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Covid-19 has not dampened a young girl’s joyous spirit

We managed to end apartheid and survived HIV and AIDS. What will stop us from overcoming Covid-19? asks 12-year-old, Iviwe Blaai, a Grade 7 learner at Ithuba Wild Coast Community

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What future do we want post Covid-19?

After the Covid-19 pandemic, will everything return to how it was before – or will we change how we live in the future? Will we realise the need to make

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Strides in renewable energy put fossil fuel power on the line

Eskom has little choice but to go green, but there are reasons it’s dragging its feet, writes Dr Andrew Venter

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Rainbow’s end?
Dairymen rise to Covid-19 challenge but question own future

Times have long been tough for the country’s dairy farmers, squeezed between rising costs and flat prices.  Under lockdown they are, for the most part, bearing up well. Fatima Khan

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Food for thought

On the streets, in the townships and rural areas, hunger stalks. Nontuthuko Ngubane serves up hope and harsh reality… and keeps the home fires burning.

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Written from the heart: Wild Coast learners document their hopes and fears

Amid the invisible threat of Covid-19, a series of writing competitions looks set to spark creative spirit among learners missing out on classes. William Western reports. 12-year-old Wild Coast lad

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Local inventor breathes hope into Covid-19 battle

An inventor working day and night in his home garage during lockdown has come up with a cheap ventilator that has won a national competition and will now be assessed

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Abundance during lockdown: A guide to growing food from scraps

You don’t need a lot of space and it needn’t cost you a cent to grow tomatoes, lettuce, bok choy… and a bunch of other stuff at home. Diony Lalieu

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Numbers man graphs hard as conspiracies thicken

Modelling the progression of the pandemic involves complex data and a wide range of disciplines. It’s a far from exact, often flawed, business, but the alternative is confusion and conspiracy

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Lockdown far from child’s play in Klip

Lockdown in the Gauteng township of Kilp is a little bit like the popular street game of amathini. It’s rough and ready and there’s a real risk of being struck,