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  • South Africa:
    Fear of Covid-19 Has Caused Major Disruption to Healthcare, New Data Shows

    spotlight, 20 July 2020

    New data points to fears of contracting COVID-19 at congested health facilities as the primary reason for people not seeking needed care and defaulting on their chronic medication,… Read more »

  • Africa:
    South Africa’s Covid-19 Figures May be Warning for Rest of Continent – WHO

    DW, 20 July 2020

    The WHO said South Africa’s outbreak, which accounts for 61% of the continent’s pandemic burden, could be a “precursor” for the region. Kenya, Zambia and Namibia are already seeing… Read more »

  • South Africa:
    SA Reports 9 300 New COVID-19 Cases

    SAnews.gov.za, 21 July 2020

    South Africa recorded 9 300 new COVID-19 infections on Monday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases, since the outbreak in the country, to 373 628. Read more »

  • South Africa:
    Counting COVID-19’s Cost On Other Health Issues

    New Frame, 15 July 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has negatively affected access to women’s healthcare in particular, as well as medical care for those with chronic illnesses. Read more »

  • South Africa:
    SA Reaps What It Has Sown As COVID-19 Rages

    New Frame, 17 July 2020

    Among the growing list of coronavirus symptoms is social inertia. We simply cannot afford it as thousands fall ill by the day and jobs are slashed. Read more »

  • South Africa:
    Taxis Operating At Full Capacity

    GroundUp, 30 June 2020

    Taxis in Durban defied lockdown regulations on Monday by loading to full capacity. Photo: Nokulunga Majola. Read more »

  • South Africa:
    Counting COVID-19’s Economic Cost

    New Frame, 15 July 2020

    The first estimates of how the coronavirus has impacted livelihoods have arrived and the data is harrowing, showing women and lower-income black earners are disproportionately… Read more »

  • South Africa:
    ‘We Say It is Better to Skip a Grade Than Dig a Grave’

    GroundUp, 20 July 2020

    A forum of school governing bodies issued letters to Port Elizabeth parents for the immediate closure of primary schools. Read more »

  • South Africa:
    Energy Minister Mantashe Admitted to Hospital for Covid-19

    Govt of SA, 20 July 2020

    About a week ago, the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Mr Gwede Mantashe (MP) and his wife, Mrs Nolwandle Mantashe tested positive for Covid-19, which necessitated them to… Read more »

  • South Africa:
    Thousands of Gauteng Teachers Not Back At School

    SAnews.gov.za, 20 July 2020

    The Gauteng Education Department is looking to employ “young and dynamic” teachers after thousands of educators in the province have applied to either work from home or exit the… Read more »

  • South Africa:
    Eastern Cape Doctor Describes Life-and-Death Covid-19 Decisions

    GroundUp, 21 July 2020

    Dr David Stead, Infectious Diseases specialist and Head of Medicine at Cecilia Makiwane and Frere Hospitals in East London. Photo: Johnnie Isaac Read more »

  • South Africa:
    KZN Expected to Be the Next Epicentre, Mkhize Cautions

    SAnews.gov.za, 20 July 2020

    While the number of new COVID-19 cases is stabilising in the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal is expected to join Gauteng as the country’s epicentre, Health… Read more »