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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are trying to avoid loss of life during this difficult period and it is imperative that the security cluster join the nation in that goal, writes Mmusi Maimane.
Current generations of South Africans are inheritors of a proud national history whose many inspiring moments should be our guiding stars in these dark times, writes Xola Pakati.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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