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Editorial: The West dithers, but South Africa has to take some responsibility for this wave

We can’t bury our heads in the sand: there is no way to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic other than vaccination. South Africa — and the rest of Africa — still…

AMABHUNGANE: Karpowership’s R3.3bn-per-year ‘freebie’

The company’s own figures suggest Eskom will be drawing only 40% of Karpowership’s available power, while paying for a minimum of 72.7% — meaning the effective tariff will be nearly…

BUSINESS MAVERICK: Rebound: Absa PMI gains ground in November, employment index back in positive territory

Amid the drought of good economic news in South Africa, a green shoot has emerged. The Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index rebounded in November, climbing 3.6 points to 57.2, its highest…

UNDER STRAIN: Gauteng Omicron cases rise at a rate ‘not seen before’, province ramps up vaccine rollout at schools

Keep calm and vaccinate. This was the message from Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Thursday as he briefed the province on the massive outbreak of coronavirus infections, driven by the…

Why Prasa chief executive Zolani Matthews was axed

Zolani Matthews has been fired after an investigation found he deliberately and intentionally failed to disclose that he holds British citizenship The post Why Prasa chief executive Zolani Matthews was…

Shell’s seismic survey will cause ‘irreparable harm’ to sea life, including migrating whales along the Wild Coast in December

Shell says commencing now is the “most appropriate step to take” The post Shell’s seismic survey will cause ‘irreparable harm’ to sea life, including migrating whales along the Wild Coast…

IT’S TICKETS FOR HIM: Prasa fires Zolani Matthews as CEO for not disclosing dual citizenship

South Africa’s unstable rail agency confirms it is on the lookout for a new Group CEO following the dismissal of Zolani Matthews amid claims of a failed required security clearance.

GOOD EATIN’: Throwback Thursday: Eton Mess

Harrow Mess, anyone? Or would you prefer a nice bowl of Lancing Mess, perhaps? If you prefer bananas to strawberries, that is, although Eton Mess used to have those too.…

NATO: Blinken urges Russia’s Lavrov to choose diplomacy on Ukraine or face consequences

STOCKHOLM, Dec 2 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met his Russian counterpart on Thursday to warn him face-to-face of the andquot;serious consequencesandquot; Russia would suffer if it…

Fourth wave looms as Covid cases spike above 8 500

More than 6 000 of those cases in the past day were recorded in Gauteng alone The post Fourth wave looms as Covid cases spike above 8 500 appeared first…