COVID-19

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

Last minute drive to clear disability grant backlog

Black Sash concerned that rushed medical assessments will affect the outcome of applications

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30 March 2021

A year in a settlement created by Covid

Izwelethu informal settlement or Covid as it is nicknamed started with lockdown in March 2020

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29 March 2021

Cape artists protest against lack of government support

The National Arts Council says R68.4 million has been paid to 512 beneficiaries as part of Covid-19 relief

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29 March 2021

Top scientists slam government for not using AstraZeneca vaccines

“South Africa has squandered the opportunity to protect half a million of its most vulnerable citizens”

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26 March 2021

Zimbabwean mother and daughter start veggie farm after losing jobs during lockdown

Jane Hozheri says they are making more money farming than in their previous jobs

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24 March 2021

Military health workers denied Covid-19 vaccines

“Endangering [your] own forces is a criminal offence. The surgeon general should resign immediately”

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24 March 2021