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‘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

Locked-down bars survive through gamblers’ luck

Forced to turn away drinkers, bars and pubs with slot machines have managed to keep their doors open during the tough national lockdown

Trail of Covid cases on trial in the courts

Since President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the state of disaster in March, the government’s lockdown regulations have been the subject of public scrutiny and ire

Taverns hit hard by liquor ban

About R8-billion was lost during the hard lockdown and revenue is being slashed further

The glass is half empty

The ban on alcohol sales does not only affect liquor companies — it ripples lethally through other related businesses such as the bottle and packaging industry, which, if it closed, would mean job losses

Eusebius McKaiser: Ramaphosa may want to swap title of president for mister

The president and the National Coronavirus Command Council have turned taxis into vectors of death

Taxis and Covid-19: ‘The ideal doesn’t exist’

After months of complaining about the regulations imposed on the industry, taxi owners have been given a lifeline

Mask rules are not meant to ‘criminalise’ the public

Shop owners and taxi drivers can now refuse entry to people who defy mandatory mask-wearing regulations

Ramaphosa asks all South Africans to help to avoid 50 000 Covid-19 deaths this year

Calling this ‘the gravest crisis in the history of our democracy’, the president said level three lockdown remains, but enforcement will be strengthened

‘Those who zol’: Dangerous discourses in a time of crisis

Smoking out social tobacco users as unique spreaders of the coronavirus sends out the wrong messages

Alexandra’s black market for booze under lockdown

Underground liquor has a long history in South Africa. Its next chapter is being written under the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown

Eusebius McKaiser: Why a total ban on selling alcohol is irrational

At the heart of the body’s challenge of the lockdown alcohol sales ban, is the question of whether a total ban achieves the purpose of flattening the coronavirus curve

President asks for more time on lockdown liquor ban court case

Responding to a threat of court action, the presidency says the Gauteng Liquor Forum’s concerns about the alcohol ban are being discussed this week

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