Mailbox: Censorship denies the right to make informed choices

Mailbox: Censorship denies the right to make informed choices

BizNews community member Claudia Dalebout writes to Alec Hogg about her concerns around censorship of information about Covid-19.Claudia Dalebout has written to BizNews sharing her concerns about the effect of censorship of information and findings which diverge from views of authorities. YouTube ha

  Melani Nathan
PANDA responds to questions: The UGLY truth about the Covid-19 lockdowns

PANDA responds to questions: The UGLY truth about the Covid-19 lockdowns

PANDA's Nick Hudson answers questions about his presentation on the Ugly Truth about Covid-19 lockdowns at the recent BizNews conference.Biznews audience member Stephen Price wrote to Alec Hogg with several questions for Nick Hudson of PANDA, after watching his keynote address at the BizNews confere

  Melani Nathan
Ivermectin proponents are fighting for the rights of all South Africans

Ivermectin proponents are fighting for the rights of all South Africans

A BizNewsTv viewer shares his views on the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa and the fight to declare Ivermectin a drug free to be used by all.A viewer of BizNewsTv recently left a message which sums up many South Africans’ fears, frustration and hopes surrounding Covid-19 and the way in which the p

  Melani Nathan
Pudgy pooches and Covid-15 – With insights from The Wall Street Journal

Pudgy pooches and Covid-15 – With insights from The Wall Street Journal

'Pandemic weight gain' is a consequence of our new sedentary ways and our pets are packing it on too, as The Wall Street Journal discovered.During the Covid-19 pandemic, many people took up new hobbies including baking and cooking. With exercise facilities closed and social gatherings banned, many a

  Melani Nathan
Cancer of corruption must be treated now – Paul Hoffman

Cancer of corruption must be treated now – Paul Hoffman

Corruption is a cancer that has all but destroyed the criminal justice system. Paul Hoffman says treatment must begin now.In his State of the Nation Address, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced plans to form a corruption advisory council. Paul Hoffman has detailed exactly why this plan won’t work in

  Melani Nathan
Covid-19 patient dies neglected, starved in SA govt hospital

Covid-19 patient dies neglected, starved in SA govt hospital

A Covid-19 patient has given the crisis in public healthcare a human face. He died in a Johannesburg hospital after days of starvation and neglect.Reports of South Africa’s healthcare system struggling under the weight of covid-19 infections during the second wave have been plentiful. Private hospit

  Melani Nathan
Ivermectin approved for use in selected Covid-19 cases: Q&A

Ivermectin approved for use in selected Covid-19 cases: Q&A

SAHPRA has approved the use of Ivermectin in selected cases for Covid-19 patients. The regulator held a media briefing to clarify its decision.Ivermectin has been approved for use in treating Covid-19 in South Africa on a limited basis. This follows an urgent court application by lobby group AfriFor

  Jackie Cameron
Covid-19 mutations dampen Xmas cheer

Covid-19 mutations dampen Xmas cheer

Earlier, President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a difficult truth - Covid-19 is far from over, with cases spiking in different parts of the country.Earlier this month, President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a difficult truth – Covid-19 is far from over, with cases spiking on the Garden Route, Eastern Cape

  Jackie Cameron
Golden visas: not just plan B for South Africans

Golden visas: not just plan B for South Africans

South African, Chinese citizens have been among those at the front of the queue for property investments and visa opportunities in Portugal.South African and Chinese citizens have been among those at the front of the queue for property investments in Portugal, partly to snap up a piece of sunny Medi

  Jackie Cameron
Prisoners at front of Covid-19 vaccine queue – SA govt priority list

Prisoners at front of Covid-19 vaccine queue – SA govt priority list

Covid-19 vaccines have been described as the great weapon that will end the war against the pandemic. But, SA can only expect mass roll out from mid-2021, health ministry officials and advisors said at a webinar earlier this week.People who live in overcrowded settings – including in prisons and inf

  Jackie Cameron
Corrupt corporates pay up; now for a serious Eskom shake-up

Corrupt corporates pay up; now for a serious Eskom shake-up

Ramaphosa needs to continue with a long-overdue shake up of the state entities that are sucking up taxpayers’ funds and this starts with Eskom.President Cyril Ramaphosa’s corruption crackdown is bearing fruit. More than 100 people have been arrested since September and corrupt multinationals have be

  Jackie Cameron
Be kind: your business depends on it – Faith Popcorn, Jon Foster-Pedley

Be kind: your business depends on it – Faith Popcorn, Jon Foster-Pedley

Jackie Cameron spent a pleasurable hour on Zoom in the company of characterful world-leading futurist Faith Popcorn and Dean Jon Foster-Pedley.Covid-enforced rules of engagement have given us all rare glimpses into other people’s lives that otherwise would have been unlikely. This week I was fortuna

  Jackie Cameron
Time to look at value again? Asset manager Piet Viljoen back on form

Time to look at value again? Asset manager Piet Viljoen back on form

Piet Viljoen built a reputation as an asset management rock star at Investec before starting his own firm – to deal with his mid-life crisis, he told me with a wry smile at the time he took the plunge into entrepreneurship by launching RECM. Viljoen has stubbornly stuck to his value style of stock s

  Jackie Cameron
V-day for UK – and SA

V-day for UK – and SA

Britain’s health secretary Matt Hancock was overcome with emotion as one of the first men, named William Shakespeare and incredibly from the same area as the 16th century playwright, received a Covid-19 vaccine. Tuesday has been dubbed V-day, a play on D-day – the Normandy landings that started the

  Jackie Cameron