COVID-19

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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News | 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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News | 12 November 2021

Health activists call for patent law reform

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

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News | 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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News | 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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News | 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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GroundView | 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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News | 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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Brief | 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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Science | 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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Science | 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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Video | 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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GroundView | 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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Brief | 12 October 2021

Refugees who arrived after lockdown have no way to apply for asylum

Asylum application backlog set to grow, with Refugee Reception Offices closed since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic

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News | 8 October 2021