Articles for James Stent

NUMSA’s interdicted national congress to proceed — but a court challenge looms

Journalists kicked out of conference centre

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News | 26 July 2022

Court halts NUMSA congress

Mass suspensions of dissenting office bearers ruled “invalid” and “unconstitutional”

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News | 23 July 2022

Activist accused of fraud returns “stored” furniture

Social Justice Coalition is investigating other purchases by Xolani Klaas, including iPhones and a laptop

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News | 21 July 2022

Doubts over PRASA’s commitment to uphold High Court corruption judgment

#UniteBehind seek to join Siyangena–PRASA case in the Supreme Court of Appeal after rail agency moves to reach settlement in corrupt contract

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News | 15 July 2022

GroundUp reporters hijacked and robbed

This was one of many car hijackings in Philippi and Nyanga this past week

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News | 8 July 2022

Social movement rocked by corruption allegations

Leader of Social Justice Coalition fails to explain expenditure on what appear to be personal items

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News | 23 June 2022

Public Protector overstepped in pension complaint, argues Treasury

Anti-apartheid activist Rose Sonto had his pension revoked. Treasury says it’s not its responsibility to review a decision of the Special Pensions Appeal Board

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News | 20 June 2022

New judge appointed for hearing into Makhubele’s conduct

JSC is yet to confirm a date for the Judicial Conduct Tribunal more than two years after it was established

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Brief | 14 June 2022

Scientists sound alarm on badly run medical studies

More than half of clinical trials analysed showed a high risk of bias. It was especially bad for drug and alcohol studies.

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Science | 13 June 2022

Struggle activist denied his pension

Rose Sonto was banned, detained and jailed under apartheid. But the Special Pensions Appeal Board could find no trace of his activism. Now the Public Protector has ordered a review

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News | 8 June 2022

Ivermectin sent back to the worms by medicines regulator

Programme allowing the import and store of controversial drug for use against Covid brought to an end

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Science | 30 May 2022

Nearly everyone in South Africa has Covid antibodies, study shows

Survey of blood donors in March finds 98% of adults are either vaccinated, previously infected or both

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Science | 27 May 2022

We can beat unemployment through state jobs schemes, says former Treasury official

South Africa can afford a much bigger public employment programme, argues top economist

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News | 25 May 2022

Fresh air and better houses are weapons in the fight against TB

The disease has been rare in rich countries for 50 years, and one reason is decent housing

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Science | 10 May 2022

This vaccine could save tens of thousands of South African lives each year, but we’ll only see it in 2030

Vaccines against TB are much slower to develop than Covid ones

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Science | 9 May 2022

Embarrassing court defeat for PRASA

Judge rules that agency defamed Pearl Munthali

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Law | 20 April 2022