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20 July 2017 18:48 (South Africa)
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The meaning of numbers: Labour Force Survey, Q4

  • Paul Berkowitz
    Paul Berkowitz

    Paul Berkowitz: studied economics, maths stats. Worked at Econometrix, FNB, Wits. Interested in South African politics, economics.

Photo: Masixole Feni

GroundUp: Lost trial record hampers prisoner’s appeal

By GroundUp
A fireman works to extinguish embers the day after a large fire swept through the pine forest of Castelfusano in Ostia near Rome, Italy, 18 July 2017. Homes in Rome have been evacuated after famed beauty spots went up in smoke outside the Italian capital and in the southern Italian port amid a continuing spate of alleged arson related wildfires across Italy.

While you were sleeping: 20 July 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: A family, extended and direct, harvest a bumper crop of sweet potatoes in Sigidi Village. Photo: Supplied

Op-Ed: ‘Resistance is fertile’ – Amadiba agriculture challenges elite mining agenda

By Andrew Bennie

Book Review: foodSTUFF – a touching memoir with food as the centrepiece

By Antoinette Muller
Photo: African National Congress President Jacob Zuma (R) speaks with his lawyer Michael Hulley ahead of a press conference after appearing at the Durban High Court, South Africa, April 7, 2009. REUTERS/Rogan Ward

Nothing to see here: KZN Law Society refuses to investigate Zuma’s lawyer Michael Hulley

By Marianne Thamm
Main photo: Red Ant security guards remove belongings from Fattis Mansions on Harrison Street on Wednesday morning. All photos: Steve Kretzmann.

GroundUp: Red Ants turf residents out of Johannesburg building

By GroundUp
Photo: Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies addresses the media on the upcoming South Africa- European Union Summit, Tshedimosetso House in Pretoria. (Photo: GCIS)

Brexit: Southern African Customs Union trade with UK not to be disrupted

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Eskom’s Bleak Powerhouse: Results offer too many questions, too few answers

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Agents from the 10111 South African Police Service call centre protest on Jan Smuts Drive, Maitland. Photo: Vincent Lali

GroundUp: 10111 agents down phones

By GroundUp
Photo: Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini at a media briefing by Interministerial Committee on Immigration held at Tshedimosetso House in Hatfield, Pretoria. 28\04\2015 Photo: Kopano Tlape GCIS

Sassa: Dlamini appoints Pearl Bhengu acting CEO of grants agency

By News24
Photo: James Aguma, SABC's Chief Financial Officer and acting Chief Executive Officer. (Ugandan Diaspora)

SABC: Acting CEO Aguma resigns from public broadcaster, disciplinary charges withdrawn

By News24
By EPA/Balazs Czagany
Goalie Jessica Milcich of New Zealand prepares to save a shot during the New Zealand vs South Africa women's water polo Group B second round match at the 17th FINA Swimming World Championships in Hajos Alfred National Swimming Pool in Budapest, Hungary, 18 July 2017.

While you were sleeping: 19 July 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: A South African boy stands with his mother and thousands of South Africans as they wait in line outside Guguletu Social Services office to register for a Social Relief of Distress Grant, Guguletu, Cape Town, South Africa 28 January 2009.  EPA/NIC BOTHMA

SassaGate Reloaded: CEO signed a final letter with us before being axed, says SA Post Office CEO Mark Barnes

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler.

amaBhungane & Scorpio #GuptaLeaks: The Captured Presidency

By amaBhungane & Scorpio
Photo: South African President Jacob Zuma attends a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, January 27, 2011. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler.

TRAINSPOTTER #GuptaFreaks: Fool’s Mates – How the Presidency was captured, one pawn at a time

By Richard Poplak

GroundUp Op-Ed: Takedown of Black Opinion website exposes poor SA internet law

By GroundUp
Photo: Policemen open fire as protesting miners and residents burn tyres near Impala Platinum’s Rustenburg mine, February 16, 2012. Photo: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

After 59 deaths allegedly at the hands of SAPS in Gauteng, no officer has faced justice

By Greg Nicolson
Photo: Theewaterskloof Dam in May 2017. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks

GroundUp: What is government doing about Cape Town’s water crisis?

By GroundUp
Photo: General Berning Ntlemeza (Lucky Nxumalo for  Netwerk24)

ISS Today: It’s time for the right Top Cops in South Africa

Photo: Nelson Mandela Lecture, held at the University of Pretoria, Mamelodi Campus, South Africa. 17 July 2016. EPA/CORNELL TUKIRI

Mandela Day: Honouring his legacy in anger and pain as the country weeps

By Daily Maverick
Photo: Hundreds of security guards marched to the Tshwane mayor, Solly Msimanga's office on Monday to demand an end to outsourcing by the metro. Photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

Outsourcing: Protesting guards demand job security in Tshwane

By Ihsaan Haffejee
Photo: Brent Meersman

GroundUp: Asylum seekers entitled to UIF

By GroundUp
Britain's Prince George (L) and Princess Charlotte (R) look through the airplane window as they arrive with their parents Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (not seen) at the airport in Warsaw, Poland, 17 July 2017. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are on a first official visit to Poland.

While you were sleeping: 18 July 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: Lifers in prisons across the country are demanding that parole be considered for them. (GroundUp)

Inside SA's Prisons: Lifers, Riots and Parole

Photo: Prisoners attend a cult meeting presided over by Evangelical pastor Marcos Pereira da Silva, at the 52nd Police Station jail in Nova Iguacu, near Rio de Janeiro, October 29, 2009. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Fact sheet: The state of South Africa’s prisons

Photo: (Left) Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza (Photo: SIMPHIWE NKWALI / TimesLIVE) (Right) Minister Bathabile Dlamini (GCIS photo)

SassaGate Reloaded: CEO Magwaza fired as Dlamini sets Sassa on course for another crisis

By Marianne Thamm
Photo: SACP’s Solly Mapaila (Photo by EWN)

Removal of Pravin Gordhan: SACP deputy Mapaila’s affidavit could reveal intelligence report’s role in reshuffle

By Greg Nicolson
Photo of Raymond Suttner by Ivor Markman.

Op-Ed: Remembering Luthuli on the 50th anniversary of his death

By Raymond Suttner
Photo: Participants of Monday’s Daily Thetha show on SABC.

BLF faces charges for intimidating amaBhungane journalist

By Marelise van der Merwe