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Can member-owned football clubs succeed?

Football supporters often fantasise about seizing control of their clubs, sending owners and officials down the tunnel. But evidence suggests that democratic, fan-owned teams are not for glory hunters

The world’s warriors are under attack, but we must keep on fighting

The murder of Fikile Ntshangase in KwaZulu-Natal was not an isolated incident. Around the globe, from Nigeria to Brazil, environmental activists are similarly being silenced, and it is our duty to continue this struggle

Businesses should use alternative energy sources, industry bodies advise

Business associations are urging companies to continue seeking alternative energy sources in light of Eskom’s court judgement which would allow the utility to bump up electricity prices up to 15% from next year April 2021.

The new ‘invisible enemy’

Anti-racism and political contagion from Save Darfur to Black Lives Matter

Eusebius McKaiser: A witness to Covid-19 stigma

Let us please not repeat the devastating Aids story where people died of shame rather than admit being infected by the virus

Richard Calland: What brave new world awaits us?

Responses to terrible inequality, climate change and the Covid-19 economic crisis will decide this

‘Fake news’ fears as Covid-19 highlights the dangers of misinformation

Reliable news coverage is needed more than ever, but trust in the media is at an all-time low

The brutal beauty of Morocco’s Soccer Ultras

Raja Casablanca's fan clubs are well organised, politically active and occasionally violent

Censorship, surveillance could be the biggest rights challenges post Covid-19

The impacts of these infringements could last well beyond the life of the Covid-19 pandemic

Richard Calland: A lifetime chance for a future we want

Leaders need to grapple with the wicked problem of how to ease out of the lockdown

Jair Bolsonaro: the president who ‘ordered his country to die’

The Brazilian president broke self-isolation, despite being exposed to Covid-19, and has encouraged his supporters to do the same, while his health minister battles to contain the crisis

South African traveller admitted to intensive care in Germany after positive Covid-19 test

About 1 500 South Africans are stuck abroad, waiting to see if the government can help them to return home

Joburg Ballet’s Brazilian flavour

The Joburg Theatre is defying the conventions of classical ballet by not giving the lead roles to white men in Don Quixote

South Africa must have a stake in artificial intelligence technology

The country needs an institute that will be a conduit for AI knowledge to industry, society and government

Japan-style chain Miniso does a runner

After being in South Africa for almost three years, Miniso left without a trace late last year. This exit has now left a group of franchisees, who have invested millions of rands in its stores, with massive losses

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