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Top South African cyclist is on a winning track, virtually

Virtual racing is revolutionising cycling, and South Africa’s own Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio is leading the way

Load-shedding’s silver lining: Lower levels of sulphur dioxide air pollution

Analysis of Nasa data shows that although SO₂ emissions around the world have fallen by about 6%, the levels are high enough to harm the health of billions of people.

Covid-19 jobs unlikely to bounce back

Evidence suggests that job losses triggered by the lockdown may be long lasting

‘Lockdown quarter’ sees jobs bloodbath

The decline in employment has been accompanied by a larger increase in economic inactivity, resulting in a 42% expanded unemployment rate

Dancing on the grave of Covid?

Lay low for now as lockdown lifts to level one and let’s Jerusalema when the long arm of the law reaches Luthuli House

South Africa goes to Covid-19 level 2 on Monday

President Ramaphosa drops most of the restrictions that have been in place for the last five months, citing ‘signs of hope’

‘I will have to repeat grade 8’

Schools have been closed again. After months of doing schoolwork at home, not all parents think their children are ready to move to the next grade

Prohibition threatens wine industry’s survival

According to Wosa, the South African wine industry contributes more than R40-billion to the South African economy catering for almost 300 000 jobs.

Students ‘dreams are crumbling’

Those at historically disadvantaged universities feel abandoned while their peers at richer institutions continue with their studies

The art of the virtual experience

The live magic may be gone, but the National Arts Festival showcases some exhilarating work

Ramaphosa asks all South Africans to help to avoid 50 000 Covid-19 deaths this year

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

Police brutality is government policy

For 20 years ministers in charge of the police have been telling them to beat up or kill criminals

Lockdown, day 105: When the chips are really down

Coronavirus statistics are now people we know. The pandemic affects us all and it’s hard to see light at the end of the tunnel

Back in time to meals on wheels

Cape Town’s oldest roadhouse is hoping to make a comeback during the coronavirus lockdown. Nostalgia is the biggest seller

UIF delays are making me Ters

We can gamble and eat out and one day gwais will be legal, but staying pozi is best — the virus is gaining on us, writes Paddy Harper

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