9.7.2020 06:05 am
The Aussies might welcome continuing a social distancing rule, if it keeps Kagiso Rabada out of their faces.
In England, the grass is green, the sky still mainly grey, the beer warm and there is, finally, after 117 days, the hearty thwack of leather on willow in a cricket Test match. And it wouldn’t be a summer home series if there wasn’t a delay for rain…
Minister Angie Motshekga announced yesterday that only Grades 6 and 11 will return to the classroom today. She said institutions that are ready for the return of Grade Rs are allowed to reopen as well.
Sadly, many of those who complained there was not enough intimacy in their relationships are finding out there’s now too much.
Mess with your farmers and your country will go quickly from being a bread basket to a basket case. Look at Zimbabwe.
Any smugness or complacency which was present earlier in government ranks has vanished, to be replaced by a redirection of blame for the unfolding catastrophe.
Legality is a major requirement for a society to be considered ‘civilised’ … but so is compassion. By that latter yardstick, South Africa is barbaric indeed.
When the lockdown went into effect, government said it needed time to prepare hospitals to prevent them from being overwhelmed. Not nearly enough was done. And whose fault is that?
It is the result of a generation’s worth of ‘cadre deployment’ by the ruling party. This has seen unqualified, inexperienced and just plain incompetent people placed into key positions.
Medical professionals in South Africa have to deal with issues which their counterparts elsewhere don’t even have to think of, and now with the Covid-19 pandemic it has become clear, our ruling elite is the country’s greatest comorbidity
Why should the Gautrain chew up taxpayer money when it transports so few people compared to Toyota Quantums?
Often, the air force is a vital arm of government when it comes to humanitarian support and to search and rescue.
The reopening of schools next month for millions of pupils, together with the relaxation of restrictions imposed on restaurants, casinos and cinemas, is only going to see the numbers climb even more dramatically.
With many more challenges to the legality of the rules and the nation’s Disaster Management Act still pending, the courts will certainly be put to the test in the coming months.
Some governments are using the coronavirus pandemic to ‘tighten their grip on power’, undermining democracy and civil liberties.
His tendencies to fascism and to racism often reveal themselves in threatening or incendiary statements against his perceived enemies. And we need to know about people like him.