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Coronavirus Chronicles

Help me get home to my sick child,
pleads SA mom stuck in Angola

Many South Africans work on oil fields in Angola or are doing business in the west African country. A flight ban in the wake of the coronavirus has stranded at

Coronavirus Chronicles

Covid-19: Why testing takes time and what to expect

There’s a lot more going on behind the scenes in the testing labs than most patients realise, writes Fatima Khan

Coronavirus Chronicles Social and Justice issues

Stay at home, South Africans!

The Kiffness’s Dave Scott yesterday posted this powerful video, Toto – Africa (Covid 19 version), urging people to stay at home to slow down the spread of coronavirus.  As the

Environment Thin Green Line

Twinkle, twinkle little lights: South Coast conservancies show the way

A firefly sanctuary – the first of its kind in Africa and one of only four in the world – has been launched on the lower South Coast. Fred Kockott

Training Writing tips

Avoid spaghetting – it will save you time!

If you don’t want to lose the plot in writing a stunning narrative feature, read this!

Environment Ocean Watch

Nurdle hunt maps pollution

A worldwide nurdle search spanning six continents is underway, write Jared Sumar and Fred Kockott

Arts & Film Environment Thin Green Line

Laughter better medicine than Greta, says SA comic

Greta Thunberg, the teen green activist, would win more people to her cause if she cracked a few jokes, says actor

Environment Ocean Watch

Green plan to turn dirty waste into walkways

Unrecyclable plastic waste collected from the Umgeni River could soon become part of paving networks, walkways and eco-landscapes in and around Durban, write Jared Sumar and Fred Kockott. This is

Environment Thin Green Line

Green Corridors enable people to explore the curative nature of the outdoors

Encouraging people to cycle, enjoy nature and the outdoors is among the curative missions of Durban’s Green Corridors, writes Jared Sumar

Environment Thin Green Line

International bid to save Mawana elephants

The Aspinall Foundation – an internationally renowned animal conservation charity – has stepped in to save a herd of 32 elephants in northern KwaZulu-Natal, writes Fred Kockott. First published by