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Time travel and the ancient crocs of the Cape

In this weird time of Covid-19 and lockdown, this article Fossil track sites tell the story of ancient crocodiles in southern Africa from The Conversation was more than a welcome distraction. It made me feel like I had left home, not just for a little walk in the forest with my dogs (for which I …

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Crisis turns 76-year-old beadmaker into a webmaster

76-year-old bead-making grandmother beats the lockdown by learning web design and e-tailing

What a crying shame …

How the Covid-19 lockdown also means locked out for so many South Africans. It could have been so different! #SmartTownships

MEC Mbombo lights up Parliament in more ways than one

Dr Nomafrench Mbombo, MEC for Health in the Western Cape, lit up a small gathering at the South African Parliament on Tuesday night  with a short, rousing speech, and then flicked a switch that lit up the whole building in red. Welcoming the MEC and Mzwandile Panziso, who was representing the South African National Aids …

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Some tips for surviving quarantine

Sense of humour is essential, so is exercise. Don’t drink too much booze, or snack from morning till night. For the moment the parks and the beaches are still open. Get out! Get out! Get out! Breathe the air, walk, run, swim but stay away from other people, sanitize before and after everything. Keep containers …

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How one little get-together could undermine everyone else’s efforts

Why is it so important to self-isolate? This virus is unforgiving of unwise choices.

Maybe a little good will come (for wildlife) from this pandemic

Covid-19 shows that illegal wildlife trade is a public health issue Simon Evans, Anglia Ruskin University There will be few positives to take from coronavirus. But the global pandemic may yet prove to be an important moment in the attempts to address the illegal wildlife trade. The media has generally concentrated on effects rather than …

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Stay off taxis ‘because a new virus is hitting air passengers’

“Our global health impact would be so much greater by preventing and treating TB than by diagnosing and quarantining Covid-19!”

Hotel stay for Fifi that could save a shelter dog’s life

An amazing new dog hotel and doggie daycare in Cape Town that helps fund amazing animal rescue organisation

A jazz festival but not just for jazz fans

CANCELLED … another casualty of Covid-19 The Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF) is just around the corner, March 27-28. CallOffTheSearch will be back this year after making the terrible mistake of missing last year’s festival and the year before that … oh how we rued the day/s … and weeks … and years. Here …

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Pricier, yes, but still it is drinks all round after Budget2020

A round will cost a little more but it's definitely drinks all round after a largely positive Budget 2020

Full circle with ‘the one who sings’ … and writes and heals

Zolani Mahola's sensational one-woman show at Jagger Lounge in downtown Cape Town for one night only
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