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Mondli Makhanya | A not so happy new year

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Putting a pessimist’s hat on, this newspaperman is refusing to dream this time and will only wish people Happy New Year under duress. Picture: Vector illustration
Putting a pessimist’s hat on, this newspaperman is refusing to dream this time and will only wish people Happy New Year under duress. Picture: Vector illustration

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This time last year, we were cursing 2019 and wishing that a year like it would never be born again.

Other than a sprinkling of good news here and there – including a Rugby World Cup trophy inspired by a country boy and a Miss Universe crown claimed by a country girl – it was a bleak year.

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The EFF has sent a legal letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office, demanding that the lockdown regulations be relaxed to allow political gatherings in compliance with all Covid-19 protocols. The party said that regulations prohibit political campaigning and activities in preparation for this year’s local government elections.
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