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    Collectors are not letting lockdown cramp their style

    Linza de Jager An out-of-pocket journalist attends a virtual live auction and is gobsmacked at the big bucks and...

    Covid-19 creates bootleggers & pioneers

    Life has been turned upside down by Covid-19. For one thing, the present is starting to resemble the...

    Help: Someone’s using my credit card!

    A fraudster with a taste for the finer things in life recently went shopping with the credit card that belongs to a...

    The Easter bunny’s checkered past

    The history of the Easter bunny is not quite what one imagines it to be. One imagines...

    We had plenty of eggscuses for an Easter eggstravaganza

    Has Easter's eggstravanganza got you excited or are you too old for that? No doubt chocolate bunnies...

    Something’s brewing

    Don't mess with a man's drinking habits during lockdown! That seems to be the message of drinkers...

    Lockdown treat: gerbils get their own art museum

    Had they been human, one would have said that they had won the Lotto. But when two gerbils were recently given their...

    Have you got the right kit?

    Fashion is dead. For the moment protective clothing rules. Face masks, hazmat suits, goggles and gloves, these are the items people are...

    Lockdown humor

    A certain type of wry humor is doing the rounds. It ranges from the wise-in-a-Zen-kind-of-way to the playful, it also includes culinary...

    Heaven protect us from Covid-19 Conmen & Crazies

    Conmen, crazies and so-called medical experts are abusing people's fear of Covid-19. Meanwhile, some people blithely ignore...

    Coronavirus: A Stockpiler shows his Stash

    South Africans have been stockpiling since the Coronavirus started. They've been squirreling away face masks and hand...

    Coronavirus: rush for facemasks started early

    The rush to buy facemasks and hand sanitizers started early in Hermanus. According to one of the sales assistants at Clicks, peopled...

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    Taal lawwigheid: Snuf in die neus kry

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    Gerook, gedrink, gerangskik

    In hierdie liriese essay skryf Lise Beswick oor 'n boom wat so groot is dat jy hom van die maan kan sien en blare wat kraak soos pakkies chips as jy oor hulle loop.
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