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Department of employment and labour centres to remain closed during lockdown

The department of employment and labour on Monday urged all residents to stop visiting labour centres, as there would be no-one to assist them during the lockdown period.

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From the president's desk

The story of our South African returnees from Wuhan should give us encouragement and hope in the difficult weeks that lie ahead.

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Springbok legend Danie Gerber’s daughter has virus too

Springbok legend Danie Gerber’s daughter, Elanie, has also tested positive for Covid-19.

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JUSTICE MALALA: Pandemic exposes painful truths – ...

SA cannot continue to turn away from the reality of its ugly and inhuman face. We can try to run from it, but we cannot hide. Former president Thabo Mbeki was correct back in 1998 – we are a country of two nations.
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READER LETTER | Call for expedited access to UIF ...

President Cyril Ramaphosa must be commended for his swift action in declaring a national state of disaster to curb the affect of Covid-19 in SA. However, we are concerned about the grave risks of Covid-19 for a variety of people  such as ...
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OPINION | Lessons for Covid-19 from HIV and Aids

Ralph Kretzen, who died on August 26 1982, and Pieter Daniël (Charles) Steyn, who died on January 1 1983, were the ...

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OPINION | Comply or SA will feel the harshest effects of Covid-19

Our optimism as a nation is not misguided. Time and again, South Africans have displayed a gritty determination to ...

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Moody's downgrade to junk adds to South Africa's pain

Moody's downgrade to 'junk' adds to South Africa's pain

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OPEN LETTER | DA calls on BCM to identify shelters for the homeless during Covid-19 ...

The Buffalo City Municipality is blatantly refusing to conform to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s directive to urgently ...

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Less is Mir: if you think your lockdown is bad, consider this poor guy

As you go round and round your home, think of the cosmonaut who went round and round Earth ... in a tin can

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Selfishness kills, and priests and politicians feed the deadly contagion

When people do not see selfless behaviour in their leaders, it's very hard to convince them to behave magnanimously

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Cookies, anacondas, Brit-less board games – here are your lockdown basics

In the interests of public wellbeing, I believe the following home activities are essential

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Drop racist scapegoating and exercise civic duty in fight against Covid-19

    There is only one story in the world today. The Covid-19 virus that has, by Sunday night, infected 340,408 people ...

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From the president's desk

What we are witnessing is social solidarity in action, a defining feature of our nationhood.

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My coronavirus lockdown: No more normal

I took a short walk along my street, and felt very sad at the difference I could see between the start date of my ...

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Extinction Rebellion: Cell providers should give emergency free data to fight pandemic

Once the virus spreads to the rural areas and townships, only then will we realise its seriousness.

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READER LETTER | Sobukwe’s legacy must be remembered

Forty-two years after his death under banishment, the legacy of Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe remains but a haunting ...

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OPINION | Burden of school shutdown falls heavily on the poor

True, the virus does not respect borders. Nor does it respect social classes. And that is why the decision to close ...

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OPINION | Reputable information is key to tackle Covid-19

The spread of Covid-19 across the world, including SA, is understandably foremost in most people’s minds and tops the ...

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BANTU MNIKI | Defining moment in history needs whole world fighting together

We are going through a significant moment in history. The final toll of the moment cannot be fully known at this time. ...

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