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United States debt: From the brink of a crisis

<strong>Richard Adams</strong> examines the outcome of the deal raising the US government's debt ceiling.

‘Put your damn phone down’ say social media gurus

Today's teenagers learn bad behaviour from their email-obsessed parents "that it's OK to put people on pause".

NYT vs Huffington Post: A cat fight over kitten videos

Arianna Huffington and <i>New York Times</i> editor Bill Keller trade barbs over what makes news work on the web.

Google’s ‘iPad killer’ on the way?

The <i>New York Times</i> reports that Google is working on a tablet computer rival to Apple's iPad that will run Flash.

Sarah Palin: Queen tea party

Sarah Palin's tub-thumping speech gave a foretaste of her campaign for the presidency, with divine help from God.

Losing track of time

The weka is an odd bird. With spindly legs, tubby body and a narrow, bobbing head, it picks its way through the New Zealand bush. It is famously shy, but such is the tranquillity of the Queen Charlotte track that the odd, disconcerted weka may be the only creature you meet. Even at the height of New Zealand's tourist season, you'll be lucky to cross paths with half a dozen "trampers", as New Zealanders call them.

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SANDF inquiry clears soldiers of the death of Collins Khosa

The board of inquiry also found that it was Khosa and his brother-in-law Thabiso Muvhango who caused the altercation with the defence force members

The inevitable rise in Covid-19 cases and deaths: What the numbers mean

About 20 people in South Africa die each day from the coronavirus, and this number may peak at 300, while positive cases may reach 8 000 a day, according to some projections

Lockdown set to move to level three countrywide from June 1

President Cyril Ramaphosa notes that the behaviour of citizens during level 3 will determine the fate of the nation

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Obituary: Mohammed Tikly

His legacy will live on in the vision he shared for a brighter more socially just future, in which racism and discrimination are things of the past

Openview, now powered by two million homes

The future of free-to-air satellite TV is celebrating having two million viewers by giving away two homes worth R2-million

Road to recovery for the tourism sector: The South African perspective

The best-case scenario is that South Africa's tourism sector’s recovery will only begin in earnest towards the end of this year

What Africa can learn from Cuba in combating the Covid-19 pandemic

Africa should abandon the neoliberal path to be able to deal with Covid-19 and other health system challenges likely to emerge in future

Coexisting with Covid-19: Saving lives and the economy in India

A staggered exit from the lockdown accompanied by stepped-up testing to cover every district is necessary for India right now

Covid-19: Eased lockdown and rule of law Webinar

If you are arrested and fined in lockdown, you do get a criminal record if you pay the admission of guilt fine

Covid-19 and Frontline Workers

Who is caring for the healthcare workers? 'Working together is how we are going to get through this. It’s not just a marathon, it’s a relay'.

PPS webinar Part 2: Small business, big risk

The risks that businesses face and how they can be dealt with are something all business owners should be well acquainted with

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