Covid-19

Covid-19: Police arrest shopkeeper for trading without a permit

Shop was selling food and is exempt under disaster regulations

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Brief | 31 March 2020

Covid-19: Premier Mabuyane witnesses huge queues for social grants

“Our biggest concern is when the virus reaches rural areas and townships”

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Brief | 30 March 2020

Covid-19: Busy roads, long queues and children playing in the streets of Port Elizabeth

Pensioners queue among mass of shoppers to collect social grants

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Brief | 30 March 2020

Covid-19: eThekwini accused of defying ban on evictions

All evictions suspended by government

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News | 30 March 2020

Covid-19: 76 economists say government can do more to protect the economy

Open letter to President Ramaphosa and the Cabinet from South African economists, economic and business analysts

Opinion | 30 March 2020

How many people could die of Covid-19 in South Africa?

Researchers estimate deaths based on Chinese and Italian data. But we can take action to stop the worst outcomes

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Science | 29 March 2020

Covid-19: Homeless people in Muizenberg are afraid and anxious

“No one has talked to us about the virus. We don’t know what it can do to us. All we know is that you must wash your hands.”

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Brief | 27 March 2020

In photos: Day one of lockdown

Soldiers and police patrol streets asking residents to stay at home

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Photo Essay | 27 March 2020

Covid-19: Police shut immigrant-owned spaza shops after Minister’s xenophobic statement

Open shops for us to buy locally and obey lockdown, say township residents

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News | 27 March 2020

Covid-19: Here’s a possible source of funds for social grants

Cash Paymaster Services could pay back profits as ordered by Constitutional Court

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GroundView | 27 March 2020

Covid-19: Some sex workers move online as SA heads into lockdown

SWEAT and Sonke call for fast-tracking of law reform and decriminalisation of sex work

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Brief | 27 March 2020

“Our entire livelihoods are coming to a standstill” says waste picker

Informal sector workers’ plea to be included in UIF provisions during the lockdown

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News | 27 March 2020

A message for police and soldiers: We support what you’re doing but do it gently

Our constitutional democracy should not be placed at risk by the Covid-19 lockdown

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GroundView | 26 March 2020

Informal settlement residents demand water ahead of lockdown

“Everybody says that the most vulnerable will be protected but what has the government done to make sure the most vulnerable have access to water?”

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News | 26 March 2020

Covid-19: Lockdown hits informal traders

Many traders have no savings and without any income they don’t know how they will make it through the next 21 days

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News | 26 March 2020