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Second SANDF report-back to court is silent on Khosa investigation

Despite a court-ordered deadline for the completion of the internal investigation, no explanation is given for Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula’s contradictory positions

Virus spreads like fire in the Cape

The Western province, which has 65% of all positive Covid-19 cases, is preparing additional health facilities for a July peak

Historic tobacconist decides to quit

The Cape Town institution, which has traded from the same location for 200 years, has been forced from its premises because of being unable to sell tobacco during the lockdown

Satanists say ‘hell no’ to gatherings during level three

Because of Covid-19, the newly formed South Africa Satanic Church will not emerge from the shadows under new lockdown rules

The backlogs, denials and future of testing Covid-19

The National Health Laboratory Services finally admitted to a bottleneck last week, after denying there were any issues since April. According to the service, the backlog of 80 000 tests started in the first week of May

High court strikes down ‘paternalistic’ lockdown regulations

The order of unconstitutionality has been suspended for two weeks

Early-morning exercise: Jo’burg’s three golden hours

Under level four of the Covid-19 lockdown, the hours from 6am to 9am became the time when inner-city residents could use local parks to escape the nightmare around them

Pharmacists, denied frontline status, get PPE late

Pharmacists at one of the major public hospitals in Gauteng say they only received sufficient protective gear after several of their colleagues contracted Covid-19.

ConCourt settles the law on the public protector and interim interdicts

The Constitutional Court said it welcomed robust debate but criticised the populist rhetoric in the battle between Busisiwe Mkhwebane and Minister Pravin Gordhan

Gauteng nurses say they did not take an oath to die

With more resources than other provinces, health workers in Gauteng still say they do not have enough protective equipment to ensure safety when working with Covid-19 patients

Covid infections among health workers increasing in Eastern Cape

Health worker infections have risen to 170 at state and private hospitals and two healthcare staff succumb to the disease in a space of seven days

Foodies cook up feeding schemes

Despite the strain of lockdown, some restaurateurs are keeping bellies full

Small towns not ready for level 3

Officials in Beaufort West, which is on a route that links the Cape with the rest of the country, are worried relaxed lockdown regulations mean residents are now at risk of contracting Covid-19

Nurses work and care in fear of Covid

Staff at Tygerberg hospital detail how, despite their fear of the coronavirus, they continue to help in the medical response to the pandemic

Eastern Cape fails tracing and testing

With the shift to lockdown level three on Monday, details are emerging of how the previous relaxation added pressure to the already poorly performing Eastern Cape Covid-19 response

Smokers’ fight to light up moves online

‘Sweeties’ (cigarettes) for R150, and marching on Parliament — an insight into the social-media groups popping up to push back against lockdown regulations

SANDF inquiry clears soldiers of the death of Collins Khosa

The board of inquiry also found that it was Khosa and his brother-in-law Thabiso Muvhango who caused the altercation with the defence force members

The inevitable rise in Covid-19 cases and deaths: What the numbers mean

About 20 people in South Africa die each day from the coronavirus, and this number may peak at 300, while positive cases may reach 8 000 a day, according to some projections

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