Opinion and Analysis

The Covid grant should be R585, so everyone can afford to eat

Black Sash launches a report into the implementation and impact of the Covid-19 SRD Grant

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27 July 2021

Covid-19 vaccines: Current challenge is not supply but using the available vaccines

The government’s plan requires vaccinating one million people per week, but it has only fully vaccinated 1.4 million people in nine weeks.

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22 July 2021

Unrest July 2021: Personal notes from a KZN reporter

“On Wednesday night for the first time in days, I went to bed with a little bit of hope”

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16 July 2021

There is no right to carry a gun under our Constitution

Yet much debate on the Firearms Control Amendment Bill is based on the “right” to have a gun for self-defence

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6 July 2021

We shouldn’t shift vaccines away from the elderly

Less than 40% of people over 60 have been vaccinated

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30 June 2021

Why is the government in such a muddle over vaccination?

Decisions are chaotic and lack transparency

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17 June 2021

South Africa’s vaccine rollout can succeed

But it will require leadership and tough negotiations with drug companies

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14 June 2021

Covid-19: one month of discipline could save 20,000 lives

The time for social distancing is right now

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10 June 2021

It’s apartheid, say Israeli ambassadors to South Africa

“It is clearer than ever that the occupation is not temporary, and there is not the political will in the Israeli government to bring about its end.”

Ilan Baruch and Alon Liel

8 June 2021

Can the vaccine rollout be sped up?

There are several bottlenecks that need to be fixed

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7 June 2021

City’s approach to homeless people is not working

This simplistic narrative of helping to reduce homelessness by just donating to one group of shelters is harmful

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1 June 2021