskom’s death spiral looms large

Corruption claims aside, the utility needs more cash to cover for flagging sales volumes

KZN political killings still unsolved

The Moerane inquiry heard that the assassins of three Richmond municipal officials are still at large

Are South Africa’s opposition-led coalition metros flexing their muscles?

Are different ways of governing emerging from South Africa's cities governed by opposition coalitions?

Cyril Ramaphosa sets his sights on becoming ‘a mayor in a small town’

The deputy president told delegates at a Salga conference that local councillors 'have a great job'.

Samwu claims thousands of workers will take part in ‘national strike’

The South African Municipal Workers' Union says over 200 000 workers across SA are set to down tools if negotiations fail to produce desired results.

Corruption Watch calls for prosecution of construction cartel

Corruption Watch has made a submission to the Competition Tribunal, calling for those involved in the construction cartel to be prosecuted.

SA towns seek R3.9bn reimbursement from 2010 World Cup builders

The SA Local Government Association has said it plans to claim as much as possible from construction companies that overcharged during the World Cup.

R81bn is owed to municipalities, says Salga

At least R81-billion is owed to municipalities for services, says the South African Local Government Association.

Salga calls for municipalities to better manage finances

South African Local Government Association has called for a programme to be implemented to help municipalities struggling with financial management.

Municipal workers, Salga agree to 6.5% wage increase

Municipal workers' unions have secured a three-year wage deal and a commitment from local government to fill 30 000 vacant posts.

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Scores die in Western Cape’s deadly taxi tit-for-tat

Forty-three people were shot dead in the first six months of this year in the Western Cape’s intractable taxi violence, while close to 100 have been arrested and 40 are on court rolls in connection with the conflict

Ingonyama Trust Board moves to retrench staff

More than 50 workers at the Ingonyama Trust Board have been issued section 189 notices

Solar stuck where sun don’t shine: State spends R289m to store solar water heaters

The national solar water heater programme is set to take off once again this year, but meanwhile the government is spending millions on storing heaters that have yet to be installed

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NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

How to tell if you have a hidden contact centre in your business

The important thing to remember is that a contact centre is defined less by the physical space it occupies and more by the customer experience it delivers

Accessing health and justice in a time of Covid-19

The similarities between the HIV epidemic and the Covid-19 pandemic are hard to ignore – the most obvious is the level of premature deaths caused by both

Position of the African Blood Regulators Forum on the use of Convalescent Plasma in Africa as a potential therapy for Covid-19

A potential treatment for Covid-19 is the transfusion of convalescent plasma collected from those who have recovered from into those who are still affected

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