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Should doctors prescribe chloroquine to COVID-19 patients?

With information about the new coronavirus spreading faster than the virus itself, you may be hearing a lot about chloroquine as a treatment. We give you the facts.

A letter to my HIV: ‘Because of you…’

It took her parents, it changed the way she saw herself at times, it reaffirmed her purpose in life ... then...
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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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Why preventing TB could be as easy as 1, 2, 3HP

In April, South Africa is expected to roll out a new and easier way to prevent the leading cause of natural death in the country to four districts. Find out what you need to know.
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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.

The COVID-19 lockdown has bought South Africa time, but the country is unlikely to...

Scientists say it's likely that South Africa's decision to embark on a national lockdown early in its Covid-19 outbreak turned...
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[WATCH] Who will pay for the NHI — will it work like your medical...

Just like your medical scheme, the National Health Insurance scheme will buy health services on your behalf. But in new ways....
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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.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa announces 21-day national lockdown to stem coronavirus outbreak

Addressing the nation, President Cyril Ramaphosa announces a far-reaching economic package to safeguard livelihoods during the lockdown as the country looks to...
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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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Wheelchairs of thunder: Races with a difference

Every year the folks over at Madwaleni Hospital host The Rolling Hills Races for people living with disabilities.
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‘Why do you want to be a woman when you are not’: Love, acceptance...

In a world where transgender people face stigma and discrimination every day, these clinics are trying to make their lives easier.

[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...
Premier David Makhura

Gauteng homeless to shelter at schools during lockdown, school holidays may be scrapped

With more than 300 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, Gauteng continues to be the epicentre of the country's outbreak. Find...
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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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Meet the healthcare workers filling the gap when doctors and nurses are few and...

When a rural hospital brought this woman into its multidrug-resistant TB programme, it saw a 20% jump in the people who were cured. The catch? She’s not even a doctor.