JSE ends the week firmer amid mixed international peers
SA will start running out of time to solve the looming problem by the time sufficient generation capacity comes on grid
Soldiers may only be deployed once ordered by Ramaphosa, who has to inform parliament first
Nomusa Dube-Ncube, Amanda Bani and Mbali Frazer were interviewed for the position of premier on Saturday
Companies will do what they can to increase market share in what is considered to still be a largely untapped market
Potentially disastrous effects of free inflow of dumped chicken leave small farmers at risk
Transnet, Telkom and Eskom estimate that thieves and vandals cost them a total of R7bn a year due to metal theft
Cairo-mediated truce comes after three days of violence which left at least 43 people dead
Every time All Black coach Ian Foster fronts the media, he presents it with denial, not truth and honest appraisal
Comprehensive report shows one in eight people had lingering symptoms
Domestic violence levels in SA (along with violent crime in general) are significantly higher than global averages. The reason for this is a cause for considerable national debate.
Poverty is often put forward as a factor that supports crime, but on its own, it is an unsatisfactory answer because levels of violent crime in SA are significantly higher than in many countries with comparable poverty rates.
The historic position of women in society, together with SA’s violent history, are also proposed as explanations.
These are all issues that can contribute to increased levels of violence, but academic research suggests there is a critical contributing factor we are missing: malnutrition, and childhood malnutrition in particular.
There is a relationship between hunger and crime and, if the hunger is acute, with violent crime.
People whose families are starving might go to extreme measures to find food.
But there is another, less visible but just as important, link between how much foo...
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