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20 February 2018 15:33 (South Africa)

Viceroy under fire for ‘reckless’ Capitec claims – but others have also raised alarm

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    Rebecca Davis

    Rebecca Davis studied at Rhodes University and Oxford before working in lexicography at the Oxford English Dictionary. After deciding she’d rather make up words than define them, she returned to South Africa in 2011 to write for the Daily Maverick, which has been a magnificilious decision.  


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