COVID-19

Covid-19 beach closures put paid to more than 20 years work as a car guard

“This job gave me a sense of independence and pride”

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25 January 2021

Nearly 85,000 older South Africans have probably died from Covid-19

Pensioners at high risk and easily ignored

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25 January 2021

Can you be reinfected with the new Covid-19 variant? And how effective will vaccines be against it?

We don’t know the answers yet, but a local study sheds some light

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25 January 2021

Over 100,000 South Africans have probably died of Covid-19

Latest MRC report shows over 16,000 excess deaths in week ending 16 January

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24 January 2021

“I have tried all the tricks … but with no success” says frustrated Covid-19 grant applicant

Despite new Post Office system, snaking queues are the norm in Port Elizabeth

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22 January 2021

Disability grants: SASSA promises to clear Western Cape backlog by end of March

Extra doctors have been brought in, SASSA executive tells Western Cape legislature

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21 January 2021

UK accused of poaching health workers from poorer countries

It’s “insensitive” and “morally questionable”, write two doctors in the South African Medical Journal

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21 January 2021

Covid-19 grant beneficiaries pay up to R150 for a place in post office queue

“South Africa is like that, if you don’t have money you can’t have access to things”

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20 January 2021

Have retired judges been given the chop?

They have been helping to clear the Gauteng backlog but have been informed that their services are no longer needed

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20 January 2021

Police probe use of water cannon against social grant applicants

SASSA admits it’s in “crisis mode”

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20 January 2021

Edendale hospital loses nine staff to Covid-19 in one week, says NEHAWU

“You ask yourself who is next and it is scary”

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19 January 2021

Covid-19 beach closures hit small businesses in Plettenberg Bay

Plett Tourism says tourism has dropped by half

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19 January 2021

Covid-19: Has the alcohol ban helped?

A study at Groote Schuur Hospital suggests it has freed up much-needed beds

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19 January 2021

Teachers are the unsung heroes of the Covid-19 pandemic

Extra hours, extra classes, WhatsApp calls into the night: it’s the teachers who listened and nurtured and cared

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19 January 2021

Covid-19: this second wave is relentless, say paramedics

“This virus has totally changed the way that we work”

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18 January 2021