Opinion and Analysis

Housing crisis more complex than it seems

What the eviction of a naked man tells us about our collective response to the housing shortage

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6 July 2020

Who is responsible for government’s failure to deliver?

Food and social grant commitments have fallen woefully short

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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

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2 July 2020

Budget breaks President Ramaphosa’s promise, say economists

Economists ask Parliament to reject Budget

Signatories of open letter to Parliament's finance committee

1 July 2020

Postbank security breach highlights SASSA’s failures

SA Social Security Agency seems unable to administer social grant payments

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17 June 2020

The CCMA in a time of Covid-19: delaying and denying justice?

If the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration can’t even read its emails, it may as well close down

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9 June 2020

It’s World Oceans Day: Government needs to treat fishing communities better

Thousands of people are forced to fish illegally or with recreational permits

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8 June 2020

Covid-19: Why is important data being kept secret?

Government’s lack of transparency means analysts cannot evaluate whether a strategy is working

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8 June 2020

Open letter to Judge Zondo: Please resume Commission hearings

20 organisations ask state capture commission to issue interim report

Civil Society Working Group on State Capture

3 June 2020

Feeding poor people: The national government has failed

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

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2 June 2020

Covid-19: State should use Cape Town’s military airports for housing

Wingfield, Youngsfield and Ysterplaat could house more than 120,000 people

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1 June 2020

Covid-19: Whatever unfolds in our prisons will affect all of us

The release of 19,000 low-risk inmates is a bold and necessary step to save lives

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26 May 2020

Here’s what the models predict about Covid-19

But beware: soothsaying has a checkered history

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22 May 2020

Leading SA health experts warn that Covid-19 response is hurting other health priorities

Children are suffering increasingly from preventable infectious diseases, including TB and measles, due to missed vaccinations

Linda-Gail Bekker, Valerie Mizrahi, Ntobeko Ntusi, Tom Moultrie, Tracey Naledi, Mark Hatherill, Debbie Bradshaw, Rob Dorrington, Robin Wood

17 May 2020