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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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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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