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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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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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