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Download PDF After a nurse tested positive for COVID-19, Duduza clinic on the East Rand in Gauteng was closed on 3 April. In KwaZulu Natal (KZN), following the death of three patients due to COVID-19, the Trauma Unit at Netcare St. Augustine’s…

On 30 March about 76 economists and 29 other academics and experts in various fields of study published an Open Letter to President Ramaphosa on the COVID-19 crisis (hereafter ‘Open Letter’). The Open Letter (see here) had been in circulation in social…

This article was completed before President Ramaphosa announced the national lock-down on 23 March. The measures he announced, and the direction of these measures, continued his policy of private sector leadership of the fight…

“In the long history of ruling class responses to disasters, pandemics and catastrophes, nothing tells us more about the general approach of these classes than the way they allocate resources to these catastrophes…”

The working class and the struggle against the corona virus The Coronavirus named COVID-19, which today (15 March), has infected at least 160 000 people worldwide and killed thousands has now landed…