Hindsight is 2020: Three lessons from our second wave

Specialist scientists, masks, hand sanitiser and stricter rules for liquor sales will be crucial to easing the burden of South Africa’s future COVID-19 waves, experts say.

How COVID vaccines get approved: 4 things you need to know

Why did the one-million AstraZeneca vaccines South Africa received earlier this month have to be sent for lab tests but not the Johnson & Johnson jabs that arrived this week? The world of regulatory approval for medicines can be confusing. We break it down for you.

Crime and (no) punishment: Why Africa’s ports are vulnerable to counterfeit...

Africa’s ports are vulnerable to crime and corruption. Now they’re set to be the main thoroughfare for COVID vaccines entering the continent. Here’s why we need a better strategy to curb potential counterfeits coming through.

SA’s COVID vaccine roll-out is a go. Find out where health...

Eighty thousand Johnson & Johnson jabs will touch down at OR Tambo International Airport today and be distributed to 16 sites across the country where healthcare workers will be vaccinated. Find out more.

[EXCLUSIVE] Little vials, big crime: Criminals primed for onslaught on Africa’s...

COVID vaccines have become one of the most sought after commodities in the world, but manufacturers simply can’t produce enough jabs for everyone who needs them. Bhekisisa investigates what this means for the emergence of a vaccine black market, as well as vaccine theft and falsification.

SA’s first J&J jabs could arrive next week. Here’s what our...

We spoke to experts, looked at the data of studies and relistened to Sunday’s health department briefing to break it down.

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

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.

Vaccine hesitancy could derail efforts to end COVID. Here’s how South...

Vaccine hesitancy is nothing new – people have delayed or refused vaccination since immunisations existed. But vaccine hesitancy poses a significant threat to health efforts – particularly during a pandemic.

The search for an HIV vaccine paved the way for COVID...

The first cases of Aids were recorded four decades ago this year. So many years later the fight is far from over, but there have been some huge victories nonetheless. Take a look back.

Q & A: Our COVID vaccines have arrived. Here’s what will...

One million COVID-19 vaccines will land at OR Tambo today. The jabs will be reserved for health workers. But how will they get to the workers and what will happen to the shots once they get here? We break it down for you.