Brian Pottinger, former publisher and editor of the Sunday Times, has been watching the global – and South African response – to the Covid-19 pandemic with deepening mistrust. Here, he examines the myths which he says have grown up, or been perpetuated, around the disease. From fatality rates to epidemiological models, and from medical treatments to statistical models, he takes on much that is accepted wisdom about the virus.
The love story between the women that unfolds via a time jump to 1963 and with an impending apocalypse subverts painful tropes for queer women
The victorian jail where gay playwright Oscar Wilde served most of his two-year sentence for “gross indecency” is for sale, Britain said on Thursday.
Simply lifting the ban won’t shield Dlamini Zuma or the government from accounting for exactly how this decision was made.
Herman Mashaba has called for all corruption allegations, irrespective of the severity of the claims, to be thoroughly probed. The former Johannesburg mayor claims that the ANC has insulted South Africa citizens after the party cleared Mayor Geoff Makhubo of any illegal activity.
Beer-producing giants SAB and Heineken say they’re halting investment and expansion into South Africa. This comes as the alcohol ban takes its toll on liquor producers.
A whistle-blower has contacted the Democratic Alliance (DA) providing information that the ANC is allegedly planning to start a “sweetheart” union for the tourism sector sanctioned by Luthuli House. This tourism union will supposedly be compliant and deferential to the ANC and would serve as the official voice of the tourism industry thus muting the sector in an attempt to stop the tourism demonstrations that are now taking place almost daily.