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Disco fever:
Big gatherings could trigger third wave – expert warns

Data modelling, aided by artificial intelligence, is helping better understand the spread of Covid-19  and to plan the rollout of the vaccine in  South Africa. Fatima Khan reports.

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Fikile Ntshangase opposed a mine extension. Last night she was murdered.

Violence on border of iMfolozi-Hluhluwe Game Park linked to fears of mass retrenchments Fikile Ntshangase, a vocal opponent of plans to extend the Somkhele coal mine, was murdered in her

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HIGH STAKES AT SOMKHELE
Mine expansion 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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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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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’