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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.

24 June ’21 Wrap: ‘This is not a wave; it’s a tsunami’

We’re presenting you with a sober edition today, but that’s because the facts necessitate it. Things are bad, Covid-wise. Take heart, though: we can stay safe and stop it from being any worse. Plus we bring you this week’s funnies (anyone seen Ramaphosa’s iPad?) and what we can be grateful for.  So, let’s dive into …

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17 June ’21 Wrap: Privatising SA’s SOES: a step in the right direction

SAA 2.0?? You heard right. Our national disaster – we mean airline – has new life with some experienced private sector guys buying a controlling share! BUT there are several concerns about the deal – we break it down. Plus: What you can and can’t do under lockdown level 3, and the new driving rules …

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27 May ’21 Wrap: The great state capture heist

Our take: What can a state do with a R50 billion 49,157,323,233.68. Quite a tongue twister, right? That’s 50 billion – in this case, rands the Gupta family allegedly stole from South African taxpayers to carry out its elaborate and abhorrent state capture project. This, according to one estimation. The eye-watering figure was revealed at …

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