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....
Microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19

The World Health Organisation’s Solidarity trial testing possible COVID-19 treatments

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A closer look at the study set to take place in multiple countries, including South Africa. More than 70 countries have already confirmed they...

Mapping a virus: Tracking the spread of South Africa’s COVID-19 outbreak

In March 2020, South Africa confirmed its first case of COVID-19. Seven months later the country had just over 650 000 people who had...

COVID lessons for South Africa’s National Health Insurance

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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.

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):...

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.

Back to school — again. Can parents decide to keep their children out of...

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Learning continues under lockdown level 3 as the South African school year resumes, again. These department of basic education directives tell you what to...

How epidemics like COVID-19 increase violence against women and children

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When crises hit, gender-roles can not only influence who gets care and when, but also who bears the brunt of violence during emergencies, argues...

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...

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. Resource...
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How to play professional sports during #COVID-19

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South Africa’s sportsmen and women return to the field, but spectators still cheer from home. And, the latest to-do list for sports bodies. Resource...
Chair of South Africa’s Ministerial Advisory Group on COVID-19.

Coronavirus in South Africa: What happens after lockdown ends?

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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...

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...

Bhekisisa wrapped: Our greatest hits from 2021

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As the second year of coronavirus pandemic reporting draws to a close, the Bhekisisa team takes a look back at their favourite stories of the past twelve months.

Reopening South Africa’s Universities

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What students and staff can expect as South Africa’s higher education institutions reopen their lecture venues and campuses. Resource details: Publication title: Directions: Criteria to...

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.