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Miss SA sticks to her guns

Miss SA, Lalela Mswane, is not budging from her decision to attend the Miss Universe pageant that will be hosted in Israel next month. It’s getting more than a little awkward now: the SA government has withdrawn its support for Mswane. 💀 To recap: several pro-Palestinian organisations have called on Mswane and the Miss SA …

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Global climate talks end with a whimper

The global climate conference, COP26, concluded on Saturday night in dramatic fashion.  Negotiations overran by 24 hours. Poorer countries fought against reducing their reliance on coal. Richer nations pushed back in some cases against funding poorer nations to fight the effects of climate change – effects for which said richer nations are largely responsible. Many …

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What a week for the economy

The festive season with its many expenses is looming. So you’d be forgiven for focusing on your wallet and ignoring broader economic news – but don’t worry, we’ve got your back. First, a look at finance minister Enoch Godongwana’s last maiden medium-term budget policy statement (MTBPS) last week. Then we’ll talk you through this week’s …

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Kidnapped Moti brothers safely home

Everyone who has followed the dramatic, harrowing story of the Moti brothers can breathe a sigh of relief: the boys have been safely returned to their parents. The four brothers, aged between 15 and 7, were kidnapped by seven armed men while en route to Polowane’s Curro Heuwelkruin private school on 21 October. Anxious weeks …

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