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More than 70 000 homes built for Gauteng citizens

MEC urges construction companies to work on weekends and in evenings to speed up delivery

‘It’ll happen again’ say Silver Town  fire victims

Residents claim politicians flock to Khayelitsha in times of tragedy, but leave with empty promises

Shack fires bring more legal woes for De Lille

A Gauteng businessman blames De Lille for costing the city millions of rand in relief efforts for shack fires that could have been avoided.

These inhospitable living conditions are the reason the #HoutbayProtests erupted

At least one person died after being caught in a hail of rubber bullets and tear gas when protests broke out in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay.

Violence spirals as Ekurhuleni metro destroys shacks

The rumour of killings was false, the authorities said, but by then it was too late.

​Auntie Maria takes control in Flamingo

Working with Cape Town City, NGOs and residents, the shack settlement is transformed.

Bottom-up development must start taking root in South Africa

Big strides are being made by involving poor people in making strategic decisions

Eviction ruling spurs on shack dwellers

Authorities have warned that the need for court orders could hamper planned development.

In the business of building shacks

Sheffield Road in Philippi has become one of the city’s best-known places to buy a shack, where builders make a living providing affordable housing.

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Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

AG’s report reveals the municipalities where money goes to waste

Municipalities are in complete disarray, with many of them flagged by the auditor-general for deliberate lack of accountability and tolerance for transgressions by political and administrative leadership while billions are squandered.

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

Sizwe Nxasana talks about the macro-economic impact our country will suffer if the accountancy profession fails to transform its pipeline in the pandemic

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