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ENOUGH IS STILL NOT ENOUGH WHEN IT COMES TO FIGHTING FOR GENDER EQUALITY

The tangible changes needed in society to achieve gender equality have been staggered and delayed, and now it cannot wait any longer. This is a continent-wide call, and an anguished demand, for more to be done because there is always more to do. By Nontando Mthethwa As a woman who is pursuing a career in […]

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HEALTH EXPERTS SLAM CALLS FOR REINTRODUCTION OF HARD LOCKDOWN RULES IN GAUTENG

By Roland Mpofu Health experts have slammed the call made by the embattled Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku to reintroduce hard lockdown regulations, especially targeting Gauteng, saying that it lacked “science” and has caused economic hardships to the ordinary citizens. Masuku said the call was an attempt to curb soaring Covid-19 numbers. He said lockdown […]

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ANTIBODY TESTING WILL HELP INFORM THE FUTURE OF COVID-19 FIGHT

Experts say the antibody testing drive announced by Ramaphosa will allow us to make decisions about the social measures needed to fight the virus, while providing more information about how many people have already been infected and recovered. Emergency paramedics wearing a full COVID-19 coronavirus personal protective equipment (PPE) transfer an empty gurney to an […]

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AFRICA DAY: A FRANK DIAGNOSIS OF THE STATE OF THE CONTINENT

Positions of power have the potential to make or break those who hold them. It is often disheartening to see young people, whose aspiration of a better tomorrow is placed upon, assume positions of different rankings only to feed their own self-interests. Complacency, self-fulfilment and ego, are not exclusive to the youth but have been […]

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DR CHOONARA IS OPTIMISTIC CONCERNING GOVERNMENT’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19

PARKWOOD – Dr Choonara says she is concerned regarding the preparedness of public healthcare facilities. Independent public health practitioner and African Union Youth Advisory Council member Dr Shakira Choonara is optimistic regarding the South African government’s approach to addressing the Covid-19 pandemic. The Parkwood resident said, “For the first time since our democracy, we have seen the […]

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SHAKIRA CHOONARA: REFLECTING ON THE GIFT OF FREEDOM DURING LOCKDOWN

April 27 marked national Freedom Day when, in 1994, South Africans cast their votes – black people for the first time – to apply their democratic right. In the true spirit of triumph over apartheid’s oppressive regime, it must have been a time when celebrating out on the streets was nothing out of the ordinary. […]

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ODD DROP IN HOW COVID-19 NUMBERS GROW

NEWS ANALYSIS Speaking to the media on Wednesday night, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize  said, “We will only fight coronavirus with facts and evidence-based strategies, not fake news.” In a country still reeling from previous attempts at public health policies that ignored any scientific rationale, it is a refreshing change to our public health interventions. It […]

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