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Correction corner

Last week we reported that the next global climate conference, COP27, would head to Africa “for the first time” in 2022. We were wrong: Durban hosted COP17 in 2011. We apologise for the error, the 2011 conference,  COP17. This article appeared as part of The Wrap, 25 November 2021. Sign up to receive our weekly …

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Adele changes the game

We all have that one teacher who has completely changed our lives. For Adele, it was the woman who taught her English for one year in high school, Miss McDonald (whose first name seems to be a well-guarded secret!) During her performance at the London Palladium on Sunday night Adele burst into tears when she …

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Adulting: SARS extends tax deadline

Panicking about your tax returns? 😓Join the club. But there’s hope! You now have until 2 December (that’s a week from today) to file your tax returns. The deadline for non-provisional taxpayers was extended from 23 November to accommodate disruptions caused by loadshedding and technical issues, SARS announced on Monday. So, if you haven’t already, …

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Covid cases are on the rise again

We’ve compared Covid to everyone’s least favourite drunk uncle before, and we unfortunately have to do it again. After a relatively quiet few months, it’s barged in noisily and reminded us of its unrelenting presence…just in time for the festive season. 😓 Cases are on the rise again in South Africa – they passed the …

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The big story: Welcome to SA’s coalition era

Is your head spinning from the week’s fast-moving coalition news? Not to worry, we’ve got the summary you need.  To recap: The 1 November local government elections left nearly 70 of the country’s municipalities “hung”, with no outright winners. Tuesday was the deadline for parties to finalise coalitions and, as you might expect, things went …

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25 November’21 Wrap: How Malema and Mashaba outplayed the ANC and DA

Hi there 🙋🏽‍♀️ in this week’s edition of The Wrap, we’re looking at the big surprise that rocked coalition governments this week and what to make of it all. We also explain the war raging around Eskom CEO André de Ruyter, plus our guide to surviving – and capitalising – on Black Friday. And what’s …

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