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Post-election violence mars otherwise calm poll

The Ghana Electoral Commission has declared the incumbent president, Nana Akufo-Addo, the winner of the 2020 elections

Construction sites are a ‘death trap’

Four children died at Pretoria sites in just two weeks, but companies deny they’re to blame

Air pollution link in 15% of global Covid-19 deaths

Researchers have found that, because ambient fine particulate air pollution aggravates comorbidities, it could play a factor in coronavirus fatalities

‘Jobs vs health’: What will shape public-health policies after Covid-19?

Comorbidities, particularly noncommunicable diseases have been put into the spotlight during the Covid-19 pandemic. How we approach preventing NCDs in the future will depend on how the effects of the coronavirus are framed

South African universities record 22 deaths from Covid-19

A Universities South Africa survey shows that 20 people — 19 staff members and one student — at local universities have died after contracting the coronavirus

Hard-hit municipalities brace for more deaths

South Africa’s Covid-19-related deaths have been comparatively lower than the rest of the world. But municipalities are preparing for the worst

Gauteng responds to grave concern

The news of Gauteng’s grave site preparations raised alarm about the expected number of Covid-19-related deaths in the province

Looking after the Covid-19 dead to protect the living

South Africa has largely escaped the fate of several European countries and the United States, but that doesn’t mean we can’t prepare, just in case

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Why prisoners are a priority in vaccine rollout

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