What the Omicron variant and Mashaba’s election ticket have in common

“The road to genocide in Rwanda was paved with hate speech.” — William Schabas There happen to be three fascinating analogies between the xenophobic election ticket (very popular in the recent local government elections) and the new Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the coronavirus which causes the disease known as Covid-19. They are both … Read more

Rich countries must divert Covid jabs to developing world, says Covax executive

One of the main figures behind the Covax vaccine initiative has questioned why rich countries are ramping up their booster programmes in response to the Omicron coronavirus variant, and insisted that priority should be inoculating the large number of people worldwide who are still waiting for a first jab. “The most important thing is that … Read more

Rogue Russian monk sentenced to 3.5 years in prison

A Covid-denying rogue Russian monk who barricaded himself in a monastery last year with dozens of followers was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison on Tuesday. A Moscow court found Father Sergiy — whose secular name is Nikolai Romanov — guilty of inciting suicide, offending religious beliefs and vigilantism, Russian news agencies reported. He was … Read more

On This Day: What happened on 1 December?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today. Every day is worth remembering. Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 1 December, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever. ON … Read more

Your daily Horoscope for 1 December 2021

TODAY’S MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE: Be a life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for. — David Starr Jordan TODAY’S WISDOM FROM AROUND THE WORLD: You must climb the mountain if you would see the plain. — Chinese Proverb TODAY’S CHINESE PROVERB: When you are poor, neighbors close by will not come; … Read more

Top brass had to self-isolate as July unrest unfolded, says KZN police commissioner | News24

KZN police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi. Danielle Karallis, Gallo Images, Foto24 Top police officials who were in the same room as the July unrest unfolded had to self-isolate as the looting and violence began. This after a top police official tested positive for Covid-19. KZN police commissioner Lieutenant-General Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi testified the violence in Phoenix, which … Read more

Rising star ‘Grobbies’ marvels at Springboks’ composure, hopes to help Bulls learn it too | Sport

Johan Grobbelaar. (Photo by Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images) Johan Grobbelaar’s biggest lesson he can share with the Bulls after his Springbok squad inclusion is how the national team retains its composure. The rising star at hooker was amazed by how well the Boks summoned the will and skill to beat the All Blacks after a difficult … Read more

DA questions govt’s commitment to root out corruption when it spends more on ‘SAA vanity project’ | News24

Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana. The DA criticised the ANC for giving bailouts to SOEs, but underfunding corruption-busting entities. Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana said these “choices are not optimal”. They were debating the DORA Bill in the National Assembly on Tuesday. The ANC-led government’s commitment to rooting out corruption was questioned by the DA when it … Read more