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The type of journalism we saw recently in the Pretoria News is the opposite of what we need, writes the author.
The type of journalism we saw recently in the Pretoria News is the opposite of what we need, writes the author.

Perhaps the most jarring issue to arise out of the coverage of the Tembisa 10 saga is the lack of accountability, writes Herman Wasserman.

Sometimes you can see a car crash coming, as if in slow motion, but you just can't look away. Especially when you feel like you have been on a highway to hell for a while and you need something else to look at than the soul-crushing monotony of the road.

This is what many South Africans might feel like after 15 months of Covid-19, an excruciatingly slow vaccine rollout, a third wave of infections, in addition to all the other political, social and economic woes that characterise life in this country.

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