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Aarti Bhana

BRIEF: What’s that smell?

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If you live anywhere in Joburg or Mpumalanga, you might have gotten a whiff of a terrible smell in the past few days. It smells a lot like rotten eggs. Ew, right? But that’s actually the smell of sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide. The Gauteng Weather service even issued a warning about poor air quality …

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BRIEF: Recovery on the jobs front

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After a torrid 2020, which saw about 3 million people losing their jobs in the first half of the year, we have some good news thanks to the survey with the worst name ever (National Income Dynamics Study Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey aka Nids-Cram). Whatever its name, it’s pretty reliable: a huge national household survey …

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