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Ramaphosa announces R500-billion Covid-19 package for South Africa

President announces an ‘extraordinary coronavirus budget’ with R20-billion for healthcare and spending on the pandemic equal to 10% of national GDP

A chance to ‘reimagine South Africa’

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to announce the government's long-awaited economic stimulus plan to deal with the effects of Covid-19. The key will be getting loans for a stimulus without ‘selling’ the country.

Social workers are an untapped resource to address the psychosocial effects of Covid-19

What the government seems to have missed is that we are facing not just a medical crisis, but a psychosocial predicament that may have far-reaching consequences

Review: The pandemic could change politics as we know it. Here’s a guidebook

Jakkie Cilliers’s book about igniting a growth revolution in Africa has some timely lessons as we seek ways to mitigate the economic effects of Covid-19

‘Frustrated’ police resort to force

Regulation uncertainty leaves slap-happy police and soldiers to decide when people should or shouldn’t be allowed on the streets

Dlamini’s departure ends a career characterised by incompetence and arrogance

ANCWL president remains defiant and plays the victim to the end as she bows out as an MP

How state funds are sliced up

At R375-billion, education is the fastest-growing expense on the government’s bill

Top NPA prosecutors lacked the will to probe foreign bribery cases, inquiry hears

Senior prosecutor Chris Macadam detailed, to the Mokgoro inquiry, how he was sidelined from foreign bribery cases

Net1 subsidiary goes to court to compel Sassa to pay grants into its accounts

Moneyline claims that the South African Social Security Agency has moved beneficiaries to the South African Post Office against their will

Sassa: Get new cards or risk not getting grant payouts

The social security agency says it will not extend the December deadline to switch to the new Sassa cards

Editorial: If we don’t fix it, IMF may

'We should fully expect that the IMF’s main focus would be our costly civil service and bloated, indebted and dysfunctional state-owned enterprises'

SA’s ‘welfare state’ is in trouble

The government has to make tough decisions about social grants in the face of poor economic performance

Editorial: Sassa’s misstep is beyond apology

'How far can you fall in the three days that you stood in line, having been forced to borrow money to pay taxi fares to get to a collection point?'

Sassa urges patience, assures grants will be paid despite difficulties

​Social grant beneficiaries who draw their money at ATMs might have to wait a little longer to access it

CPS drops its rate for social grant payments

For now, Cash Paymaster Services is prepared to charge Sassa R45 to pay social grants in cash, rather than its initial pitch of R66.70 per beneficiary

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Traditional healers need new spaces

Proper facilities supported by well-researched cultural principles will go a long way to improving the image and perception of the practice of traditional medicine

Limpopo big-game farmer accused of constant harassment

A family’s struggle against alleged intimidation and failure to act by the authorities mirrors the daily challenges farm dwellers face

Zondo tightens his grip with criminal complaint against Zuma

The state capture commission’s star witness now faces a criminal complaint and another summons

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Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

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