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Quo Vadis, Consensus? President Ramaphosa and the need for resolute action in near-apocalyptic times

Covid-19 has brought ever-increasing evidence that the leadership South Africa needs to extricate us from the current massive crisis is not present – and not available. The deadly combination of corruption and incompetence is anything but diminished in the post-Zuma years, and no political force, whether inside or outside the ANC, looks capable of stopping it. This increases the pressure on President Cyril Ramaphosa to change course, and drop his reliance on consensus.

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Why are we not surprised that a Study finds that half of CDC Coronavirus Test Kits Are Inaccurate.

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Best Life logoHalf of CDC Coronavirus Test Kits Are Inaccurate, Study Finds

Coronavirus testing has been a hot-button issue since the beginning of the pandemic. First, there weren’t enough coronavirus tests to go around. Now, a new issue has emerged—just how accurate the tests people are getting actually are.

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Greek study reveals that gout drug, Colchicine, may be able to keep high-risk Covid-19 patients from getting sick enough to be hospitalised

There’s new evidence that a 2 000-year-old medicine might offer hope against a modern scourge: Covid-19.
The medication, called colchicine, is an anti-inflammatory taken as a pill. It’s long been prescribed for gout, a form of arthritis, and its history goes back centuries. The drug was first sourced from the autumn crocus flower.

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Tourism Minister admits allegiance to the ANC trumps interests of South Africans

At a meeting of Parliament’s Tourism Portfolio Committee this week, the Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, exposed herself by essentially admitting that she puts the interests of the ANC above the interests of South Africans. While discussing the regulations that are currently decimating the tourism sector, the Minister explained that there must be no ambiguity with regards her unequivocal support for Government.

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