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EFF tackles apartheid legislation

While the ANC in Parliament found itself defending the presence of FW de Klerk at the State of the Nation address last week, the government was also — in court this time — defending an apartheid-era law

Hope for domestic workers

Proposed new legislation would make it possible for domestic workers to claim compensation for injury, illness or death on the job

Gautengers move to shacks and gated estates

Shacks have increased by 204.7% and gated houses by 248.8%, showing a widening gap in the kinds of homes built in the country’s most populous province

Police defence on Marikana falls flat

A report highlights inconsistencies that demand that the police should scrutinise their actions

Six years on, still no justice or closure for Marikana victims

As thousands of mining jobs are cut, families of striking workers slain in 2012 still await compensation and justice

A little light shines for Marikana

Widows have accepted the settlement offer because they have no fight left in them

Scramble for minerals leaves rural families homeless

Rural dwellers displaced in the pursuit of corporate profits lose far more than just their land

Senior police officials to appear in court for Marikana massacre

​Nine senior police officials are to appear in connection with the Marikana massacre― more than five years after the tragedy occurred

Life expulsion from Rhodes for ‘conduct beyond lawful boundaries’

​Two unnamed student activists have been expelled for life from Rhodes University, while protesting against rape culture at the university.

Evictees: Fattis was not a hijacked building, we owned property and rented legally

The City has until Thursday to file a report on the alternative accommodation for Fattis residents.

Mashaba points finger at civil society: #JhbFire ‘was bound to happen’

Mashaba said he knew the fire was going to happen according to findings he had collected, and blamed human rights lawyers

Landlords have to pay for housing for evicted people and other myths

We dispel some of these myths using what we already know when it comes to evictions and temporary alternative accommodation.

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Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

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

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