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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

How coronavirus is affecting Kenya’s hearing impaired citizens

A deaf man in Kenya spread the message of Covid-19 when he realised a million hearing impaired people were left out of the conversation

The Ugandan good Samaritan sanitising hospitals and police stations

Compelled to make a difference during the Covid-19 pandemic, an IT consultant is now helping to keep essential services workers healthy

Covid-19 and African children: The untold story

Children are less likely to contract the coronavirus than adults, but the way in which the pandemic affects them goes beyond ill health

The democratic process of voting was wearing thin before lockdown

The number of adults who didn’t vote in the 2019 elections reflects citizens’ disenchantment with their representatives. Perhaps Covid-19 presents government with the chance to change this

Covid-19 set to increase the scourge of child marriage

Millions of girls are currently out of school, families are struggling with spiralling economic hardship, and programmes to end child marriage face significant disruptions

The grey areas in Jake White’s coaching career

The World Cup-winning coach has an impeccable CV, with an illustrious coaching career that has taken him all over the globe. But he has a reputation problem

Sisulu disbands her own national rapid-response task team

The human settlements minister has axed her controversial rapid-response team after corruption charges. Some team members were alleged to be running her 2022 ANC election campaign

Watch it again: Mthethwa briefing on Covid-19 relief fund for sport and arts and culture

The minister will update the nation on funding for the sector as well as present the challenges the department faces

On the frontline: The junior doctor at Mogadishu’s Covid call centre

In less than a week, 16 000 Somalis called into the government’s new coronavirus hotline. Dr Jihan Ali works there, advising callers and collecting and providing data to colleagues

Introducing South Africa’s mechanism for the prevention of torture

After ratifying the optional protocol of the relevant UN convention, South Africa is now in the process establishing a national preventive mechanism for the prevention of torture

Khosa family: Crucial witnesses not interviewed by defence force and police unit

In court papers, the family says the investigations into the death of Collins Khosa are neither impartial nor effective

How I rode out Covid-19 lockdown level 5

It began with an operation, itself a form of lockdown, and convalescence in the silent suburbs was welcome but brought with it worries about the future

Covid-19: A new order for civil society organisations

The sector needs to adapt to changed circumstances by revisiting strategies, budgets, missions and objectives and work collaboratively

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