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Full report: How 135 people at St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban got COVID-19

The report outlines in detail how SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, spread through Netcare's 149-bed facility in Durban

Past, present and future: What should be shaping Africa’s COVID-19 response

The World Health Organisation estimates that Africa will need up to 25-million respirators monthly. We must ensure that essential medical supplies...

What South Africa’s COVID-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee did and didn’t advise on

Plus, find out what powers the expert group has. Resource details: Publication: Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC)...

Read South Africa’s national, provincial COVID-19 projections in full

Go behind the headlines and take a look at the projections in detail in these newly released reports.

How one COVID-19 case at St Augustine’s Hospital led to 135 infections within 51...

The coronavirus spread rapidly through Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital and beyond and made up 14% of KwaZulu-Natal’s infections by the end...
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South Africa could see 40 000 COVID-19 deaths by November

South Africa won’t have enough hospital beds to treat COVID-19 patients as symptomatic cases of COVID-19 could surpass a million by...

If we invested in this today, South Africa could save billions — and fight...

Community healthcare workers have become what some have called our “heroes on the ground” during COVID-19. By keeping more people healthier...

Politicking, pandemics and prestige: What’s really behind the squabbles at South Africa’s high-level COVID-19...

The sphere of the politics of science is intense and complex — the larger the problem, the bigger the payoff to...

Rural areas in Mpumalanga need all the help they can get during the COVID-19...

Now more than ever, the crucial and selfless work of healthcare professionals is needed — and this is especially true in...

South Africa can’t get enough COVID-19 testing supplies. Here’s why we should be making...

A global shortage of the chemicals needed to test for the new coronavirus is crippling South Africa’s COVID-19 testing campaign and...
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ICYMI: Find out how to apply for the new COVID-19 grant

Find out how to apply for the new COVID-19 grant.

How to fix South Africa’s backlog in COVID-19 tests

The COVID-19 outbreak has overwhelmed our laboratories. Many labs can no longer deliver results within 24 hours and for some, these...

National COVID-19 testing backlog means patients wait up to 10 days for results

Testing delays stoke fears that COVID-19 figures may be under-estimated. Western Cape...
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Five ways to host a webinar that works during COVID-19

Bhekisisa just wrapped up its first online event, which was presented in partnership with the South African Health Technologies Advocacy Coalition. Here...

If your Twitter timeline is full of mentions of a fabled Madagascar cure for...

Africa Check separates fact from fiction when it comes to the lastest unproven treatment being peddled for the new coronavirus.

Seizures of illicit chloroquine skyrocket during COVID-19 outbreak — Interpol

With substandard medicines already in wide circulation, fears are growing that coronavirus could create a lethal ‘parallel crisis’.