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Coronavirus Chronicles The Future We Want

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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.

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Lockdown sparks measles fears:
War won but battle rages on

Fewer people presenting for vital measles jabs may be one of the unintended consequences of the war on coronavirus, writes Fatima Khan.

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Pandemic punishes but powers school digital switch

South Africa’s basic education system is subpar. Fixing it has proven hard to do, but the country’s response to coronavirus offers hope and some pointers for the future, writes Dr

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Hard yards: How Sarah survived Covid-19

Sarah Ferguson, the inspirational open water swimmer and founder of Breathe Conservation, was diagnosed with coronavirus 10 days before a countrywide lockdown was declared in South Africa. This is her

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Bats in the belfry:
Time for a rethink on a troubling harvest

Dr Andrew Venter on how the unsustainable exploitation of wildlife is putting human health at ever increasing risk.

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Worldwide call for ban on wildlife markets

The World Health Organisation has been asked to publicly confirm the threat posed to health by the trade in wildlife, Laura du Toit reports.

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More questions than answers

Escapism proves hard to find for Jono Hornby. The diarist muses on communal living with “bloody academics” and journalists and how even at a family birthday celebration, subjects like social

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Alas poor Yorick:
Musings on masks and mortality by top medic

Some of us will survive the coronavirus pandemic. Some of us will not. In the meantime, wear a mask, says respected  physician Dr Jonas Sharma.