Articles by James Stent

PRASA CEO Zolani - aka Kgosie - Matthews: an embarrassing appointment

He has been suspended because of information that should have been known to the board before he was appointed

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23 November 2021

New Covid treatments might be slow to arrive in SA

Two new pills show promising results but there’s no certainty on their availability here

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18 November 2021

Social grants: the research behind the controversy

We look at how different grants were evaluated in the recent SALDRU study

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11 November 2021

Scathing report released on Cape Town’s homeless policies

The more than 400-page report was compiled by The Inkathalo Conversations and commissioned by the City in 2020

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4 November 2021

Undocumented people can now get Covid vaccines - in some areas

Provincial pilot programmes are underway but details are vague

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21 October 2021

Covid-19: Is it time to allow home-testing?

Some scientists argue it will reduce transmission, but the South African regulator is worried

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19 October 2021

National pension reform: could it be done?

The Department of Social Development’s proposals have been described as ludicrous, but are they really?

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14 October 2021

National pension reform: Protecting the funds from state capture

There are novel checks and balances

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11 October 2021

National pension reform: Why we must do it

Our pensions and social protection system is broken and unfair

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7 October 2021

National pension reform: This is about everyone’s future

Unpacking the Green Paper on social security reform

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6 October 2021

IEC calls for more election observers

Over 23,000 voting stations but only 6,000 observers expected currently

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1 October 2021

Nick Hudson opposes SA’s vaccination plan. What he hasn’t said is that his company makes alternative medicines

Hudson is a director of a company called Brenn-O-Kem that manufactures “nutraceuticals”

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28 September 2021

Salt River community celebrates shared heritage with the Palestinian cause

New murals a break from “cultural gentrification”

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27 September 2021

Lottery made accusations against our reporter. Now it can’t back them up

Minister Ebrahim Patel responds to questions in Parliament

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15 September 2021

PRASA is building a world-class system, claims CEO

But Cape Town train commuters will wait until December 2022 to use the Khayelitsha and Mitchells Plain line normally again

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8 September 2021