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Star women fight for DNA labs

We love stories about solutions so we thought we’d share this gem from City Press about two women pioneers in forensic science. In 2004, Vanessa

Obituaries ⚰

It’s been a sad few days for the world as some key figures both locally and abroad passed away. ◾️Locally, we mourn Dr Sindisiwe van

How to fast-track vaccinations

We love the story of Bhutan’s vaccine rollout. The Himalayan Buddhist Kingdom, nestled between India and China, managed to vaccinate 93% of its adult population

How do you solve a problem like Zuma?

Leaked audio recordings featuring ANC top dog Jessie Duarte looking for a “solution” to Zuma’s problems have got us humming that famous Sound of Music



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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.


Deep Dives

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



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



Local gov

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



Weekly Summary

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



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