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Five-year ban for fake Covid certificates as SA borders reopen

Twenty land borders have reopened after a month’s closure prompted by congestions that raised concerns about the spread of the virus.

State pushes ahead with its toxic zone

The controversial Musina-Makhando initiative will pollute air and water, push climate change and produce dangerous quantities of hazardous waste

Why jewellers need to vet their global supply chains

Consumers must know whether the gold and diamonds they treasure have been tainted by human rights abuses

The vaccines arrive on Monday: Who will protect them and who will get them first?

The first batch of vaccines is almost here, but a top government adviser says achieving herd immunity by the end of the year is ‘unrealistic’

Freedom of expression is a crucial factor in managing the Covid-19 pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative effect on journalists’ health, working conditions and freedom to report. Now more than ever, media freedom needs to be upheld

Covid claims Zimbabwe’s foreign minister amid surge in cases

Sibusiso Moyo, the third Zimbabwean minister to die from the virus, was a potential successor to the president

Covid-19 on the rise in Zimbabwe

The South African variant of the virus is ‘clinically present’, while a lockdown tries to limit new infections

Life and death at the Beitbridge border post

The seemingly endless queue at the Zimbabwe border post is not unusual, but Covid testing, a curfew and the Christmas rush stretched it for days. But no matter the obstacles, the trade to a country in economic crisis goes on regardless

Editorial: 2021 — No choice but be strong

Pharmaceutical companies are yet to register their vaccines with the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority, boding ill for its delivery to the public

Meeting DOOM, the man behind the mask

Hip-hop artist DOOM passed away in October, but the world found out only last week. Mpho Moshe Matheolane met the man himself in 2013

Virtual reality a relief this year

Viewing January 8 off the screen instead of from the middle of a stadium should be the way of the future

Carlos on crossing Hatebridge

As the humanitarian crisis unfolds at the Beitbridge border post, Hatebridge opens for business on Twitter

Angry workers denounce Mpumalanga coal haulier

Current and former workers at SG Coal, a large company that has a monopoly on coal hauling in the province, have accused it of unbearable working conditions and unfair treatment

Pandemic of human rights abuses haunts governments in East and Southern Africa

In a year defined by Covid-19, human rights violations, including massacres of civilians and crackdowns on opposition parties, have plagued these regions

The global HIV response needs to get back on track

After missing the global HIV/Aids targets, new benchmarks that put people at the centre, especially those most at risk, need to be set

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