UZKN secures Covid-19 rapid-testing tool from Gift of the Givers

Durban – The College of Health Sciences at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) can now give a Covid-19 test result in just six hours, thanks to a new instrument called the Ilex Genechecker. The “ultra-fast PCR” [polymerase chain reaction], valued at almost R175,000, was donated by Gift of the Givers following a request made by… Continue reading UZKN secures Covid-19 rapid-testing tool from Gift of the Givers

SA photographer Shiraaz Mohamed ‘escaped’ from captivity in Syria: Gift of the Givers

SA photographer Shiraaz Mohamed, who was kidnapped in Syria almost three years ago, is free. This is according to aid organisation Gift of the Givers, which said it had received the news from unknown sources on Saturday. “The details are sketchy but we were told that Shiraaz ‘escaped’ from captivity and at some point was… Continue reading SA photographer Shiraaz Mohamed ‘escaped’ from captivity in Syria: Gift of the Givers