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THULI MADONSELA: An open letter to Cyril Ramaphosa

Dear President Ramaphosa, I hope this letter finds you well, as you help SA navigate Covid-19 and the unintended social impact of the policies you and your colleagues designed to contain the virus. We appreciate your efforts and the goodwill underpinning them.

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ANC’s ‘New Economy’ vision: Big state, but no money?

The African National Congress’s (ANC) vision of a ‘new economy’ is now on the table, marking an apparent victory for the Radical Economic Transformation faction. Now that the ‘new economy’ vision is out, President Cyril Ramaphosa will no longer be able to convincingly sell the country as an investment destination.

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SA’s R4 trillion pension pot in ANC’s crosshairs

The South African Communist Party (SACP), which has long used its dominance over the African National Congress (ANC) to set the policy agenda for the ruling party, reiterated last week that it wants to ‘mobilise’ the ‘ample resources’ in both ‘public and private financial institutions’ to finance ‘sustainable recovery and development’ by introducing ‘investment requirements’ or ‘prescribed assets’.

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Scalding judgment for NDZ’s lockdown regulations

It seems to be a week of absorbing court judgements. Tuesday’s from Mr Justice Norman Davis was under a quarter of Ms Justice Ronel Tolmay’s SAA epic, but no less scathing on the defendant – Davis said many of COGTA minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s lockdown regulations were “irrational, distressing, unconstitutional and paternalistic.”

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Global Tourism to Suffer Crushing Blow in 2020

While few industries have been spared by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, even fewer have been hit harder than the tourism sector. And while it is impossible to gauge the full extent of disruption brought on by COVID-19, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) published estimates on how the pandemic will affect international tourist arrivals in 2020 under three different scenarios.

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Ugur Sahin Becomes A Billionaire On Hopes For Technology Behind COVID-19 Vaccine

Last October, Uğur Şahin traveled from Germany to New York to launch the initial public offering of his decade-old biotechnology company with a message about its new and unproven technology. “We rely on the patient’s immune system,” Şahin said before ringing the opening bell at Nasdaq’s market site. “We want to activate the patient’s immune cells to identify, to detect, and eliminate tumor cells.”

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The way ‘Covid deaths’ are being counted is a national scandal

As a pathologist, I’m used to people thinking that my job mainly involves dealing with death. But nothing could be further from the truth. That is why I and many of my colleagues are so dismayed by changes introduced during the coronavirus epidemic which mean that pathology has not been able to play the role that it should have in helping to understand this new disease.

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