Can the country really afford to shut down, as it were, until the situation normalises? And will it ever normalise?
Dear reader, I’m not sure when I’ll be able to relax enough to go on a dinner outing while also presenting you with a full review
Just like Aids in the 1990s, too many South Africans are still dismissive of the coronavirus pandemic, despite the rising death rate
The sad story told by my Bolt driver put a human face on the gloomy economic statistics of the lockdown
We live in a world which is challenging chauvinism in all its shades, even when it comes from someone like the creator of Harry Potter
War stories are usually told under a tree, around a fire or by the poolside. Thanks to Covid-19, our lives won’t be the same again
Celebration, marred with mourning – that is how my Monday, the first day of level 3 of the Covid-19 lockdown, will be remembered
Covid-19 will force yet another layer of change to how weddings are celebrated, as we adapt to new ways of living
Like most economically active people, I cannot wait for the lockdown to end – but there is no simple trade-off between health and prosperity
My teenagers gleefully planted seeds of doubt in my mind, and now I don’t feel ready to eat food cooked by anyone else
Adults might be missing their Stuyvesant and Johnnie Walker, but level 4 reveals the addictions of our children
There’s a lot to be said for enforced sobriety in our violent society, but how are we to survive without comfort food?
Lockdown got me binge-watching. I don’t want to spoil it, but you don’t emerge from the experience emotionally unscathed
We’re seeing a reprise of the stigma once associated with HIV/Aids – now it affects those in the townships with Covid-19
Social distancing is a bad joke in overcrowded townships such as Alexandra, where people live hand-to-mouth. Yet the middle classes can’t understand why they ...
I had to cough meaningfully before the waiters at Jiran bothered to peel their eyes off their phones indifferently, like zombies
The medicine man who advised my community to refrain from pork in the 1980s would have reconsidered his stance had he joined me for lunch