Analysis

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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
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The human cost of South Africa’s unsecured lending explosion

There are examples in the world of responsible lending to poor people, but not here

By Malcolm Rees - 13 February 2020
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Are our matric results really improving?

A close look at the statistics raises troubling questions

By Kirsten Pearson and Steve Kretzmann - 22 January 2020
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Is the National Lotteries Commission countering media exposés with advertising?

It has massively increased spending on advertorials over the past few years

By Raymond Joseph - 17 December 2019
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PRASA attempts to hire Eskom’s security

Investigators have already found irregularities involving some of the companies

By James Stent - 27 November 2019
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Fierce battle over future of landmark Cape Town site

Developers and government manoeuvre to realise ten-storey buildings at River Club, while Khoi organisations fight for land they say is sacred

By Steve Kretzmann - 27 November 2019
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Battle to recover R42 billion in unclaimed pension money

Plans to march to Parliament

By Ciaran Ryan - 19 November 2019
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Cape Town’s battle for spatial justice

There is a disconnect between what the City says and what it does when it comes to housing, development, and urban planning.

By Steve Kretzmann - 31 October 2019
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The chief, the mines and the lost Bakgatla billions

Painstaking work of Baloyi Commission may come to nothing

By Wilmien Wicomb - 25 October 2019
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Mkhwebane’s report on PRASA is flawed

Public Protector has submitted unfinished homework

By James Stent - 11 September 2019
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Ten years later, still no action on Hlophe complaint

Accusation that Western Cape Judge President tried to intervene in favour of Jacob Zuma has still not been dealt with

By Zikhona Ndlebe and Alison Tilley - 6 September 2019
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EFF’s sinister sudden interest in PRASA

Party questions corruption investigation instead of corruption itself

By James Stent - 14 August 2019
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Informal settlements need better rubbish collection

Reform of the system is necessary to “keep Cape Town clean”

By Emma Green - 15 May 2019
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Caster Semenya: Issues the sporting authority has to consider

Whatever the decision, the emotional toll for athletes is high

By Shuaib Manjra - 25 February 2019
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Stats SA’s confusing mining employment statistics

Quarterly Labour Force Survey is the definitive source for most sectors, but not for mining

By GroundUp Staff - 21 February 2019
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Controversy follows colourful Australian mining magnate

Mark Caruso has made a handsome profit from South Africa’s natural resources

By John Yeld - 19 February 2019