Colour-co-ordinated laundry hanging out to dry in the background, children play in the parking lot of Cissie Gool House, an unused government hospital in the Woodstock neighbourhood, occupied by 700 evictees from the area since 2017.Image: Lerato Maduna

Fighting dispossession

Cape Town’s citizens’ groups are not taking housing injustice lying down, according to Ben Verghese and Ilham Rawoot.

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Phytoplankton bloom in the Barents Sea.Photo: NASA

Prising open the arctic

Norway presses ahead with a large-scale auction of oil exploration licences in the Barents Sea.

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A mural featuring a pro-Trump protester, self-styled QAnon ‘shaman’ Jacob Chansley, appeared in Tunbridge Wells, UK, a few days after the storming of the US Congress in Washington on 6 January.Photo: Karwai Tang/Wireimage/Getty

Democracy on the edge

More fragile than we thought, liberal democracy seems to be under attack from many sides. Are these death throes – or growing pains? Vanessa Baird explores.

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