These health workers are more likely to die from COVID-19. Unions say not enough...

People who are over the age of 50, obese or living with diabetes or high blood pressure are more likely to...

Q&A: Nine things to know about Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial

In about a year we’re likely to know if a candidate vaccine we’re starting to test this week, is effective against...

Eastern Cape health workers wait up to one month for COVID-19 test results

Provinces hard hit by COVID-19 rush to fast-track the diagnosing of health workers as South Africa’s cases surge

Unions, activists call for Cape Town COVID-19 clinical trial to be stopped

The study is investigating whether a tuberculosis vaccine typically given to newborns could protect at-risk hospital workers from serious COVID-19.
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#PoliceBrutality: ‘They have killed us more than corona’

As the killing of George Floyd sparked protests worldwide, Kenyans marched against local police brutality during the country's coronavirus curfew.

People living with HIV, TB at two to three-fold higher risk of COVID-19 death

The Western Cape has released South Africa’s first local data, which finds that although people with these common illnesses are more vulnerable to COVID-19, they are less likely to die from the new coronavirus than many previously thought.

Cape Town COVID-19 vaccine trial comes under fire from activists

The small study looking to repurpose an old TB vaccine could help add to a growing field of science that asks, can you really reprogramme your immune system?

Coronavirus fact check: Does the ‘recycled’ air on planes really put you at a...

Some airlines have decided to leave middle seats open to help practice social distancing but an industry body says it's not...

Government said no to alcohol sales during lockdown but said yes to the industry’s...

Industry influence and government spats stalled regulations that could have curbed harmful alcohol use in South Africa nearly a decade ago. 

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.

Between two devils: Why hospitals must act fast to prevent health worker deaths

 A new investigative report details the rapid spread of coronavirus disease in St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban, and how it could...

How one COVID-19 case at St Augustine’s Hospital led to 135 infections within 51...

The coronavirus spread rapidly through Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital and beyond and made up 14% of KwaZulu-Natal’s infections by the end...
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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...

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...

National COVID-19 testing backlog means patients wait up to 10 days for results

Testing delays stoke fears that COVID-19 figures may be under-estimated. Western Cape...