Over eighty residents and staff of the Greek Old Age Home in Orange Grove are awaiting the results of their tests after the facility recorded its first case of Covid-19 last week. Due to the backlog of tests being processed nationally, results could take up to 11 days, writes Jamaine Krige.
Hopes are high as the country undertakes its first vaccine trial for Covid-19 – but if successful, the general public will have to wait until at least until late 2021 to access it. By Helen Grange.
From ransomware attacks on hospitals to the deliberate spread of fake news on social media, South Africa has seen an increase in digital crimes during the lockdown period, writes Jamaine Krige.
Food is fuel, but this concept is relatively new to me. I wasn’t always conscious of what I ate and I would often wolf down food because I was either hungry, bored, or emotional. That was me in 2017, writes Reesha Chibba.
While South Africa prepares for advanced level 3 lockdown, medical and residential facilities for the elderly need to remain as strict as ever. Covid-19 has proven fatal for the elderly, which means their care workers have to be extra cautious to not cause an infection. Many have left their homes to move into their places of work.
By Jamaine Krige.
After tweeting to the presidency about her numerous gender-based violence (GBV) experiences, Sihle Bolani has only been met with a deafening silence despite a resounding response from South Africa. She asks why there hasn’t been decisive action to tackle GBV with the same gusto as the Covid-19 pandemic. By: Sihle Bolani.
I am driven to the darkest place of despair inside my head, every women killed is a knife to my heart and a scar on my already tattered soul, writes Vanessa Tedder. She encourages everyone to speak up when they see or suspect abuse taking place