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Some restrictions require a rethink
Limit the exercise duration, but allow it to take place at any time during the day.
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Absolute power needs to be nipped in the bud
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.
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Don’t leave poor pupils out in the cold
Our children deserve the best start in life and we must not let this crisis deprive them of that.
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Take the force out of lockdown enforcement
The ANC government should not forget: you can only push people so far before they push back.
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Lockdown Diaries: All dressed up and nothing to see
We dressed up as if we were going to a wedding because, well, in a manner of speaking, we were.
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Scrapping the year may be only way back to safe teaching
The biggest concern for both educators and pupils (and their families) is that the very nature of classroom teaching goes against the principles of social distancing.
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Crack down on thuggish racial malice, Cele

Editorials Crack down on thuggish racial malice, Cele

A Mpumalanga cop allegedly told Muslims he was busy arresting that it seemed their prophet Muhammad was ‘bigger’ than President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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Cuban health personnel don’t come free… we pay

Editorials Cuban health personnel don’t come free… we pay

While the ANC clearly feels it owes a debt for Cuban help in the past, we must ask why South Africans of today have to pay that debt.

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Can Ramaphosa push the ‘reset’ button on inequality?

Editorials Can Ramaphosa push the ‘reset’ button on inequality?

Will he seize the opportunity to extend Nelson Mandela’s legacy and allow the country to achieve the potential for greatness it showed in 1994?

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Oupoot puts us on the right track

Editorials Oupoot puts us on the right track

As long as she is around, there is a reminder of different times.

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It’s hard to have faith in tinpot soldiers

Editorials It’s hard to have faith in tinpot soldiers

It comes on the back of multiple, credible, reports of troops abusing people they accused of breaking lockdown regulations.

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Don’t let crooks loot Ramaphosa’s package of hope

Editorials Don’t let crooks loot Ramaphosa’s package of hope

The scale of the money which will be sloshing around will be tempting to the corrupt.

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Mbaks got it right this time, trolls

Editorials Mbaks got it right this time, trolls

Don’t let your own distaste for someone get in the way of an unbiased assessment, is one of the lessons here.

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Don’t try to use the crisis to steamroller laws, ANC

Editorials Don’t try to use the crisis to steamroller laws, ANC

In applying financial disaster relief, government has looked to push its transformation agenda, while it hasn’t come near to honouring its promises to its poor, largely black, electorate.

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A clear plan is needed for an end to lockdown

Editorials A clear plan is needed for an end to lockdown

People need to get back to work. Industries need to start producing again. People need to be allowed to have their personal freedoms (or most of them, anyway) returned to them.

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We need to adapt to a new world with compassion

Editorials We need to adapt to a new world with compassion

We need to seriously ask ourselves: how much money is enough? And we must answer honestly while assessing our lifestyles.

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Girlfriend in car’s boot shows us two things

Editorials Girlfriend in car’s boot shows us two things

The lockdown is imposing serious relationship strains on many people and, as a nation, one of our many characteristics is impatience.

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Don’t hold your breath over Zuma

Editorials Don’t hold your breath over Zuma

Speaking through his foundation, Zuma said he welcomed the opportunity to have his day in court.

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We need to talk about these ridiculous new rules, Mr President

Editorials We need to talk about these ridiculous new rules, Mr President

It is tempting to dismiss the furore over the ban on cooked foods being sold during the coronavirus lockdown as being merely the fuss of over-pampered suburbanites.

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SA needs to learn from Zimbabwe … by not being like it

Editorials SA needs to learn from Zimbabwe … by not being like it

South Africa is just 14 years behind Zimbabwe and we need to look north, learn the lessons of history and not repeat the mistakes.



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