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Covid-19: Making Sense of ‘R’ in Explaining the Course of the Epidemic

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R0 is on everyone’s lips these days, and it is a critical measure of the epidemic that guides predictions and policies. Yet how R...
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Alcohol Ban Has Taken South Africa Back to Dark Apartheid Days, Says Shebeen Owner

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With the sale of alcohol banned for over seven weeks, the illegal booze trade has mushroomed and prices rocketed. People who used to frequent...
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The Devastating Effects of COVID-19 on Wildlife Conservation

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In Africa, the wildlife conservation industry has dealt with many a challenge, from political, economic, social, impacts of urbanization and even disease outbreaks. However,...
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Alarm Over Proposed Changes to Meat Safety Act in South Africa

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While there is general scientific consensus that the novel coronavirus is of zoonotic origin and various groupings are advising that wildlife markets must be...

Auditor-General Should Oversee Billions in Covid-19 Solidarity Fund

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The Covid-19 global pandemic has unprecedented health and socio-economic consequences for millions of people across the world. Each country affected has introduced numerous measures,...

Archaeology Shows How Ancient African Societies Managed Pandemics

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Every so often, a pandemic emerges that dramatically alters human society. The Black Death (1347 - 1351) was one; the Spanish flu of 1918...
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Judge Reprimands Ministers of Police and Defence for ‘Lockdown Brutality’ in South Africa

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Court orders suspension of police and military involved in the torture and death of Collins Khosa. By Tania Broughton, GroundUp.   The Pretoria High Court has...
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Meet the 10 Types of ‘Lockdown’ South Africans. Which One Are You?

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It's day eleven seventy thousand, and the lockdown categories have changed. So a re-write is about as overdue as a presidential address, and your...
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Worried SA Shopper: “If We Continue Like This, The Virus is Going to Kill...

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“If we continue like this the virus is going to kill us.” Shopper Zimasa Nkuhlu is worried that other customers at the Nyanga Junction...
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Giant Turbine Farm Set to Harvest West Coast Wind

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Appeals against plans for a huge new wind farm on the West Coast have been dismissed by environment minister Barbara Creecy, paving the way...
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