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Covid Compounds Flu Season Jitters
WINTER is upon us, and with the chill comes the associated ailments, like flu. In any other cold season, a flu shot would do the trick. But Covid-19 – by all accounts – complicates the situation. According to a medical doctor, Matsontso Mathebula of
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Angola Leads Rise Of Women Entrepreneurs On Continent
WOMEN entrepreneurs have become more common in developing countries such as Angola, according to a study carried out in 43 countries by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). The study found that the highest levels of women entrepreneurship were
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SOME political analysts say that the ANC should have also applied its step-aside resolution to former president Jacob , pictured, and serve him with a suspension letter as he has been indicted of corruption and is facing sentencing for defying the Co
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Poorer Countries Lack Vaccines Amid Surge
MANY low-income countries lacking sufficient access to Covid-19 vaccines are seeing surges in cases, while almost 90% of all vaccine doses have been administered in high-income countries, according to a recent analysis. Global humanitarian aid organi
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A Conflicted Hero – Torn Between Duty And Family
“IT WILL mean change, Iraq needs to change.” These are the words of teenager Sawsan’s (Leem Lubany) to her Israeli police officer father, Muhsin al-Khafaji (Waleed Zuaiter), as the country faces a great political divide with the ousting of Saddam Hus
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Vusi Nova On Judging The Continent’s Biggest Reality Competition
IF THERE is one thing that can’t be denied, it is the limitless amount of talent Africa has. From the north to the south and everywhere in between, Africa has produced some of the biggest stars and continues to influence international music, cinema,
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Boardwalk Mall In Gqeberha Kicks Off Construction Phase
THE R500 million Boardwalk Mall redevelopment in Nelson Mandela Bay Metro’s Boardwalk Precinct will go ahead as planned at a time when many other big retail property landlords are struggling with vacancies and are selling shopping malls to reduce deb
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Leotlela Gets The Gift Of A Sub-10 Second Time
AFTER a long and arduous road littered with injury potholes, Gift Leotlela's hard work and sacrifices have all paid off in the end. The Tuks sprinter, who turned 23 last Wednesday, gave himself the perfect belated birthday present on Friday by postin
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The Visa-free Destinations South Africans Can Visit
*Visa on arrival ** Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) Cook Islands Fiji Marshall Islands * Micronesia Niue Palau Islands * Samoa * Tuvalu * Vanuatu Armenia * Georgia Iran * Israel Jordan * Oman Palestinian Territory Qatar Ireland Kosovo Russian F
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Where To Get Your PCR Test In SA For International Travel
MOST countries request you submit a negative PCR test when travelling or returning to their destination. According to the manager of Health Passport SA, Liam McCreedy, PCR testing is the most accurate way to determine whether the body contains the vi
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Lee-Anne Keeps Pace As Rain Stops Play In SA Women’s Open
WITH Lee-Anne Pace of South Africa and Pia Babnik of Slovenia locked together at the top of the Investec South African Women’s Open Championship, play was called off for the day in the third round yesterday at Westlake Golf Club as wind and rain made
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Juarno: Will The Power Truck Log On In England?
WHEN I think of Juarno Augustus, I think of a wasted rugby talent. But I am not necessarily right because, as a mate so eloquently put it to me earlier in the week, you think he should already have been a massive presence in professional rugby but ma
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Inside The Mind Of The King Of Beauty– Werner Wessels
WHEN three-year-old Werner Wessels watched pageants with his family, he bolted from the room when it was time to crown the winner. “I just couldn’t handle the noise when the winner was announced,” he said over a video conversation earlier this week.
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BRITAIN’S Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologised “unreservedly” on behalf of the British government this week for the deaths of 10 innocent people killed in a 1971 incident in Belfast, most at the hands of the British Army. A judge-led inquiry found
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‘Hamas Goal: Eradicate Israel State’
IT WAS déjà vu on Monday when residents of cities throughout southern and central Israel found themselves under yet another deadly missile barrage from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Ever since Israel’s evacuation of Gaza fifteen years ago, Hamas h
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Crusaders Escape Against Brumbies As Blues Crush Rebels
NOAH Lolesio missed the chance to earn the ACT Brumbies a draw with the Canterbury Crusaders in Christchurch yesterday when he dragged his late conversion attempt wide, handing the New Zealanders a 31-29 Super Rugby Trans-Tasman win. The closeness of
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BLACK Brazilians demonstrated in the country’s two largest cities on Thursday to protest against racism and police violence toward their communities in a local version of the Black Lives Matter movement in the United States, with some accusing the co
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Battle In Party Is A Fight For The Soul Of The ANC
“MAGASHULE ACED!” Screamed the headline in an attempt to get readers’ attention. This proved to be the sum total of the outcome of the last weekend meeting of the ANC’s national executive committee (NEC). The mainstream media’s excitement was predict
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CHINA has decided to cancel the 2021 spring climbing season from the Tibetan side of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest peak, because of coronavirus concerns, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday. It cited a notice on Friday from the Gene
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Saa Plans To Start Flying Again In July
SAA says it is hoping to be back in the skies by July, but the threat of a third wave could prevent those plans. The airline has been grounded since 2019 when it went into business rescue. | See more on IOL ■
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No Sex, Please Get On With Your Duties, Warders Told
WARDERS caught having sex with inmates will be fired and the offenders stringently dealt with, warned prison authorities during a briefing on the progress of 17 200 inmates eligible for parole to tackle overcrowding in the country’s prisons. The ster
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Commuters Bear The Brunt Of Metrobus Strike
Thekisho Malimabe stands stranded at a Soweto bus stop in Mangalani, near Chiawelo on Old Potchefstroom road hoping a bus will soon approach. Malimabe is a bus commuter who travels to work by Metrobus and is one of many commuters left stranded follow
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AN INDONESIAN Muslim wears a face mask, designed in the likeness of the Palestinian flag, to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as she prays at the Great Mosque of Al Azhar during Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the holy fasting mo
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This week, keep an ear to the ground and your lips sealed. There’s some gossip happening, and it could be about you, so don’t be in a hurry to disclose your thoughts or secrets. Let others reveal their intentions first. Keep yourself at a safe distan
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Ace’s Hometown A Far Cry From ANC Slogan
BY D-Day on Thursday, as beleaguered ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule prevaricated over his public apology to the party and the nation regarding his revenge suspension letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa, life in his lair – Tumahole, Parys – went
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Pot Of Gold Eludes Lions In Rainbow Cup
Tries: Simelane, Pelser, Viljoen, Warner, Maxwane; Conversions: Hendrikse (3); Penalties: Hendrikse (2) Tries: Du Plessis (2), Mbonambi, Theunissen, Van der Merwe; Conversions: Van Reenen (2), Swiel; Penalties: Van Reenen, Swiel (3) THE Lions an
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Beauty Routines Changed During The Pandemic
MANY millennial women say the pandemic pushed them to undergo a re-evaluation of their relationship to beauty, trying to separate pleasure from obligatory labour. For some, there’s a mix of excitement and anxiety about a gradual return to normality –
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Iol Travel’s Free May 2021 Digital Magazine Takes You To Africa
THIS month's edition of IOL Travel digital magazine takes you to Africa. The issue will stoke your wanderlust as we explore the diverse offerings from a culinary, cultural, historical and adventurous point of view. Each page will transport you to a d
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A story about blood, brotherhood and the underworld, former journalist Nathi Olifant has penned a book which will undoubtedly end up being optioned for either a film or TV series. The protagonist, Mazwi Nxumalo, is a naïve teenage school dropout from
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