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

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South Africa’s level 2 regulations easing the country’s nationwide lockdown. Find out what has changed and what hasn’t in these updated laws.

SA’s lockdown liquor ban: All the spats and stats

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Take a look back at all our reporting on the alcohol ban, whether it helped, and why it was necessary.

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

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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How to play professional sports during #COVID-19

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With these department of sports, arts and culture directives South Africa’s sportsmen and women return to the field, but spectators still cheer from home.

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.

The ABCs of grief – and when to get help

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Thousands of South Africans may already be mourning the loss of their loved ones as the COVID-19 death toll rises. Here’s what to expect.

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

Children can return to nursery schools, but they’ll have to stay far apart and there won’t be any outings.

Can you be forced to quarantine in a state facility?

There’s a difference between quarantine and isolation — but in both cases, you can’t refuse to comply with the regulations.

COVID-19 casualties: Why medical aids are keen on saving South Africa’s failing medical practices

A new proposal guarantees private doctors at least 70% of what they made before the pandemic hit — but it also helps medical aid schemes’ financial risks in the face of mounting coronavirus claims.

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

Tourism directives allowing certain hospitality services to reopen their doors. These include restaurants, hotels, conference venues and casinos.

Sorry, no scalp massages: Hairdresser rules under #level3lockdown

Itching to get your hair and nails done during lockdown? Well, now you can visit your stylist — but make sure to book an appointment and bring your mask.

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.

Reopening South Africa’s Universities

A summary of South Africa’s department of higher education and training directives on the phased reopening of universities and higher education institutions. What university staff and students can expect under South Africa’s coronavirus lockdown.

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 with COVID-19.  

What does COVID-19 mean for people with HIV and TB? Check out the data

Plus, why new, simpler TB prevention medication couldn't come at a better time for South Africa. Check out these resources from our latest webinar.

How to bury someone who died of COVID-19

The health department has released directives outlining how patients who succumbed to COVID-19 are to be handled and buried.