Writing

My writing has appeared in outlets such as Al Jazeera, VICE, Devex, The London Evening Standard, the Guardian and El Pais.

Past Work

  • Why Africa has already become a proxy war in the US assault on reproductive rights

    Whether the US overturns the federal right to abortion or not, the writing may be on the wall for the future of US foreign policy Laura López González, for The Continent magazine The US Supreme Court looks poised to overturn the Constitutional right to abortion in the country. If it does, it will be the […]

  • Watch: How do I register for a Covid-19 vaccine in South Africa?

    Anyone 60 years or older this year can now register to get a Covid-19 vaccine in South Africa. Here’s how. The South African health department is asking those 60 years or older and who wish to receive a Covid-19 vaccine to register via its online portal. Everyone who wishes to get a Covid-19 vaccine regardless […]

  • How effective is the Novavax vaccine against the COVID-19 variant in South Africa?

    How effective is the Novavax vaccine against the COVID-19 variant in South Africa?

    What you need to know about the numbers behind one of the latest COVID-19 vaccines HIV-negative South Africans who received two-shots of the Novavax vaccine were about 60% less likely to develop mild to severe COVID-19, University of the Witswatersrand researchers announced late Thursday. But early study results show that jab offered less protection to […]

  • South African healthcare workers will have to wait until March to hear if they can get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

    South African healthcare workers will have to wait until March to hear if they can get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine

    Pfizer says it can’t supply South African healthcare workers with its COVID-19 vaccine until it fulfils existing commitments to wealthier countries who pre-ordered vaccines. South Africa could see some stocks of COVID-19 vaccines as soon as April through GAVI’s Covax initiative, South Africa’s National Health Department Deputy Director-General Anban Pillay told eNCA. Pillay says the […]

  • How to use the HIV prevention pill

    How to use the HIV prevention pill

    Antiretrovirals (ARVs) don’t just treat HIV, the medication can also prevent people from contracting the virus. Today, a two-in-one combination pill of the ARVs tenofovir and emtricitabine has been shown to reduce the risk of becoming infected with HIV by about 99% if taken correctly. The tablet is often sold under the brand name Truvada […]