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The corporatisation of food in South Africa

We can only end hunger when people have control over what they eat and how that food is produced

A cycle of diminishing expectations

South Africans are learning the hard way that corruption cannot simply be solved through technical fixes and increasing “accountability” through locking the villains up

Cartoon: No escapé for Signor Agrizzi

Angelo Agrizzi will have to enjoy the South African government’s hospitality for the time being

Pandemic profiteering: Activists sound the alarm over Big Pharma

Big Pharma is already showing signs of putting revenue ahead of saving lives in the race to find a Covid-19 vaccine, according to experts

‘I get nothing at the end of the day’

The taxi industry is the backbone of South Africa’s public transport system. But its drivers, at the mercy of their bosses and government, are struggling to survive the new Covid-19 rules

Bongekile Macupe: The virus now has a face

Covid-19 has become a reality for the people living in Bongekile Macupe's village in the Eastern Cape

Covid-19: Free the evidence

Governments need to provide the modelling and data informing the strategy to control the spread of the novel coronavirus

What happened to the Covid-19 special grant?

The newly established grant intended to bring informal economy workers into South Africa’s social security net during the lockdown has had a disastrous start

Khosa judge: Restore people’s trust

The Defence Force and the Independent Police Investigative Directorate now say their inquiries into the death of Collins Khosa are not complete

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...

Eusebius McKaiser: A few critics are smoking some strong stuff

Blame and praise can’t be apportioned to individual leaders of a collective Cabinet

Covid-19 crisis: Audit offices must rise to the occasion

The government’s good work can easily be undone should the risks of fraud and corruption not be addressed proactively

Covid-19 economic relief package gets a R800-billion boost

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has outlined the fiscal and monetary policy interventions implemented by the government in its fight against Covid-19

Refugees safe for now but what about after lockdown?

The City of Cape Town has said in a statement that it is working around the clock to keep vulnerable people safe

Editorial: Government must just do better

The World Health Organisation continues to praise South Africa’s public-health response to the pandemic. That praise, however, will be long forgotten if we are not able to meet all our other challenges with the same alacrity

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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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