Articles by James Stent

Will vaccines eradicate SARS-CoV-2?

Scientists predict the virus will be with us for the long-run - but as just another common cold


18 January 2021

Record number of South Africans died in first week of 2021

11,000 of the nearly 20,000 deaths are considered excess deaths. The vast majority are likely due to Covid-19

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13 January 2021

Vaccine rollout: Here is where South Africa stands

More questions than answers, as health department plays cards close to chest


21 December 2020

Judge Makhubele backs down from fight with JSC

PRASA Judge will pay wasted costs


14 December 2020

Covid-19: Blood tests to be conducted on 19,000 people in nine provinces

HSRC releases details of nationwide survey


9 December 2020

Minimum wage should go up 4.5%, says Commission

Domestic workers should earn the same by 2022, say majority of commissioners


7 December 2020

New surveys may shed light on SA’s Covid epidemic

But have we tested too few people, too late?


4 December 2020

Judges in shack demolition case fail to reach agreement

Matter to be reheard by three judges of the Western Cape High Court


2 December 2020

South Africa has the best HIV policies, report finds

Progressive policies linked to drop in new infections in Southern Africa


1 December 2020

Will Covid-19 vaccines bring life back to normal in 2021?

Vaccinating tens of millions of people will be very difficult

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26 November 2020

PRASA has R23 billion in unspent capital

But passenger rail agency is turning the corner, minister tells Parliament


25 November 2020

High death rate in African Covid-19 intensive care units

Hospitals across the continent have few resources. A new study shows the consequences.


20 November 2020

Judge in Woodstock eviction case concerned about “spatial apartheid”

Atlantis was going to be a hub, said Judge Sher, but now “people are stuck out there with great unemployment and social problems”


18 November 2020

Bromwell Street: Residents want emergency accommodation near city

City argued that providing social or temporary housing in the inner city would take time


17 November 2020

Appeal of Tafelberg judgment delayed

Cancellation of sale agreement between Western Cape government and the school that bought the property has not been finalised


13 November 2020

Collapsed travel agency owes millions to customers and staff

Liquidators’ first report on STA Travel paints grim picture


11 November 2020