Covid-19 and lockdowns forever changed the way the world will do business, and accelerated the move of many companies towards conducting their business online, remotely and by incorporating new systems and processes into their operations.

Covid-19 infections in South Africa are still steadily rising and its citizens are advised to keep adhering to prevention protocols, such as wearing a face mask in public spaces, washing of hands regularly and social distancing, to mitigate the spread of the virus and avoid another hard lockdown. 

Lehae teenagers, in the south of Johannesburg say that food insecurity is negatively affecting their education. 

Only 10 South African universities aim to complete the academic year before the end of the 2020 calendar year, while 16 universities are expected to complete the 2020 academic year between January and March 2021, due to delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

The department of Home Affairs has updated the services that are available under lockdown level 2. This is after some services were put on hold during level 5, 4 and 3. 

An office is a term that can be defined as an area where an organization allows their employees to perform business-related tasks. The main purpose of working in an office setting is to provide a focussed environment that helps employees fulfill their duties effectively. An office has all the necessary tools and resources needed to get the job done. 


South Africa is officially in lockdown level 2, but there is still fear of a bigger outbreak in infections. Although there is fear, the good thing about easing lockdown restrictions is that many businesses have been able to reopen.

It seems not even Corona can stop a good party. The matric class of 2020 has a tough exam season ahead of them and the Plett Rage team is hoping to come to the rescue by offering "the best celebration possible".

It's expected that Western Cape will hit it's peak in the Covid-19 pandemic in early July. The province is now preparing after seeing a massive increase in cases over the past month. 

Many of us are so focussed on what having Covid-19 looks like and how to guard against it, however, what long-term effects does Covid-19 have? What does post-recovery look like?

Wits has started the first vaccine trial for Covid-19 in South Africa. Wits University is collaborating with the University of Oxford and the Oxford Jenner Institute on the vaccine trial.

Last week, we saw Eastern Cape overtake Gauteng in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases. There are concerns that what has and is happening in the Western Cape is now going to happen in the Eastern Cape. 

Cyril Ramaphosa engaged in a meeting with the leader of opposition parties and is under massive pressure to open the economy back up as well as go to lower levels of lockdown. 

Along with the daily Covid-19 statistics for the country Health Minister Zweli Mkhize releases, he also announced that the first baby has died from Covid-19 in South Africa. 

South Africa's Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, has addressed South African citizens' growing concerns about major increases in infection rates and has also commented on lockdown and whether it has done it's job. He encourages South Africans to make moves in adjusting to the 'new normal'. 

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) has launched an app to help students and staff screen for Covid-19. Students, staff and joint appointees working at the Doctor George Mukhari Academic Hospital will have access to this app. 

The World Health Organisaton's (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom, has set out six criteria for countries to look at should they consider easing their lockdown periods. 

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation tonight to give an update on Covid-19 in South Africa and any further measures to be put in place. He also spoke on how this pandemic has had a massive impact on the job sector as well as healthcare in South Africa.

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on South Africa’s ongoing measures to manage the spread of the coronavirus through the implementation of a risk adjusted strategy.

Final year medical students are starting to return to campuses this week to continue their clinical training which would require them to work in hospitals. However, this has not been sitting well with students as they express their many concerns and worries this return has brought them.  


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