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Mask Virus

Mask Virus

Mask Virus Ilze Croucamp On 15 March 2020 our president announces that our country will go into lockdown. For just over a month, through social media, we become aware of this Corona virus (later known as Covid-19). The mask virus. In our house I refer to masks

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COVID-19 Kids – what if?

COVID-19 Kids – what if?

Brilliant words from a School Principal When people say kids are going to be ‘behind’ I say, behind what?? Not each other- they’re all in the same boat. Only ‘behind’ the age expectations of a curriculum that currently has limited context due to these extraordinary circumstances. In

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En ons het tuis gebly ….

En ons het tuis gebly ….

Amanda van Belgiё Die dag het begin soos elke ander oggend, ‘n nuwe skildery. In plaas daarvan om uit te vlieg om familie en vriende te ontmoet, het ‘n mikroskopiese virus vanaf Iewers-planeet geland. Op Vrydag 13 Maart het die bevel gekom; “Blijf in uw kot” (bly

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And We Stayed at Home

And We Stayed at Home

Amanda from Belgium The day started like every other morning, a fresh painting. Instead of flying out to meet family and friends, a microscopic virus landed from Somewhere-Planet. On Friday, March 13th, the order came: ‘Blijf in uw kot’ (stay in your room/house). Everyone flew inside their

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Kuns en verbindings: ingeperk?

Helena van der Nest Inperking (Lockdown) het onverwags en vinnig gekom. En vir die eerste keer in ‘n jaar het ek tyd gehad om aan my eie skilderye te werk in plaas van om ander mense te help met hul kunsprojekte. Tegnologies het die grendeltydperk ‘n paar

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Art and connections: locked down?

Art and connections: locked down? Helena van der Nest Lockdown came quite unexpected and suddenly. And for the first time in year I had time to work on my own paintings instead of helping other people with their art projects. Technologically lockdown came with quite a few

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And She Doesn’t Even Know

And She Doesn’t Even Know

I, The informant, the translator, the assistant nurse, her security, her mommy.   Letter, list of medicine, date of last tetanus vaccination, blood group. Pajamas, pink cuddle teddy, extra nappies – packed. Black suitcase on wheels.   Name, barcode, pass word, signature, identification armband. Up with the

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The story of little Porcelain – H H

The story of little Porcelain – H H

Little Porcelain has always been a wall flower. Her standard 5 farewell is a painful memory.   One by one the nearly too shy, rough kneed young men moved over to the group of giggling girls. Everyone is asked for a dance. Little Porcelain drills her toe

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“The Wounded Healer” Helena

“The Wounded Healer”  Helena

A few stories were written about being wounded and yet, being a healer – a difference maker   Evolved from a scared mouse into a fearless lion tamer…!   I was married for 33 years. It was an emotionally destructive marriage relationship with an “abuser.”   It

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Thando and the man in his street

Thando and the man in his street

The difference a male mentor can make in the life of a young man Thando’s parents got divorced and his father disappeared. He became lost and joined a group of boys whose energy took them to dark places. They stole from neighbourhood people and went from small

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