Hamba Kahle Wara Fana | GroundUp

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Wara Fana (12 March 1976 — 11 June 2021) wrote for GroundUp and assisted several of our freelancers. Photo supplied Wara Fana,...

SIU to investigate corruption, maladministration at KZN Transport

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Allegations of corruption and maladministration in the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport will come under scrutiny when the Special Investigating...

New CSA board must ensure stability and transparency 

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The DA has taken note of the appointment of the new Cricket South Africa (CSA) board members. The board...

No money for electrification, municipal official tells shack dwellers

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Residents from five informal settlements in Ward 41 under the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality protested at the weekend, demanding electricity among...

Our health in brief – part one: Workers’ compensation and the Road Accident Fund

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Illustration: Lisa Nelson This is the first of a series of four briefs on health expenditure in the public and private sectors....

What is the state of South Africa’s health system? Four easy pieces

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Economist for the Helen Suzman Foundation, Charles Simkins, has written four short easy pieces analysing the state of the South African...

The state currently has 9,8 million hectares of land under custodianship and yet it...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). In a reply to a DA parliamentary question, the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform, and Rural Development (DALRRD) revealed that it...

Tourism Minister’s R150 000 date with Somizi Mhlongo-Motaung was a vanity show

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Minister of Tourism Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane has, in response to a parliamentary question by the Democratic Alliance (DA), confirmed that...

DA asks CoGTA minister to intervene in Joburg power crisis

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Note to Editors: Please find attached English and Afrikaans soundbite by Cilliers Brink MP. The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on national government...

Five key priorities for the Acting Health Minister, Kubayi- Ngubane in light of SA’s...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Note to editors Please find soundbite by Siviwe Gwarube MP attached. The DA has, for the past few weeks, called on...

Nxesi reflects on Labour’s efforts to mitigate COVID-19 impact

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The COVID-19 pandemic saw the Department of Employment and Labour dig deep into its pockets as it attempted to...

SCOPA agrees to probe Housing Development Agency

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (SCOPA) has granted the DA’s request for an investigation into the failed Housing Development Agency...

DA to table Bill to allow for Premiers to call for referendums

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The DA is finalising a Private Members Bill (PMB) to amend the Referendums Act to give effect to the Constitutional powers of  Premiers to...

SA’s construction, architecture and engineering industries rocked by major resignation

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). South Africa’s construction, architecture and engineering industries have been tipped over the abyss following the resignations of the CEO,...

Elderly people wait and wait for vaccines in long queue in Gqeberha

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Hundreds of elderly people waited in a long queue outside the Raymond Mhlaba Sports Centre in Gqeberha on Friday for their...

SAA Consortium partner: More questions than answers

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). For years, the DA called for South African Airways (SAA) to be privatised. Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan has today, after...

Court orders Zulu King’s trust to pay back millions

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The Pietermaritzburg High Court has declared the Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform to have breached her duty to respect,...

DA welcomes historic ruling on Ingonyama Trust’s violation of communal land rights 

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). The DA welcomes the historic ruling by the Pietermaritzburg High Court declaring the Ingonyama Trust’s policy of making communal land occupants...

Dispute over quality of prison food

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Prisoners at Leeuwkop Maximum Prison say this is a typical meal. Photo supplied by a prisoner “We are being fed food that...

What’s gone wrong with government’s tender website?

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). This is what you currently see when you go to the National Treasury’s tender website. It’s been this way since March. When...

Factory where worker lost a hand is now compliant with safety rules, says Labour...

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Eugene Jali’s hand was severed in a maize mixing machine. Archive photo was supplied The snacks factory where a worker lost his...

Covid-19: one month of discipline could save 20,000 lives

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). If we wear masks and physically distance from people, we can reduce the impact of the third Covid-19 wave. Illustration: Lisa...

Government intensifying efforts to deal with illicit cable syndicates

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Due to an alarming increase of cases of infrastructure theft and vandalism in schools and in the rail network,...

SASSA call centre capacity has improved

Photo credit: DiasporaEngager (www.DiasporaEngager.com). Archive photo: Ashraf Hendricks When the Covid-19 social relief of distress grant was introduced in May 2020, the South African Social Security...