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Populism stoked by poverty
Populism stoked by poverty

Populism has been fuelled by persistent poverty and unemployment in southern Africa and, even though the last 50 years have been good to politicians, populists are aiming to upend the status quo.

  • Peter's e-toll insurance comments 'startling'Peter's e-toll insurance comments 'startling'

    The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said on Monday that Transport Minister Dipuo Peters' statement that not paying e-tolls meant not paying insurance companies was startling.

  • Return of bodies time-consumingReturn of bodies time-consuming

    Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Sunday that it is likely to take a long time for the bodies of South Africans killed in a church building collapse in Nigeria to be returned.

  • Over half SA earns less than R10kOver half SA earns less than R10k

    The latest BankservAfrica Disposable Salary Index (MDSI) revealed that over 55% of South Africa's working population was earning less than R10,000 a month.

Crime
Pregnant woman robbed at Canal Walk
Pregnant woman robbed at Canal Walk

A mom-to-be was robbed in Cape Town's Canal Walk shopping centre parking lot in broad daylight.

Court Update
Rapist gets three life sentences
Rapist gets three life sentences

North West police said on Saturday that a man received three life sentences for rape when he appeared in the Rustenburg Regional Court.

Politics
Small business getting no help: Maimane
Small business getting no help: Maimane

Democratic Alliance Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane said on Monday that government was not helping small businesses to be successful.

National Conversation
Gauteng water restored after 'economic sabotage'
Gauteng water restored after 'economic sabotage'

Water Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said on Monday that water supply to all areas affected by "economic sabotage" had been restored.

Strange World
Lyndhurst church a disaster-in-waiting
Lyndhurst church a disaster-in-waiting

The Star reported on Monday that construction taking place at a building used for church services in Lyndhurst, Johannesburg, was a disaster waiting to happen.

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  • What not to say to a grieving personWhat not to say to a grieving person

    Grief is a part of life - everyone will experience it some time, and it will come in various forms, from losing a pet to losing a parent or child.

  • Reasons for Grabouw riotsReasons for Grabouw riots

    There are several reasons for the continuing violence in Grabouw in the Western Cape.

  • TB Joshua: Who is he?TB Joshua: Who is he?

    Temitope Balogun Joshua is under pressure following the collapse of a building belonging to his The Synagogue, Church of All Nations on Friday, a disaster in which 70 people had been killed.

  • Legends no longer protect sacred lakeLegends no longer protect sacred lake

    Lake Fundudzi has been surrounded by legends for centuries, and this has been a protection of sorts for the lake, shielding it from exploitation and sedimentation. Now, however, the site is in danger.

  • What next for MH370?What next for MH370?

    After six months, there is still no sign of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

  • Crazy government expenditureCrazy government expenditure

    We know it takes a lot of money to run a government and a country, but sometimes the amounts being tossed around like so many leaves could astound even the most lenient of tax payers...

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