Monday, June 1, 2020

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Lockdown is Riling Black and White South Africans: Could This be a Reset Moment?

The South African government seems to have gone from an absence of data coupled to a firm but sensible strategy of lockdown to delay...

Alan Knott-Craig: Hope is a Strategy

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting worried... writes Alan Knott-Craig. The Corona-virus lockdown is getting me down. It’s getting me depressed. It’s making me a...

Many Domestic Workers Not Covered by Relief Measures in South Africa

“Government must force our employers to pay us our wages or register us for UIF so we can claim because we didn’t create this...
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Exploitation Changes Leopard Behaviour with Long-Term Genetic Costs

Throughout their range leopards are in rapid decline, having disappeared from North Africa, much of the Middle East and Asia. Declines have been so...
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Grim Warning of ‘Mass Equine Euthanasias’ Amid South Africa’s Racing Shutdown

Top trainer Mike de Kock has warned of a “grim reality” featuring “loss of jobs and euthanasia” of significant parts of the horse population...
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South African Stylist Teaching Kids with COVID-19 Hair Message

Hair stylist Onele Cembi could be the first South African to write a Covid-19 message in his hair! The stylist from KwaNobhuhle, Uitenhage, says he...
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South Africa Pledges $1.3 Million in Response to COVID-19

South Africa has committed an amount of US $1.3 million in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. President Cyril Ramaphosa made the pledge during a World...
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‘System Glitch’ Sends Scores Of SASSA Beneficiaries Home Empty Handed

Scores of social grant beneficiaries in Pietermaritzburg returned home on Monday without receiving their old age pension grant at the post office and from...

Tobacco Companies Go to Court to Challenge Regulations

Tobacco companies want access to minutes of behind-closed-door meetings where ministers voted on Covid-19-busting regulations. In its urgent application lodged in the Pretoria High Court...
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Details of 2 Additional Alleged Lockdown Killings by South African Police Revealed

Police were accused of killing five people during the enforcement of the first three weeks of Covid-19 lockdown... writes Daneel Knoetze for Viewfinder. Police were accused...