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Breaking Routine

I became the de facto health minister of the house, sanitising door handles and ensuring guests wore their face masks and washed their hands upon entering our home.

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Fear and Denial

I was aware of the stigma associated with taking the covid test and feared our neighbours would ridicule my family if they found out that I tested positive.

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HQ Africa: Vaccine Watch Desk

We offer weekly snapshots of the latest in vaccine news.

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Mindfulness: The Antidote to my Anxiety

On days I was restless or haunted by worry, lying on my back and humming a tune would calm my nerves.

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Honouring the Principle of Ubuntu

When normalcy returns, whatever that means, there needs to be an assessment of the ways consumerism and materialism are fraying the fabric of communal ties because in trying times, it’s clear they are the columns that keep society from crumbling.

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Help or Hindrance? Vaccine Diplomacy in Africa

As vaccines from COVAX begin to trickle into the continent, current doses in the hands of most African countries are sufficient to vaccinate approximately 0.8 - 0.9 percent of populations in the first quarter.

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Overcoming Lockdown Loneliness

Everyone experiences dark days, and we do ourselves an injustice if we don’t seek help out of shame or cussed pride.

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Setting Boundaries; Demanding Respect

I was going home, heading back to a place I dreaded. A ticking time bomb.

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Getting Off My Laurels

I lost interest in school and began cutting classes, annoying my friends, who soon grew tired of my antics and stopped persuading me to keep up with my studies.

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A Fashionable Family Affair

As a little girl she loved dressing up in her mother’s clothes and model them around the house and drawing pictures of dresses she dreamt of one day bringing to life.

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Ready to Soar

Watching my plans go down the drain crushed me. But I remained hopeful, determined to free myself from the abusive relationship.

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A Ditch full of Surprises

I whispered to the universe: I don’t want much this year. All I ask is not to be robbed again.