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South Africa’s moonlight sonata: The illicit cash cow draining specialist care at state hospitals

Specialist doctors at many state facilities aren’t showing up to work despite earning millions a year in taxpayer money. The consequences for patient health can be devastating but not everyone agrees on the solutions

Generations of storytelling: Charlie Vundla on his most personal film

The director talks about his third film, ‘Hotel On the Koppies’, making indie movies and finding outlets on streaming services

Philippines election shows how personality politics is our collective future in this digital populist age

These elections are a warning of how history can be washed over and and used to promote modern dynasties

Iman Rappetti: The seasonal yearning for a ritual of a religious exile

My spiritual home is no longer Christianity and Islam but I miss the soundtrack and rites of my former beliefs

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Ramaphosa needs muscle to implement Sona promises

The biggest challenge the president has is the bureaucratic implementation.

Opposition parties highlight contradictions and DA-lite approach in Sona address

In his State of the Nation address, President Cyril Ramaphosa said improvement of the business environment would now sit within the presidency and former Exxaro chief executive Sipho Nkosi will lead the ‘red tape team’.

Business reacts: Sona commitments will not move the dial — yet

Though the president’s speech hit the right notes, business will be looking out for delivery over promises.

Sona 2022: We will continue to support gas development — Ramaphosa

But Greenpeace Africa says the president must let go of ‘gas fantasies’

Sona 2022: Business to assist NPA; Kenya helps Ramaphosa on metal theft

Opposition parties say the need for private-sector involvement in state affairs is proof of a ‘failing dummy cabinet’

Sona 2022: Ramaphosa extends R350 grant for another year

In the meantime, government will mull the best options to replace this grant with another form of income support

Sona 2022: Ramaphosa mildly heckled during his address

As the president spoke about state capture, opposition MPs murmured disparagingly in a manner previously reserved for his predecessor Jacob Zuma

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