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THE BIG STORY: A SHOT IN THE ARM – OF HOPE

Relief. You could see it on the faces of healthcare workers receiving the first Covid-19 vaccines this week, and feel it in the air as the country took in the news. Nurse Zoliswa Gidi-Dyosi, four other healthcare workers, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, all received SA’s first vaccines in Khayelitsha on Wednesday. …

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OUR TAKE: Bushiri’s escape and the case for regulation of SA churches

Editorial It is no coincidence that while self-proclaimed prophet and pastor, Shepherd Bushiri and his wife Mary were having their bail revoked in a South African court on Monday, at a separate hearing in downtown Johannesburg, harrowing testimonies of human rights abuses at churches were heard. The question of how the Bushiris managed to leave …

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