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Small business owners closing shop and feeling the financial squeeze

The hopes and dreams of many entrepreneurs have been dashed. We track some of the owners of SMMEs, who talk of losing everything they worked for

Tokyo Olympics paves the way for sport climbers

A Durban teenager will represent South Africa, when the code makes its debut at the Games in July

Q&A Sessions: ‘Sport taught me to go for gold’

Being selected as the Inaugural Obama Leader in Africa in 2018 and now ranked among the 100 Most Influential Young Africans, Melene Rossouw talks to Nicolene de Wee about how she went from growing up in a poor neighbourhood to become a lawyer, activist and the cofounder of the Women Lead Movement. But she’s not all about work — she loves jazz, R&B and hip-hop

Sounding the alarm on shack fire losses

A tech solution to fires in informal settlements comes with insurance that pays out the victims of these blazes

Fashion’s future is bricks and clicks

Lockdown forced reluctant South African clothing retail stores online: although foot traffic in brick-and-mortar stores remains important in a mall culture like ours, the secret to success is innovation

F*ck this view, we’re heading north: Reliving ‘Mermaid Fillet’

Mia Arderne’s debut novel is, partly, a homage to place. Flashes of Cape Town’s northern suburbs pop up, offering hazy solace to the characters. Phumlani Pikoli went along for the ride.

Buggy sucks up nasty nurdles on beaches

Four friends who spent their spare time diving saw the bigger picture and started an organisation to defend the blue

One step closer to inclusionary housing in Cape Town

Recouping public good in the form of affordable housing from private developments is a powerful tool with which to tackle equitable access to land and the right to a home

Museum saved by ‘love letters’

The coronavirus pandemic dealt the District Six Museum a heavy blow, forcing it to close its doors. But the fighting spirit of its patrons has opened them again.

What’s the future for cinema?

Industry experts say movie theatres will survive the effects of the lockdown only if more of them start providing an experience viewers can’t replicate at home

Picking up threads from the cutting room floor

Lesiba Mabitsela’s multidisciplinary project interrogates the influence of modernity through examining the intersections between fashion and architecture

Eskom secretive about its study into seismic activity and Koeberg nuclear station

Extending the life of an aging nuclear plant, which generates only a small portion of South Africa’s electricity, in an earthquake fault zone is not worth the risk

Between dark and light was Maradona

The life of Diego Armando Maradona, who died this week, will always remind us that the smell of shit is as important as the perfume of flowers, writes Niren Tolsi

Artificially dimming the sun may reduce the risk of future droughts in Cape Town

But it can't solve the climate crisis, say a team of scientists

Busy Bee continues to sting despite challenges

Cape Town’s oldest Black rugby club personifies the problems Black rugby faces, including attempts to have its history erased, being affected by apartheid and struggling financially for good resources

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