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A glimpse into the future of government propaganda

The Ethiopian government has created its own ‘fact-checking’ unit — and it is not the only government to do so.

Covid-19 vaccines offer hope as world leaders plan for future

Hopes over Covid-19 vaccines have given a boost to virus-weary citizens across the globe, but the disease remains rampant and world leaders are urging people to be patient

Richard Calland: South Africa needs a Roosevelt style of leadership

President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to hold ‘fireside chats’ and have more power and institutional muscle around him, writes Richard Calland

Johnson defends under-fire virus ‘test and trace’ scheme

The scheme uses an army of 25 000 tracers to contact people who may have been exposed to the virus

Richard Calland: CR’s tough test amid politics of pandemic

Opposition parties and ANC ‘factions’ will attempt to use the crisis to their advantage

The ethics of Covid-19 status disclosure: To tell or not to tell?

The trick is to find the balance between people’s right to privacy and the need for contact tracing to limit the spread of the disease

SA lockdown: Coercing the poor, coddling the rich?

The Ramaphosa Presidency has been praised for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, but the compensating measures that accompany it are inadequate to protect much of the population

Paddy Harper: I’d rather staypozi with Cyril

Imagine if Zupta the Maniacal Giggler was president. Or Mbeki the Myopic. Beyond imagination would be Donald the Deadly

Place a collective wager on the hope for a better future

Individualistic values, reflected in everything from the the prosperity gospel and capitalism to social media influencers, may be overcome when we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic

Nation of curtain twitchers

Now that we are in the second week of lockdown, South Africans seem to be taking their unwritten civic duty of snitching very seriously

WHO urges calm as China coronavirus death toll reaches 2000

More than 74 000 people have now been infected by the virus in China, with hundreds more cases in some 25 countries

A tangled web: UK judge’s spider brooch trends online

Judge Brenda Hale delivered the court’s damning verdict against Prime Minister Boris Johnson with a huge glittery spider pinned to her right shoulder

EDITORIAL: Couple’s visit a right royal pain

How else can we view the breathless coverage that has shadowed the royals since they arrived in Cape Town?

What does the ruling on the suspension of British parliament mean?

The court said that the advice the PM had given to the queen, who formally issued the prorogation order, was "unlawful, void and of no effect"

The law aimed at blocking no-deal Brexit

The Brexit law that received royal assent on Monday is at the centre of a constitutional stand-off with enormous implications for Britain

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