The launch of Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial is a crucial step in evaluating efficacy in different settings, Shabir Madhi, the professor ... of vaccinology who is leading the trial at the University of the Witwatersrand, tells The Africa Report.
In the fourth part of our series on the impact of COVID-19 on South Africa, we look at its tourism and hospitality sectors. They have lost an ... estimated R68bn in revenue amid the coronavirus outbreak, which has necessitated national lockdowns and enforced restrictions on global travel.
In the second part of our series on the impact of COVID-19 on South Africa, we focus on its banking industry. South Africa’s banks are strong ... enough to withstand the pressures of COVID-19 – but the pandemic has shown the limits of their model of geographical diversification.
Johannesburg scares the shit out of me. Here, even my Chicago core feels intimidated, not quite up to the challenge in this city where safety ... is the first priority. Forever on guard. Driving down a major thoroughfare you grow tense when you see a road-sign warning about a high-crime hot-spot. Hope to make it through without getting jacked or smash-and-grabbed.
With the second largest economy in Africa, how has South Africa been coping with the economic fallout from the pandemic? In our first part of ... a series on the impact of COVID-19 on the country, we look into how buying the rand has become a punt on the chances of a second wave of the coronavirus as the importance of the South African economy recedes.
The Constitutional Court has allowed for independent candidates to contest elections; South African's electoral playing field may now bring apathetic ... voters back into the democratic process -- but it could also lead to divisive campaigns based on personality.