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The pandemic creates ideal conditions for the rise of populism

The state of politics and geopolitics has been exacerbated, rather than stabilised, by the coronavirus crisis

Freedom of movement and Africa’s eternal lockdown

Europeans currently experiencing a temporary lockdown should reflect on the fact that many Africans live permanently in a form of continental lockdown

South Africa needs a constitutionally compliant immigration policy

For Jewish people, ‘You shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the feelings of the stranger, having yourselves been strangers in the land of Egypt.’ South Africans should remember they were once strangers in their own country

‘The UN didn’t do anything wrong’: Peacekeepers in South Sudan respond to Covid-19 criticism

The international organisation has been on the receiving end of bitter criticism since South Sudan’s first case of Covid-19 was confirmed to be a UN staffer

African students stuck in limbo

The plight of international students studying at the University of the Witwatersrand is echoed around the world

The Nkrumahs’ marriage was no match made in heaven

This almost forgotten song, written at a time when many African countries had gained their independence, can provide hope during our era of persistent xenophobia

Border walls don’t stop viruses, but a blanket amnesty might

Why South Africa should consider amnesty for undocumented migrants in the time of the coronavirus outbreak.

Far right uses coronavirus to scapegoat refugees

Europe’s far-right nationalists are closing their borders and using Covid-19 as a guise to deport and deny entry to refugees and asylum seekers

The NHI could provide a dose of social justice for South Africa

But to do so, it will have to provide genuine universal access to marginalised communities, including refugees and migrants

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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

Watch it again: Ramaphosa on risk-adjusted Covid-19 strategy

President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address his fellow South Africans on developments in the risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of the coronavirus

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

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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

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Call for applications for the position of GCRO executive director

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DriveRisk stays safe with high-tech thermal camera solution

Itec Evolve installed the screening device within a few days to help the driver behaviour company become compliant with health and safety regulations