The story of a lifetime: Inside SA’s COVID newsrooms

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What does it take to deliver accurate and engaging vaccine roll-out news during a pandemic? These media heavyweights share the realities and politics of covering COVID in South Africa’s leading newsrooms.
Bite of a Doughnut

Did COVID-19 help Big Business punt harmful products?

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Clever marketing by industries promoting unhealthy products during the pandemic could have negative outcomes for public health, a new report argues Resource details: Publication title: Signalling...

Nearing the second peak under lockdown Level 3: Here are the rules

Following the festive season, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced new measures to deal with the rising number of coronavirus infections. Find out the latest developments in South Africa’s planned response to the epidemic.
Chair of South Africa’s Ministerial Advisory Group on COVID-19.

Coronavirus in South Africa: What happens after lockdown ends?

South Africa may have flattened the curve, but find out why it’s unlikely the country will escape deaths. Find out what it’s doing to...

The SHINE trial – hope for shorter, kinder TB treatment for children

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Preliminary findings from the SHINE trial for children with non-severe TB have been released. What do the results mean for young patients? Watch the...
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...
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Communicating risk and engaging vulnerable communities in the time of the coronavirus

A reference tool for communicators and organisers to better engage vulnerable communities during the coronavirus pandemic. Publication title: COVID-19: How to include marginalised and...

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

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...

What does moral injury feel like? A guide for health workers

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South African health workers have to make difficult treatment decisions every day, but epidemics make it worse. Go inside the moral distress of working...

Beaches, bars and gyms are back: What you can and can’t do under level...

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The curfew stays, you'll have to wear a mask to the gym and you can only order alcohol until 10pm. But you'll be able...

After the ECHO trial: World Health Organisation updates guidance on contraception

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'A woman’s risk of HIV does not restrict her contraceptive choice', say new guidelines released today in the wake of recent findings that the...

No cloth mask, no entry: Rules for restaurants, hotels and casinos under level 3...

Here’s how tourism services can reopen while protecting their employees and patrons from the coronavirus. Resource details: Publication title: Directions to address, prevent and combat the...

How researchers found that a cheap steroid can reduce COVID-19 death rates

The RECOVERY trial in the UK has found that dexamethasone can reduce deaths by one third and those receiving oxygen by one fifth. Resource details: Publication...

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...
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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....

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.