Battles won - and lost - against Aids hold valuable lessons for managing Covid-19

World AidsDay this year finds us still deep amid another pandemic - Covid-19...

By Linda-Gail Bekker 2 days ago

Packaging during Covid-19 and beyond

As a $900bn-a year industry worldwide, what does the world of packaging look like now?

By Raymond Dube 3 days ago

The true impact of lockdowns on the world's economies

In times of crisis, the economy is usually the first port of call for disaster-and the impact is generally felt for many years after...

By Lucy Desai 3 days ago

There may be a Covid-19 vaccine, but what about Africa?

The recent announcements by global pharmaceutical companies that their Covid-19 vaccines have shown over 90% effectiveness is undoubtedly triumphant news...

By Zuneid Yousuf 3 days ago

Vaccinating tens of millions of people will be very difficult

Three vaccine breakthroughs have sparked hope that the end of the Covid-19 pandemic is close. But vaccinating tens of millions of South Africans is going to be difficult...

By James Stent & Nathan Geffen 27 Nov 2020

Informal traders must be included in policy decisions, says alliance

The South African Informal Traders Alliance has highlighted its acute unhappiness about being excluded from critical policy decisions, laws and planning...

27 Nov 2020

Alcohol industry sponsors R30m worth of medical supplies in Eastern Cape

The South African alcohol industry has stepped up its efforts to assist in curbing the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in recently identified hot spots in the Eastern Cape province...

26 Nov 2020

Is Covid-19 a bacteria or a virus? Affinity Health explains the differences

Covid-19 cannot be treated with antibiotics. That's because the coronavirus disease is caused by a virus, not by bacteria. Affinity Health explains more about viruses versus bacteria...

Issued by Affinity Health 26 Nov 2020

Prioritising wellness to retain young healthcare professionals

Doctors and healthcare workers in South Africa have been caught in the eye of the Covid-19 storm: we have actively fought as the frontline of defence to curb the spread of the virus, as well as continued to provide the best possible care we could to our patients...

26 Nov 2020

68% of SA consumers shopping more online since start of pandemic

As the global Covid-19 pandemic continues to spur e-commerce, a Mastercard study has revealed the rapid growth of online shopping, with 68% of South African consumers shopping more online...

26 Nov 2020

Tackling the last mile of the Covid-19 vaccine journey

Restarting the global economy for billions of people will depend on successfully overcoming logistical challenges in the 'last mile' of a Covid-19 vaccine's journey to immunisation stations, according to a new report...

26 Nov 2020

South African researchers are looking at medicinal plants for possible Covid-19 treatments

South Africa has a long tradition of using plants for medicinal purposes. Some of these, such as Aloe ferox, Sutherlandia frutescens and Kiggelaria africana, have been studied as sources of useful compounds. But most still need to be scientifically validated as treatments for particular diseases....

By Depika Dwarka 25 Nov 2020

Why the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is now a global game changer

In the long dark tunnel that has been 2020, November stands out as the month that light appeared. Some might see it as a bright light, others as a faint light - but it is unmistakably a light...

By Michael Head 24 Nov 2020

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