COVID-19

Covid-19 Report 5: Spike in Cape Town natural deaths

Vaccine makes it through first hurdle, setback for antibody tests, and much more in our latest issue

GroundUp and Spotlight staff - 27 May 2020

“My business will never be the same again” says Duduza spaza shop owner

Ward councillor urges all business owners in need of help to apply for assistance

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 27 May 2020

Workers whose employers did not register them for UIF can now apply for funding

Amendment to regulations seen as a victory for domestic and farm workers

By Tania Broughton - 27 May 2020

Covid-19 pandemic leaves immigrants desperate for assistance

Thousands ask for food parcels

By Tariro Washinyira - 27 May 2020

Covid-19: Informal traders quietly defy ban on door-to-door selling

“I can’t sit at home while my family is starving”

By Joseph Chirume - 27 May 2020

Low-income families are spending more on food since March, says report

“We have to accept that we now face a massive hunger crisis”

By Justin Brown - 26 May 2020

SASSA applicants brave cold and rain to queue for help

SASSA says it’s only accepting online applications for the Covid-19 Relief Grant

By Buziwe Nocuze - 26 May 2020

Covid-19: Whatever unfolds in our prisons will affect all of us

The release of 19,000 low-risk inmates is a bold and necessary step to save lives

By Sasha Gear and Doreen Gaura - 26 May 2020

Strandfontein homeless site closes

City says Culemborg site will accommodate 96 of the estimated 180 homeless people now living under the overpass

By James Stent and Lucas Nowicki - 25 May 2020

Court challenge to government’s “peanut butter sandwich ban”

Lockdown regulations stop or intimidate charities’ food handouts

By Tania Broughton - 25 May 2020

Doctors and nurses down tools at Eastern Cape hospital

“People are dealing with blood. They cannot work without gloves.”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 22 May 2020

Health department boss calls for investigation into Glenda Gray

But leading scientist comes out in defence of MRC president

By Liezl Human and Nathan Geffen - 22 May 2020

Here’s what the models predict about Covid-19

But beware: soothsaying has a checkered history

By Marcus Low and Nathan Geffen - 22 May 2020

Covid-19: Groote Schuur on the brink

Hospital manager implores doctors to show up for duty

By GroundUp Staff - 21 May 2020

Dunoon leaders say they were not consulted on de-densification plans

Provincial government says stakeholder engagement will take place on Thursday

By Liezl Human - 21 May 2020

“There can be no justification for torture, ever” – top brass tell police

Police who refuse to comply with internal directive may be held personally liable

By Tania Broughton - 21 May 2020