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Covid-19 policy briefs must be realistic: a review by young southern African scientists

Just over a year after the coronavirus was first reported in China countries are still reeling from its effects. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes Covid-19 disease...

By Puleng Segalo, Adeyemi Oladapo Arem, Pradeep Kumar 2 days ago

A healthcare worker fills a syringe with a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images
Some key questions answered on Covid-19 vaccines for African countries

Vaccines for Covid-19 are generating a lot of talk. To shed some light on which vaccines are available for countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and how the process will work...

By Ina Skosana & Ozayr Patel 2 days ago

Willowton and Gift of The Givers unite to fight Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa

Willowton Group presented international charity organisation, Gift of the Givers, with a R1.5m donation to assist in the fight against the second wave of Covid-19 in South Africa...

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Are SA employers allowed to implement a compulsory Covid-19 vaccine policy? (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this article, we looked at the legalities of mandatory Covid-19 vaccine policies. Here, we consider whether compulsory testing of employees for the coronavirus is allowed...

By Jason Whyte 2 days ago

How Covid-19 will affect sponsorships in the entertainment industry

One of the industries that continues to be severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic is the entertainment industry. Bandile Mngoma, sponsorships manager at Old Mutual, discusses the repercussions for local talent and the music industry...

By Bandile Mngoma 3 days ago

Will vaccines eradicate SARS-CoV-2?

In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, many doctors, researchers, journalists and public health officials spent considerable energy describing how the SARS-CoV-2 virus was not "just another flu"...

By James Stent 18 Jan 2021

Liquor Traders Formation requests urgent meeting with Ramaphosa

The Liquor Traders Formation has requested an urgent meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa to discuss ending the third alcohol sales ban currently in place...

18 Jan 2021

How to build a travel bucket list in the age of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way we live in every aspect including travel - which will certainly last in the years to come...

18 Jan 2021

South Africa failed to get its act together on vaccines: here's how

South Africa has an estimated population approaching 60 million. To achieve herd immunity against Covid19, the government recently set the ambitious goal of vaccinating 67% of the population...

By Shabir A Madhi 18 Jan 2021

Are SA employers allowed to implement a compulsory Covid-19 vaccine policy? (Part 1)

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, global efforts have successfully developed both expedited means of testing for the virus and, more recently, vaccines...

By Jason Whyte 15 Jan 2021

Mzwandile Nzimande aka DJ1D dies after testing positive for Covid-19

Mzwandile Nzimande, also known as DJ1D, has died. The Nzimande family confirmed that he died on Wednesday, 13 January 2020 at 9am at the Olivedale Clinic in Johannesburg after testing positive for Covid-19...

15 Jan 2021

Ivermectin and Covid-19: Why it's promising but why we need to be cautious

There is a clamour by some people for ivermectin to be approved by the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) to treat Covid-19...

By Rufaro Samanga 15 Jan 2021

Making a hospital space feel psychologically safer helped South African health workers

In a busy South African hospital recently, teams of nurses and doctors were given an unusual task. They had to figure out who could build the tallest freestanding structure out of nothing but spaghetti sticks and then balance a marshmallow on top. They had 20 minutes to work it out...

By Hamieda Parker 15 Jan 2021



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