Analysis

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
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Police kill three people in three days of lockdown. This is normal for South Africa

Lockdown exposes police brutality that has always been widespread and routine

By Daneel Knoetze - 1 April 2020
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IPID should focus on worst criminal cops, says expert report

By its own admission, the police watchdog does not have the resources to properly investigate all the cases in its workload

By Daneel Knoetze - 25 February 2020