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‘Where the governments see statistics, I see the faces of my friends’

Yvette Raphael describes herself as a ‘professional protester, sjambok feminist and hater of trash’. Government officials would likely refer to her as ‘a rebel’. She’s fought for equality her entire life, she says. And she’s scared of no one

Six injections a year could stop new HIV infections

New research from seven countries in Africa signals the future of HIV prevention — but what can it learn from its past?

From ‘academic boys’ to ‘sex-jaros’: What it means to be a black boy in a South African township

Toxic masculinities help drive everything from HIV infection rates to gender-based violence. But before we ask, what does it mean to be a ‘man’ in South Africa, should we wonder what it’s like to be a boy?

Eusebius McKaiser: A witness to Covid-19 stigma

Let us please not repeat the devastating Aids story where people died of shame rather than admit being infected by the virus

Bail could be the key to reducing severe prison overcrowding

More than a quarter of prisoners have not been convicted of anything, they just couldn’t meet bail requirements

In a pandemic, science and humanities work side by side

Anthropologists ask the difficult questions about human behaviour and also provide the difficult answers

Building Carma: Matters of the heart and its diseases

Research at Stellenbosch University looks at the link between viral infections and cardiovascular disease

Lockdown is wrong for Africa

In Africa, more people will die as a result of what we are doing to prevent Covid-19 than will be saved by doing it

The coronavirus outbreak through the eyes of a South African doctor in Seattle

The coronavirus outbreak through the eyes of a South African doctor in Seattle

Covid-19 leaves SA at the mercy of overseas drug exporters

Scientists are seeking to manufacture key medications in South Africa, saving on costs and shoring up decreased supplies

Pandemics: A social justice issue

Framing coronavirus as a security threat is not the only possible approach

The coronavirus and Africa: Exposing our vulnerabilities and inequalities

Africa is no stranger to dealing with epidemics. A regional body has been established to co-ordinate responses, but fault lines are evident at a national level

Safeguarding social justice in a time of social distance

People who are self-isolating — the middle and upper class, especially — must take care not to endanger other lives in the process. We must all be human to the humans around us

Eusebius McKaiser: Certain views about Covid-19’s global trajectory are anti-poor and anti-human

This is no time to snigger at the high rates of coronavirus in the Global North. We could be just as hard hit — and it is poor people who will suffer the most

First SA corona patient, doctor, and family in quarantine

The health minister is positive that all those who came into contact with the infected Durban man will be identified and quarantined

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