John Davenport

Covid-19’s lesson: The stars bandy us about in which way pleases them

Science, education, technological advancement and wealth made us feel we are protected and have power over life, but we can’t control everything

‘The silent road outside my house was the sound of a coming recession’

John Davenport's Google survey of 500 people shows that people are twice as scared of the economic effects of Covid-19 than they are of catching the virus

The tobacco sales ban is a giant stimulus package for organised crime

We should learn from history that prohibitions tend not to work, even if the intention is good

Let’s get real on social media right now

The last thing we need is your gluten-free treats, Tai Chi lessons or home-schooling prowess to make us feel worse about things

How the coronavirus pandemic could get Trump re-elected

US President Donald Trump is good at channelling voters’ anger. And anger about the effects of Covid-19 is a factor that could help him win another term

The Democrats have a cunning plan to get Trump re-elected

The bid to impeach the president failed, Iowa was a disaster and Adam Schiff is a PR nightmare

A pilgrimage to Lalibela’s stone carved churches

For the people who live near this sacred site in Ethiopa, religion is woven into daily life

If women behaved like men when it comes to sex, our society would fall apart

We seem not to consider this behaviour particularly remarkable. Indeed, we take it for granted

Successfully impeach Trump? What are Democrats smoking?

The Democrats will need about 19 Republican senators to vote to impeach the US president

Stats paint a distorted picture of violence against women

The beating, assaults and abuse are not something that just happens to women, yet that’s how the stats make it seem.

We become fakes when we wear fakes

Status has become so important to us that our streets and malls are awash with counterfeit merchandise

Merging with an apartheid-era party has been the DA’s undoing

By joining forces with the New National Party, the DA set itself up from the start to bear the racism tag

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