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Dispatches: Snapshots of a life that was

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Dispatches: ‘I greet you with the hand of life’

Paul Motshabi was badly beaten by the AWB in 1996. Now he lives quietly in the township of Makokskraal.

Dispatches: The bookstore with no name

Tucked away in suburban dullsville Martinique Stilwell discovers a magical treasure trove of words and pages.

Ladysmith: A small, cozy, convenient place

A Jo'burger who grew up in Ladysmith is reassured to find it just as she left it.

Dispatches: Long taxi ride from Soweto

Joonji Mdyogolo's family gathering brings home a few truths.

Dispatches: One night with the swim team

Children are learning from a young age what it takes to be a Chad le Clos or a Natalie du Toit - and their parents are learning too.

South African stories: Through the liquor glass

The oldest business on Lower Main Road is the Observatory Bottle Store. It is also the reason some residents have chosen to live in the area.

‘We share a lot but not enough’

Prince Albert is far from the crowds but close to realities. Village life is, of course, full of factions and politics and whispers.

Walking the dog in Bellevue

The neighbourhood has changed a lot, but the children and scraps make Mickey happy, writes Barbara Ludman.

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Calling this ‘the gravest crisis in the history of our democracy’, the president said level three lockdown remains, but enforcement will be strengthened

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The president's address comes after a number of meetings with Cabinet and the National Command Council

Court must declare Cape Town’s ‘inhuman’ demolitions, evictions illegal, says law centre

The city argues that it is not carrying out evictions, but is acting against land invasions

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Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

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