She was a vocalist who sang in every style – from Carmen to UShaka – with equal mastery, popularising classical forms and epitomising ‘the new South Africa’.
Many health professionals are battling to cope emotionally with the surge in Covid-19 cases.
Covid-19 vaccines are coming to South Africa. Here are questions and answers about the vaccine.
The African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team recently secured a provisional 270 million vaccine doses for African countries.
If South Africa is serious about being able to supply anti-pandemic vaccines in future, it needs to rethink the scale of financial, technical and strategic investment into vaccine production.
Between 3 May 2020 and 16 January 2021, the number of excess deaths in South Africa was more than 106,000. These excess deaths are, either directly or indirectly, due to the Covid-19 epidemic.
According to the SA Medical Research Council, nearly 85,000 people over 60 have probably died from Covid-19 infections since last May.
Jackson Mthembu’s death drives home the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country.
The revered trombonist, composer and cultural activist never wished to be ‘the state composer’ but remained political until the end, in service of the people.