COVID-19

Activists call for extension of Covid-19 grant

Demands to be given to Department of Social Development on Thursday

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21 April 2021

The problem with pausing a vaccine rollout

Interrupting a programme early leads to many more infections than one might naively estimate

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21 April 2021

Community health workers confront Mkhize with memorandum of demands

“What can we do with a R3,500 stipend? We have to send our kids to school and pay rent”

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20 April 2021

Vaccine rollout needs to restart immediately

Continuing the “pause” will cost lives

GroundUp and Spotlight Editors

16 April 2021

Neighbour pays rent for family, saving them from eviction … for now

Couple lost their jobs at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown and have not been able to find permanent work since

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15 April 2021

SASSA on target to clear Western Cape disability grant backlog, agency says

Only 10,000 people still need assessments, SASSA says, but Black Sash is sceptical

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14 April 2021

Living in Covid village in Cape Town

City says occupation is illegal and it has no funds for such unplanned settlements

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14 April 2021

National Arts Festival may go live again

Makhanda residents hoping for a better year

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13 April 2021

High demand for contraceptive pills smuggled in from Zimbabwe

The market is fuelled by the struggle women have to access health facilities

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9 April 2021

SAMWU members protest in Kouga in support of suspended shop stewards

Suspension followed strike over Covid-19 allowance

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8 April 2021

Refugee musician gives Johannesburg children the opportunity he didn’t have

Pianist Amisi Mubale teaches children at Lorentzville safe space

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8 April 2021

Covid-19 has hit pregnant women hard

Researchers find higher rates of still births and maternal deaths

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7 April 2021

Covid-19: Lindiwe Sisulu fails to deliver R600 million rent relief

Housing activists demand answers eight months after Sisulu’s budget vote announcement

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7 April 2021

Unions join artists in protest over Covid-19 relief funding

Protesters want to know why more than R200 million has still not been allocated

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31 March 2021

Should we have another tough lockdown? Not yet

Starting a lockdown too early or too late reduces the benefits but not the hardships

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31 March 2021

Homeless shelter battles on as donations shrink during pandemic

OWL shelter hopes to benefit from Western Cape government plan to fund an additional 1,000 beds in the province

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31 March 2021