Opinion and Analysis

Government has used lockdown to decide who may protest

Uneven enforcement of restrictions on gatherings leaves protesters confused

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17 August 2020

How government is supporting captive lion breeding

Panel overseeing hunting is loaded with industry representatives

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12 August 2020

We won’t fix development until we fix our municipalities

Citizens have been reduced to passive beneficiaries of state assistance which often never arrives

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30 July 2020

Parliament failed to vet Cele’s nomination for IPID head

Does Jennifer Ntlatseng have what it takes to run the police watchdog?

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21 July 2020

Housing crisis more complex than it seems

What the eviction of a naked man tells us about our collective response to the housing shortage

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6 July 2020

Who is responsible for government’s failure to deliver?

Food and social grant commitments have fallen woefully short

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3 July 2020

How we count our dead during Covid-19

From 6 May to 23 June, at least 4,000 South Africans died because of the pandemic

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2 July 2020

Budget breaks President Ramaphosa’s promise, say economists

Economists ask Parliament to reject Budget

Signatories of open letter to Parliament's finance committee

1 July 2020

Postbank security breach highlights SASSA’s failures

SA Social Security Agency seems unable to administer social grant payments

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17 June 2020

The CCMA in a time of Covid-19: delaying and denying justice?

If the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration can’t even read its emails, it may as well close down

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9 June 2020

It’s World Oceans Day: Government needs to treat fishing communities better

Thousands of people are forced to fish illegally or with recreational permits

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8 June 2020

Covid-19: Why is important data being kept secret?

Government’s lack of transparency means analysts cannot evaluate whether a strategy is working

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8 June 2020

Open letter to Judge Zondo: Please resume Commission hearings

20 organisations ask state capture commission to issue interim report

Civil Society Working Group on State Capture

3 June 2020

Feeding poor people: The national government has failed

But civil society, provincial and local governments have tried to fill the gap

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2 June 2020