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South Africa: The bigger pandemic is corruption

South Africa: The bigger pandemic is corruption

Few issues highlight the dilemma of policy-making more than the choices faced by African governments during the Covid-19 pandemic. For many African countries with large numbers of day workers in the informal sector,...

We’re reporters, that’s what we are

We’re reporters, that’s what we are

Profile: Mondli Makhanya Veteran newspaper editor Mondli Makhanya describes himself as an idealist who believes the mainstream media still has the power to bring about change When Mondli Makhanya says the media...

The Art Of Purposeful Activity

The Art Of Purposeful Activity

Sunday evening, 22 March, and President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement: South Africa was on a 21-day lockdown. The daily commute and face-to-face conversations with colleagues and beneficiaries were abruptly...

Getting away with murder

Getting away with murder

South Africa: firearm crime Corrupt police personnel in South Africa with criminal connections have contributed to a proliferation of illegal firearms Firearms are the most common weapon used to commit murder in South...

A relationship richly infused with meaning

A relationship richly infused with meaning

Southern Africa: cattle and colonialism Historically, cattle are central to the lives of southern Africans in economic, political, social, spiritual and cultural terms Human life, and human wellbeing, are tightly bound...