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Cosatu set the right tone in its public-sector wage negotiations

Trade unions should learn that destroying property doesn't achieve the most desired living wage.

Road tender said to be at heart of Kuruman violence

The Northern Cape, with its abundance of unpaved tracks, is riddled with disputes over the awarding of lucrative infrastructure contracts.

More to Brits protests than meets the eye

Lootings, shootings and blockades of burning tyres show the mounting frustration in North West townships over poor service delivery.

Seven ways in which our government abuses black people

The real problem between black and white South Africans is not white people's attitude, but the government's desertion of black people.

Mohlakeng protesters: The president is failing us

Mohlakeng residents say their march for improved service delivery was peaceful, and claim the mayor instructed police to shoot rubber bullets at them.

Zuma has a bad story to tell

Ahead of elections and President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address, the ruling party has admitted it messed up and broke many promises.

Editorial: Zuma, the people tweet ‘deliver’

The voters' patience is waning, even turning violent.

EFF accused of wreaking havoc in Mohlakeng, N4 closed

Party members have been accused of setting municipal buildings in Mohlakeng alight as protesters stoned motorists and barricaded the N4 near Mooinooi.

Situation in Majakaneng remains tense after protests

Police are monitoring Majakaneng in the North West where protesters have been stoning passing vehicles, resulting in road closures.

Malamulele school in Limpopo set alight, despite lockdown

Forensic teams will investigate the scene in the town of Malamulele in Limpopo, which has been brought to a standstill after month-long protests.

Malamulele protesters ‘trading education for short-term demands’

Protesters in Malamulele, Limpopo, have barred pupils from going to school and say they are giving government until Friday to meet their demands.

Criminalising protest and dissent in South Africa

A new SERI report found that the criminal justice system was "abused" in order to intimidate activists and protesters.

Law used to ‘clamp down on dissent’

Protestors are being unjustly targeted in troubled settlements such as Thembelihle, a report says.

Protests are a cry for political recognition

More than just rebellions of the poor, community uprisings give a voice to those who feel powerless.

Local government needs residents to get involved

Service delivery protests are emblematic of a crisis of representation in municipalities and will only stop when citizen participation is embraced.

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Finance probe into the Ingonyama Trust Board goes ahead

The threat of legal action from ITB chairperson Jerome Ngwenya fails to halt forensic audit ordered by the land reform minister

Fake trafficking news targets migrants

Exaggerated reports on social media of human trafficking syndicates snatching people in broad daylight legitimate xenophobia while deflecting from the real problems in society

Female cops sent for rape counselling

Brigadier Sifiso Cele denies the rape allegations, saying that they are part of a smear campaign and that criminal charges should have been opened if the accusations were true

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Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

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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

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

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