Five tips for reporting on medical negligence – without getting into legal trouble yourself

Between understanding medical terminology and decoding legal documents, reporting on negligence cases can be complicated. A media lawyer shares her expert tips for journalists.

Read South Africa’s national, provincial COVID-19 projections in full

Go behind the headlines and take a look at the projections in detail in these newly released reports. Publication Titles: Estimating cases for COVID-19 in...
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Level 3 lockdown: You can buy booze again, but there’s a catch. Read the...

Resource details: Publication title: Determination of alert levels / hotspots and amendment of regulations issued in terms of section 27(2) Author(s): Department of Cooperative Governance and...

No masks, no school. Find out what the new school year looks like

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Here’s what the rest of the school year will look like for learners in South Africa as the country continues to adjust to life...

Adjusted level 3 lockdown: Six things you can or can’t do

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Lockdown regulations have been eased, and you can now buy booze again and go to restaurants, but not wearing a mask remains a criminal offence and the 10pm to 4am curfew remains in place

South African guidelines for the testing and treatment of the new coronavirus

Author(s): National Institute for Communicable Diseases (David Anderson, Lucille Blumberg, Cheryl Cohen, Tendesayi Kufa-Chakezha, Shaheen Mehtar, Natalie Mayet, Jeremy Nel). Publication date: 27 March What: These are...

No child’s play: Will social distancing work on playgrounds?

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Children can return to nursery schools, but they’ll have to stay far apart and there won’t be any outings Resource details: Publication title: Directions on...
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Lockdown laws: South Africa’s amended regulations

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South Africa’s efforts to stymie the spread of the new coronavirus continue with new regulations gazetted by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister,...

From the frontlines: Which type of health worker is most likely to get COVID-19?

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Despite being among those at highest risk of contracting the new coronavirus, information about infections among healthcare workers in South Africa has been scarce. But Health Minister Zweli Mkhize recently released new numbers detailing how the outbreak has impacted health workers across the country.
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Wanderlust during the pandemic: Should you swim in a hotel’s pool?

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A lot has changed for restaurants — from how they lay out their seating to the way they wash their dishes and linen....

How to bury someone who died of COVID-19

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The health department has released directives outlining how patients who succumbed to COVID-19 are to be handled and buried. Resource details: Publication title: Amended health directions Author(s):...

Full report: How 135 people at St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban got COVID-19

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The report outlines in detail how SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, spread through Netcare's 149-bed facility in Durban Resource details: Publication: Report into a nosocomial outbreak of coronavirus...

Explained: This is how advances in HIV medicines helped turn the tide on a...

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The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted access to services for HIV prevention and treatment — but before that great progress had been made in these areas. An ever-expanding toolkit of new interventions and medications has helped turn what was once a death sentence into a manageable chronic condition. Find out more.
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South Africa guidelines for contact tracing of COVID-19 patients, health promotion and handling of...

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Guidelines on how we navigate home and work during the coronavirus pandemic. Resource details: Publication title: COVID-19 Environmental Health GuidelinesAuthor(s): Department of HealthPublication date: 16 March...

Overseas trips & a midnight curfew: This is life in lockdown level 1

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You can hang out with your friends for two hours longer but night clubs are still off limits. Here’s what else is new. Resource details: Publication...
South Africa has the eighth highest rate of suicide in the world

‘Your life is altered, but it’s not the end’: Life with HIV, stigma and...

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The dark days of the HIV pandemic are over, but patients still face social stigma and emotional distress that can push them to stop...