Food aid roll out sees drop in looting

Residents and police say criminals are behind attacks on Cape stores and delivery trucks

Covid-19 hurts the middle class

The rich have a security blanket. The poorest have extended government assistance. But for South Africa’s middle class, there is little in the way of financial support during the Covid-19 lockdown. Lester Kiewit spoke to one family who are choosing between food, electricity and bond repayments

Bad blood fuels a divided ANC caucus in Kimberley council

“There’s still a lot of bad blood between the former mayor and the new mayor."

Department of basic education proposes May 6 as a tentative return date for matrics

The basic education department is adopting a ‘phased-in’ approach to reopening schools, with some schools possibly starting up as early as next week

Covid-19 and the food industry: ‘I had a wobble last week, I was gatvol’

Heather Van Harte, who runs a small catering business, is changing her cooking habits during the lockdown, and has plans to start a food garden

Shifting patterns in Covid-19 cases leads to redrawing of battle plans

The Western Cape has become the epicentre of the outbreak, and the tardy response of health officials in the Eastern Cape has Minister Zweli Mkhize worried but optimistic

Cape Town homeless site criticised

Independent reports slam Cape Town’s Covid-19 homeless facility, but the city says conditions have improved since independent monitors visited

Refugees safe for now but what about after lockdown?

The City of Cape Town has said in a statement that it is working around the clock to keep vulnerable people safe

Gangs profit though guns are silent

The lockdown has seen fewer incidents of gang violence in some dangerous Cape Town areas, but the criminal underworld is still hard at work

Military deployment a show of mercy not of might – SANDF

Parliament told 70 000 member SANDF deployment there to support the health department, while questions over army conduct still hang in the air

Strandfontein homeless site more a prison than a place of safety — Human rights report

Independent reports slam Cape Town’s Covid-19 homeless site, the city says things have improved since independent monitors visited the site

Not enough Covid-19 food parcels

Northern Cape residents who receive social grants say they’re being excluding from receiving food assistance packages

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Road to recovery for the tourism sector: The South African perspective

The best-case scenario is that South Africa's tourism sector’s recovery will only begin in earnest towards the end of this year

What Africa can learn from Cuba in combating the Covid-19 pandemic

Africa should abandon the neoliberal path to be able to deal with Covid-19 and other health system challenges likely to emerge in future

Coexisting with Covid-19: Saving lives and the economy in India

A staggered exit from the lockdown accompanied by stepped-up testing to cover every district is necessary for India right now

Covid-19: Eased lockdown and rule of law Webinar

If you are arrested and fined in lockdown, you do get a criminal record if you pay the admission of guilt fine

Covid-19 and Frontline Workers

Who is caring for the healthcare workers? 'Working together is how we are going to get through this. It’s not just a marathon, it’s a relay'.

PPS webinar Part 2: Small business, big risk

The risks that businesses face and how they can be dealt with are something all business owners should be well acquainted with

Call for applications for the position of GCRO executive director

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory is seeking to appoint a high-calibre researcher and manager to be the executive director and to lead it

DriveRisk stays safe with high-tech thermal camera solution

Itec Evolve installed the screening device within a few days to help the driver behaviour company become compliant with health and safety regulations

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