Batty decisions are a blow, but the vaccine shambles is ...

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Batty decisions are a blow, but the vaccine shambles is unforgivable

SA’s lack of preparation to procure a Covid vaccine when funding and cold storage are available is a disgrace

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“Putting the moron into oxymoron” struck me as the right lens to view the latest restrictions and beach closures announced on Monday by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Still, he is the messenger — here and in so many instances — for the whims, prejudices, non-scientific and often evidence-free diktats of co-operative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

She is certainly not blushing after the serial blemishes she racked up when, a staggering six months late, the Western Cape High Court delivered a bill of indictment against her in the BAT cigarette-ban case...

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