Analysis

How well has South Africa done at reducing Covid deaths?

The answer may surprise you

By Nathan Geffen and Alex Welte - 18 August 2020

Parliament failed to vet Cele’s nomination for IPID head

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

By Daneel Knoetze - 21 July 2020

Who is responsible for government’s failure to deliver?

Food and social grant commitments have fallen woefully short

By Jeremy Seekings - 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

By Liezl Human and Nathan Geffen - 2 July 2020

Postbank security breach highlights SASSA’s failures

SA Social Security Agency seems unable to administer social grant payments

By Lena Gronbach - 17 June 2020

Feeding poor people: The national government has failed

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

By Jeremy Seekings - 2 June 2020

Here’s what the models predict about Covid-19

But beware: soothsaying has a checkered history

By Marcus Low and Nathan Geffen - 22 May 2020

SASSA’s big test: When will the emergency Covid-19 social grant be paid?

Many South Africans have no income

By Jeremy Seekings - 19 May 2020

Police watchdog promises to improve, but controversial targets remain

Funding shortfalls call into question IPID’s ability to fulfil its mandate

By Daneel Knoetze - 14 May 2020
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Covid-19: Slain Alex man’s case highlights failures of police and army watchdogs

Many allegations that accountability has got worse during lockdown

By Daneel Knoetze - 6 May 2020
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Amendments to City of Cape Town by-law: are they constitutional?

Proposed amendments would allow officials to conduct search and seizure without a warrant

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 30 April 2020
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Covid-19 grant: We can learn from Namibia

Emergency grant was paid out to hundreds of thousands within three weeks

By Jeremy Seekings, Lena Gronbach and Nicoli Nattrass - 29 April 2020
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Covid-19: Ramaphosa’s plan is good, but the budget is insufficient

An in-depth analysis of the social grants component of the relief package

By Jeremy Seekings - 23 April 2020
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Covid-19: Unpacking President Ramaphosa’s rescue package

A major step forward, but some warning lights are flashing

By Gilad Isaacs - 22 April 2020
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Covid-19: Prison inmates are in immediate danger

Picture 70 to 100 people in a room that is 8x24 square metres

By Peter Christians - 21 April 2020
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Covid-19 shows us that executive pay cuts are possible

Here are the companies that have committed to cuts

By Tracey Davies - 16 April 2020