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Would you trust this government?

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Last week I decided to put up a poll on Twitter. Now I am not claiming that there was anything scientific about it and I

The people must lead the battle to save lives and livelihoods

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Few things are more important right now than figuring out (using actual figures) whether lockdown works. As our lockdown strains the fabric of society and

Would Ramaphosa have been better than President Mbeki in 1999?

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My regard for Cyril Ramaphosa has never been lower than now, with his disastrous handling of the Covid-19 epidemic. His lockdown will kill far more

All eyes on Ramaphosa tonight

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President Cyril Ramaphosa will address the country at 7pm this evening on developments regarding South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. A

Investigate Dr Gray, top health official recommends

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The health department’s most senior official, acting director-general Dr Anban Pillay, has reportedly requested an investigation into the conduct of Medical Research Council (MRC) president

German church opens doors to Muslim worshippers

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Berlin’s Martha Lutheran church in Kreuzberg opened its doors on Friday to Muslim worshippers who could not be accommodated in a nearby mosque. The BBC

Muted criticism of government does everyone a disservice

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One of the most fascinating things about the current lockdown has been how many in the media have fallen in line with the government, with

Why South Africa has been lacking a growth plan

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President Cyril Ramaphosa recently said: ‘We are going to have to go for growth in a big and exponential way, and be willing and be

Govt to extend ban on liquor, cigarettes?

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Leaks from the behind-closed-doors deliberations of the government’s increasingly controversial National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) suggest Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is lobbying for an extension of the

Smith puts CSA in a bind

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Graeme Smith, the former national cricket captain and current director of cricket at Cricket South Africa (CSA), has put his employer in a bind by