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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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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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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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A dream deferred

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

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Boeing, Boeing, gone:
Jet-set spread the disease, but it’s the poor who pay

The coronavirus puts communities least able to deal with it at greatest risk. Expect more economic migration, sustainability crises and other maladies, writes environmentalist Dr Andrew Venter.

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Claws out at lion trade colloquium: hearing in detail

Fur flew during a two-day colloquium on captive lion breeding, hunting and the bone trade. Opinion was sharply divided among experts, officials, and lobby groups about the dangers and benefits