coronavirus

Covid-19: A case for why we all should wear homemade face masks

Countries that have mandated mask-wearing for people going out in public have shown a decrease in the rate of Covid-19 infections

How the coronavirus pandemic could get Trump re-elected

US President Donald Trump is good at channelling voters’ anger. And anger about the effects of Covid-19 is a factor that could help him win another term

The insurgency in northern Mozambique has got worse. Why?

Mozambique needs to restructure its defence force and build an alliance with its neighbour Tanzania in preparation for a drawn-out struggle against ‘jihadists’

‘My biggest fear was getting the virus and dying in a foreign country’

South African Wuhan evacuee speaks about his nine-week ordeal

Retailers and employers nailed in Covid-19 crackdown

More than 300 complaints have been lodged against unscrupulous suppliers and business owners, who are now under the microscope for violating the Disaster Management Act

South Africans stuck in Peru lockdown told to ‘hang in there’

Two women who travelled to South America for a friend’s wedding were told by the South African government to wait until Peru’s state of emergency ends. Now they could be coming home

South African traveller admitted to intensive care in Germany after positive Covid-19 test

About 1 500 South Africans are stuck abroad, waiting to see if the government can help them to return home

Watch it again: National command council updates the nation

Ministers representing the the Covid-19 national command council are scheduled to update the nation on the status of the 21-day lockdown.

Covid-19: Redirect consumption from the rich to the poor to avert a humanitarian crisis

South Africa doesn’t need a fiscal stimulus but rather a distributive fix through policies that will protect vulnerable households

Covid-19 shows what Zimbabwean nationalism means

The country’s elites can no longer jet away to overseas health facilities and must now face the hospital system that could not help Zororo Makamba, a 30-year-old who died of the virus

Shabaka and The Ancestors heed history’s call

“We need to start articulating our utopias, articulating what needs to be burned and what needs to be saved.” — Shabaka Hutchings

New digital regulations mean the state can track you — no questions asked

The provisions have been introduced to contain the spread of Covid-19, but some may infringe on certain constitutional rights

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NGOs ask ConCourt to order that shops can sell baby clothes during lockdown

The organisations say lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders