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Weekly news summary

 

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Briefs

 

Individual summaries on key news items, thoroughly researched and fact-checked.

Maimane back in political waters

A politician leaves his party acrimoniously and contests elections under a new banner. So far so normal in South African politics. We’ve been here with

De Ruyter moves the needle

André de Ruyter is the first Eskom CEO in 15 years who has managed to reduce debt at the ailing state-owned power utility. Eskom’s debt

Explainers

 

Videos, FAQs, charts and more – whatever it takes to help you understand. These are also delivered via our subscription services.

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

Deep Dives

 

In-depth takes on key topics, with the breadth that is often missing in daily reports, also delivered via our subscription services.

VIDEO

Deep Dives

In-depth takes on key topics, with the breadth that is often missing in daily reports.

VIDEO

Explainers

Explainers on topics that often pop up in the news with the context you need.

 
 

VIDEO + TEXT

Local gov

Our regular, data-driven investigations into crucial areas of our democracy.

 
 

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Weekly Summary

We read the week’s news so you don’t have to and summarise it.

 

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