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Cyril Ramaphosa

Explainer: Who is the ATM and why are they gunning for Cyril?

A small party you’ve probably never heard of wants to oust President Cyril Ramaphosa from power on Thursday. Why? ANC internal factional politics. On Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa will face his first motion of no confidence in the National Assembly. The motion was brought by a political party, the African Transformation Movement (ATM), a party …

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No news is good news? Not quite

Hi there and welcome to Verationality: simple news updates for busy people, brought to you by explain.co.za ??‍♀ Can you believe it’s been just over a week in lockdown? While the news may seem slow, there were some important developments below. Here’s the week’s top stories. Can you believe it’s been just over a week …

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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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Another lavish Gupta wedding

In case you were worried about the poor Guptas – who literally fled the country in the dead of night with law enforcement snapping at their heels – don’t be. The corruption-accused family got rid of their South African assets when the banks closed their accounts, sparking job losses at their mining and media companies. …

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