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MEC Mbombo lights up Parliament in more ways than one

Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, MEC for Health in the Western Cape, lit up a small gathering at the South African Parliament on Tuesday night  with a short, rousing speech, and then flicked a switch that lit up the whole building in red. Welcoming the MEC and Mzwandile Panziso, who was representing the South African National Aids …

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Maybe a little good will come (for wildlife) from this pandemic

Covid-19 shows that illegal wildlife trade is a public health issue Simon Evans, Anglia Ruskin University There will be few positives to take from coronavirus. But the global pandemic may yet prove to be an important moment in the attempts to address the illegal wildlife trade. The media has generally concentrated on effects rather than …

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A jazz festival but not just for jazz fans

CANCELLED … another casualty of Covid-19 The Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) is just around the corner, March 27-28. CallOffTheSearch will be back this year after making the terrible mistake of missing last year’s festival and the year before that … oh how we rued the day/s … and weeks … and years. Here …

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