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OPINION: Brave health practitioners deserve our honour for their sacrifices to curb the Covid-19

2020-04-05 10:00

In the coming weeks and months, thousands if not millions of healthcare workers will find themselves under more pressure, as they are called upon to help us navigate issues of healthcare access as the virus bites, writes Anna Mokgokong.

OPINION: Extrusion - one of the solutions for the looming humanitarian food crisis during Covid-19

2020-04-05 06:00 421 views

We are already experiencing a humanitarian food crisis due to Covid-19. It is therefore important that private-public partnerships be established to feed the people of South Africa and Africa, writes LJ Grobler and Theo Venter.

OPINION: A time to rise like lions in the battle against Covid-19

2020-04-04 11:00 349 views

South Africa stands on the brink of a possible explosion of Covid infections. This is the time for us to put all our differences aside and focus on defeating the pandemic, writes Tinyiko Maluleke.

Advocacy: New privacy rules for Covid-19 tracking a step in the right direction, but …

2020-04-04 06:00 752 views

The new rules are no doubt an improvement, and credit is due to those officials who saw the need for tighter regulations and made it happen. But proper implementation is vital, writes writes Murray Hunter and Cherese Thakur.

John Steenhuisen: The Bill of Rights is under assault while Thandi Modise drags her feet

2020-04-03 15:05 1991 views

Timidity, complacency and reticence in a time of crisis are enemies that, left unchecked, will ravage us far deeper and longer than even the virus itself, writes John Steenhuisen.

OPINION: Fear and policing in the time of Covid-19

2020-04-03 13:38 711 views

A major area of concern is that the oversight bodies that were created in the 1990s in an effort to protect South Africans from abuses by the security forces are overwhelmed, understaffed or are not operating due to the lockdown, writes Guy Lamb.

OPINION | South Africa vulnerable to those looking to use Covid-19 to spread hate and fear

2020-04-03 14:30 460 views

In these days of doubt and anxiety, it is important not to let fear fuel our distrust of outsiders. And we must be careful of those peddling distrust of foreigners for their own selfish ends, writes Steven Gordon.

Mbhazima Shilowa: In the most unusual of times, Treasury's business as usual approach baffles

2020-04-02 06:00 2648 views

We are headed for a recession for a longer period unless we take drastic measures to, on the one hand, deal with the pandemic, while, on the other, trying to prevent the economy from collapse, writes Mbhazima Shilowa.


OPINION | Covid-19 - A rejoinder: the case for a tailored approach

2020-04-03 12:41 127 views

The nationwide lockdown does a lot of good in its effort to help flatten the curve, and preventing further stress of an already stressed healthcare system, but it does have unintended consequences, writes Hloni Bookholane.

António Guterres: All hands on deck to fight a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic

2020-04-02 20:18 175 views

Ending the pandemic everywhere is both a moral imperative and a matter of enlightened self-interest. At this unusual moment, we cannot resort to the usual tools, writes António Guterres.

OPINION: Four reasons to be hopeful about South Africa’s coronavirus testing plan

2020-04-02 10:10 8265 views

In a grim news cycle, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize’s announcement yesterday that the country is evaluating rapid tests for the new coronavirus is something to celebrate, writes writes Mosa Moshabela and Richard Lessells.

OPINION | Beijing to Rome: South Africans share their lockdown experiences far from home

2020-04-02 12:52 368 views

From Beijing to Rome to South Korea, Wesley Seale, Casper Strydom, Inge Odendaal and Judy Philander, give us an insight into their lives in lockdown in a foreign country.

Sello Hatang: May we rise to the challenge

2020-04-01 10:44 167 views

We see the things which remind us that our society carries deep pain, damage and dysfunction which manifests destructively at times like these, writes Sello Hatang.

OPINION | Unicef: Covid-19 - children once again find themselves on the frontline

2020-04-01 13:56 455 views

Covid-19 has killed more than 40 000 people worldwide, though just a handful of these are thought to be children. Why is it then that children are suddenly suffering? And what can parents and governments do to help? James Elder explains.

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