Tours, trips and travel: Why vaccine passports may be a route back to normal...

After a year of lockdowns and restrictions, vaccine passports could allow people to travel more freely within their communities, enter other countries or engage in leisure activities that were largely prohibited during the COVID pandemic. But they also have the potential to further divide the global rich from the global poor.
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Nurses and doctors: ‘We are forced to reuse masks’

Is it time to start mining… for masks? Why some doctors are getting creative to meet the growing demand for this medical equipment. Healthcare workers...

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?

Nearing the finish line: What do the latest COVID vaccine results mean?

The race for a COVID vaccine has four candidates nearing the finish line — with some getting ready to roll out before the end of the year. But what do the reported efficacy results actually mean and how much will doses cost? We break it down.

When will you get your COVID jab? Find out

Struggling to figure out when your turn for a COVID vaccine will arrive? Bhekisisa and Media Hack have teamed up to create infographics that make it easier to decipher. This is a living document: when the timeline or guidelines change, we will create an updated graphic and upload it here.

These six countries are likely to go to war for water in 2020

Tension over water scarcity is increasing across the globe. A new system flags up where this threatens to erupt into violence. Researchers from six organisations...
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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 with engineers and...

From hunger to abuse: Seven women tell us how COVID has devastated their lives

Experts fear the COVID-19 pandemic may set gender equality back decades. Here, seven women explain the struggles it has brought and their hopes for...

SA’s COVID vaccine roll-out is a go. Find out where health workers can get...

Eighty thousand Johnson & Johnson jabs will touch down at OR Tambo International Airport today and be distributed to 16 sites across the country where healthcare workers will be vaccinated. Find out more.

J&J will deliver 2-million new jabs to SA – within 2 weeks, says...

Johnson & Johnson plans to replace our two million unusable jabs by July. The vaccines are unsuitable for use and must be destroyed, while the country’s vaccination programme lags behind schedule.

Coronavirus in SA: Next case unlikely to come from repatriated South Africans

Students set to be repatriated also report an air of secrecy around their final destination and have been told not to divulge the quarantine’s...

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. In our recent...

South Africans aren’t being protected from fake sanitisers: What needs to be done

Sanitiser stockouts left governments to turn to more unconventional suppliers at the beginning of the year. Here’s why a lack of regulations in South...

Vaccine history, part 1: What can we learn from measles?

Measles is one of the world’s most contagious diseases. But cases almost completely disappeared through mass vaccination campaigns. As we once again attempt to end a pandemic through vaccines, here are some lessons to take away for the roll-out of COVID jabs.