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CPI drops to its lowest level in eight years
CPI drops to its lowest level in eight years
The consumer price inflation (CPI) has come in at its lowest level in eight years, at an annual 3.7% as measured in October, down from 4.1% in...
Why South Africa is the world’s most unequal society
Why South Africa is the world’s most unequal society
The label is used so often it runs the risk of monotony. But a new report sheds light on the full, multidimensional nightmare of South...
Ruff justice: Meet the dogs helping put child rapists behind bars
Ruff justice: Meet the dogs helping put child rapists behind bars
Victim testimonies can be key to securing convictions. They can also be traumatic. Meet the furry friends coming to the rescue....
An end in sight for KwaZulu-Natal learners’ long walk
An end in sight for KwaZulu-Natal learners’ long walk
Nomfundo Ngobese (25) was used to waking up at 4am to walk the 35km from her home in Nquthu, northern KwaZulu-Natal to school. Ngobese was like...
SA unemployment soars to 11-year high
SA unemployment soars to 11-year high
South Africa’s ailing economy continues to shed jobs, causing the unemployment rate to climb to its highest level since 2008, according to the...
Gender violence survivors get crisis fund
Gender violence survivors get crisis fund
A fund to provide emergency support to survivors of gender-based violence will be established using part of the over R1-billion budget allocated by...
No crèche or preschool for 1.1m children
No crèche or preschool for 1.1m children
It is mid-morning on a hot Monday. Driving in Soweto, most streets are quiet — most children are at school and adults at work. The streets of...
The Nigerians who are bullish on SA
The Nigerians who are bullish on SA
As President Muhammadu Buhari visits South Africa this week, two Nigerians with dual residence talk to Lester Kiewit about what makes...
GDP and the valium economy
GDP and the valium economy
You could almost hear the nation holding its breath this Tuesday as the gross domestic product (GDP) figures for the second quarter were released....
Economy rebounds but hold the champagne for now
Economy rebounds but hold the champagne for now
South Africa’s economy rebounded in the second quarter with Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) recording an increase of 3.1% in gross domestic...
Xenophobia and party politics in South Africa
Xenophobia and party politics in South Africa
With the campaigning for the 2019 national elections gripping South African politics, all kinds of xenophobic statements are uttered by most...
Strangers are blamed for our burdens
Strangers are blamed for our burdens
In times of economic crisis, the flourishing of fear and ignorance always seems to coincide with the death of common sense and compassion. As...

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