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Post 2021-08-18

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52 Issues

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Duff is a psychic medium, soul coach, spiritual mentor, healer and animal communicator. She has been connecting with spirit for over 20 years and runs her business, Quantum Soul, from Waterfall in KwaZulu-Natal. Listen to her on Lotus FM, live at 1.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as she connects with loved ones in spirit, and on GlowTV on Sundays after 8pm. Contact her at 072 986 5514 or email sharron@quantsoul.com Sharron Duff ARIES (March 21 – April 19) It’s time to make a move on a pending decision. Use logic over emotion and carry through on your plans. There may be an unexpected visitor in your personal space or a new association in your workspace. Be open to change. Lucky colour: blue. TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)…

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choreographer named as legacy artist

Latoya Newman latoya.newman@inl.co.za CELEBRATED South African choreographer Jay Pather will be featured as this year's Jomba! Contemporary Dance Experience’s Legacy Artist. The international contemporary dance festival is in its 23rd year and will be presented for its second digital edition due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The festival will run from August 24 to September 5 and is presented by the Centre for Creative Arts (UKZN). This year’s theme is “Border Crossings” and it will focus on dance-makers whose work speaks to this theme. As the 2021 Legacy Artist, Pather will open this year’s festival. Pather was born in Durban. He was raised in Grey Street, Clairwood and Chatsworth. He now lives in Cape Town and is a professor at UCT and director of the Institute for Creative Arts. Pather was…

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album helps to make jazz accessible to children

Latoya Newman latoya.newman@inl.co.za JAZZ artist and vocal teacher, Natalie Rungan, has released a new album aimed at developing skills in children. Rungan said she wanted to help students to grow by learning the language of jazz step by step. “People seem to believe that jazz is something they can’t understand. I wanted to create simple versions of well-known songs to help change this mindset.” Natalie Rungan: Jazz Standards Volume 1 (a suggested Grade 3 level for singing students) is her seventh album. “If you trace the albums from the first to the sixth, there is growth in writing and also maturity in my voice. So that in itself is something that anyone wanting to grow in this area can learn from.” Rungan said the album included simpler versions of…

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the india experience

Latoya Newman latoya.goldstone@inl.co.za THE Calcutta-based Pickle Factory Dance Foundation is set to showcase eight curated short dance films at this year’s Jomba! Contemporary Dance Experience. The online festival is from August 24 to September 5. The Pickle Factory will feature on the Indian Crossings platform of the programme. A press release said their films expressed an evocative interpretation of the festival’s theme, Border Crossings, and speak to the zeitgeist of contemporary Indian dance making and its relationship to film and screen. Vikram Iyengar and Kunal Chakraborty have co-curated their programme for Jomba!, titled I m/Material. Iyengar is the founder and director of the foundation. He is also a dancer-choreographer-director, curator- presenter and arts researcher-writer. Chakraborty is a film-maker and the project manager for the foundation. In an interview with the…

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save a life: register as an organ donor

nikita.chiniah@inl.co.za August is Organ Donor Awareness Month and South Africans are being encouraged to register as organ and tissue donors. Samantha Nicholls, the executive director of operations at the Organ Donor Foundation, said about 850 patients were awaiting organ and tissue transplants in KwaZulu-Natal, and about 4 300 adults and children were awaiting organ and cornea transplants in the country. Nicholls said there was a noticeable increase in deaths of patients requiring transplants since the Covid-19 pandemic. “Prior to Covid-19, there was already a severe shortage of organ and tissue donors in South Africa. During Covid, the number of transplants decreased. Patients who waited for a transplant passed away. Many live-related donations were paused. There has been more than a 50% reduction of deceased donors since Covid-19.” Nicholls said because…

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assess each child as an individual

Carolyn Chew-Graham, Amali Lokugamage and Frances Simpson AS WE learn more about Covid-19, the accepted narratives about it are constantly being challenged. Initially, it was said that children are not seriously affected by the virus. But while acute infections in children do tend to be milder, there is emerging evidence that, like adults, they are at risk from persisting symptoms – long Covid. The Office for National Statistics estimates that around 13% to 15% of children with Covid-19 have symptoms that last for more than five weeks. In Italy, a recent preprint (an early piece of research yet to be reviewed by other scientists) suggests that more than half of children with Covid-19 have at least one persisting symptom more than 17 weeks after being diagnosed. Among them, 43%…