30.3.2020 03:30 pm
From braais to the unpunished beatings of law enforcement, these remain the harsh realities in a country caught in the nationwide spread of an unpredictable pandemic.
As the country paddles into unknown territory in the 21-day lockdown period ordered by President Cyril Ramaphosa, one cannot help but remember a famous quote from George Orwell's book Animal Farm: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
It is a source of comfort that so many organisations are stepping up to fill the gaps where the vulnerable are likely to fall through.
We must sustain discourse on the challenge of how best to make our society more equal and resilient to the outbreak of diseases and other natural disasters.
Spare a thought for those who will find the next three weeks more difficult than most of us.
Sometimes you have to accept that you’re just not as smart as you think you are and that you might, in fact, be a complete idiot. If you’re spreading crazy conspiracies and refusing to take the current situation seriously, this column is about you.
I bought a pack of face masks, and it was instructive.
Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa last year hailed him as a ‘human treasure’.
Tomorrow will be, as the cliché goes, the first day of the rest of our lives. Let’s embrace it.
This period of little face-to-face interaction will help us to innovate and learn more about what the Fourth Industrial Revolution is bringing us.
Remember, the virus doesn’t move – it moves with you. Stay put and we’ll have a chance.
What better place to find solutions than where it all started. Get my drift? What an ideal time for the saint to become the saviour and replace the US as world leader.
By running to stock up before heading to your ‘safe’ bolthole where you think you can keep the world and the virus at bay, you endangered your own health.
Our government appears to be tackling this in an efficient and tough, but democratic way.
This too shall pass. Let’s not waste this opportunity to rediscover our humanity.
Even though I have nowhere to go, I now feel trapped and desperately want to go out.