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 2020-05-14 19:00 

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'There is heartbreak every day'...

People are handing over their pets to shelters, but they too are battling financially The post 'There is heartbreak every day' appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-14 19:00 

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SAfm run like 'community radio', not a national station...

SAfm has allegedly been operating this way since Dennis O'Donnell's resignation, with different people being brought in to take on the role of station manager. The post SAfm run like 'community radio', not a national station appeared first...

 2020-05-14 19:00 

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Prisoners riot in Sierra Leone...

Correctional centres across Africa are struggling to react to the pandemic and its effects on inmates The post Prisoners riot in Sierra Leone appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-14 19:00 

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Editorial: Let's inspire the world ... again...

South Africa was the first to welcome the World Cup to our beautiful continent. In these troubled Covid-19 times it's worth reminding ourselves of that achievement. The post Editorial: Let's inspire the world ... again appeared first on The Mail &...

 2020-05-14 19:00 

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Sisulu appoints probe as corruption allegations mount...

The water and sanitation minister has detailed her department's moves to combat corruption, but failed to address corruption claims her top adviser The post Sisulu appoints probe as corruption allegations mount appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-14 19:00 

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'SAA 2.0': New deal provides a lifeline...

Airline brought back from the brink as rescue practitioners and Gordhan agree to work on a rescue plan by the end of June The post 'SAA 2.0': New deal provides a lifeline appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-14 19:00 

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Covid-19: Sharing isn't caring...

No break for the smokers and drinkers from Prez Pozi and Dr No, but we're still zolling ... The post Covid-19: Sharing isn't caring appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-14 19:00 

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Sisulu appoints probe as corruption allegations mount...

The water and sanitation minister has detailed her department's moves to combat corruption, but failed to address corruption claims her top adviser The post Sisulu appoints probe as corruption allegations mount appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-14 17:25 

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Eusebius McKaiser: It's okay to demand a culture of justification...

We should demand a culture of justification from our democratic government. Otherwise we are allowing ourselves to be subjects rather than citizens The post Eusebius McKaiser: It's okay to demand a culture of justification appeared first on The Mail &...

 2020-05-14 14:00 

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Homeless exposed to Covid-19...

The City of Cape Town is being accused of negligence as it closes the Strandfontein safety camp without testing all the people who leave The post Homeless exposed to Covid-19 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-14 10:46 

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ArtClub and Friends: "Every purchase is a vote"...

Founder Robyn Keyser chats to us about how she and her utilitarian fashion brand are surviving the lockdown The post ArtClub and Friends: "Every purchase is a vote" appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-14 10:30 

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Deciding whose lives really matter in a pandemic...

Will it be assumed that those with disabilities do not deserve life-saving care? The post Deciding whose lives really matter in a pandemic appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-14 10:25 

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Review: 'Planet of the Humans' is a mess. You should watch it...

The new documentary on the future of our planet, executive produced by Michael Moore, fails on a number of fronts. But believers in green growth could still learn from it. The post Review: 'Planet of the Humans' is a mess. You should watch it appe...

 2020-05-14 10:14 

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Bail could be the key to reducing severe prison overcrowding...

More than a quarter of prisoners have not been convicted of anything, they just couldn't meet bail requirements The post Bail could be the key to reducing severe prison overcrowding appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-14 07:03 

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PPS Investments Seminar part one: Navigating unchartered territories...

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for investors, but don't change your portfolios too much right now as the markets will rebound The post PPS Investments Seminar part one: Navigating unchartered territories appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-14 07:03 

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PPS Investments Webinar part one: Navigating unchartered territories...

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for investors, but don't change your portfolios too much right now as the markets will rebound The post PPS Investments Webinar part one: Navigating unchartered territories appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-13 20:44 

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South Africa on track to move to phase three of its Covid-19 economic response...

The next phase of the government's economic strategy, which will be announced 'soon', is expected to detail plans to recover from the crisis wrought by the coronavirus pandemic The post South Africa on track to move to phase three of its Covid...

 2020-05-13 19:08 

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Lockdown loosened: Ramaphosa announces Level 3 to begin May 31...

President Cyril Ramaphosa has described South Africa's lockdown as a success, but noted that the continuing spread of the disease continues to exert a great toll on the country The post Lockdown loosened: Ramaphosa announces Level 3 to begin May 31 ap...

 2020-05-13 19:00 

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There are limits to what a capitalist government can do in this crisis...

We need an entirely new way of doing things to put an end to poverty The post There are limits to what a capitalist government can do in this crisis appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-13 14:46 

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Despite elections, Burundi is still a long, long way from redemption...

Whether citizens vote for the ruling party or the opposition, Burundi's democracy is still in an unfavourable state The post Despite elections, Burundi is still a long, long way from redemption appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-13 14:24 

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Online campaign advocates for tenants' rights during the lockdown...

Rent Strike South Africa says working-class families are struggling to keep up with paying rent during the lockdown. And, although there is a moratorium on evictions, it fears people will be put out on the street when the lockdown ends The post Online cam...

 2020-05-13 13:57 

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Teacher unions warns Motshekga not to jump the gun on reopening schools...

Five organisations stand firm on ensuring schools have taken all safety measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus when learners, teachers and school management teams return The post Teacher unions warns Motshekga not to jump the gun on reopening s...

 2020-05-13 13:57 

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Teacher unions warn Motshekga not to jump the gun on reopening schools...

Five organisations stand firm on ensuring schools have taken all safety measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus when learners, teachers and school management teams return The post Teacher unions warn Motshekga not to jump the gun on reopening sc...

 2020-05-13 13:21 

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COMING UP: President Ramaphosa to address the nation...

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address the nation the ongoing measures to manage the spread of the novel coronavirus. The post COMING UP: President Ramaphosa to address the nation appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-13 13:21 

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COMING UP: President Ramaphosa to address the nation...

The president's address follows a number of meetings with Cabinet and the National Coronavirus Command Council The post COMING UP: President Ramaphosa to address the nation appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-13 12:05 

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Very few believe provincial education departments are suddenly efficient...

Ordinary citizens have not forgotten that schools were failing before the virus crisis The post Very few believe provincial education departments are suddenly efficient appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-13 11:33 

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Bioethics for the pandemic...

Our existing ethical frameworks for healthcare decisions were not devised for a pandemic and it shows The post Bioethics for the pandemic appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-13 11:08 

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Rehumanising Diego Maradona...

In two recent documentaries, we finally get up close to the complicated sadness of Argentina's original football deity The post Rehumanising Diego Maradona appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-13 08:51 

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High-stakes election threatens Burundi's stability...

Bitter rivals are contesting the presidential election and changes to the Constitution will make it unlikely that the losing party will concede defeat, raising prospects of violent protests The post High-stakes election threatens Burundi's stability a...

 2020-05-13 08:27 

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It's the end of an era in Lesotho...

A political obituary for Thomas Thabane The post It's the end of an era in Lesotho appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-13 04:00 

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Covid-19, the black swan event that disrupted the green energy transition...

South Africa has made some progress in the move to cleaner energy, but at 106 out of 115 countries on the energy transition index there's clearly much room for improvement The post Covid-19, the black swan event that disrupted the green energy transit...

 2020-05-13 03:30 

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Why the public-private partnership to build Lesotho's only specialist hospital floundered...

It was hailed as a revolution in private investment in healthcare in Africa, but almost a decade after it was opened, Lesotho's only specialist hospital takes up almost a third of the country's entire health budget. Now, we may finally know why Th...

 2020-05-12 15:04 

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Ubuntu must shine in the crisis of Covid-19...

Matthysen's approach to training and mentorship empowers trainees to enter the workplace already willing and able to contribute The post Ubuntu must shine in the crisis of Covid-19 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-12 14:51 

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On the right career path...

An employer can always be assured of the guaranteed quality and credibility of the Saica associate general accountant designation' The post On the right career path appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-12 13:14 

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Blindness: How the Strandfontein camp was set up to fail...

Rather than preventing the spread of Covid-19, the facility was about quarantining the most vulnerable The post Blindness: How the Strandfontein camp was set up to fail appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-12 12:19 

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Africa's ill-resourced healthcare systems need revamping, stat....

COMMENT Africa's healthcare narrative can be compared with a bus rambling down a dirt road. From inadequate health workers and deplorable conditions of service to poor infrastructure and lack of equipment, the stories are similar all over the continen...

 2020-05-12 12:19 

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Africa's ill-resourced healthcare systems need immediate revamping...

Now is the time to rewrite a collective script of Africa's development agenda and the well being of its people The post Africa's ill-resourced healthcare systems need immediate revamping appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-12 11:57 

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Rhythms of reason for revolutionary music...

Drummer Asher Gamedze's approach to making music is through a collective process bringing together not only each band member's response to ideas but also their skills The post Rhythms of reason for revolutionary music appeared first on The Mail & ...

 2020-05-12 11:49 

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How do we decide whose lives matter most?...

The way Covid-19 death facts are reported (age and comorbidities) reflects how old people and those with chronic conditions are valued. Scientifically there's an argument for this, but morally it's troubling The post How do we decide whose lives m...

 2020-05-12 11:39 

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Political pragmatism is required to survive Covid-19...

Political ideologies — communism, capitalism, liberalism — and an unrealistic view of the world as we'd like it to be got us into this mess The post Political pragmatism is required to survive Covid-19 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian...

 2020-05-12 11:14 

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Court orders that Ingonyama Trust Board staff be paid their salaries...

Embattled KwaZulu-Natal land trust loses in court, after ceasing paying salaries to some workers in March The post Court orders that Ingonyama Trust Board staff be paid their salaries appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-12 10:47 

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Ubuntu should be at the centre of our response to Covid-19...

Demonstrations of common humanity are a powerful tool to help us navigate our way through the pandemic The post Ubuntu should be at the centre of our response to Covid-19 appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-12 10:12 

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Changing of the guard at three universities...

New vice-chancellors have been appointed at Sefako Makgatho and Fort Hare universities, while the head of Mangosuthu University of Technology has been suspended The post Changing of the guard at three universities appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-12 10:12 

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Changing of the guard at three universities...

New vice-chancellors have been appointed at Sefako Makgatho and Fort Hare universities, while the head of Mangosuthu University of Technology has been suspended The post Changing of the guard at three universities appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-12 08:16 

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The psychological impact of Covid-19 and lockdown...

Dr Frans Korb and Cassey Chambers outline in a Webinar how the virus is causing stress for all of us, and suggest ways for us to cope with it The post The psychological impact of Covid-19 and lockdown appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-12 08:16 

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The psychological impact of Covid-19 and lockdown...

Dr Frans Korb and Cassey Chambers outline in a Webinar how the virus is causing stress for all of us, and suggest ways for us to cope with it The post The psychological impact of Covid-19 and lockdown appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-11 16:26 

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The doctor who gave her life to stop Ebola in Nigeria...

When Ebola first hit Lagos, Dr Ameyo Adadevoh knew something was seriously wrong, so she did something about it The post The doctor who gave her life to stop Ebola in Nigeria appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-11 16:24 

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How protecting nature can protect us...

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the tourism industry hard, making it evident that the protection of biodiversity requires other forms of protection such as stewardship The post How protecting nature can protect us appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-11 16:24 

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How protecting nature can protect us...

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the tourism industry hard, making it evident that the protection of biodiversity requires other forms of protection such as stewardship The post How protecting nature can protect us appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-05-11 15:45 

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Question marks surround Madagascar's Covid-19 'miracle cure'...

Despite Malagasy President Andry Rajoelina's claims of a cure for Covid-19, experts say 'there is absolutely no evidence' that is true The post Question marks surround Madagascar's Covid-19 'miracle cure' appeared first on The Mail...

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