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Weekly news summary

 

The best way to engage with our content is by subscribing via WhatsApp, email or podcast. But if you prefer good old-fashioned web-browsing, below is a record of all our weekly news summaries.

Briefs

 

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

Adele is back!

One divorce, a few years of mental health issues and some dramatic weight loss later, our favourite British pop star, Adele, is back. She’s about

Explainers

 

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

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Local government elections explained

The local government elections are just ten days away! As we reported last week, power is shifting and your vote could lead to meaningful change. 

New licence rules for SA motorists

Feeling guilty about not renewing your driver’s license yet thanks to the pandemic? Don’t worry – you and about three million other South Africans are

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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