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No, South Africa’s alcohol ban wasn’t the only thing that helped lower hospital trauma admissions recently, but it did play a substantial role. COMMENT South Africa’s ban on alcohol sales may be over, but the controversy around it is not. It’s time t...
Prof Salome Maswime, a beneficiary of  the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)’s Mid-Career Scientist Grant administered by the Division of Research Capacity Development (RCD) has been selected by the World Economic Forum (WEF) to be in it...
On 9 March 2020, Minister of Basic Education Dr Angie Motshekga stated in a media briefing that schools should not make their own decisions in response to concerns about learners or staff with possible coronavirus, or schools closures. She noted that...
Based on a utilitarian approach, there would appear to be little merit in government investing heavily on expanding ICU capacity. Indeed, given the looming shortage of public-sector hospital beds during the pandemic’s surge, a utilitarian ethic sugge...

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