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Nollywood-style weddings land on the cutting room floor

As the coronavirus restrictions on mass gatherings persist, Nigeria is having to tone down the grand events it cherishes

South Africa on track to move to phase three of its Covid-19 economic response

The next phase of the government’s economic strategy, which will be announced ‘soon’, is expected to detail plans to recover from the crisis wrought by the coronavirus pandemic

Watch it again: President Ramaphosa to address the nation

The president’s address follows a number of meetings with Cabinet and the National Coronavirus Command Council

Listen to the voice of Generation C — they have answers for Africa’s future

Many young people already know how to deal with the problems the Covid-19 pandemic has wrought — they have been living with them all along

‘Over-preparing’ to fight the virus

Gauteng infrastructure MEC Tasneem Motara’s life has changed. It is calmer, but preparing for a flood of Covid-19 patients raises the pressure

Level four lockdown: Dlamini-Zuma stubs out South Africa’s hopes for a puff

Some industries will open but the tobacco ban remains in place, contradicting the president’s earlier remarks

Covid-19 pandemic: An opportunity to press the reset button on capitalism?

Human greed has brought us to the brink of societal collapse. It is time for a student-led revolution to promote a transition to a new economic system

Co-values needed as much as a scientific breakthrough

Honesty, respect, responsibility, fairness and compassion will carry humanity through any crisis

Covid-19 stigma: Revealing the pre-existing fault lines in our society

South Africans have an uncaring stigmatising and marginalising culture and it keeps people on the fringes of society with diminished opportunities in life

Review: ‘Afterland’ — a novel that foreshadows the Covid-19 pandemic

For the past five years, Lauren Beukes has been working on a book set in the aftermath of a global epidemic. Its release couldn’t have been more timely

In a pandemic, science and humanities work side by side

Anthropologists ask the difficult questions about human behaviour and also provide the difficult answers

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

Nigeria’s president loses his right hand man to Covid-19

Abba Kyari was Muhammadu Buhari’s powerful chief of staff, and the jockeying to replace him has already begun

South Africa’s Covid-19 economic stimulus plan — opportunity out of crisis

The president’s R500-billion economic package offers a new deal for desperate South Africans across the class divide

Ramaphosa announces R500-billion Covid-19 package for South Africa

President announces an ‘extraordinary coronavirus budget’ with R20-billion for healthcare and spending on the pandemic equal to 10% of national GDP

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