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Digital Vibes

The big story: Ramaphosa finally releases SIU findings on digital vibes

Remember that dodgy Digital Vibes contract? Former Health Minister Zweli Mkhize was forced to step down in August amid an uproar after his close associates bagged a R150m communications contract. It put President Cyril Ramaphosa under pressure and he put government’s Special Investigating Unit on the case – probably reluctantly as Mkhize was both a …

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Our take: One million Vaccinated!

South Africa hit a key milestone this week: Over 1 million citizens have been vaccinated! We know, we know. It’s a LONG way from herd immunity. Government is hoping to vaccinate 16.5 million South Africans in the current phase two, which targets the elderly and healthcare workers. Good news, though: once those aged 60 and …

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What’s happening with Zweli Mkhize?

In other health news, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has been implicated in a tender corruption scandal to the tune of R150 million. 😳 The department of health (DoH) allegedly paid this money to Digital Vibes, an obscure media communications company, which is owned by Mkhize’s friend and long-time associate Tahera Mather. While Daily Maverick’s Pieter …

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