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African governments and the Covid-19 fallout

The “Covid-19 Kairos” has provided governments with the opportunity to leverage the pandemic to create comprehensive sustainable economic development policies for all Africans

Mandela would be disturbed at statistics showing how some South African children live

A large percentage don’t have access to adequate housing, food, clean water or sanitation, putting them and their families at a higher risk of the coronavirus

Asivikelane campaign gives a voice to those living in informal settlements

A response to the coronavirus pandemic is paving the way to ensure people get the attention they deserve and hold government to account

Municipalities need to be reminded of their role in the country

It is usually the most vulnerable in society who are most dependent on local authorities, yet they are the ones stealing from the poor

The Covid-19 pandemic is not an excuse to trample on human rights

By violating basic human rights, governments risk inflicting a double tragedy on their most vulnerable populations

Covid-19 and the call for solidarity: Challenges for informal settlements

It is difficult for residents of informal settlements to follow guidelines to prevent Covid-19 transmission, such as hand-washing, in the absence of access to water. It is governments’ responsibility to provide these basic services

Water Research Commission launches Sastep

Innovative sanitation technologies will create thousands of vital jobs

​Women should design public toilets

Consulting women about their needs would go a long way towards ensuring their health and safety

Only half of clinics and hospitals in this country meet basic hygiene standards

What if your doctor couldn’t even wash her hands before examining you?

Township sanitation remains the pits

The commodification of basic services is to blame for the current appalling situation

Women prove that social franchising can work

Creating opportunities for themselves while uplifting the community

Secure water future for South Africa through an innovative sanitation market

We have to change our mindset for a sustainable future

Flushing money down the loo

​It’s no secret that South Africa’s water sector faces big problems. Old infrastructure is falling apart

Solid waste management and sustainable development

Waste management is a basic human need and can also be regarded as a basic human right

‘Parents, NGOs must pay for school toilets’

The state’s lawyer says that school sanitation can’t rest solely at the doorstep of education authorities

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Durban city manager says NPA erred in his bail conditions

The corruption-fraught metro is coming to grips with having a municipal manager who is on bail for graft, yet has returned to work

SA justice delays extradition of paedophile to UK

Efforts to bring Lee Nigel Tucker to justice have spanned 16 years and his alleged victims have waited for 30 years

Johannesburg cannot police its future

South Africa’s biggest city is ground zero for debates about the long-term effectiveness and constitutionality of militarised urban policing and how we imagine the post-Covid city

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Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

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