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Schools: Confusion rather than clarity and confidence reign

The way in which Angie Motshekga has handled the reopening of schools has caused many people to lose confidence in her

Capture claims plague new private-security bargaining council

Unhappy members of the National Bargaining Council for the Private Security Sector say corporate governance standards are being flouted

Images of black death satisfy disturbing desires and purposes

The protests sweeping the United States after the latest police killing of a black man again speak to the ability of images to evoke powerful emotional responses

Cigarette sales ban battle looms

Tobacco companies are fighting to lift the ban on cigarette sales, but research shows people are still smoking — and this is feeding the black market

Didiza intervenes in ‘paralysed’ Ingonyama Trust Board

Labour disputes and withheld funding for noncompliance have rocked the board, which is supposed to administer about three million hectares on behalf of King Goodwill Zwelithini

Remembering the original Super Eagles

Nigeria’s Super Eagles move to the international fields started in 1949 with a tour of amateur English clubs

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The fourth industrial revolution: It works for UJ

Huge advances in technology make training and the application of medical knowledge better, faster and more widely accessible

The quiet rise of spy states

Few Southern African countries have laws protecting people’s privacy, a report reveals

Zimbabwean journalist ‘fears for his life’ after being singled out by Zanu-PF

Hopewell Chin’ono recently published a series of Facebook posts that outline alleged connections between President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s son and a company that was awarded tender to supply equipment to prevent the spread of Covid-19

Africa watches as South Africa falls off the wagon

The sale of alcohol was banned during levels 5 and 4 of the lockdown but other African governments have struggled to enforce this restriction

L’Oréal workers demand a shutdown of local plant, citing Covid-19 exposure

The French cosmetics company’s Midrand plant has recorded 16 Covid-19 cases in two weeks

No end to Fawu’s factional fight

Leaders of two competing groupings in the Food and Allied Workers Union have fired each other

Small firms adapt or die in lockdown

The harmful economic effect of the pandemic has seen small businesses lose out, but others have been able to survive by changing to suit the times

Understanding the violent protests across America

The protests are rooted not in the pandemic, but in centuries of discrimination

Cartoon: Carlos on #BlackLivesMatter

Justice is yet to be served in the US

Right of Reply: M&G chose ‘good story’ over truth — Buthelezi

Mangosuthu Buthelezi says the Ingonyama Trust was not created in a secret deal to ensure his participation in the 1994 election

Retrospective: FESTAC '77

Stevie, Festac and a grenade

The singer recalls her time with Stevie Wonder at Festac, as well as her escape from an explosion

Festac, the ANC and the arts

Keorapetse Kgositsile played a vital part in elevating the position of the cultural worker

Wole Soyinka: The mystery of the mask

You Must Set Forth At Dawn chronicles events in the writer’s life, inc

The Sisterhood: Reviving the evidence of things not seen

The Sisterhood reminds us that Black women are always our own antidote, our own cure. It was a refuge and refusal conceived by women who cared even when they didn’t have to

It’s time for a Green New Eskom

A better future for all South Africans is possible if we pursue a swift path to renewable energy

Threads of life: We have an opportunity to restore vital ecosystems

As the world celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity, we should commit to ensuring the natural world has what it needs to survive

Covid-19 brings South Africa’s daily carbon emissions down by 20%

With the nearly two-month grinding the economy to a halt as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, carbon emissions globally have dropped to 2006 levels

Measures of Power: Our interest in violent, public justice

How the theatre of execution contributes to national mythmaking in Nigeria

Talia Ramkilawan’s tapestries: When making is its own medicine

Talia Ramkilawan uses rug hooking to create her portraits, which aim to subvert trauma

The List: Things to do, watch and learn

We round up the best online entertainment and activities to keep you busy this weekend

Academics’ health suffers under Covid-19

More than ever, higher education institutions need to look after employees’ mental wellbeing

Eastern Cape university goes all in to assist provincial health-care efforts

A special steering committee seeks to fill urgent gaps in the system in order to fight the coronavirus

Education is a political and ethical matter

Knowing the learners and teachers and what they need is essential to reform in the school system

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Road to recovery for the tourism sector: The South African perspective

The best-case scenario is that South Africa's tourism sector’s recovery will only begin in earnest towards the end of this year

What Africa can learn from Cuba in combating the Covid-19 pandemic

Africa should abandon the neoliberal path to be able to deal with Covid-19 and other health system challenges likely to emerge in future

Coexisting with Covid-19: Saving lives and the economy in India

A staggered exit from the lockdown accompanied by stepped-up testing to cover every district is necessary for India right now

Parliament deals blow to Ingonyama Trust Board

Portfolio committee members want the land reform minister to freeze state funding to the trust, which administers nearly three million hectares of land

Where is the deputy president?

David Mabuza is hard at work — it’s just not taking place in the public eye. The rumblings and discussion in the ANC are about factions in the ruling party, succession and ousting him

‘Level three will require great discipline and responsibility’ — Dlamini-Zuma

The local government minister has laid out how lockdown level three will work, but she warned that it comes with a danger of Covid-19 spreading further

World Cup review, Part IV: The second hand of God

Martyr or cheat? A decade later, we’re still frothing at mouth as we argue about that game

Sancho nets hat-trick, joins US killing protest as Dortmund cruise

The English winger, who now has 17 goals and 17 assists in the Bundesliga this season, joined a host of protests in the German top-flight over the weekend at the death of an unarmed black man in the United States

World Cup review, Part III: The moguls who battled doubt

We talk to the organisers whose every waking moment was consumed by the duty of hosting a successful tournament

Johnson defends under-fire virus ‘test and trace’ scheme

The scheme uses an army of 25 000 tracers to contact people who may have been exposed to the virus

US suspends flights by Chinese airlines in spat with Beijing

The latest spat between Washington and Beijing centers partially on the Civil Aviation Authority of China deciding to determine its limit on foreign airlines based on their activity on March 12.

Singapore slammed for ‘cruel’ Zoom death sentence

Zoom has become popular during virus lockdowns worldwide for everything from virtual school classes to business meetings — but Human Rights Watch criticised its use to mete out capital punishment

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Pawn shop’s surprise lockdown hit: tradespeople’s tools

Money-lending and DIY products have allowed this pawn shop to thrive during the lockdown

‘Over-preparing’ to fight the virus

Gauteng infrastructure MEC Tasneem Motara’s life has changed. It is calmer, but preparing for a flood of Covid-19 patients raises the pressure

Making soup is easier than beer, my brew

The Woodstock Brewery, the Drifter Brewing Company and Stellenbosch Breweries are unable to make beer under lockdown regulations. So they’re making soup for food relief instead.

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Former bursary student hits a six and lands top job at WPCA

Thuthuka Bursary recipient Tennyson Botes decided to make a difference in his community — and he's doing exactly that

SANRAL to professionalise its finance division with world-class professional accounting designations

'It is about how I can get my staff to acquire more skills and sharpen those skills that they already have,' says SANRAL CFO Inge Mulder

Empowering his people to unleash their potential

'Being registered as an AGA(SA) means you are capable of engineering an idea and turning it into money,' says Raymond Mayekisa

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Automotive Industry and Covid-19

Many rental fleets are no longer operational and their usually well-maintained cars are entering the market in big numbers

PPS Webinar 4: Asset Protection in Times of Uncertainty

The Covid-19 crisis means people are spending more time at home, so they expect different packages from their insurance companies

International Partnerships are key for Africa during Covid-19

Perhaps this pandemic is the jolt that we needed to strengthen intra-country collaboration and revive international friendships

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