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No proof of Covid-19 reinfection, yet

Some people report testing positive for Covid-19 after initially having the disease and then testing negative. Scientists are still trying to understand if this means that reinfection is possible

Decolonising the coronavirus vaccine

Africans can lead the charge to decolonise the profit-driven biomedical system by challenging European and American claims to prioritised access to the Covid-19 vaccine

Meet refugee camp’s ‘Corona Guy’

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

Timeline: The first 100 days of Covid-19

This timeline captures key events that occurred in the first 100 days of the coronavirus pandemic in South Africa

Black Lives Matter? Which black lives?

In South Africa, police brutality and violence affect black, working- class lives in particular. We must dismantle this systemic oppression

‘I worry about my son returning to school and my other son at home’

The parent of two boys, Chulayo Thapelo Mthembu writes about the family’s experience of one son returning to school when they reopened on Monday

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

The rise of civil society in South Africa

Organisations need to collaborate and connect in order to take the lead

The most powerful man in Nigeria

The legacy of Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, who died from complications related to Covid-19, helps us understand how powerful and yet constrained Nigeria's presidency is

Bioethics for the pandemic

Our existing ethical frameworks for healthcare decisions were not devised for a pandemic – and it shows

Going back to school is a Catch-22

Some learners have taken the decision to drop out because they fear catching the coronavirus and have no faith that they will do well in their studies

How coronavirus is affecting Kenya’s hearing impaired citizens

A deaf man in Kenya spread the message of Covid-19 when he realised a million hearing impaired people were left out of the conversation

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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

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

​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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