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Biden is NOT declaring a war on meat

Can you imagine the face of the millions of meat-loving Americans who thought President Joe Biden wanted to take away their beloved beef, because it’s not sustainable for the planet? Yoh! But Biden is not taking away America’s burgers – it’s just unfortunate that news publication MailOnline reported it that way.  The publication referred to …

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India’s devastating Covid cases

What’s happening in India?? A new Covid-19 variant called B.1.617 is driving a deadly second-wave across that country. Since the start of April, daily infection rates have surpassed 200 000. In the last week alone, 300 000 new cases were reported every day, BBC reported. The capital, Delhi, is most affected but reports suggest that …

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My Octopus Teacher wins Oscar

My Octopus Teacher, the breakout local documentary that became a surprise global hit, won the Oscar for best documentary at the 93rd Academy Awards this week.  The doccie follows film-maker and diver Craig Foster as he explores an underwater kelp forest near Cape Town, and bonds with an octopus living in the area. You’ve probably …

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The ongoing fight for representation

In other Oscars-related news, a round of applause and standing ovation for the world’s most prestigious film awards for finally reaching 20th century levels of inclusivity. This year’s Oscars saw a record of 15 women winning 17 awards for sound, production design, original screenplay and documentary feature. But not all South Africans made us proud. …

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Catching up with the Commission

Norma Mngoma, the soon-to-be-ex-wife of former minister of home affairs, finance and public enterprises, Malusi Gigaba, dished the chai, hot and spicy, on the eve of Freedom Day about Gigaba’s involvement with the Guptas. If we could describe it in one word, it would simply be “Yoh”.  A bit of background: Mngoma turned on Gigaba …

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30 April’21 Wrap: Here’s what Ramaphosa told Zondo

Hi there_ 🙋🏽‍♀️ in this week’s edition of The Wrap, we’re looking at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s long anticipated State Capture commission testimony, and why it paled in comparison with the former Mrs Gigaba’s receipts.  Plus we tell you why we celebrated Freedom Day despite the challenges our country still faces, and how Americans fell for …

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