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The Big Story: SA Vaccine Rollout Demystified

We know we spoke about this last week, but there still seems to be some confusion over what’s happening with SA’s vaccine rollout strategy.  Here are the answers to some of the most common questions and misunderstandings. ◾️_“Government bungled the acquisition of vaccines and that’s why we’re behind THE ENTIRE WORLD.”_ SA authorities were slow …

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What’s happening in Mozambique

You may have heard that Isis is on our doorstep in Northern Mozambique and OMG WHAT THE HECK? 😱 But… it’s not as simple as that.  The situation has caught our attention because at least 43 South Africans have been caught up in ongoing attacks on civilians and foreigners in the Cabo Delgado province, according …

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The big story: What’s up with the vaccine delay?

Feeling panicked about the slow-down in South Africa’s vaccine roll-out? We hear you. It’s difficult watching developed nations boast about their jabs while our first phase is seemingly stalled and most of our health workers STILL haven’t got their jabs in our first phase roll-out. #FOMO 😓 Professor Glenda Gray’s estimation (she is a co-lead …

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The big story: The real issues behind the student protests

There are many factors at play in the ongoing student protests, so we’re going to try to summarise the most important ones for you.  What’s happening: Protests erupted at Wits University last week, then spread to other public universities after historically indebted students weren’t allowed to register. They owe nearly R10bn to the country’s 26 …

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