COVID-19

Covid-19 testing is too expensive and too difficult in South Africa

Our current approach is probably costing lives

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25 October 2021

Undocumented people can now get Covid vaccines - in some areas

Provincial pilot programmes are underway but details are vague

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21 October 2021

Labour Minister promises “mobile office” to rural Limpopo villages

People are sleeping outside offices to avoid long queues

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20 October 2021

Covid-19: Is it time to allow home-testing?

Some scientists argue it will reduce transmission, but the South African regulator is worried

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19 October 2021

If you’ve had Covid, should you get vaccinated?

Yes, the evidence shows vaccination reduces your risk of getting reinfected

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15 October 2021

Bongie Mahlangu started a thriving business despite the Covid pandemic

During the Covid-19 lockdown about 2.9 million people, mostly women, lost their jobs according to the NIDS CRAM survey.

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12 October 2021

GroundView: There is no scientific basis for the 12am to 4am curfew

Curfew could be reinstated if hospital beds start running out

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12 October 2021

Waiter who lost his job during lockdown now runs his own pizza takeaway

Takesure Ranjisi makes pizza and sells it from a container in Walmer township

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12 October 2021

Refugees who arrived after lockdown have no way to apply for asylum

Asylum application backlog set to grow, with Refugee Reception Offices closed since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic

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8 October 2021

Covid-19 has claimed nearly a quarter of a million lives in South Africa

Here’s how deaths have changed over the past two decades

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8 October 2021

How chefs are turning waste into nutritious meals

An organisation called Chefs with Compassion began feeding hungry people during lockdown

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7 October 2021

Immigrants refused food parcels at Jeppestown distribution

EFF accused of hijacking government food relief for election gains

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6 October 2021

Protesters accuse SASSA officials of bribery

They also demand improved Social Relief of Distress Grant application process

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4 October 2021

No Covid relief for thousands of children’s centres

“Early Childhood Development centres have closed down. People have lost their jobs. But the national Department of Social Development is not saying a word.”

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30 September 2021

Nick Hudson opposes SA’s vaccination plan. What he hasn’t said is that his company makes alternative medicines

Hudson is a director of a company called Brenn-O-Kem that manufactures “nutraceuticals”

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28 September 2021

Anti-vaxxers are making a false claim about the first vaccine dose. We debunk it

Contrary to what misinformers claim, the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine does give you protection against Covid, and a second dose gives even more

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23 September 2021