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Johnson defends under-fire virus ‘test and trace’ scheme

The scheme uses an army of 25 000 tracers to contact people who may have been exposed to the virus

Covid-19 has a silver lining

The outbreak and the response to it is showing us that many things are possible, including the provision of water to waterless municipalities

Covid-19 shows what Zimbabwean nationalism means

The country’s elites can no longer jet away to overseas health facilities and must now face the hospital system that could not help Zororo Makamba, a 30-year-old who died of the virus

Richard Calland: Covid-19 can have positive outcomes

Democracy and social welfare may get a boost and blind capitalism may see that it’s unsustainable

Football on the colonial frontier

Still fighting for their right to return home, exiled Chagossians are using football to unite a diaspora

‘There is blood in the tea’

Kenyans who were expelled from their land by British colonisers — to make way for tea plantations — are demanding justice

DA’s ‘street fighter’ to tone it down

In his run for the post of party leader, John Steenhuisen says he will respect any outcome.

Political leadership is in a mess

Ironically enough, a potent drive for reform of the capitalist system will come from the private sector

Cameroon’s anglophone conflict goes back 100 years

On Monday, Cameroon will begin a national dialogue to try and end the separatist conflict but rebel leaders have already refused to take part

Thomas Cook’s big fat Greek wedding ruined after firm collapses

The couple, from the town of Hucknall near Nottingham in central England, said they had spent almost £10 000 on a wedding package with Thomas Cook

What does the ruling on the suspension of British parliament mean?

The court said that the advice the PM had given to the queen, who formally issued the prorogation order, was "unlawful, void and of no effect"

The law aimed at blocking no-deal Brexit

The Brexit law that received royal assent on Monday is at the centre of a constitutional stand-off with enormous implications for Britain

Robert Gabriel Mugabe, 1924-2019: A tragedy in three acts

Robert Mugabe shaped and twisted an entire nation in his own image. Now he can rule forever from the Great Presidential Palace in the Sky.

On the power of language

Educating our children in their mother tongues will help to address underdevelopment in Africa

The hidden evils of “social cohesion”

Bandied around as a panacea, “social cohesion” is actually a way for the elite to dominate citizens by forcing them to repress their differences

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Epic fail: Africa’s Fortnite battle

Forced onto the backfoot by poor ping and overseas servers, African gamers are getting creative in an attempt to play one of the biggest competitive games. In the second instalment of our gaming corner, we chat to some of the innovators

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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