From the air there is a certain beauty and symmetry in the juxtaposition of Tierboskloof, a luxury gated estate and Imizamo Yethu Bay, the township on the side of a mountain. Both areas are situated right beside one another in … Continue reading A shared (but different) view

Political parties generally fielded fewer female ward candidates in the 2016 local government elections, suggesting that voters might be inclined to vote for men, on the ward lists where individual candidates are directly elected. But South African voters appear to … Continue reading Sexism in South African politics

Keep your finger on the Elections pulse. Naked Data rounds up the best 2016 Local Government Elections.

Some candidates are gaming the system hard, running in multiple wards to increase their chance of election, in one case over 100 wards. It’s legal, but is it ethical? We’re talking politics here, so ethics has nothing to do with it.

Proceeds from contentious sale of Tafelberg School will be used to fund provincial offices, not social projects

It’s never been easier to find the information you need to report on the upcoming August 3 local government elections in South Africa – if you know where to look.

Letitia Diergaardt is a receptionist for a battery-supplier in Windhoek, Namibia. One can almost picture her office: modest, a computer on her desk and hard copy accounting sheets, financial documents and debtors’ books neatly filed in cabinets. Diergaardt is also … Continue reading The Panama Papers in Africa: how tax avoidance is robbing Africa of billions

Groot grondkopers woeker behoorlik in Noordwes, wys nuwe grondtransaksiedata. Die “platinumprovinsie” het die meeste kere van alle provinsies grond sien hande verruil in die tydperk tussen April verlede jaar en Maart vanjaar. En Marikana, naby Rustenburg, mag dalk meer beroemd … Continue reading Grondkopers woeker by Marikana

SOUTH Africa has the highest number of highly skilled women professionals of any African country who are emigrating to other countries because of limited career opportunities at home. This is according to an analysis of data by the Organisation for … Continue reading Highly skilled South African women opt for emigration

Administrative problems, together with a failure to root out abuse of the housing allocation system, is tripping up the delivery of title deeds to beneficiaries in the country’s cities, with one metro failing to hand over any title deeds in … Continue reading Metros falling way behind in issuing of property title deeds

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