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The Covid-19 burial problem for South Africa

The government’s plan to deal with the pandemic and its aftermath includes managing ‘the challenges of bereavement’ that will accompany large-scale deaths

The top ten municipal culprits not paying Eskom debt

​The top 10 defaulting municipalities owe Eskom billions, and a parliamentary committee has resolved to find out why they are not paying their debts

Are municipalities ready to flip the switch?

Three-day summit worked towards practical solutions to energy crisis

Are South Africa’s opposition-led coalition metros flexing their muscles?

Are different ways of governing emerging from South Africa's cities governed by opposition coalitions?

Samwu claims thousands of workers will take part in ‘national strike’

The South African Municipal Workers' Union says over 200 000 workers across SA are set to down tools if negotiations fail to produce desired results.

Construction cartel: Salga wants access to full records

Salga has asked for access to the full records of agreements between the Competition Commission and 15 construction companies.

Local government’s unclean financial reports in a spin cycle

The audit outcomes for municipalities for the 2010/11 financial year were accompanied by handwringing, blaming and credulity-stretching spin.

Battle lines drawn as municipal wage negotiations begin

Wage talks between the South African Municipal Workers' Union and the South African Local Government Association have begun in Boksburg.

Motlanthe laments pace of infrastructure development

Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe says the pace of infrastructure development is lagging behind what the country needs to evolve.

Traditional Courts Bill out of step

Proposed new traditional laws have been slammed by civic groups as unconstitutional, saying they would impede rural women's rights in particular.

Gordhan condemns rate boycotts

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has slammed ratepayer groups who refuse to pay their rates and place their money in trust accounts.

Busa challenges Salga on metro tax

Business Unity SA has asked to meet with the SA Local Government Association regarding a proposed tax on business to help raise additional funds.

Cape Town strikers wreak havoc while JHB stays calm

The DA-run Western Cape has seen the worst of Samwu's strike violence while Gauteng has remained largely unscathed. We look at the tale of two cities.

Double digits, nothing less, says Samwu

Striking municipal workers will settle for nothing less than a double digit wage increase, the South Africa Municipal Workers' Union has said.

Samwu plans to bring JHB to a standstill

Municipal workers will bring the Johannesburg city centre to a standstill this week, the South African Municipal Workers' Union has said.

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Constitutional Court ruling on restructuring dispute is good for employers

A judgment from the apex court empowers employers to change their workers’ contracts — without consultation

KZN officials cash in on ‘danger pay for Covid-19’

Leadership failures at Umdoni local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal have caused a ‘very unhappy’ ANC PEC to fire the mayor and chief whip

The living nightmare of environmental activists who protest mine expansion

Last week Fikile Ntshangase was gunned down as activists fight mining company Tendele’s expansions. Community members tell the M&G about the ‘kill lists’ and the dread they live with every day

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Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

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

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