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Be at war with the coronavirus, not with each other

If we are to flatten the curve of this virus and ensure that it does not attack as hard as it has done in some European countries, we need to put petty differences aside and be at war with the virus

The shape of things to come

Make no mistake, we are moving into a new world, hopefully better prepared, thanks to the visit from a virus

Meet Doctor Fundile Nyati: South Africa’s own online medical mythbuster

The employee health and wellness specialist is using social media to combat misinformation about Covid-19

Lessons from ‘La Peste’: Camus and Covid-19

‘The Plague’, an allegory of the Nazi occupation of France in World War II, is about a town’s fight against an epidemic. It’s a relevant read in the times of Covid-19

Thath’i sgubhu usfak’ es’ketchini: (Re)making theatre with Jefferson Tshabalala

J Bobs masterfully dismantles the highbrow/lowbrow binary in his theatre-making practice

Community yoga as a labour of love

The Toolbox, founded and run by Nomzamo and Nosizwe Mji, offers community outreach yoga programmes, as well as regular studio classes

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In the face of the pandemic, human rights are a necessity — not a...

The Covid-19 pandemic is throwing the poor governance of some African countries into sharp relief

Kenya’s government can’t tackle the pandemic alone. It needs civil society

Kenya’s government has excluded nongovernmental organisations and other groups such as churches from its emergency decision-making. This is a mistake

A letter to Cihim Ali, in an Eritrean jail on her birthday

Ciham Ali was born in the United States and moved to Eritrea with her family. When Ciham tried to leave, she was arrested at the border. After eight years, Human Rights Watch have called for her release

Nehawu launches urgent court bid over protective gear for health workers

The health workers’ union says the government has rebuffed its attempts to meet about mitigating risks to workers

Beware, the cybervirus criminals want you

During times of crisis, people turn to trusted sources for accurate information. This leaves them vulnerable to cybercriminals

Small trade, foreigners in a funding fix

Incomes are on the line because only 100% South African-owned businesses qualify for assistance

Test yourself against our cryptic crossword

Welcome to South Africa's only weekly cryptic crossword, created exclusively for the Mail & Guardian by George Euvrard. The cryptic...

Digital equality: South Africa still has a long way to go

The lifeline subsidy may enable those who are already connected through smart devices to use data more optimally to enjoy the benefits of being connected, but it does not assist with bringing the 50% of South Africans who are offline, online

A moment for responsible active citizenship

Everyone has a moral responsibility and critical role to play in reducing the transmission of the disease

Remember, corporations are adept at deflection campaigns

In this moment where those corporations are “stepping up” to the Covid-19 challenge, let’s not forget their true character and where and how they have made their money

A car and a window into the near future

With the introduction of electric — or hydrogen — vehicles like the electric BMW i3, a massive chunk of pollution can be removed from the earth’s atmosphere

Covid-19 comes at a big cost to limiting climate change

Covid-19 seems to have resulted in a drop in carbon emissions, but this is at a terrible cost to life and the economy. It is unlikely to last.

Juju in a time of failing systems

Dumama + Kechou’s atmospheric debut album is rooted in both the past and the future

The Portfolio: Sandile [Nothing] Mhlongo

Sandile Mhlongo is a self-taught art director who draws his inspiration from several disciplines, including fashion, carpentry and gaming

Playlist: The Bill Withers’ Essentials

With a career spanning over four decades, the Mail & Guardian recalls how the late Bill Withers' music infiltrated our collective psyche.

Online learning in lockdown is far from ideal

Varsities are determined to complete the first semester even if it hinders some students

Thandika Mkandawire: An intellectual giant, an pan-Africanist

Thandika Mkandawire, who died in Stockholm, Sweden, on March 27 after a battle with cancer, was a renowned development economist, an institution builder and a pan-Africanist

Covid-19: An opportunity to reform the educational landscape

Policymakers and pundits, however, must ensure novel solutions do not exacerbate the inequalities of the South African education system

Wanna be a hustler? Roll up

The Range Rover Sport speaks to aspirations yet to be fulfilled

A new vintage to savour

If the winelands are best seen from the road then what better vantage point could we ask for than the new-look Discovery Sport?

It’s more than a ride, it’s family

This petrolhead insists his brown Datsun will remain his go-to commute cabby for many years

Wayde van Niekerk, the eternal underdog

Injury saw the Olympic champion dubbed an underdog going into the race he won in record-breaking fashion in Rio. But it’s a position he knows well, and now he has an extra year to heal and train

The making of an African tennis champ

The singular vision behind the Anthony Harris Tennis Academy means giving South Africa’s young talent an equal opportunity to excel, irrespective of background or financial means

Olympics halt good for everyone

They took time, but the International Olympic Committee have finally done the responsible thing and postponed Tokyo 2020

Jair Bolsonaro: the president who ‘ordered his country to die’

The Brazilian president broke self-isolation, despite being exposed to Covid-19, and has encouraged his supporters to do the same, while his health minister battles to contain the crisis

South Africans stuck in Peru lockdown told to ‘hang in there’

Two women who travelled to South America for a friend’s wedding were told by the South African government to wait until Peru’s state of emergency ends. Now they could be coming home

Far right uses coronavirus to scapegoat refugees

Europe’s far-right nationalists are closing their borders and using Covid-19 as a guise to deport and deny entry to refugees and asylum seekers

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The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

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