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Covid-19 South Africa

The big story: It’s the real covid, so please stand up

The past 15 months of lockdown have been something of a dress rehearsal for Gauteng. 🙈 Compared to what we’re seeing now, the province’s first two waves look relatively tame.  We told you previously that authorities were doing their best to stop the Delta variant, which was first identified in India, from reaching SA. But …

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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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The big story: Covid 3.0

In case you haven’t noticed yet… South Africa is in the midst of the third wave. Sigh. Despite our collective Covid fatigue, it’s important to once again try and limit your interactions. In the past week, hospitalisations increased by 17%; the number of positive cases also continues to rise, averaging about 3000 daily.  What does …

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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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