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The lockdown: South Africa’s test of its democracy

How South African citizens, the police and the army, and politicians behave during the 21-day lockdown will have far-reaching implications for our democracy

Ramaphosa addresses Alexandra, says he thought Mashaba would have come first

Speaking at Alexandra Stadium on Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa told residents the area “is not a dumping ground”

Kimberley rocked by ‘R260 riot’

Protest action in the Sol Plaatje municipality has been attributed to the mayor's imposition of a R260 electricity tariff

Mr Ramaphosa, this is how to get the country working

Address the clear shortcomings at the local government level, starting with simplification, accountability and an appropriate workforce

How corruption is fraying SA’s social and economic fabric

Reversing the effects of state decay on the poor will take short and long term interventions.

Editorial: Protests show that nothing has changed

The government’s consistent failure to deliver basic services timeously, and its failure to communicate effectively, sets the course of protests.

Twenty-three people live in a two-bedroom flat in Eldos

Three families in too little space: "We literally fight for this room."

‘Uprising’ prediction comes true

In the same week the UN was looking into claims that coloured people were gatvol, rioting erupted.

New stats show that nine out of 11 protests a day are peaceful

Policy decisions such as public policing are based on misinterpreted data, skewing budget allocations.

Service delivery protests set for new highs this election year

Municipal IQ, a body that collects data on protests staged against municipalities says the number of demonstrations are worrisome.

The rainbow is dead – beware the fire, SA

South Africa has been engulfed in a cacophony of contestation as anger bubbles to the surface of our unequal society.

Desperate and divided, SA is gatvol

The big question is: Will people vote for another party, or will it be protests and strikes as usual?

Rent-seeking is gobbling up our economy

When the politically connected keep gorging at the trough, bona fide black talent is kept back, writes William Gumede.

Behind community protests in the platinum belt

Who is responsible for the backlash? A research paper unravels the nexus of land ownership, traditional authority and mining elite interests.

ANC squirms over voter discontent

The ruling party has admitted it failed to follow its own advice – but now there's a real sense of urgency as people's patience wears thin.

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Constitutional Court ruling on restructuring dispute is good for employers

A judgment from the apex court empowers employers to change their workers’ contracts — without consultation

KZN officials cash in on ‘danger pay for Covid-19’

Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

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Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

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

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