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Editorial: Combating Covid-19: ‘It is now in your hands’

Despite the destructive system created by politicians and corporations, we can show the power of community and humanity

People’s behaviour stoking Gauteng pandemic

The active case count of Gauteng surpasses that of whole countries. Workers at clinics report a ‘concerning’ relaxation of basic health protocols

This simple model shows the importance of wearing masks and social distancing

This simple actuarial model uses general guidelines, rather than data and assumptions about Covid-19 specifically, to simulate the effect of safety protocols

Ramaphosa — ‘We are still near the beginning of this epidemic’

President’s address covered the twin pandemics of Covid-19 and the murder and rape of women ‘who were killed by men'

Fashion houses pause production to produce masks

Because wearing face masks will become the new normal, Proudly South African has also launched a dedicated online portal on its website to allow people to purchase these items from local vendors

Department of basic education proposes May 6 as a tentative return date for matrics

The basic education department is adopting a ‘phased-in’ approach to reopening schools, with some schools possibly starting up as early as next week

Compulsory face masks and curfew kick in as lockdown eases

The easing of SA’s lockdown means more than 40% of the workforce will be back at work, but if Covid-19 cases go up the lockdown will intensify again

Jack Ma v. Bill Gates: Does Africa need another benevolent billionaire?

The latest member of the benevolent billionaires club could learn from what his peers have done right — and wrong

Wearing a face mask? Get a free orange

Soweto based young professional, Nhlanhla Mohlauli has decided to plough back into his community by helping entrepreneurs in the informal economy

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

Surviving Covid-19: Letter from a fearful US of A

On bulk shopping, avoiding human contact and hunkering down during the coronavirus pandemic in small-town USA

Indonesia seizes half-a-million masks amid coronavirus panic buying

Authorities were questioning two people after a raid at a warehouse in satellite city Tangerang, where nearly 600 000 surgical masks were found

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