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Richard Calland: Fascism is the post-pandemic threat

Conditions in South Africa and elsewhere are fertile ground for big-man authoritarian populism to take root

Herd immunity once 40-million have been vaccinated – Ramaphosa

Easing lockdown regulations and allowing alcohol, the president said the majority of vaccines will arrive between April and June

WHO warns coronavirus herd immunity unlikely this year

Infections numbers are surging around the world, especially in Europe where nations have been forced to ramp up virus restrictions even as vaccines are rolled out.

We are staying on adjusted level three — Ramaphosa

Although South Africa’s variant of Covid-19 does not cause more severe illness, the country, according to the president, must be ‘diligent, vigilant and compliant’

This is how medical aid schemes will help to fund SA’s vaccines

Medical aid schemes and businesses will help the government with the cost of acquiring enough vaccines for the South African population to achieve herd immunity

Unpacking the myths and misunderstandings in the Covid-19 vacuum

The basics of epidemiology will help explain why some of the believable but incorrect propositions about the pandemic are wrong.

Some African countries are choosing livelihoods over lockdowns

The methods that work in Western nations rarely translate into African contexts

Bumbling, irrational, deadly: The Tanzanian president is getting the Covid-19 response all wrong

Discerning leadership is critical in the time of Covid-19 and John Magufuli’s decisions — or lack thereof — have put Tanzanians at greater risk

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State’s failure to act leaves Mpumalanga community at land grabbers’ mercy

Mpumalanga land claimants have been failed by state organs, whose officials are not helping them to remove land invaders, despite a court order

Judicial committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for SA-Israel remarks

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

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