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How lockdown threatened to spoil the party

It looked like lockdown was going to ruin a special birthday date for Nontuthuko Ngubane. Here’s what happened…

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A lot on our plate:
Why the way we farm and eat must change

We’re travelling less and using less energy – good news for our efforts to rein in climate change – but we’ve still got far to go. Embracing nature may get

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Tourism takes a pounding in lockdown purgatory

As tourism languishes in lockdown purgatory the communities it supports will be feeling the pain. Vital funding for conservation has vanished too, writes Dr Andrew Venter

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Living room liturgy:
Home church brings spiritual solace

Regular Sunday services at home have helped Nontuthuko Ngubane  and her family cope with the ‘demon disease’

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Art of the matter:
Poignant prose from lockdown pupils

Eager to get back to their books, primary school pupils from a standout Wild Coast school have been writing about lockdown life in their cash-strapped village, writes Rachel Moore.

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Turn or burn:
Time for a carbon neutral future

The fossil fuel industry’s grip on the global economy has made it harder for us to move to a sustainable future. Dr Andrew Venter looks at the oil price collapse

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Lock down:
Fringe issue causes plenty dis-tress

If a woman’s hair is her crowning glory then lockdown is making some of us feel less than regal. Nontuthuko Ngubane ponders the mane concern of our times

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Fancy footwork
New ways needed to feed more

This virus reminds us of a growing problem: Either we find another planet to accommodate our ever-increasing needs or we change our relationship with planet Earth, writes Dr Andrew Venter

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That empty feeling

Life has left the city’s streets, writes Nontuthuko Ngubane, who finds she even misses cursing the taxis. Then there’s that man at the robot who stole her heart…

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Say, Cheers!
How Thandi turned to pineapple homebrew

Pineapple and bread brew packs a punch. Nontuthuko Ngubane on her pal Thandi and the latest township lockdown drink.