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Farewell Shona Ferguson

Producer, writer, creative director and actor Shona Ferguson succumbed to Covid-19 on 30 July and was laid to rest on Wednesday. The co-founder of Ferguson Films, affectionately known as ‘Uncle Sho’, will be remembered for being an innovator and pioneer. Go well, Uncle Sho. This article appeared as part of The Wrap, 05 August 2021. …

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Our take: Take action, Gauteng

“This is not a wave; this is a tsunami”. These are the words a doctor working at a private healthcare facility used to describe the deadly increase in Gauteng’s Covid-19 infections.  By now you may have heard just how bad things are in South Africa’s most populous province. The daily infection rate is exceeding 10 …

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Where did Covid ACTUALLY come from?

It’s hard to separate fact from fiction when it comes to the pandemic and its associated infodemic – the spread of misinformation. There’s long been a conspiracy theory that the virus was maliciously invented in a lab instead of originating at a “wet market” in Wuhan. The World Health Organisation (WHO) investigated the virus’ origins …

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Variants explained

Last week we told you that three travellers from India tested positive for Covid-19. Fortunately, they did not carry the variant that is spreading like wildfire in India. But over the weekend and to our dismay, it was reported that four cases of the B.1.617 variant had been detected in South Africa: two in Kwa-Zulu …

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13 May ’21 Wrap: SA’s economy is ready to party again

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, he posted a photo of himself playing chess. So much symbolism! The cunning! The strategy! The… technical error? That’s right: the shot shows Magashule about to move a pawn that …

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India’s devastating Covid cases

What’s happening in India?? A new Covid-19 variant called B.1.617 is driving a deadly second-wave across that country. Since the start of April, daily infection rates have surpassed 200 000. In the last week alone, 300 000 new cases were reported every day, BBC reported. The capital, Delhi, is most affected but reports suggest that …

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30 April’21 Wrap: Here’s what Ramaphosa told Zondo

Hi there_ 🙋🏽‍♀️ in this week’s edition of The Wrap, we’re looking at President Cyril Ramaphosa’s long anticipated State Capture commission testimony, and why it paled in comparison with the former Mrs Gigaba’s receipts.  Plus we tell you why we celebrated Freedom Day despite the challenges our country still faces, and how Americans fell for …

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