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Playlist: The Bill Withers’ Essentials

Singer and songwriter Bill Withers poses for the cover of his album 'The Essential Bill Withers', in Beverly Hills, California. (Ed Caraeff/Getty Images)

With a career spanning over four decades, the Mail & Guardian recalls how the late Bill Withers' music infiltrated our collective psyche.

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Posted: 4 April 2020 | 2:31 pm

Playlist: RnBetter Not Go Outside

Mary J. Blige

Fight the indoor blues with our R&B lockdown playlist featuring the likes of SWV, Ashanti and Keith Sweat

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Posted: 4 April 2020 | 1:42 pm

An unprecedented crisis: The economic ramifications of Covid-19

The ways in which we respond to the coronavirus pandemic will determine the world that greets us when we emerge from lockdown

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Posted: 4 April 2020 | 3:08 am

Jair Bolsonaro: the president who ‘ordered his country to die’

The Brazilian president broke self-isolation, despite being exposed to Covid-19, and has encouraged his supporters to do the same, while his health minister battles to contain the crisis

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Posted: 4 April 2020 | 2:52 am

Covid-19’s silver lining: A taste of a post-development world

The coronavirus epidemic has thrown issues such as gross income and ownership inequality into the spotlight, as we try to find ways to navigate through this crisis

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Posted: 4 April 2020 | 2:44 am

Traditional media: A block against deadly pathogens and people

Cellphones the front line for gender equality

Several polls since the start of the pandemic show a majority of people checking the news several times a day and turning to trusted news sources and state broadcasters rather than social media

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Posted: 3 April 2020 | 9:00 pm

In the face of the pandemic, human rights are a necessity — not a luxury

The Covid-19 pandemic is throwing the poor governance of some African countries into sharp relief

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Posted: 3 April 2020 | 9:00 pm

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Jostling for space: In Gauteng

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

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Posted: 3 April 2020 | 7:08 pm

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

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Posted: 3 April 2020 | 6:31 pm

Kenya’s government can’t tackle the pandemic alone. It needs civil society

Kenya’s government has excluded nongovernmental organisations and other groups such as churches from its emergency decision-making. This is a mistake

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Posted: 3 April 2020 | 1:37 pm