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Painful lessons from Airbnb cancellation policies

Airbnb has been widely praised for refunding, in full, people whose bookings had to be cancelled because of Covid-related travel restrictions

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Breast really is best

I recently saw a shocking but also intriguing image of an old portrait on Facebook.It was of a women with an infant on her hip, breastfeeding an old ...

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What is it that raises a wine from good to great?

What makes a five-star wine? Despite some critics arguing that Platter’s hands out its five-star ratings a little too liberally these days, opening a 5* wine is still, for most of us, neither a daily nor an ordinary experience
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GOING THE DISTANCE | Testing times during this ...

It should come as no surprise to anyone that runners, not unlike society in general, feel bewildered as to just what direction to take in respect of running, be it race preparation, general fitness upkeep, or financial and family concerns due to the ...
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Can Biden find light in the dark heart of America?

US President Joe Biden moving into the White House will be one of modern history’s most enduring images. Only hours ...

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Women cricketers come into their own

On March 8 2020, more than 87,000 people packed into the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The occasion was not Australian ...

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Nqatha needs to take the next step and cast his net wider for corrupt councillors

On Wednesday Cogta MEC Xolile Nqatha suspended two BCM councillors  — Kuhle Ciliza of ward 1 and Roseline Vitbooi and ...

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LETTERS | Deep injustice here

How can they even get these sentences of three months leave without pay when other people who commit lesser offences ...

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The merciless soul of African politics

After following the Uganda elections with keen interest and hope, I was met with this paralysing headline: “Yoweri ...

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NOMPUMELELO RUNJI | Election indicates the health of democracy even when it is rigged

Uganda shows Museveni using constitutional changes to cling to power, while low turnout at poll reveals voters' ...

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LETTERS | We will quench our thirst in the fruits of her labour

Buyiswa Gxekwa, a brave warrior who dedicated her adult life to serving the rural poor on the outskirts of Whittlesea ...

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MBUYISELO BOTHA | The threat of hunger is a hidden menace to our society

The debates around alcohol, which stemmed from the ban of alcohol sales, have made me think about food provision and ...

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MALAIKA MAHLATSI | How many abused women must speak out about these two DJs?

A character in one of my favourite books, Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns, makes a profound statement when ...

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Winning the war against the virus demands that we work in harmony

One big lesson we have learnt from Covid-19 is that the virus is non-discriminatory. It knows no class, gender or ...

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ANC might come to regret Cyril Ramaphosa’s bland blah-blah

Like so many party leaders before him, the president continues to sit on the fence

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In solving SA’s energy crisis, we have options

While focus must be on fixing Eskom plants and restoring generation quickly, the reality is very little can be done ...

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‘Back to school’ stress on rise

Whether your child is starting grade 1 or matric, Covid-19 has already messed up “back to school” for pupils across SA

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Zimbabwe another example of how African dreams are deferred

I've been going to Zimbabwe every year for the past 10 years

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