Despite the ongoing national state of disaster that prohibits evictions, the Department of Public Works says it demolished new and under construction structures that interfere with an airport runway. NOMBULELO DAMBA-HENDRICK
Despite government’s repeated promises to upgrade sanitation facilities in South African schools, pit toilets are all that is available to 200 learners at the school, and only one is usable. NOMBULELO DAMBA-HENDRICK
South Africa is at a crossroads. All of the strengths we have as a society, which could and should have been mobilised against Covid-19 still exist. We can still save lives, rebuild livelihoods, and birth a better society. MARK HEYWOOD | DAILY CITIZEN
The current global crisis triggered by Covid-19 is the third capitalist crash in this century. And governments’ incapacity to consider non-capitalist solutions threatens to keep deepening this crisis into capitalism’s worst. RICHARD D. WOLFF | RT
Sufferers with mild illness might expect to get better after a few weeks. But there’s mounting evidence this isn’t the case, and covid-19 may leave a long-lasting impression on its victims. PETER WARK | THE CONVERSATION
Thirteen shacks were demolished in Khenana informal settlement in Cato Manor in Durban on Tuesday. The operation involved the Durban Metro Police, the Anti-Land Invasion Unit, and Calvin and Family property developers. NOKULUNGA MAJOLA | GROUNDUP
Over 30 farm workers claim the owners of Paardekop Vrugte in Citrusdal in the Western Cape unfairly dismissed them. They also argue that their eviction from hostels on the farm was illegal. MARY-ANNE GONTSANA | GROUNDUP
The International Monetary Fund has approved a R70-billion loan for South Africa to help the country manage the fallout from covid-19. The most significant downside is that the loan is denominated in foreign exchange. DANNY BRADLOW | THE CONVERSATION
Once the pandemic is behind, there is a pressing need to ensure debt sustainability and implement structural reforms to support the recovery and achieve sustainable and inclusive growth. IMF PRESS RELEASE
Toxic masculinities help drive everything from HIV infection rates to gender-based violence. But before we ask, what does it mean to be a ‘man’ in South Africa, should we wonder what it’s like to be a boy? MALOSE LANGA | BHEKISISA
Graphic threats of gang rape and murder from an anonymous Instagram account to a 13-year-old South African, feature as the centrepiece in a soon-to-be heard landmark court action aimed at compelling US-owned Facebook Inc to disclose the identity of the perpetrator. MARIANNE THAMM | DAILY MAVERICK
The situation in Bolivia is still volatile with elections postponed to 18 October. In this interview with Antonio Abal, who was a consul in Argentina but from the revolutionary left, he reflects on the reality of his country. CARLOS AZNAREZ | RESUMEN ENGLISH
Whether Israel’s illegal appropriation of Palestinian land takes place with massive media fanfare and a declaration of sovereignty, or whether it happens incrementally, Israel has, in reality, already annexed the West Bank—not just 30 percent of it but, in fact, the whole area. BAROUD, BAHOUR, KEARNEY | WRMEA
The PA announced that security coordination with Israel will cease and Palestinian security forces withdrew from areas jointly monitored with Israeli forces in north and east Jerusalem shortly afterwards. ADNAN ABU AMER | AL JAZEERA
A record number of people were killed last year for defending their land and environment, according to research that highlights the routine murder of activists who oppose extractive industries. PATRICK GREENFIELD, JONATHAN WATTS | THE GUARDIAN
Big corporations accused of driving environmental and health inequalities in black and brown communities through toxic and climate-changing pollution are also funding powerful police groups in major US cities. NINA LAKHANI | THE GUARDIAN
While remembering their past has not prevented history from repeating itself, it is not possible for the descendants of the world’s first successful slave revolt to forget the trauma inflicted on them by their northern neighbours. YVES ENGLER | CANADIAN DIMENSION
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