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Are we prepared for the potential pandemic lawsuits against South Africa’s health system?

Society’s goodwill towards the health profession is justified, but in the face of doctors and hospitals having to make difficult decisions when...

[Watch it again] South Africa’s Basic Education Minister’s briefing on reopening schools

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, briefed the South African media and public on when South Africa would be ready to reopen...

Updated South African guidelines for the testing and treatment of the new coronavirus

Resource details: Publication title: Clinical management of suspected or confirmed COVID-19 disease (Version 4) Author(s): National...
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[Watch it again] What will South Africa’s new level three lockdown regulations mean for...

Ministers Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Ebrahim Patel briefed the nation on what new, level three lockdown regulations will look like as the...

After lockdown: Four expert tips for a more sober South Africa

South Africa has a drinking problem but research reveals a few things that could help curb harmful alcohol use in the...

It takes most foreign-trained doctors months to register in South Africa so how did...

The Health Professions Council of South Africa was supposed to have reviewed the curriculum of some international medical schools to help foreign-trained doctors register faster in the country. Two years later, there’s still no list and some doctors are sitting idle amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Past, present and future: What should be shaping Africa’s COVID-19 response

The World Health Organisation estimates that Africa will need up to 25-million respirators monthly. We must ensure that essential medical supplies...

What South Africa’s COVID-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee did and didn’t advise on

Plus, find out what powers the expert group has. Resource details: Publication: Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC)...

Read South Africa’s national, provincial COVID-19 projections in full

Go behind the headlines and take a look at the projections in detail in these newly released reports.
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South Africa could see 40 000 COVID-19 deaths by November

South Africa won’t have enough hospital beds to treat COVID-19 patients as symptomatic cases of COVID-19 could surpass a million by...

If we invested in this today, South Africa could save billions — and fight...

Community healthcare workers have become what some have called our “heroes on the ground” during COVID-19. By keeping more people healthier...

Politicking, pandemics and prestige: What’s really behind the squabbles at South Africa’s high-level COVID-19...

The sphere of the politics of science is intense and complex — the larger the problem, the bigger the payoff to...
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Why South Africa banned alcohol under the COVID-19 lockdown

Some South Africans are making a lot of noise about the ban on alcohol sales during the country's COVID-19 response. So why did the country go dry? Take a look at the numbers behind the decision.

[Watch it again] Parts of South Africa likely to move to level three lockdown...

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the nation Wednesday night about the country's ongoing measures to manage the spread of...

South Africa can’t get enough COVID-19 testing supplies. Here’s why we should be making...

A global shortage of the chemicals needed to test for the new coronavirus is crippling South Africa’s COVID-19 testing campaign and...

How to fix South Africa’s backlog in COVID-19 tests

The COVID-19 outbreak has overwhelmed our laboratories. Many labs can no longer deliver results within 24 hours and for some, these...