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Julius Malema

The big story: Judging our judges

What’s going on with the Judicial Service Commission (JSC)? 🤔 The body – made up of 23 commissioners (lawyers, politicians, judges, and a single academic) – is charged with interviewing potential judges for all our courts; it then hands its recommendations to the president, who makes the final choice. One of its current pressing tasks …

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Political parties’ architectural ambitions

Are politicians frustrated spatial planners at heart? We’re tempted to think so following their recent election campaigning.  The DA in Cape Town wants to turn the estate that houses parliamentarians into low-cost housing. It sends all the right signals: housing 400 MPs costs almost R70 million per year. But we can’t take the party seriously. …

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Accountability Monitor

EU returns J&J vaccines to South Africa We’ve told you about this before: In a weird and modern twist on colonialism, the contract between SA and Johnson & Johnson to fill-finish its vaccine had a loophole that required SA to give those doses to the European Union – which already had a stockpile. 😕 But …

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Police unable to release identikit of missing man due to there being no recent photos of him

SATIRE | By Kalim Rajab (LIMPOPO) With millions of South Africans appearing every day on Zoom, Hangouts or any of the plethora of videoconferencing apps available, experts are baffled and frankly astonished that a man previously not able to function without the limelight appears to have disappeared. “This particular individual has not been spotted in …

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