Analysis

No sign of accountability for Thabo Bester’s escape

Eight months since the highly publicised Parliamentary hearing, little action has been taken by Parliament or Correctional Services

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Analysis | 11 December 2023

Learning from Israel’s past Gaza Strip invasions

“A political resolution that addresses the roots of the conflict is the only way to defend Israel’s borders and citizens” writes a former Israeli soldier

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Analysis | 19 November 2023

Housing in South Africa: How have we done since 1994?

We’ve made progress but the quality of the data is poor, especially the latest census

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Analysis | 31 October 2023

RICA bill misses the chance for real reform

As Concourt deadline approaches, there are still too many loopholes in the law that allow privacy rights to be infringed

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Analysis | 20 September 2023

Analysis: The troubled history of Mangaung prison

The high-security prison is in the spotlight again after the suicide of an inmate this week

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Analysis | 24 August 2023

We are woefully short of judges

The government needs to act quickly and provide more money to recruit more judges

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Analysis | 7 August 2023

Who will be our next Public Protector? Here are the candidates

At least one may face conflicts of interest, a Corruption Watch study shows

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Analysis | 28 July 2023

How will next year’s elections work? It’s confusing

The Electoral Amendment Bill has serious flaws

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Analysis | 30 March 2023

Will a State of Disaster fix the electricity crisis? An engineer weighs in

There are good reasons to be sceptical

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Analysis | 10 February 2023

Social housing in South Africa is in trouble - here’s why

Rising costs and stagnant grants imperil the only government-backed effort to undo apartheid spatial planning

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Analysis | 10 February 2023

Youth organisation scored big time from Lottery amendment for which it lobbied

Southern African Youth Movement picked up millions, thanks to the introduction of a new kind of funding

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Analysis | 23 January 2023

Understanding Eskom’s high failure rate

Researchers have identified the underlying causes

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Analysis | 8 December 2022

GroundUp sued by Iqbal Survé … but for only R5-million

Independent Newspapers has a litigation fixation

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Analysis | 20 October 2022

These graphs show PRASA’s disastrous state

No trains, no hope? We show just how bad things are at PRASA.

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Analysis | 21 September 2022

Debunking the myth that Africa responded well to Covid

We should not let governments that failed to even count their dead off the hook

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Analysis | 5 September 2022

Setback for Makhado Municipality in access to information case …

… but they will probably just start afresh

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Analysis | 11 June 2022