India arrests dozens of journalists in clampdown on critics of COVID-19...

Reporters for independent outlets, many in rural areas, say pressure won’t deter them from covering embarrassing stories

The ABCs of grief – and when to get help

Thousands of South Africans may already be mourning the loss of their loved ones as the COVID-19 death toll rises. Here’s...

How to save a life: Easing grief from inside COVID ICUs

An app, a few volunteers, and buy-in from doctors can make the frontlines a kinder place for patients, staff, and families....

Want to do a crash course in epidemiology? Here you go

The COVID-19 crisis has changed a lot about the world — including the scientific knowledge production process. This free course gives...

Winter queues and COVID grants: ‘We are hungry and sleep here...

Imagine lining up for days for R350 or a small pension. You run out of food, share blankets and huddle together to brace against the cold — because it’s the only way you know to survive.

‘Academic boys’ to ‘sex jaros’: What it means to be a...

Toxic masculinities help drive everything from HIV infection rates to gender-based violence. But before we ask, what does it mean to be a ‘man’ in South Africa, should we wonder what it’s like to be a boy?

The lost particles of grief: How COVID-19 is changing death

From grandmothers to gravediggers, the sudden, suffocating deaths of the coronavirus pandemic is affecting people in all sectors of South African...

Why #COVID19 anti-corruption campaigns could make people more likely to pay...

Last week, President Cyril Ramaphosa was clear: COVID-19 funds have been stolen and misused, food parcels have been diverted from households...

A tale of two pandemics: Is COVID-19 repeating the mistakes of...

In South Africa, two outbreaks are colliding and one thing may shape the future of both.

No child’s play: Will social distancing work on playgrounds?

Children can return to nursery schools, but they’ll have to stay far apart and there won’t be any outings