Countless South Africans are owed pension benefits, and yet claiming is a constant battle

Mamello Mosiana | Daily Maverick | 17 June 2020 | While few immediately associate youth issues with pensions, the reality is that many young people actively participate in and even depend on the pensions industry. This includes their participation in the ongoing struggle of millions to access more than R42-billion in pension benefits owed to…

The Unpaid Pensions Youth- the Millions Beyond the Bottom Line

16 June 2020 | Mamello Mosiana | While few immediately associate youth issues with pensions, the reality is that many young people both actively participate in, and depend on, the pensions industry. This includes their participation in the ongoing struggle of millions to access over R42 billion in pension benefits owed to individuals and families,…

HENNIE VAN VUUREN & MIKE MARCHANT: Is Tito Mboweni asleep at the wheel?

Business Live | 11 June 2020 | Questionable appointments, or failure to appoint people, remain a blot on the finance minister’s copybook. It raises the question: has he lost interest? Tito Mboweni is a politician wrapped in contradiction. He clearly thrives on the warm affirmation he elicits from his 778,000 Twitter followers. He knows how…

A recent court ruling could see many dark apartheid-era secrets coming to light

Geraldine Frieslaar and Hennie van Vuuren| Daily Maverick | 5 June 2020| Good news and glimmers of hope are in short supply these days. This is perhaps all the more reason to take note of a recent precedent-setting court judgement. In the past week, feisty pint-sized civil society organisations prevailed against the mighty South African…

Speaking truth to power: Dulcie September and Daphne Caruana Galizia

Neroli Price | Maverick Life | 29 May 2020 These podcasts pay homage to two women who stood up for what they believed in and paid with their life for uncovering the truth. Dulcie September and Daphne Caruana Galizia were from different countries and different eras, but they both stood up for what they believed…

A CSWG Letter to Judge Zondo: State Capture Commission of Enquiry Hearings During Covid-19

Dear Judge Zondo, RE: State Capture Commission of Enquiry Hearings During Covid-19 We write to you as concerned members of the Civil Society Working Group on State Capture, which comprises more than twenty civil society organisations. In February 2020, we presented an Agenda for Action to the Commission, which is based on detailed submissions made…

‘Dear Mr President’- Civil Society Calls for Transparency Around Relief Fund

Sifiso Zulu |Eyewitness News | 23 May 2020 | JOHANNESBURG – Civil society organisations have written to President Cyril Ramaphosa calling for transparency in the distribution of COVID-19 relief funds. The Ahmed Khathrada Foundation is one of several groups that raised concerns about potential corrupt activities and the handling of the money in government departments…