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Alec Hogg’s Inbox: Rely on the IEC not remedy for attaining totally free & reasonable elections

Alec Hogg’s Inbox: Rely on the IEC not remedy for attaining totally free &...

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With the furore around the Independent Electoral Commission’s perceived lack of neutrality, a note from Robin Carlisle has relevance (he signs off as previously PFP/DP/DA MPL, MP, MLA and MEC)/ Robin wrote: Trust in the IEC is not the panacea for achieving free and fair elections. Transparency and the close involvement of the competing parties in the…
My biggest stress over bringing a kid into the world

My biggest stress over bringing a kid into the world

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How could I ever be as good a parent to them, as my parents have been to me? By Nobhongo Gxolo “You won’t have kids if you don’t already. People who think about having them rarely do,” my friend’s partner tells me. Between the two of them they have four children vs my nil. He…
Discovery’s necessary vaccination policy– CEO Adrian Gore’s ethical argument

Discovery’s necessary vaccination policy– CEO Adrian Gore’s ethical argument

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As much as mandatory vaccination policies had become an anticipated reality, the announcement last week by Discovery of its intention to move to a mandatory vaccination policy for SA-based employees – effective 1 January 2022 – still came as a shock. The imposition of mandatory vaccination upon all of Discovery’s almost 10,000 employees is hard to digest,…
Olga Constantatos of Futuregrowth on David Masondo’s questionable debt-for-climate-swap proposition

Olga Constantatos of Futuregrowth on David Masondo’s questionable debt-for-climate-swap proposition

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On Tuesday, David Masondo, South Africa’s deputy finance minister, suggested that investors forgive about R146bn of sovereign debt in exchange for Eskom – the national power utility – meeting climate targets. This very controversial proposal, which Masondo termed a debt-for-climate-swap, would entail a portion of national debt, which he suggested could be R146bn, being forgiven…
Who to start in fantasy football: Week 2 rankings, start-sit advice for PPR, standard, superflex scoring

Who to start in fantasy football: Week 2 rankings, start-sit advice for PPR, standard,...

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(SN/Getty) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/fd/39/week-2-fantasy-who-to-start-ftr_14awfqrjvqjc91ponkp6sb0j0m.png?t=-313830709&w=500&quality=80 We've already had some notable casualties heading into Week 2, as Odell Beckham Jr. (knee), Josh Jacobs (ankle/toe), and Will Fuller V (personal) have been ruled out. Several other key players, including Marquise Brown (ankle), D'Andre Swift (groin), and Jonnu Smith (hip), among others, are "questionable" (see below for injury updates). That's all…