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Black Lives Matter: What My Baby Brother Taught Me About White Privilege

Black Lives Matter: What My Baby Brother Taught Me About White Privilege

When I was 15 my parents decided to become foster parents, again.It felt like less than a month after the very easy, family decision to welcome a [...]
‘8’ : Horror with a South African Twist

‘8’ : Horror with a South African Twist

Fans of the dark and creepy are in for a treat. We've already written a review of Netflix's last South African success, teen thriller series Blood and [...]
Dating Apps During Lockdown: Being Alone Has Never Been Sexier

Dating Apps During Lockdown: Being Alone Has Never Been Sexier

If you’re single, like me, and partial to using certain apps to make life easier – well dating life at least – then you have never had a greater chanc [...]
Back to School, but Not Back to Reality

Back to School, but Not Back to Reality

In the words of my headmaster, we made it through the first week of school (post-lockdown). We made it –but it was strange, difficult, exciting, fear- [...]
South Africa’s Lockdown Restrictions Ruled “Unconstitutional and Invalid”

South Africa’s Lockdown Restrictions Ruled “Unconstitutional and Invalid”

The Pretoria High Court has found that the coronavirus lockdown measures imposed by the South African government are not linked to curtailing the spre [...]
The Questionable Decision-Making Process Behind SA’s Lockdown Rules

The Questionable Decision-Making Process Behind SA’s Lockdown Rules

As we get closer to the hopeful downgrade (or should I say upgrade?) to level three of the lockdown in South Africa, we are still left in a state of [...]
How Cigarettes Are Becoming A Symbol For The End Of SA’s Democracy

How Cigarettes Are Becoming A Symbol For The End Of SA’s Democracy

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the rules for the next level of easing restrictions on the nationwide lockdown last night, and I c [...]
90% Of Smokers Are Still Buying Cigarettes During Lockdown

90% Of Smokers Are Still Buying Cigarettes During Lockdown

The ban on cigarettes and alcohol has been a deeply controversial issue in South Africa, and recent studies have shown that, despite the ban, the [...]
Re-opening The Economy Won’t Stop People From Starving

Re-opening The Economy Won’t Stop People From Starving

There's an absurd myth being propagated throughout every country and media outlet in the world - the myth that the coronavirus is behind our strug [...]
Now is Not The Time To Be Thinking About BB-BEE

Now is Not The Time To Be Thinking About BB-BEE

The absurdity continues in South Africa's response to the coronavirus pandemic, with the tourism department undertaking the decision that relief fundi [...]
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