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There will be tighter restrictions in Nelson Mandela Bay to curb the spread of Covid-19 as the Eastern Cape municipality heads into the festive season. There will be a longer curfew, tighter restrictions on alcohol sales, and alcohol consumption in public spaces will be strictly prohibited. Other Covid-19 hotspots may follow. During a Thursday night...
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People with disabilities make up almost one billion or 15% of the world’s population, but many still struggle to find a job. Barriers to employment remain even though signatories to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities have undertaken to “prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability with regard to all...
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Poverty, like football, is universal. A truism that coalesced in the global popularity of Diego Armando Maradona, the “negrito” from the shantytowns on the periphery of Buenos Aires who became the centre of the footballing universe and, arguably, the greatest player of all time. The Argentinian who died on 25 November 2020 at the age...
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On 23 January 2017, United States President Donald Trump issued an expansion of the Mexico City Policy, or “global gag rule” (GGR), last implemented under George W Bush. The GGR blocks US global health assistance to any foreign nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) that perform abortions, except in cases of rape, incest, or threat to the life...
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Pricing is a debating point in the cocoa sector, dominating stakeholder conversations, especially among African cocoa producers. This is a result of the historically low cocoa prices that do not provide a fair income to farmers involved in cocoa production. Despite the announcement of the living income differential (LID) — a wage support programme implemented...
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The Hawks have arrested a man who has been linked to the leak of the mathematics paper two that was written by grade 12 learners three weeks ago.  Themba Daniel Shikwambana, 31, was arrested on Wednesday and appeared in court yesterday. He was granted bail and will return in court in January.  In a statement,...
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The night before Australia’s Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) final, fiery South African fast bowler Shabnim Ismail lay awake pondering how to take the prized wicket of Aussie gun batter, Meg Lanning. Twenty-four hours later, Ismail was the toast of her Sydney Thunder team, as they upset the favourites, Melbourne Stars, bowling them out for...
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The Hawks have arrested a man who has been linked to the leak of the mathematics paper two that was written by grade 12 learners three weeks ago.  Themba Daniel Shikwambana, 31, was arrested on Wednesday and appeared in court yesterday. He was granted bail and will return in court in January.  In a statement,...
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Jailed Nelson Mandela Bay ANC councillor Andile Lungisa has been released on parole today, two-and-a-half months after beginning a two-year prison sentence for assaulting a fellow councillor with a glass jug in 2016. Lungisa, a staunch supporter of former ANC president Jacob Zuma, will serve the rest of his sentence for assault with intent to...
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Two decades ago, when a young, feisty woman from a tiny Limpopo village was diagnosed with HIV, she was forced to reckon with more than just her own mortality. Her biggest fear, greater than the threat to her life HIV posed, was that she wouldn’t be able to provide for her family.  So Yvette Alta...
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