COVID-19

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...

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...

7 ways to support local small businesses during COVID19

Local small businesses are essential for our economy. They bring growth and innovation to communities. They provide employment, create entrepreneurship opportunities and...

#HealthcareDuringAPandemic: We speak to three women to understand their experiences

Before Covid-19, public healthcare in South Africa was under-resourced and under pressure. In the pandemic we have seen healthcare workers work under...

Separating the myths from the facts about the vaccine roll-out

Last  week a Whatsapp message was widely shared claiming nearly expired vaccines would be available at Mitchell’s Plain Hospital, Cape Town. Those...

Covid-19: How survivors’ guilt might be affecting you

Living through a pandemic, surrounded by death and illness and growing inequality, is a difficult thing. But when adding to all that...

How the pandemic is hurting university students’ mental health

Emmanuel Ojo, University of the Witwatersrand; Annie Burger, Stellenbosch University; Anthony J Onwuegbuzie, University of Cambridge; Bryan Jason Bergsteedt, Stellenbosch University; Samantha...

Covid-19: How to help India in the Covid crisis

The current surge  of coronavirus infections is devastating India. The world’s second most populated country is facing an unprecedented crisis in which...

Doctors Without Borders – Drawing Lessons from South Africa’s Second wave,...

A third wave is coming, and South Africa needs to prepare.  Drawing on the experience of responding to the...
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Healthcare workers reflect on their Covid vaccine experiences

There was a sense of jubilation as people around South Africa in mid February as we watched nurse Zoliswa Gidi-Dyosi become the...
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