Articles by James Stent

PRASA CEO Zolani - aka Kgosie - Matthews: an embarrassing appointment

He has been suspended because of information that should have been known to the board before he was appointed


23 November 2021

New Covid treatments might be slow to arrive in SA

Two new pills show promising results but there’s no certainty on their availability here


18 November 2021

Social grants: the research behind the controversy

We look at how different grants were evaluated in the recent SALDRU study


11 November 2021

Scathing report released on Cape Town’s homeless policies

The more than 400-page report was compiled by The Inkathalo Conversations and commissioned by the City in 2020


4 November 2021

Undocumented people can now get Covid vaccines - in some areas

Provincial pilot programmes are underway but details are vague


21 October 2021

Covid-19: Is it time to allow home-testing?

Some scientists argue it will reduce transmission, but the South African regulator is worried

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19 October 2021

National pension reform: could it be done?

The Department of Social Development’s proposals have been described as ludicrous, but are they really?


14 October 2021

National pension reform: Protecting the funds from state capture

There are novel checks and balances


11 October 2021

National pension reform: Why we must do it

Our pensions and social protection system is broken and unfair


7 October 2021

National pension reform: This is about everyone’s future

Unpacking the Green Paper on social security reform


6 October 2021

IEC calls for more election observers

Over 23,000 voting stations but only 6,000 observers expected currently


1 October 2021

Nick Hudson opposes SA’s vaccination plan. What he hasn’t said is that his company makes alternative medicines

Hudson is a director of a company called Brenn-O-Kem that manufactures “nutraceuticals”


28 September 2021

Salt River community celebrates shared heritage with the Palestinian cause

New murals a break from “cultural gentrification”


27 September 2021

Lottery made accusations against our reporter. Now it can’t back them up

Minister Ebrahim Patel responds to questions in Parliament


15 September 2021

PRASA is building a world-class system, claims CEO

But Cape Town train commuters will wait until December 2022 to use the Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain line normally again


8 September 2021