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Housing activists want probe into City of Cape Town ‘spying’

The City of Cape Town admits it monitors the social-media pages of housing activists but denies that this is spying, as tensions surrounding land occupations increase

Censorship, surveillance could be the biggest rights challenges post Covid-19

The impacts of these infringements could last well beyond the life of the Covid-19 pandemic

Viral authoritarianism during the Covid-19 pandemic

Authoritarian leaders have often used natural disasters to tighten their grasp on power. We are seeing the same happen during the coronavirus crisis, in dictatorships and democracies alike

The pandemic is being used to erode democratic freedoms. Civil society must fight back

Both authoritarian and democratic governments are responding to the coronavirus crisis by instituting frightening new powers

Top court questions surveillance laws

Justice Chris Jafta says Rica legislation is one of the ‘worst drafted’ laws he has ever seen

Boity takes control of her story

Reality shows such as Own Your Throne may be banal, but affluence attracts viewers

The cost of surveillance capitalism

In subjecting ourselves so readily to predictive data, we ignore the commercial interests involved at our peril

Steal my data, feed me lies

Snowdon's book tells the world about his work for the US government, and how he grew disaffected with what they were up to

Is your smart city spying on you?

Social and surveillance states underline the need for inclusive tech

Vumacam’s eye in the sky solution

Smart camera networks help to create a smarter, safer cities

High court finds parts of Rica ‘unconstitutional’

The high court orders some immediate changes to the law that allows government to intercept people’s phones and correspondence

‘Boris the Baby Bot’: The little book about big data

Boris the BabyBot has been dreamt up by researcher and writer Murray Hunter, who focuses on surveillance and data privacy

Tuning surveillance software with African faces

Is Africa following China into a techno-dystopian future?

Government’s thinking on surveillance law is regressive

The law that regulates the interception of communications is being challenged on the basis it can be abused by rogue elements in intelligence

SA’s suburban camera creep tests privacy

Private surveillance firms say they operate within the law, but no court has yet ruled on compliance

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Ithala backs its embattled chairperson

Roshan Morar is being investigated in connection with KwaZulu-Natal education department backpack sanitiser tender worth R4-million and a batch of face masks that vanished

Q&A Sessions: ‘My north star is the patient’

Rhulani Nhlaniki is Pfizer’s cluster lead for sub-Saharan Africa. As Pfizer starts phase III of the clinical trial of their Covid-19 vaccine candidate, he tells Malaikah Bophela that if it is successful, the company will ensure the vaccine will be available to everyone who needs it

Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

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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

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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