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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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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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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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A dream deferred

Locked down in Vietnam, Roving Reporters’ Bootlegging Baldy, aka Ian Carbutt, defers his dream . . .

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Prayers for people in China

Roving Reporters Coronavirus Chronicles were sparked by this Facebook post from a colleague, Robin Martin Challenor. This was before many of us had even begun to think about lockdowns happening