The ban on alcohol and tobacco sales has dominated the South African media landscape since the beginning of the lockdown on 27 March. But what about the more pressing social issues?
The underlying truth seems to be that love in itself opposes our natural narcissism and that is the basis for something pure having so many contradictions.
Schools in South Africa have been under lockdown for almost two months. Reopening them, at the best of times, is a nightmarish experience.
The Minister of Finance made an “I have a dream” speech when he was briefing the media on government’s economic response to the lockdown.
TV channel Moja Love has constantly come under fire for its controversial choice of content which does not show the best side of South Africans – viewers included.
The world has experienced a range of crises including the HIV/Aids epidemic, the ebola disease and now the coronavirus, amongst others. South Africa has drawn important lessons from these in order to address its own challenges.
Children are suffering increasingly from preventable infectious diseases, including TB and measles, due to missed vaccinations.
A move to Level 3 of lockdown is set to take place this month. Well, for most of us anyway: Here’s what Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will be asked to explain.
Productivity has become quite the misunderstood buzzword these days, thanks to hustle culture.
Are previously disadvantaged learners disadvantaged even further during lockdown?
Making beer from pineapples, apples and the likes. What does it say about us as a nation and our need for alcohol?
One of the most enduring gifts from the recent situation is the opening of our eyes to our capacity for behavioural change.
Here are six possible names for South Africa’s new airline, if SAA does fold.
Does the technological dangers of lockdown’s all-encompassing virtual world not posing more of a long-term threat than the pandemic itself?
The economic and social costs of a lockdown are perhaps greater than the benefits for developing countries.
The requirements for students to be able to tune into online classes, cannot be met by all.
Twelve rangers and four civilians were killed this week in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo’s Virunga National Park, home to the highly endangered mountain gorilla.
Coming to terms with the limitations of being monolingual in a country with 11 official languages.
I’m not as much concerned about a biological irritant than I am about a beautiful country that is yet to liberate itself from the clutches of those who don’t serve it good intentions.
Many South Africans will ironically be lamenting the loss of freedom due to the national lockdown on Freedom Day.
Unlike a large stone, coronavirus is very small, and yet our struggle against it is precisely a Sisyphean task.
It has taken a tiny organism, SARS-CoV-2, to get even the most conservative traditionalists to accept that state institutions are essential to mobilising national resources to protect and promote the common good. The fragilities of neoliberal economics have been laid bare.
Professor Tim Noakes interview with CCFM regarding COVID-19 is dangerously misleading and contains elementary errors.
We think a protracted lockdown may not rid us of the virus, but it will result in very high health and economic consequences.
Divorce is difficult, no matter what. But with children in the mix, it becomes even more complicated.