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Living under lockdown: 2020 AC (After Corona)

Guest contributor The thought of working from home thrilled me to no end; I have always ascertained that half the things we drive to work for, half the meetings we sit in, can be resolved by an e-mail at best. Truth be told, though South Africa as a country and its work culture is not Read more >

Corruption prisoners may be among those freed

As the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies, a number of countries have begun to free prisoners who qualify for release under the specific conditions laid down, which vary from nation to nation. In general, inmates whose crimes are considered to be non-violent have been released, as well as those who are nearing the end of their sentence. Read more >

Governance lessons from responses to Covid-19

By David Lewis First published on Maverick Citizen The formulation and implementation of economic policy are too important to be left to state officials and market participants alone. It requires the intelligence and knowledge of the citizens. The most effective source of the intelligence that should guide economic and social policy-making are community activists and Read more >

Keep fit and eat healthy during the lockdown

Lucky Mkosana I hope everyone is staying safe with loved ones during this tough time. As much as the virus has affected our livelihoods, I’m using man this time to get better and improve on my weaknesses on and off the field. It’s definitely a setback, but also the perfect time for a comeback and Read more >

Community realities during the lockdown

Guest contributors These are some of the experiences shared with us: lan Tebogo Mashale My lockdown life was more characterised by my community members needing help from their different organisations/companies. Just before the start of the 21-day lockdown, the general manager of our mine in Phalaborwa, Limpopo, announced that fixed-term employees would not be required Read more >

Food distribution turns dangerous

Guest contributor I’d like to share with you our experience yesterday when trying to distribute food hampers to residents of Alexandra township (north-east of Johannesburg). In total 3 000 food parcels and bread were distributed. Distribution took place from the offices of the Marlboro/Sandton drivers licence testing centre (DLTC). Due to regulations only 50 people Read more >

Our Facebook family members speak up

Guest contributors These are some of the experiences our Facebook family members are sharing with us: It has been difficult since we cannot move out to do some piece jobs. Now it is hard, but I understand the situation. I wish I had the money to get food for my family. – Bishop Jali We Read more >

“Our community obeys the law”

Guest contributors Good day Our community (the street where we live) obeys the law and just here and there maybe two or three vehicles that go past our home per day. People from other areas walk on our street, I suppose on their way to a Pick and Pay that is about a kilometre and Read more >

Lockdown life. Ja neh.

Soraya Ebrahim Kathrada I never ever expected something like this to happen to us ever. All I can say is I don’t want to leave the farm. My daughter lives on the same farm and my husband has six sons also living on the farm. I send anyone who tells me in advance they are Read more >