Articles by James Stent

Covid-19: How South Africa differs from the rest of the continent

Deaths have been massively underestimated in Africa

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Science | 19 January 2022

Western Cape study shows why Omicron wave caused less death

High rates of vaccination, past infections and the variant itself helped suppress deaths and hospitalisations


Science | 14 January 2022

Judge criticised for recusing himself from Makhubele misconduct hearing

Fritz Brand admitted there were no good grounds for the request for him to step down, as hearing against Tintswalo Annah Nana Makhubele is postponed indefinitely


News | 12 January 2022

Is it time to revise our testing, quarantine and isolation protocols?

Public health experts propose relaxing Covid rules


News | 15 December 2021

Courts rule in favour of South African doctors trained abroad

Doctors won’t have to spend a year training before sitting exams

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News | 13 December 2021

Researchers to regain access to vital vaccine data

Medical Research Council issues upbeat statement after meeting with health department


Brief | 8 December 2021

State researchers can’t access vaccination data - and that’s a huge problem

Health department has withdrawn access to EVDS data since October


News | 6 December 2021

Lottery audit delayed as Auditor-General flags problems

Report on the National Lotteries Commission due in early December


News | 1 December 2021

Clothing union reports 74% Covid vaccination rate

Worker education key to high rate of vaccination


Brief | 30 November 2021

PRASA CEO Zolani - aka Kgosie - Matthews: an embarrassing appointment

He has been suspended because of information that should have been known to the board before he was appointed


Analysis | 23 November 2021

New Covid treatments might be slow to arrive in SA

Two new pills show promising results but there’s no certainty on their availability here


News | 18 November 2021

Social grants: the research behind the controversy

We look at how different grants were evaluated in the recent SALDRU study


Analysis | 11 November 2021

Scathing report released on Cape Town’s homeless policies

The more than 400-page report was compiled by The Inkathalo Conversations and commissioned by the City in 2020


News | 4 November 2021

Undocumented people can now get Covid vaccines - in some areas

Provincial pilot programmes are underway but details are vague


News | 21 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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Science | 19 October 2021