COVID-19

We can’t banish COVID-19. But we can end the pandemic with...

South Africa’s daily rate of new infections has been on a steady decline for some time. But,...

3 reasons why we need a Waiver on monopolies of ALL...

One year ago, and seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, India and South Africa put forward the TRIPS Waiver proposal: a groundbreaking...

Digital Vibes report finds Dr Zweli Mhkize’s denial of allegations “untrue”

Months after receiving the Digital Vibes report, president Cyril Ramaphosa has finally released the report. The report was the investigation into the...

Eh!woza are using storytelling to raise awareness about important issues

Eh!woza (isiXhosa for "Hey! Come with us") is a public engagement initiative. They produce youth-driven media to raise awareness about HIV/TB, infectious...

Explaining the COVID-19 virus and vaccine in Setswana

Freelance journalist and media practitioner Pontsho Pilane has a daily slot on Motsweding FM radio where she explains health issues in Setswana....
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[WATCH] “Covid-19 Vaccine: Importance of sharing accurate information”

The Covid-19 virus is something that everyone should be prepared to live with for a very long time. In many communities in...

Why understanding clinical trials and vaccines are important

Understanding what we know about the COVID-19 vaccine can help shed light on its safety and efficacy. On August 20, a webinar...

What it means to be unemployed as a person with a...

On Monday I sat in a Zoom meeting with other Disabled people. We were discussing vaccine accessibility challenges. One of the statistics...

Wits Dental School students want safer training facilities

University of Witwatersrand (Wits) dental school students say they are in danger of being shut down. This is if they are evicted...

How to console someone when words are not enough

I feel like a broken record when sending condolences messages. The ways of saying it may differ, but the helplessness behind it...

I lost my father, then my job, as Covid-19 fuelled youth...

I caught Covid-19 in December 2020. And I was incapacitated beyond function, my chest was tight and it was difficult to sleep....

The List: How to navigate dating in a pandemic

Earlier this year, I had a virtual movie date on Teleparty (formerly Netflix Party). My date created an invitation and sent it...

How the pandemic is rethinking cinemas

The entertainment industry in South Africa has been hit hard by the pandemic. Cinemas are one of many casualties with each adjusted...

Basic Income Grant funding, explained

There has been a renewed call for the introduction of a basic income grant. The Universal Basic Income Grant (UBIG) has long...

Abahlali baseMjondolo: An urgent call to build solidarity in action

This is a statement released at the weekend by Thapelo Mohapi, Mqapheli Bonono and Nomusa Sizani of Abahlali baseMjondolo and Marvin Govender of the...

The virtual reality of death

Grief is something you don’t overcome. These last two years we have witnessed death at unprecedented levels. The pandemic has caused us...

Ahmed Kathrada Foundation youth help senior citizens get vaccinated

In early July, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation youth embarked on an outreach programme. They went door-to-door helping those who are eligible for...

#UnemployedDocsinSA: No jobs for doctors in a pandemic

Over 400 junior doctors are planning to sue the department of health for not employing them. Last week a letter of demand...

Covid-19: The scope for vaccinations in South Africa needs to be...

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on June 27 the country will move into an adjusted level 4 lockdown for 14 days. This was...

How to access mental health resources online

For the longest time, South Africa has been a country facing a mental health crisis. With the coronavirus pandemic, this crisis has...
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