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South Africa’s teen moms are on their own

State health facilities and the school curriculum have failed the youth, forcing young mothers into unsupported single parenthood

Water services worse than in 1994 

More than 5.3-million households and 21-million people don’t have clean water, despite money being spent on dams and pipelines to deliver water to 95% of the population. Sipho Kings looks at how R1.3-trillion worth of infrastructure has been subject to so much corruption and mismanagement that many places are worse off than in 1994, leaving the state with a R898-billion bill this decade

GDP declines more than expected, at 0.6%

Most sectors of the economy reported negative growth, with mining, manufacturing and transport suffering the biggest falls

​Analysis of inequality in South Africa remains shallow

The emergence of an upwardly mobile black elite is a success story, but it remains under wraps

CPI drops to its lowest level in eight years

The low consumer price inflation could lead the central bank to cut interest rates, says economists

Why South Africa is the world’s most unequal society

The label is used so often it runs the risk of monotony. A new report sheds light on the full, multidimensional nightmare of South African inequality

An end in sight for KwaZulu-Natal learners’ long walk

A recent court ruling stipulates that the provincial government must release it scholar transport policy by January 31

Economy rebounds but hold the champagne for now

Experts say the increase in GDP is largely a result of a decrease in load-shedding in the second quarter

Unemployment in South Africa is worse than you think

The unemployment figures in Statistics South Africa’s latest quarterly report are shocking, but 3.5-million people are missing from the official count

Unemployment rate at 29% — StatsSA

The number of South Africans without jobs now stands at 6.7-million

Leapfrogging into digital can give youth work

South Africa is in a good position to upskill employees and young people for the 21st century

No easy childhood for SA’s youth

Being a child in South Africa is difficult, but there are programmes that help them to survive and thrive

Latest

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it