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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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Giving the bird: chemical farming’s shocking consequences

Our addiction to chemical fertilisers and pesticides has taken a terrible toll on wildlife and human health, writes Dr Andrew Venter 

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Techy tax:
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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HIGH STAKES AT SOMKHELE
Mine relocation row puts lives on the line

Shootings, threats and other violence have ratcheted up tensions in Somkhele where a mine extension has exposed deep fault lines in a poor community. Fred Kockott and Matthew Hattingh report

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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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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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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,

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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