The booze ban is back: How many hospital beds will it save?

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.

Podcast: What does HPV mean for my sex life?

Me and My is our new podcast series for young women. In our first episode we explore what HPV means for you and your sex life: When should you get your Pap smear and how often? Can you still get vaccinated against HPV as an adult?

[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...
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ICYMI: Find out how to apply for the new COVID-19 grant

Find out how to apply for the new COVID-19 grant.

COVID-19: When 25 people are sharing a toilet

How do you practice social distancing when you live in a one room house with ten other people?
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ICYMI: Campuses remain closed, grades 7 and 12 back to school on 1 June

Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga and Minister of Higher Education and Training, Science and Innovation, Blade Nzimande give an update on how and when schools will start reopening.

[Watch it again] Expect COVID-19 outbreaks after lockdown ends. But here’s why you shouldn’t...

Scientists Quarraisha and Salim Abdool Karim are helping guide South Africa's response to the coronavirus outbreak. Find out what they think is in store for the country in our first webinar with our executive director Mia Malan.
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Mkhize: Incoming Cuban doctors should not be seen as a threat to anyone’s job

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize discusses the next phase of the country's response to COVID-19, including the lockdown and technical assistance from Cuba in the form of more than 150 health experts and doctors. Plus, health MECs update the country on the state of provincial responses in this briefing.

Four differences between PCR and antibody tests

By the end of April, South Africa has to test twelve times more people per day than it currently does. That’s why we’re looking at introducing rapid antibody tests.
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ICYMI: Higher Education Minister on how South Africans are coping with COVID-19 lockdown

The Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation, Dr Blade Nzimande, will release the outcome of the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) second part of the public perception survey on the impact of the coronavirus on South Africans.

ICYMI: More than 1,5 million workers to return to work from 1 May

That includes legal and acconting services, manufacturing, and retail, minister of trade and industry Ebrahim Patel explained. Watch the full briefing...
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Ramaphosa: COVID-19 lockdown regulations to ease on 1 May but it’s not business as...

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, addresses the nation on the measures to be taken to re-open the country and move beyond the nation-wide lockdown.
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Former Tshwane DA councillor’s damning COVID-19 voice note: ‘Don’t get mad at me when...

Former ward counsillor Shaun Wilkinson has told residents to stop handing out food to the homeless after he mistakenly blamed the death of a child from diarrheal disease on a man searching for food in a bin. Experts say Wilkinson’s comments are abhorrent and demonstrate dangerously little knowledge of how disease actually spreads.
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ICYMI: President Ramaphosa announces social, economic relief measures during COVID-19 outbreak

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to highlight economic and social relief measures for people in South Africa amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Will South Africa’s younger population lead to fewer COVID-19 deaths?

Across the world, the new coronavirus has hit the elderly the hardest. But in a relatively young South Africa, could age work in our favour?
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Will the TB vaccine you got as a baby protect you against COVID-19?

If you’ve heard that the BCG vaccine will keep you safe from the new coronavirus, you’ve heard wrong. There’s no evidence to back this yet, says Salim Abdool Karim.