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First up: The Wrap is going on a little break! We’ll be resting and considering how to make things even better for you when we
It’s been a week of waiting: For Uncle Cyril to let us in on his plan to get us out of the dark… for him
Sri Lankan protestors are getting comfortable in their deposed president’s luxury home, and we think our leaders should take note! South Africans have been particularly
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South Africa’s economy has been in trouble for some time. Protecting our most vulnerable is an age-old problem that we need BIG ideas to solve.
Poor Ramaphosa can’t seem to catch a break. Last Thursday, at the memorial service for the ANC’s deputy secretary-general of the ANC Jessie Duarte, former
Remember when armed, pro-Donald Trump supporters stormed the US seat of government in 2020 after the then famously orange president lost the election to Joe
For decades Hollywood was dominated by lily-white casts that weren’t particularly honest representations of the US’s diverse cities. The #OscarsSoWhite controversy in 2015 and 2016
At explain.co.za we’re passionate about the news because we know it’s under attack in an age of misinformation and failing business models. That’s why it’s
The local government elections are just ten days away! As we reported last week, power is shifting and your vote could lead to meaningful change.
Feeling guilty about not renewing your driver’s license yet thanks to the pandemic? Don’t worry – you and about three million other South Africans are
In light of recent arrests related to corruption and state capture, in this developing story, we’ll be keeping tabs on the corruption-related arrests in both the public and private sector.
How long should it take for Cyril Ramaphosa to turn the country around, and what’s the strengths of our economy we don’t hear about often
Often described as soft spoken, Hassan is anything but a timid leader.
Our staff shares their experiences with navigating student debt during their time as tertiary students, as student protests continue across the country.
As the fallout from THAT Meghan and Harry interview with Oprah Winfrey continues to reverberate around the world, it’s emerged that South Africa played a
In-depth takes on key topics, with the breadth that is often missing in daily reports.
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