The WRC study also states that “over 45% of the Gauteng population is living asymptomatic with the virus, as traces have shown from what has been picked up [in wastewater] by the sampling tests thus far”…

“On the week of the 3 August 2020, residents of Vanderbjlpark (south of Gauteng) and Boipatong took to the streets of Friekie Meyer Boulevard. The boulevard is the main entrance inside Vanderbjlpark coming from Boipatong. Sloppiness in waste management is…”

“The Community Workers Union of South Africa (CWUSA) spoke against labour disputes and unlawful dismissals during Covid-19 pandemic. The #JoziToStellebosch movement which saw students from the universities around Gauteng walk from Johannesburg all the way to Stellenbosch, Western Cape, raising…”

“The rest of patients were also told that they will only get their medicine without their routine check-up. Karibu! insisted to speak to one of the health care workers and was told to go to the Area Management office in Vanderbjlpark…”

“It took the Waterdal community a short time to realise that it is only through solidarity that they can get through the difficult times as the challenges are getting worse, as the lockdown deepens, “Waterdal is an old community which…”

‘Mrs Jibber indicated that ‘”some of the 30 schools that were affected includes, Tshhemedi Primary School, Vaal High School, Pitseng Primary School, Qhoweng Primary School and Sebokeng Technical School, amongst many others,” said Mrs. Jubber. Although the academic year…”

“while I have not yet seen the results of the COVID-19 test, I asked my facility manager if other staff members had seen theirs. She did not respond on the COVID-19 test results but said all staff members returned to…”

“The Eskom Sub-station in NW7 Vanderbjlpark, situated not far from Bophelong and supplying the electricity to the Western part of Vanderbjlpark and the entire Bophelong, had imploded in early March this year. Residents were not happy that only…”

“The MEC Mamabolo went to some ofthe taxi ranks of Emfuleni with the roll out of sanitisation of all taxis and the ranks; issuing hand gloves and masks.
Karibu! spoke to one taxi driver, Mr. Makhetha, who drives on one of the crucial routes from Sasolburg to Sebokeng…”

On 26 March, Khanya College delivered awareness flyers and bleach for sanitising at various health facilities. We drove to different Gauteng clinics starting in the Vaal and moving towards Johannesburg north. We met with many militant and ready Community Healthcare Workers (CHWs), though in need of many relevant resources in these difficult times of this …

By Mduduzi Tshabalala2 April 2020 There are a lot of things that are missing from what our failing government has done, and also loopholes in what they have said. Looking at how the situation is unravelling here in the Vaal, the number of infected people may not seem very high, according to what is reported …