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Stronger tobacco control regulation will reduce harm

South Africa’s tobacco industry interference statistics are improving year on year, but more needs to be done

Osaka using US Open as platform for activism

The 22-year-old fourth seed has spoken out repeatedly in the wake of the protests that swept the United States following the death of George Floyd during a confrontation with police in May

SA in dire need of a political spring tide

The only time change has occurred in South Africa is in response to global events such as World War II. The country is once again facing such an event — Covid-19 — and will have to react

Preventing illegal evictions prevents homelessness

A pandemic is a crisis that both exposes inequality but can also provide opportunities for better policy decisions from now on

No proof of Covid-19 reinfection, yet

Some people report testing positive for Covid-19 after initially having the disease and then testing negative. Scientists are still trying to understand if this means that reinfection is possible

Safe medicines key in Africa’s Covid-19 response

The decrease in the amount of time to register medicines has shown to significantly increase lives saved and expand access to essential health technologies

A political response to gender-based violence

The gender-based violence pandemic in South Africa is fuelled by outdated patriarchal attitudes and frequently by binge drinking

Part I: ‘Afropessimism’ and the rituals of anti-black violence

Frank B Wilderson discusses 'Afropessimism', his memoir that analyses structural violence

The Portfolio: Malcolm Nhleko

The music producer and sound engineer views his ears as his weapons

Racist mayor extends his leave

The Free State ANC blames lockdown for no disciplinary action against Nkosinjani Speelman

Parly corona-style is perfect

I now go to meetings barefoot and in my shorts. And it cuts what we pay for MPs to travel. We should keep it this way post-Covid

The Portfolio: Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo

Photographer Thembinkosi Hlatshwayo's latest project, Slaghuis, is a recounting of the trauma he experienced growing up in his family’s tavern business

Dear Doctor Dlamini-Zuma

There has been a constant narrative that aims to reduce you to an ex-wife of a former head of state. This is factual, but in mainstream media there seems to be no other description of you

South African women live with the burden of ‘constant vigilance’

Fear of being attacked restricts the movement of most women in everyday life

A caress rather than a beating: The science behind Tony Allen’s style

By retracing funk's steps and picking from jazz, Tony Allen rewired highlife into Afrobeat

Billy Monama: stringing together South African guitar history

The guitarist’s book, Introduction to South African Guitar Style: Volume One is due to be published at the end of the year

Battle for the truth about UFOs

The United States Navy has confirmed that three videos of unidentified aerial phenomena were taken by Navy pilots in 2004 and 2015

The biographies of Robert McBride and Dimitri Tsafendas share a curious resonance

Although the two men were from different generations, their lives both lay bare the atrocities of the apartheid state
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