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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
Our take : Zuma and the stalingrad tactic If we had a rand for every time former president Jacob Zuma used a legal delaying tactic
OUR TAKE: WRONG MOVE, ACE By now you know the ANC’s secretary-general Ace Magashule has finally been suspended and is, of course, fighting back. Naturally,
_Hi there_ 🙋🏽♀️ in this week’s edition of The Wrap, we tell you how the ANC finally found its backbone and suspended Ace Magashule, examine
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The year is 2100. The world has ended. The seas have risen. Cockroaches are now the main sentient life form – and one of them
Following last week’s riots, it’s been disheartening to watch our government leaders this week. Instead of making up for failing to anticipate the looting or
This week, South Africans mourned the loss of five high-profile figures. Johannesburg mayor Geoff Makhubo, who succumbed to Covid-19 on 9 July, was laid to
English soccer fans were heartbroken after the national men’s team lost to Italy on penalties in Sunday’s UEFA European Football Championship (Euros) final. England last
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
In a regressive move, 51% of Swiss voters favoured a ban on face coverings, aimed at Muslim women in public, the BBC reported. This comes
It’s not all good news on the energy front. The job of Eskom CEO remains one of the toughest in SA. The man previously in
Artists say the industry was badly funded even before Covid-19.
The Fairview saga provides a useful example of how careless reporting, that is mirrored by other media without first-hand verification, along with flames fanned on social media, can inflame racial tensions.
South Africa is still at risk of a second surge, but it is unlikely to be as big as has been seen in the North. We take a look at nine countries currently facing a second wave of infections.
Protest in SA has a powerful legacy, but the EFF is using it as a political ploy, says Samina Anwary.
We draw from the experiences of countries who were once in our shoes – and got out of it.
In-depth takes on key topics, with the breadth that is often missing in daily reports.
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