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Paediatricans call for schools to reopen

The benefits of attending school outweigh the risks and public schools should be allowed to reopen for all learners

Building Carma: Matters of the heart and its diseases

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

Debunking 9 popular myths doing the rounds in Africa about the coronavirus

There is still a great deal that’s not known about SARS-CoV-2. This limited scientific information has contributed to a slew of myths and misconceptions. Some claims being made are harmless. Others can be potentially dangerous

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

No, coronavirus isn’t the same as the flu

The symptoms —  aches and pains, sore throat, fever may feel similar to the seasonal flu but the novel coronavirus is not the same...

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Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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