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437 new cases

South Africa confirmed 437 new Covid-19 cases last night, making a total of 7,220. There have been 138 deaths and 2,746 patients have recovered. Worldwide...

Mystery child illness

A mystery illness affecting children with Covid-19 has appeared in Europe and the US.

Economic Fitness Front

The EFF has a new rallying cry. The party is calling for lockdown regulations to allow selling of gym equipment.

Counting Cory

South Africa had 6,783 Covid-19 cases by Sunday night, with 131 deaths and 2,549 recoveries.  245,747 have been tested—that’s over 10,000 a day in the...

Testing testing – with pawpaw

Tanzania has tested imported coronavirus test kits using pawpaw and goats – and alleged they could be giving false readings. President John Magufuli says he...

Lockdown challenges

After six weeks of lockdown, frustrated South Africans are challenging lockdown conditions. In their neighbourhoods. In the press. And in court. A group claiming to represent...

Ghana cases jump after lockdown lifted

Ghana was the first African country to ease its lockdown. But there has been a big increase in cases of Covid-19 since then.

Level 4: more permits, no perms

Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma talked the nation through level 4 on Wednesday night. @DondaMashobane noted: “When #NkosazanaDlaminiZuma speaks in isizulu she comes alive and is a...

Volunteers for virus

More than 2 000 Americans have volunteered to be deliberately infected with the coronavirus. They volunteered to join vaccine trials for a potential cure –...

Struggle hero Goldberg dies

Rivonia trialist and anti-apartheid campaigner Denis Goldberg died on Wednesday. 87-year-old Goldberg was a member of the SACP and Umkhonto we Sizwe.  Goldberg was sentenced to...

From the heart

SuperSport centre back Bongani Khumalo is donating his whole salary this month for food parcels. Khumalo played for Wits, Tottenham Hotspurs, Doncaster Rovers and Bafana...

Half the world’s jobs at risk

New research on how the coronavirus is killing economic activity shows that half the world’s jobs are now at “immediate risk”. Income for informal workers has collapsed – by 81% in Africa.

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