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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

Material change to electoral system remains elusive

Expectations that the Constitutional Court’s recent ruling on independent candidates may give the majority of voters a stronger voice are premature and largely unwarranted

Q&A: 9 things to know about Africa’s first Covid-19 vaccine trial

In about a year we’re likely to know if a candidate vaccine we’re beginning to test this week is effective against a virus that has devastated our country

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

Protective equipment for schools in KwaZulu-Natal goes ‘missing’

Without protective equipment, schools in uMlazi, Pinetown and Zululand won’t meet the already delayed deadline for reopening

South Africa could see 40 000 Covid-19 deaths by November

South Africa won’t have enough hospital beds, intensive care or otherwise, to treat Covid-19 patients, official predictions reveal. But there’s still time to act, say experts

South Africa on track to move to phase three of its Covid-19 economic response

The next phase of the government’s economic strategy, which will be announced ‘soon’, is expected to detail plans to recover from the crisis wrought by the coronavirus pandemic

Watch it again: President Ramaphosa to address the nation

The president’s address follows a number of meetings with Cabinet and the National Coronavirus Command Council

Listen to the voice of Generation C — they have answers for Africa’s future

Many young people already know how to deal with the problems the Covid-19 pandemic has wrought — they have been living with them all along

How to claim the Covid-19 UIF benefit

In a statement, the fund emphasised that all businesses with workers, “from spaza shops to hair salons” who are registered with the UIF can apply for this relief

CCMA cases stunted by lockdown

Data shows that during the lockdown the statutory body has dealt with 75% fewer cases than during the same period last year

Co-values needed as much as a scientific breakthrough

Honesty, respect, responsibility, fairness and compassion will carry humanity through any crisis

Covid-19 economic relief package gets a R800-billion boost

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has outlined the fiscal and monetary policy interventions implemented by the government in its fight against Covid-19

Watch it again: Mboweni’s address on Covid-19 relief measures

The finance minister will brief the media following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement of an R500-billion package of economic measures aimed at addressing challenges facing the economy

Covid-19 stigma: Revealing the pre-existing fault lines in our society

South Africans have an uncaring stigmatising and marginalising culture and it keeps people on the fringes of society with diminished opportunities in life

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