COVID-19

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IPID records six alleged killings by police in first week of lockdown

IPID is also investigating 13 complaints related to shootings and 14 assault cases

By Daneel Knoetze - 3 April 2020
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Covid-19: Medical association slams decision to force two doctors to isolate in TB hospital

“The court action you embarked on to force these doctors into a provincial facility, and the manner in which these doctors have been treated by yourself and certain healthcare staff of the province, is most unsettling”

By GroundUp Staff - 3 April 2020
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Covid-19: ANCYL shuts down supermarket saying it lacked protective gear for workers

Police arrest one of the ANCYL group

By Elna Schütz - 3 April 2020
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Covid-19: Clinic staff serve patients through a fence in Uitenhage

NEHAWU concerned about lack of patient confidentiality being exercised by staff

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 3 April 2020
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Covid-19: Shack demolitions continue in Durban despite moratorium plea

Abahlali BaseMjondolo accuse eThekwini Municipality of using the lockdown to “wage a war” against the movement

By Nokulunga Majola - 3 April 2020
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Covid-19: Filthy toilets, no water … fighting the virus in Upington’s informal settlements

Toilets haven’t been emptied for weeks in some places

By Selby Nomnganga - 3 April 2020
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Covid-19: Cramped Hanover Park residents struggle to “social distance”

Without a source of income for many, the lockdown could have dire consequences

By Ashraf Hendricks - 3 April 2020
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Covid-19: Dambuza youth donate groceries to locked down street hawkers

“If I don’t go out and work that means going to bed hungry. I now have food,” says vendor

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 3 April 2020
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Covid-19: New regulations make it easier to trace contacts of infected people

Retired judge to be appointed to protect right to privacy

By Tania Broughton - 2 April 2020
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Covid-19: “Look at him pretending to care” - cool welcome for mayor at Glebelands hostel

“Our rubbish has not been collected for four weeks. But the truck suddenly comes at the same time as the mayor today.”

By Tania Broughton - 2 April 2020
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Covid-19: Sex workers accuse police of beating people on the street

“Much as I am afraid of Covid-19 … I need the money”

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 2 April 2020
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Covid-19: Police close shop because owner could not colour print trading permit

“Where am I supposed to find a place to print it when all the internet stores are closed?”

By Lucas Nowicki - 2 April 2020
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Covid-19: 280 extra places for Cape Town’s homeless

Culemborg shelter expanded, but still not enough

By James Stent - 2 April 2020
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Covid-19: How the courts work during lockdown

They are an essential service but they are not carrying on as normal

By Alison Tilley - 1 April 2020
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Covid-19: School bodies halt plan to house Gauteng’s homeless

The department says 30 schools with hostels would be used as shelters

By Zoë Postman - 1 April 2020
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Covid-19: Are agricultural workers being protected?

Labour Department warns companies to comply or face closure

By Liezl Human - 1 April 2020