Covid-19

Supreme Court of Appeal reverses controversial ivermectin ruling

There was no evidence to justify Judge Cassim Sardiwalla’s order, says court

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Law | 21 November 2022

Covid: Vaccine drive is running out of steam

Vaccination still helps prevent serious illness and death

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News | 14 November 2022

Liquor Amendment Bill might be further toughened up

Covid experience will have to be taken into account, says Department of Trade and Industry

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News | 18 October 2022

Disabled people moved because of Covid are living in filthy conditions

One man in Gqberha had to build his own ramp into his house

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News | 13 October 2022

Debunking the myth that Africa responded well to Covid

We should not let governments that failed to even count their dead off the hook

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Analysis | 5 September 2022

“I had to borrow R60 for taxis to collect my R350 grant”

Long queues in Makhanda force beneficiaries of Social Relief of Distress grant to return several times

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News | 4 August 2022

Employees’ rights: what does the law say about Covid vaccination?

The situation is in flux after contradictory CCMA rulings. But there is guidance for employers and workers.

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Law | 6 July 2022

Two years later: Over a thousand crèches still not paid Covid relief funds

“We are now in 2022 and not even 60% have been paid” says ECD principal

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News | 24 June 2022

Scientists sound alarm on badly run medical studies

More than half of clinical trials analysed showed a high risk of bias. It was especially bad for drug and alcohol studies.

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Science | 13 June 2022

Covid R350 grant to be paid from mid-June

Payments delayed by means testing processes

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News | 6 June 2022

Court moves against looters of R220-million in Covid funds

No reason to unfreeze bank accounts, judge rules

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Law | 6 June 2022

Ivermectin sent back to the worms by medicines regulator

Programme allowing the import and store of controversial drug for use against Covid brought to an end

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Science | 30 May 2022

Nearly everyone in South Africa has Covid antibodies, study shows

Survey of blood donors in March finds 98% of adults are either vaccinated, previously infected or both

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Science | 27 May 2022

Vendor’s relief as permit payments suspended for another six months

Customers were lost during the Covid pandemic, says Claremont fruit and vegetable trader

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News | 24 May 2022

Dirty air is invisible, but a real threat to health

Here’s how we can keep the air healthy at home, at work and on public transport

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Science | 18 May 2022

No severance pay for employee who refused Covid vaccination

Her refusal was unreasonable, CCMA rules

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Law | 17 May 2022