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The lockdown lunacy continues
If you want to lead people – or a country – you have to send clear messages, but we’re a long way from that yet.
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A longer lockdown would have been inhumane
The science behind the lockdown says South Africa may have done better than a whole host of First World countries with better economic resources.
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Government can’t wish away booze
South Africa is a strange country sometimes. Yesterday, it had the hangover even before the boozing started … the financial hangover that has pummelled the alcohol sector, thanks to the lockdown ban.
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It was a queue worth waiting two months for
A man saunters out of the bottle store with a booze-laden trolley, opens a bottle of Corona beer with a loud pop, and a ‘woooooooh’ erupts from the long 9am queue as he walks triumphantly to his car.
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A test we cannot afford to fail
Although this would seem like just another comedy of ANC Covid-19 errors, we believe Motshekga should always err on the side of caution when it comes to schools.
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Busi, why must the tired taxpayer now foot your bill?
Since taking office in 2016, Mkhwebane has lost a number of high-profile cases.
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If heart attacks and erectile dysfunction didn’t scare smokers, who thought Covid would?

Columns If heart attacks and erectile dysfunction didn’t scare smokers, who thought Covid would?

Why would adding Covid-19 to the list of 99 Reasons Why Smoking Is Stupid convince a smoker to quit?

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Till we meet face to face, words are all we have

Columns Till we meet face to face, words are all we have

There’s someone I seldom see these days. Perhaps once in a while on a WhatsApp when we engage the video by mistake. A random Instagram post with her face on it, that I might linger on a bit longer than others…

Fitness and health Wellness is key in these challenging times

It is important to focus on mental and physical health during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Government must put up, or shut up about tobacco

Editorials Government must put up, or shut up about tobacco

British American Tobacco SA said government had betrayed its trust and ‘it’s very difficult to believe anything we hear from government now’.

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Tourism must get out of nosedive to help SA

Editorials Tourism must get out of nosedive to help SA

Considering the large contribution hospitality and tourism contributes to the gross domestic product each year, SA needs tourism to flourish again.

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At last we are one, finding our inner anarchist

Columns At last we are one, finding our inner anarchist

The people are ‘gatvol’. And they’re doing the one thing that any government should be terrified of: they are en masse defying the law.

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Lockdown Diaries: Grow food on pavements to feed the poor

Columns Lockdown Diaries: Grow food on pavements to feed the poor

That is my wish going forward: let’s start using our pristine pavements for food. Let’s stop mowing lawns in our parks and make vegetable patches.

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Lockdown Diaries: Don’t drop the Covid-ball – I need to get out

Columns Lockdown Diaries: Don’t drop the Covid-ball – I need to get out

Staying at home all day, every day can get a man down – especially if you, like me, stay alone.

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‘Clapping’ officers are not above the law

Editorials ‘Clapping’ officers are not above the law

Government – and specifically the forces responsible for ensuring law and order – have been ducking out of accountability for their sometimes brutal actions.

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What about kids with special needs, and their parents?

Columns What about kids with special needs, and their parents?

Lockdown has its own challenges when dealing with able-bodied children, but imagine being the parents who must now do the work of trained specialists.

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The global side of virus recovery

Columns The global side of virus recovery

The world is presented with enormous challenges in the post-Covid-19 recovery phase. Finicky market sentiments will add to the woes.

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Now the NPA must deal with the delinquent Myeni

Editorials Now the NPA must deal with the delinquent Myeni

There’s more than enough reason for them to do so.

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Rein in those wearing a hat and a ‘doek’, Ramaphosa

Columns Rein in those wearing a hat and a ‘doek’, Ramaphosa

Everyone opposing our freedom to smoke can, it seems, be identified by strange headdress. Uncle Cyril, let’s leave the hats and use our heads instead.

Columns When your anti-Covid plan is like trying to survive a fire by spitting on yourself

I’m glad explaining what exactly we have been trying to achieve in the long run over the past few months will never be my job.



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