MAIL & GUARDIAN: Coronavirus

Watch it again: Ramaphosa addresses the nation

The president announced that South Africa will move to alert level 1 of lockdown from Monday

The cost of Covid: 25 years of progress, halted

Development has been set back by two decades, says the Gates Foundation Goalkeepers report

The perils of vaccine nationalism

If distribution of the eventual Covid-19 vaccine occurs along economic and political lines, all countries will remain at risk

Bus tour operators plead for help

The tourism transport sector was hammered during Covid-19 levels four and five and is asking the government for financial assistance

B4SA approves Ters extension

The department of labour has extended Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme payments until September 15.

‘We are painstakingly putting things right’ — Ramaphosa

Talking to the media, President Cyril Ramaphosa said he too was frustrated by the slow pace of justice around corruption, but that ‘the change that we have all wanted to see is unfolding’

South Africa’s economy is in a severe recession

StatsSa has dubbed Q2 of 2020 the “pandemic quarter” as a result of hard Covid-19 lockdown that saw most sectors of the economy plummeting

The pandemic’s effect is gendered

Although two thirds of job losses were experienced by women, two thirds of the recipients of the R350 Covid-19 grant were men

Covid wave brings second quarter slide

The gross domestic product numbers are likely to be gloomy, but the economy is not at ground zero

Death in small-town America

As the coronavirus continues its deadly march, funeral directors in small-town America quietly attend to burying the dead

Covid-19 sets HIV treatment and testing back

Fewer people are getting tested for HIV than last year. People are also battling to access chronic medication. These are some of the lasting effects of the lockdown and the coronavirus pandemic

Is internationalisation in jeopardy?

The pandemic is an opportunity for universities to set new parameters for interacting with foreign students and staff

Covid-19 exacerbates old electricity struggle

The coronavirus lockdown has added new dimensions to a decades-long struggle for electricity in the far west of Soweto, where residents have challenged the situation fiercely in recent weeks

With school suspended, Kenya’s children become students of gang culture

Schools in Kenya will reopen only in 2021. Meanwhile, children are getting their education on the streets, through becoming involved in petty crime

‘Jobs vs health’: What will shape public-health policies after Covid-19?

Comorbidities, particularly noncommunicable diseases have been put into the spotlight during the Covid-19 pandemic. How we approach preventing NCDs in the future will depend on how the effects of the coronavirus are framed

Open schools mean full tummies as feeding schemes resume

About four in five learners in the country’s poorest schools rely on the one meal they receive at school, but they weren’t able to get it for more than four months, during which child hunger increased because of the pandemic

Human contact floats the boats

Discovering the life-sustaining importance of contact with actual people: colleagues, customers, and deputy presidents

Durban’s cruisers may just survive the Covid crisis

Five months of no income means things are touch and go for Durban’s harbour charter industry, but with help they hope to weather the storm

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