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...

Q&A: When will you be able to board a plane again?

Quarraisha and Salim Abdool Karim both serve on the ministerial committee that advises President Cyril Ramaphosa on South Africa’s COVID-19 response....
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Five ways to host a webinar that works during COVID-19

Bhekisisa just wrapped up its first online event, which was presented in partnership with the South African Health Technologies Advocacy Coalition. Here...

If your Twitter timeline is full of mentions of a fabled Madagascar cure for...

Africa Check separates fact from fiction when it comes to the lastest unproven treatment being peddled for the new coronavirus.

Seizures of illicit chloroquine skyrocket during COVID-19 outbreak — Interpol

With substandard medicines already in wide circulation, fears are growing that coronavirus could create a lethal ‘parallel crisis’.
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Farmworkers: No gloves, no masks, no water

The Collective of African Workers, a grassroots organisation campaigning for an end to the shanty towns in one of Spain's most...
Community COVID19 testing in Alexandra Gauteng

Expect COVID-19 outbreaks after the end of lockdown

It’s a new normal, warn South Africa’s leading coronavirus scientists. And schools and workplaces won’t be exempt from seeing sporadic outbreaks...