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

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

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...

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
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Updated Coronavirus testing guide: A quick reference for South African healthcare workers

An updated version of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases’  reference guide for health workers testing for the new coronavirus.

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 
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...

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

Keen to join the People’s Vaccine Campaign? Here’s what it’s about

South Africa’s government cannot handle the COVID-19 vaccine rollout alone, these activists say. That’s why it’s time for citizens to get involved in this ‘life or death’ issue.

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...

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

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

The ABCs of grief – and when to get help

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

These steroids can help treat some COVID-19 patients, but not all

For patients who are very ill with COVID-19, 10 days of treatment with anti-inflammatories can work wonders, but the opposite is...

Who’s new on SA’s COVID-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee?

Plus, find out what powers the expert group has. Update : On 28 September Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced...

Life under Level 1: Here’s what international travel looks like

South Africa has partially re-opened its borders, as it moves to the lowest alert level of the national lockdown. Although international flights are now back on the table, there are going to be some changes. Here’s what you need to know before getting to the airport.
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Where can South Africa’s healthcare workers get a COVID vaccine?

More COVID vaccines are arriving in South Africa over the next few weeks. These jabs are allocated for healthcare workers as part of the Sisonke trial. Find out where they'll be available.

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

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.

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. Resource details: