COVID-19

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

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

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News | 26 January 2022

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

How vaccination nudges our immune systems

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Science | 26 January 2022

Eastern Cape health workers warn about staff shortages

2,700 contracts not being renewed by health department

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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

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The health department has withdrawn welcome changes to isolation, quarantine and contact tracing policies

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Opinion | 29 December 2021

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

Public health experts propose relaxing Covid rules

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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

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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

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Analysis | 13 December 2021

Ventilation is key to controlling Covid

We need a national project to improve the air we breathe in buildings and vehicles

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Opinion | 10 December 2021

Booster vaccines must be offered to older people immediately

The six month gap is too long. It should be reduced to four.

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Opinion | 9 December 2021

Researchers to regain access to vital vaccine data

Medical Research Council issues upbeat statement after meeting with health department

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Brief | 8 December 2021

The paradox of infection and vaccination statistics

Does it seem like a lot of your vaccinated friends are infected with Covid? That doesn’t mean the vaccines aren’t working

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Science | 8 December 2021

New court case launched to stop Shell’s seismic survey on Wild Coast

Case due to be heard by same judge who ruled against activists last week

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Law | 6 December 2021

Vaccine rollout: the government has made three mistakes

As a result, we have at least 13 million unused vaccines

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Analysis | 6 December 2021