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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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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,

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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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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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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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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