27.5.2020 08:00 am
This is needed as local sporting bodies figure out how to operate within lockdown regulations.
Sport, like so many other aspects of life, will never be the same again. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, various sporting codes and their organisations have been wracking their brains to come up with new ideas of how to continue plying their trade under new conditions.
With Ramaphosa’s warning that, according to models that have been developed, the pandemic is going to get much worse before it gets better, we are going to need everyone to do their bit.
Take prop Ollie le Roux, a man not to be trifled with. Ollie’s dessert is chocolate mousse, which might account for his 126kg fighting weight.
Easing the lockdown over the next few months is only expected to help the economy in the short term.
The president better pray that he is not left with two things he is trying to avoid: a massively high body count and a completely wrecked economy.
Sixteen hours of YouTube videos later, I considered myself somewhat of an amateur expert and decided to source the material needed to build a small still.
Enough of the naysaying. This week, I’m feeling helpful. Let’s ban it all.
Teachers, administrators and those involved in transporting children to and from school are also exposed.
Professor Glenda Gray, chair of the Medical Research Council and an internationally recognised scientist, was the first to raise the alarm about advice being disregarded.
Putting the future of South Africa in jeopardy this way defies logic, but is perhaps understandable given that most politicians are at a vulnerable age.
It is clear the lockdown regulations have made criminals of otherwise law-abiding South African citizens, but have made the tobacco and booze mafia immeasurably wealthier.
Perhaps, in the way nature has healed because of the absence of humans during lockdown, so too, the economic world might return to the old ways … of small shops and personal service.
I’m asking Mr Ramaphosa on their behalf: please help. They need some form of relief to have hope for tomorrow.
By bringing the economy to its knees, the virus gives SA a chance ‘to start all over’ – but the lay of the land looks to be mostly sloping towards disaster.
New Balance South Africa, you get a ‘The Answer’s No! Now What’s the Question?’ customer-service Onion for shooting yourselves in the foot.