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The writing was on the wall for SA newspapers long before Covid-19

Publications have cut salaries and frozen posts in a bid to survive the disease, but most owners failed to take appropriate steps when problems emerged in the late 1990s

The coronavirus and the rise of the network society

Two kinds of virus, one biological and the other digital, have spread around the world, changing society and creating social elites

The DRC’s response to Covid-19 must be tailored to local context

Immunisation and other preventative programmes for malaria, cholera, measles and malnutrition, which kill children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, must continue

The ethics of Covid-19 status disclosure: To tell or not to tell?

The trick is to find the balance between people’s right to privacy and the need for contact tracing to limit the spread of the disease

Covid-19 in Africa: The good news and the bad

What might Africa look like in the wake of the pandemic? There’s enough change happening to keep both optimists happy and pessimists glum

Lockdown syndrome: The latest fallout from the Covid-19 crisis

Is this “syndrome” another symptom that the lockdown has made us all a little bit crazy? Is it a symbol that we all just need to get a grip on it?

Freedom of movement and Africa’s eternal lockdown

Europeans currently experiencing a temporary lockdown should reflect on the fact that many Africans live permanently in a form of continental lockdown

Digital banking offers an entry point to the fourth industrial revolution

Digital and mobile offerings have the potential to disrupt the banking industry in South Africa

Thandika Mkandawire: A tree for African intellectuals to lean on and consult

Professor Thandika Mkandawire, the Malawian economist, passed away in late March. Influential African intellectuals,...

‘Saving lives is most important than saving academic year’, say education ministers

Safety comes first, with a tentative June 1 deadline for grades seven and 12 to return to school

Exclusive: The US military’s plans to cement its network of African bases

Formerly classified documents reveal an ambitious $330-million project to upgrade US military bases in Africa

There are alternatives to pushing emergency remote learning at universities

Forcing students to study online perpetuates inequalities and stress that not even academics are prepared for

Mayday, Mayday! Our workers are sinking

Those tasked with raising people out of oppression have done a poor job of it in the past 26 years

Unearthing the neglected role of hunter-gatherers in social transformation

Studies continue to reveal a far more complex history than that recorded by colonial settlers, missionaries and travellers

Herbie Hancock and the recurring bridging of time

Herbie Hancock speaks about how his spirituality influences his approach to life and music and about jazz’s role in striving for a better planet

Missing gold treasure: The void that is the South African jazz archive

Despite laudable efforts of some, there is a lot of history that has been lost and building a repository is now paramount

Rural retreat: Allowing people to return home during lockdown could turn a tide

It is important to note that the phenomena of translocality and circular migration in Africa have often served as a strategy of resilience in tough times

Mapisa-Nqakula: Investigation into Khosa’s death almost complete

The defence minister said allegations in court papers that she had violated people’s rights had no basis in law

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