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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.

No news is good news

_Good Morning!_ ??  Here’s our latest edition of news you need to know on Verationality – Simple news summaries for busy people ??‍♀️   Is there such a thing as a quiet news week in South Africa?? If so… I think we may have just had one.  *EMOJI NEWS INDICATOR*: Here are the biggest news items …

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Cyril Ramaphosa’s leaked emails and other news you need to know

Welcome to this week’s edition of Verationality, news made simple. ??‍♀️ OK look, I’m not going to sugar coat it.  This last week saw a barrage of bad news headlines. But – and I’m always that person – in context… it’s no cause for panic. Fixing things up after Jacob Zuma’s “nine wasted years” was …

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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane dominates the news

Hi! ?? Here’s explain.co.za’s latest edition of Verationality – Simple news summaries for busy people ??‍♀️ Format ??? You can either read the text below, or watch me explain it, with captions, here: If you’d prefer a voice note of the content, delivered via Whatsapp, visit verationality.co.za In a nutshell, the news headlines this week …

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Zuma at Zondo

Here’s your quick guide to news you need to know this week: Jacob Zuma is finally appearing at the state capture inquiry this week, after being implicated by a number of previous witnesses. Expect a lot of bluster, denial and claims of being victimised. So a lot like his presidency, then. The blow-by-blow accounts of …

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Weekly news summary is back

After a hiatus, we’re back with our abbreviated text summaries of news we think you should know – not just reporting for reporting’s sake. And, crucially, we tell you why it matters. Sign up to our newsletter or follow us on social media to get it delivered to you. For now, check out our debut …

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One third of Zimbabweans are desperate for food

What’s news? About a third of Zimbabwe’s population is in dire need of food, water and sanitation, reports AFP. The United Nations (UN) and Zimbabwe’s government this week issued a request for about R3.3 billion to provide urgent support to about 5 million of its poorest residents. This week, UN Humanitarian Affairs head Mark Lowcock …

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This grassroots organisation wants to fire their municipality

What’s news?   An activist organisation in the town formerly known as Grahamstown has gone to court in an effort to dissolve the Makana Municipality, because it has left the town in a “state of disaster”, according to the Mail & Guardian. The situation on the ground is so dire in the cash-strapped town that …

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