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Manage urban transformation to avoid infrastructure blockages

It is possible to urbanise without congestion and the attendant ills through emphasis on better institutions, writes Eddie Rakabe

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’

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Unions cry foul over SABC dismissal costs and retrenchments

Broadcaster bodies say claims that a recent skills audit is unrelated to retrenchments are ‘irrational’

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

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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'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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