On Sunday, 12 December 2021, the Competition Commission announced that the price of PCR COVID tests in the country’s private health sector will be reduced from R850 to R500 per test with immediate effect. This comes after an agreement between the Commission and two major labs, Lancet Laboratories and Ampath. Want to know more? Read our Mia Malan’s thread. But what’s the difference between a PCR and antibody test? Find out from this short video.

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Dylan Bush is Bhekisisa's production and multimedia manager.

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Mia Malan is Bhekisisa's editor-in-chief and executive director. Under her leadership, Bhekisisa’s online readership increased 30 fold and its donor funding eightfold between 2013 and 2019. Malan has won more than 20 African journalism awards for her work and is a former fellow of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University.

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Aisha Abdool Karim was a senior health reporter at Bhekisisa from 2020 to 2022.