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OPINION | Tightrope act between services and groceries

Today we report that Buffalo City Metro residents may be in for rates increases from July. Council has not yet approved the proposal, but will in all likelihood do so as the ...

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Reserve Bank in the sights of scapegoat hunters

Things are about to get very rocky in South Africa. The economy is reopening just as the pandemic is entering a more destructive phase. If the health ...

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Beyond smokes, level 3 rules get even more mindless

Despite concessions and sensible restrictions, our government still appears to have lost touch with reality

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Don’t think the killing of black people in the US ...

The murder of George Floyd and many others like him is a failure of leadership – and a taste of what’s to come
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OPINION | The dangers of preying on the faithful ...

Not only will gatherings promote the spread of Covid-19, other sectors will be less likely to stick to the lockdown
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OPINION | Myeni court decision an indictment on government

This week’s finding of the Gauteng high court that former SAA chair Dudu Myeni was dishonest, reckless and grossly ...

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As days bleed into yet another lockdown day, remember who the real enemy is

The season changed around day 62; then reason changed as whether to smoke or not became all about race

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Welcome to the SA circus. Let’s bring on the clow ... er, ministers

It’s where our, er, leaders come up with their ‘collective’ decisions that are based on, er, ‘science’ and, er, ‘logic’

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‘Prof Jansen’s attack on minister is shocking in the extreme’

His views about reopening schools betray a disdain for those in political office, writes education official

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STREET DOGS: Albert Camus on pestilence and complicity

Plagues have a way of recurring in the world, yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our ...

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Faith in lockdown flies out the window when churches reopen

Tuesday’s decision to allow places of worship to gather when the country moves to Level 3 of the lockdown on June 1 ...

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This is uncharted territory for everyone, including you

While doctors, ethicists and politicians feel their way, individuals need to listen or bear the consequences too

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Blended learning may suite South Africa best

Many well-meaning education benefactors and commentators in SA have expressed that in the light of the Covid-19 ...

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The new 3 Rs of teaching and learning in the post-Covid classroom

With all the recent focus being on ways to ensure targeted curriculum delivery and adequate completion of the school ...

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Cyril caves to churches, so cue the corona snake pastors

Religious gatherings get the nod despite case studies from other nations and a terrible track record in SA

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The clunking government fist on corona echoes Stalin’s Soviet Union

Shutting out citizen input, science fakery, academic witch-hunts. It’s sounding very pre-1950s Russia

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Let’s use our unity to end the other plagues ravaging South Africa

Every life is noteworthy, so we need keep solidarity alive in the battle against our nation’s many other ills

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Is Covid-19 really our ticket to paradise? You’d better believe it

We may mock religious politicians for wanting places of worship made into giant petri dishes. But it’s what they want

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Tobacco ban poses biggest threat to public’s faith in state’s reasonableness

Amid the deluge of litigation the South African government is facing over its Covid-19 lockdown regulations, there ...

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