COVID-19

We have a new Covid variant. An epidemiologist explains what we should do

If we do lock down, we must time it properly for it to be effective

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26 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

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18 November 2021

Principals are drowning in the education department’s admin demands

“I live in perpetual fear of missing deadlines and other principals say the same”

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12 November 2021

Health activists call for patent law reform

Patents prevent equal access to life-saving medicines, protesters say

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9 November 2021

Grant beneficiaries are paying R100 of their R350 to jump the queue

“We are not forcing anyone to pay the money. We are creating jobs for ourselves”

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27 October 2021

Save the Children sounds the alarm over food crisis facing immigrant children

Letter to Department of Social Development still unanswered after more than a year

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26 October 2021

Covid-19 testing is too expensive and too difficult in South Africa

Our current approach is probably costing lives

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25 October 2021

Undocumented people can now get Covid vaccines - in some areas

Provincial pilot programmes are underway but details are vague

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21 October 2021

Labour Minister promises “mobile office” to rural Limpopo villages

People are sleeping outside offices to avoid long queues

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20 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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19 October 2021

If you’ve had Covid, should you get vaccinated?

Yes, the evidence shows vaccination reduces your risk of getting reinfected

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15 October 2021

Bongie Mahlangu started a thriving business despite the Covid pandemic

During the Covid-19 lockdown about 2.9 million people, mostly women, lost their jobs according to the NIDS CRAM survey.

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12 October 2021

GroundView: There is no scientific basis for the 12am to 4am curfew

Curfew could be reinstated if hospital beds start running out

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12 October 2021

Waiter who lost his job during lockdown now runs his own pizza takeaway

Takesure Ranjisi makes pizza and sells it from a container in Walmer township

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12 October 2021