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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

Soup for the Sick: A bowl of warmth in a time of need

Soup for the Sick is nourishing hundreds of people too ill to cook for themselves

2020 in pictures

Mail & Guardian pictures editor Paul Botes presents some of the most striking images of 2020

Unpacking Johannesburg’s myriad anxieties

Anxious Jo’burg, edited by Nicky Falkof and Cobus van Staden, acknowledges the city as a real place and not a horrifying stereotype

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

Journey through anxious Joburg

A new book has collected writing about the condition of living, yes, with a high crime rate, but also other, more pervasive existential urban stresses particular to the Global South

The Portfolio: Levy Pooe

Artist Levy Pooe conceptualises his work as ‘a social diary of being black in the city’

The Portfolio: Global Africa Lab

A project by Global Africa Lab explores the future of Black neighbourhoods affected by gentrification in New York City

Early-morning exercise: Jo’burg’s three golden hours

Under level four of the Covid-19 lockdown, the hours from 6am to 9am became the time when inner-city residents could use local parks to escape the nightmare around them

Foodies cook up feeding schemes

Despite the strain of lockdown, some restaurateurs are keeping bellies full

Not all of Jo’burg’s street traders can sell their wares under lockdown

Street traders are central to food security in Johannesburg. But since being declared an essential service under lockdown, street trade in South Africa’s biggest city has returned to uneven ground

What is this place?: The visual simulacrum of South Africa in the Covid-19 lockdown

Why is the visual depiction of this country in centre-left international online news publications so unrecognisable?

Virus shakes up taxi sector

Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown have continued to tear through profits in the taxi industry, requiring the sector to formulate a new approach for how it operates, even beyond the pandemic

How I rode out Covid-19 lockdown level 5

It began with an operation, itself a form of lockdown, and convalescence in the silent suburbs was welcome but brought with it worries about the future

Dramatic changes are coming to newsrooms across Africa

The pandemic could deliver a crippling blow to media houses across the continent

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