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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

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

Khashoggi’s son forgives killers in tweet

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Salah Khashoggi, the eldest son of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, posted a statement on Twitter ‘pardoning’ his father’s killers, the BBC reported. Khashoggi, a

Saving South Africa without destroying it

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‘It became necessary to destroy the town to save it’ is a widely known quote cited by journalist Peter Arnett about the Vietnam War. Attributed

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This Week in History recalls memorable and decisive events and personalities of the past. 16th May 1918 – The Sedition Act of 1918 is passed in the United

Western Cape ‘hotspot’ status may be harbinger for SA

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Western Cape health officials suggest that the fact of the province’s having nearly two thirds of national of cases means that community transmission ‘seeded’ earlier