The season for super-spreading
Snaking Black Friday queues. Summer traditional initiation ceremonies. End-of-school functions. Year-end social gatherings. 'Tis a season for super-spreading, writes Legalbrief. It should be a wake-up call for South Africans, but the worrying spike in cases in the Eastern Cape, where ...
SA signs up to Covax programme
SA has pledged R500m towards the WHO's Covax programme, which aims to provide equitable access to proven Covid-19 vaccines in middle- and lower-income countries, reports BusinessLIVE. SA, one of only a few countries in the world that has not signed ...
Santam's bid to join Guardrisk suit fails
Santam's was unsuccessful in its last-minute bid to have Guardrisk’s SCA Covid-19-related business interruption insurance case against Café Chameleon postponed this week. The call for a postponement by Santam was part of a new move to try to join the ...
Higher ICU mortality rate in Africa
R40m funding for informal traders
Extended relief payments threatens UIF collapse – Minister
'Monopolist' mask maker's fine scrapped
Covid-19 'uncommon' in children
Global pool of fact-checkers to counter false claims
WHO advises against remdesivir use
Hacking threat to vaccine secrets
More than 16m social relief grant applications rejected
Unicef warns of impact on children
More than 80% of Africans prepared to take vaccine
Number of salaries drops by 10%
Bodies lie in New York freezers for months
FROM THE EXPERTS
Government has shifted virus responsibility to citizens
SA's debate on the pandemic needs to shift from the whether 'normal life' was restricted to how effectively we've dealt with the coronavirus, argues the University of Johannesburg's Professor Steven Friedman. 'The debate pays so little attention ...
Bus drivers protest
Bus drivers protestMore than 300 Algoa Bus Company drivers protested in front of the Korsten Depot in Port Elizabeth on Monday morning, demanding UIF Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) funds. Led by the EFF, the protest comes after failed ...
Lockdown teen pregnancies
Lockdown teen pregnancies Lockdown has coincided with an increase in teenage pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa, where 1m pregnant teens face difficulties in returning to school. According to World Vision, a humanitarian aid organisation, teenage pregnancy spiked during the Covid-19 crisis, and ...
Gloves factories hit by virus
Gloves factories hit by virusThe world's biggest rubber glove manufacturer, Malaysia’s Top Glove, that reaped a fortune making protective gear to fight Covid-19, now finds itself exposed to the pandemic after its workers caught the virus, forcing authorities to ...
Prosecutor dies after positive test
'The problem goes a bit further than just the tavern owners. There is a huge problem with the young people who are heavy drinkers. It is a growing problem, not only in Nelson Mandela Bay, but elsewhere in the province ...