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Covid-19 is yet another burden on the shoulders of women

COMMENT This year, Freedom Day on April 27 came and went without celebration for women in townships and...

Editorial: Corrupt, negligent municipalities kill

Local government has long been the site of gross mismanagement and corruption. Both of these deny people their hopes and dreams and can lead to them also losing their lives.

​Eskom will be fixed, service delivery improved, Ramaphosa promises at ANC 108

ANC president says only his party can improve lives, as Northern Cape residents lament their struggles in South Africa’s sparsest province

The enduring appeal of liberation movements

Liberation movements attracted more than half of the popular vote in their most recent parliamentary elections in many African countries

Judgment day for corrupt municipality

Court is set to rule on the Makana council’s failure to fulfil its constitutional duties to town’s citizens

‘I don’t want my children to live like this’

During the last national elections in 2014, Bekkersdal, west of Johannesburg, was the site of protests, sparked by service delivery woes

Umdoni residents want change

Counting Every Person: The M&G Data Desk has analysed voting results across SA for the past 20 years

All our rights should be for all our people

Combating corruption, implementing court orders and holding the state accountable are critical for ensuring human rights for all

The AU needs to walk the talk on corruption

African citizens consistently place corruption amongst their top concerns, with many indicating that they have lost faith in many key institutions

The ANC must offer more than promises to win over South Africans

The African National Congress faces two big challenges: fewer South Africans trust it, while its electoral support has been waning

Township sanitation remains the pits

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

Soweto residents tell the Legislature their problems

The GPL holds quarterly hearings in different areas so that the public can air their grievances, or thank them for addressing issues

Rural areas need change of mind-set

Densification of the towns would improve service delivery and local business should be stimulated

‘Figures prove the NDP is alive and working’

The presidency responds to Paul Berkowitz’s story, ‘Zuma’s rule has savaged the NDP’

​The shit still flows through Deneysville and Refengkgotso

Two years after government promised to solve the problem, sewage sits in yards as pumps stand idle.

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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

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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

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