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Can you get reinfected with Covid-19? SA has ‘4 000 potential reinfections’

Although the new strain 501Y.V2 of the virus has spread 50% more rapidly, current evidence shows that it is not more severe than the one experienced in the first wave

How to explain the Covid-19 ‘weekend effect’

Reported Covid-19 cases and the number of people tested typically fall over the weekend. But this doesn’t mean that the virus is taking a break

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

Homecoming: Quarantine chronicles

Fourteen days of quarantine in a Centurion hotel may be tedious, but for Kate Bartlett, there are plenty of laughs with new friends

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde tests positive for coronavirus

Alan Winde admits he is in a vulnerable group when it comes to contracting the virus, considering he is 55 years old, and a diabetic

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

SA accelerating towards virus peak without capacity, experts warn

Despite efforts to prepare for the worst, it is ‘very unlikely’ that hospitals will be able to cope with the onslaught of Covid-19 cases

Call in the medics: Beds don’t cure people

As positive Covid-19 cases climb rapidly, health facilities will need more doctors and nurses

Eastern Cape university goes all in to assist provincial health-care efforts

A special steering committee seeks to fill urgent gaps in the system in order to fight the coronavirus

Our lockdown was different and coming out of it will feel strange

South Africa’s lockdown is not an ‘elimination lockdown’, nor a ‘flatten the curve lockdown’. Instead, our ‘delay lockdown’ has its own set of implications

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Zulu land body challenges audit outcome

Ingonyama Trust Board chairperson Jerome Ngwenya has challenged the audit process in the face of a series of unfavourable ratings

‘Terrorised’ family shines a light on traditional leadership for vulnerable people

The ambiguity between traditional and constitutional leadership has been exposed by the violent banishment of an Eastern Cape family

Sisulu dissolves housing agency board, again

The HDA is once again under administration, and its acting chief executive gets to stay on

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