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MAILBOX: Dear Mr President… Another unanswered letter to President Ramaphosa

The last couple of years saw unprecedented challenges on a global scale. South Africa, in particular, has been put through the wringer, with the violent unrest in July extinguishing many citizens’ last embers of hope for our beautiful country. Following the unrest, BizNews published an open letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa, the brutal honesty of…

President Ramaphosa moves SA to Level 1 lockdown – here’s what you need to know
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President Ramaphosa moves SA to Level 1 lockdown – here’s what you need to know

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation this evening – the first time since 12 September, upon which he moved South Africa to Level 3 lockdown. As from midnight, the country will officially be in Level 1 lockdown. Ramaphosa’s speech, together with graphics detailing the material aspects of Level 1 lockdown, are below. – Nadya Swart…

President | Zambia

Zambia: President Hakainde Hichilema’s inauguration is “a watershed for the region” – Katzenellenbogen

Seen as a huge boost to African democracy, President Hakainde Hichilema’s inauguration as the leader of Zambia is only the country’s third change of government since 1964. Focussing on Zambia’s key issues (poverty and unemployment), Hichilema’s success was in appealing to the young, writes Jonathan Katzenellenbogen. “With unemployment and food inflation high, the central issues…

President Cyril Ramaphosa reopens watering holes as SA moves to lockdown level 3
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President Cyril Ramaphosa reopens watering holes as SA moves to lockdown level 3

A sombre president Cyril Ramaphosa addressed South Africans as he balanced the Covid-19 response with restoring peace and stability following the riots. As expected Ramaphosa lowered the country to adjusted alert level 3, which sees the alcohol industry back in business, with restrictions. Off-site sales are open from Monday to Thursday, while restaurants are allowed…

Former President Zuma gets 15 months behind bars for contempt
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Former President Zuma gets 15 months behind bars for contempt

By S’thembile Cele and Mike Cohen(Bloomberg) – Jacob Zuma, who’s been repeatedly implicated in aiding and abetting the plunder of state funds during the nine years he led South Africa, was sentenced to 15 months in jail for defying a court order to testify at a graft inquiry. The Constitutional Court ruled in January that…

Be your own President – lockdown your life to level 5
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Be your own President – lockdown your life to level 5

As the Covid-19 infection rate continues to climb, particularly in Gauteng, many are wondering why government hasn’t enforced even stricter restrictions to curb the virus. South Africa’s wealthiest province has been severely affected by the third wave, with Discovery Health’s Dr Ryan Noach telling BizNews (listen below) that they’re seeing “new infections 30% above where…