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Who decides the common good?

Striking a balance between individual liberties and the welfare of broader society

New Zealand budget aims to deliver on ‘Jacinda-mania’

Government has boosted spending on welfare and public services in a budget aimed at delivering on promises made during last year's election campaign

​Restoring dignity: a case of social development

Packs handed out at schools help to ease the stress of attaining a good matric pass

Gini’s really out the bottle

I can't say I was exactly surprised by your revelations regarding the inaccuracy of oft-cited Gini data for South Africa.

India launches massive welfare programme

India's government is to roll out the first phase of its hugely ambitious plans to hand out cash to welfare claimants.

China’s welfare success up for debate

As China prepares for its leadership transition, state media has hailed a "golden decade" under the incumbents.

Child grant is SA’s best investment

It is difficult to imagine how R280 can improve the life chances of a child, let alone a country, writes George Laryea-Adjei.

Welfare groups fight for survival

Non-profit organisations fulfilling many of the state's obligations are being crippled by its inefficiency and indifference, writes Heidi Swart.

Welfare state, here we come?

The ANC appears intent on moving towards a full-blown welfare state with a far wider range of state benefits for the poor.

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Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

AG’s report reveals the municipalities where money goes to waste

Municipalities are in complete disarray, with many of them flagged by the auditor-general for deliberate lack of accountability and tolerance for transgressions by political and administrative leadership while billions are squandered.

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

Sizwe Nxasana talks about the macro-economic impact our country will suffer if the accountancy profession fails to transform its pipeline in the pandemic

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