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  • 20 May 2020
    Bitou Covid-19 Response Team Newsletter for week commencing May 18

    THE purpose of this newsletter is to keep you updated with the latest locally pertinent information regarding the Covid-19 pandemic’s effect on our community as well as the activities of the Response Team to coordinate our local response to the threat.

    Firstly, a huge thank you to our...

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  • 13 May 2020
    Know your Doughnut…

    The Doughnut (aka doughnut economics) is a visual framework for sustainable development combining the concept of planetary boundaries with the complementary concept of social boundaries, in which the needs of people are met without overshooting Earth’s ecological ceiling. The centre hole of...

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  • 13 May 2020
    Letter from Cape Town: Post Covid-19 fears and hopes

    Former Plettenberg Bay resident and retired urban designer ALASTAIR GRANT shares sentiments that transcend the general doom-and-gloom norm of pandemic musings


    I believe that life will never return to normal - whatever that means - and in some ways it will be for the good. There is a fair chance...

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  • 13 May 2020
    Coping with Covid-19 - and the difference twixt being locked up and locked down…

    With more time on my hands than I can manage during the current lockdown, I have come to realise quite a number of things that have not been on my faulty radar.
    We have certainly all been kept entertained by the antics of our ministers, especially the aspiring former wife of former president...

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  • 15 Apr 2020
    The cost of saving lives - at all cost...

    We cannot save lives, we can only defer death
    Having said that, we desperately need to save lives by making lives liveable - by not making the living pay an unbearable price for buying maximum time for the dying.
    Collectively speaking (of course there are exceptions), lives are surely sacred and...

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