Covid-19

Vendor’s relief as permit payments suspended for another six months

Customers were lost during the Covid pandemic, says Claremont fruit and vegetable trader

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News | 24 May 2022

Dirty air is invisible, but a real threat to health

Here’s how we can keep the air healthy at home, at work and on public transport

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Science | 18 May 2022

No severance pay for employee who refused Covid vaccination

Her refusal was unreasonable, CCMA rules

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Law | 17 May 2022

Two years into the Covid disaster, where do we stand?

Far fewer people are dying but the disease remains extremely serious

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Science | 12 May 2022

Early childhood development: hundreds of centres are still waiting for their Covid money

More than 1,700 have not yet been paid out in the Western Cape alone

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Brief | 11 May 2022

Diep River floodplain families will fight eviction

The City of Cape Town has started an eviction process now that the moratorium has lifted with the end of the State of Disaster

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News | 12 April 2022

Prison visits reinstated as National State of Disaster ends

Covid mandatory protocols and regulations will still be adhered to during visits

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Brief | 7 April 2022

New code on vaccination in the workplace

A code of practice will replace the current Covid directions when the National State of Disaster lapses

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Law | 18 March 2022

Crèche owners protest at Parliament, demanding outstanding grants

Early childhood development centres want all money paid out by the end of the month

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News | 17 March 2022

Workers protest in Gauteng, demand health department give them jobs

Union says those who helped during Covid epidemic must get permanent employment

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Brief | 17 March 2022

Labour Court dismisses challenge to Covid vaccination policy

Case provides clarity on when a company vaccination policy will be lawful

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Law | 15 March 2022

CCMA upholds yet another “anti-vaxxer” dismissal

But commissioners awarded the worker compensation because his employer fired him on WhatsApp and without proper consultation

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Law | 14 March 2022

What the latest blood donor survey shows about Covid

About 70% of people had already been infected before omicron hit

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News | 16 February 2022

Has the national government abandoned vaccination?

Vaccine uptake has dropped dramatically and there appears to be no push from the President or the national health department to change this

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Analysis | 16 February 2022

Committee to decide on Pfizer vaccine for adolescents

This follows an appeal by vaccine sceptics against SAHPRA’s decision to approve this Covid vaccine for teenagers

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Brief | 4 February 2022

Anti-vax employees can be suspended, says CCMA in second ruling

Commission finds employee’s defence “baseless and without any support, theological or scientific”

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News | 31 January 2022