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Young graduates fear falling into trap of ‘nothingness’

A quarter of South Africans are unemployed but in once thriving industrial areas such as the Vaal Triangle, even qualified youth can't find jobs.

Shebeens’ dreams go up in smoke

Furious tavern owners have complained that the proposed anti-smoking laws will not only destroy township businesses, but also kasi culture.

Dear Gwede, recall Zuma now

Activist lawyer Paul Hoffman has called for the recall of President Jacob Zuma, whom he said was "ever more conflicted and compromised".

AfDB sizes up candidates for president

Outogoing African Development Bank (AfDB) president Donald Kaberuka said this week the bank's governance structures and business model "were wrong".

Africa rising leaves the poor behind

The continent has shown strong economic growth in the past decade, but poverty has worsened.

Xenophobia: Residents from Marathon squatter camp share their views

The M&G interviewed the residents of Marathon near Germiston who shared their views on reintegration since the xenophobic attacks.

Not just a library, it’s a revolution

Touched by the passion of the Mohlakeng youths who started the Underground Library, Randfontein mayor Mzi Khumalo has donated land for new premises.

African and Asian leaders call for new development bank

They argued that the World Bank and the IMF cannot solve the world's economic problems, and "a new global economic order" must be built.

Ramaphosa stresses need for Africa-Asia collaboration

The deputy president believes increased investment and trade between developing countries is key to accelerating economic growth

Anything is possible at the Underground Library

Conquering learning disabilities and shyness, the library in Mohlakeng on Johannesburg's West Rand makes magic happen for children.

Living on a beggar’s budget

Unemployed people are slipping through the cracks because most of the country's money is locked up in the financial sector.

MEC: Gauteng’s townships need huge transformation

Gauteng MEC of Economic Development Lebogang Maile says the country's large inequality gap is what contributes to criminality in townships.

Unemployment and corruption push Mohlakeng residents to the brink

Mohlakeng residents say the ANC's failure to deliver on its promises has made it easy for the Economic Freedom Fighters to mobilise the community.

More money in pocket as cost of living falls

The inflation rate has dropped to 5.3% because of the lower oil price, but consumers shouldn’t embark on a spending frenzy just yet.

Siblings coin it from EFF berets and overalls

Brother and sister Tiisetso and Manthemba Teffo make the bulk of their profit these days embroidering and printing EFF merchandise.

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Scores die in Western Cape’s deadly taxi tit-for-tat

Forty-three people were shot dead in the first six months of this year in the Western Cape’s intractable taxi violence, while close to 100 have been arrested and 40 are on court rolls in connection with the conflict

Ingonyama Trust Board moves to retrench staff

More than 50 workers at the Ingonyama Trust Board have been issued section 189 notices

Solar stuck where sun don’t shine: State spends R289m to store solar water heaters

The national solar water heater programme is set to take off once again this year, but meanwhile the government is spending millions on storing heaters that have yet to be installed

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Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

How to tell if you have a hidden contact centre in your business

The important thing to remember is that a contact centre is defined less by the physical space it occupies and more by the customer experience it delivers

Accessing health and justice in a time of Covid-19

The similarities between the HIV epidemic and the Covid-19 pandemic are hard to ignore – the most obvious is the level of premature deaths caused by both

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