Analysis

Is Shamila Batohi winning the battle to fix the NPA?

Results so far have been disappointing but there is hope

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3 November 2020

Draft bill will not solve police brutality

Killing of “mentally unstable” Tshepiso Adoons highlights failings

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7 October 2020

Parliament failed to vet Cele’s nomination for IPID head

Does Jennifer Ntlatseng have what it takes to run the police watchdog?

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21 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

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

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

Here’s what the models predict about Covid-19

But beware: soothsaying has a checkered history

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22 May 2020

Police watchdog promises to improve, but controversial targets remain

Funding shortfalls call into question IPID’s ability to fulfil its mandate

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14 May 2020

Covid-19: Slain Alex man’s case highlights failures of police and army watchdogs

Many allegations that accountability has got worse during lockdown

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6 May 2020

Amendments to City of Cape Town by-law: are they constitutional?

Proposed amendments would allow officials to conduct search and seizure without a warrant

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30 April 2020

Covid-19 grant: We can learn from Namibia

Emergency grant was paid out to hundreds of thousands within three weeks

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29 April 2020

Covid-19: Ramaphosa’s plan is good, but the budget is insufficient

An in-depth analysis of the social grants component of the relief package

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23 April 2020

Covid-19: Unpacking President Ramaphosa’s rescue package

A major step forward, but some warning lights are flashing

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22 April 2020