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Black Lives Matter? Which black lives?

In South Africa, police brutality and violence affect black, working- class lives in particular. We must dismantle this systemic oppression

The Strandfontein shelter touches a societal and political nerve

What was the City of Cape Town thinking when it decided to round up homeless people and put them in a camp?

The controversial Strandfontein shelter shows the importance of monitoring womxn’s rights during a crisis

Our government’s Covid-19 response and regulations must be subject to stringent monitoring to ensure womxn’s safety and security. This is why the Women’s Legal Centre will be an amicus curae in the case between the City of Cape Town and the SAHRC

Blindness: How the Strandfontein camp was set up to fail

The facility in Cape Town was about quarantining the most vulnerable — the homeless — rather than preventing Covid-19

Homeless exposed to Covid-19

The City of Cape Town is being accused of negligence as it closes the Strandfontein safety camp without testing all the people who leave

Dan Plato: Cape Town is caring for the homeless despite rampant political campaigning

We have honoured President Cyril Ramaphosa’s request to put aside politicking and wish opposition parties would do the same

Cape Town homeless site criticised

Independent reports slam Cape Town’s Covid-19 homeless facility, but the city says conditions have improved since independent monitors visited

Strandfontein homeless site more a prison than a place of safety — Human rights report

Independent reports slam Cape Town’s Covid-19 homeless site, the city says things have improved since independent monitors visited the site

Inside Strandfontein: Cape Town’s Covid-19 homeless site

The City’s Covid-19 homeless site has been criticised for being inadequate to shelter the most vulnerable from the Coronavirus storm, while drug addicts say they’re being left to suffer due to inadequate medical attention

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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

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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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