13.5.2020 06:43 am
No greater love has a human being than that they offer up their life for another. And that’s what nurses do, day in and day out.
One thing spreading faster than coronavirus is the cottage industry which claims this or that day, this or that week, or this or that month, on behalf of some cause or group.
The biggest player in the booze sector – and one of this country’s most successful multinational business groups – is SAB … and it is being hit hard.
Responses to lawyers who wrote a letter to the president, and to the tobacco industry who wanted minutes of a NCCC meeting, indicate a worrying tendency towards authoritarianism.
Millions of people are holding their collective breath.
If there is the smallest chance that you – infected with the virus but asymptomatic and refusing to wear a mask – could pass it on to somebody and possibly hand them a death sentence, why would you be so selfish?
What is happening at Comair is being echoed elsewhere in the economy.
It looked plainly absurd that security authorities arrested a man in Muizenberg for standing still and ‘not exercising’.
Those glimmers of hope show that the worst of times do pass … eventually. But, let’s not forget that South Africa’s worst hasn’t yet happened.
Even if there were no global air travel meltdown, SAA would have been difficult to sustain as a business operation.
Some companies have been unable to trade for almost six weeks because they have not been considered ‘essential services’.
The media is actually the canary in the coal mine of modern life.
Herschelle Gibbs showed that, just when a situation seems impossible, belief and commitment can turn it around.
Limit the exercise duration, but allow it to take place at any time during the day.
There is a worry that our disaster situation can be repeatedly extended and that the temporary structures set up to deal with the emergency may continue to exercise their vast power over us.
Our children deserve the best start in life and we must not let this crisis deprive them of that.