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News media have a duty in health journalism

In 2009 writing for The Guardian, Ben Goldacre marked the new year by saying “nothing has changed, people continue to have stupid ideas, newspapers continue to laud them, and lives will be lost.” Advertisements

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92% of SA’s municipalities flunk their audits

ENCA reports that only 8% of South Africa’s municipalities have achieved a clean audit in the 2017/2018 financial year.

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KPMG cheated on their ethics tests

KPMG has been ordered to pay $50 million after having been caught using information stolen from an industry watchdog according to Moneyweb. The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), operating under the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is the US’ main body for overseeing auditors. So when KPMG managed to get ahold of a list […]

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Bathabile Dlamini’s resignation letter doesn’t make her look good

Bathabile Dlamini has resigned from Parliament, with a rather scathing resignation letter. The interesting bit of this is the following claim, this is how it appears in the letter: “Those that made a profit through CPS through their wives are known, but because they are well respected by the organisation, nothing has been said to […]

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James Selfe stepping down as DA Federal Council Chair

James Selfe is stepping down as the DA’s Federal Council Chair after 19 years in the position, according to ENCA.

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Public protector going after her critics

According to EWN the Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is going to be laying charges against her critics for insulting her.

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Corporal punishment in schools – illegal but still in use

UCT psychology professor Cathy Ward has told News24 that according to research, about 50% of children in South Africa’s schools have been hit by a teacher.

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Vuyani Jarana resigning from SAA – the cost of a breakdown in trust

According to ENCA the SAA board has accepted Vuyani Jarana’s resignation.

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Ramaphosa’s new cabinet – not that great

Cyril Ramaphosa has announced his cabinet – and it isn’t great.

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Police pinch Pretoria prophets

News24 reports that two Pretoria “prophets” have been arrested for conning female students.

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