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South Africa cries with laughter – the power of satire

When you publicly shame or satirise somebody who is vulnerable, that’s bullying. When you do the same to elite ‘untouchable’ politicians, it’s shielding, safeguarding and protecting of the general public, while deservedly bringing them down a few notches. Which is why politicians so quickly suffer a sense of humour failure. For a gentle example, imagine…

Regulation 28: South African savers are being shafted – Magnus Heystek
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Regulation 28: South African savers are being shafted – Magnus Heystek

The hard-hitting Magnus Heystek pulled no punches on his return from Mauritius, where he says economic growth is booming led by a surge in infrastructure and development. South Africa’s economy paints a different picture, one that’s been at a standstill for the better part of a decade. As a result of amendments to Regulation 28…

A Tesla for sale in South Africa? Model 3 appears for sale at KZN dealership
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A Tesla for sale in South Africa? Model 3 appears for sale at KZN dealership

By Jarryd Neves, Motoring correspondent To call Elon Musk’s Tesla a success would be an understatement. In just over a decade, the Pretoria-born billionaire has pivoted the company to profitability and, what’s more, transformed the motoring industry. Not too long ago, the prospect of going electric would have doused the flames running through a petrolhead’s…

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3 surprising ways South Africans can qualify for UK citizenship

*This content is brought to you by Sable International If you have family connections to the UK, you might be surprised to find that you can claim UK citizenship. These routes are some of the most common ways Sable International sees clients qualify. 1. You, your parents or your grandparents were born in the UK A direct…

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South Africa’s UK red list status – Lord Peter Hain pleads directly with Boris for removal

South Africa was placed on the UK’s red list in December – a status which has been severely destructive to the South African economy. South Africa’s UK red list placement requires tourists from the UK to quarantine for ten days at their own expense in government-selected hotels when they return. The exorbitant costs related to…

How will South Africa succeed? ANC, EWC need to be beaten – Frans Cronjé
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How will South Africa succeed? ANC, EWC need to be beaten – Frans Cronjé

He may be the outgoing CEO of the Institute of Race Relations, but Frans Cronjé always has fascinating insights into the future workings of South Africa. During the height of the civil unrest that gripped parts of South Africa in July, Cronjé told BizNews that he and the IRR had been warning against this for…

South Africa eases lockdown restrictions – moving the country to alert level 2
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South Africa eases lockdown restrictions – moving the country to alert level 2

(Bloomberg) – South African President Cyril Ramaphosa eased coronavirus lockdown restrictions in a bid to revive an economy reeling from the effects of the pandemic and a week of deadly riots. The move to virus alert level 2 from level 3 comes as Covid-19 infections drop and will allow for greater activity in an economy…

J&J may follow ImmunityBio’s South African Covid booster shot trial
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J&J may follow ImmunityBio’s South African Covid booster shot trial

(Bloomberg) – Talks are underway with Johnson & Johnson about running a booster trial in South Africa after the company’s Covid-19 vaccine was used in a mass trial of almost half a million health workers in the country. The trial would include participants from that study, known as Sisonke, and could possibly start in October,…

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How vulnerable is South Africa to cyber attacks?

In July, state-owned ports company Transnet fell victim to hackers. The cyber attack essentially paralysed the SOE, with the ports operator having to declare a force majeure. Container terminals and cargo control had to be switched over to manual processing, creating obvious delays. The company, according to Bloomberg, had been targeted with “a strain of…