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Covid compels a rethink on cities

Far from rendering major cities obsolete, the pandemic forced the mayor of Paris to quickly implement pedestrianisation as an urban design innovation. With thoughtful planning, similar bold transformations can happen in other cities

The monstrous mental asylum: Lewis Nkosi writing home

Apartheid SA’s madness, as diagnosed in the exiled author’s subversive texts, was the result of colonialism’s psychological violence

Turkey goes on charm offensive in West Africa

The foreign minister’s visits to Mali, Senegal and Niger leverage colonial-era hurts to pave the way for Turkey’s investment in francophone Africa

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

France will test flying taxis from next year, say operators

A drone-like, fully-electric vertical take-off and landing vehicle (VTOL) dubbed VoloCity, produced by German company Volocopter, was chosen for the innovative trial with flying taxis in a peri-urban area

Paris throws off mask to party like the virus never was

Social distancing and face masks were largely forgotten as thousands of French people danced and partied well into Monday in the first big blow out since the coronavirus lockdown

Remapping African musics

Itinerant DJ and artist Mo Laudi works hard to ensure the continent’s sounds secure their rightful recognition

Our wonderful wetlands need protection now

Humanity is amazed by our natural world but fails to value its importance to our survival

Selfish green commuters annoy Parisians

Paris is pushing back against the dominance of the car

Carbon catastrophe is hurtling towards us

The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has jumped to its highest level in human history

Infantino claims scandal-hit FIFA transformed ahead of re-election

FIFA president Gianni Infantino insists the footballing governing body had been transformed into an organisation "synonymous with credibility"

Immigration Act upended by legal chaos

Every foreigner, including investors, has to hurdle ignorant officials and a multiplicity of ‘laws’

Notre-Dame blaze a symbol of the transience of ‘civilisation’

The image of the iconic church on fire interrupted the French nation’s link to its heritage and history

One million species risk extinction due to humans — draft UN report

Biodiversity loss and global warming are closely linked, according to the 44-page Summary for Policy Makers

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We will find resources to ensure the Zondo commission completes its work — Lamola

Justice Minister Ronald Lamola says his department will ensure the state capture commission is afforded the financial resources to complete its work, despite the treasury’s uncertainty

Tobacco industry calls Dlamini-Zuma’s bid to appeal ban a costly folly

The minister could spend the state’s money on fighting Covid-19 and cigarette cartels, tobacco manufacturers argue

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