MAIL & GUARDIAN: Coronavirus

Eusebius McKaiser: Why Ramaphosa must act decisively against Ndabeni-Abrahams

The president needs South Africans on his side if the lockdown is to be extended. He must show leadership and censure the communications minister for breaking the regulations

Nehawu’s claims on lack of protective equipment are spurious, says Mkhize

In an affidavit to the labour court, the health minister says National Health and Allied Workers Union did not check the facts on the ground

Covid-19 grounds Nigeria’s medical tourists

The country’s elites, including the president, travelled abroad for treatment but now they must use the country’s neglected health system

Products for the care of babies and toddlers now essential items

In response to court papers saying lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children, the state says baby care goods are now an essential item

Nehawu launches urgent court bid over protective gear for health workers

The health workers’ union says the government has rebuffed its attempts to meet about mitigating risks to workers

A moment for responsible active citizenship

Everyone has a moral responsibility and critical role to play in reducing the transmission of the disease

Southern Africa has cracked down on fake news, but may have gone too far

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Eswatini, South Africa and Zimbabwe have implemented new rules on disinformation. But these may have unintended consequences

Covid-19: An opportunity to reform the educational landscape

Policymakers and pundits, however, must ensure novel solutions do not exacerbate the inequalities of the South African education system

An unprecedented crisis: The economic ramifications of Covid-19

The ways in which we respond to the coronavirus pandemic will determine the world that greets us when we emerge from lockdown

Jair Bolsonaro: the president who ‘ordered his country to die’

The Brazilian president broke self-isolation, despite being exposed to Covid-19, and has encouraged his supporters to do the same, while his health minister battles to contain the crisis

Covid-19’s silver lining: A taste of a post-development world

The coronavirus epidemic has thrown issues such as gross income and ownership inequality into the spotlight, as we try to find ways to navigate through this crisis

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Odd drop in how Covid-19 numbers grow

As the country hunkers down for a second week of lockdown, how reliable is the data available and will it enable a sound decision for whether South Africans can leave their homes on April 16?

‘The thing I miss the most? Not seeing Liverpool lift the trophy’

Titch Fraser. a resident of the Ocean View old aged home in Musgrave, Durban describes what he finds as the worst things during the lockdown

Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

Beware, the cybervirus criminals want you

During times of crisis, people turn to trusted sources for accurate information. This leaves them vulnerable to cybercriminals

Small trade, foreigners in a funding fix

Incomes are on the line because only 100% South African-owned businesses qualify for assistance

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