Q&A: Six things you’d want to know about COVID jabs
South Africa is on the verge of rolling out COVID vaccines widely, but can we vaccinate children and pregnant women, and which jabs work against the 501Y.V2 variants identified in South Africa? We asked the epidemiologist and former ministerial advisory committee chairperson, Salim Adbool Karim.
Welcome to the wonderful world of vaccination. Here’s why young people should get the...
Are you confused about COVID vaccines? A lot of young people are on the fence about whether they should get their jab or not. To put your mind at ease, we had an infectious diseases expert break it down.
‘I’m safe because you’re safe’: How COVID-19 brought science into our homes
Leading epidemiologists come together to discuss how COVID-19 has changed the meaning and process of science in this lecture presented by South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Embassy of Sweden.
What kinds of clothes can you buy in-store under level four lockdown?
Keeping covered up under lockdown. The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition’s regulations on in-store clothes sales.
COVID coverings for kids — the World Health Organisation’s mask guidelines
Here is a summary of the health authority’s recommendations for children younger than 18 wearing facial masks to curb COVID-19.
South Africa guidelines for contact tracing of COVID-19 patients, health promotion and handling of...
Guidelines on how we navigate home and work during the coronavirus pandemic.
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...
Level 3 lockdown: You can buy booze again, but there’s a catch. Read the...
On 1 June, South Africa will move to a level three COVID-19 lockdown. What does it mean for you? Read the regulations.
People without medical aid can now do walk-ins at private sites. How does it...
The health department has issued new guidance on how South Africa’s COVID vaccination sites should handle “walk-ins”. We unpack the document from how it works to who is covered.
Back to school — again. Can parents decide to keep their children out of...
Learning continues under lockdown level 3 as the South African school year resumes, again. These department of basic education directives tell you what to expect for the rest of the school year.
What does moral injury feel like? A guide for health workers
South African health workers have to make difficult treatment decisions every day, but epidemics make it worse. Go inside the moral distress of working on the COVID-19 and HIV frontlines with two doctors who saw it first-hand.
SA’s lockdown liquor ban: All the spats and stats
Take a look back at all our reporting on the alcohol ban, whether it helped, and why it was necessary.
Lockdown laws: South Africa’s amended regulations
To curb the spread of the new coronavirus, South Africa instated a national lockdown. What do CoGTA’s amended regulations mean for you?
COVID lessons for South Africa’s National Health Insurance
What implementation lessons can we transfer from the country’s COVID vaccine roll-out to universal access to healthcare? We ask our panel of experts.
Updated South African guidelines for the testing and treatment of the new coronavirus
A resource summary of the updated COVID-19 testing and management guidelines from South Africa's National Department of Health and National Institute for Communicable Diseases.
Asked and answered: Six things you need to know about the new COVID variant...
In December 2020, scientists announced that a new variant of the coronavirus had been identified in South Africa. Here's a look at what we've learnt in the past month about the new variant that is driving the country's second wave of infections.