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The burdens of HIV, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and tuberculosis (TB) have been a feature of the South African health landscape for decades. With the advent of the Covid-19 public health crisis that has taken up space, resources and attention, the country runs the genuine risk of losing the gains made in tackling these three...
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Africa is expected to start to recover in 2021 from the economic damage wreaked by the Covid-19 pandemic, which led to the continent’s worst economic recession in half a century. This is one of the key findings of the African Development Bank Group’s African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2021 report released on 12 March 2021.  The...
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Since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic a year ago, the Southern African Development Community (SADC), comprising 16 countries in the sub-region, has taken a reasonably active role in providing information and guidance to states on preventing the rapid spread of the deadly virus.  However, the regional bloc has been...
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As South Africa continues to grapple with the second wave of Covid-19 infections, funeral service and funeral insurance provider AVBOB has extended its supply of free personal protective equipment (PPE)* used by their undertakers and frontline staff conducting funerals up until 31 March 2021. This pandemic continues to make inroads into the lives and livelihoods...
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It’s a year since the first case of Covid-19 was announced in South Africa on 5 March 5 2020  ̶  not long after SARS-COV-2 was identified in Wuhan, China and started on its global journey of destruction.  To date (3 March 2021), 1 513 393 positive Covid-19 cases have been identified in the country, with...
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COMMENT The Covid-19 pandemic put unprecedented stress on students across the country. Campuses that had been hubs of learning for decades were empty. Universities had to find ways to continue while not leaving anyone behind. With thousands of students of diverse backgrounds and means at each institution, this was no easy feat. Administration, staff and...
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British American Tobacco Plc, the world’s second biggest cigarette company, on Wednesday reported a decline of 0.4% in revenue and a 4.5% decline in overall cigarette volumes in its provisional results for 2020. The London-based group said this was offset by strong growth of 14.9% in its new products categories, with three million new consumers...
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COMMENT It is a fable that silver bullets kill vampires. The creatures they kill are actually werewolves. With the latest news about vaccines and variants, you would be excused for thinking this is a crazy out-of-control mess — and you would not be far wrong. But, we need to pull back from quick conclusions and...
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The department of public enterprises briefed parliament on Wednesday about the effects Covid-19 had on state-owned enterprises (SOEs) during 2020.  Acting public enterprises director general Kgathatso Tlhakudi briefly touched on issues related to the pandemic, as he briefed MPs on SOEs’ performance.   The department has set aside a budget of R1-million to implement Covid-19 protocols,...
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COMMENT As we experience the second wave of Covid-19 in Southern Africa, the pandemic’s long-lasting effects on human rights will continue to be dire. This is particularly the case for the right to freedom of expression and the media sector. In December 2020, the Advancing Rights in Southern Africa (Arisa) program, a consortium of human...
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