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Weekly news summary

 

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Briefs

 

Individual summaries on key news items, thoroughly researched and fact-checked.

A gaint, er, leap for mankind

The billionaire space race continued this week. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos ventured into space aboard a rocket built by his own company, Blue Origin. Bezos

The miseducation of Busi Mkhwebane

Any activist dreams of shaping our Constitution in some way. But trust our bumbling Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to end up doing so completely by

#Adulting 101

🔹This is a friendly reminder to file your tax returns. Tax season opened on 1 July and will end on 23 November. Log onto the

Justice for Life Esidimeni victims

It’s been five years since 144 mental health patients, who were recklessly moved from the Life Esidimeni facility to unprepared NGOs, passed away. No one

Explainers

 

Videos, FAQs, charts and more – whatever it takes to help you understand. These are also delivered via our subscription services.

Ramaphosa’s big energy announcement explained

Self-generation is by far the quickest way to bring additional megawatts onto the grid and lobby groups have been hard at work to increase that threshold, as that really could be the magic bullet to help the country’s energy crisis.

Deep Dives

 

In-depth takes on key topics, with the breadth that is often missing in daily reports, also delivered via our subscription services.

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Deep Dives

In-depth takes on key topics, with the breadth that is often missing in daily reports.

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Explainers

Explainers on topics that often pop up in the news with the context you need.

 
 

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Local gov

Our regular, data-driven investigations into crucial areas of our democracy.

 
 

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Weekly Summary

We read the week’s news so you don’t have to and summarise it.

 

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