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Weekly news summary

 

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Briefs

 

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

*Gqeberha reaching day zero*

Day zero is looming in Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) in the Eastern Cape, due to a long drought and poor management and infrastructure. The dam,

DA’s Gauteng mayoral race

The DA’s mayoral race in Cape Town hasn’t been pretty to watch. There has been little thought geared towards transformation and there was the furore

Explainers

 

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

What’s happening in Mozambique

You may have heard that Isis is on our doorstep in Northern Mozambique and OMG WHAT THE HECK? 😱 But… it’s not as simple as

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.

VIDEO

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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