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Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa: “What kind of world are we on the precipice of creating?”

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 so gratifying that amazing Filipino journalist Maria Ressa and her Russian counterpart Dmitry Muratov won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize! 🙌🏽 It’s the first time working journalists have won the …

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New licence rules for SA motorists

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 the same boat… and the government is trying to figure something out. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula has announced a few changes with our problematic Driving Licence Testing Centre (DLTC) …

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Ramaphosa’s big energy announcement explained

Self-generation is by far the quickest way to bring additional megawatts onto the grid and lobby groups have been hard at work to increase that threshold, as that really could be the magic bullet to help the country’s energy crisis.

Explained: New proposed rules for breeding wildlife

If you’ve petted lion cubs you’ll hopefully know it’s a contentious activity. Now authorities want the country to move away from captive breeding operations generally and instead manage animals more efficiently in game reserves. Minister of forestry, fisheries and the environment, Barbara Creecy said as much when she released a long-awaited report on the issue …

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The Big Story: SA Vaccine Rollout Demystified

We know we spoke about this last week, but there still seems to be some confusion over what’s happening with SA’s vaccine rollout strategy.  Here are the answers to some of the most common questions and misunderstandings. ◾️_“Government bungled the acquisition of vaccines and that’s why we’re behind THE ENTIRE WORLD.”_ SA authorities were slow …

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What’s happening in Mozambique

You may have heard that Isis is on our doorstep in Northern Mozambique and OMG WHAT THE HECK? 😱 But… it’s not as simple as that.  The situation has caught our attention because at least 43 South Africans have been caught up in ongoing attacks on civilians and foreigners in the Cabo Delgado province, according …

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