Will scathing lockdown judgment pass appeal?
While yesterday's High Court ruling ordering the overhaul of some lockdown regulations – the first successful major challenge to the state of disaster rules – may be seen as a serious setback in government's hard-line stance, questions are being ...
Motshekga under fire over school reopening chaos
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga was caught up in another storm of controversy this week when the scheduled reopening of schools on Monday was postponed at the 11th. The department's acknowledgement of a lack of readiness for pupils to ...
One in nine in WCape tests positive
Those in high-risk areas, and those at risk of complications could be placed in quarantine in the Western Cape, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said. This includes the elderly and those with underlying conditions, Mkhize has hinted, according to TimesLIVE. Mkhize ...
Two minors among Covid-19 fatalities
Study backs masks and social distancing
NHI the silver lining to the pandemic?
Studies reveal higher number of asymptomatic carriers
Trials for 'biomarkers' to predict risk levels
Robots to fill the gap in post-pandemic world
Ebola drug offers most hope so far
'Proning' may help ease ventilator crisis
Senior doctor claims virus 'weakening' in Italy
Copper coating can help kill harmful viruses
Hints that blood plasma trials will work
CCMA flooded with workers appeals
Big and small netted by commission
Food distribution restrictions lifted
FROM THE EXPERTS
'A disturbing example of judicial overreach'
It is impossible to know, from the judgment by Judge Normal Davis in the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria), which lockdown regulations are compliant with law and which are not, argues a legal expert in the Daily Maverick. Suggesting that the ...
Relaxed lockdown could backfire in hotspots
Opening up schools, unbanning the sale of liquor and permitting religious gatherings may add fuel to the pandemic fire at a time when SA, especially hotspots like the Western Cape, can least afford it. In a Spotlight analysis, Marcus Louw ...
Spittle control key to curbing spread
There’s overwhelming evidence that the spread of Covid-19 largely takes place indoors, within confined spaces, and that the risk of catching the virus outdoors is minimal. This is all the more reason to 'Covid-proof' offices, eateries and other places as ...
Eighty percent in ECape like to be infected
* 80: percentage of people in the Eastern Cape expected to test positive.* 35 812: total number of cases in SA* 17 291: total number of recoveries in SA* 705: total number of deaths in SA
More Ebola and measles deaths in DRC
More Ebola and measles deaths in DRCWhile the world focuses on Covid-19, the Democratic Republic of Congo is also having to deal with a second Ebola outbreak and the world's largest measles outbreak. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says ...
Dark horse entrant in vaccine race
Dark horse entrant in vaccine raceBillionaire scientist and businessman Patrick Soon-Shiong, owner of The Los Angeles Times newspaper and a part owner of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, announced in a 27 May investor call and press release that ...
'There can be no return to normal because normal was the problem in the first place.'Graffiti in Hong Kong.
'If the starting point is that we don’t want our children to be infected, then we need to close ...