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Volunteers on the Covid frontline

Community healthcare workers are at the coalface in the battle against Covid-19 – and by offering primary healthcare to the poor – but they can barely afford to replace their well-worn shoes

Ithala boss’s PPE deal was irregular – SIU

Roshan Morar will pay the education department the profit he made from backpack spray guns he supplied.

Vandals and storms damage schools, says education department

Learners will be moved to other schools and into mobile classrooms

SIU to beef up security after investigators threatened during PPE probe

The Special Investigating Unit found that companies were awarded tenders despite not qualifying for the contracts.

SIU to recoup some of the R13.3bn spent on corrupt PPE contracts

Criminal prosecution and civil litigation of more than R250-million is being sought against those who unduly benefited from Covid-19-related procurement

Inside George Mukhari hospital’s second wave

The Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism and James Oatway visited George Mukhari academic hospital to document the second-wave realities experienced by doctors and nurses

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’

PPE ‘proxy’ contract cancelled

The tender linked to Ramaphosa’s presidency has been cancelled by the special corruption court

Social partners at Nedlac agree to help to turn Eskom around

The government’s partners at Nedlac have signed a social impact agreement to support the power utility, with a particularly focus on assisting it in accessing new capital to reduce its debt

‘Lost’ PPE: Morar a ‘player and ref’

Roshan Morar, the auditor who supplied the KZN education department with sanitisers has also been tasked with investigating the “disappearance” of millions of rands worth of PPE

The quiet front line battle of South Africa’s rural nurses

The focus may have been on urban nurses during the Covid-19 pandemic, but those in rural areas suffer similar fates. However, very little is known about how they have been able to cope

Well-connected accountant coins it

Roshan Morar’s extensive links with government are deep and lucrative: a 300% ballooning tender; the nod for an ambassador’s post from ANC secretary general Ace Magashule; seats on the boards of a multitude of public entities and now a questionable PPE tender

Testing sewage: The Covid canary in our wastewater

Local scientists are using wastewater-based epidemiology to trace the SARS-CoV-2 virus in South Africa’s sewage system, which could act as an early warning system for outbreaks of Covid-19, as well as other diseases

More North West mayors face recall

The ANC is wielding its axe to clear out ineffective councillors and those facing criminal charges

Auditor general points to the state’s flaws enabling Covid-19 graft

AG Kimi Makwetu’s ‘real-time’ audit of contracts and relief schemes indicate ‘a higher risk of fraud and abuse of funds’

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