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How McKinsey is making $100m and counting) advising the US government’s coronavirus response

For the world’s best-known corporate-management consultants, helping tackle the pandemic has been a bonanza. It’s not clear what the US government has gotten in return

Meet the ‘Corona Guy’ fighting Covid-19 disinformation in Kenya’s refugee camp

One radio presenter is using the airwaves to bring vital facts about the virus to Dadaab’s 217 000 residents

Transgender rights activists champion telemedicine

Little or no access to certain health treatments is nothing new for trans people. But Covid-19 has made it worse, they say, and now is the ideal time to reconsider telemedicine

Call in the medics: Beds don’t cure people

As positive Covid-19 cases climb rapidly, health facilities will need more doctors and nurses

SA needs to restrain use of force by police

‘Less lethal’ weapons have resulted in deaths and severe injuries, yet there are still no guidelines

Classes under coronavirus are ‘weird’

Two matric learners talk about not being able to mingle with friends, anxiety about their exams and what happens outside the schoolyard

Censorship, surveillance could be the biggest rights challenges post Covid-19

The impacts of these infringements could last well beyond the life of the Covid-19 pandemic

Police treat sex workers like they are ‘nothing’

Those on the street say that the usual abuse has intensified under the lockdown

Covid concerns have call centres closing doors — and opening new ones

The sector employs 60 000 people in the Western Cape alone. Whereas some centres have cut staff, others are reskilling and preparing for a different future

Universities can decide which students return to campus, even if they are not in their final year

Higher education minister expands the allowance for who can be on campus, but numbers cannot be more than a third of the student population

Ipid recommends disciplinary action against police who watched Khosa beating

Police watchdog report finds that metro police members did not participate in the assault

South Africa must flatten the inequality curve

We cannot return to the pre-coronavirus crisis of unemployment, inequality and poverty. There is a moral incentive for the rich to give up some of their wealth and for the salaries of top earning civil servants, employees at state-owned entities and in the private sector to be cut

Abandoned by their employers, Ethiopian domestic workers are left stranded in Beirut

Kicked out of Lebanese homes and denied entry into the Ethiopian consulate, Beirut’s Ethiopian house helpers are being abandoned on the streets

Mapisa-Nqakula ‘regrets confusion’ after contradictory statements on Khosa case

The minister’s media statement follows a letter from Khosa’s attorneys that they were considering a perjury charge or a complaint with the Public Protector

High-risk teachers vulnerable to Covid-19 now know how they will be treated

Protocols have now been established for school educators who are aged 60 and above and for those with comorbidities

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Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

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