Domestic workers among hardest hit by COVID-19 pandemic

Domestic workers in South Africa are among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the country’s economic decline. Data from the Old Mutual Savings and Investment Monitor survey (OMSIM) shows that more South African households have recently chosen to do without a domestic worker to save money. The findings[…]

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Suicide crisis soars in SA

An unknown man sustained fatal wounds after he jumped from a local shopping centre in Claremont, Cape Town on Monday morning. According to local police, the victim was declared deceased by medical personnel on arrival. Subsequently, an inquest has been opened for further investigation. The country has seen an unfortunate[…]

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Matrics anxious ahead of exams

It’s been a tough year, but finally, the Matric class of 2020 begin the final examinations on Thursday. More than a million pupils are expected to sit for the examinations, which kicks off with English Home Language Paper One. The Covid19 pandemic disrupted the education system and Matrics missed out[…]

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Postponing Virtual Hajj

This hajj story is written by Dr Salim Parker, known as the hajj doctor. More stories can be found at Hajj 2020 is over. Some close to me kept themselves busy. My Imam, who was supposed to have set off for his half-century of standing at the time of[…]

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