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Women internalized their role as caregivers so much so that, more often than not, the question of “whose work is getting priority in your couple?” is never even asked. Shutterstock

As lockdown ends, women executives are also at the end of their rope

Caught between the educational care of children and a considerable amount of full-time work to be done, women managers continue to shoulder a large part of the domestic and parental burden.
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Time, family, work – and bored zombies. New Zealanders open up about life in coronavirus lockdown

Resilience, humour, hardship and tragedy – a unique survey reveals how ordinary New Zealanders coped during one of the world's strictest COVID-19 lockdowns.
New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern speaks at the country’s Parliament on June 8, 2020. New Zealand reported no active Covid-19 cases after the country’s final patient was given the all clear and released from isolation, health authorities said on June 8. Marty Melville/AFP

Women’s careers in the time of coronavirus

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit women hard, in particular amplifying gender gaps. Yet women have also proved that their contributions – on the front lines and leadership positions – are invaluable.
South Africa must redirect efforts to managing the high-risk social spaces such as public transport. Getty Images

South Africa can get COVID-19 under control if it blocks the routes that enable transmission

South Africa's testing and tracing has not been at a level needed to suppress the spread of COVID-19. It must now focus on containing opportunities for super-spreading and transmissions.

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