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Weekly Summary

Simple summaries of news we think you should know – not just reporting for reporting’s sake. And, crucially, we tell you why it matters.

23 September ’21 Wrap: The Dickason Killings double standard

Happy Heritage Day! 🇿🇦 As a gift from the explain team to you, we’ve compiled a playlist of our favourite recent tunes by the hottest South African artists for you to enjoy over a braai with family and friends this long weekend. Go here and enjoy. https://spoti.fi/39Cui61 Now, on to the serious stuff: From explaining …

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19 August ’21 Wrap: Joblessness, elections…and vibrators?

Hi there! 🙋🏽‍♀️We’ve been putting out this Wrap without a break for a while so we’re taking a trip to the Bahamas (jokes) 😄 We ARE taking a two-week break, though, so we can rest and recharge. We’ll be back on 16 September, with your weekly update of empowering and digestible news, brought to you …

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19 August ’21 Wrap: South Africans aren’t getting vaccinated.

Hi there 🙋🏽‍♀️ In this week’s edition of The Wrap, we’re looking at how, of all things, vaccine hesitancy is scuppering our war against Covid. Plus, we explain the mess in Afghanistan and why you should care. Then there’s the good news for democracy, both in Zambia and right here at home thanks to the …

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12 August ’21 Wrap: A strong centre in Cyril’s new cabinet

Spring is coming and almost 10% of adults have been fully vaccinated in South Africa! Plus we were warmed by images of more than 100 South African firefighters arriving at Winnipeg’s international airport to help Canada fight its raging wildfires. They held the flag high and sang as they arrived. If only all news could …

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29 July ’21 Wrap: Taxi violence lessons for SA

Hi there 🙋🏽‍♀️ in this week’s edition of The Wrap, we’re looking at at the difficult lessons emerging from Cape Town’s taxi violence; the latest business news – and an exciting achievement for the explain.co.za team! So, let’s dive into your weekly simple news update, brought to you by Verashni Pillay and the AWARD-WINNING explain.co.za …

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