NEHAWU in the Eastern Cape says it will use a 21st of August strike by health workers to force the department to hire more staff.
Civil society, community-based organisations, trade unions and activists protested in major cities and towns around the country to demand better living and working conditions.
Community careworkers in the Eastern Cape marched to the provincial Department of Health demanding direct and permanent employment.
Healthcare workers at Cecilia Makiwane Hospital in Mdantsane had to stage a silent protest for the hospital management to agree to decontaminate the hospital.
A covid-19 cluster outbreak in a school in Mount Frere causes panic in the Eastern Cape and teachers union calls for schools to be shut down in the province.
The coronavirus has exposed the ailing public health system and the inequalities between private and public healthcare.
The measures taken by government to slow the spread of COVID-19 have unmasked the face of racialised and gendered inequalities hiding in the folds of democracy.
Just in one week of schooling, the Eastern Cape Department of Education (ECDoE) has confirmed that 20 people have tested positive for covid-19.