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...
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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...

Are you a COVID-19 health worker? We’d like to tell your story

Whether you work in a hospital in the epicentre of South Africa’s COVID-19 outbreak in Cape Town or a clinic in...
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From Central Park to Nasrec, the COVID-19 field hospitals of today are shaping the...

South Africa is scrambling to set up field hospitals in places such as the Nasrec Expo and Durban International Convention centres...
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HPCSA: No plans to include foreign-trained healthcare workers in COVID-19 response

Fast-tracking unregistered healthcare workers into the system isn’t without its risks, but it’s not without its solutions either, say foreign-trained doctors....

Party’s over: Ramaphosa rejects demands to lift alcohol ban

The liquor ban may have contributed to nearly a 60% drop in trauma admissions, according to new research seen by Bhekisisa...
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Will Ramaphosa announce an end to South Africa’s national alcohol ban today?

South Africa loses about 170 citizens to alcohol-related deaths each day, research shows. (Delwyn Verasamy, M&G)
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Four times healthcare workers came up with creative solutions to coronavirus problems

Doctors and nurses around the world aren’t just pulling long hours on the frontlines of the coronavirus outbreak, they’re teaming up...

‘Everyone should wear a cloth mask.’ But do they work?

Guidelines around the world are changing to recommend the use of masks. But you still shouldn’t be buying medical masks -...

Home sweet hell: Calls for help surge from women locked down with abusers

Research from previous crises suggests violence against women and children will only get worse as the pandemic rages on.