COVID-19

Protests erupt over slow relocation of PE shack dwellers

Vehicles stoned and roads closed by Vastrap, Qunu and Jaagvlakte informal settlement residents

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 2 October 2020

Scathing judgment against Department of Social Development

Imbumba Association for the Aged to be paid for care of elderly during lockdown

By James Stent - 2 October 2020

Backlog of over 19,000 disability grant applications since lockdown

SASSA says it will prioritise cases through appointments

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 2 October 2020

Small business owners block the N2 over PPE contracts

Business owners accuse the Alfred Nzo district municipality of only giving contracts to company’s from other towns

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 1 October 2020

Six months of the Solidarity Fund: How is it doing?

An interview with Adrian Enthoven, deputy-chair of the fund

By Tania Broughton and Nathan Geffen - 1 October 2020

Covid-19 has made inequality worse, researchers find

Job losses may be long-lasting

By Justin Brown - 30 September 2020

250,000 domestic worker jobs lost in lockdown

Statistics South Africa survey shows dramatic effects of Covid-19 measures

By Marecia Damons - 30 September 2020

Traditional leaders threaten to go to court over suspension of circumcisions

Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma calls for more consultations

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 30 September 2020

Learners are only attending this Uitenhage school once a week

Physical distancing impossible in current building, and department says construction on a new school can only be completed next year

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 30 September 2020

Picketers demand jail time for looters of Covid-19 funds

Campaign highlights the devastating impact of corruption on lives

By Nokulunga Majola - 21 September 2020

“It’s so painful when you see old people drinking dirty, smelly water with animals”

27 communities “crippled by the lack of water access during the Covid-19 pandemic”

By Marecia Damons - 18 September 2020

Hopes for new Cape Town restaurant after Covid-19 devastated industry

“Local everything” should be industry’s new focus, says restaurateur

Text by James Stent. Photos by Ashraf Hendricks. - 18 September 2020

73 workers dismissed for protest over unpaid Covid-19 relief funds

They also cannot access UIF benefits because the Department of Labour system shows that they are still employed

By Nokulunga Majola - 18 September 2020

Covid-19: “We are starving” says singer Vicky Sampson

About 50 musicians and performers picket outside Parliament demanding relief money

By Ashraf Hendricks - 16 September 2020

Hungry children go hunting to get food

Without daily school meals, children do odd jobs or hunt pigeons and rabbits to get lunch

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 16 September 2020

Reopen events, say Gauteng entertainers

“There’s no food anymore. There’s no income.”

By Elna Schütz - 11 September 2020