In the midst of all the dramas – rudderless government, the Breitling Brats of the ANC Youth League, the sorry saga of Mary Metcalfe and Blade Nzimande – ordinary life continues, as it always does. And it was a relief and pleasure on Sunday to support the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra at its grand finale concert outside Johannesburg, and to see Kathy playing again, after several years away from her music.

Sometimes, not always, a picture speaks louder than words, so here are two photos.