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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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Health worker infections have risen to 170 at state and private hospitals and two healthcare staff succumb to the disease in a space of seven days

Eastern Cape fails tracing and testing

With the shift to lockdown level three on Monday, details are emerging of how the previous relaxation added pressure to the already poorly performing Eastern Cape Covid-19 response

Foodies cook up feeding schemes

Despite the strain of lockdown, some restaurateurs are keeping bellies full

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Wills, Estate Administration and Succession Planning Webinar

Capital Legacy has had no slowdown in lockdown regarding turnaround with clients, in storing or retrieving wills and in answering their questions

Call for Expression of Interest: Training supply and needs assessment to support the energy transition in South Africa

GIZ invites eligible and professional companies with local presence in South Africa to participate in this tender to support the energy transition

Obituary: Mohammed Tikly

His legacy will live on in the vision he shared for a brighter more socially just future, in which racism and discrimination are things of the past

Openview, now powered by two million homes

The future of free-to-air satellite TV is celebrating having two million viewers by giving away two homes worth R2-million

Road to recovery for the tourism sector: The South African perspective

The best-case scenario is that South Africa's tourism sector’s recovery will only begin in earnest towards the end of this year

What Africa can learn from Cuba in combating the Covid-19 pandemic

Africa should abandon the neoliberal path to be able to deal with Covid-19 and other health system challenges likely to emerge in future

Coexisting with Covid-19: Saving lives and the economy in India

A staggered exit from the lockdown accompanied by stepped-up testing to cover every district is necessary for India right now

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