COVID-19

Sex Workers Pride celebrated with vaccinations and calls for decriminalisation

Western Cape MEC for Health Nomafrench Mbombo says criminalisation of sex work makes access to health services more difficult

Text and Photos by Ashraf Hendricks

14 September 2021

Nick Hudson and PANDA are wrong. Believing them is deadly

Vaccines are working in South Africa. Here’s the proof

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14 September 2021

How musicians are helping health workers cope with Covid

The Covid-19 pandemic has exhausted health workers. To boost morale, musicians Graham Alexander and Colin September are performing in the hallways of hospitals.

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13 September 2021

Cape Town centre offers a hot meal and a vaccine to homeless people

“We wanted to create a welcoming and safe space with a meal where people could have access to the vaccine if they choose” says U-Turn’s director Jean-Ray Knighton-Fitt

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13 September 2021

Parents demand more classrooms so learners can return to school full time

The rural school in Limpopo only has two brick classrooms, five mobile classrooms and a zinc sheet classroom for 353 learners

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27 August 2021

People without identity documents could be vaccinated from October - health department

Motorcade promotes Covid vaccination in Nelson Mandela Bay

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26 August 2021

Durban rolls out Covid vaccines for homeless people

But ID required, leaving hundreds of people excluded

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26 August 2021

Taxi drivers block N2 at Plettenberg Bay over Covid-19 relief funds

A meeting between taxi drivers, associations, the municipality and provincial departments of transport and health expected on Friday

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25 August 2021

Developers try to overturn sale of land for Cape Town housing development

Covid-19 triggered a plan to move families from overcrowded Dunoon informal settlements, but more than a year later, they’re still there

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25 August 2021

How Walter the storyteller escaped homelessness

Like many others he lost his home during lockdown and lived rough

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24 August 2021

Many sex workers are battling to get vaccinated

Those who do not have identity documents cannot be registered on the government’s computer system

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24 August 2021

People flock to Nelson Mandela Bay’s pop-up vaccine sites

“I can proudly say that all of us in the family of four have taken the vaccine,” says Gqeberha resident

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23 August 2021

Health department takes vaccination drive to taxi rank

To boost its vaccination numbers KZN is trying various initiatives including drive-through vaccine sites

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23 August 2021

Joburg’s informal traders call for police to stop confiscating their goods

Traders pay between R1,600 and R3,000 to retrieve their stock

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20 August 2021