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The coronavirus ‘vaccine’ Ekurhuleni wants to import doesn’t exist

The “vaccine” Ekurhuleni mayor is hoping to buy from a Cuban-Chinese company isn’t a vaccine. It’s a drug — and it’s...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

‘Do not violate the rights of our people’: Ramaphosa tells army ahead of lockdown

At midnight tonight, South Africa will become the latest country across the world to institute a national lockdown to control the...
Premier David Makhura

Gauteng homeless to shelter at schools during lockdown, school holidays may be scrapped

With more than 300 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, Gauteng continues to be the epicentre of the country's outbreak. Find...

The facts beat the quacks: Our #Covid19SA vs. our #HIV response

Reporting on Covid-19 and HIV in South Africa is like night and day, Mia Malan, who has reported on both epidemics,...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

Ramaphosa announces 21-day national lockdown to stem coronavirus outbreak

Addressing the nation, President Cyril Ramaphosa announces a far-reaching economic package to safeguard livelihoods during the lockdown as the country looks to...
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The coronavirus outbreak & mental health: What you need to know

Hope in the time of outbreaks may come from an unlikely source. The good news? It’s closer than you think.
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Nurses and doctors: ‘We are forced to reuse masks’

Is it time to start mining… for masks? Why some doctors are getting creative to meet the growing demand for this...
public transport Rea Vaya

No water, no room: Containing an outbreak in South Africa

Almost half of South Africans don’t have running water in their homes. Here’s why it’s time to ask them how to control...
Fikile Mbalula GCIS

‘No more parties, no more night clubs & no more taverns:’ Mbalula tells South...

Ministries including transportation public enterprises and home affairs provide details on the country's newly announced international travel ban. South Africans have...

Five ways the new coronavirus outbreak will change South Africa

From how and when you ride to what you imbibe: Take a quick look at the far-reaching powers of the state...
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South Africans arrive from Wuhan. Here’s why they’re unlikely to test positive for the...

Despite fear-mongering by some and threats that their arrival will be met with protests, the cluster is unlikely to introduce new...

Coronavirus: What you need to know if you have HIV, diabetes or TB

If cases of the new coronavirus spread in South Africa, the country may be heading into uncharted territory — becoming the...

#QuarantineChronicles: Departure & distrust

South Africans in Wuhan are set to come back home on Friday, but our secret journaller has a few final thoughts...

#Coronavirus testing: How it works, what it costs and when you need a...

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases can run hundreds of tests at the same time but ultimately the number of tests...

#QuarantineChronicles: The pen

This South African has been quarantined for weeks. He doesn’t mind spending time alone, but these days he finds himself more and more puzzled by people, their habits, and strangely their attitude towards pens.

#QuarantineChronicles: The girl who cracked

Being isolated for days on end was too much for this student, locked up alone in her dormitory room in Wuhan,...