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Surviving On Minimum Wage

In some countries the minimum wage is barely high enough to purchase a modest nutritious food basket. How does South Africa look in comparison to other countries?
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What You Need To Know About The Minimum Wage

Parliament is to amend the national minimum wage law.The current minimum wage rate of R20 per hour came into effect on 1 January.Parliament’s labour portfolio committee has agreed to fix a technical glitch affecting...
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Will Land Expropriation Without Compensation Affect Urban Housing?

Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (Seri) researcher Lwazi Mtshigo explains how land expropriation without compensation will affect urban housing.South Africa is in the process of amending Section 25 of the Constitution to make...
Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza

Laws And Land Dispossession

On the first day of his five-day Summer School course, Professor Lungisile Ntsebeza painted a grim picture of how the country's laws have been used to empower, and conversely, disempower South Africans regarding land.
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Top 5 Things: 19 January

You give us 5 minutes and we'll brief you on the five stories making headlines this week.Two More Bodies Of South Africans Discovered In Mozambique The number of South Africans who drowned in Mozambique has...
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Top 5 Things: 12 January

You give us 5 minutes and we'll brief you on the five stories making headlines this week.Unisa Granted An Interdict Against Striking Students The Gauteng Division of the High Court of South Africa has granted...

Right To Compensation Central To Protecting Human Rights

Government’s push to water down the constitutional protection for property rights in South Africa by amending the Constitution should shock everyone of whatever race or socio-economic background. Every South African who owns property will...
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Top 5 Things: 5 January

You give us 5 minutes and we'll brief you on the five stories making headlines this week.Matric Pass Rate Announced The matric results announcement has come and gone and stories of how matriculants fought against...

Go To Kenya This Year

Have you always wanted to watch 1.7 million wildebeests thunder across the Maasai Mara? This is the year to realize your wildest dream— witnessing the Great Migration, shopping for elaborate beaded jewelry, and riding camels...
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Failure of Land Reform Could Spell Calamity for South Africa

The land issue has been a focus of debate in South Africa in 2018, which saw the government accelerating its land reform programme unprecedentedly.The year has been characterised by divisive and acrimonious debates on land...
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Zuma Takes to Twitter to Share His View on Land Reform

Former president Jacob Zuma has been making the most of his social media account, this time with a video post detailing his opinion on Land Reform. The ex-president had begun by saying that the...

Zuma To Record His Trademark Struggle Songs

South Africa's ex-President Jacob Zuma is embroiled in a new political row - after signing an unexpected record deal. The eThekwini district agreed to fund an album of protest songs sung by him, which officials...
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Top 5 Things: 22 December

You give us 5 minutes and we'll brief you on the five stories making headlines this week.Limpopo Midwives Deliver 9 Babies Without Electricity Praise has been pouring in for midwives at Jane Furse Hospital's maternity...

The Five Books that Bill Gates Loved in 2018

If you’re interested in a book list for 2019, or even a gift for someone you know, then check out Bill Gates’ favorite books of 2018!"My list is pretty eclectic this year. From a...
Land reform

Pallo Jordan: What Does Addressing the Land Question in SA Actually Involve?

Since the adoption of a resolution by ANC’s elective conference in December 2017, to change the constitutional provision requiring equitable compensation for land expropriated by the state, the dialogue on the specific constitutional clause...

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