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Why Covid likely won’t change the plight of community health workers

In the absence of action from the health department, South Africa’s community health workers are once again having to fight for their rights, with a nationwide strike planned from 9 November.

Editorial: How do they sleep at night?

Department of health officials know they haven’t paid many community health workers on the ground in Gauteng since June. Do they care?

Disquiet on precarious front line

Last week community health workers were described as ‘troops on the ground’. But these front-line workers say they don’t have resources to fight Covid-19 if it rages through townships

Gauteng uses tragedy to fix services

In addition to other measures, the province’s response the outbreak of the coronavirus will be to ‘sort out’ the public healthcare system

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Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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