The Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH), Rebosis Property Fund, and Faithcare Medicals have open yet another mall-based COVID19 testing station, the Bloed Mall Testing Station in Pretoria CBD on Tuesday, 11 August 2020. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the GDoH has established relationships with various companies that have contributed towards the effort of flattening the curve. Rebosis property company owns various shopping malls in Gauteng. The partnership provides intervention and management of COVID-19 by contributing to an increase in the testing being done. The testing at shopping malls gives shoppers and members of the community around the shopping center, access to testing facilities free of charge.
Sheppard Dlamini was one of the men involved in the study, his story speaks to the overlaps between hunger, violence and poverty across South Africa today.