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Can SA fund a BIG

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.  Pun intended. The idea of providing a Basic Income Grant (BIG) began in March 2020, when the government started rolling out Covid-19 social relief grants of R350 a month. The …

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Be careful of finger-pointing, Mbeki

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 president Thabo Mbeki lambasted him for failing to deliver on a national compact to address SA’s many crises, warning of an Arab Spring style uprising.  It’s worth noting though that …

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Who runs the world? Girls!

Join us in saying halala to Banyana Banyana and Deputy Chief Justice Mandisa Maya who made history and reached career milestones this week. 😁 🔹South Africa won its first Women’s Africa Cup of Nations after Banyana Banyana defeated hosts Morocco 2-1 on Saturday. The team received a heroines’ welcome at OR Tambo International Airport on …

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The big story: Feel it, Cyril’s energy plan is here!

Ramaphosa announced his long-awaited plan to address SA’s energy crisis at a Monday family meeting and it’s a goodie.  The plan does the obvious: listen to the experts.  This includes cutting regulatory red tape for embedded power generation; bringing in original equipment manufacturers to restore equipment; recruiting former Eskom staff; allocating additional resources for maintenance, …

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Our take: All the ANC news you actually need to know

You probably keep hearing about the ANC provincial elections. They’ve been happening across various provinces in the run-up to the ruling party’s big conference in December, where President Cyril Ramaphosa will go head to head with whomever will try to dethrone him for national leadership. It’s tedious stuff a lot of the time, with countless …

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The Public Protector files

It’s been a whirlwind of revelations from the ongoing impeachment inquiry of embattled public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane. Whistleblower Tebogo Kekana, a former senior investigator in the office of the public protector, claimed that he was asked to remove the names of implicated politicians on the Vrede dairy farm report by the Public Protector.  Kekana also …

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