Activists of the Movement for Change and Social Justice canvassing the streets of Gugulethu in Cape Town. MCSJ
How Covid-19 changed community engagement in South Africa's low income areas

Covid-19 has radically changed South African lives. Low-income communities have been particularly hard hit by the strict lockdown rules. Many are facing a loss of income, food insecurities and in infection control due to the absence of individual water taps and toilets...

By Myrna van Pinxteren & Christopher J Colvin 2 days ago

The Grand Hotel Taipei in Taiwan lights up rooms to mark five days with no new COVID-19 cases.
Is reaching zero Covid-19 possible?

Most scientists agree that stringent control measures, involving efficient contact tracing, testing and isolation, together with social distancing and mask wearing, are required to limit the spread of SARS-CoV-2. South Korea, Taiwan, China and New Zealand have all successfully used these approaches to suppress the virus...

By Kingston Mills 2 days ago

Mobicred looks at Q4 spending patterns as lockdown eases

Retailers are under pressure to reimagine and transform their businesses, build out e-commerce solutions and expand their online offerings...

21 hours ago

Pure Zone: 'Stick on' hygiene that inhibits the development of bacteria and coronaviruses

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, citizens of the world have been forced to become more hygiene conscious. And an innovative new product called Pure Zone is now adding an extra layer of protection to surfaces all over South Africa and the world...

Issued by Pure Clean Zone 22 hours ago

South Africans aren't being protected from fake sanitisers: what needs to be done

Concern has been growing about safety issues related to hand sanitisers, and South Africa has been behind the curve in putting in place measures to ensure products are safe...

By Lise Korsten 2 days ago

BEE ROI: Spending money for the sake of BEE points only?

Are you part of the "begrudging camp", the laissez-fair group, or the "how much - give me my BEE points" brigade?..

Issued by BEE Analyst 2 days ago

What South Africans must do to avoid a resurgence of Covid-19 infections

South Africa's stringent lockdown earlier this year may have saved lives by containing the spread of Covid-19. New infections have been declining and lockdown restrictions relaxed. But this has triggered fears of a new wave of infections...

By Laura Rossouw & Carmen S Christian 3 days ago

Balance blood sugar to think, learn and remember better - study

Controlling blood sugar levels helped improve thinking, learning and memory in overweight people with type 2 diabetes, a new study has found...

Issued by Leap Communications 3 days ago

Covid-19 amplifying youth hardships, undoing SDG progress

In the latest National Income Dynamics Study-Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey, 15% of respondents reported that a child in their household went hungry at least once per week during the lockdown...

20 Oct 2020

Government revises list of high-risk countries

The Department of Home Affairs has revised the list of high-risk countries based on a risk categorisation model...

20 Oct 2020

India and SA request waiver of Trips Agreement for Covid-19 treatment

South Africa and India are seeking a waiver of the global agreement on IP rights to enable access to Covid-19 treatments, but more would need to be done in SA on a practical level to make this effective

By Tim Ball 19 Oct 2020

Mkhize tests positive for Covid-19

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize and his wife Dr May Mkhize have both tested positive for the coronavirus and are in quarantine at their home.

19 Oct 2020

Alcohol supplies cut off to 44 Western Cape traders flouting regulations

The alcohol industry has cancelled supplies to the 44 alcohol outlets in the Western Cape whose licences have been revoked by the provincial Liquor Authority...

15 Oct 2020

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