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‘Carry the label with pride’ Ron Derby on ‘BEE appointments’ and more

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 enough? Verashni Pillay talks to new M&G editor, Ron Derby about the state of the nation, making it as a black man and creating a newspaper to be proud of …

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Siyayivala with Lesego & Thebogo

Welcome to Siyayivala! It’s @Tebogo_Mabuela & @chepapelesego’s chat through their favourite stories in our Weekly Wrap in vernac. Check out our first video below and go to www.explain.co.za/subscribe to get the Weekly Wrap… for free!

ACL: SA’s golden age of television

From Inconceivable to Blood & Water and Still Breathing, not to mention Queen Sono… South Africa’s film industry is putting out increasingly quality series. Plus it’s a sector with loads of investment and employment opportunities. In this episode of ACL, Verashni and Nontshi review their favourite local shows, and take a look at what’s happening …

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No Habib, ‘we’ don’t use the N-word here

Former University of Witwatersrand (Wits) vice-chancellor Prof Adam Habib has come under fire for using the N-word during a webinar with students. Habib, who is now a director at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London, justified his use by loosely claiming that South African’s are comfortable with the use of the word depending on the context. Now the context within which he used the word is not clear, but really, that’s not the point: the word was never for South African’s to claim.

WATCH: Top South Africans of 2020

By Nontshi Shange From sport to fashion, law and politics, these are the people who made us proud to be South African in 2020.