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Beaten, shot and homeless: Here’s what COVID evictions look like

During South Africa’s national COVID-19 lockdown, there have been a string of evictions by the City of Cape Town. A recent judgement ruled that the city is not allowed to evict people or demolish their homes without a court order. But for some, it’s already too late.
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ICYMI: Here’s what South Africa’s level 2 lockdown will look like

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa address to the nation on Saturday, 15 August 2020, the National Coronavirus Command Council will brief the media on the regulations as South Africa moves to level two of its national lockdown for COVID-19.
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ICYMI: SA moves to lockdown level 2, alcohol and tobacco sales unbanned

Most of the restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the new coronavirus have been lifted. The 10pm to 4am curfew remains. Watch the President’s speech for more details.
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Inside Nasrec field hospital’s red zone

Research shows that COVID-19 positive patients on oxygen are often depressed and anxious. Here's how one health facility deals with it.
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Winter queues and COVID grants: ‘We are hungry and sleep here every day’

Imagine lining up for days for R350 or a small pension. You run out of food, share blankets and huddle together to brace against the cold — because it’s the only way you know to survive.

ICYMI: All public schools will be closed for the next four weeks

President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation about the country’s ongoing measures to manage the spread of the coronavirus through the implementation of a risk-adjusted strategy.
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‘There is one toilet for eight COVID doctors and this is also used by...

Bhekisisa asked 29 doctors and nurses about their fears, access to protective gear and whether they’ve been tested for COVID-19
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COVID EVICTIONS: ‘We’re humans, not pigs’

When a naked Bulelani Qolani was dragged out of his Khayelitsha shack in June, it wasn’t the first eviction residents like him experienced — and it won’t be the last. But where must they go?
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ICYMI: The booze ban is back. Find out what else has changed

President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses South Africa as the country's active coronavirus disease cases surge past 130 000.
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Why are scientists testing a TB vaccine to see if it protects against COVID-19?

Research suggests that this TB jab could help with more than just TB. Now scientists are testing the vaccine to see if it will help protect the continent from COVID-19.
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Masks, taxis and fear: How COVID-19 has changed township life

The novel coronavirus has swept through Khayelitsha in the Western Cape — and so has the fear of contracting it.
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[WATCH IT AGAIN] Ramaphosa: 21 women, children killed in last two weeks

Ramaphosa's address comes just days after a new spate of high-profile murders of women allegedly by their partners.
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[Watch it again] Why TB and HIV deaths may increase during COVID-19

What will happen to HIV and TB under COVID-19? Our editor-in-chief Mia Malan spoke to an excellent panel to answer this question.

[Watch it again] South Africa’s Basic Education Minister’s briefing on reopening schools

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, briefed the South African media and public on when South Africa would be ready to reopen...

[Watch it again] Health minister briefing on COVID-19 plans for level 3 lockdown

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, joined by members of the Ministerial Advisory Committee, senior officials from the Department of Health and the leadership of Health Entities including SAHPRA, NHLS and NICD will hold a press briefing on COVID-19 health interventions ahead of the country’s move to alert level three.
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[Watch it again] What will South Africa’s new level three lockdown regulations mean for...

Ministers Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Ebrahim Patel briefed the nation on what new, level three lockdown regulations will look like as the...