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 2020-04-07 17:16 

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Ndabeni-Abrahams lockdown debacle: What we know...

The minister has to answer to the president after a picture was posted of her apparently breaking lockdown rules The post Ndabeni-Abrahams lockdown debacle: What we know appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-07 12:16 

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Why Ramaphosa must act decisively against Ndabeni-Abrahams...

The president needs South Africans on his side if the lockdown is to be extended. He must show leadership and censure the communications minister for breaking the regulations The post Why Ramaphosa must act decisively against Ndabeni-Abrahams appeared fir...

 2020-04-07 12:16 

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Eusebius McKaiser: Why Ramaphosa must act decisively against Ndabeni-Abrahams...

The president needs South Africans on his side if the lockdown is to be extended. He must show leadership and censure the communications minister for breaking the regulations The post Eusebius McKaiser: Why Ramaphosa must act decisively against Ndabeni-Ab...

 2020-04-07 12:02 

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Nehawu's claims on lack of protective equipment are spurious, says Mkhize...

In an affidavit to the labour court, the health minister says National Health and Allied Workers Union did not check the facts on the ground The post Nehawu's claims on lack of protective equipment are spurious, says Mkhize appeared first on The Mail ...

 2020-04-07 11:15 

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Covid-19 grounds Nigeria's medical tourists...

The country's elites, including the president, travelled abroad for treatment but now they must use the country's neglected health system The post Covid-19 grounds Nigeria's medical tourists appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-07 10:41 

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Meet Doctor Fundile Nyati: South Africa's own online medical mythbuster...

The employee health and wellness specialist is using social media to combat misinformation about Covid-19 The post Meet Doctor Fundile Nyati: South Africa's own online medical mythbuster appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-07 08:57 

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Lessons from 'La Peste': Camus and Covid-19...

'The Plague', an allegory of the Nazi occupation of France in World War II, is about a town's fight against an epidemic. It's a relevant read in the times of Covid-19 The post Lessons from 'La Peste': Camus and Covid-19 appeared fi...

 2020-04-07 08:19 

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Traditional media: A block against deadly pathogens and people...

In terms of the press, several polls since the start of the pandemic show a majority of people checking the news several times a day and turning to trusted news sources and state broadcasters rather than social media The post Traditional media: A block ag...

 2020-04-07 07:58 

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Everyone's talking about it. Even Kentucky...

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks meals, based on the idea of 'Everyone's talking about it.' The post Everyone's talking about it. Even Ke...

 2020-04-05 20:55 

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Southern Africa has cracked down on fake news, but may have gone too far...

In response to the Covic-19 pandemic, Eswatini, South Africa and Zimbabwe have implemented new rules on disinformation. But these may have unintended consequences The post Southern Africa has cracked down on fake news, but may have gone too far appeared f...

 2020-04-05 20:30 

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Covid-19: An opportunity to reform the educational landscape...

Policymakers and pundits, however, must ensure novel solutions do not exacerbate the inequalities of the South African education system The post Covid-19: An opportunity to reform the educational landscape appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-05 19:00 

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Slice of life: Recycling for our lives...

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don't even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks The post Slice of life: Recycling for our lives appeared first on The Mail & Guardi...

 2020-04-04 12:31 

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Playlist: The Bill Withers' Essentials...

With a career spanning over four decades, the Mail & Guardian recalls how the late Bill Withers' music infiltrated our collective psyche. The post Playlist: The Bill Withers' Essentials appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-04 11:42 

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RnBetter Not Go Outside...

Fight the indoor blues with our R&B lockdown playlist featuring the likes of SWV, Ashanti and Keith Sweat The post RnBetter Not Go Outside appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-04 01:08 

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An unprecedented crisis: The economic ramifications of Covid-19...

The ways in which we respond to the coronavirus pandemic will determine the world that greets us when we emerge from lockdown The post An unprecedented crisis: The economic ramifications of Covid-19 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-04 00:52 

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Jair Bolsonaro: the president who 'ordered his country to die'...

The Brazilian president broke self-isolation, despite being exposed to Covid-19, and has encouraged his supporters to do the same, while his health minister battles to contain the crisis The post Jair Bolsonaro: the president who 'ordered his country ...

 2020-04-04 00:44 

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Covid-19's silver lining: A taste of a post-development world...

The coronavirus epidemic has thrown issues such as gross income and ownership inequality into the spotlight, as we try to find ways to navigate through this crisis The post Covid-19's silver lining: A taste of a post-development world appeared first o...

 2020-04-03 19:00 

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In the face of the pandemic, human rights are a necessity — not a luxury...

The Covid-19 pandemic is throwing the poor governance of some African countries into sharp relief The post In the face of the pandemic, human rights are a necessity — not a luxury appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-03 19:00 

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Traditional media: A block against deadly pathogens and people...

Several polls since the start of the pandemic show a majority of people checking the news several times a day and turning to trusted news sources and state broadcasters rather than social media The post Traditional media: A block against deadly pathogens ...

 2020-04-03 17:08 

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Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times...

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision The post Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times appeared first on The Mail & Gu...

 2020-04-03 16:31 

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A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505...

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease The post A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-03 11:37 

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Kenya's government can't tackle the pandemic alone. It needs civil society...

Kenya's government has excluded nongovernmental organisations and other groups such as churches from its emergency decision-making. This is a mistake The post Kenya's government can't tackle the pandemic alone. It needs civil society appeared ...

 2020-04-03 11:09 

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A letter to Cihim Ali, in an Eritrean jail on her birthday...

Ciham Ali was born in the United States and moved to Eritrea with her family. When Ciham tried to leave, she was arrested at the border. After eight years, Human Rights Watch have called for her release The post A letter to Cihim Ali, in an Eritrean jail ...

 2020-04-03 08:34 

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New energy mix on the cards...

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities The post New energy mix on the cards appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-02 22:03 

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03 April 2020...

The Digital Edition is an exclusive product available to our subscribers The post 03 April 2020 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-02 19:00 

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Odd drop in how Covid-19 numbers grow...

As the country hunkers down for a second week of lockdown, how reliable is the data available and will it enable a sound decision for whether South Africans can leave their homes on April 16? The post Odd drop in how Covid-19 numbers grow appeared first o...

 2020-04-02 19:00 

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Who decides the common good?...

Striking a balance between individual liberties and the welfare of broader society The post Who decides the common good? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-02 19:00 

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"Stay at home, Cyril said. But what about the homeless?"...

In Tshwane, forcing homeless people off the street resulted in chaos and the abuse of a vulnerable population. In Durban, a smooth, well-planned operation fared far better The post "Stay at home, Cyril said. But what about the homeless?" appeared ...

 2020-04-02 19:00 

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Remember, corporations are adept at deflection campaigns...

In this moment where those corporations are "stepping up" to the Covid-19 challenge, let's not forget their true character and where and how they have made their money The post Remember, corporations are adept at deflection campaigns appeared ...

 2020-04-02 19:00 

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Health couple fear for their kids...

Doctor and a respiratory therapist have hygiene rules in place but no one to look after their children while they work The post Health couple fear for their kids appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-02 19:00 

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Editorial: Reporting on legal tensions...

Even in the best of times, there is an inherent tension between the three arms of state The post Editorial: Reporting on legal tensions appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-02 19:00 

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Spliffs down, scrubs up...

It's time to shut up, listen, think about the effect of your words and actions and continue washing like a madman The post Spliffs down, scrubs up appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-02 19:00 

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Tension over who's boss of courts...

In a letter, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng questions whether Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has acted constitutionally The post Tension over who's boss of courts appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-02 19:00 

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Who takes care of essential workers?...

The M&G will continue to examine how people are coping and give ideas of what people are doing to help themselves and each other. The post Who takes care of essential workers? appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-02 19:00 

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Do not suffer alone, develop a daily routine...

Itis normal that people will feel anxious and scared because it is difficult to escape what is happening in the country and globally relating to the coronavirus pandemic. The post Do not suffer alone, develop a daily routine appeared first on The Mail & G...

 2020-04-02 18:25 

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Covid-19 lockdown rules relaxed as positive tests near 1 500...

Some "unintended consequences" dealt with and minister warns Western Cape on cigarettes The post Covid-19 lockdown rules relaxed as positive tests near 1 500 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-02 17:53 

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Covid 19: Updated lockdown regulations...

The South African government has amended some of its regulations for the 21-day period The post Covid 19: Updated lockdown regulations appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-02 16:54 

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Sanef stands in solidarity with the M&G and other media houses facing financial challenges...

Sanef call on members of the public, corporates, donors and government to support the media industry and journalism during this critical time The post Sanef stands in solidarity with the M&G and other media houses facing financial challenges appeared firs...

 2020-04-02 15:15 

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SABC sued over 'bad' clip of Ramaphosa...

A senior employee at the public broadcaster wants compensation for claims of 'sabotage' The post SABC sued over 'bad' clip of Ramaphosa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-02 10:54 

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Old artistic forms find new mediums in uncertain times...

Music, art and theatre are moving online as cultural workers adjust to lockdown The post Old artistic forms find new mediums in uncertain times appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-02 08:31 

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Soundtrack to a pandemic: Africa's best coronavirus songs...

Drawing on lessons from Ebola, African artists are using music to convey public health messaging. And they are doing it in style The post Soundtrack to a pandemic: Africa's best coronavirus songs appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-01 15:47 

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State must accommodate learners with special-education needs during lockdown...

The department of basic education is providing online resources for learners during the lockdown. But, once again, children with special-education needs are left out The post State must accommodate learners with special-education needs during lockdown app...

 2020-04-01 14:28 

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UCT to loan (some) students laptops during Covid-19 lockdown...

The university is also surveying its students to ascertain what kind of support they need to be able to participate in online learning The post UCT to loan (some) students laptops during Covid-19 lockdown appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-01 13:53 

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Drug-policy NGOs call for alcohol and cigarette sales ban to be lifted...

NGOs say the lockdown has detrimental effects on people living with substance dependence, as they try to get their fix amid heavy restriction of movement The post Drug-policy NGOs call for alcohol and cigarette sales ban to be lifted appeared first on The...

 2020-04-01 13:06 

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South Africa can reclaim its role as a diplomatic powerhouse in Africa...

Pretoria can make a real difference in helping to solve conflicts and other issues in Burundi, the DRC, South Sudan and Zimbabwe The post South Africa can reclaim its role as a diplomatic powerhouse in Africa appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-01 12:44 

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In East Africa, the locusts are coming back for more...

In February the devastating locust swarms were the biggest seen in East Africa for 70 years. Now they're even bigger The post In East Africa, the locusts are coming back for more appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-01 12:00 

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Covid-19 has a silver lining...

The outbreak and the response to it is showing us that many things are possible, including the provision of water to waterless municipalities The post Covid-19 has a silver lining appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-01 08:47 

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Western Cape Judge Mushtak Parker faces second misconduct complaint...

The Cape Bar Council says his conduct is 'unbecoming the holding of judicial office' The post Western Cape Judge Mushtak Parker faces second misconduct complaint appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-04-01 06:47 

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Covid-19: A case for why we all should wear homemade face masks...

Countries that have mandated mask-wearing for people going out in public have shown a decrease in the rate of Covid-19 infections The post Covid-19: A case for why we all should wear homemade face masks appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-03-31 19:00 

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How the coronavirus pandemic could get Trump re-elected...

US President Donald Trump is good at channelling voters' anger. And anger about the effects of Covid-19 is a factor that could help him win another term The post How the coronavirus pandemic could get Trump re-elected appeared first on The Mail & Guar...

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