Labour Court dismisses challenge to Covid vaccination policy

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


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


Law | 14 March 2022

What the latest blood donor survey shows about Covid

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


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


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”


News | 31 January 2022

Dismissal of employee who refused to get vaccinated was fair, rules CCMA

Employee “refused to participate in the creation of a safe working environment”


News | 26 January 2022

Living with Covid - The pandemic has changed and so must our approach to it

How vaccination nudges our immune systems


Science | 26 January 2022

Eastern Cape health workers warn about staff shortages

2,700 contracts not being renewed by health department


News | 25 January 2022

Covid-19: How South Africa differs from the rest of the continent

Deaths have been massively underestimated in Africa

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Science | 19 January 2022

Western Cape study shows why Omicron wave caused less death

High rates of vaccination, past infections and the variant itself helped suppress deaths and hospitalisations


Science | 14 January 2022

Health policy has become a confused mess

The health department has withdrawn welcome changes to isolation, quarantine and contact tracing policies


Opinion | 29 December 2021

Is it time to revise our testing, quarantine and isolation protocols?

Public health experts propose relaxing Covid rules


News | 15 December 2021

#StiekUitVaccinate: Bboys promote Covid vaccination in Mitchells Plain

More than 120 people were vaccinated at the event

Text and Photos by Ashraf Hendricks

Photo Essay | 15 December 2021

We should not let people suffer and die alone in hospital

Restrictive hospital visitor policies don’t make sense anymore


Opinion | 14 December 2021

An optimal vaccine strategy for middle-income countries

A mixture of Chinese-manufactured vaccines and mRNA booster may be the way to go


Analysis | 13 December 2021